Whistleblowers, investigations and congressional hearings. Plus, a new audio series featuring J.K. Rowling.
Amazing reporting. I’ve asked friends who claim to hate J.K. what she said that was controversial and they can never cite anything. People in the literary world have lost jobs and contracts by saying they stand with her. A reporter was asked to write an article of the top ten transphobic things Rowling said, and she came up with nothing. It is an online witch hunt.
The Free Press is the only free press in the United States. I am an avid reader and subscriber. No, I don’t always agree with you: but I always read The Free Press. It’s informative, important and independent. You represent what the press used to be: free. I was particularly moved by the discussion of the Washington University gender program. Thanks for being a free press.
Thank you! A news source I can trust, whether I agree or disagree with each article.
“What is truth?” Said Pilate while deciding the fate of Jesus. This question has confronted us since forever, and today it’s more clearly in focus as the advocacy press, both left and right, give us only half truths, untruths, and ‘misinformation’ to manipulate the mob. The Free Press struggles through all the fog to try to find objective truth. Much appreciated; thank you. A proud subscriber.
Amen. BUT will there be consequences and accountability for all those who have broken laws and perhaps more importantly all who have broken our trust in our institutions. I hope Bari and team will get into the recent spinathon as James Clapper tries to wiggle out of his ( and his cohorts' culpability regarding Russian laptop disinformation). Parts of the MSM are running interference for him right now. Let's hope this does not get swept under that giant rug that they use in DC to hide the dirt (and the truth).
More power to your pens!
As an aside on breaking news in the UK -- Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland is about to resign.
And Kier Starmer has reportedly said that Jeremy Corbyn will not be allowed to stand again as a member due to the anti-Semitism which engulfed the party.
Wow! I've wasted a lot of money on deadends (mostly my own) - but my $5 a month to support you may well be the best investment I've ever made.
You represent the Ideal of the First Amendment that they struggled to put into 45 words.
Thank you to you and your staff!! Set the world on fire!
Isn’t all this the real electoral integrity issue that warps the playing field on which elections take place as unfavored voices and narratives are suppressed while favored ones are amplified?
Thomas Jefferson said that when the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. Unfortunately as you report, efforts to misinform, censor and manipulate Americans mean that the government can’t be trusted.
It would be yet another valuable contribution if the Free Press could delve into the connection between government efforts to misinform Americans and election integrity.
Thanks for reposting the FP Forum, I hadn’t found time for it previously but at 6am I have time! Loved this discussion and the insight into the process. I think about the vast majority of people who still watch mainstream news, who still believe the talking heads on tv and the New York Times. I think about the behemoths seemingly running our country, controlling what and who are perceived as the good guys and how easy it is for them to smear people and ruin careers. How the discussion of the trans-ing of kids for profit cannot even be discussed without threat to ones livelihood. I’m having these discussions one by one with people and it seems this atmosphere is getting worse by the day. After all of this discovery and seemingly prosecutable crimes, I fear that nothing will actually change. The collusion between government, media and major corporations is too vast, too cemented to be unraveled in our lifetimes. For those of us fully paying attention, what meager trust we had (& it was small to begin with) is fully eroded. There seems to be too many stories where clearly jail time should be expected but instead of jail, the perpetrators may instead run for public office or gain fame and fortune. Last note - I disagree with how history will view this episode: the Twitter Files will be seen as more significant than Watergate in time.
I hate to say I Told You So - ah hell, actually I LOVE to say I Told You So. The day I subscribed to Common Sense, I opined in the comments that when the cuttin's done, this blog, - or newsletter, or whatever you call it - could just be the little crack into which the long, thin wedge of truth and free speech would begin to pry us back from the abyss.
People tell you that you should never kick a man when he's down, but in fact that's the BEST time to kick him. The sick man of Woke, of lies, of government corruption and weaponization - of hatred for free speech - is on his knees. Kick him and keep kicking him for all you're worth. Kick him until he stops bleeding.
Well done but far from finished. Well bloody done.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Barri/FP! This old man thought he would never see true objective reporting again in my life time but here we are with The Free Press and Taibbi's Racket!!!!!
I was over the moon to see the Twitter execs in front of the House Committee. Thank you Barri et al (please don't forget to mention Matt Taibbi's excellent work on the Twitter files - I have subscribed to his podcast too!) And things are cranking up with regards to your piece on the trans medical machine and, OMG, Hunter Biden's laptop! I think i might be dreaming 🤞😊.
As a side note, it may be a hard pill to swallow for some readers here but The Free Press reporting (and Matt's too) on Twitter would probably have been totally ignored if the House was still run by Nancy and the Dems. Just sayin'!
This is so heartening. Just when you start to think the ship is just too big to ever turn around, you read this article about the impact the FP is making. Congratulations.
You are getting noticed and making waves because you really are THE FREE PRESS, unlike those media megaphones for political propaganda.
🥂 Here's to honesty.
What was the name of that “news”paper you used to work for? I read it for years, but just can’t quite remember. Ah no matter, the future of the media is here! Keep up the great work.
You're on a roll, Bari, Nellie, et al!!! ❤️
I am really thrilled that you are. I don't agree with everything you print here, but I know you're not trying to manipulate or confuse me. That means a lot.