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The Fall Of The Mainstream Media And The Biggest Lies They Told In 2021

December 30, 2021

By Brandon Smith

If the past year has confirmed anything it is that the mainstream media is thoroughly dishonest. Yes, most people already suspected this, but the last 12 months have provided more confirmation than the past several years combined. 2021 has made it clear that the mainstream media is a propaganda arm of political and corporate elitists, from big government to big pharma.

While there have been a few shining examples of independent and mostly unbiased journalism in the MSM, these moments are as rare as Loch Ness Monster sightings and almost as unbelievable. The public has been lied to so consistently that sometimes we ignore legitimate journalism when it pops up because it’s safer to assume the media is disingenuous at all times.

I’ve personally noticed a wash of commercials lately paid for by major legacy media platforms like the New York Times desperately trying to convince the public that they are still relevant. The message is that they are the only “true source” of news information while they beg people to start subscribing and reading their hot garbage once again. Leftist media is crumbling, with online propaganda peddlers and click-bait prostitutes like Buzzfeed and Vox imploding. The lack of profits is obvious and the layoffs have been aggressive.

These platforms survived for the past few years on tech media hype and venture startup capital, but the free money has run out and now they don’t know what to do. Buzzfeed’s scheme was to go public and sell shares, but this plan failed so completely and the company’s stock plunged so hard that the event has exposed all other fledgling tech media to wider scrutiny. In other words no one has faith in these outlets, at least not enough to invest in them, and now the veil of their supposed “success” has been lifted. Buzzfeed used to claim they were worth $1.5 billion; reality revealed they are worth almost nothing.

Legacy media has also seen its audience numbers plummet over the past ten years, but the last year in particular has been especially unkind to them. ALL of the major corporate news channels saw their audience ratings decline, with CNN seeing the largest drop overall. CNN is facing an epic cut of 68% in its prime time numbers in 2021, while MSNBC now has the smallest prime time audience it has witnessed since 2016. Fox also dealt with audience declines this year but continues to remain the most watched cable news outlet so far, probably because of the continued popularity of commenters like Tucker Carlson.

Some might blame the loss of election coverage, but it’s not as if there hasn’t been enough news to hype in 2021. With millions of people still working from home and facing intermittent covid restrictions this year (in blue states), you would think that this would represent a captive audience for the fear machine. Hell, even YouTube and other social media platforms are forcing MSM content into our faces daily while burying any alternatives. Yet, their numbers are still plunging and audiences are laughing.

YouTube has even removed the “Dislike” button just to protect the corporate media and the White House from the hilarious bombardment of thumbs down they receive on every video. It’s unacceptable for us peasants to have the ability to voice our discontent.

So, where are people turning for their news if not the mainstream? While stats are not as well tracked for independent sources, it is obvious from viewership and subscription numbers that the alternative media is quickly becoming the dominant force in information. My own audience numbers have jumped at least 30% in the past two years alone and this seems to be the trend across the board for conservative and libertarian media. Websites like Social Blade, which tracks YouTube channel stats, support the conclusion that the alternative media is becoming the go-to media.

Why is this happening? It’s actually been a long time coming. Mainstream media numbers have been in decline for many years and their audience age brackets have been increasing dramatically. This accelerated after 2016 when the mainstream media mask came off completely and what we now know as the “Culture War” revealed itself.

The migration of audiences is undeniable in entertainment and pop culture media. Mainstream platforms funded by a steady cash flow from the corporate coffers of Disney, Time Warner, Comcast, Viacom, etc, used to reign supreme in entertainment publications. Moderately sized tech media operations clamored to remain in the good graces of these corporations in exchange for favors and special access. Now, operations with billions of dollars behind them are being thwarted by low cost do-it-yourself YouTube channels like Geeks And Gamers, The Quartering, Nerdrotic, Clownfish TV, etc.

The bloodletting has been so horrific that social media companies (with a shared agenda) have partnered with the majors to suppress these types of channels, demonetizing them or erasing them from public view with their algorithms. Alternative channels get so much attention because they offer something people want – An honest opinion and analysis instead of an opinion bought and paid for with corporate dollars.

In the political and social sphere there have been numerous success stories, including Joe Rogan’s podcast, Steven Crowder, Ben Shapiro, Blaze TV’s ‘You Are Here’, Tim Pool the list goes on and on. In economic media, outlets like Zero Hedge continue to bring in millions of readers that most other mainstream institutions WISH they had.

To be sure, some of these information sources are still playing catch-up to those of us once considered “conspiracy theorists” a few years ago. That’s okay. I’m not saying that there isn’t more that could be done. What I’m saying is that there is a revolution happening in how people consume media and at least some truths are getting out there to the normies.

I have been working and publishing within the alternative media for 16 years and I don’t think many who are new to the field realize how much Americans have broken free from the mainstream narrative in that time. When I got started, to even dream of the audience numbers we now have was considered naive fantasy. Today I continue to find great hope in the growth of independent journalism.

The fact of the matter is, for decades corporate institutions conned the masses into believing only THEY were qualified to act as gatekeepers and guardians of the information bottleneck. Only they were the true “journalists.” They have now lost the respect of the public and their gatekeeping is over. On that note, lets examine just a few of the reasons why trust in the mainstream has imploded. Lets look at some of the biggest lies perpetuated by the MSM in 2021…

The Jan 6th “Insurrection”

Probably one of the most fake news stories of the decade. The mainstream media has relentlessly parroted the propaganda that the conservative protest at the Capitol Building on Jan 6th was some kind of planned attempt at a national takeover and violent coup resulting in multiple deaths. The reality was much less sexy.

