At a time when independent media is under attack, our support of good journalism and timely reporting is critical. Truth-Out.org exemplifies the importance of independent media unconstrained by support from government or corporate interests. An unbiased perspective is crucial for public awareness of the factors that shape decisions regarding pipelines, refugee and immigration policies, electoral politics, militarism and policing, education, employment, and so many other contemporary issues that affect us all directly. Truth-Out asks critical questions and refuses to settle for superficial or incomplete answers. Their editing is exemplary, their coverage is broad sweeping, hard-hitting and empowering. They are a needed prescription for an uneducated citizenry that suffers from a malaise of corporate-controlled, government backed, ulterior-motive-driven mass media faux news.
What would we do without Truthout. They nurture real journalism and true journalists. Reading Truthout everyday i find the conversation i need to be more informed and smarter. Thoughtful and consider arguments and explorations into peace, climate change, racism: the issues we are grappling with daily by those in contact with the front lines.
I read TruthOut almost daily and rely on its independent journalism to serve as an antidote to the stranglehold that corporate, profit-driven media outlets have by their omission of crucial stories and their promotion of the inane and banal. TruthOut has the highest editorial standards for accuracy of information, for veracity of sources, for relevance of issues, and most importantly, for their integrity and courage to take on the toughest, lacerating issues.
Additionally, as an instructor of Journalism, I hold up (on a regular basis) their articles to my students and value them as models of strong, high-integrity journalism.
Finally, I was fortunate enough to have an Op-Ed published in June in TruthOut (on Climate Disruption and the media) and I gained enormous respect for their editors as they worked with me; I have great affection for them and the work that they do every day. They bring a beacon of hope in our turbulent age.
I count on Truthout to support and publish the kind of great stories about climate change that are so missing from most of the rest of our mainstream media. Who else will support this work? Even NPR seems to have lost its edge over the last several years.
Truthout does excellent and vital work for global political and ecological discourses. Particularly the work of Dahr Jamail and William Rivers Pitt stands out in my opinion. Not only are they great journalist asking hard, important questions and delving into hypocrisies of power and the paradox of global capitalism, they are great writers.
Truthout seems to be a leftist organization masquerading as an "unbiased" alternative news source. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Virtually everything I've read on their web site indicates that it is part of the Socialist Progressive (Marxists) philosophy movement.
Truthout is an organization which tells a side of the story not often represented in mainstream news. It keeps me informed by having intelligent, incisive articles and real investigative journalism to expose facts and stories which help expose wrongdoing and promote solutions; in short, this news source helps to make democracy and human rights flourish.
I am very grateful for its existence.
However much we may think we enjoy or believe in the Brian Williams-type news, it's just not the real deal. It's all made for TV with all the requisite sound bites/visuals, requires little brain use and can't possibly be thorough due to the MASSIVE amount of advertising (read: MONEY) required. I've been quite impressed with TruthOut and have passed it on and on. Much of what TruthOut provides us will not be seen nor heard on the Nightly News, unfortunate as it is. Perhaps soon...
TRUTHOUT is great. It proves all the news you should now but the main stream media is not reporting. Their articles are must reads. Their contributing writers have become household names. Because of TRUTHOUT, I seek them out on other blog sites, look forward to seeing them being interviewed by the likes of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and look for their books to read. The truth will set you free (and get you thinking) thanks to TRUTHOUT.
I follow Truthout posts on Facebook and find myself reposting ALL the time. Their analysis is incredible.
In a vacuum of actual journalism, Truthout shines as david Vs the goliath of disinformation, lies and distractions.
Truthout is a great source of fantasy writing.....A bullhorn for the left, and a great enemy of the Israeli State....The greatest thing htis organisation could do to voice its opinion would be to gather the entire staff together at a earth day celebration, or maybe a granola festival and stage a huge group self-immolation.......I would be a great supporter of them then....
Truthout is the rarest of news outlets. It provides a comprehensive view of the world without resorting to the crippling conventional wisdom offered by other 'reliable' sources.
Truthout lives up to its name. It gets the truth out about national and international politics and events.
America's current corporate media subsists by ratings and commercial appeal. They produce propaganda and entertainment. Most Americans are ill informed about anything political and accept commercial media as factual.
Along with being biased towards the profitable, American media refuses to air selected stories that are contrary to their propaganda.
