Dear friend of WND,
We are living in amazing but unsettling times. Millions of Americans – while more grateful than ever that they “dodged a bullet” in 2016 by electing Donald Trump and avoiding the sheer horror of a Hillary Clinton presidency – are increasingly appalled at the ongoing campaign to undo the results and promise of that election.
We are bombarded daily with increasingly bizarre and surreal news reports. Like the outrageously biased Mueller investigation into Trump’s non-existent “Russia collusion.” Like embarrassingly deranged Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters constantly claiming President Trump is mentally incompetent and must be impeached. Like the Washington “swamp” – which includes treacherous, self-serving, never-Trump establishment Republicans – working daily to undermine America’s duly elected president as he tirelessly keeps his promises to revive America’s economy, stop the tidal wave of illegal immigration, protect America from terrorists, and successfully pursue the Reagan policy of “peace through strength” in North Korea, Iran and other potential nuclear powder kegs around the world.
“The swamp” is using all the forces at its disposal to discredit and block every good, sensible, job-saving, freedom-saving and life-saving policy the Trump administration tries to implement.
But who is arguably the most important player of all in determining the outcome of what some are calling America’s “second civil war”?
That would be the news media.
As a veteran journalist, I can say unequivocally that today’s “mainstream” news establishment is more unprofessional, unprincipled, unhinged, biased, lazy, dishonest, corrupt – and, in some cases, flat-out insane – than at any time during my 35 years as a newsman.
Indeed, as I wrote in “The Marketing of Evil,” in today’s America “no institution is more complicit in making evil appear good and good appear evil” than the news media.
For that very reason, if real America is going to ultimately prevail in this new “civil war” – if there’s to be a real chance to permanently reclaim our nation – one thing that is critically needed is a genuinely truth-oriented, pro-American alternative media to counteract the treacherous performance of the elite “mainstream” press.
As you may know, for 21 years WND has been at the forefront of this movement, having in large measure launched the “real news” revolution as the first independent online news-gathering company.
Started by a team of long-time veterans of the “mainstream media,” WND took on the establishment and has been fighting the good fight ever since – exposing wrongdoing, corruption and abuse of power wherever they are found, without fear or favor, in the best tradition of American journalism. Almost alone among today’s journalism organizations, WND has summoned the raw courage and professionalism to report crucial stories that almost no one else – liberal or conservative – will touch. Sometimes we have paid a heavy price, as most pioneers do. For example, what other major-league media organization defends, in a professional journalistic way, the Judeo-Christian moral foundation of America and doesn’t pretend sexual anarchy and perversion are somehow normal and wholesome?
There’s a reason you probably do not know, which in part explains why WND is virtually alone in its independence and willingness to cover stories even other “conservative” or “alternative” media organizations will not.
Do you remember hearing a while back about a Washington, D.C.-based alternative news organization that had actually been the original funder of Fusion GPS, the notorious “oppo-research” outfit that later produced the infamously fraudulent, Democrat-funded “Trump dossier”? Or (to cite another actual example) what do you suppose happens when a journalism organization’s billionaire funder is overall a good, solid Republican – except he has a gay son who “married” his homosexual partner, and now the father is intensely focused on getting the Republican Party to embrace the entire LGBT agenda? Do you think a news organization funded by him, however conservative and reasonable and right-thinking it might otherwise be, will spend much time exposing the LGBT juggernaut that is currently turning American society, culture and law upside-down?
This is what can and does happen when you are basically a good news organization with good people, but funded by a billionaire with an agenda.
WND founder and Editor Joseph Farah puts it this way: “Even much of the alternative media has an agenda beyond the truth. And since most of it is controlled by the views of its billionaire owners, literally, there are problems with it. The one notable exception is WND. We’re not controlled by a billionaire, a group of billionaires or even millionaires. From the beginning, we simply operate from an independent truth-seeking drive with a God-centered worldview. We don’t make any apologies for it. But it keeps us independent of everything except our one bias – that we serve a Creator God who revealed His love for us through the Bible.”
This independence is one of the biggest factors that distinguishes WND from all of our journalistic colleagues both in the Big Media and the alternative media: We don’t rely on a billionaire funder whose agenda controls us.
We rely on you.
That’s why I’m asking you to please support WND.
We believe WND is the kind of news organization America’s founders would have loved. We don’t mock patriotic Americans trying to set their country right. We don’t rewrite government press releases and call it news. We don’t pretend abortion is OK, or that Islam is “a religion of peace,” or that same-sex marriage is good, or that there are 67 different genders, or that man-caused catastrophic global warming is “settled science,” or that more government is the solution to all problems. In short, we’re not politically correct, and we have no sacred cows. Instead, our team of experienced, professional journalists strives to do one thing – to tell the truth that Americans desperately need and deserve to hear.
Now, many of you read WND every day, you appreciate it, you trust it, you wouldn’t want to be without it. For that we are very grateful.
But what you might not realize is that what we do is both difficult and costly. It isn’t easy reporting the important stories few others will, taking on the media elite, slaying the dragons of political correctness, fighting unjust lawsuits intended to silence us, being attacked constantly from every direction, all while constantly challenging and exposing lies, deceit and outright evil. This has always been a challenging business, but especially so now in an era when the giant tech companies controlling the Internet are intentionally trying to squeeze independent newssites like WND literally out of existence. (Together, Google and Facebook control at least three-quarters of all digital advertising, a news website’s lifeblood.)
If you believe, as Thomas Jefferson did, that “the only security of all is in a free press,” and if you want to preserve WND’s kind of courageous, watchdog reporting – rather than the perverse propagandizing of the establishment news media – I’m asking you to consider becoming a WND “subscriber.”
But wait, you say, I thought WND was free. Yes, it is free and will remain that way. However, here’s what I’m getting at:
Traditionally, newspapers have relied not only on advertising, but also on reader subscriptions for financial support. Yet in the Internet age, we find we can deliver the news to far more people by keeping the service free – no paywall for WND, as with so many other news organizations like the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. But does that mean we have to lose the needed subscription revenue? No, it doesn’t.
It’s a time-honored tradition in the newspaper business that free newspapers ask for voluntary subscriptions. As a rule, satisfied readers who depend on a free publication for their news don’t mind paying a little bit for it.
That’s why voluntary subscription donations have been the lifeblood of many “free” newspapers over the years – it’s the honor system, you might say.
If you’d kindly consider supporting WND with your “voluntary subscription,” here are a couple of easy options:
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Thank you. All of us at WND deeply appreciate your support. It’s truly what enables us to keep going. I think you’ll agree, with the very future of our beloved country now hanging so critically in the balance, we need a vibrant and free press more than ever.
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