Beyond Fox

I’m collecting news programs / channels that have a Right Wing Bias. Fox has now gone off to the Dark Side (in a few small steps) and is unlikely to remain a reliable news source for long, given the trends.

So with the rest of the YSM being Hard Left, what’s a moderate middle of the bird type to do for some unbiased news?

The only real choice is “compare and contrast” of Right Wing News to the Left Wing News. I’ve used this method for years with various National Advocacy News sources. So things like RT, sponsored by Russia, will not “talk dirt” about Russia, but will ruthlessly rip into the dirt on other countries / leaders. Then slide over to the EU and France 24 loves to give the dirt on Russia (Macron and France not so much…)

Similarly, war news is always one sided. In the Middle East, I’d watch Israeli news, Al Jazeera, RT, and US / EU sources. I’d get live video, sometimes from both sides of a front line during the same confrontation. The bias also stands out starkly.

So what’s the alternative news sources? Largely TBD, but I’m going to collect a set here. First TV (as I can let it run while I’m doing other things with my eyes and fingers…) then more print sources.

TV

An easy starter here is Pluto TV. They are like cable TV without the cable. Free with advertising and you can watch it on a Roku, with an App or on a browser. It is time-synchronous (i.e. appointment TV… shows have a show time. They are adding a saved section where you can replay some stuff, but I’ve not explored it yet). There are “Live” and “On Demand” buttons on the top of the menu. Lots of movies on demand, but a page search for the word “News” had zero hits for “On Demand”. I suppose news from last year isn’t all that in demand ;-)

https://pluto.tv/live-tv/ gets you to the top level where you click a box near the bottom to get a bigger menu. Scroll a ways for the news cluster in the 200s or click the “news & opinion” button on the left of the big menu.

Pluto has their own branded news channel that seems to be a little left in some short watching time, but trying to be unbiased (some).

Pluto News

202 https://pluto.tv/live-tv/pluto-tv-news

Here’s direct links to the various channels I’ve categorized as right leaning:

NewsMax

236 https://pluto.tv/live-tv/newsmax-tv

They have a web site:
https://www.newsmax.com/

With the present latest tag / headline:

Latest: Newsmax Again Beats Fox Business, CNBC in Ratings

Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: Pennsylvania Suit Is Trump’s Strongest

Blaze TV

238 https://pluto.tv/live-tv/blaze-live

This is the Glenn Beck channel. There’s a blazetv web site too, but it immediately dumps you into a push to buy membership to watch the channel… and I’m not up for $100 ticket to see if I like something.

America’s Voice

240 https://pluto.tv/live-tv/americas-voice

So far, I’ve liked these folks. Seems like mostly straight news, but from a right / republican POV. Their website:

https://americasvoice.news/

AMERICA’S VOICE IS YOUR 24/7 NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK
JUST REAL NEWS & HONEST VIEWS! WATCH ON DISH CH 219 · PLUTO TV CH 240 · ROKU · APPLE TV · FIRE TV

Their broadcast runs on the front page of their web site too. I did have to click the speaker icon to turn on the sound (so being polite to not blast you with sound unless you want it).

OANN

242 https://pluto.tv/live-tv/oan-encore

One America News Network. The Pluto channel is named “encore” and that leads me to think it might be time delayed to some extent, but I’ve no way to check that ATM. I think the show I’m watching on Wednesday said it was a Monday night, but wasn’t listening closely enough as it was the “happy talk” going to commercial patter…

https://www.oann.com/

The First TV

244 https://pluto.tv/live-tv/the-first

The First is an interesting channel. A bit hard to find with web searches as their name is a generic phrase used for all sorts of things… “The First News” lands you in Warsaw at a newspaper… Here’s their YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVhgOxzt5W1fZhOd0l2E6g

From which, on the “about” page, I was able to find their web address:

https://www.thefirsttv.com/watch/

IIRC, this is where Bill O’Reilly landed with an occasional opinion segment. Trim the “watch” from the URL for the top page that describes them and shows their main talking heads (including O’Reilly).

