TONIGHT! Independent Media Call!

Nov 14, 2017

By   Mike Hersh, PDA Communications Director for Donna, Mike F., Judy, Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Amos—Your PDA National Team

TONIGHT! Conference Call On Indy Media

 

Join Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and our friend Wendell Potter TONIGHT Tuesday November 14 on a conference call to discuss a newly emerging free media organization at 9 pm EST / 6 pm PST Click here to RSVP.

 

Join Our Call With Wendell Potter

 

Click Here To RSVP

 

Wendell explains:

“Despite what Donald Trump would have us believe, the problem with the media today is not fake news. The problem is that we don’t get enough of the news we really need—the kind of watchdog journalism that is so essential to a democracy. That’s why I’m starting Tarbell.org, a new reader-funded investigative journalism nonprofit with the mission of holding corporations and other moneyed interests more accountable. Our goal is to help average Americans take back their power and drive needed change.

“Over the past few years, we’ve lost 60,000 journalism jobs. Lost with those jobs has been much of the investigative reporting that afflicts the comfortable and well-heeled in this country. It is not hyperbole to say that this weakening of watchdog journalism has enabled a new age of robber barons to emerge.

“We are living in an age that is strikingly similar to the early 20th century, when our namesake, Ida Tarbell, set her sights on the biggest corporate monopoly of her day, John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company. Her reporting led to the breakup of that company and to important antitrust and campaign finance reforms. Tarbell.org will pick up her mantle.

“But Tarbell.org will do more than investigate wrong-doing. We’ll explain how and why the wrong-doers get away with it, and we’ll connect the dots to show readers how political corruption financed by moneyed interests affects their lives. We’ll also go the additional and essential mile of spotlighting solutions and helping our community of readers figure out how they can make a difference. We want average Americans to own us and hold us accountable, which is why Tarbell.org will be reader-funded. To learn more about that, please visit our website.”

PDA is pleased to bring you this important call and so much more free of charge.  Please pitch in whatever you can to support our opposition to Trump.

Peace,

Mike Hersh, PDA Communications Director for Donna, Mike F., Judy, Janis, Dan, Dr. Bill, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Amos—Your PDA National Team

P.S. Wendall adds:

“It is not hyperbole to say that the weakening of the iron core of journalism has enabled a new age of robber barons to emerge. We are living in an age that is strikingly similar to the early 20th century, when our namesake, Ida Tarbell, set her sights on the biggest corporate monopoly of her day. Her reporting led to the breakup of that company and to important antitrust and campaign finance reforms. Tarbell.org will pick up her mantle.”

For more info on the Tarbell.org effort, click here to watch a video. Click here to RSVP for the conference call. If you can, please give a little bit to support our opposition to Trump.

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