Who Do You Trust for News?

I need your help. I need to know who you trust for real, honest, independent news?

I am so sick of the CORPORATE MEDIA that I’m about ready to puke.

 

The Problem:

The US Media has been completely compromised. Fifty years ago there were dozens of small independent media companies. Today the U.S. media landscape is dominated by only SIX massive corporations that, through a history of mergers and acquisitions, have concentrated their control over what we see, hear and read. In many cases, these giant companies are vertically integrated, controlling everything from initial production to final distribution.

These companies use shifty ethics and loopholes to create mega corporations.

“Broadcasters are doing end runs around our media ownership limits by way of so-called shared services agreements — a fancy term for covert consolidation that lets one company control another without actually formally owning it
– Michael Copps, Federal Communications Commissioner

 

The result of the problem:

We can no longer trust the information we receive.

CNN uses the tag, “The Most Trusted Name in News” and Fox News uses the tag, “Fair and Balanced”. How can we trust the information they give us when they are owned and manipulated by special interests, just like our politicians?

Before cable news existed, networks aired informational shows that were in the best interest of the public. But today cable news channels are driven by ratings and profits. They are competing for sensationalized news and are not concerned about accuracy or reliability.

We all know that mega corporations are controlled by the 1%. In their rush to maximize profits, their lobbyists have trampled the broadcaster’s social contract to serve the needs of our communities when using our PUBLIC airwaves.

“The reality TV show called the “Republican presidential primary” has reached a new low with the revelation that television business brand Donald Trump will moderate a debate between the candidates. The raft of ethical conflicts that surround this move is itself a perfect illustration of the threat posed to American democracy by the continued blending of news, politics and entertainment.”
– Victor Epstein

 

The real problem with the problem:

The real problem is that consolidation of information is consolidation of POWER over you and me.

That means that if they don’t want you to hear about a massive grass roots movement like Occupy Wall Street, then they just won’t report on it. Or worse yet, they manipulate and misrepresent news and events. They can, AND HAVE, used their control to vilify groups like OWS. First they tried to bury the story, and now they are depicting OWS as a bunch of jobless losers who don’t know what they want.

In a nut shell, they can spin your whole world through the domination of information. And their goal is simple – to dumb down the American people and keep them in line. A recent study actually showed that people who watch Fox News know less about current events that people who watch NO NEWS AT ALL!

 

Important questions:

We can’t control these mega corporations, but remember that they are after ratings and profits. We can control where we go to get our news. We need to ask ourselves:

1) When turning on a news broadcast, is it for factual coverage of events or for entertainment?

2) Does society benefit more from accuracy or from sensationalism?

3) When sensationalism and popularity wins out, which form of information is being used to educate children and students?

4) When we form our opinions based upon the news coverage we choose to subject ourselves to, are our beliefs based on accurate facts or on sensationalized sound bytes?

This is no joke people. We need to wake up and realize the consequences of what is happening. And most importantly we need to understand this,

they are coming after the Internet next.

 

If we the people lose the freedom of the Internet, it’s over.

In the next couple weeks we’ll be writing a post about the current fight that is going on for control of the Internet. What’s that? You haven’t heard about the war over the Internet? That’s not surprising. Why would they want you to know about that?

In the mean time, please let us know who you trust for news. There are still good sources out there. Lets share them!

Write a comment. Share your source. Share your view.

 

-TREE

 

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Media Ownership: The Big Six

General Electric
Revenues: $157 billion
General Electric media-related holdings include a minority share in television networks NBC and Telemundo, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, 26 television stations in the United States and cable networks MSNBC, Bravo and the Sci Fi Channel. GE also owns 80 percent of NBC Universal.

 

Time Warner
Revenues: $25.8 billion
Time Warner is the largest media conglomerate in the world, with holdings including: CNN, the CW (a joint venture with CBS), HBO, Cinemax, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT, America Online, MapQuest, Moviefone, Warner Bros. Pictures, Castle Rock and New Line Cinema, and more than 150 magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Marie Claire and People.

Viacom
Revenues: $13.6 billion
Viacom holdings include: MTV, Nickelodeon/Nick-at-Nite, VH1, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment, Atom Entertainment, and music game developer Harmonix. Viacom 18 is a joint venture with the Indian media company Global Broadcast news.

