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HandIf a few years ago someone had told me that I was going to start a blog, gather a team of like-minded irate partners, expand, and turn the site into an alternative news and information site with daily news, top-notch editorials, independent analyses, weekly podcast programs and investigative video reports, commentaries, political cartoons and more, I’d say ‘are you nuts?!’ Don’t get me wrong. I was one of the major advocates for truly alternative news and information sites to challenge the illegitimate, stinky, completely dependent and sold-out, meek, weak, government propaganda machine, corporate pet-boys mainstream media. However, as a very private recluse foreign to the blogging-forum sphere with zero technical knowledge or abilities, I never saw ‘me’ in that scenario. You know, I was one of those a bit lazy ‘they’ should do this, ‘they’ should start that, ‘they’ must challenge it … cases. See, I admit.

Today, if someone were to tell me that I should stop all this hard-work trying to counter and to a certain degree replace the lies-filled news and views industry, that doing so is so very futile and impossible, that I should give up and do something else, I’d say ‘Are You Nuts?! No way!’ Why? Because so far we have succeeded in reaching some of our objectives. Because we have actually become a current, and are becoming a force to reckon with. Because we’ve made a difference; however humbly or little-far better than sitting, knowing, complaining yet making no difference.

So what really happened between a few years ago and the point where I decided to make a go at it; at least try?

It was not so much the mainstream media. Hey, I think almost everyone, unanimously, would declare the corporate mainstream as a lying knifing propaganda machine at the end of its shelf life. No. It was those who claimed to counter and replace the mainstream media-the so-called ‘alternative media’ brought to you by corporate foundation sugar-daddies (Soros, Ford, Rockefellers …) and corporate advertisers galore.

When independence is the most important determinant of and factor in being an ‘alternative’ to the mainstream, how can one receive mega dollars from mega corporate foundations ruled by mega corporate bosses, and dare to claim ‘independence’? Is there anyone out there, at least among the readers of this article, who disagrees with ‘Nothing in this world is free’? Then how could anyone, any institution-organization, dare to claim and pretend ‘independence’ and being an ‘alternative,’ when its entire  existence and livelihood depends solely on the funds-money given to them by the super-agenda-holding corporate powers behind the corporate-driven politics?

Let me give you an example:

In May 2011, the Media Research Center reported that from 2003-2001, Soros had spent more than $48 million "funding media properties, including the infrastructure of news -- journalism schools, investigative journalism and even industry organizations." Among the beneficiaries of Soros's money were such entities as: NBC, ABC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Columbia Journalism Review, ProPublica, the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Investigative Reporting, The Lens, the Columbia School of Journalism, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Organization of News Ombudsmen, National Public Radio, the Pacifica Foundation, The American Prospect Inc. (the owner and publisher of The American Prospect magazine), the Nation Institute, the Media Fund, the Independent Media Center, the Independent Media Institute, Media Matters For America, and Free Press. Below are some brief descriptions of a few of organizations:

SorosJust ask yourself why this mega corporate mogul who is funding and influencing the crooked mainstream media outlets such as the NY Times, Washington Post, ABC, for his own crooked political-power purposes, is supporting, funding-bankrolling the supposed ‘alternatives’ that are ‘supposedly’ anti-corporate media such as Nation Magazine and Pacifica and the boldly named Independent Media Institute? Come on, it doesn’t take a real brainer to recognize and interpret this not so much an oddity. Right? Well, this is only one little specific example. The so-called alternative media market, at least those loaded with funds and resources, is filled with such examples-some of them ‘self-servingly’ omitted and classified; think ‘mysterious fund-ers & mega donor angels.’

It was this new con game, the posers of independent and alternative media, these phonies, that motivated me to start my own website, at least attempt to be a real independent alternative, and see if it is indeed possible. With that goal in mind I set the most important mission statement-objective for Boiling Frogs Post:

We do not receive a single penny from corporate-foundation shills or corporate advertisement trap setters. This home relies only on the support provided by a like-minded irate minority like you and me.

I have kept my word. I intend to keep my word. I would rather shut down this website than compromise our integrity and independence by getting on ‘their’ payroll. And thanks to you we have remained, grown, expanded, and are set to go even further.

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  1. You also forgot groups like the Newsseum which is heavily bankrolled by News Corp.

  2. Hi Sibel and other readers/subscribers,

    Full-disclosure, I’m a Ron Paul supporter for many reasons. I watched last night’s CNN debate where I thought Ron Paul gave some phenomenal answers despite being given the least amount of talking time yet again. I also watched the hour-long post-debate coverage and analysis done by CNN. In the entire hour, they did not even MENTION Ron Paul’s name until literally the last 2 minutes and that was just a passing mention.

    I am sick to death of, yes, the media either ignoring or smearing Ron Paul. But this is just indicative of a larger problem in our media that certainly those who frequent this site are aware of. I thank Sibel and others like her for providing this service so that we Americans can be truly informed about what our government is up to.

    That being said, I’m ready to step up the fight. I think we need an organized and concerted effort to shine a light on what a sham the MSM is in this country. It doesn’t need to be centered around Ron Paul, although that has certainly been a catalyst for my anger. I’m wanting to a) decide some course of action, be it a demonstration or a boycott of major advertisers, or SOMETHING to let these government presstitutes know that we’re sick of it and we aren’t going to continue to let them try and pull the wool over our eyes to protect their government/corporate/Wall Street friends anymore. And b) once we decide on what course of action to take, we need to organize and get enough people behind the movement to make an impact and make them take notice.

    I would appreciate any ideas and/or thoughts on this matter and hope we can organize to make a difference. I’m also trying to organize some friends on FB. If you would like, please friend me ‘Haley Heathman’. I think I’m about the only one with that name out there. I’ll put my dog as my picture just in case. Thanks!

  3. @Haley11: Welcome! Always love to hear people talking about ‘action’ rather than listing ‘problem/issue points.’

    I think the media’s trend on Ron Paul has backfiring on them; they truly sound/look pathetic.

    Please send me a note via ‘contact us’ above. I have a few ideas/suggestions, and with those a few ‘possible steps/solutions.’

    Thanks, Sibel

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