Web Based Channels TBD

I’m pretty sure all those folks have channels on other media such as Roku, Amazon Fire, etc. I’ve deliberately NOT included channels on YouTube to the extent possible. I also need to spend some time on Bitchute, and the other alternative streaming services, and find some channels there to share. What I have marked right now are more “Opinion Guys I like”… not exactly news. So folks like Salty Cracker. The exception is a couple of overseas channels that are on YouTube where I need to find an alternative feed.

I’ll be adding the Tim Pool sites in here first.

My intent is that, as I find those, I’ll add them in a “Web News” section here. Things like Epoch Times (good China coverage) and NTD and… But those are more ‘one topic area’ centered. I’m pretty sure folks will not be all excited about the Indian Continent Web News talking about their view of China. But if folks want that too, I’ll add it. But that’s a longer time project as each one takes a while to find on the web (I mostly watched them on the Roku, which has died, and I need to spend time making a list again…)

Printed Pages

Of course, TCTH:

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/

Then Bongino has a news aggregator site:

https://bonginoreport.com/

Top story today?

Fifteen Years to Slow the Spread: Biden Coronavirus Adviser Calls for Return to Lockdowns

Others?

Unfortunately, I’ve never gone out of my way to find a news source with a particular leaning before. So any help here would be appreciated.

Yes, this posting will be a “Living Document” for a while as I’ve got to dig up the goods and save that data / links somewhere, so easiest is just to have a page up and add things as I (we) find them.

A DDGo search for “conservative news” gave this list, but I’ve not gone through them all yet. Some have names I know are good (like Ben Shapiro) but it takes time to vet sites:

Townhall: Conservative News, Cartoons, Top Stories …
https://townhall.com
Townhall is the leading source for conservative news, political cartoons, breaking stories, election analysis and commentary on politics and the media culture. An information hub for conservatives …

Home – Conservative Daily News
https://www.conservativedailynews.com
Watch: President Trump Holds Post-Election News Conference – 11/5/20 November 2, 2020 Executive Order on Establishing the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission

Breitbart News Network

https://www.breitbart.com
Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, AP Call Presidential Election for Biden Trump: Joe, ‘Media Allies’ Rushing for Him to ‘Pose’ as Winner ‘they don’t want the truth to be exposed’ ‘Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media’ ‘Far from Over’ Charlie Spiering …Kamala: ‘We Did It, Joe’…

Conservative Blog & Conservative News Source for Right of …
https://redstate.com
RedState – Where the VRWC Collaborates Online 11/08/2020 2:04:09 A EST

National Review: Conservative News, Opinion, Politics …
https://www.nationalreview.com
Leading conservative magazine and website covering news, politics, current events, and culture with detailed analysis and commentary.

HotAir — Politics, Culture, Media, 2020, Breaking News …
https://hotair.com
Hot Air is the leading conservative blog for breaking news and commentary covering the Obama administration, the gun control debate, politics, media, culture, and the 2014 and 2016 elections.

100PercentFedUp.com * Conservative news, social commentary …
https://100percentfedup.com
Conservative news, social commentary and breaking stories. Up-to-date election and legislation news.

The Daily Wire
https://www.dailywire.com
Led by the incomparable Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire is a hard-hitting, irreverent news and commentary site for a new generation of conservatives.

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23 Responses to Beyond Fox

  1. tom0mason says:

    Probably not everyone’s cup of tea but I think https://www.trunews.com/ is worth a look.

