Alternatives to the Mainstream
Brad's Weekly Feature
The last few weeks has seen a
barrage of media unlike any other I have seen over my lifetime.
Much of the reporting has been, to put it mildly, sensationalist
In order to understand fully
current events, an educated person needs to read widely, not
just from CNN, Reuters, and so on, but also from other, less
widely distributed sources.
What can a person do to find more
balance to the views espoused by the large media organizations?
I have a few suggestions for Web-based sources that are credible
and that provide alternatives to the mainstream.
Alternative Views (all based in
The New Yorker
This week, articles on the ground war
in Afghanistan, and on a possible domestic source for the
anthrax found in the US.
The Village Voice
This week, articles on a failed
commando raid on the Taliban leader and on the two million
Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
Today's feature article is on the
dangers of continued bombing during Ramadan.
This month includes an article on how
the US government is restricting news coverage and how large
media organizations are going along.
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