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Salem-News.com Needs Viewer SupportTim King Salem-News.com
We are only asking for help from those who can spare it, we do not expect viewers who are also struggling to provide financial assistance.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Several years ago, in 2004, we set out to create something that can make a difference in the world. We didn't know where it would go or how it might come down, but today Salem-News.com is a highly rated news site and needs to continue.
We have made things hard for ourselves, because we refuse to be sold out to anyone for anything. We have courted some businesses for support that we should not have, and we have asked for assistance from people who can't provide it, or choose not to.
So here we are six years later, delivering news to almost 20k unique visitors a day, in an ethical format that never requires a cent to see, watch or read. And we hope that by communicating this message, that viewers will consider donating to our simple cause, to get the news out.
I'm sure there is a good chance that we will be thwarted, we have only made it this far by reducing our own lives through investment to this business and the endless seven day a week workout that is required to publish the news.
Like Google and Craigslist, this is a business that essentially was born in a garage, with two people, Bonnie King and myself, completely believing in a concept of news that is not being put under a microscope of political correctness before it is published. I'm telling you, it offers the cleanest and best prepared news that we have the ability to provide. Every week we add another contributor to the list, and news flows to our viewers from the U.S.,the African continent, Israel, Palestine, Mexico, England, Argentina, France, and from all over the U.S.
But we are tired of struggling. We want to be able to eventually pay our writers what they deserve. In the meanwhile they keep contributing because they know it is making a difference. It is sad that journalists running something of this magnitude, sometimes have to wonder where the next payment is coming from.
In the time that Bonnie and I have been doing this, we have truly seen and witnessed hard times. I have covered the wars overseas, exposed the contamination of a Marine Corps base where toxins have led to many deaths and terrible illnesses, many of which are hereditary. I know we have big battles coming up on that front, and even though we have 12 Marine Veterans on the staff of 59 writers, we need more, and we need to be able to wage this battle, instead of worrying about how to pay this month's rent.
So there you have it, we are in turbulent waters and if anyone cares, they can help by making a small donation, or a larger one if they prefer. Please don't let this six year old crusader for truth and what is right in the world, fade away.
And finally, we are only asking for help from those who can spare it, we do not expect viewers who are also struggling to provide financial assistance.
It is not fun to stick your neck out like this and tell the world that financial times are tough, but the two of us who are eternally publishing news here, really need your help, we simply want to maintain, thank you.
If you aren't looking for advertising, but understand the importance of this news group, you can send a check or make a PayPal donation, just click on this link and it will open a Salem-News.com page that tells you more about it: Yes I care about keeping Salem-News.com alive
There is a PayPal link, email address for any questions, and also our mailing address for those who want to send a check. Again, a vehicle also would be extremely helpful, if anyone in our area can spare one. Again, please tell others about what is going on. We were recently attacked for stories we publish that are critical of Israeli military policy. People and groups want to stop us, it was be an utter travesty, thank you again for your support.
Want to know more? Please visit this link to learn more about Salem-News.com and our background and victories: Salem-News.com Launches Fundraiser - Tim King Salem-News.com
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