Who Owns Mlive and Why Won't They Stop Pushing Fear?

Who really owns the local news station Mlive, and why won’t they stop pushing fear to help increase large pharmaceutical companies profits? 


Why won’t they stop attacking anyone who dares go against the mainstream narrative?  Us Against Media decided to do a little digging, to explain who really runs these local new agencies.

Mlive Media Group, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is owned by a company called Advance Publications.  Advance Publications has many small local news outlets in Michigan.  Some others include:


Advance Publications also owns a 13% stake in Charter Communications.  In addition to holding publishing and communication assets, Advance serves as the holding company for the family’s 31% stake in cable entertainment company Discovery Inc.

Advance Publications is not exactly a small company either.  They did over $2 billion in revenue in 2018.  Advance Publications co-president is Donald Edward Newhouse, who is ranked #40 on the Forbes 400 in 2020.

On May 18, 2016, Charter finalized acquisition of Time Warner Cable and its sister company Bright House Networks, making it the third-largest pay television service in the United States.  In the Infographic below, you can see the media assets owned by Time Warner, that are now controlled by Charter Communications.  Mlive falls right into this umbrella of media assets.  



Under the same news conglomerate, you will find CNN, Time Magazine, and many other mainstream news outlets. CNN technical director admitted that “fear sells” and COVID is “like gangbusters for ratings.” Time Magazine also wrote a story bragging about “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign that Saved the 2020 Election”.  You will find many similarities in the reporting of these large media companies.  They are all pushing a certain narrative.  And that narrative is not in the best interest of the American people.  This is why media like CNN has been dubbed “the enemy of the people” and “fake news.”

Mlive, being apart of the same media conglomerate, are nothing more than propaganda puppets for the global elite.  People like Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, the Rockefellers, Rothchilds, the British Royal Family, etc.  They come up with operations like Event 201, Crimson Contagion, and Operation Lockstep.  They then use the mainstream media to blast their talking points, control the masses and divide us.  They all say the same thing and they repeat it enough times until all the sheep finally accept it as true.  You can see in the video below how the media operates:



Mlive has been downsizing quite a bit in the past year.  They shut down a plant in Grand Rapids, they’re laying off employees, and cutting pay to the employees that remain. 

From an article written on April 17th, 2020:


“MLive Media Group announced on Wednesday that it will be implementing temporary pay cuts through the end of the year due to a significant loss of advertising revenue during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Other cost-saving measures include eliminating 401(k) contributions and a mandatory week of unpaid leave for employees prior to July 31. In June, the company will reexamine if it will need to require employees to take an additional unpaid week off.

Employees were told this week that their base pay will be cut between two and 20 percent and those earning higher salaries will see the biggest cuts.”

I wonder if their constant coverage of COVID numbers are helping to get those ratings up?  If they’re anything like CNN, that’s what they hope for.  That’s why over and over they’ve backed Whitmer and failed to report anything negative about her.  They also fail to show how her policies led to the highest COVID numbers in the country.  They also ignore the inhumane policy of sending COVID patients into nursing homes.  Or the fact that Whitmer tried to block the distribution of hydroxychloroquine which could have saved many lives.  They will not touch those issues because it could expose the people who pay for most their advertising, pharmaceutical companies, and people high up in government, like Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who have connections to companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield.


Where does Mlive Stand on Freedom of Speech?

Mlive took away their comment section in 2020, complaining in an article that “Conversations routinely go off-topic, the tone can get uncivil or even nasty, and our moderators (and a vendor our company hires) stay busy around the clock policing the conversations, addressing flagged comments and even going so far as to ban some users.”

Apparently, if you can’t beat them, ban them!  Mlive cannot seem to handle differences of opinion, and free speech.  They believe it’s better to not allow comments, than to have comments that require moderation.

From their Facebook page,


“We encourage constructive comments of all view points that remain on topic and respect other readers on MLive.com and here on Facebook. Any comments that contain personal attacks, racist, sexist and offensive language (including abbreviated or masked swearing), unrelated content, insensitivity to victims of accidents or crimes, or commercial promotion are subject for removal. Repeat posting of commercial content, aggressive comments toward other users, spam ‘liking’, or content of troll nature may result in immediate ban.”

At UsAgainstMedia, we welcome all comments and don’t mind when people disagree with us, as everyone’s viewpoint matters here.  We’re not afraid of a good debate!  We believe that everyone should have a voice and the debate of real ideas will lead to a better future for all of us.  We believe people are smart enough to think for themselves and come to their own conclusions when presented with all the evidence.

