From Editor Robert Parry: For nearly 18 years, Consortiumnews has been something of a David compared to the Goliaths of the mainstream U.S. news media. These Goliaths have often behaved timidly in the face of power when our David has taken on very tough stories.
We also have done so by applying high standards of journalism, unearthing hard evidence through diligent examination of documents and tapping the knowledge of honest insiders. After we’ve compiled the evidence, we’ve shown no hesitancy in taking on Official Washington’s conventional wisdom.
Because we carefully examine the facts and don’t bow to “what everybody is saying” we have been right again and again, while many of the major media outlets have been wrong repeatedly, often with catastrophic results.
And we have done all this on a shoestring budget. Or perhaps the metaphor should be with a simple slingshot, while the Goliaths encase themselves in expensive armor and buy themselves costly, though ineffective, armaments.
So, please take a minute to support our spring fund drive. We have set a modest goal of $25,000 to pay our writers for their original work and cover other costs over the next few months. Since we are a 501-c-3 tax-exempt non-profit, your donation may be tax-deductible.
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Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet’s first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality and timidity of the mainstream U.S. news media.