It’s that time of the year again, when we have to ask the loyal readers of RedFlagNews.com for donations to help keep the site going during the lean times. If you can spare the money that would be great, if you can’t, don’t worry about it.
You can use the PayPal donation Links Below, if you want to send a check email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an address.
Thanks for all your support!
Founder and Editor
This time last year we had more than 20 million visitors per month. As the US Presidential Election got heated, sites like ours which opposed Hillary Clinton got smeared as "Russian Propaganda" and "Fake News." A Washington Post story on November 24th, widely disseminated these scurrilous attacks. The allegation of "Russian Propaganda/Fake News" was completely false, but that didn't matter to WaPo, which admitted they never investigated the claims by a new, unknown group, who lobbed the Fake News accusation. WaPo ran the story nonetheless and like a sledge hammer, our visitor count began plummeting, especially after Facebook jumped on the bandwagon by including this fraudulent list into their algorithm.
Later, WaPo backed-off the story, by adding the following disclaimer:
The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda.
Useful idiots (like Snopes.com, RawStory.com, and others) who supported Hillary Clinton, made tremendous use of the WaPo story, even after WaPo eased-off their un-investigated report. The radical leftists hurled the "fake news" allegation as often as they could. It seemed to us they were taking revenge for Hillary Clinton's election loss by trying to discredit sites that did massive damage to Hillary's campaign through the reporting of WikiLeaks email revelations, which our site and others reported widely.
Visitor counts to this web site began dropping immediately after WaPo ran that story and have now dropped so low, the revenue from this site can no longer support its existence, never mind pay staff and for office space. As of today, this operation is officially a one-man band: me.
I thank all the people who visited this site and helped propel our growth because they knew we were credible, accurate, and - many times - FIRST with breaking news.
Today, while literally on a shoe-string budget, here is what I am working on to reach my readers and to adapt to the emergeing, volatile news environment.
Many independent sites like ours have had to shut down over the last 12 weeks. I've worked too hard for 8 years, and refuse to have the same fate during this tumultuous time. I personally ask for your generous support of RedFlagNews.com with any amount you can contribute to combat the liberal media agenda with an alternative news source. Right now, I rely on your donations to help me report the news the liberal media distort, slant, or censor -- and I rely on patriots like you to keep RedFlag in this "fake news" fight long enough to prevail. No matter the size, every single donation counts.