PayPal, a British government official, and now NewsGuard have all targeted Consortium News this year for challenging official narratives. Help us to fight back.
The ink was barely dry on the the Bill of Rights, when John Adams, the second U.S. president, pushed through four Sedition Acts criminalizing criticism of the government. During the U.S. Civil War the federal government raided newspaper offices and arrested editors; during the First World War Woodrow Wilson failed by one vote in the Senate from imposing formal government censorship in the Espionage Act and then pushed through his own Sedition Act to throw more than a thousand editors and activists in jail for their speech. The repression spiked again in the McCarthy era.
The U.S. is at it again today by proxy, crushing dissent online. Consortium News, founded 27 years ago by the great investigative reporter Robert Parry, is caught up in this last wave of America’s cyclical history of repressing free speech.
Because of our independent reporting, especially on the Ukraine conflict, PayPal has permanently banned us from raising money or paying our writers with them. A British government official, according to emails leaked to The GrayZone, said he would look into Consortium News’ editor and asked Nina Jankowicz, the former head of the now discredited and defunct U.S. Disinformation Governance Board, about us. She said CN were “useful idiots.”
And now NewsGuard, a private media rating agency with a former NSA and C.I.A. director, a former head of Homeland Security and a former NATO secretary general on its board, has assigned Consortium News a red mark for what it says is repeatedly reporting false information.
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Drop the Beat, “CN is NOT the Enemy.”
Imo, NOT the Red Mark. Nor the BlueBird’s Check Mark; BUT, the “Sound Check,” is why CN’s readership will fall into the Driver’s $eat “to keep the lights on” @ Consortium News.
Yep, “the house is a rockin’, Come On In!”
“This “old” house gots lots to lose, for reporting the blues and spreadin’ the News about the duopoly’s crimes against humanity and war crimes. In twenty-seven (27) years, Consortium News (CN) has seen it all. Consortium News is revered for NOT whitewashing or sugar-coating the truth; but, publishing it!!! The facts w/supporting documentation. Imo, serving up the World’s BEST Investigative Journalism, et al.
Imo, “We the People” will NOT be rendered unconscious by the alternative, mainstream, cable network news corporations, social media platforms; NOR, A Media Rating Agency’s warped opinion. “We the People” will make a conscious effort to $upport Consortium News, forever. And, aware of the enemy lurking in plain sight.
Never say die!!!
L O N G Live, Robert Parry’s Legacy, Consortium News. Like Robert Parry, “May you always know the truth and see the light surrounding you. May you always be courageous. Stand upright and be strong.
May have a strong foundation (Robert Parry > Joe Lauria) when the winds of change, shift; and, May you stay, Forever Young. (Bob Dylan)
Generosity has no regrets. “Keep it Lit.” TY.
Those who control the narrative rule.Unfortunately the masses are controlled by conditioning. .Unless you fight for your freedom it will be taken away.Every Generation must stand up or be enslaved.
Slavery has always been part of Human Societies.Empires are built on slavery whatever the rhetoric. The USA is a prime example.
Any person or group who speaks contrary to the ruling elites will be silenced with banishment,imprisonment or death.
Your independent reporting on the Ukraine and many other issues has no doubt put you on the Radar ,and l sometimes wonder how long will you be permitted to exist.
Still without courageous people like yourselves our future looks bleak.Your sacrifice is highly valued.
My family fought the Nazis in WW2 Dad was a Captain in the Army Air Corp, uncle Con Roy landed on Normsndy Beach, survived , scaled the cliffs And took out German guns. Only once did he talk sbout it when my little cousin Lisa pestered him he said “80% who landed with me died” My father in law was a Jewish doctor who liberated the death camps whatever it takes we must not allow this hateful ideology to prevail
I’ve just made a substantial ‘Donation’ and plan t do so again in the future.
I hope that CN is/will consider using some of those funds in Legal action against PayPal, NewsGuard and certain “British-Officials”?
“a red mark for what it says is repeatedly reporting false information”.
This ‘Red Badge of Courage’ will not deter honest, intelligent truthseekers – in fact it’s a guide to the truth.
Keep up the good work.