In October 2009, I launched Boiling Frogs Post with one purpose in mind: to establish a venue for investigative articles, analyses, and interviews on issues largely blacked out by the media. After four months of a successful trial phase this venue is now ready to enter its next stage, and for that it needs your support.
Those of you who know me or are familiar with my case know my frequently delivered statements on pursuing all channels for revealing the truth. I have fought for and lived by those statements to date, and I intend to live by them for as long as I can.
After pursuing the executive channel, for as much and as long as it could be pursued, I continued on with the Congress and the courts until the end, until all doors were shut via secrecy and executive privileges—privileges that were only aimed at protecting criminal operations conducted by Turkish operatives and their traitor counterparts within the U.S. government. I then turned to my last channel, the only one left to pursue. This was the point at which I discovered the main culprit, making it possible for all three branches of our government to bury the truth and keep it buried. Yes, I am talking about the fourth estate: the media as gatekeepers.
I could fill many pages with significant, witnessed, and undisputable cases and facts that have been blacked out and censored by the media. Through my own case and as director of an organization with over 100 legitimate and courageous national security whistleblowers I certainly could. Instead let me give you a few startling examples.
Despite undisputed facts backed by witnesses with even more undisputable reputations and credibility, the already scandalous former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, was able to be reelected and later retire, only to immediately join the Turkish lobbyists who had him pocketed for many years while in public office. This was made possible only by the willing media acting as protectors of traitors and criminals, instead of as challengers and revealers of wrong and wrongdoers. (You can read more on this in an article I wrote at Boiling Frogs Post titled “Dennis Hastert: A Portrait of a Political System Termite.”) Another example involves a recent mammoth case of a revolving door. How many people are aware of the new chairman of the American Turkish Council (ATC), the shady organization under investigation by the FBI, exposed by my own sworn disclosure(s) along with other direct government witnesses? This new chairman happens to be Richard Armitage—a former deputy secretary of state, infamous neo-con, one of the signatories of PNAC, the man who was directly involved in exposing a CIA operative’s identity, the culprit with involvements in several scandalous covert operations…
You would think when this famous shady government official became the chairman of an even shadier and highly scandalous foreign lobby, it would make the headlines in every major and not-so-major publication. Well, that is not the case. Not even a peep from the mainstream media and alternatives alike.
You can find out more about Armitage, his new chairmanship of the infamous Turkish lobby, and his history in a series researched and authored by Mizgin Yilmaz and published at Boiling Frogs Post.
There are many facts obscured or completely glossed over by the media when it comes to our hypocrisy-ridden foreign policies—such as those related to Turkey and Israel, and the repulsive (to the point of criminal) revolving door practices, like those by Dennis Hastert and his son(s), Richard Armitage and Marc Grossman. These practices and those committing them have been given a pass and immunity by people in high places, and this granted immunity has been shielded, censored, and buried by our media to protect both the practitioners and those who allow it.
Similarly, while specific issues related to the continuous assaults on our civil liberties have been receiving cursory coverage here and there, they tend to be either reported through the tainted lenses of partisanship or completely lack macro-level implications and consequences. At Boiling Frogs Post, we have been providing sound analyses from experts and critics involving this crucial issue. Whether it is secrecy or police state practices, our coverage targets “real issues” rather than symptoms used and polarized as weapons for partisan battles.
I know it may sound as a cliché to say that I’m following the “instead of complaining about the sorry state of our media become your own media” line. But what is the alternative? To just give up? We will only see many more Hasterts, Armitages, Perles, and Grossmans as long as the media’s censorship and truth burials go unchallenged. Thus my intention and determination to pursue this channel, and to do so with Boiling Frogs Post.
Boiling Frogs Post is solely dependent on readers and supporters, and has no ties to any institution, foundation, organization, or corporation. This is the only model I see fit to be called an independent news and views venue—untainted by external pressure, special interests, or partisan flavoring.
Our authors and analysts present their work, not agenda scripts or special recipes handed to them for the creation of a particular propaganda to serve a particular interest. Our weekly commercial-free Podcast show hosts the voices of noteworthy guests on topics long-muffled and quashed by the mainstream media and their minions on lower levels posing as alternatives.
Here is a list of select interviews:
- James Bamford on NSA and illegal domestic wiretapping
- Pepe Escobar on the current energy crisis and the quest for Central Asia-Caspian Region
- Russ Baker on the concept of shadow government and the real power centers in the U.S.
- Daniel Ellsberg on the Obama presidency and whistleblowers
- Andy Worthington on America’s detention center at Guantanamo Bay
- Chris Hedges on the U.S. media and the empire of illusion
Whether it is going after hypocrisy-ridden foreign policy practices, the ever-revolving doors of foreign lobbies, or our stomped upon and continuously assaulted civil liberties, our work transcends webs put in place by partisanship and special interests and agendas. Here are a few examples of our work:
- Sibel Edmonds, “The Makings of a Police State Series”
- Dr. Nafeez Ahmed, “Yemen, Energy Crisis, and the Nigerian Crutch Bomber Series”
- Mizgin Yilmaz, “Richard Armitage Series”
- Dr. William Weaver, “The Impulse to Secrecy: The Glomar Response”
I believe during this four-month trial phase, Boiling Frogs Post has established a solid track record with what it has accomplished, and a view of what it can accomplish given the readership’s support and backing. We are now ready to begin our next phase, during which we will continue to provide what you have seen, read, and listened to thus far, and additionally, will present exclusive video clips and investigative stories.
This site will continue and expand only by your direct support. I am asking every one of you to consider yourself the one who can make this possible. That without your active support this real alternative site cannot continue or exist. And that without your help those who consider truly independent channels like this “impossible to survive and flourish” will be proven right, and with that we will all lose. So please do your share and contribute whatever you can now. No donation is either too small or too large. Please donate what you can to keep this home of the irate minority alive, and thank you for all you do.
Sibel Edmonds is the founder and publisher of Boiling Frogs Post.