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Concept.png Independent media
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In comparison with corporate media.
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Media that is not part of the corporate media system, mostly independently and tenuously funded.

Independent media (sometimes called Alternative media) is media that is not part of the corporate media system, mostly independently - and very tenuously - funded. But buyer beware - also "independent" media can be co-opted, incorrect, or narrowly follow pet ideas.

Official narrative

Full article: Fake news

Commercially-controlled media regularly charges independent media with producing "fake news", a phrase which arose from The Deep State's "fake news website" project to try to boost flagging trust in corporate media.

Own words

“We are subject to no editorial oversight or control, apart from our own self-imposed sense of what is right and fair, or in some cases what we think our readers are ready to hear. We have no bosses or advertisers to please or appease. Our owners are the readers. And with an owner that diverse and diffuse, we have been freed of the tyranny of billionaires and corporations.
This new model of journalism is revolutionary. It is genuinely pluralistic media. It allows a much wider spectrum of thought to reach the mainstream than ever before. And perhaps even more importantly, it allows independent journalists to examine, critique and expose the corporate media in real time, showing how little pluralism they allow and how often they resort to blatant falsehood and propaganda techniques.”

Jonathan Cook (2021)  [1]

Problems with the term independent media

The tenuous funding often means insufficient resources to follow up a story, do deep research or have editorial polish. Independent media can be infiltrated, where the credibility of the perceived independence is used to further official narratives. Kit Knightly wrote:

The fact is, legacy media is dying. Which is a good thing. But do you think the establishment doesn't see this? Do you think it hadn't occurred to them to get out in front of it by seizing control of the new media platforms and planting "leaders" in supposedl independent media movements? Like a hermit crab swapping out shells – they will simply slide themselves from their old home to a nice shiny new "indy" one..getting totally accidentally promoted by the algorithm. [2]

"Mainstream alternative media"

David Icke coined the term "Mainstream alternative media" (MAM). Icke analyzed that that the billionaire Elon Musk is creating a cross-promotional network of journalists designed to direct and control "alternative media", and to lure especially "conservatives" into a dead end:[3] [4]

You are being had, people, but most will never get that. They only see what is in front of their eyes, not what is weaved through what they think they see. The decision was made a long time ago and the Tucker Carlson interview with Alex Jones was just the calculated prelude to it. The interview was the setup for what was long planned. Musk could have simply done this long ago, but the ritual had to be played out to both eulogize Musk, the new MAM God, and to put Alex Jones center stage as a symbol of the Mainstream Alternative Media alongside Musk, Carlson, Joe Rogan, Andrew Tate, Jordan Peterson, Russell Brand, Eva Vlaardingerbroek, and all the rest. REAL alternative media that has no 'here and no further' is thus marginalized by comparison, as planned, but we are still here and still pursuing the depths of truth where the MAMMIES refuse to go.[5]

In February 2024, podcaster Joe Rogan signed a multiyear deal with Spotify worth as much as $250 million.[6]


Occasionally some government owned or corporate media produce output similar to independent media. Corporate media will from time to time allow dissident voices when the topic is far away in time or no longer seen as dangerous; and some of the output concerning adversaries can cover deep politics.

Some state owned media channels employ Western dissidents, or let them speak. The most known ones are Russia Today. Sputnik, Press TV, Al Jazeera and TeleSUR, but also others, thereby creating a similar output to Western independent media, but will follow official editorial lines in most other areas, for example Covid or criticism of the host country.



