Today, of course, mass media takes many forms besides newspapers. But the standards Jefferson spoke of haven’t changed. “Television network newscast” might be substituted for “newspaper” in the above paragraph. Jefferson further said:
I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
In a world complicated by many lies, telling the truth is sometimes not enough. It is often important to disprove the lies — especially ones that, through the psychological ploy of repetition, have been embedded in the public mind as facts by the corporate media. With the lies washed away, the truth becomes easier to see. The thrust of my work has been dedicated to clearing away some of these lies.
Please note that I posted fewer blog articles during 2019-20 due to intensive work on two books. The first was about 9/11, but it remains unfinished because it was disrupted to write the second—my book on the COVID crisis, which was more pressing to publish.