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To defeat misinformation, toxic nostalgia, and surging fascism, we need clear-eyed journalism that confronts the unchecked corporate, political, and military power at the root of the overlapping crises we face.




I know The Intercept has been sending you a lot of emails lately, but I’m hoping you’ll take a few minutes to read why I think this year-end fundraising goal is so important.

While carbon pollution has long threatened the Earth’s life-supporting ecosystems, misinformation now threatens to wreak havoc on our democracy-supporting information ecosystem — and fearless reporting is a key part of the solution.

As damaging as conspiracy theories are, their spread is fueled by understandable distrust of a corporate media that keeps serving up more of the same warmed-over neoliberalism that has brought us to the verge of planetary collapse.

To defeat misinformation, toxic nostalgia, and surging fascism, we need clear-eyed journalism... that confronts the unchecked corporate, political, and military power at the root of the overlapping crises we face.

This unflinching truth-telling is what The Intercept was born for. Amid gutted local newsrooms and corporate media owned by the very elites who are to blame for these crises, our journalists look beneath the surface to challenge the corruption and self-serving orthodoxies of the powerful.

But without advertising or corporate sponsors, The Intercept’s nonprofit newsroom relies on the generosity of readers like you to keep going. That’s why it’s so crucial that we reach our year-end goal of raising $500,000 by Saturday.

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Just when you think the obvious absurdity of a right-wing conspiracy theory will be its own undoing, another one pops up, each trying to outrun the truth like a Covid variant evading the latest vaccine.

Rather than trying to counter conspiracy theories one by one, The Intercept is forging a different path: speaking to the legitimate anger that makes far-right conspiracies compelling, by pulling the masks off the rapacious corporations and politicians who are hoovering up the planet’s wealth and accelerating the climate crisis.

These are the real ways that the powerful plot against the public, and The Intercept tells the stories of the movements fighting for meaningful and popular solutions: making polluters pay, pushing for a jobs guarantee, and demanding universal health care. By directing rage where it belongs, The Intercept’s reporting can shift energy from distracting and destructive conspiracies to powerful change.

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