The announcement last week of 4.1 percent growth in the economy was great news for America.
But ironically, despite how strongly WND and other independent media fought for the leadership that brought about that wonderful accomplishment, economic conditions for our industry – independent journalism – have never been more dire.
Indeed, the media champions of the pro-growth policies of Donald Trump, who helped him become president, are facing an economic Armageddon devised by Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Amazon. This Internet Cartel wars against free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion as a way of shutting us down and stifling conservative views, Christian voices and the independent media that played such a significant role in the 2016 presidential election.
WND has seen revenues drop from over $10 million in 2016 to an ominous $6 million in 2017 to a projected and catastrophic $4 million or less in 2018.
We are in a battle for survival right now against the most powerful forces in communications today, or ever – the new gatekeepers of what people can say, write, speak or broadcast to a nation starving for the other side of the story.
That’s exactly what WND has provided for 21 years as the pioneering independent online news voice. But now, because of our unique, uncompromising and fearless news and commentary tradition, our revenues are being choked daily by the left-wing, “progressive” cabal that strangles our reach through its “politically correct” algorithms and anti-First Amendment policies.
It isn’t coincidental that these policies by the Internet Cartel hit overdrive immediately following the swearing-in of President Trump. They hate him and everything he stands for. What these monopoly communications companies do in hurting the president by giving preference to media like the New York Times, CNN, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast and Time is shameless. But what they do to WND and other independent media is scandalous. They have made the calculated decision to ensure there will never be another free and fair election in America, while they desperately try to overturn the 2016 election.
We can’t fight this battle alone. We need your support – urgently and desperately. Just try to imagine America without the independent media bringing you the truth. We are in the midst of a titanic battle to save free speech, the free press and freedom of religion in this country. Don’t forget it for a minute.
I began blowing the whistle on what is happening in January of 2018. But the stranglehold the Internet Cartel gatekeepers have on us has only worsened since then.
Yes, we face a catastrophe of dwindling revenues and traffic without your urgent help.
You came through for us in the first quarter of 2018 with about $300,000 of financial support. But the crisis has worsened since then. While we look to the future revitalization of WND later this year, we face an immediate existential threat right now. We need your urgent prayers and financial support of at least $100,000 in August, always a tough month for advertising revenues and traffic.
If WND goes down, you will see an inevitable cascading effect of disaster for independent media. No one is safe. We’re all in the same boat. Last week, you probably saw the clamoring voices of so-called “journalists” demanding that Facebook execs censor Fox News, just as they have been censoring other independent media. So strong is the media’s hatred of President Trump that they seek to eradicate the few remaining journalistic voices of fairness and balance – starting with WND.
Make no mistake about it: The Internet Cartel represents one of the most monolithically powerful communications forces ever devised in the history of the world. It’s like the recreation of the Tower of Babel, only more pervasive, more organized and more evil in its intentions.
It needs to be knocked off its privileged pedestal from which it sets its warped rules for debate, dialogue and news dissemination.
How? For starters, by thwarting their scorched-earth policies against WND.
Here’s how you can help support us:
- The highest priority is triage. WND desperately needs your help in the form of fervent prayer and urgent financial contributions to stabilize its position as the pioneer in independent news gathering. We’re in the midst of an existential battle for survival right now – just as other independent media are, with all of us facing seemingly insurmountable odds on the rigged playing field the Internet Cartel has created. Good people, dedicated media professionals, are suffering with pay cuts and late salary payments. Help us survive to keep up the fight! We need to raise a minimum of $100,000 in August to make ends meet.
- You can also support WND’s groundbreaking new book, “The Gospel in Every Book of the Old Testament,” with your tax-deductible contributions in any amount to the fabulous missions organization, Gospel for All Nations, which has adopted the project to help spread the truth of the Good News around the world. This book, coming out in hardcover in September, is an important part of WND’s recovery, rebirth and revitalization plan for later this year. Your help with book-printing and marketing expenses will help get us through the trials of 2018.Please help us TODAY!
Pray for WND! Join us as partners. Support us with your contributions that help offset the war on our revenue streams. Your help is urgently needed.