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Combat 'Fake' News with 'Real' News

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By now everyone in the country has heard about the right-wing fake news outlet Breitbart News. It was owned and operated by  white nationalist neo-Nazi Steve Bannon and partners until conservative tech-billionaire Robert Mercer had him fired at the behest of President Donald Trump after he failed to deliver a victory for former Judge Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate election against Birmingham Democrat Doug Jones. We covered that campaign as well or better than any news outlet in the country for the New American Journal and were able to make a significant difference in that special election: https://www.newamericanjournal.net

Breitbart is not in the news business to make money from web ads and clickbait like all the other for-profit news outfits in the land. It is funded by Mercer to turn the country to the political right in a way that makes the efforts of the Koch brothers look tame. He is on a mission to destroy the credibility of long-standing mainstream news organizations in America. I have been a critic of the MSM since I began publishing independently on the web back in the 1990s, but these guys want to turn the United States into a confused, cowed oligopoly. They will use the Christian right in this endeavor, even though they don't care one whit for "Christian values."

The New York Times and the Washington Post are now saying they are "sanguine" about their financial futures, but even they admit there is a crisis in local news. I wrote about this from our base in Washington, D.C. in October. You can read all about it here.

The State of Objective Journalism and Democracy in Trump’s America: https://www.newamericanjournal.net/2017/10/the-state-of-objective-journalism-and-democracy-in-trumps-america/

So we have been developing a plan to create a new kind of news outlet for a long time to take on both the MSM and the likes of Breitbart News. Telling both sides of the story is not enough. Telling one side of the story in a partisan way is not the answer either. The point is to dig and find out the truth and explain it to the millions of desperate people out there searching for it online. This is objective, explanatory journalism at its best and it is needed more than ever in this climate of yellow journalism and sensational clickbait and corrupted social media, where data from Facebook has been illegally obtained and used to manipulate voters.

That's why we need your help. We are actively looking for investors to take this operation to a whole new level, but until we find the right ones, there is much we can do with small donations from readers like you. If you also see the problem out there on Facebook and Twitter and agree that something needs to be done, you can read more about our philosophy here.

How We Are Going to Fund the New Free Press: https://www.newamericanjournal.net/2017/04/how-we-are-going-to-fund-the-new-free-press/

Every dollar we raise will be put to good use paying the expenses to cover real news. We are not in this for the money. But it takes money to cover news. We need updated computer and camera equipment, for example, as well as basic travel expenses to pay for gas, food, etc. so we can go where news is happening and cover it in person. We are not partisan in outlook. We are just interested in finding ways to make government and democracy work.

Won’t you click on the link and make a small contribution today? You will be glad you helped. We will appreciate every dollar, and work hard every day to earn your trust.
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The very idea of a free press is under assault from an American president like nothing we have ever seen before. While many newspapers published editorials this week expressing criticism of Donald Trump's attack on the press, former New York Times national security reporter James Risen, now working for The Intercept, says "that’s not enough. The response to Trump by the American press is still too tepid. Most American editors and reporters today disavow old-fashioned, crusading journalism, in which a news organization or even a group of news outlets throw all of their energy into an all-out assault on one story. They fear that crusades look partisan." We have been crusading against Trump the autocratic dictator since the day he was elected. We have not wavered in that stance. But we need your help to keep this up. The press can't save democracy alone. It will take massive involvement by "the people" and that includes financial support of the press. Please let your voice be heard by supporting this critically important work today by making a small contribution to keep this going. In the absence of public support, there is a tendency to feel like giving up. You are our motivation. Without you, we can't keep going. Please give today!
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REAL NEWS not fake news! “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!” - Neo-Nazis Vastly Outnumbered by Anti-Racist Protesters in DC Rally and March: https://www.newamericanjournal.net/2018/08/neo-nazis-vastly-outnumbered-by-anti-racist-protesters-in-dc-rally-and-march/
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So now we know why people don't like taxes in Pennsylvania. It's an expensive place to visit. But we learned a lot to inform our analysis from the trip to Philly, Valley Forge, French Creek State Park and the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. We could use more donations to help pay the expenses. See some of the stories and photos from the trip here: https://www.newamericanjournal.net
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“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.” –
– Hunter S. Thompson

WASHINGTON, D.C. - So here we are in the nation's capital waiting for the inevitable downfall of Donal J. Trump, wondering when the FBI will do it's job and prove the president is not above the law. We also wonder on a daily basis when the people will get fed up enough with the direction of the country to do something to help save some kind of press in America. The MSM got a boost from Trump's election, after playing a major role in getting him elected, and now they want Facebook is treat any other news as "fake news." This plays right into Steve Bannon's hands and will not turn out well. Of course Facebook lost $100 billion in value this week when stock investors figured out that the growth curve for social media has now flattened out. I honestly don't know what else to say to convince people that financially supporting an alternative, independent web press is critical for the future of democracy. People still seem to think they can counter Trump's Twitter storm with Facebook memes. Here's your chance to make a contribution to keep at least one honest, hard working reporter alive and covering the news. Please make your contribution today.

Going Around in Circles, Chasing Trump’s Tail
https://www.newamericanjournal.net/2018/07/going-around-in-circles-chasing-trumps-tail/
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