I think the real reason they turned off the comments is because people are really starting to wake up to the fact that the media constantly lies and has an agenda.  Trust in media is an an all time low, and viewership is way down every since Trump left the spotlight.  One place Mlive cannot turn off their comments, due to the nature of the platform, is on Facebook.  Here’s what people have to say on just a random story related to COVID I picked out on their page:


They just don’t seem to care how their readers feel, and keep pushing more Covid propaganda and fear, to their own detriment.  It’s no wonder they took down the comment section on their website.


Who is Malachi Barrett?

Malachi Barrett is an Mlive reporter who seems to have taken a liking to me and many other patriots in Michigan.  First he slandered my name on twitter on a video posted by another Mlive reporter, Melissa Frick. You can see what he said in the photo below.  He says I spread misinformation about the effectiveness of masks and vaccines.  Very interesting.    


UsAgainstMedia previously exposed Barrett in an article titled, “Opinion: MLive Reporter Malachi Barrett Pushing Globalist Agenda Towards Michiganders!” and it seems ever since then, Barrett can’t stop talking about us.  Unfortunately for Mlive, conservatives rally around people who the corrupt media attempt to smear and it ends up having the opposite effect the media hopes for.  Their attempts to smear our name make us stronger and help us get our message of freedom out to the world.  

Not only has Malachi Barrett lied about me and many great patriots, he’s been seen WITHOUT A MASK at several events the past year.  God forbid!  I don’t think he’s not taking this disease as seriously as he claims he is.  If he did, he would always wear a mask around all the “superspreaders” and would follow social distancing guidelines set by the CDC.  He also came right up to me and asked me questions when I was maskless at the Marlena court hearing.  I didn’t notice him following any social distancing guidelines.  For someone who wants us all to be fearful of COVID, he sure didn’t seem to have anything to fear while at events with a bunch of anti-maskers.  

Malachi used to be co-host of a show called The Raving Geeks.  Him and his co-host would talk about superheroes, comic books, and even would review certain episodes of the Walking Dead.  He did that while attending Central Michigan University, in which he graduated in 2016.  He believes everything the CDC puts out, no matter how many times they change their story.  I’m not sure if he’s completely brainwashed and actually believes the stuff he writes about, or if he knows and just won’t talk about it because he could lose his job.  

He’s anything but unbiased news. You can clearly see that from his twitter account.  


Malachi also deleted all of his tweets on twitter leading up to the election in 2020. Why would he delete ALL his twitter posts from before the election?  Is he worried that someone might find bias in his reporting that claims to be nonpartisan?  What does he have to hide?


I did some further research on the Wayback Machine, and found some of his old posts.  He even retweeted posts criticizing our current President, Joe Biden.  You can see those below.  Wonder why he’s trying to hide these tweets? 

Also, why the recent change in reporting on Joe Biden?  I have yet to see any hit pieces attacking him and his ties to China, or the fact that he can’t keep his hands off children, or Joe’s quid pro quo in Ukraine, which he admitted to on live TV.  Or anything related to his crack head son Hunter Biden and why he sat on a board of energy in Ukraine with no experience. 

Will he mention Joe’s clear dementia and lack of transparency and media access?  Malachi seems to have changed his tune on his feelings of Joe Biden since 2019, when he retweeted something calling Joe Biden a sellout with #NeverBiden.  So why is it that Malachi once opposed Biden, but now seems to support him?  Is is because possibly Advance Communications, and Charter, stand to gain from spreading fear about the pandemic…and won’t allow Malachi to express his true feelings about Biden?



He stated in his article,
“Activists who have called the coronavirus pandemic a “hoax” and questioned the effectiveness of vaccines have also attended the meetings to advance their agenda.”

Agenda?  Everyone at a school board meeting has their own thoughts and experiences to bring to the table.  See how he makes it somehow sound nefarious to question vaccines or the pandemic? 

He also stated in regard to Kristen Meghan Kelly, an Industrial Hygienist and PPE Expert:

“Kelly claims masks fail to stop COVID-19, though health officials argue the virus is transmitted through airborne particles that are effectively blocked by masks.  Kelly argues children touch their masks, reducing their effectiveness, and are unlikely to properly store them, increasing the risk of spread. She said students who have autism, asthma and anxiety could face health issues and emotional distress.

CDC guidelines recommend people wash their hands after touching or removing their masks and to replace masks with a clean one after each use.”

