Pondering Patriot Bat Shit

Next News Network wasn’t on my radar, never heard of founder Gary Franchi or crossed paths with his vision of “patriot” news until idle cosmic research landed on this video. 15 seconds in “could be home to aliens”, turned confirmation of habitable zone planet Proxima, four light years away in the Proxima Centauri system into a global conspiracy. A minute or so into the segment “discovery deliberately kept secret”, coupled with liberal sprinklings of “alien” reference raised WTF red flags.

Rather than scream “moron”, I delved into the world of Next News Network. Dubbed N3 by painfully obvious media strategists, entering the realm of “your most trusted liberty news network” began with a mission statement –

Connect people from around the world with an online, interactive hub for news and entertainment to share facts, issues, tips, and ideas – free from corporate influence – in order to broadcast pertinent truths the world should know.

Wow –  “broadcast pertinent truths the world should know” is the definition of “liberty news”. American liberty depends on stoic patriots willing to speak the truth of alien conspiracy instead of scientific actuality?

“empower our viewers with actionable information, enabling each to pursue their own life, powered by liberty and happiness, just as our founders intended.”

Growing determination to comprehend patriots, liberty and Next News Network landed on one name – Gary Franchi, driving force behind N3 and patriot committed to liberty for all Americans.  “Who is Gary Franchi” on the N3 website began with –

“If a person’s character can be measured by the enemies he makes, Gary Franchi received a significant endorsement when the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) listed him as number nine in its roster of patriot movement leaders in 2010.”


Stop! To be a patriot dedicated to American liberty as intended by the founding fathers, you have to piss off the SPLC – a non profit organization dedicated to matters of hate, racial injustice and civil rights? Franchi, a patriot so tickled, his bio opens with puffed chest delight over the accomplishment. Wow.

Never mind N3 reports of alien conspiracy, lets look at “pertinent truths the world should know” in regard to Hillary Clinton. In the interest of liberty, patriots at N3 reported proof Hillary has Parkinsons disease.

According to N3, Hillary always wears pant suits to hide a catheter. A catheter that’s “pissing on her election chances” . N3’s source, “a nurse”. Seriously, words escape me – watch the video.

The dictionary defines patriot as –

– a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.
– a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.
Watch this clip –

 Patriot bat shit flourishes in America, propaganda has never been easier. Reel in a target audience, profess patriotic liberty, call it news, sit back and watch it gel. I doubt the founding fathers imagined an outcome this diabolic or damaging to their vision of America.


Parallax World

Parallax is “a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight”. Enter Parallax World – a news site with far greater aspirations than delivering bipartisan news. Parallax World strives to become the news source that “gives news readers no excuse for being blindly partisan”.

Launched in January, Parallax World’s 9 staff members currently publish one story a day. Stories focused on domestic/international politics and relations, business and the environment. To be published, stories meet strict criteria –

“1) The nuance provided will make better voters or global citizens, 2) Whether it impacts a large audience, 3) Whether the topic is better covered by the Parallax format.”

“Format” is the Parallax key – readers are able to toggle back and forth between three different perspectives on every story. Linked below, a Parallax World story on climate strategies.


Co-founder Sean Daley said –

“Our core goal is different. Parallax World…is less concerned with understanding how various news agencies cover a story, but rather is focused on how decision makers act and perceive those events. We want to know how President Obama, Speaker of House Boehner, or Senator Ted Cruz differ in their views,”

Ponder Parallax World – perspective is everything.


Fox Propaganda

Following the attack on Canada’s parliament, CBC news the National, opened with a clip from Fox News. Why? It was an astoundingly biased, misinformed, hysterical, irresponsible example of right wing propaganda. Newsworthy from a Canadian perspective for illustrating all that’s wrong with so called “news”. Fox took the position America was about to be invaded by ISIS (reporting Ottawa was barely an hour drive from the border). Fox went on to say the border with Canada was the longest unprotected border in the world, and that militants were poised to invade America.

The CRTC (Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission) prohibits broadcasting “false or misleading” news – regulations that only apply to Canadian broadcasters. America on the other hand saw fit to abolish the 1949 “Fairness Doctrine” in 1987. (a federal regulation requiring broadcasters to present both sides of controversial issues in a manner that was honest, equitable and balanced)  Apparently fairness violates freedom of speech. Right wing America consistently squashing attempts by Democrat politicians to reinstate fair reporting – the reason fundamentalist Americans gobble up Fox “news” as definitive “truth”.

Freedom of speech is a privilege, freedom to present anything you damn well please as news is appalling. Fox News is responsible for more hate, suspicion, misplaced rage, unfounded bias and plain old stupidity than any other propaganda factory in modern history. I’m so tired of imbecile hot heads spewing Fox gibberish as “truth”. If freedom of speech is more sacred than an obligation to speak the truth – I give up.