The following article, The Intercept Whines about Lack of Donations Blaming Trump, After Censoring Founder Glenn Greenwald, was first published on Big League Politics.
A fundraising appeal from The Intercept contains complaints that donations have dried up in recent months, blaming former President Donald Trump’s attacks on the fake news for their blog’s lack of viability in the marketplace.
“Since Donald Trump left office on January 20, donations to The Intercept have gone down sharply,” the fundraising appeal states. “After years of steady growth, last month brought fewer new members than we’ve seen in more than two years.”
They note that progressive publications throughout the world are hurting without having Trump in the White House allowing them to publish absurd nonsense to their captive audiences.
“While Trump railed against journalists as ‘the enemy of the people,’ grassroots outrage over Trump’s corruption, racism, and incompetence fueled a spike in ratings,” the fundraising letter states, lamenting the end of the lucrative “Trump bump.”
The Intercept claims that the additional funding has allowed the outlet to be “able to take on more and more ambitious and hard-hitting investigative reporting.” However, anyone who is familiar with how the blog split with their founder Glenn Greenwald understands that this notion is laughably