Imagine, George Zimmerman, the accused murderer of Trayvon Martin, has thus far raised nearly $250,000 in donations for his legal defense and living expenses while Intrepid Report struggles to raise $25,000 a year. What is wrong with that picture?
The amount Zimmerman has raked in to date would keep Intrepid Report going for some 10 years. Think about that.
In an age when the rich elite are not only out to take over the world but are ordering their handmaidens in Washington and the state houses to take away our freedoms and silence dissent, alternatives to the corporate media are the only ones left to give voice to the people.
Turn on the television and you are inundated with political ads filled with lies, distortions and half-truths. Pick up a corporate-owned newspaper and all you will read is the propaganda the politicians and the multi-million dollar super PACs feed to the stenographers posing as journalists.
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I thank all those who have stepped up to the plate but we still have a long way to go.
As I have said before, there is a war on journalists who aren’t handmaidens of Washington and don’t toe the corporate line. We are spied upon, put on government lists, detained and hassled at airports, even raided and hit with spurious indictments all because as George Orwell said, “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” Yet, a democracy or democratic republic cannot exist without an informed citizenry. To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, ““We must hang together . . . else, we shall most assuredly hang separately.”