Page nameDescription
Accuracy in MediaA shady non-profit broadcaster with some good segments.
Anti-EmpireSite concentrating on independent geopolitical analysis. Covid-19 dissident.
Antiwar.comAntiwar news and viewpoints since 1995; has moved closer to official narratives over the years
ApolutGerman-language independent media
Bella Caledonia
Black Agenda ReportIndependent media outlet with a black American left-wing angle. Covers deep politics.
Breitbart News
Children's Health DefenseCritic of vaccine safety and other health issues
Craig Murray's blogThe blog of a former UK diplomat of rare perspicacity and integrity, whose blog was "jolted back out of retirement" by the "horrifying" spectacle of Tony Blair speaking at Ariel Sharon’s Funeral
Crimes of BritainA website focused on exposing the crimes of the UK
Daily Expose"Misinformation" website based in Great Britain.
Dissident Voice"A radical newsletter in the struggle for peace and justice".
Fort RussNamed as an outlet of "Fake News" by PropOrNot.
Geopolitics & EmpirePodcast censored by Western corporate/governments for Covid-19 coverage and other deep state subjects.
Global ResearchA research and media organization based in Montreal, Canada, and highly recommended source of independent news
GreatGameIndiaIndian website on international affairs, often writing on deep state topics.
ISGPA thoroughly researched collection of articles which tell some important and generally untold stories, especially about the rich and powerful.
If Americans KnewTour-de-force website of US journalist Alison Weir. It focuses on the historical and ongoing injustices perpetrated by the state of Israel against the non-Jewish people of Palestine.
Information Clearing HouseOne of the central independent media outlets. Tries to tell the stories that corporate media never will. Includes a lot of videos.
InfowarsA website operated by Alex Jones. Loved by its fans, disliked by many in powerful positions. Heavily censored by Big Tech.
Jerm WarfareLong-format interviews on a number of subjects with a number of personalities, often dissidents in their field or independent analysts.
JohnPilger.comThe films and journalism of John Pilger
Jonathan Cook/Website
LewRockwell.comNamed as an outlet of "Fake News" by PropOrNot.
NachDenkSeitenGerman-language independent media outlet targeted by the intelligence services..
No Lies Radio
OffGuardianProduced by a group of Guardian readers unhappy with its censorship policy
Oracle FilmsAnti establishment filmmaking
Press TVAn Iranian English-speaking media channel notably banned from the UK and US
Radio4All.netThe internet's first site to permit free up and download of MP3s, now has over 70,000 MP3s available for download, including a lot of independently produced radio shows on political topics
Reclaim The NetA website focused on daily news about censorship in the United States and worldwide.
Ron Paul InstituteIndependent thinking with a libertarian angle
Russia TodayA global TV channel backed by the Russian government. Allows Western dissidents on air and some deep politics to be discussed. Putting a positive spin on the government, but not too bad coverage of Russia either.
Salem NewsOregon based online newsgroup
Slavyangrad.orgWebsite (now inactive) that supported the rebels in Eastern Ukraine
Socialist ReviewThe monthly magazine of the British Socialist Workers Party
South FrontRussian-friendly video analysis site. Has faced massive Western corporate/government censorship.
StephenLendman.orgThe website of US analyst Stephen Lendman
The Canary
The Corbett ReportNamed as an outlet of "Fake News" by PropOrNot. Censored and deranked by Youtube and Twitter.
The Gateway PunditThe Gateway Pundit is an online news publication consisting of news, commentary and analysis.
The Jimmy Dore ShowAmerican political comedy show.
The Kim Iversen ShowIndependent analysis of today's politics. Foreign Policy, Pandemic, Elections and More.
The Last American VagabondHeavily censored by Western corporate/governments for Covid-19 coverage and other deep state subjects.
The Real NewsNamed as an outlet of "Fake News".
The TruthseekerIndependent website with an interest in False flag attacks
TruePublicaUK independent media website.
Truthstream MediaAn internet based, independent media outlet.
UnHerdBritish online magazine; "hosting alternative viewpoints to a mainstream audience". Does however financially tie in with the George Soros network.
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Related Quotations

James Corbett“When there is a question mark in the headline, the answer is always no.”James Corbett22 October 2021
John Laughland“A feature of today’s mass media culture which many dissidents lazily and wrongly denounce as "totalitarian" is precisely that dissenting views may be expressed and published, but this is precisely because, being mere drops in the ocean, they are never a threat to the tide of propaganda.”John Laughland2010
Alan MacLeod“In addition to training spies, the SFS also produces many of the country’s top journalists, including alternative media host Saagar Enjeti. When Enjeti left his job as host of The Hill’s show, "Rising," he was replaced by another SFS graduate, Emily Miller. Interestingly, Enjeti himself was a replacement for original host Buck Sexton, a former CIA analyst.”Alan MacLeod15 March 2023
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