Not so with Truthout. They report news - good and bad. They speak truth to power. They deserve your support.
If I could get only one source of current events information, it would be TruthOut. I find the information objective and the editorial style challenging. As critical thinking is becoming a lost skill, Americans need a source of international news that is truthful; that does not have a hidden agenda. As a country, ignorance is our greatest enemy.
Other American news sources have corporate support and corporate slant. Neither network nor cable news in this country delivers unbiased reporting. Opinions are purported to be more newsworthy than facts.
Truthout fills this void.
Without Truthout I would be deaf and blind. Although I have been subscribed to their news service for only a few weeks, I have come to appreciate T's high standard of journalism, offering fair balanced reporting, in stark contrast to mainstream media. I wish only that T would offer similar quality journalism on Canadian matters.
truthout is an awesome alternative to media news.They have a wonderful writing staff.highley appreciate the information the release that the media wont touch.like al ot of great things.i feel truthout is a necessity to our internet information today.
This is one of my fav news portal which reveals us good news and great information about world politics/...
From what I've seen, Truthout provides limited "bandwagon" vantage points that endorse popular vantage points without technical expertise. The information provided by this group, with regards to nuclear energy, is very closed minded and I find it unfortunate that very few journalistic agencies actually do research in this day and age. Please reassess your articles on nuclear energy – if it’s done correctly (which has been demonstrated more than not) it is cleaner and more efficient than current technologies. Please access a real source in the scientific community that understands what nuclear energy is.
Truthout is an essential part of my daily routine. The reporting and information provided here are far superior and much more telling of the events happening in our world than anything that can be found in the mainstream media.
TruthOut is one of my main sources for news. I trust their content, agree with their editorial perspective, and frequently repost their articles for my friends and associates.
This website tells a lot of truth, by publishing articles, all in one place, about the events of crucial interest to people everywhere: politics, science (as in Nuclear Power Plants) economics, et al, telling the truth that is disastrously left untold by the public press.
I live in Japan, and we get the international version of CNN and BBC, and one PBS news program. I hear them all tell lies, and focus on the less-than-necessary including much disaster-entertainment, and present a very right wing slant, including the BBC! And of course the IHT and wire services information in the local English language newspapers is limited, cherry picked and slanted. Truthout has an amazing amount of information, and covers an amazing range of what we need to know and cannot get in the press.
Truthout is an important tool for an informed electorate, which the right does not seem to value.
TRUTHOUT brings truth in reporting right into my home. They are trustworthy and factual. Scrupulously so, if I may say...
Always well researched and easy to understand.
Truthout is an essential source of news for me every day. I currently live outside of the US, but I am an American who relies on getting the truth in journalism. I get my news from the internet, and I read a variety of news sources, but Truthout is at the top for providing me with news I can trust. It offers a compilation of the best news out there in both mainstream and alternative news.
I love the Buzz-out quick read news items--these pieces are always hard-hitting, immediate, and compelling. Truthout has some of the most intelligent voices in news--Thom Hartmann, Chris Hedges, William Rivers Pitt--people who are fearless in their expression of both fact and opinion.
Prior to the existence of such high-quality news on the web, I often felt isolated in my beliefs and opinions. After the 9-11 event at the World Trade Center in 2001, I immediately knew there was a story behind the official story. But try talking to your neighbors and friends and boy, you'd feel ostracized and 'unpatriotic.'
Now, when I get my daily dose of information, I know I am not alone, and I can see that I'm not the only one who feels a need to move our society in a different direction. I love that Truthout prints investigative pieces that go behind sensational headlines.
I want news that is vital. I find Huffington Post annoying; Alternet has its share of fluff. Truthout is the best!!!!
I am a regular viwer of Truthout for many years. It has been an essential source of news and information that is excluded from many of the "primary" and established print, broadcast and electronic media. It is an essential resource for uncovering the gloss of today's "news as entertainment." It is place to find other national and especially internations perspectives on policies, actions, programs and events. I am a science librarian by profession with a particular subject expertise in issues related to the environment. I am a member of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table and the ALA Task Force on the Environment. Truthout's environmental and energy coverage is exhaustive, comprehensive, and ESSENTIAL to get a true global perspective on global environmental issues, concerns, sollutions, and resources. I support Truthout by words and by financial support to the best of my ability. USE and SUPPORT Truthout.
