Corporate media is filled with lies, distortions, and omissions to protect their advertisers. But independent media creators are starting to gain more traction in today’s media landscape, and a new outlet called OptOut is working to bring all of these creators together under one roof. This is what the Progressive movement desperately needs right now, and Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins talks with OptOut co-founder Alex Kotch about this new project.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced