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Independent research site founded by Sibel Edmonds, active 2016-2021. It was the continuation of Boiling Frogs Post.

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"Where media integrity matters"
Started: 2016
Ended: 2021
Founder: Sibel Edmonds

In its own words:
"A 100% People-Funded Media with Integrity, in partnership with BFP, is an independent news, analyses and multimedia network. We do not receive a single penny from corporate advertisers, foundations, NGOs or partisan-affiliated entities."

Main focus: US deep state, imperialism, civil liberties
Members: Sibel Edmonds,  Filip Kovacevic,  John W. Whitehead,  Kurt Nimmo,  Peter Lee,  Douglas Valentine,  Pye Ian,  Tim Ferner,  Chris Meldis,  Raul Diego,  Jared Norman,  Christian Sorensen,  Christoph Germann,  Erik Moshe,  James Petras,  Peter B. Collins

NewsBud is an independent research site that was founded by Sibel Edmonds. It was the continuation of Boiling Frogs Post. Edmonds announced on Jul 31, 2021, that the project will not be continued, but the website will be kept online as an archive,[1] it serves 403 error code on all requests by April 2023.


As of March 2019, the staff listed were Sibel Edmonds, Filip Kovacevic, John W. Whitehead, Kurt Nimmo, Peter Lee, Douglas Valentine, Pye Ian, Tim Ferner, Chris Meldis, Raul Diego, Jared Norman and Christian Sorensen. Parters were Christoph Germann, Erik Moshe & James Petras.[2][3]


Peter B. Collins[4] left in the first year. In early 2018,[5] James Corbett left after a disagreement with Sibel Edmonds reporting from Syria which lead to Sibel Edmonds publish a response on YouTube.[6] The other departures from the team between March 2017 and March 2019 were Todd Macfarlane, Abigail Hall Blanco, Spiro Skouras, Broc West, Jeff DeRiso, Ali Syed and Pearse Redmond. Filip Kovacevic and Peter Lee[7] apparently also left.


Known members

7 of the 16 of the members already have pages here:

Peter B. Collins
Sibel EdmondsSibel Edmonds was recruited by the FBI as a translator in the wake of 9/11. She quickly turned whistleblower when she discovered security breaches, cover-ups and malpractice at numerous levels. The US government has made her "the most gagged person in the history of the United States".
Erik Moshe
Kurt Nimmo
James PetrasHis decades of writing has focused on social justice, anti-imperialism, Latin-America,Zionism and similar subjects. He is not afraid to touch on the deeper machinations of empire.
Douglas Valentine
John W. Whitehead
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