Tuesday 29th of November 2022

financing small important media minnows….

48 hours in and 3,265 supporters have given nearly $280,000. Wow.

Seems like this minnow has a fighting chance!

~ 28 August 2022 update by Private Media (publisher of Crikey) on crowdfunding platform GoFundMe.

On 26 August, online publisher Crikey launched a crowdfunding campaign to support its decision to defend a defamation lawsuit from Lachlan Murdoch. Crikey's campaign raises several serious questions.

 

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MANY MEDIA MINNOW PROVIDE AN IMPORTANT SERVICE TO PROPER INFORMATION. AT MOST TIMES IT IS DIFFICULT TO KNOW WHERE THE TRUTH LIES IN A VAT OF MASS MEDIA DECEIT... THE JOB OF MEDIA WATCH HAS BEEN TO EXPOSE THE FAILURES OF THE MASS MEDIA. BUT MW IS A PUBLIC SERVICE IN WHICH A PRESENTER SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY POSSIBLE CONFLICT OF INTEREST... THE SAGA OF CRIKEY VERSUS MURDOCH HAS HIGHLIGHTED SOME DIFFICULT AREAS OF FINANCING THE TRUTH. 

WE WILL COME BACK TO CRIKEY BUT, FIRST, A WORD FROM ONE OF "OUR SOURCES" (NOTE: GUS HAS MANY SECRET SOURCES THAT TEND TO CONFIRM OR DENY THE VERACITY OF WHATEVER INFORMATION):

 

The ink was barely dry on the the Bill of Rights, when John Adams, the second U.S. president, pushed through four Sedition Acts criminalizing criticism of the government. During the U.S. Civil War the federal government raided newspaper offices and arrested editors; during the First World War Woodrow Wilson failed by one vote in the Senate from imposing formal government censorship in the Espionage Act and then pushed through his own Sedition Act to throw more than a thousand editors and activists in jail for their speech.  The repression spiked again in the McCarthy era. 

The U.S. is at it again today by proxy, crushing dissent online.  Consortium News, founded 27 years ago by the great investigative reporter Robert Parry, is caught up in this last wave of America’s cyclical history of repressing free speech.

Because of our independent reporting, especially on the Ukraine conflict, PayPal has permanently banned us from raising money or paying our writers with them. A British government official, according to emails leaked to The GrayZone, said he would look into Consortium News’ editor and asked Nina Jankowicz, the former head of the now discredited and defunct U.S. Disinformation Governance Board, about us. She said CN were “useful idiots.” 

And now NewsGuard, a private media rating agency with a former NSA and C.I.A. director, a former head of Homeland Security and a former NATO secretary general on its board, has assigned Consortium News a red mark for what it says is repeatedly reporting false information, applying the mark retrospectively to every article ever written, by every one of our writers. 

All these moves are designed to damage CN‘s nearly three decades of credibility as a premier alternative news site, and ultimately to hurt our ability to raise money. Please help us to stand up to these powerful forces seeking to undermine us by making a generous donation to our 2022 Fall Fund Drive. 

It’s the best message you can send them. 

 

READ MORE:

https://consortiumnews.com/2022/09/05/amid-attacks-cn-launches-fall-fund-drive/

 

FAIR ENOUGH.... THE FACT THAT A SITE LIKE CONSORTIUM NEWS IS UNDER ATTACK FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT TENDS TO HIGHLIGHT THAT CN IS TELLING AN UNPALATABLE TRUTH...

 

SO WHAT ABOUT CRIKEY?

 

Independent Australia is not so glowing about Crikey... One could think that there is "competition" for readership (and advertising bucks) which could appear to be the same but isn't. CRIKEY APPEARS MILDLY RIGHT-WING, WHILE INDEPENDENT AUSTRALIA IS QUITE LEFT. BOTH ARE IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON... Both have different views, subjects and financing systems:

 

Crikey FINANCING IS "EXPOSED" HERE:

https://independentaustralia.net/business/business-display/the-truth-about-crikeys-crowdfunding-campaign,16720

 

WE KNOW THE MURDOCH SOURCE OF REVENUE......

 

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