Looking for honest news sites better than what the mainstream media offers? Read on for some of the best alternative news sites!
By Chere Di Boscio
Some chemicals in cosmetics can cause cancer. Fast fashion is being made by slave labour in China. These are facts we try to present in Eluxe, because you won’t find them anywhere else in the news. No wonder most people have lost faith in corporate-owned media outlets. There are many good reasons not to trust a word they say.
For example, it was recently reported that the Pentagon paid a PR firm $540 million to make – and fake – ‘terror’ videos in Iraq. Yep, that’s right: the American government, not ISIS, was behind those nauseating scenes. And they deliberately made them to scare you into supporting even further military spending in the Middle East.
Moreover, it’s recently been shown that Project Mockingbird, the CIA’s project to embed their agents within news outlets, wasn’t killed off by George Bush Sr, as was previously believed. In fact, the Department of Justice in America has recently given the green light to hiring more FBI agents to act as undercover anti-terror investigators, which may include impersonating journalists.
In 2009, it was reported that the Pentagon had hired controversial PR firm, The Rendon Group, to monitor the reporting of journalists embedded with the US military. This was done to assess whether they were providing coverage that was “positive” enough to America’s missions.
How can we expect truly honest news sites to accept such monitoring?
Lots Of Power, In Few Hands
The intense concentration of global media ownership means that less diversity of opinion is being heard. According to Business Insider, 90% of the American mainstream media is owned by only 6 corporations. This means your news is filtered by highly powerful interests that are often closely connected to large corporations and politicians.
Media bias – or even lying – is even more assured when millions of dollars are ‘donated’ by powerful entities. How ‘objective’ do you think the Guardian, ABC, or the BBC is in their health reporting, after receiving huge, huge handouts from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Pfizer?
Such financial support is killing once-honest news sites, which are now heavily compromised.
Here’s another good reason we need alternative news sites more than ever.
Perhaps most shockingly, in the USA, it is actually legal to lie in the news. The First Amendment to the US Constitution protects freedom of speech, and courts in the US have ruled on many occasions that freedom of speech can also include the freedom to lie.
The rationale is that such rulings give space for unpopular statements of fact. For example, in 2012, the US Supreme Court voted 6-3 to affirm a lower court decision to overturn a conviction for lying about one’s credentials.
The Washington State Supreme Court even ruled that lying to get votes, and distinguishing between fact and opinion, was not something that the state should negotiate. It wrote that people, and not the government, should be the final arbiter of truth in a political debate. It’s a libertarian ideal that many might agree with. (But what a shame Google and Facebook’s censors don’t take the same view, eh?)
Of course, some kinds of lying are not covered by the First Amendment. Nor should they be. For example, lying while under oath, lying to a government official, or lying to sell a product. And of course, lying about someone’s actions or character. All of these lies are actually criminal offenses, and are therefore not covered under the First Amendment.
But the Supreme Court has emphatically (and bizarrely) ruled that media outlets DO have a right to lie, as this video below illustrates perfectly.
So…how can we trust what we hear in the mainstream news, then?
Why We Desperately Need Alternative News Sites
With major issues like 9-11 and the wars in the Middle East, many of us are learning through social media and other channels that what we hear on the news may not be the truth. In fact, many viewers have had WTF moments that planted seeds of doubt about the media’s credibility.
For example? Let’s take when a BBC journalist reporting live in front of building 7 spoke of its demise from the impact of the Twin Towers’ destruction – before the building had actually collapsed.
The fact that information on these issues has ‘disappeared’ over time also makes us question just how honest news sites really are. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the sources I cited above to support my arguments vanish in the near future.
Furthermore, some news anchors, such as Brian Williams, have been forced to admit making up false stories. In his case, about his involvement in the Iraq war.
But finding honest news sites is not a partisan issue. For example, Fox News was also threatened with legal action by the mayors of Birmingham and Paris after the news network falsely stated that Muslims had taken over parts of those cities, making them ‘no go’ areas ‘even for the police’.
And there are plenty more lies and dodgy dealings that mainstream media (MSM) has been caught up in. Most recently, governments have had to backtrack on the misinformation they’ve disseminated about COVID-19. It seems their statistics are very often incorrect, and many doctors strongly disagree that Covid should have even been declared a pandemic. But hey, it’s ok when the MSM lies, right?
Clearly, the MSM is bad enough at simply reporting the facts. So hosting balanced debates is pretty much out of the question.