First, the FBI has been forced to admit there is no evidence supporting the claim that the protest was an organized coup. And when an institution that is extremely hostile to patriots admits this, you know the government has NOTHING.

Not a single death originally attributed to the Jan 6 protesters was actually caused by them, so that tall tale has been tossed down the memory hole. While there was violence and an unarmed protester was shot and killed by police (Ashli Babbitt), the result of the event was nothing close to an insurrection. Protesters walked in, milled around for a little while, some people stole some souvenirs, and then everyone left. It can barely be considered a “riot.” Compare this to the BLM riots across the country which resulted in multiple actual killings by people directly participating, not to mention billions of dollars in property damage. The media called these riots “peaceful protests” while condemning the Jan 6 participants as monsters.

When conservatives protest something at least we go to the source instead of burning down the homes and businesses of innocent people. And I want to explain something else to leftists because I don’t think they get it – When you do see a conservative “insurrection” (rebellion against centralized tyranny), they will not be unarmed like they were on Jan 6 and they will not stop until all corrupt elements of the establishment are removed from power. If you were hiding under your beds over the events of Jan 6th, you really have no clue.

The Texas Power Grid Failure

Wow, what a politically charged mess the coverage of this event was. Multiple people die from a freak winter storm hitting Texas and taking down parts of their independent power grid and the first thing the mainstream media does is write hatchet stories about how this “proves they could never secede from the union.” These people are obsessed with centralization to the point that they lose their minds if you generate your own electricity.

Paul Krugman, a notorious spin doctor for the establishment, went on a tirade in the New York Times dismissing any and all evidence that federally funded Wind Turbine failures led to the Texas power grid crisis. The facts on this are buried to this day.

The numbers prove Paul Krugman and the MSM utterly wrong. The Mises Institute published a comprehensive article on this based on analysis from the Institute For Energy Research, but I’ll summarize:

The MSM and Paul Krugman argued that the entire incident was caused by Texas’ ill prepared natural gas powered grid and that Wind Turbines had nothing to do with it. By extension, the MSM asserted that this makes any notion of a state like Texas becoming independent from centralized governance and a centralized grid “laughable.” It’s important to note that Krugman offers no real stats to support his arguments. An “economist” should know better.

The truth is that failing wind turbines were indeed the primary source of the power grid decline. Leading up to the winter storm in February, wind turbines were generating around 28% (nearly one third) of Texas power while natural gas was providing 43%. By the end of the freeze wind power had dropped to 6% while natural gas took up the slack and increased to 65% of the grid. In other words, Krugman either lied, or he was oblivious to the actual stats. While there were failures in some natural gas plants, the majority of the fault was in federally funded wind power. During the grid down crisis, natural gas lost 7% of its overall output while the federally funded wind turbines lost 47% output. THIS IS A FACT.

Also keep in mind that power demand in the state skyrocketed at this time breaking all previous records, perhaps because the state population jumped from 29 million to 30 million from the end of 2019 to the beginning of 2021. Millions of people had just transplanted to Texas in a matter of months to escape blue state policies such as high taxes and oppressive covid mandates. And here is where we find what is likely the core motive behind the media’s lies about Texas – The establishment does not want Americans to migrate and congregate to fight against the mandates. Lying about Texas at any opportunity, even during tragedy, reveals their underlying fears.

Fauci’s Gain Of Function Research

Anthony Fauci is perhaps the highest paid liar in recent history, but his lies go beyond simply acting as a propagandist for the government. The covid pandemic has luckily resulted in a very low average Infection Fatality Rate (only 0.27% officially), meaning, over 99.7% of the population at any given time has very little to worry about from the virus. With the mild Omicron variant now in circulation the death numbers are falling even further. However, there have been fatalities that did not need to happen and Fauci is partly to blame.

Despite the fact that the largest Level 4 virology lab in Asia is in Wuhan, China right down the street from the epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak, the mainstream media at the behest of the government and the medical establishment has fought tooth and nail to deny any connection. If this was a murder investigation it would be like a detective walking in a room to find a dead body and a neighbor standing over it with a bloody knife, and then buying the suspect ice cream and sending him on his merry way. If you didn’t witness the actual stabbing, why investigate further?

Why was the media so adamant about ignoring the obvious? Maybe because government agencies like the NIAD and NIH under the direction of Anthony Fauci were involved in funding clandestine “Gain of Function” research of corona viruses at that very lab in Wuhan. This would explain why the initial strain of Covid that spread around the world in early 2020 was a 96% match to samples held at the lab since 2013. The other 4% could be attributed to genetic manipulation through gain of function.

Fauci denied any involvement in gain of function research, which is predominantly used for the weaponization of a virus or other microorganisms. The media violently defended him and accused anyone critical of Fauci of being crackpot conspiracy theorists. Well, it turns out he was lying again. The release of over 900 documents related to coronavirus research funded by Fauci and the US government in Wuhan proves the media either blindly defended Fauci without looking at the evidence, or that they share the same agenda.

The Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated

“Breakout case” is now a common term used in the media to describe fully vaccinated people who still get sick from and die from covid infection. But not long ago the narrative was that anyone and everyone falling ill from the virus was unvaccinated. The media and the government still push the notion that unvaccinated people are filling up hospitals and ICU beds, but there is ZERO evidence to support these claims. Meanwhile, the most vaccinated countries on the planet are also dealing with some of the highest infection rates on the planet and continuing deaths.

In Ireland, for example, over 63% of recent covid deaths were fully vaccinated individuals. In Israel, nearly 60% of covid hospitalizations are fully vaccinated. Uruguay, Bahrain, Maldives and Chile all have overwhelming majority vaccination rates and all of them have seen spikes in covid deaths and infections.

If the vaccines actually work, then how is this possible? Conclusion: The vaccines don’t work, at least not in the way that pharmaceutical companies initially claimed. Add to this the fact that people with natural immunity are 13 to 27 times more protected from covid than people who submit to the jab. One has to ask – What is the point of these experimental mRNA vaccines with no long term data to prove their safety?

Transitory” Stagflation

Mainstream media denial of US inflation has been commonplace for some time. Now, they can’t hide it anymore. With price inflation hitting 40 year highs (according to official numbers), the pocketbook of the average American is taking a massive hit, and it’s only going to get worse from here on.

The media appears to be specifically invested in hiding real economic data from the public and protecting the Federal Reserve and central banking practices in general. I won’t get into my theories on why this is the case (I already wrote extensively on this issue in my last article), I’ll only say that an unprepared populace is an easy to control populace when an economic crash occurs.

Covid Keeping Audiences From The Movie Theaters?

The movie industry was on the decline well before the covid pandemic happened, and it is undeniable that this was largely due to the extreme leftist propaganda implanted into Hollywood films since 2016. Yes, Hollywood was woke before then, but nowhere near as bad as the industry has become in the past five years. Hollywood calls this politicization of films “inclusivity,” but having more black and brown people in films is not the issue. Rather, it is the injection of leftist woke ideology and cultism into everything from films to TV series to commercials.

The culture war is VERY real, and sadly, the biggest mistake of conservatives was to mostly ignore the fight in popular entertainment until recently. There is hope, however, and it is found in the mantra of “Get Woke Go Broke!” Audiences are voting with their wallets and the consensus is that they do not want woke politics poisoning their entertainment. For the past couple years leftists in the media have said that the crash in theater profits has been caused by public fear over covid. This excuse was recently destroyed by the latest Spiderman film, which has no woke politics and had audiences coming to theaters by the millions. The film made over $1 billion in 5 days breaking previous records.

Clearly, covid is not a factor at all, but if you look at almost every failed movie this past year there is a thread that connects them – Woke propaganda. No one wants it, no one likes it. The media has no other means of denying it any longer.

There are many other lies I did not get a chance to cover here, but I think you get the picture. Who knows what the next year will bring in terms of spin from our corporate gatekeepers? At least, for now, the alternative media has stepped up to fill the void and bring facts where there was once only deception. In order to get rid of the truth, they will have to get rid of us. Otherwise, the free market has spoken.



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  • Gauntlet33 December 30, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    Hey Brandon, another great article as usual.
    Hope this isn’t too off-topic (it’s about COVID-19 patent horrors), which I think your audience would benefit from:

    • CuzMike December 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you for that.

    • oklahomawoman December 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm

      @Gauntlet33. Your link has made me speechless and it confirms some of my suspicions. Many of my friends have had absolutely no side effects from the vaccines. The Moderna protocol mandates 50% of the shots to be normal saline ( a placebo). This was their early protocol. Eventually all of their vaccines will be the real deal. On a positive note, the natural remedies link gives me hope.

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        Brandon Smith December 30, 2021 at 8:35 pm

        Side effects from the vaccines will not necessarily be immediate; this is a big mistake people in the movement are making. Autoimmune disorders and infertility can take a few YEARS to culminate and be diagnosed by doctors. In a couple of years, watch and see – There will be an “unidentified” plague of disorders among millions of vaxxed people.

        • Rabbitnexus January 3, 2022 at 8:45 am

          This is my concern. Everyone, especially jabber junkies reckon if they have no problems initially, they’re good. This simply is not the case. So far the high number of deaths and injuries is commensurate with the decades of failed animal tests. The next stage will begin around 18 months or so and randomly over the next few years they’re likely to die for the most part. If not all. The boosters will be necessary and whatever other profitable treatments they have up their sleeves but these will successively kill them off as well.

    • DC Miami December 31, 2021 at 5:33 pm

      Gauntlet33, I was literally overcome with nausea while reading your link, and that was without even delving into the hyperlinked articles and documents. That will have to come later.

      From past history I know you have it in for me due to my earlier posts outlining my very dark beliefs on where I feel this is all headed. It’s even worse than my most pessimistic outlooks of the past. Are you starting to see where I’m coming from now?

      I don’t even have the heart to share this with anyone I know who has been genetically modified.

      Even if they don’t get to us all, there is already enough of them reached and tagged that I don’t even want to think about what the world will be like in 5 years.

      • Gauntlet33 January 3, 2022 at 6:06 pm

        Hi DC Miami, I totally get where you’re coming from. My total apologies if I misjudged you for being a shill/troll for the globalists as your post here seems very sincere. And yeah, I totally get that if the worst case scenario(s) come true, that the outcome of humanity is catastrophic. Anyway, wishing you all the best.

