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Information Is Like Food–You Must Have Variety

Information Is Like Food–You Must Have Variety

Beware of relying solely on mainstream media for your news intake. According to The Atlantic writer Rosie Gray, even conspiracy theorists are going mainstream.

Information is like food. You must have variety. With a strong and healthy mind, fake news won’t fool you.

Develop better news consumption habits by gradually adding quality sources to your everyday viewing. Whenever possible, go corporate-free. Before you know it, you’ll be a master at comparing reporters and sniffing out the salient details of any news story.

To get started, visit my Be Informed page. It’s a mini-library of mostly independent news sources, with handy links. If you only have time for one new source, consider making that a daily portion of Democracy Now! 

“Conspiracy theorists are on the national stage like never before, says Atlantic writer Rosie Gray. Alex Jones of Infowars fame is at the forefront. He’s responsible for propagating the widespread conspiracy theories that 9/11 was an inside job and that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, among others. Jones beliefs have moved from the fringes into the spotlight as his symbiotic relationship with Donald Trump has progressed. InfoWars isn’t the only media outlet that has Trump’s ear—former Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon is the current White House chief strategist. “In the era of Trump, Breitbart has essentially become mainstream media.” Gray explains in this video.”

~ The Atlantic



About The Author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. usfman

    I think one of the real causes of this conspiracy phenomenon is that people lack prior knowledge to begin with about these issues. If you don’t read in school and depend on quick Siri searches for info. then you become susceptible to such hoaxes.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Yes. And I think people must also decide to value objectivity (even if it doesn’t coincide with their preconceived ideas).

  2. Rosaliene Bacchus

    Reblogged this on Three Worlds One Vision and commented:
    In these times of “alternative facts,” we have to be sure of the sources of our information. My blogger friend, JoAnn Chateau, provides us with such a list.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      I appreciate your sharing this post, Rosaliene!

  3. Rosaliene Bacchus

    Thanks for the list, JoAnn. I already subscribe to and regularly read some of the media sources you have listed.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for looking at the list. Always feel free to suggest a good source that I have missed.

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