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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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So it's that time of year again, time to migrate north with the birds to our bureau in Washington, D.C. Please help pay the expenses of our travels by making your contribution to real news here.
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Keep the News Alive: It's that time of year again, time to pack the media-camper van and head back to our Washington, D.C. bureau for a few months. It's getting hot and the mosquitoes are out along the Gulf Coast. The nights and mornings are still cool in DC, Virginia and Maryland and we can't wait to get back to our campsite just about 13 miles northeast of the White House and the U.S. Capitol. We have a few tough questions for President Donald J. Trump, along with certain members of the U.S. House and Senate. If you can afford to help and want to contribute to the cause of keeping real news alive in America, we could use some help to pay the expenses of this trip. It takes about $500 in gas to get to D.C., plus other expenses. Please make your generous donation here and keep real news alive. We will write about our progress here: https://www.newamericanjournal.net
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It has been quite awhile since we sent out a notice asking readers to contribute money to our cause. We hope you appreciate not being harrassed and spammed on a daily or even a weekly basis. But we have something to say today that you need to know about. Surely you have heard how Facebook is under fire for allowing the personal data of 50 million users to be taken and used in a massive voter manipulation scheme during the presidential election of 2016. It is not clear that this changed the outcome of the election, but it's not over yet either. The 2018 midterm elections are right around the corner and the fake news just keeps on coming on social media.

As we continue to study how to build a credible news organization organically without massive advertising campaigns that people hate, we just added what's called a landing page to better explain our mission to readers. We want your feedback, so take a look

About Us - Welcome to the New American Journal:
https://www.newamericanjournal.net/welcome-to-the-new-american-journal/

Read more about the problems at Facebook and the Trump administration here.

How Wrestle­ Mania Trumped Intelligence in U.S. Politics:
https://www.newamericanjournal.net/2018/03/how-wrestle%C2%AD-mania-trumped-intelligence-in-u-s-politics/

Then down in our home territory of Alabama, our governor has a problem.

Alabama Governor Blasted on Social Media for Comments on School Walkouts:
https://www.newamericanjournal.net/2018/03/alabama-governor-blasted-on-social-media-for-comments-on-school-walkouts/

Who would you like to see elected governor? Please vote in our snapshot poll.

Poll: If the election for governor of Alabama were held today, who would you vote for?
https://www.newamericanjournal.net/2018/03/poll-if-the-election-for-governor-of-alabama-were-held-today-who-would-you-vote-for/

If you have a minute and a few dollars to spare, we sure could use your help to keep going and covering all this news. Thanks for all you do. Please help us help you.
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So we ran former White House strategist Steve Bannon out of Alabama last year when he came to town to try and help the radical, right-wing conservative Republican former judge and alleged teen sexual molester Roy Moore in his race against Birmingham attorney and Democrat Doug Jones for the U.S. Senate. After Jones won, he was fired by the right-wing fake news site Breitbart News. Now he’s running from a subpoena to testify before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee in the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Read all about it here.

Former Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Runs From House Intel Committee Subpoena
https://www.newamericanjournal.net/2018/02/former-trump-adviser-steve-bannon-runs-from-house-intel-committee-subpoena/

We are still pounding the pavement and producing real news that makes a difference, and we still need your help to keep building this brand to last long past the day when print news goes the way of the Dodo bird and everyone gets so pissed off at Facebook for its anti-news algorithm that social media plateaus and takes the plunge when its stock crashes.

In case you missed it, we have a new Democrat in Alabama running for Attorney General. He needs your help to keep the Blue Wave going, and we need your help to keep covering it. Please click here and make your contribution today: https://www.gofundme.com/takedownbreitbartnews
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