For far too many Americans just consume the propaganda that is fed to them through the Mainstream Media. People have been brainwashed from a young age to simply be consumers and rely on Big Government, Big Business, Big Tech and Big Media. This has a created a people who cannot think for themselves and are easily swayed with asinine talking points simply because they lack the critical thinking skills that they were never taught.
Neo is someone who has taken the Red Pill and began to think for himself. This is something we need more Americans to do. That’s the beauty of being an independent thinker. This is what made this episode such an important one; Neo explains what it’s like to think for yourself.
Whether you are a Republican or Democrat, you can think for yourself. You don’t have to fall in line with what your “side” tells you to believe. You don’t have to vote Democrat just because you are a minority, as Joe Biden and the Democrats preach. You aren’t defined by your skin color. You aren’t defined by how you look. You are defined by the content of your character and what you believe.
Neo is a great voice for this kind of thinking. It was great to talk to him in depth about what’s going on in America from his perspective and pick his brain on some of his beliefs.
Follow Neo’s lead and take the red pill. Begin to think for yourself and don’t let anyone tell you how to think. Do your own research and make up your own mind.
— Freedom First Network (@freedomfirstnet) August 20, 2020
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.
The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready to talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above.
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