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Friday, July 15, 2016

Newsbud, a new venture in independent journalism, makes Legal Schnauzer part of an early presentation on the cases of Don Siegelman and Robert McDonnell

Sibel Edmonds, founder of Newsbud
I recently was honored to be asked to discuss the latest in the Don Siegelman case, on what I hope will become a major voice in American journalism. The new venture is called Newsbud, and it features major political and journalism figures -- including Sibel Edmonds, author and former FBI whistleblower, and veteran radio news man and talk-show host Peter B. Collins.

Edmonds, who publishes the Boiling Frogs Post blog, is founder of Newsbud, which is 100-percent funded by viewers. That means it presents the kind of independent reporting, with no corporate or political control, that we desperately need in this age of a frayed and timid journalism landscape.

That's why I was so pleased to be a contributor on one of Newsbud's earliest presentations. My segment focused on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the bribery convictions of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell. Peter B. Collins and I discussed the following questions: What impact will the McDonnell ruling have on the case of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, who remains in federal prison on charges similar to those in the McDonnell case? And why did the Supreme Court hear the McDonnell case after passing on multiple opportunities to review the Siegelman matter, which has become known as perhaps the most notorious political prosecution in American history.

Below is Newsbud's full Episode 5, which includes my segment starting at about the 11:00 mark. I think you will see immediately that this is a professional news operation, which is likely to live up to its motto -- "Newsbud: Where Media Integrity Matters."

What is Newsbud's mission, how does it plan to shake up journalism in the 2000s. For one, it's reaching out to an underserved audience. Says one promotional item: "Support the alternative-alternative media by getting involved and joining us, the irate minority."

It's the alternative-alternative media for the irate minority. I like the sound of that. Check out, for example, Newsbud's treatment of the Dennis Hastert pedophilia/hush money scandal. You will see what the mainstream media was not willing to report, by clicking on this link.

Here is more about Newsbud's mission and vision, from an article by Sibel Edmonds:

Now is the time to stand up for your right to be informed and help create a news and multimedia network unlike anything else online, in print, or on TV. Newsbud will produce original stories, investigative reports, video-podcasts, editorials, and discussion forums, and it will be a real independent alternative because it will be 100% people funded. . . .

Solely people-funded media means no corporate advertisement gunk. It means no marketing gimmicks imbedded in the information presented. It means no strings attached to billionaire sugar daddies- be it Soros, Koch, Rockefellers or Carnegies. It means a media outlet only accountable to you-to we the people. This means integrity. It means ethical and agenda-free journalism. It means making we the people relevant, and taking the 0.0001% out of the equation, thus making them irrelevant. And most importantly, it means that it is up to you and me, up to us the people, to do what it takes to create NEWSBUD-Where Media Integrity Matters. Thomas Jefferson put it simply and eloquently: "An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy."

Here are links to other Newsbud episodes produced so far:

* Synthetic Terrorism: The Uncanny Parallels from 9/11 to Istanbul Airport Attack

* The Telling Travel Log of NATO Chief Stoltenberg: Is NATO Getting Desperate for a Conflict?

* U.S. Foreign Military Sales to Lebanon

* ChemTrails: The CIA and Weather Modification

* Meet Operation Gladio B’s New Terror Mastermind: Akhmed Chatayevbr

Newsbud is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign, and if you would like to help a promising journalism enterprise take flight, we invite you to check out the following link:

Below is the new episode, featuring Peter B. Collins and I discussing the Don Siegelman case, in the aftermath of the SCOTUS ruling in McDonnell. Our segment starts at about the 11:00 mark.


Anonymous said...

I hope Newsbud makes it long term. Looks like it has a lot of potential.

Anonymous said...

Nice interview there, Schnauzer. Peter B. Collins is a real pro. He even makes you look good.

legalschnauzer said...

Hah, thanks @4:01. I wish Peter B. had a nationally syndicated show of some kind, radio or TV. And I wish he could be on stations all over the South, and I wish Southerners were forced to listen to him. Would make our part of country a better place to live.

Anonymous said...

Sibel Edmonds makes my heart go pitty pat. If she's involved with Newsbud, count me in.

Anonymous said...

Legal Scnauzer. Have you seen the news about VULCAN STEEL business selling for $126 million?

Anonymous said...

Sibel Edmonds?



Anonymous said...

Vulcan Steel? Spill the beans.

legalschnauzer said...

Sorry to be slow responding to your comment, @9:54. Vulcan Steel is the company owned by Bill Upton? Do you have links to anything that has been published about this? I'm not an expert on the valuation of a company like that, but the $126 million figure sounds a little low to me.

Anonymous said...

Steel Dynamics has agreed to buy Vulcan Threaded Products for $126 mill. It's apparently a division of Vulcan Steel that they are selling...not the entire business.

legalschnauzer said...

Thanks for sharing this info, @2:46. I had not heard about it, and if the law means anything (which it often doesn't in Alabama), this should have an impact on the Upton v. Upton divorce case. Please feel free to share any additional information that might come your way. Do you have any thoughts about what drove this process? Was it a routine business transaction, or do you think something bigger might be going on.

Anonymous said...

@2:46 again. While this is purchase is not all of Vulcan steel, it is the vast majority of their revenue. I would bet something is up here regarding the unwinding of the company. No reason to seek this much revenue when you really don't have much else left to sell. I will follow and let you know if I hear anything else.

legalschnauzer said...

Thanks so much, 2:46. Some of the best posts we've had here at LS came from reader tips like yours. I don't have much insight at the moment on what might be going on, but I will be checking on some things, too. I have heard that Bill Upton's health might not be too great at the moment -- I think he was diagnosed with diabetes not too long ago -- so that might be a factor.

Itsmehoney said...

If all Americans were even one half as determined as Ms Edmonds to cast light on corruption and the tearing down of our laws and Constitution, we would TRULY have a society that would be an example for all the world.
And boy/oh/boy is she one tough chick standing tall with a torch for Liberty and Justice.