They tend to deliver everything in terms of binary choices. Either you’re pro-Hillary or pro-Trump. You’re vaxxed, or an ‘anti-vaxxer’. You are for stopping climate change NOW, or you’re a ‘climate denier’. You’re pro-life or pro-choice, etc.
There’s never any room to ask the bigger questions; there’s no nuance. It truly is the ‘society of the spectacle‘, where we are ‘allowed’ to watch what we are given, and pick from 2 contrasting points of view. Nothing else is offered. There’s no depth. There’s no intelligence. And anything that aims to dig deeper or question the narrative is dubbed ‘fake news’ or, ridiculously, ‘hate speech’.
Today, governments and their MSM lackeys have furiously declared war on alternative news sites – even if they actually tell the truth. In fact, especially if they tell the truth.
Facebook has, of course, sent their ‘fact checkers’ to assault anything that goes against the dominant narrative. Twitter has banned accounts that are non-mainstream, citing them as ‘hateful.’
Fake News Is Real
This is not to say there isn’t a plethora of fake news sites out there. Of course there are! And many of them have been deliberately created to foster confusion as to what is really going on in the world.
As FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds states, in these times of ‘media wars,’ it’s essential to distinguish between authentically independent journalism and ‘fake news’ created by intelligence services to throw us off what’s really happening.
To cut through the outright manipulation and lies and get deeper insight to what’s really going on in the world, more and more people are (quite rightly) turning to independently run websites on the internet.
Sure, there’s an awful lot of rubbish out there. But if you know where to look, you can find some highly credible voices that are presenting well-researched information we should all know.
Here’s a list of over 12 honest news sites that aim to tell you the truth about what’s happening in the world.
Editor’s note: Since this article was published in 2017, half of the sites we published have been taken off the internet. The list has consequently been updated. Many of the sites which remain have lost their social media platforms. This demonstrates just how rapidly alternative voices are being censored. We are living in dangerous times. Please support these alternative news sites, below!
Honest News Sites Better Than Mainstream Media
With over 1,000 episodes, the Corbett Report has most definitely earned its reputation as one of the hardest-working and most-trusted alternative news sites in the world.
Information is archived and analyzed by James Corbett, who then turns the sources into easy to understand video news reports that always have tons of references in the show notes.
Here, you’ll find documentaries such as:
- Who Is Bill Gates?
- How Big Oil Conquered The World
- 9/11 Trillions: Follow The Money
and much more. These short films truly help you understand the world around us, and who runs it.
Preferring to describe the service he provides as open source intelligence, the Corbett Report has been one of the best honest news sites around for many years. The site is supported solely by viewers, meaning it’s truly independent.
Dan Dicks is your humble host on this channel. Based in Vancouver, it’s no surprise that PFT focuses on Canadian issues.
Dicks is an investigative journalist and an award winning documentary filmmaker who produces videos and films about issues that the mainstream media often fails to report on. These include vaccine safety, the Bilderberg meetings, transhumanism and much more.
Richie Allen hosts the most listened-to alternative radio show in Europe. The self-proclaimed ‘champagne socialist’ brings on guests ranging from anti-5G activists, medical doctors offering alternative coronavirus perspectives, 911 ‘truthers,’ spiritual healers, and much more.
While Allen is undoubtedly opinionated, he always gives his guests a fair shake. He is one of the only journalists who actually challenges what his guests might say. His Irish accent is a delight, and his radio-caller chats shed some light on the true opinions of ‘the common people‘ – views that are often censored by mainstream media.
In an era of so much media disinformation, Global Research aims to give clarity to issues such as the war on terror, climate change, Covid, and other major political events.
The organisation is behind The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). This is an independent research and media outlet based in Montreal that’s involved in book publishing, supporting humanitarian projects and educational outreach activities.
Global Research also organises public conferences and lectures. Their Centre also acts as a non-partisan think tank on crucial economic and geopolitical issues.
From serious doubts about the origins of the terrorist attacks in Paris to questions about who is in fact behind ISIS, Storm Clouds Gathering presents all the information the corporate media is hiding from us. This is one of our favourite alternative news sites for getting a different spin on current events.
Presented in clear, simple video format, those behind this independent news site are a young couple who no longer live in NATO states, as they believe the leaders of those countries ‘have lost their marbles’.
Spend 10 minutes watching SG’s videos, and you’ll tend to agree!
Aaron and Melissa Dykes are the married couple that comprise Truthstream Media. They are best known for their in-depth documentaries on wide-ranging subjects. In addition to news, politics and world events, the duo offer up deep research in the area of MK Ultra, for example.
They’re also specialists in the the quasi-secretive work of major foundations and other philanthropic institutions that operate a statecraft of their own, largely overlooked by mainstream history.
7. Media Roots
Founded by the former host of RT’s Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, Media Roots has a strong leftist bias. But it’s still one of the most honest news sites out there.
This is a citizen journalism project that reports the news from outside party lines. Abby believes that just as the root system of a tree is more important that the tree itself. In other words, independent media is integral to the foundation and survival of a democracy.
Graduating from San Diego State with a Bachelor’s degree in political science, Abby’s Media Roots regularly features exclusive reports discussing the latest world events.
This is one of those alternative news sites that has serious credibility.
It was created by former Guardian readers who became disillusioned with the paper’s “increasingly distorted and tendentious news reporting on Libya, the proxy-war in Syria, and the Ukraine Crisis.” In fact, it could be said the Off-Guardian acts as something of a watchdog for the formerly left-of-centre British newspaper.
Its writers come from North America, Britain, and Southern and Eastern Europe. With impeccable sourcing, The Off Guardian is, without a doubt, one of the most honest news sites around. Unlike the Guardian, which is heavily funded by the Gates Foundation, The Off Guardian is not supported by any governments, institutions or pressure groups.
The site strongly believes in the sanctity of facts and the concept of truth itself – not merely in that of competing narratives. In fact, part of their logo is: ‘Because facts really should be sacred.”
Spiro Skouras is one of the thorough and credible journalists working on Activist Post. This is one of the most liberal, honest news sites around. Another writer on the site is Derrick Broze, an investigative journalist, documentary maker and liberty activist. Broze is also the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. and a writer for The Last American Vagabond.
The Activist Post covers issues like the dangers of 5G, decentralising power, uncovering government corruption and maintaining civil liberties.
Strong advocates of free speech and truth in media, 21st Century Wire calls itself News for the Waking Generation. Founded in 2009, it’s a North American and Europe-based, grassroots, independent news site. It works with a core team of writers, researchers, and volunteer contributors who help to objectively analyse news and provide a diverse perspective and opinions from around the world.
21st Century Wire writers have appeared internationally on TV, radio and in print. They are also keynote speakers at leading alternative conferences and events. They aim to deliver a consistent stream of independent research on subjects and views that are rarely covered in the corporate-owned media.
This is one of the most honest news sites with some of the best investigative reporters around! These include Whitney Webb, Derrick Broze and Ryan Christian.
All staff work hard to provide real news that the corporate media won’t touch. And they do so in depth, with credible sources.
They also provide excellent interviews with doctors, scientists and other experts who have been censored and ‘cancelled’ by corporate platforms. Definitely one of the best alternative news sites for those with a curious and open mind.
Technocracy is the non-democratic, nightmarish world the global elite want us to live in. So believes Patrick Wood, the man behind this site. And he should know.
Wood is a leading expert on sustainable development, the green economy, Agendas 21 and 2030, and historic technocracy. He wrote Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015). He also co-wrote Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
An talented economist and financial analyst, Wood offers deep insight into modern attacks on our personal freedom.
This is one of the best alternative news sites for chilling news about how technological developments are creeping in to end our personal freedoms and bodily sovereignty.
13. Project Veritas
Specialising in undercover investigative reporting, Project Veritas is another of the most honest news sites around. The site has already revealed so many incredible facts that haven’t been covered by the corporate media at all. For example?
They’ve proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that CNN has amped up the Covid fear for ratings. And they have proof they are planning to do the same to climate change when the virus hysteria fades. This comes directly from the mouth of one of the most important staffers on the channel. Let’s see what happens!
Veritas also gives a platform to whistleblowers. These include former Google employee Zach Vorhies, for example. He demonstrated how Google’s algorithm is biased towards politics it supports. He also revealed how they plan to censor all who are against their ‘woke’ worldview.
And now…an independent news source in print!
This is one of the most honest news sites in print and is available as a downloadable PDF. Given the rampant online censorship, which as increased dramatically since this article was first published, it’s very much worth mentioning.
The Light was founded by a group of British activists. They were sick to death of the lies surrounding the pandemic of 2020, vaccines and more. The paper now aims to bring the truth to the masses. Since it’s printed, it cannot be censored, or hidden by Google’s algorithms.
Writers include British doctors and health experts, as well as well-known journalists and activists. Subscriptions start at £5, and after just one month, the paper managed to gain tens of thousands of subscribers. They encourage people to share the paper as far and wide as possible, to spread the truth!