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  • Insider
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    The Future Of Truth

    How to find trustworthy sources of information
    by charleshughsmith

    Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1:55 AM


    Executive Summary

    • Uniquely, the next president will not rely on the mainstream media to get his messages out
    • Future candidates no longer need the mainstream platform to raise campaign funds
    • The current "fake news" witchhunt is threadbare and already being debunked
    • How to identify truth from fiction (in any media outlet) & stay well-informed

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Breaking Free From The Captured Media available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    In Part 1, we examined the transition from a corporate mainstream media serving a captive audience to the wide-open democracy of the Internet-enabled independent media.

    How will this structural transition affect the political and social spheres going forward? How can you improve your ability to identify trustworthy information in the current landscape of controlled mass media & wildly fragmented alternative voices?

    A President Who Is Not Beholden to the Mainstream Media

    In a historically unprecedented show of homogeneity, the mainstream media unanimously endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign. In essence, the MSM covered Trump only when his success forced them to, and when his gaffes and provocative comments made good copy.

    Regardless of your views of the two candidates, this media-wide bias in favor of one candidate was remarkable.

    Despite this media-wide endorsement, Hillary Clinton lost the Electoral College and the election. In my view, this is the first time in recent U.S. history where a unanimous endorsement of a candidate by the national media failed to persuade the overwhelming majority of voters. While many will blame the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for the defeat, or point to the Democratic candidate’s weaknesses, the reality remains that weak candidates with heavy media backing have won in the past.

    In my view, the mainstream media’s failure to persuade the citizenry cannot be pinned solely on the losing party or candidate. It reflects a profound erosion of the MSM’s influence and trustworthiness.

    Back when the mainstream media held a monopolistic lock on print, broadcast and radio content and distribution…

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  • Daily Prep

    Weekly Video News Update

    A recap of trending news and events
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Monday, October 19, 2015, 4:13 PM


    Chris' weekly video news update.  Check it out and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for weekly updates.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 4/1 – Life Without Banks In Rural China, Israel Taps Offshore Gas Field

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, April 1, 2013, 2:40 PM

    • US news media has devolved to 'carnival act' – Hedges
    • As Banks in Cyprus Falter, Other Tax Havens Step In
    • China Releases New Measures to Restrict Housing Sales
    • Ancient Kingdoms in Land of War
    • For China's Rural Poor, Life Without Banks
    • WTI Oil Falls First Time in Six Days as Exxon Shuts Line
    • Israel Taps an Offshore Natural Gas Field
    • Total Dumps Canadian Oil Sands Project for $1.65bn Loss

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  • News

    Chris in Chicago on Sept 22nd

    Come see Chris speak (it's free)
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 11:13 PM


    Live in the Chicago area? Come meet Chris (and me) at the Chicago Hard Assets Investment Conference on Saturday, Sept 22.

    The event is free to all and will take place at the McCormick Place Hyatt, in downtown Chicago.

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