I am grateful to be receiving Truthout and intend to support the efforts of this alternative media. What does one expect from the corporate world when Disney owns ABC, Comcast owns NBC, Time Warner owns CNN, Fox Communications owns Fox News and whomever owns CBS. The media no longer provide in-depth reporting to the public. The major stories of the day are given shortshrift or not published at all. The contributors to Truth Out are impressive, Paul Krugman, Chris Hedges, etc.
Liberalism and progressivism need to reassert a place of pride in the messages disseminated to the American Public. The power elite of the United States has failed the people of the United States through a lack of responsibility and accountability. The sclerotic and dysfunctional status quo needs to be portrayed for what it truly is: a civilization in decline attempting to squeeze as much of the sweet juice from the fruit as possible prior to disposing of the "useless fiber."
Truth Out can be a medium for awareness and change in a changing world.
They are just essential to contemporary democracy. I have much more to say, but this is the basic fact about Truthout. At this moment in time, we need them.
As a blogger, I can easily say TRUTHOUT is one of the best sources of information in the world! As a progressive in the fight to resist corpoRATe domination I can easily say TRUTHOUT is one of the best resistance fighters in the info war! Oh yeah, thanks!
As an Emmy award winning investigative journalist and consumer advocate, I look to Truthout as one of my very few sources for news that I cannot get elsewhere. As an unemployed broadcast journalist, I can tell you that Truthout is a thorn in the side of the MSM.
Journalistic integrity beholden to no corporation is the key to receive news that is occurring but not reported on by the corporate owned news organizations.
It is imperative that Truthout has the means by which to continue to perform a role that is vital to our democracy. It saddens me greatly when I see how they must ask for handouts in order to survive. Our democracy depends upon news from an unbiased source beholden to no corporate entity.
Truth-out is uncovering information just as the good old-fashioned investigative reporters used to do in the 20th century, when there were reporters. Truth-out's contribution to defending democracy in the U.S. is unparalled.
I produce a weekly TV program called Eartheart Network News, a new kind of news commentary and interview program connecting people, issues and ideas from the heart to create sustainable culture. I rely on Truthout.org for rare insight into important issues. Truthout.org's service is so valuable because it empowers people with real information they can utilize to make better choices and understand the world we live in. I am so happy Truthout.org is here and encourage you to support them. We are so blessed to have the great service they bring and need to show our support with action now. Thank you Truthout.org!
am glad to have access to events which are not covered on most of the better known resources.
The truth is hard to come by these days! Seems like the governors of several states are trying to muzzle any opposition . I attended a rally this past Feb. ( for the American Dream)in Columbus. The Statehouse provided a PA system that didn't work. Fortunately I was able to fix the problem after the 1st speaker. RIDICULOUS ..........I felt driven to take off of work to attend that particular day. Glad I did !
It doesn't surprise me that someone would attack your site. "The Truth Hurts !" ( If you're A Liar !"
I hope you get back up soon!
Truthout has informed me of so much that other news outlets leave out. Truthout offers so much by giving a wide array of articles that really cut to the point of what is happening in our world. Because it is independent, Truthout does not have to pander to politicians. I appreciate all that Truthout does, and I will continue to be a loyal reader.
I was a subscriber of Truthout's Facebook page until one day they wrote an article that I found to be misleading and falsified. When I stated my opinion they deleted me.
I use this organization on a daily basis for verifying information that I get from news organizations and internet resources. It is extremely difficult to know fact from fancy or just plain out falsehoods that can do great damage. To me it is extremely important in a democracy that citizens are well informed so that they can make decisions based on fact rather than what they wish to believe or others for their own self interest wish people to believe. With well established corporations such as Fox News misleading people into acting against their own and their country's self interests it is critical that organizations such as Truthout be supported and helped to grow. Our country depends on it. The welfare of the individual depends on it.
In a world where newspapers no longer represent the ideals that prompted Thomas Jefferson to say he would choose free press newspapers over government, Truthout is one of the few places filling that void. They provide sane, reasonable reporting of facts as well as exposes of those that usurp the truth and wish to enslave the minds of their followers. Sadly newspapers have lost their right to claim to be free since they have allowed tyrants to control their words. Thankfully Truthout can lead the way to restore to us our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Truth Out, Peace In.
