Saturday, November 19, 2016

A list of Credible Alternative news sites

All of the following have some bad articles as well as good ones - you have to take the rough with the smooth.


www.antiwar.com
www.zerohedge.com (overly bearish but FAR more accurate than WSJ or Financial Times)
http://www.reddit.com/r/worldpolitics/
http://www.truth-out.org/
https://www.techdirt.com/
www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/
www.unz.com
www.independent.co.uk (only articles by Patrick Cockburn, some by Robert Fisk)
www.washingtonsblog.com
www.oilprice.com 
http://www.commondreams.org/
http://www.truthdig.com/
www.alternet.com
www.firedoglake.com
www.haaretz.com (for Israel)
http://normanfinkelstein.com/
http://www.nextgov.com/
http://russia-insider.com/en (very pro Russian biased so take the bias out - usually only articles that they have sourced from elsewhere are good)
http://rt.com/ (not stories about internal Russian politics or about Putin specifically) Good for US/UK news
http://www.businessinsider.com/ especially the military & defense writers
http://www.militarytimes.com/
http://www.counterpunch.org/ (very left wing site but has some good writers - hit and miss)
www.atlantic.com (usually only articles by Conor Friedersdorf)
http://www.salon.com/ (very hit and miss according to the author - Patrick Smith & Seymour Hersh are good)
http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/
http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.co.uk/ (Mish Shedlock)
http://www.allgov.com/
http://www.thewire.com/
http://www.rawstory.com/
http://www.wired.com/
http://boingboing.net/
https://www.aclu.org/
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics (usually only articles by Matt Taibbi)
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/ (Dan Froomkin is their best writer by far, they have a lot of bad articles by several of their other writers)
The following have decent articles very occasionally
http://www.theverge.com/
http://www.csmonitor.com/
http://america.aljazeera.com/
http://www.slate.com/
http://mic.com/
http://www.military.com/
http://www.motherjones.com/
http://www.scientificamerican.com/
http://www.dvice.com/
http://techcrunch.com/
http://betabeat.com/
http://arstechnica.com/
http://www.nationaljournal.com/
http://qz.com/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.forbes.com/real-time/
http://www.thenation.com/
http://pando.com/
http://www.technologyreview.com/
http://www.psmag.com/
http://reason.com/
http://www.newyorker.com/
http://myscienceacademy.org/
http://nymag.com/
http://www.activistpost.com/
http://www.upi.com/
http://www.propublica.org/
http://stratrisks.com/

N.B. The BBC, New York Times, Financial Times, The (London Times), The Telegraph, The Guardian, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Sky News, Washington Post, LA Times, AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal etc. are not quoted above because they are "infotainment" or Corporate propaganda outlets pushing official government narratives and are NOT actual real news sites. The occasional snippet of a Reuters report is sometimes used in my news gathering.
 
The Guardian is only good for civil rights / mass surveillance reporting - everything else is usually terrible.

The http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk has had some interesting informative articles in the past. I don't know what it's like because I don't go there very often. It's definitely less Establishment than other UK mainstream outlets though.

I post out loads of news and info on my twitter feed - so if you are interested in the real news - you could always go there. https://twitter.com/Ian56789

I also write a lot of the info up on my blog.

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