THROUGHOUT the pandemic, the mainstream media has surpassed itself in its woeful reporting. On so many occasions, it has appeared to act as a mouthpiece for the government and, save for some fantastic standalone columnists, has left us with unreliable journalism that lacks the analysis we require.
It isn’t just on Covid-19 that it has been disappointing. If anything, the US presidential elections have acted as a reminder of the bias that exists within the mainstream media – print and broadcast – and how powerful the spread of ‘fake news’ can be.
If, like us, you have grown tired of the unreliability of the same old sources of information (BBC, Sky News etc), here are some alternatives that The Conservative Woman recommends.
Owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Australia, Sky News Australia is no longer connected to the British channel of the same name – this fact is instantly noticeable. It is streets ahead in every respect and leaves Sky News and its tired, one-track reporting in its wake.
Founded in 2006, this think tank is tackling the culture wars head on, challenging, in particular, the delegimitisation of historic British culture by the Establishment. Run by Peter Whittle, reports are available to download from their website. A sign of their impact: YouTube recently removed Whittle’s fantastic interview with the Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens for ’violating YouTube’s terms of service’ though it has been reinstated.
In the aftermath of the American elections, President Trump’s close relationship with Fox News began to sour when the news channel announced Biden as victor before any of Team Trump’s legal queries had been heard. This was largely when OANN, or the One American News Network, began to win endorsements from the White House for its unbiased reporting.
Filling the airwaves with sense, strong opinions and good guests every morning is Julia Hartley-Brewer on talkRADIO. The breakfast show, which does not dodge the difficult topics of the day, has earned the analytical JHB audiences from rival stations.
An old friend of The Conservative Woman, James Delingpole offers digital audiences the podcast most worth listening to, especially when TCW‘s very own Laura Perrins is his star guest.
The conservative cable channel and news website is owned by Christopher Ruddy, a long-time acquaintance of President Trump. Along with OANN, Newsmax has been recommended as a refreshing alternative to Fox News. Together, the two channels have become conservative America’s go-to for unbiased reporting.
A conservative media news website founded by political commentator Ben Shapiro – it sits behind a paywall (worth paying).
Part of the Epoch Media Group, the Epoch Times prides itself on ‘reporting important news other media ignore’. It has emerged significantly in the build-up to and in the wake of the US elections, and now continues to publish the sort of pro-Trump editorial impossible to find almost anywhere else.