  2. agimarc says:

    InstaPundit – Glenn Reynolds – news aggregator – https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/

    American Thinker – Thomas Lifson – longer form articles – https://www.americanthinker.com/

    Legal Insurrection – William Jacobson – Cornell legal prof – https://legalinsurrection.com/

    PowerLine – MN based lawyers – mid to long form articles – https://www.powerlineblog.com/

    Must Read Alaska – Alaska politics and news – Suzanne Downing – https://mustreadalaska.com/

    I’d post more, but I think it would get caught up in your spam filter. Cheers –

  3. E.M.Smith says:

    I went through my set of links to YouTube folks last night, and did a search for the same person on BitChute. Found most of them, added bookmarks, sorted the bookmarks to alphabetical AND with the BitChute link just ahead of the Pluto link (if any) and last, the YouTube one. (Going to do the same on dlive etc. so ‘links in depth’. As I talked about here: https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/for-every-action-there-sometimes-is-an-opposite-greater-reaction/ )

    Watching one of them on BitChute, saw this notice:

    BitChute needs your help! We have been deplatformed by service providers and we are in the process of moving providers. If you experience an issue this is likely the cause. Please consider helping at this critical time.

    So looks like Deep Staters are afraid of BitChute and discovered that their attempt to suppress voices has just resulted in massive growth of an alternative platform (so must attack it).

    It was interesting to see how many folks had set up secondary accounts on BitChute “just in case”…

  4. SolePublic says:

    Of possible interest – Ground.news is an aggregator that classifies coverage across the left-right spectrum so you can see how biased the coverage is.
    I go to twitter for news (not a TV watcher) and follow @OANN, @EpochTimes, @BreitbartNews, and smaller outfits – @jsolomonReports, @dailycaller, @FullMeasureNews, @adamhousley, @LaraLogan…in addition to topic-specific experts. If you are interested in what the “Peaceful Protestors” are up to, the only coverage is @MrAndyNgo, Ian Miles Cheong @stillgray and @ElijahSchaffer.

  5. E.M.Smith says:

    Odd… Going through DLive searching on names I know, I did find a Sargon of Akkad channel: https://dlive.tv/Sargon_of_Akkad (which reports ‘streamer is offline’ at the moment and is what I’d expect). BUT: Infowars turns up a couple of channels in the search, but when you click on them, it says no such channel exists.

    I get the impression the channels were removed, but the search index has not been updated… Which brings up the question of why they would be banned from an “alternative” live video streamer…

    But not to worry, Infowars is in several other places, including their own web site. It is more a question about DLive than about ‘how to find Infowars’ as it isn’t hard to find.

  6. E.M.Smith says:

    Sebastian Gorka has to be added to the list… I’ll do that soon. For right now, at his site, there’s his top 14 list:

    https://www.sebgorka.com/the-top-14-best-conservative-media-outlets/

    Newsbusters (@NewsBusters): When there’s liberal bias in the media, who are you gonna call? Newsbusters regularly publishes content featuring the most absurd statements and downright lies by Leftists in the FakeNews Industrial Complex, including video clips and full transcripts. If you ever need to grab a ridiculous quote from MSNBC or CNN, this is surely the best place to go.

    City Journal (@CityJournal): The City Journal features excellent long-form articles on just about everything, from culture to technology, from the economy to geo-politics, and from the founding principles of Western Civilization to the most relevant political issues of the day. The Journal’s vast expanse of contributors includes such men as Andrew Klavan (@AndrewKlavan) and Sir Roger Scruton (@Roger_Scruton).

    PJ Media (@PJMedia_com): A member of our great Salem Media Family, PJ Media is where you can find some of the most hard-hitting commentary against the Left, unapologetically going after some of the most radical Democrats in America today. In addition to politics, PJ Media also covers Faith and Lifestyle, providing a multifaceted approach to every possible aspect of daily life.

    Washington Times (@WashTimes): The Washington Times is perhaps the quintessential exemplar of what a balanced, unbiased media outlet should look like. This daily newspaper covers all the latest breaking news and showcases great commentary from such writers as Charlie Hurt (@CharlesHurt) and Stephen Moore (@StephenMoore). It has the budget and professional appearance of the nation’s largest newspapers, but with none of the FakeNews.

