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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS, Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Donald J. Trump Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability THE RESISTANCE

Friday, January 27, 2012


We here at NFTOS are about transparency, truth, and debunking the radical ideology of those well right of center. We advocate for the Democratic, progressive movement and ideology. When I started my media firm almost two years ago, I never envisioned the turnout or success that NFTOS would achieve.

I started blogging for many reasons, foremost I was both vexed and aggrieved at a movement called "the tea party" movement. I couldn't just sit back idly by and allow these radical, racist, Gadsden flag stealers to go on without being repudiated!

Managing staff, writers, researchers, and site maintenance takes much time, and the fruits of our labor is upon us.

The below snapshot picture taken during a horseshoe meeting this afternoon is a milestone, for not only NFTOS, but for Democrats across this great land.


NFTOS is quickly approaching 20 million hits/readers/page loads to our blog - in less than 24 months. Our voice is loud, our determination has never been more resolved, and with throughput like this, our mission is more defined.

Clearly our message is getting out. When we drill down these statistics, over 2 million readers have us either bookmarked or RSS feed to some type of device. This speaks volumes!

The intent of this blog is to thank you, our loyal readers, for our success is nothing without you! While there are bad apples out there whom disagree with us, and send us death threats and hate mail - and that's fine, "mission accomplished"! But an overwhelming amount of you, over 88% agree with our message, and at the end of the day, we have never been prouder to bring you NFTOS.

Thank You Progressives, be proud, and we greatly appreciate you visiting our site!

West Media CEO
NFTOS Editor -In-Chief
Roger West


Politifacts Can't Handle The Truth
PolitiFacts' Pants On Fire: Who Will Fact-Check The Fact-Checkers? 

NFTOS has disconnected itself from "politifact" a long time ago as a source of "facts", and finally someone else in MSM who has the chutzpah to do the same.


"A fact (derived from the Latin Factum, see below) is something that has really occurred or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability, that is whether it can be shown to correspond to experience. Standard reference works are often used to check facts. Scientific facts are verified by repeatable experiments." ~ Wikipedia

Rachael Maddow this week blasted the "fact checking" organization for frequent "inconsistencies" in their "truth-O-meter, and true facts.

MSNBC's Rachael Maddow:
"PolitiFact, you are fired. You are a mess! You are fired! You are undermining the definition of the word fact in the English language by pretending to it in your name. The English language wants its word back. You are an embarrassment. You sully the reputation of anyone who cites you as an authority on fact-ishness, let alone fact. You are fired."

NFTOS Editor-In Chief Roger West told me when he hired me:
"readers come to our blog seeking facts, and the “importance of facts” is critical to repeat readership - indisputable fact is the best thing you can have in a debate. Especially when the other side insists on making up their own facts."

Message received loud and clear boss!

Staff Writer
Steve "Damn Nazi Liberal" Chevapravatdumrong


Protect your Moon base

In the latest tell-people-what-they-want-to-hear speech on the endless election circuit, teapublican presidential hopeful Newt "slime ball" Gingrich made a remarkable promise: he wants a moon base. Well... don’t we all?

Appealing to residents of the state's economically struggling "Space Coast," teapublican racist Newton Leroy Gingrich promised to have a permanent U.S. base on the moon by the end of his second term as president.

“By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American.”

In reality the U.S. is no closer to having a colony on the moon than it was when the last astronauts left in 1972, but it’s not for a lack of thinking about it. Until 2010, a moon base was exactly what NASA was working toward.

Space policy expert John Logsdon, professor emeritus at George Washington University, told 
"When we are not expecting a U.S. crewed launch to the ISS until 2016-2017 and are just getting started on a lunar-class launch vehicle, establishing a lunar outpost by 2020 is a fantasy,"

"It would be much better to set realistic goals, but that is not Mr. Gingrich's strong suit."

Given the parlous state of US finances and the retirement of NASA's shuttle fleet last year, the Newtster has raised a few eyebrows with his ambitious plans, but that did not seem to interfere with this grandiose vision for a moon colony as America's 51st state.

But how would the Newt-ron-bomb convince a future Congress to go along with what certainly would be an expensive proposition? President Obama couldn’t even convince Congress to give NASA an extra $6 billion over five years, and instead NASA’s budget has remained flat, without the big boost in technology development and science the current President was hoping for.

Technology will not be the problem when it comes to getting Gingrich’s (or even Bush’s) moon base built. With the right investment, America’s scientists and engineers could easily get the job done. The major issue today is the same as it was in 2004: where will the money come from?

In these economically straitened times, with Congress hell-bent on cutting every federal program going, finding the money to send a new generation of NASA astronauts to the moon will remain an impossible dream, and lets face it readers, we really need to concentrate on the "earth base" structures before we can focus on moon base fantasies.

My question to the Newt-ron-bomb, do we get Jedi Knight light sabers when we move to the moon?

Roger West