Consortium News stands outside the extreme partisan thinking that now dominates American politics.
Consortium News is completely funded by its readers. It has no relationship with corporations, intelligence agencies, political parties, the Pentagon, nor major think tanks and universities that make up the bi-partisan Establishment that rules the United States. Consortium News stands outside the extreme partisan thinking that now dominates American politics.
Therefore no label applies to Consortium News. We are neither liberal nor conservative, Republican nor Democrat, progressive nor libertarian. That confuses some who need to pigeonhole people and publications.
We stand outside that, as a critic of the bi-partisan Establishment that is being challenged by a population increasingly fed up with its subjugation. As the old regime declines, beset by perpetual war abroad, inequality and mass surveillance at home and a corporate media manufacturing consent for it all, Consortium News joins those who look to the birth of new possibilities, and therefore seeks no attachment to the dying order.
CN neither needs nor seeks Establishment approval or validation, a desire that can lead so-called independent journalists astray. Indepence is lost with dependence on the Establishment for one’s identity.
Consortium News measures itself against no one. We depend on no one but our readers—to follow us, to make sure others read us and to fund us. Our work does not cater to any subset of our readers, who adhere to different ideologies, or none at all.
Because we do not fit into narrow partisan categories, some people misunderstand where Consortium News is coming from. We exist outside the partisan bubble enveloping the nation. We adhere to no political Orthodoxy requiring us to stay in line.
When we’ve published articles skeptical of the Russia-gate scandal we’ve been accused of being Donald Trump supporters, and worse, stooges of the Kremlin or Putin puppets.
When we publish articles critical of Donald Trump we are sometimes accused of being stooges for the Democrats.
This is what it means to be fiercely independent. It means Consortium News is fulfilling its mission of being strictly non-partisan, which is what our founder Bob Parry established. It is what makes CN a unique resource.
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