The idea that the "mainstream" media is any kind of check on our rulers is a concept that just doesn't apply in the year 2017. They are a branch of government, not a check on it. And nothing shows this more than how they function in wartime – i.e. the last 16 years.

In the run up to the Iraq war, they reported lies as if they were facts. And the same goes for all the post-9/11 conflicts they've covered: totally uncritical, they're nothing but lapdogs of the Pentagon.

This presents a major problem: where can the American people find out what's really going on? That's why we founded – to let the people know how they're being lied to, and by whom.

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