After 9/11, I became acutely aware of the strong-armed muzzling of the american mainstream media. It became clear that without accurate and freely available information, democracy is a rubble of a dream. A hoax of the highest order.
When Truthout came to my attention, I finally felt able to breathe. For the first time in years! Since then, I have seen their phenomenal influence in resuscitating a demoralized populace. As a result, we are now armed with information that can prove instrumental in reversing our headlong plunge into the hell of another Dark Age.
Though the jury is yet out on that one. Which is why Truthoout is our most important resource!
They are guardians of the Truth, and keepers of the flame....
The most honest well researched articles and blogs on the Net!! They get the real stories with in depth investigative reporting!
Keep up the good work! I know your being cyber attacked all the time.
Makes you wonder who is AFRAID of what you write?
Truthout has rapidly become my most trusted source of news. Not only because of the bravery and eloquence of its writers, but for its insistence on focusing on what is important. I don't want to read about Tiger Blood, and I don't care about whether Scarlett and Sean are dating. I care about a world where my child has a chance at a decent life. I care about America's actions and profile around the globe. I care about holding my elected officials accountable - even if I campaigned hard for them. I deserve the truth, I deserve the dignity of making informed decisions, and I can't be distracted by bread and circuses. I have to make hard decisions, I have to sacrifice, in order to be a good parent, a good neighbor and a good citizen. Truthout is the only news source that has the decency to give me the tools I need to be the person I want to be.
Love you guys, would that national news were more of the truth like you and less like beck dreck... Please continue your great articles amnd links, if you are pissing off the elite, you must be doing it right! Thanks for all!
Truthout has become essential reading for people who understand the implications of the ex-head of the CIA being quoted saying, "Anyone of any significance in the media is controlled by the CIA" (paraphrase).
my best media source, period. I get current news that is not covered elsewhere. I trust this news source, tremendously.
Truthout is indispensable. Transparency is hard to come by in this country news-wize. I otherwise depend on outsiders - RT / 24 / MHZ because their opinions are more objective and nuanced than the defensive content delivered by the US Barbie anchors and tie straightening, bloated politicians.
Their vision and communication skills are exemplary. The insights and stories are compelling. I truly recommend them.
I'm currently living outside the US with very limited access to daily news from back home. The emails I receive from Truthout have helped me stay informed and up-to-date on major developments in the US and around the world. They cover the stories that most 'mainstream media' don't cover, under-cover or mis-cover. The articles are well informed, fact based and totally lacking the corporate bias that is so often part of other news coverage. Thank you TRUTHOUT!!!
I am so glad tht I disovered Truthout. I receive their daily emails and have friended them on Facebook. I turn to them to read fact based stories about what is going on in the world. They provide me informed opinion pieces from respected writers, too. They are a "go to" site for information. I recommend them to friends, on Facebook and off.
Truthout has become a lifeline to maintaining our democracy! In a time when "facts" are hard to come by in our current media system, Truthout has helped to inform citizens and arm them with the knowledge and information necessary to become a "more perfect union." As a lawyer and documentary filmmaker--currently producing a film about the disappearing middle class in America--Truthout's articles consistently pass the fact check test. Exactly what we lack and desperately need in America. Thank you Truthout.
Truthout is a breath of fresh air in this modern age of stagnate corporate owned news. It has the best and most relevant social commentary of our times. It is a must for anyone who what's to understand our complex modern world.
Truthout is my face book friend and I greatly enjoy the unbiased stories which are posted by this non profit.
The other day I shared a story and commented that when they participate in sharing news, that it is something of importance to the public and is always written in a clear and truthful manner, with resources cited and checked.
Truthout is usually the calm voice in this violent and ad obsessed news media world.
I don't know what I would do without Truthout. I have never been so informed. I'm especially thankful that I'm able to read good journalism and analysis while at the same time reading from a "union" site where the journalists are organized. I also was speaking to a friend in the online business who was thankful that Truthout was paying for its syndicated material. Is this an online news model that will work?
So, thank you to Truthout. When people ask me how I know so much, I always recommend receiving Truthout emails.
TRUTHOUT has never disappointed me. This organization provides me with the most accurate, in-depth news of any source online or offline. Their integrity and dedication to honest journalism is unquestionable. Before finding TRUTHOUT, I never made recommendations to my friends and colleagues concerning news organizations. Now, I recommend TRUTHOUT on a regular basis.
