Martin Hartwig

Martin Hartwig is Deputy Editor and SEO of The Unshackled. He enjoys Dungeons and Dragons, Golf, Pre-Raephelite art, woodworking and tool restoration. He is an undergraduate student of Communication.

Should the Mainstream Media Be Threatened by Citizen Journalism?

Citizen Journalism (CJ) is a term that inspires both sneering derision by media elites who seek to maintain their authority and status on one hand – and romantic ideas of rebels fighting the power in an information guerrilla war on the other. What is CJ? Where does it fit within the media landscape? Should the Mainstream Media (MSM) treat citizen journalism as a threat? Will the proliferation of User Generated Content and accessibility of the internet as a method of information dissemination spell the end for Professional Journalism (PJ) and the traditional/mainstream media?

Could This Standoff in NY be a Red Flag Raid?

An alleged Red Flag raid has lead to an Afghanistan veteran’s Instagram account offering behind the scenes insight into a tense situation in New York state. The raid by federal enforcement teams was initially reported to be due to their belief that he was in possession of ‘high capacity magazines’ of 30 rounds. Mass hysteria and disinformation following the event was exacerbated by evasive authorities.

3 Signs the Epstein Story Isn’t Going Away

There have been 3 developments in the Jeffrey Epstein case in the last month or so. WeAreChange snuck onto Epstein Island, Project Veritas released leaked audio of a USA ABC host lamenting being muzzled on Epstein, and experienced forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden publicly stated his view that the autopsy of “Epstein points to homicide rather than suicide”. Haven’t you heard? Epstein didn’t kill himself. Let’s dive in.