The mainstream media continues to lose audience, revenue, and most importantly credibility. Why is that? Much of it is due to the fact that thanks to the Internet, independent organizations can rise up to challenge the monopoly on ideas that they once enforced. Now, the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, etc. can be taken to task when they falsely report and distort the news. When they wear their biases so clearly on their sleeve that they resemble Pravda of old.
The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity is one such organization. Founded by Ron Paul upon his retirement from Congress, the Institute has grown enormously in stature while retaining its very modest size and budget. We have grown so much in influence, in fact, that just last week when the Washington Post publicized the infamous “blacklist” of organizations it views as a threat to its prominence, the Ron Paul Institute was included among such major alternative outlets as the Drudge Report, Zero Hedge, Counterpunch, and others. That’s pretty good company to be in!
They want to shut us down, but we refuse to shut up. We will continue to challenge their “fake news” with factual reporting and analysis. We are in the education business and they are in the propaganda business. That is why they cannot stand us. We scream that the media emperors have no clothes.
Today is known as #givingTuesday, where in the pause between the buying frenzy of Black Friday and the buying frenzy of the rest of the holiday season members of the non-profit sector asks for support.