News Corp 
Revenues: $30.4 billion
News Corporation’s media holdings include: the Fox Broadcasting Company; television and cable networks such as Fox, Fox Business Channel, National Geographic and FX; print publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and TVGuide; the magazines Barron’s and SmartMoney; book publisher HarperCollins; film production companies 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Blue Sky Studios; numerous websites including MarketWatch.com; and non-media holdings including the National Rugby League.

Walt Disney
Revenues: $36.1 billion
The Walt Disney Company owns the ABC Television Network, cable networks including ESPN, the Disney Channel, SOAPnet, A&E and Lifetime, 277 radio stations, music and book publishing companies, production companies Touchstone, Miramax and Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, the cellular service Disney Mobile, and theme parks around the world.

CBS
Revenues: $13 billion
CBS Corporation owns the CBS Television Network, CBS Television Distribution Group, the CW (a joint venture with Time Warner), Showtime, book publisher Simon & Schuster, 30 television stations, and CBS Radio, Inc, which has 130 stations. CBS is now the leading supplier of video to Google’s new Video Marketplace.

 

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Comments

  1. i don’t have a tv and I only have a radio in my car. IF i listen to radio, i listen to the local npr station. yes, they are biased too, but as long as i know that, i can dig deeper into issue if i care. doing so, i use the internet and choose various sources. rarely the big ones mentioned above.
    oh, one of the bigger media outlets i trust is http://www.faz.de . it’s a german newspaper that started in the 70s and i think they are pretty balanced.
    cheers, andreas

  2. Corrin Crone Phillips says:

    I don’t know if such an outlet exists. I usually scan multiple sources: aljazeera, NYTimes, HufPo, Reuters, NPR, the InternetS, etc.

  3. Tony Laguna says:

    The Onion is a very reliable news source, it’s more accurate than fox

  4. Dave Adair says:

    http://www.democracynow.org/ These guys are great. So refreshingly non-corporate. They have a FB page too: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow

  5. Candy Eritano says:

    LA Times, NPR, BBC, PBS & my favorite read: The Wall Street Journal.

  6. truthout.org

    and German media more than the american atleast they paint an ugly picture of american goings on spiegel.de – you can have it translated

    Hope your ribs are good

  7. Melissa Vosper says:

    drudgereport.com

  8. Great great post. speaking the truth and I love it. thnak you

  9. Tatiana Katarina says:

    Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales

  10. Michael Borden says:

    I only watch Fox news. It’s like they broadcast from an alternate universe!

  11. The Colbert Report is AWWWWEEESSSOOOOMMMEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Kathy Mueller Hansen says:

    NPR ~ just started listening to it and like it!

  13. Heather Dougherty Acevedo says:

    NY Times, for years; love it.

  14. Karen Widmer says:

    Wow! I love Fox…You guys thought it was real? NO way! you know…it’s like a big ongoing Saturday Night live spoof. Geesh! and you thought it was real.

  15. Miin Chan says:

    watch aljazeera for a different view point. not saying it is unbiased, of course no news really is, but i do appreciate most of their reporting.

  16. Hey whats wrong with Donald Trump moderating a debate? That’s just good fun. I want to see him tell one of those guys “YOU’RE FIRED”!

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    • Hi Nevia
      Great to hear from you! Yes, Stevie and I watched this movie about a week ago and thought it was amazing. Great suggestions. Keep spreading the word.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Rachel Maddow, PBS, and BBC. That’s it.

  19. Karen Widmer says:

    my favorite news source? http://www.thecanyonweekly.com we hit about a 90 mile radius of our home. 🙂

  20. Friends, THIS is what you don’t see in the mainstream news.

    NOT REPORTED ON THE NEWS

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    My Occupy LA Arrest
    by Patrick Meighan

    My name is Patrick Meighan, and I’m a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.

    I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 other people at Occupy LA. I was sitting in City Hall Park with a pillow, a blanket, and a copy of Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Being Peace” when 1,400 heavily-armed LAPD officers in paramilitary SWAT gear streamed in. I was in a group of about 50 peaceful protestors who sat Indian-style, arms interlocked, around a tent (the symbolic image of the Occupy movement). The LAPD officers encircled us, weapons drawn, while we chanted “We Are Peaceful” and
    “We Are Nonviolent” and “Join Us.”

