Who and what can we trust? I used to trust the radio. “Radio news service provided by the ANP”. That's how the broadcasts started and that meant ultimate reliability for me. Newspapers and broadcasters were left, or right. They colored the news, but you knew that. The VARA was red and left and therefore came with different news than the EO, which was right and very Christian. They sometimes tapping each other's fingers when they crossed a line. There was mutual control.
That whole channel diversity is as good as gone. When I turn on the radio or TV, in most cases I no longer recognize the broadcaster behind it. Frankly, the VPRO is the most. I think the broadcasts of ARGOS radio are of high quality. But if I compare the news on radio and TV and in the newspapers with what I see on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Parler, Instagram) I find myself in a different world.
A world of conspiracies, videos and manipulations. Also a world in which I can read with my own eyes or even observe on images that the news on the NIS is incorrect or at least incomplete. The yellow vests in France have caused chaos for a year, but the NOS has not paid much attention to it. White farmers in South Africa suffer from the “plaasmoorde”. Many have already been murdered and raped.
At the NOS I hear almost nothing about it. And no longer with the EO, the VARA, BNN and you name it. The newspapers seem to have a monstrous alliance to not bring certain news or color. And since everything can be fake, you can't really trust anything anymore. The MH17 events? The Twin Towers? Satanic child abuse? The truth about Corona, HCQ, drugs, vaccines, expert education, Maurice the Dog, polls. The line is literally endless.
New information is available at: Cafe Weltschmerz, OpiniEZ, the Blue Tiger studio, Robert Jensen, Follow The Money, Joop.nl. No start on. Politicians speak with flour in their mouths and voters fall for it, over and over again. Sometimes it makes me despondent. Wants to throw the axe in it. But then what? To become deplorable, as George Orwell describes in his 1984 book? People who work, make love, consume in a gray existence. Or there's more.
I certainly believe that. For me, the truth of the Bible is reliable. Of course, which too must be explained, applied. But it's my hold. The Rock I'm standing on.
Still, I would like to have a turn signal for the news. Reliable people who weigh, judge and do good investigative journalism. Is anyone gonna pick that up? A hole in the market, I'm sure. But whoever wants to pay for it, I don't know. No grant, no George Soros, no right-wing philanthropists, but reliable people who want to go for truth. Would they still exist?