    • Soldier January 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm

      Ridiculous. There was also laws that said Jews weren’t human in Germany at one time. I don’t care what the law says no human being is patentable.

      • Rabbitnexus January 3, 2022 at 8:50 am

        That is what the US Supreme Court said. The science shows the spike proteins do get into the nucleus and alter the cell reproduction. Thus, they alter the DNA. Just because you do not like it, does not mean it is not a fact. The jabbed have a terrible shoe drop moment coming. I predict it will arise about the time they start to realise they have been screwed and then attempt to sue the companies. Who they will now legally belong to. This is checkmate. You’re very naive yet if you do not know the people behind this have a depth of evil to their character and plans so nefarious they cannot be spoken by normal tongues. I have read things already I could not bring myself to utter aloud.

        • Quickdraw McGraw January 5, 2022 at 6:25 am

          When Round-Up Ready seed contaminates a farmers field, the crop now belongs to Monsanto.

          When your DNA is altered via a patented procedure, your body is now property of….

    • Pat B January 5, 2022 at 4:53 pm

      HOW IS IT THAT THESE DIRTY ^%##@@# are even still walking around? Dining out. Keeping a normal life? Fauci, Gates, Soros, etal,,,all of ’em need to be TIGHTLY STRAPPED TO THE END OF a verrry long running train and ridden into the wild, or off into the ocean, AS dead meat for the wildlife!

      I’m sorry to be so blunt but where is the outrage? Are we all still that “conditioned” go long to get along? Well tamed by the great evil that pervades today’s society, with much, much more to come? Too fat and lazy. Still have a job? We ain’t seen nuthin yet folks. We seem to just roll over and play dead….well, good men…its way too late for that. MAN-UP! for your families.

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        Brandon Smith January 5, 2022 at 5:20 pm

        The time is coming for that, but it is not now. Organize your community first, that is more important than trying to become a martyr.

        • Pat B January 6, 2022 at 11:41 am

          Oh, to be sure Brandon, my community IS pretty well organized. Lots of home range/gun range activity, increasing greatly in the last several months; OathKeepers, Liberty folk, ex-military/First Responders, etc. In the High Desert where sound travels.

  • Michael Webster December 30, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    I knew the pendulum would swing back.

    • Paul December 30, 2021 at 3:09 pm

      I’d like to see a lot of this crowd swinging back(and forth) at the end of a rope.
      Traitors all!

  • Jeff Martin December 30, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Brandon could spend the next decade writing about the sins of the fathers in the Mass Media. It’s endless. Fortunately, it getting easier to detect the liars. With Brandon, RFK Jr’s book, and others front and center in the Alt-media we can win this battle. This WHOLE COVID THING has been a Psyop. A way to strip democracy from the world and put us into a control grid. (But you guys and gals know that!) Winning!

  • Chevrus December 30, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Could I have Operation Mockingbird for
    700 Alex?

  • JustOneGuy December 30, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    From Walter Cronkite to CNN (Communist News Network) what a staggering spectrum across the board, eh?
    Lately, I have taken utter, sheer delight in watching CNN crumble for one singular reason, that being that every viewer CNN loses indicates that – on a proxy basis – another person has taken the ‘Red Pill’ and exited the Matrix. The exact same reasoning applies across the board for every other MSM Pravda-grade attempt to mold the minds of the Nation. As Brandon notes, such was hardly conceivable just a few short years ago.
    On the initial portion of the article it is worth noting that several acquaintances of mine do work in Texas of the Oil/Gas industries and those in no uncertain terms communicated with me as to another facet of the debacle which was last year’s Texas ERCOT debacle; specifically, that as demand for NatGas skyrocketed the utilities found themselves suddenly operating on extremely restricted Gas flows from the actual well-heads. This didn’t occur because of excess demand, but instead because in Texas they so seldom see such temperatures that well-heads aren’t electrically heated as they are in other, colder regions of the country and consequently those were freezing up and slowing their delivery of NatGas and Propane to a trickle…at the exact moment Texas MOST needed a steady supply of such. As well, several primary generation facilities did not have the necessary heating on their cooling coils and abruptly went offline at the height of electrical demand further compounding and already miserable state of affairs.
    Possibly the foregoing exposition is not surprising in a region that experiences temperatures, indicative of a major failure of management to adequately plan for unanticipated, exceedingly rare meteorological occurrences; a event anticipated only once in a 250 year span.
    In summation, the PEOPLE can no longer reconcile the bullcrxp they’re being fed from virtually every source that is associated with the wholly corrupted Corporate mouthpieces…most especially the ‘Woke’ shite they have been at such pains to bombard the general population with.
    I anticipate a lively, “interesting” year in 2022. Currently, I’m wondering when that trend will finally reach “Critical Mass” resulting in the complete implosion of Hollywierd and the MSM in toto. That said, the PTB ALWAYS has backup plans…and that is what we have to start considering in detail immediately; those are wholly amoral sociopaths and once challenged directly will – IMHO – respond like a pack rabid dogs. Be prepared accordingly for what may yet come.


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      Brandon Smith December 30, 2021 at 11:35 pm

      Yes, the well head rumors are untrue, however. In fact, it was the wind turbines that suffered the worst failures while natural gas plants had to increase production to take up the slack. While there were some failures in natural gas, these were minor compared to the turbines, as the stats show. Ultimately the narrative about the freezing pipelines was utter nonsense. Natural gas production only lost 7%, while wind turbines lost almost 50% of production. Don’t believe the rumors or the anecdotal stories, the numbers don’t support them in the slightest.

