What is The Knife?
We are a subscription-based service that brings you the news without the spin - really. We source facts from over 50 different news outlets, providing a comprehensive overview of what's happening in the world, and write critical analyses that expose the ways media outlets contaminate your news with spin, slant and invalid logic. In other words, we sort through the BS, so you don't have to. And no, we're not afraid to get our hands dirty.Learn More
How does it work?
Using a proprietary system of analysis, we distill the news to the raw data, rate outlets on their use of distortion mechanisms, and summarize our findings. We use infographics, thought-provoking questions and in-depth explorations to illuminate how the media affects our perception of reality and society as a whole. Do you know what's in your news?
News that empowers.
As a Knife subscriber, you will be better informed, improve your critical thinking skills, and have more time to spend on the important things – like imagining a world where objective, ethical news is the norm.Our Process
What the world needs is scientific media.
Without clear and consistent standards, media outlets (which are often funded by advertisers or corporations) have free reign to report whatever they want however they want, deeply affecting society's beliefs and values. Our standards introduce accountability in journalism, consciousness to readers, and precision and honor to the recording of world history.
When I read today’s most important news on The Knife, I leave calm and clarified. When I read about the same events on my regular go-to news site, I usually leave more stressed and dispirited. It’s so refreshing to have a news source that finally presents “just the facts,” and exposes the distortions permeating our mainstream media. I consider myself a critical person, but I didn’t realize how much noise and bias there was in my favorite news sources until the The Knife separated it out for me.
We live in very technologically privileged times. Mass communication can occur in the blink of an eye. It takes a lot of time and effort to sort through the content to decide whether the information is legitimate or not. The Knife of Aristotle does that careful and meticulous leg work for me which is why it’s such a valuable resource. Simply put, the Knife directly and unapologetically dedicates itself to cutting through the BS of biased journalism.
The Knife, and its data driven treatment of the news, helps the reader to develop the critical thinking skills we all need, when reading, viewing or listening to mass media. Each news story is distilled to “just the facts,” headlines are analyzed, and questions posed that awaken our own critical thinking. The more analyses I read, the more I question the accuracy of everything I read, and, to me, that questioning is what makes us informed citizens of the world. So much work by so many goes into each news story. I think you’ll love it.
The Knife has fundamentally changed how I see the world as it is — current events, politics, history, pop culture, social media, the internet — by giving me a new way to look at information. The Knife gave my eyes where I didn't know I was blind. I can't imagine ever going back.
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