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In recent years there’s been a steady decline of people’s trust in establishment media outlets such as FOX, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and so on. The goal of this site is to provide a conduit to present the news that typically is left on the cutting room floor by the corporate press. We aim to bring you the news that has either been missed or intentionally omitted by the mainstream media as well as the personal work/research of our contributors. The independent media is flourishing, but the public’s mass exodus from the legacy media to alternative media presents the problem of upstart independents presenting speculation and hearsay as fact. Here at the Underground Newswire we strive to not do that. We believe that the Earth is round and that JFK Jr is probably dead. Sorry to disappoint some of you!

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), one of the most powerful and influential think tanks of the past century, maintains nearly complete control over all mainstream news outlets no matter the form or medium. David Rockefeller, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, thanked the CFR-controlled mass media elitists for maintaining their secrecy:

     “We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”

The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.But I do ask every publisher, every editor, and every newsman in the nation to reexamine his own standards, and to recognize the nature of our country’s peril… For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.

-JFK, ADDRESS BEFORE THE AMERICAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION, APRIL 27, 1961

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