    Town Hall (@townhallcom): Another member of the Salem Media Family, Town Hall features some of the best columns you will ever read, with an equal balance of going after the Left and tearing into fake “conservatives” who are anti-Trump or who otherwise harm the broader conservative agenda. Some of their best writers include “Colonel K.” Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter), Fox News regular Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich), and the podcast team “Triggered” (@TriggeredTHM).

    The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller): Perhaps no other site on the internet does a better job of belting out dozens upon dozens of articles and videos every single day, about the latest breaking news topics. From exclusive interviews and scoops to insightful commentary, The Daily Caller is always a guaranteed source of the latest in our world, every hour of every day. Some of their contributors include guest on our show such as Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL).

    The Daily Signal (@DailySignal): “The Mothership of Conservatism,” the Heritage Foundation has its very own fantastic publication with The Daily Signal, which covers a wide array of topics including our progress in the culture war. The outlet showcases the best minds that Heritage has to offer, as well as many of our past guests on America First, including James Carafano (@JJCarafano), Jarrett Stepman (@JarrettStepman), Hans von Spakovsky (@HvonSpakovsky), and their Editor-in-Chief Rob Bluey (@RobertBluey).

    Claremont Review of Books (@ClaremontInst): The publication arm of the excellent Claremont Institute, the CRB features some of the most erudite language on the internet and takes the deepest of dives into our history and philosophical foundations of our Republic. Their articles put our current socio-political climate into a broader context, and also offer suggestions as to where our country should be heading. If you ever want to feel as if you are in a library, reading the finest collection of highly intellectual content available, CRB will provide you with just that. Some of the best authors include Robert Reilly and the Heritage Foundation’s David Azerrad.

    Just The News (@JustTheNews): Despite being a brand new website, Just The News already has much more going for it than most legacy media outlets. Founded by the renowned investigative reporter John Solomon (@jsolomonReports), Just The News is a site dedicated solely to fulfilling the original objective of journalism: Reporting just the news, with no bias or spin. Solomon has amassed a world-class team of highly-talented writers and journalists to cover all aspects of the news cycle, leaving no stone unturned in its pursuit of the truth. Check out this new site today.

    The Federalist (@FDRLST): If you ever want some good long-form articles on the topics of the day, The Federalist is a safe bet. It also holds the distinction of perhaps the greatest collection of extensive, in-depth investigative articles on the scandal behind Operation Crossfire Hurricane, including the FISA abuses, corruption in the FBI, and Deep State surveillance, among many, many other stories the legacy media doesn’t want you to know about. Some of the best contributors include Sean Davis (@seanmdav), Mollie Hemingway (@MZHemingway), David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi), and Ben Domenech (@bdomenech).

    The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire): Founded and run by Breitbart alum Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro), The Daily Wire features excellent commentary from such fighters as Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) and entertaining podcasts from Andrew Klavan, both of whom have been guests on AMERICA First. It also features contributors like Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra), who is always on top of the media cycle with the latest breaking news around the clock. The Daily Wire continues to regularly demonstrate its motto: “Facts don’t care about your feelings.”

    Human Events (@HumanEvents): The newly-revamped version of the classic magazine, which was President Ronald Reagan’s favorite publication, has exploded onto the scene in spectacular fashion. After being purchased and relaunched earlier this year, Human Events has taken on a more firmly nationalist, populist, and pro-Trump tone that is fitting for the era. With a combination of the same eloquence, research, and depth of topics as such publications like Claremont Review of Books, and the same politically incorrect and bold tone of Breitbart and American Greatness, this new and improved site has everything that is needed to take the fight directly to the Left in every way possible. Already skyrocketing in popularity, much to the ire of faux conservatives like Bill Kristol, Human Events has the strength, collection of talent, and resources to become the next big publication that is truly just as much of a cultural weapon as it is a magazine, potentially as crucial to 2020 as Breitbart was to 2016. Its best and brightest minds include its editors Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) and Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain), as well as others such as Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray).

