How to Get Real-Deal News

April 20, 2014
Holly Deyo


I pledged to never desert you. I haven't. We aren't. When there is something to post you might not get in mainstream, I will link or write.

Many of you ask, how will I find real news now? It's not that hard. Let me share a couple of tips. A number of alternative news websites post things with near-apocalyptic headers. They are meant to be attention grabbers. They make you think "holy cow, I'm done for!"

Not so. It is scare readership.

Back in the day at university in the 70s, 'yellow journalism' was prohibited. We were taught that you never went there as it kills credibility. What is 'yellow journalism' you ask? Yellow journalism takes a real story and the author sensationalizes it for his or her own purposes or for that of the newspaper; e.g. selling books/precious metals or garnering readership.

Yeah, sad to say we Americans are catastrophe/disaster news junkies. Folks that feed into this propaganda these news type sites post are happy to slurp the cool-aid.

Many take a Reuters, AP, AFP, etc. news story and put a funky twist to it. The most egregious offender is Sorcha Faal, who is a Russian disinformation specialist. Her sole intent is to take mainstream news, kipe it as hers, and put a distinctly anti-American twist to it. It is meant to take the life and soul, your very breath.

While I was Steve Quayle's webmaster from 2001 thru 2011, I encouraged him to give Sorcha Faal a miss, which he does now, as Steve sees her for what she is. A manure spreader.

Many folks still get her news items from It is her silent partner through which to send propaganda. She also writes under the guise of several other websites. We've seen many trustworthy news aggregators unexpectedly caught in her baloney trap. You have to scroll down to the bottom of the article on EU Times to 'source' and see that it feeds back to Sorcha Faal – whatdoesitmean. Do not be deceived.

Still others think this Sorcha Faal is really David Booth. There is no way to prove or disprove this. What we can say is that anything with 'her' name attached is a waste of time.

It is a worry that some of you will inhale without checking to see if it's real marijuana, not spice, metaphorically speaking. Please check your 'dope' meter. We don't 'inhale' a la Bill Clinton.

Friends, the best tip we can offer for news is a simple search tool. It will help you ferret out which is sensationalism, what is truth and what is downright lies. There is an abundance. While I can not be there every day now, it is incumbent to give you a heads up of how to sort wheat from chaff – and there is a LOT of chaff out there.

That was one of the two biggest time-consuming aspects when doing the news – to trace back to the original article to see if you were caught up in nonsense. There is a boatload of silly stuff out there for their own purposes.

Here is a big tip for you – things people don't want you to know.

Go into the body of the article and place in quotation marks "YADA YADA YADA" – the EXACT phrase you want to check. Make it clean and with only 8 words or less. It should include unique words, if possible.

It will lead you to the original article and then, after you research the background, you'll have a good idea if this was a sensationalized story or a real deal thing. That is what I did every single day on articles that were suspect, and what you now must do on your own to glean truth.

I've shared with you how to do it, it is now up to you to do it. There is no mysticism there, just grunt work.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Holly Drennan Deyo is the author of three books: bestseller Dare To Prepare (4th ed.), Prudent Places USA (3rd ed.) and Garden Gold (2nd ed.) Please visit she and her husband's website: and their FREE Preparedness site:

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