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Fake News Goes Bust: Liberal Propaganda Outlet ThinkProgress is Shutting Down for Good

The Center for American Progress-founded propaganda outlet has gone bust.

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ThinkProgress, the beleaguered left-wing propaganda outlet, is officially closing its doors today after undergoing serious financial trouble over the past several years.

A project of the Center for American Progress (CAP) – a Washington D.C. think-tank founded by Clinton insider and suspected pizza partier John Podesta – it will close as they were unable to find a publisher to run the site or a donor willing to pony up the funds to keep it operational despite its growing revenue losses.

“Given that we could find no new publisher, we have no other real option but to fold the ThinkProgress website back into CAP’s broader online presence with a focus on analysis of policy, politics, and news events through the lens of existing CAP and CAP Action staff experts,” said Navin Nayak, who works as executive director for the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

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“Conversations on how to do so are just beginning, but we will seek to reinvent it as a different platform for progressive change,” he added.

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The last remaining dozen employees for ThinkProgress are being fired, and given severance packages that last until November. The organization’s journalists had unionized back in 2015, thinking it would help them receive better benefits and working conditions at the organization, but that scheme clearly backfired on them.

Just a few months ago, Big League Politics reported on a staff revolt at ThinkProgress after they announced projected losses of $3 million in revenue for 2019. Since its peak during the Obama administration, ThinkProgress has sunk like a stone.

“Unfortunately, ThinkProgress has had a large and growing budget gap for going on two years now,” Nayak said in June.

While ThinkProgress was never a money maker, it was worth keeping around for Democratic Party insiders due to its relevance and its ability to effectively discern left-wing propaganda. No longer an effective vehicle to do so, the media operation will be shuttered and the site will be changed into a glorified blog for CAP scholars.

“Like most media organizations, ThinkProgress has relied on advertising revenue as a major source of funding, increasingly subject to the behavior of social-media platforms and their decisions on news distribution. As with many other digital media organizations, 2017 and 2018 were particularly challenging years in this regard, as ThinkProgress experienced a 40 percent drop in ad revenue over just one year, creating an inevitable budgetary strain,” Nayak added.

This is the latest instance of fake news hacks getting the ax as the market share for their propaganda dries up in the digital age. Over 3,100 media professionals have lost their jobs in this year alone, as entities like Vice Media, Buzzfeed, and HuffPo struggle to remain afloat.

“Learn to code” was once considered a taunt to these obsolescent scribblers, but it may be practical advice to journalists who are not likely to hang onto their phony baloney jobs for very much longer.

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Democrats’ Expert on Misinformation is CNN Hack Soledad O’Brien Who Has Pushed Fake News Incessantly for Years

The Democrats are shamelessly Orwellian.

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CNN propagandist Soledad O’Brien appeared before Congress on Wednesday as the Democrats’ expert on combating “misinformation.”

During the hearing, she called for her competitors to be censored and for alternative perspectives from the globalist-mandated consensus to be crushed.

“When news organizations make decisions based on ratings rather than responsible reporting, disinformation flourishes in dangerous ways,” O’Brien said while appearing before Congress.

“Cover the fact that lies and propaganda are being disseminated, but do not book people to lie on your show, because it elevates them and presents a lie as another side. Stop posing every story as having two sides, some stories, in fact, have many many sides, and are more complicated. And also, lies don’t have a side,’ she added, describing her vision for how news should be covered.

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However, if O’Brien’s advice were taken by newsrooms, she would never be allowed on anymore due to her record of spreading reckless conspiracy theories about Trump being a Russian asset and other nonsense.

News aggregator @amuse posted some of O’Brien’s greatest hits on the fake news leader over the past few years:

Big League Politics has reported on other times in which O’Brien humiliated herself by posting falsehoods:

As usual, members of our esteemed media were caught lying on Wednesday, this time about the motivations for President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Iraq to visit troops.

Much ado was made when Trump did not visit Iraq on Christmas Day. NBC said that he was the first president not to visit the troops as Christmastime, only to correct themselves after Trump left for Iraq late Tuesday night. This led leftists conclude that the media had “shamed” Trump into visiting our fine soldiers.

“Shaming him seems to work,” CNN’s Soledad O’Brien said in reply to a Tweet by Brit Hume.

Hume had noted that by the time left-wing actress had blasted Trump for not visiting the troops, he had already visited them. Hume blasted O’Brien for her apparent lack of understanding of the concept of time.

“Yes Ma’am,” he said. “Trump read this Tweet when it was posted and time-traveled himself back to yesterday and flew to Iraq. Genius take.”

… What was wrong was the assumption that Trump had to be “shamed” to visiting the war zone. Embarrassingly, these leftists were proved wrong by leftist POLITICO.

“According to a White House official, the Trump administration had been planning the trip for more than six weeks,” said a Wednesday POLITICO piece.

Of course, the piece chided Trump for not being able to keep his trip a secret, citing two of Trump’s remarks about a potential trip to a war zone. 

The Democrats are shameless in pushing their Orwellian agenda. They are at war with objective reality and will stoop to unfathomable depths to achieve absolute power.

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