Dare to Challenge Mainstream Narratives and Risk Ruin in the World of Media

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On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan discuss how individuals and media outlets can face financial hardship by publishing information that challenges traditional establishment narratives. Is the treatment of Julian Assange deterring true journalism, and how is social media censorship putting some out of business? Guests: Patrick Henningsen - Journalist & Founder of: 21stCenturyWire.com | The Implications of Assange's Legal Charges & Media Smear Campaigns Alex Krainer - Author of "Grand Deception: The Browder Hoax" | How and Why the US-Russia Relationship has been Worsened Jim Hoft - Founder of TheGatewayPundit.com | Online Censorship and Independent Media Outlets being Financially Targeted Depending on how the Department of Justice's legal case against WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange proceeds, there could be major implications for the future of journalism and those who choose to publish government information. Journalist Patrick Henningsen returns to 'Fault Lines' to discuss Assange's importance to modern-day journalism, the effectiveness of the media campaign which has sought to smear Assange's reputation, how the global weapons-sales industry functions, and President Trump's understanding of different international events and conflicts. The tense relationship between the United States and Russia has been further inflamed by certain prominent individuals, such as Bill Browder, who have had an adversarial past with the Russian government. Alex Krainer, Author of "Grand Deception: The Browder Hoax," joins today's show to discuss some of the causes of escalating tensions between the United States and Russia, Bill Browder's close relationship with the media and major political players, how Browder's political relevance is viewed by his allies, and the ongoing public relations campaign being waged against Russia. Major Silicon Valley tech firms such as Google and Facebook continue to push the public towards mainstream news sources as more alternative media outlets get squeezed out of the market. Jim Hoft, Founder of TheGatewayPundit.com, has faced censorship with his website's content, and he joins the hosts to talk about how a number of independent publishers have already been put out of business, how advertisers and activist groups are contributing to this trend, why some people are applauding their political opponents being shut down, and how opposition to government narratives can make one a target for censorship.

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