    American Greatness (@theamgreatness): For a website that is only a few years old, American Greatness has already made an incredible impact in the world of right-wing commentary. This journal unapologetically attacks political correctness, directly takes on the Left in the battle for our culture, and also has plenty of time to rip into “Conservatism Inc.” for their role in allowing the Left to become so dominant in the first place. American Greatness has already achieved greatness of its own, featuring such star-studded contributors as Dennis Prager (@DennisPrager), Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO), Victor Davis Hanson (@VDHanson), and Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr), as well as some of its own senior contributors such as Chris Buskirk (@thechrisbuskirk) and Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2), and of course, your host of AMERICA First, Dr. Sebastian Gorka.

    Breitbart (@BreitbartNews): What Fox News is to television, Breitbart is to online media, or “alternative media.” The website bearing the name of one of the greatest culture warriors in history has become a media war machine in its own right, years after Andrew Breitbart’s tragic and early passing. It was on the front lines of the 2016 election, even working its way into Hillary Clinton’s mind as an “alt-right” boogeyman, just proving how truly effective the site was, and still is today. Breitbart boasts some of the sharpest and wittiest writers on the internet today, including Matt Boyle (@mboyle1), John Nolte (@NolteNC), Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak), and Allum Bokhari (@LibertarianBlue).

    So a pretty good list to start down. Making links and checking it twice ;-)

    I’ve resorted to having a folder-by-name for each presenter of choice in my bookmarks, and then inside that a list of their sites (with ewyoutube being last ;-)

    Now under my rNews listing, I can just hit the folder / person I want, and see the choices of places to get their content. Works well. (Also avoids a lot of scrolling, like Styxhexenhammer666 seems to be everywhere so several lines to scroll past to get to Tim Pool otherwise…) The nice thing, too, is if any one carrier is “having issues”, I can just drop down another line in the list…

    Mostly looks like bigger names are on D-Live (but it is live streams only so folks not doing live streams will find it uninteresting…).

    OK, done with the Dlink sweep. On to the next alternative provider…

  7. MarcusZ1967 says:

    A good vid on Bitchute is Glen Beck has had enough.

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/XymabIss9Gxc/ via bitslide

  8. E.M.Smith says:

    LBRY seems to have a strange kind of “mirror youtube’ feature. Searching for Mr. Obvious, now banned on ewyoutube, I ran into this interesting video / link:

    https://lbry.tv/youtube.comwatchv-RVhyGM9xG7I:1

  9. E.M.Smith says:

    Lbry has a couple of good ones, but still less than Bitchute. Has the “annoy you with ads nagging you to download the app / sign up / give them info to sell” behaviour so will be just above ewYoutube on my lists… Finished newtube.tv and it is very sparse. Infowars was there and some folks reposting videos from other folks I care about, but not a lot yet. Then again, IIRC, it is very young and just starting out.

  10. E.M.Smith says:

    Hey! Found Next News Network on Odysee:
    https://odysee.com/@NextNewsNetwork:8

    Several folks seem to be there. (Still running the list…)

  11. E.M.Smith says:

    Finished odysee.com and there’s a fair number of bigger names there. Still a bit on the ramping up side, but with good folks. Sargon, Tim Pool, etc.

    It has an interesting search function result. It returns what you are looking for, but if it isn’t there you also get a lot of quasi related stuff (perhaps folks talking about it?) and that’s a great way to discover other potentially interesting voices. I’ve bookmarked a half dozen to go back later and see what they are about (clicking on their names, the panel of videos to choose from has interesting images / titles).

    I think I only have d.tube to do and then a double check on just what all names of streaming sites I’ve done. So far the results are interesting. Name names with clue tend to be all over on most platforms, prepared for any ban. Banned folks tend to show up on one or two. Misc. interesting unknowns show up on almost all of them, some more than others. The older a site, the bigger the selection / population. But, the biggest take-away for me so far is just how “the bits must flow”…

    Sure, folks with 100k followers on ewtube tend to just have 10k on the ‘alternatives’ (as an order of magnitude point), but the transition is early. Clearly a LOT of folks in aggregate are learning about / using the alternative sites. As that grows, the advantage of the legacy sites in ‘reach’ will diminish. More folks “like me” putting up a set of alternate ways to get stuff. Its happening…

    So as of now, for most of the folks I like to follow, my link chosen will take me to an alternative provider, growing them, shrinking ewtube… And if a site goes “poof!”, no worries, just pick another one…

  12. E.M.Smith says:

    Interesting. d.tube https://d.tube/ is substantially devoid of ‘name’ YouTubers (of the ones I watch anyway) but searches return copies of their videos being posted by what seems to be semi-random folks / channels.