    As we sat there, encircled, a separate team of LAPD officers used knives to slice open every personal tent in the park. They forcibly removed anyone sleeping inside, and then yanked out and destroyed any personal property inside those tents, scattering the contents across the park. They then did the same with the communal property of the Occupy LA movement. For example, I watched as the LAPD destroyed a pop-up canopy tent that, until that moment, had been serving as Occupy LA’s First Aid and Wellness tent, in which volunteer health professionals gave free medical care to absolutely anyone who requested it. As it happens, my family had personally contributed that exact canopy tent to Occupy LA, at a cost of several hundred of my family’s dollars. As I watched, the LAPD sliced that canopy tent to shreds, broke the telescoping poles into pieces and scattered the detritus across the park. Note that these were the objects described in subsequent mainstream press reports as “30 tons of garbage” that was “abandoned” by Occupy LA: personal property forcibly stolen from us, destroyed in front of our eyes and then left for maintenance workers to dispose of while we were sent to prison.

    When the LAPD finally began arresting those of us interlocked around the symbolic tent, we were all ordered by the LAPD to unlink from each other (in order to facilitate the arrests). Each seated, nonviolent protester beside me who refused to cooperate by unlinking his arms had the following done to him: an LAPD officer would forcibly extend the protestor’s legs, grab his left foot, twist it all the way around and then stomp his boot on the insole, pinning the protestor’s left foot to the pavement, twisted backwards. Then the LAPD officer would grab the protestor?s right foot and twist it all the way the other direction until the non-violent protestor, in incredible agony, would shriek in pain and unlink from his neighbor.

    It was horrible to watch, and apparently designed to terrorize the rest of us. At least I was sufficiently terrorized. I unlinked my arms voluntarily and informed the LAPD officers that I would go peacefully and cooperatively. I stood as instructed, and then I had my arms wrenched behind my back, and an officer hyperextended my wrists into my inner arms. It was super violent, it hurt really really bad, and he was doing it on purpose. When I involuntarily recoiled from the pain, the LAPD officer threw me face-first to the pavement. He had my hands behind my back, so I landed right on my face. The officer dropped with his knee on my back and ground my face into the pavement. It really, really hurt and my face started bleeding and I was very scared. I begged for mercy and I promised that I was honestly not resisting and would not resist.

    My hands were then zipcuffed very tightly behind my back, where they turned blue. I am now suffering nerve damage in my right thumb and palm.

    I was put on a paddywagon with other nonviolent protestors and taken to a parking garage in Parker Center. They forced us to kneel on the hard pavement of that parking garage for seven straight hours with our hands still tightly zipcuffed behind our backs. Some began to pass out. One man rolled to the ground and vomited for a long, long time before falling unconscious. The LAPD officers watched and did nothing.

    At 9 a.m. we were finally taken from the pavement into the station to be processed. The charge was sitting in the park after the police said not to. It’s a misdemeanor. Almost always, for a misdemeanor, the police just give you a ticket and let you go. It costs you a couple hundred dollars. Apparently, that’s what happened with most every other misdemeanor arrest in LA that day.

    With us Occupy LA protestors, however, they set bail at $5,000 and booked us into jail. Almost none of the protesters could afford to bail themselves out. I’m lucky and I could afford it, except the LAPD spent all day refusing to actually *accept* the bail they set. If you were an accused murderer or a rapist in LAPD custody that day, you could bail yourself right out and be back on the street, no problem. But if you were a nonviolent Occupy LA protestor with bail money in hand, you were held long into the following morning, with absolutely no access to a lawyer.

    I spent most of my day and night crammed into an eight-man jail cell, along with sixteen other Occupy LA protesters. My sleeping spot was on the floor next to the toilet.

    Finally, at 2:30 the next morning, after twenty-five hours in custody, I was released on bail. But there were at least 200 Occupy LA protestors who couldn’t afford the bail. The LAPD chose to keep those peaceful, non-violent protesters in prison for two full days — the absolute legal maximum that the LAPD is allowed to detain someone on misdemeanor charges.

    As a reminder, Antonio Villaraigosa has referred to all of this as “the LAPD?s finest hour.”

