In no particular order – just a place to hold various links (work in progress)
(not all are same level of “truthiness”)
Began accumulating in May 2017. Still just a mishmash and not organized (starting to add descriptions). July 2017 have begun attempting to sort into categories.
Last updated: November 26, 2017
Post-war “liberal order” mindset
Bloomberg (politics are liberal order) (USA) Interviews with CFR members as experts, mentions post war global “liberal order” in editorials & news commentary – Post-WWII “Liberal Order” mindset
Charlie Rose (USA) Charlie Rose is member of CFR, frequent guests from CFR and “liberal order” agenda perspective – Post-WWII “Liberal Order” mindset. Note: Charlie Rose disgraced and lost his show over sexual harassment accusations Nov 2017.
Wall Street Journal requires subscription (USA) – Used their power to discredit (falsely) a popular Swedish based Youtuber in 2017
PBS Post-WWII “Liberal Order” mindset. More towards left leaning coverage (Hillary obviously their preference in politics). Has diverse enough coverage of variety of topics that not completely biased, but liberal orientation. Pushes climate change. Pushes identity politics with gender and race. Pushes more open borders.
MSNBC Morning Joe Mika B. & Joe Scarborough (married in 2017) – both are or have been members of CFR, Mika’s father was in CFR & Trilateral Commission. Panel members include CFR President, Richard Haass & CFR member David Ignatius of Washington Post. Katty Kay of BBC World laughs mockingly at same agenda. Mika makes faces to the camera. Pretend to be unbiased, but they distort and lie and make mocking statements, as if have an inside joke. Play to a left wing Democratic base and push a CFR agenda. (more detail under US left biased section) Post-WWII “Liberal Order” mindset
US left biased – mainstream to left leaning Democrat (Hillary view of world bias)
CNN (USA) Makes false and distorted statements to push their US political agenda, panders to US left in US politics (anti-Trump) – Used their power to threaten a private citizen with doxing over a GIF meme in July 2017, caught on undercover video tape exposing their bias and false agenda in 2017 (see Project Veritas). – They can do good news coverage, but unfortunately put a spin too often. Their political coverage is very biased and should be taken with a heaping spoon of salt.
The New York Times requires subscription USA) Uses anonymous sources that push their (anti-Trump) agenda, even if lowers their journalistic standards. Has excellent articles and excellent writers, but their political coverage is biased and need to take with spoon of salt.
MSNBC (USA) Pushes agenda to left wing base. None of their personality shows have balance. Uses distorted news headlines and twists and spins to push agenda.
Morning Joe on MSNBC Post-WWII “Liberal Order” mindset. Put a spin on everything, even when they pretend to be balanced. Have one token moderate conservative, who is largely silent. Joe Scarborough claims to be Republican, which is laughable. Play to a left wing Democratic base — Attack dogs on Trump, VERY biased view. Mika makes faces to the camera and asides of snide comments. Their political comedy act is red meat to left wing base. They claim to be smart, which they are because they know how to play to their audience. Will infuriate non-left wing viewers. (I can’t stand them, so lets you know my bias).
Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC Biased, anti-Trump, hammers agenda repeatedly, plays to a left wing Democratic base, uses identity politics, uses mocking laughter, making faces and inside joke dialogue that plays to her left wing audience. No pretense at balance. (I can’t stand this show, which lets you know my bias.)
The Hill (US Politics) anti-Trump in how slants way writes articles & puts headlines & focuses what is actually in the political news
https://fivethirtyeight.com takes its name from the number of electors in the US electoral college was founded on March 7, 2008, as a polling aggregation website with a blog created by analyst Nate Silver. In August 2010, the blog became a licensed feature of The New York Times online. It was renamed FiveThirtyEight: Nate Silver’s Political Calculus. In July 2013, ESPN sports announced that it would become the owner of the FiveThirtyEight brand and site, and Silver was appointed as editor-in-chief. (Predicted Hillary would win 2016 election).
https://www.dailykos.com Very liberal – mocking, very anti-Trump
US left biased – progressive Democrat (Bernie view of world bias)
Democracy Now Supported Bernie Sanders (anti-Hillary, anti-Trump). More socialism vs pure globalism, not CFR global liberal order mindset though shares some common points such as climate change push. Their push for climate change is more purely love of earth and environmentalism vs using as a tool for a global agenda. They are not in favor of using US hegemony for war (aka US leadership). They are more in support of Palestinian cause and underdogs of the world. The show is sincere and passionate. They don’t waste time on mocking laughter, but get very disheartened by how the main stream Democrats throw their side of the party under the bus. Bernie Sanders was a target to push aside by DNC and Hillary Clinton to keep him from getting the Democratic nomination in 2016. They should have a separate party outside of the Democrats, in my opinion (more independent).
Crooks and Liars (accumulator of actual news services) – Crooks and Liars is an award-winning site for progressive news and media criticism. Started by John Amato in 2004, John Amato – Publisher and Founder. Karoli Kuns – Managing Editor (joined 2010). Frances Langum – Associate Editor (joined 2007)
US right biased (conservative view, includes typical to Trump view)
Fox News The Five (panel) – 5 folks discuss news
Right Wing Watch – project of People For the American Way (PFAW) dedicated to monitoring and exposing the activities and rhetoric of right-wing activists and organizations in order to expose their extreme agenda. People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization
Drudge Report (news accumulator) – not all links point to conservative or right wing links. Headlines on links have a spin. Can point to left leaning articles / opinion. Also may link to ridiculous trending. Many links are to subscription only news or that only have a limited view per month allowed.
