With the exception of an occasional Tweet about draconian COVID-19 lockdowns and spending lunacy on Capitol Hill, my focus has been almost entirely on the election. Voter fraud was rampant. We know that. The left knows that. Mainstream media and Big Tech know that. But for obvious reasons, it’s like fighting an impossible uphill battle to get the truth out to the masses. Nevertheless, we fight on. We fight until the battle is won or we’re completely defeated.
I’ve been taking an uncanny amount of heat from the so-called right lately, particularly through Twitter DMs and email. I always get vitriol from the left, but the right generally sides with whatever topic I’m covering at any given moment. And for about a month after the election, most on the right sided with my obsessive coverage of voter fraud. But things have changed. Many have given up. Some are saying I’m embarrassing myself by continuing a futile fight. Others on the so-called right are trying to rationalize with me, to make me rethink my position and refocus on dealing with a Biden administration. Yes, they’re literally gaslighting.
But it’s okay. I understand. There’s a strong delusion that has swept across this country that has blinded nearly everyone on the left, the vast majority in the middle, and an embarrassingly high number of people on the right. This delusion manifests in a few different ways. Some see no voter fraud. Others see voter fraud but not enough to sway the election. Many, particularly on the right, acknowledge widespread voter fraud but feel like the battle is already lost. I will continue to ignore all of them.
Is there other news worth covering? Absolutely, and we do still cover the COVID-19 lockdowns because they represent a challenge that will continue past the resolution of the election regardless of who wins. More importantly, they represent an existential threat to the United States of America, as I detailed yesterday (see, not everything I talk about is election related). It’s true that out of 14 stories we published yesterday, 13 were either election- or lockdown-related. The single standout was a brief reminder that Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is trying to rebuild the Ottoman Empire.
One comment on an article chastised us for not covering the border surge that’s happening. We have, after all, covered illegal immigration in great detail over the years and this is big news. It really is. But it can wait. The nation is under attack.
A “friend” on Twitter pointed out that Breitbart and other conservative news outlets were more focused on the pressing matter of the stimulus bill while we only mentioned it once, according to her. In reality, we posted three articles critical of it, but who’s counting? Is it important? Yes. But it’s something that is done and these news outlets will forget about it minutes after President Trump signs it. I posted my obligatory plea for the President to veto it instead. Is that an important topic that normally would require more coverage? Yes. But here’s the thing. The nation is under attack.
Another DM from a writer at a different publication asked me if I noticed The Daily Wire had stopped covering voter fraud. I didn’t point out that they’ve been lukewarm on the topic from the beginning, but I did tell him that I wasn’t concerned. Their brand of conservatism is very different from ours. I support most of their opinions. But on voter fraud, I think it’s the story that must be discussed until the end while The Daily Wire has moved on. That’s their prerogative and I do not generally judge other conservative outlets on their editorial decisions. For me, the choice is clear. The nation is under attack.
When the kitchen’s on fire, you don’t spend time fixing the leaky faucet. Right now, this nation is under attack as an ongoing coup attempt continues unabated. That’s my concern. Everything else can wait. They must.
COVID-19 lockdowns are taking down an independent news outlet
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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.
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