    So that’s what happened to the 292 women and men were arrested last Wednesday. Now let’s talk about a man who was not arrested last Wednesday. He is former Citigroup CEO Charles Prince. Under Charles Prince, Citigroup was guilty of massive, coordinated securities fraud.

    Citigroup spent years intentionally buying up every bad mortgage loan it could find, creating bad securities out of those bad loans and then selling shares in those bad securities to duped investors. And then they sometimes secretly bet *against* their *own* bad securities to make even more money. For one such bad Citigroup security, Citigroup executives were internally calling it, quote, “a collection of dogshit”. To investors, however, they called it, quote, “an attractive investment rigorously selected by an independent investment adviser”.

    This is fraud, and it’s a felony, and the Charles Princes of the world spent several years doing it again and again: knowingly writing bad mortgages, and then packaging them into fraudulent securities which they then sold to suckers and then repeating the process. This is a big part of why your property values went up so fast. But then the bubble burst, and that’s why our economy is now shattered for a generation, and it’s also why your home is now underwater. Or at least mine is.

    Anyway, if your retirement fund lost a decade’s-worth of gains overnight, this is why.

    If your son’s middle school has added furlough days because the school district can’t afford to keep its doors open for a full school year, this is why.

    If your daughter has come out of college with a degree only to discover that there are no jobs for her, this is why.

    But back to Charles Prince. For his four years of in charge of massive, repeated fraud at Citigroup, he received fifty-three million dollars in salary and also received another ninety-four million dollars in stock holdings. What Charles Prince has *not* received is a pair of zipcuffs. The nerves in his thumb are fine. No cop has thrown Charles Prince into the pavement, face-first. Each and every peaceful, nonviolent Occupy LA protester arrested last week has has spent more time sleeping on a jail floor than every single Charles Prince on Wall Street, combined.

    The more I think about that, the madder I get. What does it say about our country that nonviolent protesters are given the bottom of a police boot while those who steal hundreds of billions, do trillions worth of damage to our economy and shatter our social fabric for a generation are not only spared the zipcuffs but showered with rewards?

    In any event, believe it or not, I’m really not angry that I got arrested. I chose to get arrested. And I’m not even angry that the mayor and the LAPD decided to give non-violent protestors like me a little extra shiv in jail (although I’m not especially grateful for it either).

    I’m just really angry that every single Charles Prince wasn’t in jail with me.

    Thank you for letting me share that anger with you today.

  21. Anonymous says:

    OMG that is crazy!

  22. Lisa Merrai Labon says:

    Democracy Now – Amy Goodman. Local journalists like Leslie Thatcher in Park City, Utah. I LOVE listening to her dissect the “news” even from local politics. And who can resist The Daily Show for it’s searing “comedic” commentary on current events/idiocy…

  23. I watch the Daily Show and Colbert Report every morning now while I have my coffee – (learned that coping style from YOU!) This way at least I can be informed and still keep my sanity through the humor.

    The only newspaper I halfway trust is the New York Times. And I don’t think Public Radio has sold out yet.
    But Network TV and Corporate Publishing conglomerates? . . . stick them in jail with Charles Prince.

  24. I really enjoy following your blog and the things you write on are informative and interesting. thank you

  25. http://benjaminfulford.net/

    This website completely agrees with what you said and explains why they are all keeping the majority of people asleep, almost zombie-fied.

  26. Michael Tuohy says:

    NPR, BBC, Colbert, Stewart.

  27. I like Fox News because it is the most unbiased of all the US network news broadcasts. This is not saying that their editorial shows are not just that, editorial and therefore biased.

    • You are asking for our ideas for news coverage yet you go on about editorials and commentary of the news such as Colbert and Stewart. I think you need to distinguish between “news” and the rest. Unfortunately, most “news” is entertainment and commentary. This is a scary situation in the US and has us headed in any direction the corporations choose to push us through their manipulation of the media.

      • Hi Patty,
        Thanks for commenting. I totally agree with your last comment…

        “This is a scary situation in the US and has us headed in any direction the corporations choose to push us through their manipulation of the media.”

        absolutely agree.

        But I would have to strongly disagree with you that Fox is unbiased in any way, shape, or form. But I do respect your opinion.

        Finally, I do agree with you that Colbert and Stewart are entertainment. They are both hilarious. However, at the same time they give accurate coverage of just how insane the real media is. Colbert for instance is totally spoofing Fox news.

