The title is a question that could also read What is “Alternative news”? It is the natural result of people turning away from traditional mainstream network news for the reason that it does not function as a free press. Truth be told, it never really did.
A free press is a “natural” part of a society. People do not need to deliberately invent or design a “free press” – it will always design itself. Mainstream Media has only ever “occupied” the spot where the free press would be if it could be. Since it can’t be there, it has to be elsewhere. Even if there were no internet, the free press would still exist in some other form. With the internet though, the real free press, is for the first time accessible enough in the form of alternative media that MSM is genuinely dying. The powers that should not be do not intend to let go of their favorite power tool. Their “Fake News” narrative is yet another gigantic piece of evidence that we conspiracy theorists have been right all along. It is yet another thing that SHOULD enlighten people about the seriousness of the situation, and that we cannot afford to just keep floating along in a stupor, allowing things to continue to deteriorate as we have for so long.
Anyone can contribute to this cause. In sufficient numbers “the people” can do just about anything. When is it time to save free speech? I think it’s when it becomes clear that there are important things not being talked about… from fear. Fear of what? It doesn’t really matter. A society that appears to be letting go of it’s main principle so easily, coerced into giving up what it had said it was all about? Obviously it is precisely the time. How? Well for starters by supporting the real free press, in every way that you can. Especially with your own free speech. Never assume your voice doesn’t count.
“We don’t have the freedom of speech to talk about the weather. We have the first amendment so we can say some very controversial things” ~ Ron Paul