      • JustOneGuy December 31, 2021 at 2:22 pm

        Howdy Brandon,
        Indeed, Texas let itself become FAR too dependent on ‘Renewables’…which were – as circumstance would have it – wholly untried and virtually untested in the conditions Texas experienced.
        The ‘Well-Head’ freeze ups I was referring to occurred predominantly in far northern Texas – as you note, related to me by persons if my acquaintance; ‘anecdotally’ indeed – however, the entirety of ERCOTS purvue within Texas includes all Texan based production sources. At the instant that the states need became truly exigent for NatGas any reduction in supply proved catastrophic as was seen. I don’t dispute the figures you relay whatsoever; in my homestate of Alaska the operational dictum is and always will be, “When your LIFE depends on a thing, ‘Two is ONE…and one is NONE’…” which Texans – secure in their history of an extremely warm climate thought they were immune to. Tsk, tsk, tsk…t’ain’t the case that RELYING on Mother Nature’s ‘Good Nature’ ever pans out in the long run!
        FWIW, all such well-heads have a restrictor to limit the magnitude of a blow-out…and when NatGas or Propane (either) pass through that a reduction in temp occurs, quite naturally. Given that either FREEZES at around 45 below zero then both the decompression – in tandem with increased demand/flow further worsening the situation at that critical point – and in conjunction with the ambient temps brought about what was seen. Apologies, I was previously in a rush and didn’t adequately clarify the point I was attempting to bring out.
        In brief, a Tragedy of ASSUMPTIONS on the part of Operators state wide.

        In any event, I earnestly Hope that everyone hereabouts has the best year to come that circumstances will allow. Be well, be BLESSED, one and all.


        PS: Brandon, do you – as yet – have a notion of when you’ll be publicizing your expose on Schwab, Gates, et al? I am VERY interested to see what you’ve come up with Sir!

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          Brandon Smith December 31, 2021 at 11:23 pm

          It’s not so much that Texas “let” it happen, it’s that the federal government was PAYING companies to build wind turbines instead of building more natural gas infrastructure. That was the big issue – The Feds interfering in the natural progression of the independent Texas grid by trying to undermine natural gas, coal, oil, etc.

          • 253045 January 1, 2022 at 12:11 pm

            Can turbines come anywhere close to the break-even point without subsidies?

            Those NWO types believe they have all power, but they in fact are impotent.
            The wealth has been handed over, to the left, by folks who should know better.
            Our wretched predicament stems primarily from the weakness [ass kissing] of the right. . .

    • Jojo January 1, 2022 at 12:19 am

      LOL: CNN Lost ANOTHER 38% Of Viewers in 2021
      Barely anyone left watching the pedo scandal hit network
      29 December, 2021
      Steve Watson.

      According to Nielsen data, CNN saw the massive drop in weekday prime-time viewership, while MSNBC saw a 25 percent drop in viewership for the same time slots.

      The data shows that on average there are 919,000 Americans watching MSNBC, while only 787,000 are still watching CNN.

      At this rate the networks will soon be out of business.

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        Brandon Smith January 1, 2022 at 12:22 am

        It’s worse than that – CNN lost 68% viewership in their prime time slots in June of this year.

        • 253045 January 1, 2022 at 12:14 pm

          FOX is controlled opposition and is still part of MSM. A real competitor would spend hours every day revealing how the fake money mafia actually works.

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            Brandon Smith January 1, 2022 at 12:19 pm

            You’re preaching to the choir. Though, I think Tucker Carlson is on the level.

          • Rabbitnexus January 3, 2022 at 9:00 am

            Tucker is as close as it gets. He is on borrowed time though. If they were smart enough not to do that, they’d not be where they are now. They will. Sooner rather than later. Although he still stays within the basic narrative on most things and serves to corral a sizable chunk of otherwise unreachable conservatives.

        • Marcus Betteridge January 4, 2022 at 9:14 am

          He is quite an enjoyable listen but, when it comes down to it, Tucker loses all respect because he happily went along with the election theft. Unforgiveable.

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            Brandon Smith January 4, 2022 at 9:25 am

            How did he “go along” with it? Also, “election theft” is a misleading phrase – ALL presidential elections are theft because the outcome is always controlled. You think it was a mistake that Trump got into office? No. Trump’s cabinet was loaded with globalists and banking elites from day one. His commerce secretary was Wilber Ross, a Rothschild banking agent that arranged to save Trump’s fortune when he was going bankrupt in the 1990s. Not to mention all the Council On Foreign Relations members in his circle. The evidence suggests all elections are theater. Maybe Trump was unaware of the theater, but who is still trying to convince conservatives to stop fighting against the untested vaccines to this day? That’s right – Trump. National elections are meaningless.

        • Marcus Betteridge January 8, 2022 at 7:31 pm

          By “going along” with it Tucker Carlson agreed that Trump needed to stop complaining and accept the result. He has quite a free rein but on that issue, not that free.

          Totally agree that Trump was eased in as well. They all are. All this “man of the people” and “outsider” talk is nonsense.

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            Brandon Smith January 8, 2022 at 10:10 pm

            The election is irrelevant to the bigger issues at hand. I really don’t care if Carlson was uninterested in dragging out the Kabuki theater.

