If you don’t trust the folks over at CNN, MSNBC, or Fox News to show you what’s really happening, and you’ve lost faith in the integrity of established liberal media institutions such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, or The Guardian…….

Fear not, you’ll be okay… there are options!

Television & Web Video

The Real News Network (Baltimore-based non-profit independent media outlet)(YouTube channel)

RT (English language TV channel funded by Russian government; formerly Russia Today)

RT America (US-based television news outlet, part of Russia’s RT international network)

teleSUR English (Latin American media outlet founded by Venezuela and Cuba)

Redacted Tonight (RT America comedy news show hosted by Lee Camp)

The Empire Files (homepage) (teleSUR English series hosted by Abby Martin)

On Contact With Chris Hedges (RT America series hosted by Chris Hedges)

Days of Revolt (Telesur English series hosted by Chris Hedges)

Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff (economic and political news & analysis from a Marxist perspective, hosted by New School economics professor Dr. Richard D. Wolff in collaboration with Democracy at Work)

Moderate Rebels (political podcast hosted by Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton)

The Grayzone (independent media outlet founded by Max Blumenthal) (YouTube channel)

Pushback with Aaron Maté (Grayzone podcast  hosted by Aaron Maté)

The Hill’s Rising (YouTube political talk show presented by The Hill hosted by Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti)

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper (Rolling Stone’s irreverent political podcast hosted by Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper)

The Mother of All Talk Shows (Youtube talk show hosted by George Galloway)

The World According to Jesse (RT America series hosted by Gov. Jesse Ventura)

PressTV (Iranian state TV)

Sputnik News (Russian government-funded news outlet)

Democracy Now! (independent news, hosted by Amy Goodman)

Status Coup (independent news outlet founded and hosted by Jordan Chariton)

The Jimmy Dore Show (comedy news offshoot of TYT hosted by Jimmy Dore)

The Rational National (YouTube progressive political commentary channel hosted by David Doel)

The Humanist Report (YouTube channel hosted by Mike Figueroa – progressive news and analysis)

TBTV (YouTube political commentary show hosted by Tim Black)

Watching The Hawks (RT America series hosted by Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace)

Secular Talk (YouTube channel hosted by Kyle Kulinski – progressive news and analysis)

The Majority Report With Sam Seder (YouTube channel hosted by Sam Seder)

TMBS – The Michael Brooks Show (YouTube series hosted by Michael Brooks)

The Young Turks (political commentary hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian)

Newsbroke on AJ+ (politics/news comedy show from Al Jazeera’s AJ+ hosted by Francesca Fiorentini)

The World Today With Tariq Ali (Telesur English series with Tariq Ali)

France 24 English (English language version of 24/7 international news from France) (YouTube channel) (24/7 live stream video)

Newspapers, Zines, Blogs, & Online News

Center For Research on Globalization

WikiLeaks (Transparency advocate and most significant whistleblower site)

The Intercept (Co-founded by Glenn Greenwald)

TruthDig (Home to Chris Hedges)

The UK Independent (Home to Robert Fisk)

The Nation

Common Dreams


21st Century Wire



The Raw Story

The Anti-Media

Mint Press News

Land Destroyer

Open Secrets (Center for Responsive Politics)

Unicorn Riot (independent, non-profit volunteer media that publishes everything under creative commons license)

Venezuelanalysis (Independent journalists in Venezuela provide contrast to Western and private media propaganda about Venezuela)

Center For Public Integrity (Pulitzer Prize winner)

Corp Watch

The Real News

Yes! Magazine

Sputnik News

New Eastern Outlook

US Uncut

Truth Out

Dangerous Minds

The Free Thought Project

Independent Media Center (international guerrilla news network centered around activism)

Center for Media and Democracy (Source Watch watchdog group, with sister groups ALEC Exposed and PR Watch)

The Onion (America’s Finest News Source)

Ars Technica (arts and technology)

Wired (technology)

Dark Reading (hacking and infosec)

The Hacker News (hacking and technology)

Slant Magazine (independent cinema)

Indie Wire (independent film, music, and news)

The Quietus (independent music)

Drowned In Sound (independent music)

Pitchfork (formerly Pitchfork Media, trending alternative music and news)

Random House first edition (1967) of the Marshall McLuhan classic.