Many of the streets of New York City looked sort of like the Big Apple of old with huge crowds of people gathering in close proximity, often not wearing masks. This means the draconian lockdown mandates are over, right? Well, no. Mayor Bill de Blasio has not lifted the mandates, but he also didn’t lift a finger to stop or even chastise the protesters going after police over Jacob Blake, the man shot by law enforcement in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Videos from the protest show no regard for the Mayor’s orders. This is, according to de Blasio, a blatant and selfish attack on the people of New York City. At least that’s the tune he sings when it’s anyone other than Black Lives Matter gathering together in large groups. The radical leftist mayor gives a free pass to protesters, even when they’re protesting him. COVID-19 fears are either overblown or the Mayor is too scared to do anything about those who are allegedly spreading pestilence and death.
So New York City is fully reopened then. https://t.co/V1xwxOpnBk
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 24, 2020
The left’s hypocrisy knows no bounds. Lockdown orders only apply to important activities such as our jobs, going to church, or peacefully living our lives. When a Black man who resisted arrest and attacked law enforcement officers gets shot while attempting to acquire a weapon to use against them, then the protests are far too important to worry about diseases that Mayor de Blasio helped spread with his own policies.
The lack of action against anyone in the masses of Jacob Blake protesters crowded on the streets of NYC tell us Mayor Bill de Blasio does not take his mandates seriously. Or maybe he’s just getting bullied again by the BLM activists who hate him.
Coronavirus lockdowns put the future of independent news at risk
Reports indicate rising traffic but drastically lower revenues for mid-sized independent news outlets.
The economic downturn from COVID-19 lockdowns has hit many industries in the gut. One industry that doesn’t get nearly enough attention is journalism. The corporate conglomerates controlling mainstream media outlets are able to weather the storm, but independent news outlets have seen revenues plummet to the point that many are considering shutting down. We know. We’ve had to consider the possibility ourselves.
We’ve always run a very tight ship, keeping expenses to a minimum by limiting travel and technology expenditures. This has proven to be beneficial during the economic crisis, but we would not have made it this far if not for our generous donors. I cannot appropriately express my appreciation to those who have helped us raise nearly $4,000 since we started asking for assistance. It has been a true blessing and has inspired us to work harder to bring the truth to light that mainstream media tries to hide.
As I note below, traffic is through the roof. The appetite for honest news reporting, conservative opinion writing, and right-leaning podcasts is high. Every day we pick up new readers and subscribers; it’s another blessing we do not take for granted. But despite the increases in traffic and viewership, revenues have continued to plummet. We have maxed out on the number of ads we run, and that’s definitely not by choice. Ideally, we would run minimal ads or no ads at all, but this isn’t a hobby. This is a business, the only one that supports my family, so I’ve chosen to do what I hate doing by having plenty of ads on the site. Even with more ads, revenues are not what they were before the coronavirus lockdowns. This is why we’re still desperately asking for help.
The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. Our initial estimate of $11,500 to stay afloat through the end of the year was understated. Just as revenues have gone down, so too have expenses risen. We need to pick up quite a bit more than expected; I won’t even venture a guess anymore. At this point, literally everything we receive helps us keep the dream of being a truth-centered news outlet alive.
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