  • Black Cat December 31, 2021 at 11:02 am

    William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987
    “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

    Add to this quote things like Operation Mockingbird and the interview by G.Edward Griffen of Yuri Bezmenov and it’s no wonder communist/socialist extremists left wing viewpoints and propaganda are the mainstream media. Good to see their B.S. has now backfired, the more they double down, the more obvious their lies become.

  • Black Cat December 31, 2021 at 11:19 am

    This is a recent interview on The High Wire with G.Edward Griffen regarding the interview with Yuri Bezmenov,

    I had watched the original interview over 10-15 years ago, revisiting it again now all I can say is wow, look what has become of this country (all by design).

  • Stan Sylvester December 31, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Our enemies have a tremendous advantage because of their organization. In 1992 Klaus Schwab formed “Global Leaders for Tomorrow.” Some unsurprising alumni are Bill Gates Tony Blair, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Angela Merkle, you get the idea.
    In 2004 it was renamed ” Young Global Leaders.” It includes folks like Justin Trudeau, Ivanka Trump and Gavin Newsome. To appeal to celebrity lovers there’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashton Kushner.
    Not finished, Klaus formed “Global Shaper’s Community” in 2012. It has 10,000 alumni to date. Hmmm. Is this how you get about 170 government leaders to uniformly go along with Covid lockdowns, masks and vaccines that aren’t vaccines? Were most or all of them alumni of this curriculum of evil?
    Psalm 94:16
    “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers, who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?”
    God doesn’t ask us to defeat the evil. That’s His job. He just wants us to stand against it. We do our best and God will do the rest.

  • Pat B December 31, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    In all of this major life event, perhaps as in most major life events, something good comes out of it. The crooks and liars are revealed. One day they will all be washed down in to the drain of muck, mire and into a lake of fire, never to destroy lives with their lies and destruction ever again. Yahweh, my Heavenly Father, will NEVER allow to UNjust to go unpunished.

    At 80 years of age, I am now in my 8th day of covid. Not my best time, but certainly could be much, much worse. Only by God’s good health healing herbs – like Black Seed Oil (ghastly taste but really helps), Turmeric, and other healing herbs have kept things from getting any more serious. Drinking lots of water, a bottle of Pedialite per day, and taking Hydroquinine Tablets – 2 per day along with plenty of nurturing from family members who drop off these things, along with food near the front door.
    And phone each day to check up on me. I am blessed.

    We must treasure and hold close our dear ones who are so faithful to offer love and help at such a dire time. I thank my Heavenly Father for them, and also for this season to just stop and rest in His abundant love. There is a reason for this, at this time – being merciful.

    • Gotheart January 2, 2022 at 7:22 am

      Get well soon! Update when you feel like it! I treasure your words! Keep goin! 😀 Sincerely.

      • Pat B January 4, 2022 at 7:24 pm

        Thank you, Gotheart – and may our Heavenly Father bless you and yours. It is now Jan. 4th and still putting down the HydroQuinine tablets – one before bed and one in the AM when getting up. Thankfully, also, non tested, non-vaxxed daughter lodge in a good supply early on. Also drinking lots of water and Pedialite. And eating smaller meals 2 times a day. Hope and pray to go back to real life next week.

        Much weakness still abounds, but very slowly subsiding. I still get out only once a day to feed feral cats.This is rugged stuff. Not for the obese, unhealthy among us.

  • Greg B. January 1, 2022 at 4:14 am

    An interesting trend I’ve seen in the comic book industry as of late in the wake of Marvel and DC’s decline due to their embrace of woke ideology comic book readers have been finding alternatives in the form of manga from Japan (the manga series “Demon Slayer” is outselling both DC and Marvel combined) , vintage Marvel and DC comics from the 50’s and 60’s and even the old pulp fiction stuff from the Roaring 20’s and before like the Shadow, Solomon Kane, Doc Savage and Zorro. I’ve also been seeing a few indy creators filling the vacuum and gaining tremendous followings in the process like Timothy Lim and Mark Pellegrini with their comic Kamen America.

    Manga is succeeding where the Big Two are failing precisely because the writers put storytelling over preaching to the reader. Even the ones with overt SJW overtones don’t beat you over the head with it. And the older comics and pulp fiction stuff gives readers what they’ve been wanting for a long time; escapism, enjoyable stories, passable art and actual heroes to look up to. All the things you don’t see in modern comics.

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      Brandon Smith January 1, 2022 at 8:17 am

      Yes, the American comic industry is pretty much dead at this point because of the woke takeover – I also forgot to mention video games and “gamergate”, which was basically just gamers pointing out the leftist takeover of the industry. Games are bigger than movies these days, and the leftist infiltrators REALLY did not like being exposed. They lost their minds over gamergate. The fact that these people consistently lose money and have zero talent tells you this is all about politics and cultism and not about “art” or making money for companies like Marvel.

  • Juri January 1, 2022 at 8:23 am

    This is big deal in Europe too and we have one more problem. Intelligent people do not want to be journos.

    So all journalism is made by hysterical young women and beta males who are too stupid and probably have also mental issues to write anything readable. Most commonly named cause for abandoning TV or newspapers down here in Europe is that there is nothing to watch or read anymore. Newspapers can’t find intelligent people who could write anything interesting on whatever topic.

    Anyway, regime lost his greatest weapon and asset, Big Lie. Narrative slipping away and they do not know what to do anymore.

