July 21, 2009

Is Truthout on the Way Out?

Once upon a time, was a leading site for left wing activist politics. A little kooky, and prone to publishing authors of dubious credibility, it seemed to hold some influence until Jason Leopold repeatedly cried wolf that Karl Rove was going to be indicted and sent to prison for Plamegate, which of course never happened.

Since then, the site seems to have lost much of it's luster, and if a recent fundraising plea is any guide, quite a bit of it's reader support.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 21, 2009 04:07 PM

I guess it is no fun exposing "corrupt politicians" when you are the ones responsible for putting them in office!

Posted by: GEJ at July 21, 2009 04:54 PM

I will mourn their I mourned the passing of Disco.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at July 22, 2009 03:47 AM

You want a real scoop? How about investigating Truthout director Marc Ash. He pays himself nearly $250,000 and cries poverty in fundraising letters like this. His salary is available publicly b/c they are a nonprofit and you should be able to find it on guidestar. Wonder how truthout's readers would feel if they knew their money was going to pay Ash's salary. And while you're at it why don't you look at how Ash has staffers that he pays high five figures who don't work. And maybe you should take a look at all the people Ash has fired for unexplainable reasons. And then all the stories they are stealing claiming fair use. The list goes on. You're onto a bigger story than you even realize

Posted by: carrie at July 22, 2009 01:48 PM