    Must be something in their terms of service or their operational pattern. Anyway, might be interesting for random dives into the global randomness, but not for big channels (at least at this point).

    So, OK, my perception so far is:

    Bitchute best place to look first.
    Lbry and Odysee right after it.
    DLive for live streams.
    then the also-rans.

    So now I’m done with the big “check everywhere for the usual folks” and I’m going to take a break. Then I’ll double check against whatever lists of video streaming providers I can turn up and make sure I’ve not blanked on anyone important.

  13. E.M.Smith says:

    Interesting video from Tim Pool.
    https://odysee.com/@TimcastNews:0/new-lawsuit-filed-by-voters-not-trump:2

    He seems puzzled about why The Left would be ginning up ‘coup’ talk. It’s the standard play book of a Color Revolution. They don’t care if Trump causes the “talk of election irregularities” or if they do. All you need for the Color Revolution playbook is that the election is seen to be irregular and in dispute. Then you go to the violence in the streets… and call coup on the leader you wish to depose.

  14. MarcusZ1967 says:

    3speak.co is another one you need to check….. I like the Brad Johnson
    https://3speak.co/watch?v=vladtepesblog/dcdconjg&jwsource=cl

    I found him via vladtepesblog.com, another good site!

  15. MarcusZ1967 says:

    Oh, and someone created an app for Android and f$&/>>÷&×Phone.. called Bitslide

  16. philjourdan says:

    I have dumped Foxnews for OANN and Newsbusters. Like you, after getting my news there, if I find something that seems too good to believe, I search for other sources and read their take. That actually has the added benefit of ruling out any fake news media as they will never cover it. So usually a UK source that is whining about the same story from the other side. I know that, but then I have confirmed the story, and just have to discern the facts. A lot easier than trying to sift through lies looking for truth.

  17. V.P. Elect Smith says:

    @Jon K:

    OMG that video is creepy. So many faces, only one voice / script…

    The good thing is you can watch any single MSM “news” channel and know the assigned Talking Points of the day…

  18. Taz says:

    No one has any commercial presence there yet, but if the public ever gets to the point where they understand that they can’t outsource hosting to anyone – because hosting can always be taken…we’ll see channels bloom all over ZeroNet.

    ZeronNet is not really free. As a citizen you must take the time to find an old laptop and build it into your local server. Then YOU supply hosting via TOR onions.

    ZeroNet is not hard to setup – but you must make some commitment to learning it. Once accomplished, ZeroNet is very trouble free.

  19. E.M.Smith says:

    @Taz:

    I was going to ask about ZeroNet on a R.Pi but decided to DDGo…

    http://yoestuve.es/blog/install-and-run-zeronet-on-your-raspberry-pi/

    So looks like barrier to entry drops to $35. I’m good with that. Thanks!

    I’m now of to investigate it!

  20. E.M.Smith says:

    Looks like a lot of sites… even if they have limited content…
    https://zeronet.link/popular-zeronet-sites

    I have a dedicated “Guest net” just off my telco router, with nothing in it. I have an idle Pi. I have an empty GB disk. Maybe I’ll put them all together….

    The guest net was originally going to get my Roku, but then I found the Pi Hole blocked some crap on it too… so now it’s just sitting there…

  21. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, that’s a disappointment. There’s an app you need to browse zeronet sites. Attempts to install it on my Android tablet give parse error. So I can’t see any sites. So I’m uninterested right when most willing to be interested…

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