I’m investigative journalist Lee Stranahan. 

I want to help make you smarter about the news…

You’re busy, the world seems more divided and confusing than ever and it’s becoming harder and harder to know who to trust.

I’d like to help you cut through the confusion so you can get to the truth. 

That’s why I created The Stranahan Report – a FREE daily newsletter that will help you get a handle on the top stories of the day quickly AND let you know what the media ISN’T telling you.  Sign up below!

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The Stranahan Report

Good morning, everybody. It’s Saturday, December 24th.

Top Stories From Left, Right & British Press

Notes on top stories: someone asked “why no links?”

These headlines come from the hourly news audio podcasts of the British Broadcasting Service, National Public Radio and Fox News, and I type them by hand.

They are designed to make you smarter by giving you a quick overview of headlines and to see what those three sources consider the most important or interesting news at a certain moment. You can learn a lot about media bias by comparing what stories and angles get covered.

I don’t vouch for any of the headlines and I’m not saying the stories are true — I’m simply reporting what three important news sources are saying the news is.

BBC

  • Israel angrily rejects U.N. vote condemning Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, calling it shameful
  • Turkish military says it hit more ISIS positions in northern Syria near Al-Bab
  • Bangladesh arrest TV journalism on charges of inciting unrest
  • President of Nigeria says military has captured base of Islamist group Boko Harum
  • Deal in Democratic Republic of Congo over step-down of President will not be signed until next week, says officials negotiating the deal
  • Temperatures in North and South have been 5 degrees higher than average
  • Serbian stewardess who survived plane explosion in 1972 after falling 33,000 feet has died at age 65.

NPR

  • Congressman, including Paul Ryan and Chuck Schumer, criticize Obama administration decision not to block U.N. vote condemning Israeli settlements
  • Israel recalls ambassadors to New Zealand and Senegal, who both voted for U.N. resolution
  • U.N. says they have not been allowed into all areas of Aleppo
  • Authorities in Fort Worth, Texas trying to maintain calm after video of black woman forcefully arrested by white police officer goes viral.
  • Protests seeking removal of South Korean President Park Geun-hye over corruption scandal continue.
  • Stock market ends week moderately higher at record breaking levels after seven weeks of rallying, but failed to break 20,000 for first time.
  • Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher is the intensive care unit after a medical emergency

Fox News

  • President-Elect Trump tweets “Things will be different after Jan. 20th” after Obama administration decision not to block U.N. vote condemning Israel
  • Video showsBerlin terror suspect Anis Amri pledging allegiance to ISIS
  • Actress Carrie Fisher is in stable condition after medical emergency; brother says too early to tell if it was a heart attack
  • Bridge damaged in North Dakota examined for safety after being damaged in October by protesters blocking it using burning vehicles
  • Ten big NFL games today
  • Police pull over man in Ohio dressed as clown
  • Protests in South Korea calling for President to step down

Making the News

I interviewed journalist Glenn Greenwald from The Intercept yesterday and it was a great discussion. Glenn is the left-leaning independent journalist behind stories like the Edward Snowden / NSA case.

I think you’ll find Glenn’s comments very interesting, especially about the state of the mainstream media and stories like allegation of “Russian hacking.”

You can listen to the entire podcast on iTunes here.

I posted a short excerpt with Glenn talking about Breitbart News here.

All episodes of Making the News will be available on Sound Cloud by this weekend.

Radio Stranahan

No show yesterday but I posted two excerpts from last week.

Dr. Annette Bosworth explains what a Ketogenic Diet is and how it can help battle diabetes.

Ex-leftist activist and journalist Cassandra Fairbanks the moments that made her become digusted with the American left.

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