Dear friend of WND,
We are living in truly amazing times. Right now millions of Americans, though still feeling they “dodged a bullet” in November 2016 with the stunning election of Donald Trump, saving them from the curse of a Hillary Clinton presidency, nevertheless are appalled at the disgraceful full-time effort underway for the past two years to undo the results and promise of that election.
Understand: What we cryptically call “the left” – code for a revolutionary movement steeped in pathological anger and churning rebellion against America as a uniquely blessed Judeo-Christian, capitalist, constitutional republic – is at war not just with the Trump administration, but with America herself. And it will use all the forces at its disposal, from the “mainstream” media and Hollywood celebrity wackos to activist courts and mindless street violence, to discredit and block every good, sensible and desperately needed policy the current administration tries to implement.
As respected columnist Dennis Prager wrote, what is now unfolding before our eyes is nothing short of a “second civil war” – and, yes, he means a real war. “In fact,” writes Prager, apart from the issue of slavery, “Americans are more divided morally, ideologically and politically today than they were during the Civil War.”
Now, half-way through Trump’s first term as president, we are experiencing a time of shameless lies and nonstop outrage and disruption by the desperately unhinged left, aided by weak and self-serving GOP congressional leaders.
But who is arguably the most important player of all in determining the outcome of this new 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 “second 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.
For more than 20 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 – slaying the dragons of secretive and intrusive government by exposing fraud, waste abuse and corruption in the best tradition of American journalism.
Not that this has made the establishment press any more responsible. In fact, things have gotten worse!
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?
WND is the oldest independent news website in America, and I’ve been here as managing editor for almost all of it (since 1999). Our journalists are the best – experienced professionals who have worked with all the top organizations, from the Associated Press to ABC to major newspapers and newsmagazines – and yet there’s one big difference: WND has a pro-American, pro-Constitution, pro-biblical, pro-common-sense worldview.
We made a real difference in the 2016 election – reporting, for example, all the incredible stories documenting the Clintons’ epic corruption, which the establishment media barely touched. And we will, God willing, make an even bigger difference now during the “second civil war” – being waged by the progressive D.C. establishment in response not just to the Trump administration, but to the great American “sleeping giant” that awakened during the 2016 presidential election season.
As news pioneers, WND has broken ground from the very start. Although millions today are concerned about illegal immigration and border security, WND has been reporting on this like no one else for over two decades! Concerned about Islamic terrorism and jihad? WND was reporting on this in-depth way back when no one else was, long before Sept. 11, 2001.
Friends, you cannot have a free country without a free press. Yet most of America’s “big media” today have devolved into a de facto propaganda ministry for what has become a pathologically irrational Democratic Party. And as you have no doubt heard, Big Tech, from Google to Facebook to Amazon to YouTube, are engaged in an all-out effort to put conservative, independent news voices like WND completely out of business. In many cases, they are succeeding.
That’s why I’m asking you to please support WND as never before.
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 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 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, and constantly challenging and exposing lies, deceit and outright evil.
If you believe, as Thomas Jefferson did, that “the only security of all is in a free press,” and if you want to see major growth in 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. But in the Internet age, we find we can deliver the news to far more people by keeping the service free. Does that mean we have to lose the needed subscription revenue? Not necessarily.
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 is how:
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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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