A Special Note From Dahr Jamail

A Special Note From Dahr Jamail

Dear Truthout Community,

We are in the midst of a tectonic shift in the media, and Truthout urgently needs your help in forging a path forward. The corporate media, having long since delegitimized itself – thanks in large part to the stenography posing as journalism used to sell the invasion of Iraq to the US public – is dying. Mention “mainstream media” to most people, regardless of where they are on the political spectrum, and watch the eyes roll. Hence the need for honest, independent journalism and media outlets that are unafraid to run stories critical of the US government and its policies.

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Dahr Jamail
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