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  • Dennis January 1, 2022 at 10:44 am

    “So all journalism is made by hysterical young women and beta males who are too stupid and probably have also mental issues to write anything readable.” LOL “-)

  • Going Dark Soon January 2, 2022 at 9:21 am

    “””My own audience numbers have jumped at least 30% in the past two years alone”””

    And that is a testament to YOU, and you happen to be the ONLY writer whose work I seek out each week.

    Unfortunately, it also shows how far the truth has to go to get a foothold with the fear addicts. You keep up the good work, and I will continue to spread it as much as I can.

  • Dennis January 2, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” -Winston Churchill-

  • ed lakar January 2, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    the windmill failures are interesting as there are many windmills in much colder climates . maybe the gov’t purposly cheaped-out on the heaters to make texas look bad. also, msm made the 1/6 riots look worse by claiming that there was $1.6m in damages and concentrated coverage on the broken windows and cops beaten with confederate flag poles and fire extingishers

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      Brandon Smith January 2, 2022 at 1:16 pm

      Windmills fail all the time everywhere; North Dakota has had problems with them in the past, but it’s not always the cold. Often it’s just mechanical failure. They have to be designed specifically for cold weather, as well. Many are not. I suspect the turbines in Texas were not. The 1/6 event definitely got violent, no one is denying that. However, it was nowhere near as violent as the BLM riots. The point is, the MSM took two different violent protests and portrayed one as a “fight for equality” and the other as an “insurrection”, even thought the BLM riots led to many deaths and billions in damage. The double standard is clear. Also, who really cares if a Confederate flag is present? It’s the leftists that suddenly decided that the flag only represents “racism” – It was a symbol of rebellion for the past several decades, not a symbol of slavery, but they rewrite history however they wish.

  • Serge January 2, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it does, you can bet it was planned that way.” , Franklin D Roosevelt
    P.s: Strange, more and more establishment agents like Fauci, reveal on the mainstream media “little truths” about the current health crisis ..

  • Rabbitnexus January 3, 2022 at 9:09 am

    -It’s true that many of us have escaped the matrix and there are more all the time. However I think they’ve got it covered. The jabbery will lead where they’re wanting to get everyone. The hysteria with getting everyone jabbed. their readiness to completely remove the once so carefully constructed and camouflaged mask and show their raw naked force in all our countries simultaneously like this makes it clear this is do or die for them.

    Remember what Klaus said? By 2030 you will own nothing and you will be happy. I do not think there is any doubt about this in their plans. Which means they won’t be needing the old media anymore. Or at least it’s new form will become acceptable to most. They will accept the media as their masters’ voice and they will be happy. Reason and deduction will not be a part of it. Many are already virtually such creatures anyway/.

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      Brandon Smith January 3, 2022 at 9:59 am

      I disagree. If that were the case then half the states in the US would not be openly blocking the mandates. There are far more people awake to the situation than you realize.

      • Stan Sylvester January 3, 2022 at 10:43 am

        They are well placed politicians is all. They’ve made the debate about mandates. This allows them to avoid saying that the jab is a kill shot. Big difference.
        It’s what they do. They won’t touch 9/11 and Israhell’s involvement. They won’t touch geoengineering and weather warfare. They have to keep the scripted theatre going but know what to keep a secret.

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          Brandon Smith January 3, 2022 at 11:29 am

          No, this has nothing to do with politicians – Red states are free because of the PEOPLE. The politicians are irrelevant. They block the mandates because they have to because they live right next door to their conservative constituency. Maybe many of them want to, but again, they have no choice anyway. Beyond that the fact remains that millions upon millions of Americans stand against the mandates and the globalist Reset, which is far more important than rehashing 9/11 over and over again or going off the deep end on weather conspiracies. Just because they aren’t addressing your particular pet issues does not mean they are not fighting for freedom.

          • Stan Sylvester January 3, 2022 at 2:16 pm

            Thank you for taking the time to respond. Points well made, and thank you for making comments available to your readers.

      • Gauntlet33 January 3, 2022 at 6:29 pm

        I agree with Brandon … it’s like real estate…location, location, location — very location dependent. Quick story: I had been having several BBQ parties over the past 2 years with other conspiracy factualists. I invited a long-time best friend from high school. I knew he had previously taken the jab, but he said during that summer party that he wouldn’t be taking any more, so I felt like I had finally gotten through to him. Fast forward to a few days ago on New Year’s Day when I send a text and he says that his whole family got COVID the week before and that it would have been worse if not for him and his family having been jabbed. On that note, I thought to myself, “F it, I’m done wasting my time on them”.

  • Black Cat January 4, 2022 at 7:10 am

    “conspiracy factualists”, I like that one.
    My experience is similar, your only going to get through to those people who are already in some way opening and on the path to awakening. I do think, like history shows, for some the programming is complete and they are a lost cause.

  • Black Cat January 4, 2022 at 7:21 am

    A topic I’d like to see discussed is both the individuals experience and societal observations of what people have gone through during the process of having to confront false belief structures, the acceptance that yes, this grand conspiracy does appear to be happening etc.
    For me it wasn’t always easy or comfortable, the emotional roller coaster was intensely present in my first few years. I think for some, those who refuse to see, cannot bring themselves to face this new reality, the fear of complete reality change is to great so they remain and often defend greatly the matrix.

