Most of the show I do are commentaries on events that are happening in the world around us, but sometimes I get into a rant about concepts that simply bug me. One of those things is a subject that I’ve talked about before, but it wasn’t until this show that I realized perhaps my vision of a unified movement isn’t exactly the right approach.
Conservatives are general competitive, which is why we’re often so bad at lifting each other up. At NOQ Report, we try to link to as many of the great conservative sites as possible. We don’t have to come up with all of the topics or rewrite the news simply to call it our own. Oftentimes the original source has already done the job and we simply need to add commentary for context. Our “News Briefs” category, recently launched, is loaded with stories that link to original sources rather than rewriting it all on our own.
Unfortunately, many others do not feel the same way. They not only compete against each other and get into “conservative on conservative” debates, but they also attempt to tear down “competitors.” The left doesn’t do that nearly as much as we do. This is why it bugs me then general ideologies are aligned but semantics cause conservatives to get into flame wars with each other. We already have an enemy on the left with which to contend.
In this episode of the NOQ Report, you’ll get to see my transition from calling for unity to calling for a “network of lone wolfs” who are competitive but working towards the same basic goals. That seems to be the better approach. Asking us to all play nice is challenging because it isn’t in our nature to operate like communists. But instead of griping at each other or fighting for page views with other conservative sites, or tearing down other conservative shows, what if we “compete” by taking it to the left? It’s a novel idea.
We don’t have to work together. It would be nice, but sometimes conservatives are just better off fighting the good fight as individuals. There’s nothing wrong with it as long as we’re shooting for the same goal: A better America.
COVID-19 may take down an indepentent news outlet
Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat.
Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it.
When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that.
Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance.
The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated.
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