Turning off the news is not the answer.
Most of us by now are well aware that the mainstream media model is broken.
A ubiquitous focus on maximizing audience size and revenue rather than audience intelligence has led to a dreadfully ill-informed, increasingly polarized populace and far too many disastrous government policies.
We like to blame the politicians – and in many cases, we should – but often they are simply seeking to placate the misinformed masses.
Some contemporaries contend that I am a cantankerous contrarian who likes to create controversy by criticizing the status quo.
That sentiment is understandable when you look at some of my recent articles:
• Really nice people are a really big problem
• Top 5 Ways Mainstream Media Pull the Wool Over Our Eyes
• April Fool's Day is officially no fun at all
However, those who know me well know that I am an optimist who wants to get the...
Some people in my network have suggested that our society has moved past the pandemic and that there is no reason to provide coverage such as the high-level data analysis provided by my business partner Laurie Weston in the recent article linked here (Detailed analysis of 2021 deaths data reveals disturbing trends).
I could not disagree more.
If we do not examine carefully the consequences of pandemic policies, we are doomed to make similar mistakes in...
Really nice people are at the heart of much of what is wrong with our world today.
You know the type. You may even be the type – kind, trusting, avoiding conflict at almost any cost.
These traits are generally admired in our culture, but this needs to stop. I contend that the future of our society depends on it.
Really nice people must be prevented from making it really easy for really bad people to take over the...
With artificial intelligence set to take already-problematic propaganda, misinformation, and censorship to entirely new levels, it is more important than ever that you find sources of information that are trustworthy and reliable.
One of our members recently said that there is nothing more important than establishing a trustworthy platform at which news is accurate, speech is free, and discussion is constructive. I agree.
And I use this space to share my story so that you can...
I had a remarkable video call with one of my BIG Media subscribers the other day.
He started by thanking me for doing what I do – providing a trustworthy, transparent, and accurate source of news on the big issues – which is always nice to hear.
Then he said that we are not charging enough for our memberships.
I said, "I want to avoid being elitist. Currently, even at just 2 or 3 U.S. bucks per week, we...
It is just a matter of time until the "Lockdown Files" scandal exposed by The Telegraph in the U.K. comes to North America.
The Telegraph gained access recently to 100,000 WhatsApp messages leaked from former U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock. Many of those messages point to policies being enacted based on political motivation, rather than in the interest of the common good.
In the months ahead, I think we will see tales of deliberate misinformation campaigns...
Most in my network are aware that I launched a fact-focused news platform with a group of accomplished scientists at BIG-Media.ca.
And most of you can recognize the difference between our objective approach to covering the big issues, and the sensationalistic standard. Pick any of the articles cited in my Top 101 BIG Media Articles (https://big-media.ca/big-media-top-100-truthfully-yours-but-nothing-from-yours-truly/), and you will have difficulty finding coverage that compares in the categories of accuracy, logical interpretation, and critical context.
A lot of Canadians are outraged with their federal government's handling of the trucker protest that included invoking the Emergencies Act and freezing bank accounts of those who supported the protest.
A lot of Canadians are furious with the federal government for punishing the oil and gas industry that gives us our high standard of living, and could do so much for global energy security ... while they fly all over the planet in private jets...
BIG Media Ltd. is expanding to become a global platform, and in order to do so effectively, we need editorial contributors in all corners of the world. (Please note that we have good reason to believe that Earth is not flat, so the term "corners" is not to be taken literally.)
We are looking for correspondents based in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia/Oceania, and Antarctica.
We are NOT looking for journalists trained in the traditional...