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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 01:28 AM

END OF THE LINE

ThinkProgress, A Top Progressive News Site, Has Shut Down

A search had been underway for a new publisher. But none was found.

The Daily Beast
Sam Stein, Politics Editor
Gideon Resnick, Political Reporter
Updated 09.06.19 4:53PM ET

Excerpt:

ThinkProgress, the influential news site that rose to prominence in the shadow of the Bush administration and helped define progressivism during the Obama years, is shutting down.

The outlet, which served as an editorially independent project of the Democratic Party think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), will stop current operations on Friday and be converted into a site where CAP scholars can post.

Top officials at CAP had been searching for a buyer to take over ThinkProgress, which has run deficits for years, and according to sources there were potentially three serious buyers in the mix recently. But in a statement to staff, Navin Nayak, the executive director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, said the site was ultimately unable to secure a patron.

“Given that we could find no new publisher, we have no other real option but to fold the ThinkProgress website back into CAP’s broader online presence with a focus on analysis of policy, politics, and news events through the lens of existing CAP and CAP Action staff experts,” said Nayak. “Conversations on how to do so are just beginning, but we will seek to reinvent it as a different platform for progressive change.”

A dozen ThinkProgress employees will be losing their jobs, a CAP aide said, as many who were on staff had already gone to work elsewhere and some were incorporated into the larger CAP infrastructure. Those who are being laid off will be given a severance package that runs through the end of November and health care coverage that lasts through the year, said the CAP aide.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 01:47 AM

:biglaugh:
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 01:52 AM

Looks like they ran out of other people's money.

That reminds me of something someone said once... :lol:
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:59 AM

Democratic Party think tank and their platform for Progressive change
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Gee, I wonder if they're the geniuses who gave us such catchy labels as, "Nationalist", "White Nationalist" and "White Nationalist Terrorist". People too stupid to understand borders and a sovereign nation are ideas that, like the Constitution, are outdated relics from the past. And no surprise they've run deficits for years, generating income to pay the bills is what taxing the working class is for...
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:08 AM

:biglaugh:

:rofl:

:chili: :banana: :party:

I'll drink to this!
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 05:26 AM

Dustbin of History sweeps up another.
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 05:40 AM

You know it’s bad when they couldn’t even get traction during the democrats primary season. This is a direct result of the left lurching way far to the left. They are doing themselves in.

Good!
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 05:49 AM

I'll celebrate when the Huffington Post shuts down
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 07:31 AM

"Learn to code."

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 11:53 AM

View Postfirecoco, on 07 September 2019 - 05:49 AM, said:

I'll celebrate when the Huffington Post shuts down


You aren't the only one
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Posted 07 September 2019 - 07:58 PM

Aww. Das too bad... :)
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Posted 08 September 2019 - 02:13 PM

Hardly surprising, the clock started ticking once they unionized.
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Posted 08 September 2019 - 04:40 PM

View PostLiz, on 07 September 2019 - 01:28 AM, said:

Top officials at CAP had been searching for a buyer to take over ThinkProgress, which has run deficits for years, and according to sources there were potentially three serious buyers in the mix recently. But in a statement to staff, Navin Nayak, the executive director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, said the site was ultimately unable to secure a patron.


So, in other words, leftism can't stand on it's own two feet but survives only by being a parasite leeching off it's hosts?
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