Dear readers of Evergreene Digest,
We are in an agonizing, infuriating, depressing political crisis -- I don't have to tell you that. I've been on this planet for over 67 years. It hasn't ever been this bad.
But we must do something. Strengthening the progressive media is a good place to start. We absolutely need the most aggressive, effective media we can muster, and that goal is the theme of this letter to you. Can you help Evergreene Digest fight tooth and nail to push back against the right-wing hostage takers?
There is a crisis everywhere we turn -- the crashing global economy; the sky-high jobless rate; the mortgage crises, which is getting worse, not better; the denial of climate change; the broad attacks on unions -- teachers, even fire and police; the undermining of Social Security. I could go on. We have to answer back. And the best way is to have strong media on our side.
In the current crisis, as Paul Krugman writes, the right-wing "Republicans have taken the nation hostage." They have disrupted "the essential running of government," and "purposefully undermined the economy, to force concessions they could never get legislatively." And Congress is on vacation now, but we know there are plenty more shenanigans coming down the line.
But you know what? As Krugman reminds us, the corporate media is a big part of the problem. And it is not just Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and the right-wing media. It is also CNN, the Washington Post and the television networks. The radical conservatives pay no price for trying to wreck the economy with their lies, and their hostage taking. Why should they stop if they aren't challenged?
So we have to challenge the right-wing and the corporate media. Every step of the way. It's time we said enough.
And, we have to fight with all we have, and this isn't a short-term thing. We have to dig in for the long haul. Things aren't going to be turned around in two years or probably even four. The pendulum that many count on is not exactly swinging back, as we have moved to the right every year since Reagan was president, when compared to the 1970s. That has to end. Can you help?
We need to raise $4,500 to meet our 3rd Quarter goal so we can keep going in the coming months. Can we count on your help today? For the cost of a cafe latte a month, we'll keep telling you the truth. Is it a deal?
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We can't do it without you. With a big thanks to small contributors,
Dave & Crew
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