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    #FakeNews Think Progress Website is Toast

    I guess you can't make any dollars when you promote Commie nonsense and a Democrat isn't in office to funnel some tax payer money your way!

    Progressive News Site ThinkProgress Shuts Down After 15 Years


    ThinkProgress, a source for progressive news, shut down Friday after nearly 15 years online in a shock to its staff and the man who originally launched it on WordPress.

    “I founded [ThinkProgress] and spen[t] a decade of my career building it from scratch and I just found out it was being shut down from this Daily Beast article,” Judd Legum wrote on Twitter alongside a link to the Daily Beast, which was first to report the news.

    The site’s publisher, the Democratic Party think tank Center for American Progress, was unable to find a buyer for ThinkProgress, which had reportedly run a deficit for years.

    “It’s disheartening that CAP no longer believes that independent progressive journalism is worth supporting,” Legum wrote in another tweet.

    CAP Action Fund Executive Director Navin Nayak said in a statement that the group was “left with no choice but to close ThinkProgress as an independent enterprise focused on original reporting,” citing “the challenging trends in digital news media that have undermined so many iconic outlets.”

    “Despite conversations with more than 20 potential new publishers, including several extended dialogues, those broad trends proved insurmountable in finding ThinkProgress a new home,” Nayak said.

    News media faces serious questions about its sustainability in the digital era. Traditionally supported by ads and subscriptions, many outlets’ business models have faltered as tech giants like Facebook and Google gobble up a vast majority of advertising spending. Many outlets have also struggled to balance the consumer expectation that online content be freely accessible.

    Founded in 2005, ThinkProgress blossomed into an authoritative left-wing voice during the Bush administration that continued into the Obama years. Some of its earliest work to have significant impact included a report showing that a 2006 ABC miniseries about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was biased, with several inaccuracies. The network made changes to address the criticism, according to a report by The Guardian.

    Several ThinkProgress editors have gone on to influential posts at other news organizations and in politics, including former editor Faiz Shakir, who serves as campaign manager for 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

    The site will live on as a blog platform for CAP scholars, Nayak said.
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    It's interesting that you, as a fervent Donald supporter, should use the word "fake," when in fact there is probably no one on this earth more fake than Donald.

    There's a very good reason why Donald has been accusing the media and his many political enemies of being fake all these years. It's simply a case of projection.




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    I've never heard of it. But, yea. Cool.

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    Every time a Donald Trump supporter uses the term fake news to accuse somebody else of not being honest, I wanna fucking puke. It’s amazing how the only people who support him are the stupidest motherfuckers on the planet
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    Quote Originally Posted by f8ta1ity54 View Post
    I've never heard of it. But, yea. Cool.
    That's fine. You don't have to know all of the names of the hydra's head.
    Sack "The Buffalo Range's TRUSTED News Source!"

    "But, man, you're never going to get any truth from us. We'll tell you anything you want to hear; we lie like hell... We'll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in *illusions*, man! None of it is true! But you people sit there, day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds... We're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here."

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