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Hi, this is Brian McGlinchey—founder, editor and sole writer of 28Pages.org—announcing my move to a new writing platform.
Stark Realities with Brian McGlinchey is a Substack newsletter that undermines official narratives, demolishes conventional wisdom and exposes fundamental myths across the political spectrum—with original reporting, deeply unorthodox policy arguments and excavations of key events buried by establishment media.
Stark Realities covers a broad range of foreign and domestic topics, such as:
- How the FBI’s War on Drugs Helped 9/11 Happen
- Lockdowns, Masks and the Illusion of Government Control Over Covid
- Why Patriots Shouldn’t Pledge Allegiance
“Brian McGlinchey is an absolutely outstanding reporter, with an enviable record in breaking stories and making waves” —Andrew Cockburn, Washington Editor, Harper’s Magazine
What will Stark Realities cover? In addition to the war on terror and foreign policy, expect insightful reporting and policy arguments on everything from current events and economics to public health policy, criminal justice, tax policy, the war on drugs, gun control, the Federal Reserve and more. Learn more here.
Why is Stark Realities using an email newsletter format? Newsletters let readers and independent journalists bypass social media gatekeepers by forming direct connections—that’s why they’re at the vanguard of the revolt against Silicon Valley censorship and corporate media groupthink.
Why does Stark Realities have a paid-subscription tier? This newsletter marks my move to full-time journalism. Independent, ad-free journalism is enabled by the direct support of readers.
Why did 28Pages.org go quiet? Largely because of Silicon Valley’s increasingly restrictive control of what people see and hear. As part of a broader drive to stamp out “misinformation,” Facebook aggressively reduced the visibility of my posts there to a tiny percentage of the thousands of followers who’d explicitly expressed their wish to see them.
It didn’t matter that I adhered to the highest standards of journalism and had broken stories that were followed up on by major news organizations. My first article on my new platform—Why I’m Launching Stark Realities—includes a look back at my creation of 28Pages.org and some of the up-and-down experiences as an independent journalist here.
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- Posting links to my writing on social media
- Following @_starkrealities on Twitter. Caution: Don’t trust Twitter to show you my articles—sign up to get them via email
Thank you so much for following my work at 28Pages.org and especially for being a part of the successful campaign to release the 28 pages.
That campaign was well underway before 28Pages.org, and had more prominent leaders than me both in and out of government. However, I’m proud to have added my hands to the good side in a tug of war that pitted transparency advocates and 9/11 victims against the formidable national security establishment and its ally—not ours—Saudi Arabia.
Brian P. McGlinchey