The Real News Network aims to become the first completely independent news source in history, supported completely on user donations and completely shunning government and corporate dollars.
From what I've seen, their stories are fairly balanced. They seem to lean to the left on issues like going into Iraq, but so do I, while I lean to the right on other issues. In the actual news reports they only report the facts, and it is up to make sure you don't mix that up with their discussions.
Otherwise their service I find is extremely fair and balanced. I'd check it out and support a News Network that doesn't kowtow to corporate/government interests