US Alt Right racists
Yahoo Finance (partner with Quartz Media)
Slate – Slate is a daily magazine on the web. Founded in 1996, we are a general-interest publication offering analysis and commentary about politics, news, business, technology, and culture. Julia Turner is Slate’s editor in chief. Working from Slate’s New York office. Jacob Weisberg is chairman and editor in chief of The Slate Group, a unit of the Graham Holdings Co. devoted to developing Web-based publications. Weisberg joined Slate shortly after its founding in 1996 as chief political correspondent. Dan Check is vice chairman of The Slate Group.
Chicago Tribune requires subscription
http://3emptypints.pinecast.co/ (blog seems to be of 3 young guys who also do a podcast – unsure of their view
Handelsblatt Global (German – in English language) (requires subscription) German politics & business / European – part of the Dieter von Holtzbrinck Media Group, based in Berlin has English version since Sept 2014
Al Jazeera (from Qatar)
http://www.shahid-sy.org/ in Arabic Is an independent media organization operating on Syrian territory at home in the southern sector of the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra highlight the humanitarian situation and the latest military developments on the ground and working on documenting the floor and event sound and image interested in documenting violations and crimes committed by the Assad regime against civilians and infrastructure
i24news.tv English version The international channel i24news is broadcasting in English, Arabic and French from Jaffa Port, Israel.
Zero Hedge – to widen the scope of financial, economic and political information available to the professional investing public. to provide analysis uninhibited by political constraint.
The American Mirror (Kyle Olson: Reflections of our Times and Culture)
Mint Press News Independent watchdog journalism covering imperialism, corporatocracy & civil liberties.
Consortium news – founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 – as the first investigative news magazine based on the Internet. “insidious manipulation of citizens by government propaganda and the accomplice role played by mainstream media.” ” role of Consortiumnews even more essential today than it may have been in 1995.”
Shadowproof – focused on long-existing and pervasive injustices as well as inappropriate control exerted by institutions of power. began publishing in August 2015 by Kevin Gosztola and Brian Sonenstein, formerly of the mainstay progressive website, Firedoglake. Firedoglake was founded by Jane Hamsher in 2004. After months of denial of service attacks on the website, Firedoglake went on hiatus in January 2015. Shadowproof is a press organization driven to expose systemic abuses of power in business and government while at the same time developing a model for independent journalism that supports a diverse range of young freelance writers and contributors.
Very Quiet – Gives paragraph summary of some news from various sources (just text). Probably from a bot scanning a news feed.
The Sleuth Journal – “information is being presented to you in an effort for advancement in the understanding of our economic and political corruption and the New World Order.” “intent in spreading the truth is to awaken our society and save it from the grasps of those who wish for more control”
The Real New Network – non-profit, viewer-supported daily video-news and documentary service. We don’t accept advertising, and we don’t accept government or corporate funding. TRNN is sustained by viewer donations and earned revenue. – cover the big stories of the day, but we broaden the definition of what’s important (Paul Jay, senior editor)
Quartz Media (global economic news – at Davos) – Editor is member of CFR: Delaney, Kevin J.
The Long War Journal – dedicated to providing original and accurate reporting and analysis of the Long War (also known as the Global War on Terror). This is accomplished through its programs of embedded reporters, news and news aggregation, maps, podcasts, and other multimedia formats. The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 policy institute focusing on foreign policy and national security. Founded in 2001, FDD combines policy research, democracy and counterterrorism education, strategic communications and investigative journalism in support of its mission to promote pluralism, defend democratic values and fight the ideologies that drive terrorism.
Medium insurge-intelligence – people-powered watchdog journalism for the global commons
Who What Why – My name is Russ Baker. For more than two decades I have been an investigative journalist. We take on controversial topics others will not touch and dig deep to uncover and name the institutions and persons shaping our world. Our organization is neither partisan nor ideological and only provides accounts based on extensive research and thorough sourcing. In addition to producing rigorous investigative reporting, we seek to further the long-term survival and betterment of the news industry as a whole. We are a non-profit organization. We need readers, supporters and citizens passionate about and committed to strong investigative journalism. WhoWhatWhy is made up of a combination of full-time journalists, expert advisors and other specialists.
http://taskandpurpose.com/category/news/ – news and culture site geared toward the next great generation of American veterans. We offer an outlet for well-written analysis and commentary on veterans and greater military affairs.
https://futurism.com/ – Science
iss-casis.org Space research
From Medium (their list of preferred news sources) – WikiTribune :
“group of news organisations which are transparent, have large or effective networks and have robust processes or corrections and attribution. We should aim to drill down to the original source which is frequently AP or Reuters.”
Preferred news sources which do not require specific attribution beyond the hyperlink to the original source.
- Associated Press
- BBC News
Sources we’re comfortable linking to for hard news but which require attribution in addition to the hyperlink include:
- New York Times
- Washington Post
- The Financial Times
- Wall Street Journal
- The Economist
- BuzzFeed Investigations
- The New Yorker
- The Guardian
[Links to opinion, commentary or editorials on these sites must be distinctly marked and labeled as that to distinguish from hard news reports.]
They add: “Is it clear they had the information first? If in doubt attribute to original, Are they putting a spin on an original report from elsewhere?, Do they have expertise in the area you are sourcing them on?, Can I more effectively source this material directly myself?”