A Guide to the Other News

An on-going list of news and political programs that actually present a different view of important topics from around the world.

23 January 2023 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News

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The News. It used to be so simple. If ‘something happened’ you would either switch on Walter Cronkite or later, CNN and know for certain that you would find out all you needed to know.

No more. Now the news, like the rest of the world, is fractured. And of course, it is even worse in the collective west as outlets from DW to BBC and everything in between march to the press releases and propaganda issued in this first social media war.

I have largely stopped watching the war channels but in so doing I have found a number of very good alternatives. I have started a list below and will add more as I go along.

And you know the drill; these programs offer ‘alternative’ views of the current state of affairs, but as adults, most of us have learned to weed out the propaganda and the blatant fabrications. You might still have to do that every now and again, but not very often.

One word of caution: most of these programs run at different times all over the world, so it is almost impossible to schedule live streaming, but most are also available on a variety of outlets, from YouTube to Rumble and many others.

So the new-news is out there. You just might have to do a bit of leg-work to find it.

James Porteous | Clipper Media News

The Chris Hedges Report: Chris Hedges interviews writers, intellectuals, and dissidents, many banished from the mainstream, in his half-hour show The Chris Hedges Report

The Duran: The Two Alex’s provide (often daily) updates and opinions on the war in Ukraine and other topics. They each have very interesting solo channels as well.

Solo Channels

Alexander Mercouris: https://www.youtube.com/AlexanderMercourisReal

Alex Christoforou: https://www.youtube.com/alexchristoforou

The New Atlas: The New Atlas features detailed and precise geopolitical analysis by Brian Berletic with a (current) focus on the conflict in Ukraine, and many other topics.

The Heat: This current affairs show from CGTN America offers a wide range of topics from China and around the world. Hosted by Anand Naidoo.

Inside America: Ghida Fakhry hosts weekly in-depth interviews with American opinion and policy-makers exploring the issues shaping US politics on Turkiye’s TRT World along with a number of other excellent programs.

CrossTalk: Host Peter Lavelle poses hard, straightforward questions to his guests, and demands concrete answers in response. Featured on RT. Check Rumble if RT is not available in your location.

Worlds Apart: RT Host Oksana Boyko is one of the most intelligent hosts you will find on TV. The program really does offer ‘fast-paced, in-depth discussion on the most pressing issues facing the world today.’

The Listening Post: The Listening Post is a weekly Al Jazeera English program that examines the world’s media, how they operate, and the stories they cover. See here for many other great programs.

The Cost of Everything: Each week, host Christy Ai explains why rising food prices and the ripple effect on the economy.

Have I missed a program you enjoy? Let me know and I will be happy to add it to the list.

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