Update: Add Tracy Beanz, CodeMonkeyZ, Praying Medic, and several others to the list:
Tracy Beanz, Sidney Powell, NOQ Report, CodeMonkeyZ, all hit. https://t.co/njfYs2Uql2
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) January 8, 2021
— ClentDC 💰™ // Fugazi Placebo (@clentdc) January 8, 2021
The purge of conservative Twitter accounts continues and it appears we were in good company in the latest batch. The @noqreport Twitter account met its demise this afternoon along with General Michael Flynn’s and attorney Sidney Powell’s.
The funny part (okay, so nothing’s funny about censorship but still) is I was just going to write an article today about hanging in there and not abandoning Twitter yet. Many prominent conservatives have already done so. Commentator Dan Bongino said he was done and is completely moving to Parler.
This will be my final post on this anti-American platform. The greatest threats to liberty are the destructive tech tyrants who have acted as publishers in their ongoing wars on conservatives & free speech.
You can find me on Parler, where we respect free speech. I’m “dbongino.”
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 8, 2021
I’m still not leaving with my personal account. Of course, it may not be my choice. People don’t like living in fear of having their efforts to spread the message completely wiped out, but that’s the society we live in. I refuse to go quietly or even with a bang. Even as many are abandoning the platform for freer-speech pastures, I intend to keep using the platform (with ads turned off, of course, since I’m unwilling to support them financially) for as long as I can.
Besides, the trolls that I adore would miss me. It has always given me some solace being the target of trolls. I’ve known many personally and as odd as it may sound, I appreciate that they can take out their frustrations on me by lobbing insults my way. Better me than someone who can be hurt by them. The inherent desire for some to provoke and insult can manifest in much uglier actions if they’re not allowed to feel like they’re doing psychological harm to others.
What we’re facing as a movement is nothing short of a direct attack against our ideology. Should we go to Parler or other platforms? Yes. Should we abandon the platforms that hate us like Twitter? That’s up to you.
COVID-19 lockdowns are taking down an independent 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 resurgence of lockdowns 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. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $17,300 to stay afloat through March when we hope the economy will be more open, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated.
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We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready 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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