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My Case for Releasing Julian Assange Now

Our War Against the Truth Must End by Releasing Whistleblowers – Decriminalize Them Now We’re just now experiencing one of the most bizarre years or periods of time this earth has ever encountered. I am a consummate reader and contribute to several blogs. Like Donald Trump, I tweet all the time because it forces me […]

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Our Fourth Estate (Media) is Propaganda

Press freedom is not embraced by our media In my last article discussing our flawed democracy, I mentioned I’d be taking a further look at what is happening in this country. I’ve written numerous articles about our media over the years and almost always refer to the media study conducted by our foremost intellectual, Noam […]

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Veteran IC Officials Dismiss Russian Hacking

VIPS Dismisses Russian Hacking Story By: Todd Smekens Muncie, IN BLOG -When I read the latest article from Consortium News by veteran IC professionals (VIPS) dismissing the Russian hacking story, I found the timing more than ironic. The reason I haven’t posted in a week is I’ve been researching the power imbalances in our country and […]

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Sean Hannity Pushes Seth Rich Murder Story

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG– If you haven’t heard about the Seth Rich murder case then our national media has done its job. This is one of the most intriguing stories – conspiracy theory – to come out of Washington in the past year. Forget all the talk about collusion with Russia by Trump […]

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Russian Hacking: Social Engineering vs Ethical Journalism

Russian Hacking Story is Manipulation of American Public By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG– The case of Russians hacking the Democratic National Committee, along with Julian Assange and his website, Wikileaks, has some incredible teaching points for Americans. Especially, Americans who suffer from amnesia, or those who mostly follow their favorite nightly news anchor on television. […]