For several years I've been a devotee of TruthOut. Respected investigative journalists dissect, analyze and render concise reports on myriad issues relevant to surviving the Friedmanite style created crisis. It is gratifying to forward articles to 'Faux-Watchers' and have them react with awe when they FINALLY accept real TRUTHS.
Thank you staff at TruthOut - you continue to impress consistently. We greatly appreciate your work and are indebted to you as a society. Who would have ever believed USA would rot to depths of such purification
I do not know what I would do without Truthout. It is one of the few places I can go to get real investigative journalism and find out the truth of what is happening in the world. If it were not for Truthout I would have no news source because all that is left is propganda TV and corporate owned fantasy news. I am unemployed and have two other unemployed people living in my home. We cannot afford expensive cable, thank God for Truthout!
Like many people out there and before us, my eyes have been closed to what has actually been going on around us and how the government conducts itself in secrecy and treats the citizens as potential enemys and i will admit that the reason I didnt know about our corrupt foriegn policy and the truth in afganistan and iraq because we never really saw it on mainstream media now did we? It wasnt till 4-5 years I actually started looking for other sources on the internet because I was tired of the nonsense the mainstream media was reporting on , things to keep us entertained like , the president got a new dog or 24 hour coverage of anna nicloe smith dying and my favorite has been every network channel pander to the a drug addict like charlie sheen and reward his behaviour by paying him money to do the interviews in the first place. So my quest for good independent news sources continued where they would report / write articles based on actual fact , non-partisan opinions and I believe I found it a year ago with Truthout and along with multiple other good independent sites. I would say literally everything I've read from you guys has been outstanding and well written. Truthout also has a wide range of topics they discuss like shady politics , drug wars , iraq/afganistan/yemen/pakistan and now libiyan wars and the reason I think I kinda have some what of a grasp on whats going on in the world is because sites like Truthout made it possible. Stay Independent my friends.
Truthout is some of the best independent journalism I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The articles span a very broad cross-section of relevant issues and go well-beyond mainstream media fare. The writing is, without fail, insightful and thought-provoking. One of the things I most enjoy about Truthout is how in depth their articles are. My only feedback is that sometimes they are so long, that I can't possibly finish them during the time I have available, but I guess that's what the "bookmark" feature is for! I love their artwork and I love that they continue to give expression to some of the leading leaders and theorists from the "Left". I donated as much as I was able to Truthout ($75) a couple of months ago and will continue to support their excellent reporting.
I am a general member of the public who appreciates news with a sense reality and candor, and I find that "TRUTHOUT" provides both of these qualities in abundance. Good decisions can only be made with good information, and "TRUTHOUT" is one of my daily sources for such information. May they continue their valuable work and inspire others to do the same. Namaste, Timothy
I've been reading Truthout regularly from Facebook for at least 6 months now. I wish I had found it earlier. In my opinion, they have very well written reports by well-known experts. Assertions are backed up with actual facts. There is a level of investigative journalism in the reports that I read at Truthout that I don't find on television or in my local paper. I can depend on them to find the underlining story and to get to the bottom of the matter, sometimes in the face of the prevailing news media. I don't have a lot of money, but I fully intend to donate to support this valuable information source. I would not like to see them have to stop reporting.
Truthour is a vital source of news and analysis. In a world where so much of our news comes flitered through the corporate media, I find Truthout to be a breath of fresh air. I have consistently been impressed with the quality of writing and reporting, and have made it one of my go-to places for the real news. In particular, I gained a great deal from Truthout's on-the-spot coverage of the recent protest movement in Bahrain.
I love Truthout! The news and editorials are educational and valuable.
I love Truthout's journalistic integrity and willingness to report on stories most people dont see in American News. A lot of folks who REALLY want to know whats going on in the world have to turn to foreign news sources, but Truthout is a bright, shining beacon in a world of dim bulbs.
Truthout is a breath of fresh air when it comes to informative, analytic journalism. Never partisan, always exact and to the point, it has rapidly become my best resource for understanding what is happening around me.
There are two types of people: those who seek the truth and those who don't. I am one who has always wanted the truth. Thus my reasoning for reading Truthout. The articles & those who write the articles, and those who print them, such as Truthout, make it possible for me to know the 'in depth' truth. Thanks to all.