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Where realism and idealism meet Tony Brasunas, author of Double Happiness

Posts on media distortion and my new book.

My First Podcast Appearance

  • Why couldn’t the media report on the lab leak theory of covid for over a year?
  • Why was I censored by Huffington Post?
  • Why is my forthcoming book called Red, White & Blind?

My heart was beating quickly. The host threw questions at me.

It was my first appearance on a podcast in my life. It was also the first public event talking about Red, White & Blind. Take a listen at the link below if you’re interested!

I was nervous for sure, but after 10 minutes or so I settled in. At least I think so. I explained what I mean by the term “the New Enlightenment,” how I compose a Balanced Media Diet, and what I propose as a business model for independent media. I even got into an interesting conversation with Mr. Parker about the term “conspiracy theorist.” 

I think I was able to articulate myself reasonably well, but let me know your thoughts in the comments below. What did I do well? What did I do poorly? It was my first time so I’m viewing it as a learning experience and your thoughts will be very helpful.

Take a listen if you’d like to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about where I see media, censorship, and disinformation going in this country.

Deprogram with Michael Parker
Today’s Talk News Radio (TNTRadio)
Interview July 26, 2022
Podcast Interview (starts at 04:50) >

(By the way, TNTR is live radio. You’ll hear news updates and commercials during the podcast. Enjoy! Or skip over them.)

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Posted in Politics | Red, White & Blind
by Tony Brasunas at 6:00 pm on July 31, 2022

Vote on the Book Cover!

This book is nearly complete. Years of research and writing have culminated in Red, White & Blind, a deep and thorough investigation into censorship and misinformation in America, and what to do about it. My hope is that it prompts some great conversations and helps at least a few Americans see the world a little more truthfully.

Like every book, this one now needs a cover.

I’m working with a professional cover designer, and we have several that I believe have great potential. Can you help me by voting below for the one(s) that you find most compelling?

Note: All the covers are works in progress and will improve once we choose the best to focus on. The subtitle is also a work in progress and will likely change.

Size Matters

The ideal cover will look great both on a bookstore shelf and as a small thumbnail image in an Amazon listing. If you were in a bookstore, which cover would draw you in? In your opinion, should the cover evoke the many topics explored — such as social media censorship and a “balanced media diet” — or do you prefer simplicity? Essentially, I want to present a great image to attract the people who would enjoy and benefit from the investigation — as well as to draw in those who might, you know, judge a book by its…

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by Tony Brasunas at 6:30 am on July 16, 2022

Red, White & Blind

 

Red White & Blind LogoOur news media here in America is as distorted as the Chinese news media that I wrote about in Double Happiness. The problem is most people here don’t realize it because American propaganda techniques are much more sophisticated, and because two relatively similar viewpoints are allowed to vociferously disagree.

After years of work and research, I’m delighted to announce my new book is forthcoming in fall of 2022.

RED, WHITE & BLIND: The Truth About American Censorship, and the Rise of Independent Media

 

After being censored by Huffington Post in 2016, I realized something I’d long suspected. The “media narrative” in mainstream corporate American media is tightly controlled. Some people see it, some don’t, but the trend is that people are increasingly noticing this deception, this comprehensive bias, this set of blinders on the truth. The emerging trend is media consciousness, which is dissolving consensus reality, and this is both dangerous and scary — and preparing us for a better world.

Red, White & Blind explores this and much more.

Stay tuned to the Red, White & Blind media channel for more.

 

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by Tony Brasunas at 10:47 am on June 25, 2022

Big Announcement

This is the day. I am unveiling something I’ve been working on for a very long time. I’m a bit nervous, but I know it’s time. In fact it’s about a week later than I’d planned.

The corporate media is tearing us apart as a nation by telling different groups different versions of the same story. Worse, many of us hide our true thoughts for fear of being shamed or “canceled” at work or by those in our own families and communities.

After being censored by Huffington Post in 2016 for covering the Democratic Primary from the wrong perspective, I’ve been researching and working on this book for two years now, with the hope that the underlying story on media distortion, disinformation, and censorship might be of use to you. I hope it will start some great, fruitful conversations.

So here it is, the title of my book, the name of my new video show, and a logo for it all.

Check it out, give it a chance, and as always, I would love to hear your thoughts.

Without further ado:

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by Tony Brasunas at 10:54 pm on June 21, 2022