  28. My contention is that Fox News may be less biased than other news broadcasts. I think our misunderstanding is that that is not my opinion of all segments broadcast by Fox. The rest of their content is definitely biased, and mostly to the right.

  29. all those cable news channels are bunk. I wouldn’t trust any of them for unbiased real news

  30. Ben Casados says:

    Greetings:

    Jack Paar some of you may remem ber him, was asked by Johnny Carson, “Are there any TV or news programs you don’t like?” He responded, ” I have never seen a TV program I don’t like, God gave me two hands, when I don’t like the program I switch the Channel or turn off the TV.”

    I have followed that practice all my life. TV is a choice! You have the choice of selecting what you feel is consistent with your views and or philosophy. Personally, I find very little on tv that truly engages my mind— if it doesn’t engage me I turn it off, most of the time if I am not mentally engaged I fall asleep!

    The public does not have any power in selecting content to be aired but they have all the power on what will be viewed!

    Ben Casados

    • Much agreed, and then in time, if we all choose not to watch mindless crappy stuff, the networks might take a hint and start broadcasting more stimulating material. So, theoretically, in the long run, we can have some influence on what is selected to be on TV.

      I personally have not had a television since I moved out of my parents’ house when I was 18. Consequently that means Tree hasn’t had one either since he’s been with me, but he doesn’t seem to mind. He’s grown accustomed to not watching it and is even grateful that we don’t…or, at least that’s what he tells me 🙂

      Much love! Thanks for commenting.

  31. Mike Morrell says:

    Tree,

    I am with you on this one, well done! Your erudite analysis of this subject is refreshing. I mean how can we take this sensationalized contrived conditioned version of reality seriously when things are so laughably skewed and surreal- an unmade Fellini film- maybe the sequel to Satyricon. I have been calling the republican debates a reality show since the beginning- actually they’re more entertaining than most of the caca I work on, but that’s because I can openly laugh with a light heart, like a normal person- withouth blinders it’s easy to see the shit before you step in it.

    The problem of the news is chiefly a symptom of the lack of a solid spiritual foundation. It’s easy to lie to yourself if you believe that the events of the world have nothing to do with your over-caffeinated pointlessly productive day. If you believe you are not connected to or don’t possess unseen (by the five senses) and ubiquitous processes that dominate the truth and the lie, that are more profound and powerful than you can possibly imagine then of course you have an identity crisis and insecurities that make you perfect subjects for “fair and balanced” news. So ya, out of the gate, that’s where I’m coming from.

    You have done such a fine job of laying out the major problems with the current and timeless state of the media that I thought I would offer my 2 cents on how I suppose we as people have suffered and how we allow it to happen, more on the scientific side. I love this kind of stuff.

    One problem is that so much Orewelian new speak has already deleted words from the growing brains of children that by the time they are of an age to address the issues and events of the world they can not because they simply don’t have an adequate language to do so nor are they compelled to do so, which is even more important. A friend of mine who is an educator told me they officially stopped teaching cursive in school, kids for the most part ignore websites and emails that are longer than a screenshot and that most kids don’t read books (no surprise right?). But what’s alarming is the rate at which this has altered the analytic function of the brain by promoting brevity- people lack the ability to think ideas through to the point where knowledge transmutes and becomes embodied in a profound experiential way. It must be broken down from the compartmentalized packages from which it is delivered into an active etheric substrate that can be absorbed by more than just the thinking brain- it must be food for the body and spirit as well- it happens naturally but if it doesn’t happen regularly then we can be manipulated by compartmentalizing everything into specific symptoms of our lack of happiness. We don’t have to be pure of all contaminants that keep us from seeing truth, we just have to foster a healthy and correct orientation on a daily basis. I understand people have been manipulating information since the words were created but that doesn’t mean that we have to concede to corrupt values and the worst possible kind of manipulation which is compartmentalization and fragmentation. Manipulation is a tool, if we listen to nature and our true selves we will be guided to manipulate in a beneficial, holistic and positive way- every single time. I know I’ve gone deep into the Aztec tortilla on that tangent but I feel its important to explore the mechanism that processes information. I mean how can we be so brainwashed and so lazy and just take it lying down?? Because we have been conditioned to learn that way.

