In the cartoon world of Pyramid Island one of the most famous news leakers is Serpent Pepper. In the daytime he tips off indie news websites with inside info on the corp/govt that he gets from asking around in his circle of buds in the know, like Corp Insider and Carrie Ann Savant. They share leaks, which has established them as leaders in investigative journalism. At night Serpent Pepper plays in an underground rock band called the Lonely Snakes Club Band.
Serpent Pepper is followed by boomers, millennials and everyone in between. He's been around a long time and is considered a hero among cool people. He helped college kids find out in the sixties that the Vietnam War was just a scam to run up defense budgets and that the whole thing was based on a lie known as the Gulf of Tonkin incident. He also helped expose Nixon as a crook and Reagan as a law-breaker in the Iran-Contra scandal.
He went on to win awards for exposing the truth about why pharma drugs are over-priced and how the industry has a long history of corruption. He's been able to beat mainstream media on countless topics such as the solar revolution, the organic food boom and how sustainability is shaping norms for modern business etiquette. His goal is to expose as much corruption and mediocrity as possible so that more forward-thinking people take over.
His music reflects his professional and personal philosophy. He's not a big fan of BigBiz and does his best to help small biz, especially websites. He likes to break news before it hits the mainstream, but his favorite thing to do is expose lies or misinformation spread by mainstream media. He has said several times on social media that the Russian hacker story doesn't have sufficient evidence and that the media will eventually try to bury it and move on to another scandal.
Although he is not a registered Democrat or Republican, he usually supports left-leaning figures. He voted for Jill Stein in the 2016 Presidential election, saying that the democratic primaries were rigged by Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Serpent Pepper is a close follower of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.