Newsgate! Is Conspiracy the New News?

Cornelius Swart discusses the discipline of journalism, why it is perceived as fake, how it can save us from propaganda, and how to be a more vigilant media consumer. Sean introduces the program with a reading from Krishnamurti, and begins the trickle of Pizzagate revelations soon to be published.

Pizzagate is a conspiracy theory born from The Podesta Emails published by Wikileaks. Anonymous investigators in online forums developed a narrative based on real emails and news stories. As a theory, it remains that and not a news story. For those who are believers, it is just one news story that the mainstream media unanimously shut down.

Sound Design by Sean Ongley

Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post

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