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 is owned and operated by  white nationalist neo-Nazi Steve Bannon and partners, pictured here with Alabama's disgraced former judge Roy Moore and his wife Kayla, who is standing by her man in spite of credible allegations that Moore sexually molested teen girls when he was in his 30s while working as a DA in Gadsden. Moore is running for a U.S. Senate seat against Doug Jones. We have been covering the campaign better than any news outlet in the country for the New American Journal: https://www.newamericanjournal.net

Bannon is not in the news business to make money from web ads and click bait. He is funded by libertarian tech-billionaire Robert Mercer. They are 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."

While the New York Times and the Washington Post are now saying they are "sanguine" about their financial futures, 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.

Unfortunately, there is not enough money to be made covering real, serious news on web ads, since we are not interested in every little piece of trashy, sensational clickbait.

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 my 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. Notice I did not say anything about paying my salary. I am 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 money: Gas, food, etc.

My mission has long been to use my skills from all my education and experience to simply try to make government and democracy work. It’s not working now. Wouldn’t you agree it is clearly broken? Nobody else seems to have any ideas or solutions. Why not give us a try?

So won’t you click on the link and make a small contribution today? You will be glad you helped. We will appreciate every penny, and work hard every day to earn your trust.
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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

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
Contempt of Congress and America
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An amazing thing happened as the President and Congress failed to reach a funding deal and shut down the federal government. Our GoFundMe went up, doubling from $500 to $1,001 over the weekend. Also, due to our complaints about changes at Google, that tech giant announced it was sending us a payment for traffic to our news videos. Maybe it’s because we cover news in a way people trust, once they take the time to click on the links and check it out.

President Trump, Senate Republicans Fail to Make a Deal: U.S. Government to Shut Down

Things are looking up around here. We have a new Mac Mini on the way, which will help us keep going another four years or so. We will hit our fourth anniversary in February.

Even our complaints about Facebook have apparently been heard. After we posted this all over the place, including on Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook post, he announced changes to the statement that led to a host of complaints.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Declares War on News: The Press Should Declare War on Facebook

We are still not convinced that the programmers at Facebook or Google have our best interests in mind. We will see — and continue to cover the changes so you can keep up with them too. If you like this stuff and it has value to you, consider making a small or large contribution today, or at least share it with your friends who might be more willing and able. Here’s the link: https://www.gofundme.com/takedownbreitbartnews
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Ha! What do you know. Word comes late Tuesday that old 'Sloppy Steve' Bannon is out at Breitbart News. Too bad. He was fun to take on, and beat, like we did in Alabama. #NoMoore = Senator Doug Jones. But his ouster means we need to recast this fundraiser a bit to take into account the new unreality. 'Fake News' is still out there everywhere. We still have to take it on with "real news" without a PayWall or PopUp Ads. The digital divide is real. See my column today:
Trump Drives the World to the Brink of Crazy: https://www.newamericanjournal.net/2018/01/trump-drives-the-world-to-the-brink-of-crazy
Trump’s America: New American Journal
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There is nothing like a little success to give people confidence that their involvement in the political process can make a difference. We just proved that in Alabama with the long-shot election of Democrat Doug Jones to the United States Senate. When I started telling people he had a chance back in May, almost no one believed me.

Game Changer: Birmingham Attorney Doug Jones Qualifies to Run for US Senate:

Now everyone believes it, because it actually happened.

Election of Doug Jones as Alabama’s New U.S. Senator Certified in Montgomery:

So what can we do now with this new found confidence and a winning political coalition? Now is not the time to sit back and become complacent and think our democracy is fixed by one election. It is almost certain that ole Judge Roy Moore is not going quietly into that good night. Chances are he will be back in a few weeks, this time running for governor of Alabama. Who will run against him? Who can stop him?

Steve Bannon and Breitbart News are already planning their next move to try holding on to their slim white nationalist movement in American politics. They know Alabama is still an Old South state where they can make a difference. But we are here and we know that Alabama is also now a New South state where quality, aggressive, watchdog journalism can make a difference against fake news. But we cannot do this without your help.

We appreciate all the small donations, but they are not going to be enough to compete with tech billionaire Robert Mercer's billions. Please share this campaign with every rich lawyer and celebrity you know. We need to put a real budget together to ramp up this platform to take on the future. Together, we can do this peeps. Thanks for all you do. Help us do even more with a contribution today!
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