‘The truth is out there’, the 1990s TV series The X Files assured us, and FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully often found it despite elaborate government cover-ups of alien visits and illegal experiments.
The phrase now applies to journalists at the independent online news service Truthdig.
Whilst the behemoths of traditional media are falling off a cliff as their advertising revenue, their readership and profits dwindle, Truthdig analyses and debates the real issues facing humanity: global warming, economic disasters, criminal Wall Street behaviour, military and government corruption and sociopathic political leaders.
I recommend a weekly dose of Truthdig because the truth really is out there.
Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.