Why I Simply Cannot Trust Any Media

I am going to be very busy the next few weeks; I have got to get to work promoting my e-book and perhaps complete another one (to be marketed and sold through Lulu—it will NOT be a free PDF e-book): a different perspective in the Prodigal Band series, primarily for young adults (meaning no cussing and no sex scenes!). And other stuff. So I am posting this today.

I have a few media sources I trust, reasonably, even if I don’t agree with everything posted. These sites don’t practice the “click bait” game, at least as far as I can tell. And they don’t post stuff by click bait artists either, as far as I can tell.

Because most—not some, not much, but most alt-right and alt-left and alt-media in general cannot be trusted to post real news. Their articles or videos all have a semblance of truth, but truth is not paramount for these sites. They want your clicks for Google Ad-Sense or whatever “monetization” purpose, and they want your money.

 

I do hope folks realize there is NO ‘DONATE’ button on this site, or on my OmegaBooks  or blog,  which is about my books. And just why am I giving away for free an e-book it took me over two years to complete? Before one says, ‘because you know nobody would buy this book because you aren’t a bestselling author or celebrity and no one has ever heard of you, that’s why!’ let me say that I am giving this book away for free because I want to. Now, if I want to sell this book, I’ll just reconfigure it, take stuff out and put other stuff in, get an ISBN and Library of Congress copyright, re-format it and sell it on Amazon or Lulu or both!

 

I am NOT after anyone’s money! I maybe the only person I know that NEVER sought after money above anything else—now, if you want to read about people who desire money above all else, read the free e-book Free PDF E-book The Prodigal Band  ! I have enough money, thank you, and have done my homework so to speak on issues regarding money should I need it (in other words, medical costs—which is why I live fairly close to Mexico! If Medicare and Medigap won’t cover whatever, I’ll just get it done south of the border and be able to pay for it with savings. Mexico, BTW, is where I got all of my dental done before dental insurance became an option—Ojinaga, Mexico, right across the border in my neck of the woods; their dental work was excellent, at least as good as what could be gotten here.) And, also, BTW, I finally broke even on book sales last month. How many self-published authors getting books printed ever broke even? James Redfield, author of ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ may be the only one—and his church actually covered most of his costs! (According to what I read, member of his church—thousands of people—were ‘encouraged’ to buy this book and his other books.) To my knowledge he is the only best-selling self-published author before the digital age. And the only reason it took me so long to ‘break even’ was because I foolishly got too many copies of my first book printed. On my second book I made a small profit in the first year, 1998.

I try to be as truthful as possible and if I am wrong I’ll admit it. I write what I write here because sometimes I have to say/write something, about something.

For the most part I prefer to write fiction, which, IMHO (except for this blog, which is mostly my opinion, hopefully backed by facts), is what is mostly reported in the media of the world—fiction. The fictional novels I have written are based either on my research or on factual events or pop culture “news” I have read in books and magazines. And for the most part, what I read on click bait news sites or see in videos is, as they say, ‘fake news.’ And that is the right of the news poster. In terms of non-fiction, though, I want the truth, not click bait!

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