President Donald Trump actually packed a lot into the final year of his term. He did what he could to root out critical race theory-based training from federal agencies (something President Joe Biden immediately reversed) and announced the “1776 Project,” a direct challenge to the “1619 Project” that had worked its way from the New York Times into the history curriculum of a lot of school districts. Trump wanted children to be proud of their country and proposed an alternative curriculum to do just that.
Bulwark columnist Amanda Carpenter spotted conservative columnist Ken Blackwell wearing a “1776” hat next to Brooke Rollins, and Carpenter broke out the red flags: Brooke Rollins is a Leader for America!
I have enjoyed working with her for
over 20 years! #AFPI pic.twitter.com/QgLxwChc6U
— Ken Blackwell (@kenblackwell) August 19, 2022 AFPI is the America First Policy Institute. You know, America First … the line Trump borrowed from Hitler? Wearing 1776 hats for no other reason than love of US history, I’m sure. pic.twitter.com/HBzNQ383oM
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 19, 2022 Sure, sure. The AMERICA FIRST POLICY INSTITUTE, established in 2021, post-Jan. 6th, has absolutely no idea what they are doing with the 1776 messaging. A coinky-dink. They are in it for the history https://t.co/cdhbkiUG9q
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 20, 2022 A nonprofit promoting America First ideology — sounds like a group of insurrectionists to us. For a “35-person nonprofit group with a first-year budget of $20 million” you sure can buy a lotta hats!
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 20, 2022 Tell ya what. I’ll take it all back as soon as the 1776 hat people condemn all the January 6 folks who used and continue to use 1776 as a battle cry. But seems to me like they’d rather play that crowd. America First and all.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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