So far this year, donations from readers have been down, leaving us with a $2,000 budget gap that must be closed if Intrepid Report is to continue publishing.
For nearly 18 years, we have been here (first as Online Journal and now as Intrepid Report) for you as an alternative to the corporate-owned so-called mainstream media. In all those years to maintain our independence, we have never sought a corporate partnership nor taken a dime from any foundation. We have been strictly supported by our readers and we rely on them to keep us going.
And when I say us, I mean an unpaid bevy of writers who graciously contribute their work to bring you the news, commentary and analysis you don’t and won’t get from the corporate media.
For freedom and democracy to flourish, there has to be an informed citizenry.
Asking you for money is not my favorite thing, especially in this economy where the elite keep getting richer and the rest of keep getting poorer. However, the bills must be paid and I am not asking as some “progressive” sites are for $50,000, $100,000, $200,000, just $2,000 to close the gap.