See how Malachi completely omits the studies that prove otherwise?  Some of these studies can be found on this site. There are hundreds if not thousands of other studies that prove the ineffectiveness of masks. He completely ignores all the experts who agree that masks don’t stop COVID, and instead refers to the CDC guidelines. He acts as if people are replacing masks every time they touch or remove their masks, when we all know that isn’t true.

This is a common narrative from the mainstream media.  They downplay and smear any of the “experts” that disagree with masks or lockdowns. They push the narrative that the CDC and WHO are telling them to push.

Malachi also stated in his article, “One video showed Boyd disagreeing with a parent who told the crowd that being cooperative would increase their chances of being heard.

Being nice got us to this point,” Boyd said in the video. “Being nice is not working anymore.” 

Malachi is really good at taking things out of context and omitting certain facts that he doesn’t like. 


In the video he’s talking about, there were many parents that agreed with me immediately after I said “getting nice got us to this point.”  This was after we had already been denied entry, and no amount of being nice was going to change their mind. 

He’s also failing to recognize that the guy who said that, was the same guy right next to me banging on the door, asking that the board “let us in.”  In situation like this, there are discussions between the parents and other supporters on how to handle the fact that the Hudsonville school board violated the Open Meetings Act, which was described in UsAgainstMedia’s article

Malachi attempts to paint a picture to his readers that I was somehow out of control, or that parents didn’t agree with what I was doing, in an attempt to smear my name.  He makes sure to point out that I have no children in the district, as if I’m not allowed to have an opinion unless I have children in the district.  


He also claimed I was spreading misinformation by sharing facts from the government VAERS website, which shows the deaths and adverse reactions.  Today’s data show that between Dec. 14, 2020 and May 28, a total of 294,801 total adverse events were reported to VAERS, including 5,165 deaths. That is a FACT.  

Yet he tries to downplay this by saying that only .0016% who get the vaccine died, while ignoring the fact that I pointed to a Harvard study in that article, which shows only 1% of reactions are typically reported to the VAERS website.

You can see that in the image below.


On top of that, it’s been a very short time since the vaccines were rolled out… and we will have many more deaths in the future according to people like Dr. Tenpenny and Dr. Simone Gold and many others.  Also, vaccines are causing blood clots, which is being counted as heart attacks, or strokes, instead of reactions to the vaccine. Somehow when someone dies of something right after after getting the vaccine, it NEVER could be related to the vaccine.  But when someone dies from anything and tests positive for COVID-19, it’s ALWAYS because of COVID.  See how that works?


Malachi also makes sure to quote me saying “the people at the top want us dead” to try and make me out to be some tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist.  As if he can’t watch the same videos I watch where the people at the top admit to goals of depopulation.  He’s ignoring the video showing Bill Gates in a TED talk entitled “Innovation to Zero” where he wants to solve the overpopulation crises by lowering the number of people.  And that they would be able to do that with vaccines and reproductive health. 

Why would we trust someone who says they should use vaccines to lower the population?  Remember, Google search shows Bill Gates is the most powerful doctor in the world.  There’s one problem though, he’s not a doctor!  He just has more money than almost anyone else on the planet and has invested heavily into vaccines and vaccine development. 



So… Malachi, why won’t you address this issue or provide rebuttals or point out it’s fake, if that’s the case?  He won’t.  Bill Gates is a big no-no and will not be mentioned unless in a positive light. Instead Malachi chooses to take my comments out of context and try to make me and other activists sound crazy, when we have one of the major players behind the vaccine movement saying he wants to decrease population with vaccines. 

Malachi also claims that what the health department is doing is completely legal, even though he knows about the Michigan Supreme Court ruling that no one had the authority over the legislature to shut the state down.  He also ignores the fact that these restrictions violate our constitutional rights.  

I got a chance to catch up with Malachi Barrett and ask him some questions when patriots delivered over 7000 affidavits calling for a forensic audit.  



Malachi Barrett is just a representation of what Mlive does to try and spin the narrative. The so called elites send out their talking points to all the mainstream media outlets, and the media read what the teleprompter says and write about what they’re told to write about.  It’s not objective, and it’s not unbiased.  There is an agenda behind the mainstream news.  They want us all living in fear, and never asking questions.  They hate America and want to see us destroyed.

They don’t have the guts to stand up and report the real news, because they are afraid of being cancelled. Their reporting is nothing more than propaganda and lies to further their agenda and cover for the pharmaceutical industry.  By pushing these unapproved mRNA gene therapy jabs, they will be complicit in the hundreds of thousands if not millions of deaths caused by them.  


Written by Adam Boyd


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