For the past few years, I’ve been encouraging people to seek out different sources of news and ditch the mainstream media and Big Tech. I’ve experimented with a few different ways of trying to help people do this because I believed it was critical. If it was true a few years ago, now it can be a matter of life or death.
If you think this statement is hyperbole, then I’m going to be frank. You may not fully realize how dependent you are on the many false news narratives. You may not understand how the framing of news is creating significant problems in this country and the world. If people aren’t actively seeking out better news sources on a daily basis, they have no idea what is going on. That’s not my opinion. That is simply the truth.
In this post, I’m going to provide a list of what I think are better news and information sources that I am currently using. I source my news from many places and I’m constantly refining my list. There are people I would have put on this list last year that I wouldn’t now (such as The Daily Wire – I no longer trust them). There are people I will follow for a bit to see if they are trustworthy. Sometimes they are and sometimes they aren’t. You’ll see that I add and remove people from this list.
There is no one on this list with whom I agree with completely. I follow each source or person because after following them for a bit I realize that they are really effective at ferreting out certain types of information. I’m providing this list for people who want to start to look for real information from real journalists and other people who are interested in the truth.
Remember – You don’t have to read everything they write. Simply skim them to keep up on the stories you aren’t seeing anywhere else. You’ll find a few that you like the best. Subscribe and keep an eye on them.
Here is the big thing. When you are consuming news, make a point to look for the patterns over time. I know this doesn’t come naturally to many people, but that is the way my brain works. It’s constantly looking for patterns and ways that stories connect with other stories.
For example, the other day I was listening to an interview and someone mentioned off-hand that Burma/Myanmar is one of the two biggest producers of poppies (opium). The other is Afghanistan. In that split second, all of these news stories that I’ve been following for months came together for me in a very clear way. I had followed the Burma/Myanmar (overthrow of government) story for a bit last winter when we had the Locals group. But it wasn’t until this week that all these various stories fit together for me in a way I was confident I had put as many of the pieces together as I could. I went from thinking maybe I had put things together to being very certain. You might not be naturally wired that way, but you can train yourself to do it.
But you can only do it if you keep up on the news. And you can only keep up on the news if you follow sources that aren’t blatantly lying to you and seeking every. single. day. to discourage you and wear you down. The mainstream media isn’t there to inform you. They are there to create a narrative that depresses you and makes you hopeless. IT IS. TRUST ME ON THIS. You MUST find other ways to stay informed that don’t seek to ruin your mental and emotional health. Truly.
So here are some suggestions for you to consider. Where applicable, I’ll leave a short comment about why I like that particular source.
- Sallie’s Reclaiming America podcast
- My Website Category: Rebuilding America
- USA Watchdog
- Anonymous Conservative (more of an individual news aggregator with commentary)
- Vox Popoli
Scroll through the Gab Explore feed a couple of times a day (You will see things on there that you don’t like. Oh well. You’ll see a lot of helpful information you won’t see anywhere else on social media. Period.)
There are a lot of people to potentially follow on TS. I have to limit it or I get overwhelmed by my feed. So I keep a small list and know that I’ll see the best of most stuff on there by following this cross-section on TS. This group changes frequently for me. If you want to see who I follow, find me on Truth Social and look at my current list of who I’m following.
- Relentless Truth (@lebronsonroids)
- Julian’s Rum (@JuliansRum)
- Chris Paul (@imyourmoderator)
- Someone who is very connected (@01010001)
- Seth Keshel (@RealSKeshel)
- Anonymous Patriot (@anonpatriotq)
- Awakened Outlaw (@AwakenedOutlaw)
- Kanekoa The Great (@KanekoaTheGreat)
- Dan Scavino (@DanScavino)
- Pepe Lives Mater (@PepeLivesMatter)
- Richard The Saint (@RichardTheSaint)
- Major Patriot (@Q2ndWave)
- Brian Cates (@BrianCates)
- Jeffrey Peterson (Linux and news about breaking free from Big Tech)
Video and Podcasts
Sallie, this is essential information to share with other people. The general masses are so blinded by the MSM and it’s imperative we share other sources. I follow most of those on the list that you do via Telegram.
Also on Telegram, I follow 2 Citizen Moms for COVID info & studies. They are Christian and homeschoolers and I really appreciate their perspective. https://t.me/TwoCitizenMoms
I’d be grateful if you did a list like this for Big Eva and the SBC world, as I’d like to follow that more closely. (And I didn’t even know the phrase ‘Big Eva’ until you said it many months ago! Thanks for that!)
Thanks for the heads-up about Two Citizen Moms. I’ve added them to my list of people I follow on Telegram. Since I wrote this post, it’s become clear Dr. Parks is a Christian from the things she’s shared. That was great to see. She’s started sharing information about filing lawsuits regarding upholding FEDERAL religious exemptions on the state level. I just started forwarding them in my Telegram account. (Anyone reading this can see them in my blog sidebar.)
You know what’s really sad? The list of people to follow regarding Big Eva and/or the SBC is so small because so much of the public leadership is compromised. I will try to put together a list of people who are offering good information about that and put it into another post. ♥
This list is invaluable.Thank you Sallie for all your work keeping us informed.I subscribed to the epoch times newspaper and emails a few months and I find their coverage very balanced.I do still like World magazine too even though I sometimes don’t agree but I think reading a Christian perspective on the news is very important.
Good to hear from you! I agree The Epoch Times is doing some really good work. They are focusing on so many areas, not just news. For anyone reading this who isn’t familiar with them, they have started print magazines and so many other things. There is a massive market for what they are doing. The biggest obstacle for them is simply getting the word out. ♥
And just like that – poof! My forum traffic is gone.
I removed the Google AdSense ads and replaced them with ads for my own shop. Within 36 hours my forum traffic tanked. Was it because the information was no longer good? Of course not.
If you don’t play their games and make them money, they shut you out of the search. It’s really that simple.
Obey your Google overlords or be made irrelevant.
What a bummer! I love your forum! I try to contribute what I can of important information. You have an awesome thing going here.
Thank you for the kind words. I am very happy with what I’ve created in the forum and am thankful for your and the others who do participate there. I will still continue to add to it. It is still getting traffic. But there was a noticeable drop after I removed the Google Ads.
I mean, I have to keep it going. I’m apparently still one of the go-to sources on the internet for “What was in the envelopes at President Bush’s funeral?” It gets traffic every day. I think it’s funny.
Man in America is very good on YT and Telegram. Dr. Peter McCoullaugh and Dr, Pierre Kory have Telegram channels as well. Keeps me up-to-date on Covid.
Thanks for the update!
I’ve watched bits and pieces of Man in America. Not enough to recommend him one way or the other so thank you for mentioning him so others can look him up.
Yes, Dr. Pierre Kory is another good one. Thank you for mentioning it.
Hi Sallie, My wife and I often tune into CBN and I receive mail from The Flag and the Simon Fraser Institute (on Canada). We are Christian conservatives (English/French Canadian ethnicity) and want to have relevant to the point news. No social programming or propaganda.