    • Gauntlet33 January 4, 2022 at 1:51 pm

      Hey Black Cat, I’m glad you like the reference, though I can’t take credit for having made it up.
      And yes, to me, it’s not only important to try to convince others to our side, but since we’re all dealing with this, I think it’s important to share our stories and experiences at the very least so we can vent about our frustrations because this is a major roller coaster ride of big ups and downs of emotions. My wife and I can be feeling totally great and optimistic one day, and then the next it’s a major depressionary spiral down when we see that another domino has fallen, even if that particular domino was totally expected and predicted. On that note, this had lead me to understand mid last year that this will likely be the decade of fear — roughly half the population that are afraid of “COVID-19” and all its “variants”, and the other roughly half of the population that are not at all scared of COVID but rather scared of the globalists (and by default, afraid of those that are afraid of COVID-19 because those covidiots are the ones that we’ll either be directly fighting with or will be “turning us in” as they work as contact tracers and for us allegedly being “terrorists” simply for deciding to live apart from their system. Another gripe is how tiring it’s been having to put on two faces all the time – the everything is fine face / pretend it’s perfectly normal that we’re “all” (at least in LA area) wearing masks for the public eye, and the face of reality with our spouses and factualists friends.

  • Concerned January 4, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Great article.

    Quoth The Raven published a similar piece on Substack titled “The Mainstream Media Is Losing The Fight Of Its Life…All Thanks To Joe Rogan”

    To summarize, QTR states that in the face of honest reporting and integrity from alternative sources, the free market (competition) will push the MSM into new formats with better content. I sincerely disagree with QTRs conclusion. The MSM is “captured” in the same manner that political, financial, and corporate leadership has been captured across the globe. We’re in a period of “crash and burn” where cost and public perception have lost their meaning to the narcissistic sadists who are running the MSM and the reset agenda. Maintaining their narrative in alignment to psycho-social objectives is paramount, above all other considerations.

    At the beginning of Covid, Henry Kissinger wrote that as a result of Covid-19, we’re entering a new epoch where everything as we know it will change. This was short hand for “come hell or high water, using Covid-19 as our cattle call, the Great Reset is coming”. From this perspective, I don’t expect a rational or market-oriented MSM response as the QTR article predicts. Will some media programming revision and accommodation take place? Yes, absolutely. But will there be real change with actual integrity? Not a pigs chance at a southern barbecue. The folks who hold the MSM puppet strings will take down the internet before they let a Joe Rogan disrupt their goals. At best, they’ll allow alternative and Rogan styled content to be viewed just long enough to create effective angst and enmity among members of the public.

    For example, they may spin public outrage to use it against institutions and government who’ve legitimately been corrupt and/or harmful to the people. With the objective of harnessing an angry but mostly ill-informed people to achieve reset goals that require popular support. E.g. creation of useful idiots, similar to the Q-Anon psy-op that resulted in a moronic Trump cult. Possibly as part of a second Trump Presidency, or a civil revolt/war utilizing useful idiots who would complete the destruction of the US from the inside.

    All of the above is only speculation. The one thing we can be certain of regarding MSM is that going forward, lies and deception will remain predominant and proven tactics (like Q-Anon and other mass programming campaigns) will be utilized to manipulate an angry yet politically naïve public into a series of pre-planned traps and pitfalls designed to further the enslavement of humanity.

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      Brandon Smith January 4, 2022 at 1:56 pm

      You give them WAY too much credit. The globalists are not as smart as you think they are, but they are arrogant enough to think they can dictate future events to such a degree, which is why their plans continually fail lately. They have near zero control over the alternative media. Their only option is to shut down the internet completely or ban all alternative content and websites which you mentioned, but this would only lead to greater rebellion. Q-Anon failed, which is probably why Trump was not the chosen one in 2020. The Covid Reset has failed, at least in the US, so they will need some other crisis event. Millions of people are well aware of the globalists and their intent – This will not end well for them no matter what they do. The only question is how much damage they will cause before they are taken down?

  • Mad Matthew January 4, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Does this look like a bunch of people just walking in to the capitol and milling around? You, sir, are a (quite literally) god-damned liar. But then bearing false witness is a hallmark of the “Christian” “Right,” which is neither.

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      Brandon Smith January 4, 2022 at 9:39 pm

      Yes, actually it does. Only low IQ people seem to think that THIS looks like an “Insurrection”:

      Guess how many people were killed by protesters on Jan 6th? Answer: NONE. If it had been a real coup there would be numerous politicians hanging from lampposts. Try some critical thinking instead of repeating MSM talking points like a trained parrot.

  • Gauntlet33 January 5, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Also, I hope your readers and others in the legal community consider the idea of filing a wrongful termination claim in violation of public policy if they are terminated. As you all I’m sure know, many supporters of “pro-choice” favored people having the option of abortion, even though it meant that they could kill a very much alive, yet unborn fetus. In other words, a person’s bodily autonomy (under the doctrine / cliche “my body, my choice”) was so important that a woman could kill her unborn child (and could also sue for wrongful death if a medical provider were to negligently kill her unborn child). Yet, the MSM and the mandates are pushing for the loss of bodily autonomy. Anyway, the hypocrisy is evident so that any free thinker can see that the agenda is simple: killing of the unborn and the killing of your right to support yourself and your family if you refuse the jab, or eventual disease and killing of yourself if you do take the jab. Again, heads you lose, tails I win, and that’s not a free society.

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