    Another thing, coupled with the INTENTIONAL deconstruction of our education system into an industrial factory that favors the production of mediocre automatonic boo-boos that serve the interests that control our life experience goggles is that the major forces in our culture that shape our identity and give us the reasons to do things with our life, such as family, friends, advertising, the work place, education, health and western allopathic medicine, entertainment, even nutrition constantly promote the wrong values and obsessively drill in the wrong pre-packaged messages (think about pop music, tv and bland conversations with people who can only regurgitate the canned ideas they have been served regarding conditioned methods of problem solving and idea analysis). We live in a world that promotes self interest and self sustainability at no cost- or rather at the detriment to the surrounding people and environment- this way and ONLY this way is the basis for which our civilization continues to thrive. A world that let’s those in power tell us we are never good enough, that we can always do more, make more, be more creative, more business savvy, more efficient, more talented, look ho we want, that governments are not ALWAYS lying, that we don’t torture, that we don’t get ripped off and that the thieves are not really being rewarded is a perfect recipe for producing spiritually depraved insecure and confused lost souls who lack the courage, the power, and the knowledge to make truly individualistic decisions to transform their lives from being the victim to being honest and discerning, not the victimizer. In our world you are either under the foot of oppression or you are wearing the shit kicking boots. Why do we not promote a world that thrives from sustainability and generosity? I mean people have been living like that for 99% of the time humans have been on this planet. I don’t buy this nonsense that greed is natural to our persons, it’s a modern myth. I believe people would naturally prefer to share, cooperate, be autonomous and organize through libertarian socialist agricultural farming societies- this is largely the basis for true Anarchy and it was proven and largely sustained in communities like the Israeli Kibbutzim, the Spanish Revolution of 1936 and shown with studies on game theory and human behavior and is still active in places like Bhutan. But in our world most TV zombies are fed things that appeal to their superficial and impulsive desires served by all you can eat pooper scooper specialists on the news…

    I am basically ranting at this point so I’ll end it there.

    So who do we go to for news these days? I have a few sites that I frequent

    I meditate and read and experience the world with more than just my eyes and my ears.

    Truthout.org
    democracynow.org
    naturalnews.com (related to what we put in our bodies)
    disinfo.com
    samharris.org (he’s an atheist who makes incredible analysis on philosophy, religion, current figures and events, pedagogy, etc. I highly recommend reading his blogs)
    laist.com (for local news)
    seashepherd.org (marine conservation and other related news)
    my google news alerts
    -Noam Chomsky
    -California Conservation
    -organic consumer association
    -Derrick Jensen
    -morphic energy fields

  32. Follow up – check out this short video…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHGUpxtfcoc

  33. The stuff I discover in the Guardian about the US is astounding. Here’s today’s gem. 🙁
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/dec/09/rape-us-military
    Also click on al Jazeera.
    Pure entertainment to click on them all, to read how people are influenced…

  34. This is very scary people. We mentioned above that they are coming after the internet next. Watch this 4 minute video…

    http://vimeo.com/31100268

  35. Al Jazeera is great
    RT Television just as good
    Should be able to find both online

    Great Article on RT.com site today
    “Americans leaving US in record numbers”

    If you have Dish or DirectTV try:

    Linktv.org or DemocracyNow

    Also must watch on Linktv.org

    http://www.gregpalast.com/vulturespicnic/ – investigative journalism at its best

  36. The National Enquirer and The Onion!

  37. reagan gagnon says:

    Hey Tree-
    Awesome post. I rely on the BBC radio and the Guardian online, as well as listen to NPR and Democracy Now. I have to admit that lately people’s utter lack of interest in the truth has been demoralizing. People would rather be entertained than be educated, and I am suffering a serious shortage of hope. OWS taking to the streets gave me a glimmer of hope, only to be dashed by so many people’s willingness to trust mainstream media’s representation of OWS, rather than going to OWS media to learn about the movement for themselves. I wish someone would start a blog that featured good news- it could range from bold political movements (ie Arab Spring, OWS) to neighbors helping neighbors. As long as we’re fed a toxic information diet of fear-mongering and bullshit, the entropy of the establishment just seems too great to be overcome.

  38. Dude.. this shit just wants to make me crawl into a cave and die. Brutal

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