We know from site-monitoring stats that ThisCantBeHappening.net has developed a devoted regular following of several tens of thousands of daily readers who visit our site regularly to get news and opinions they can’t find elsewhere. On that basis, we a few months ago kicked of a fund-raiser on Indiegogo aimed at raising $50,000 to support our work — specifically to fund the hard-hitting reporting we do here to get out the truth that the rest of the media ignore, cover-up, or misreport.
So far, the result has been dismal — just a few hundred dollars! Not only are people not ponying up and giving what they can (even $5 would be great if it came in from many readers).
Even more disappointingly, our readers aren’t even making the effort to help the fundraiser go viral by going to the Indiegogo site and using the links there to help make it go viral on Facebook and Twitter.
That’s a disaster, and we need to urge you, our readers, to do better. If you can spare even a few bucks, please make a contribution to the fundraiser. If you can’t, then at least promote it on the Indiegogo site so someone else will contribute!
Look, we shouldn’t have to explain this, but here’s how it works: We in the TCBH! collective don’t get paid for our work. We do this out of a sense of journalistic and political commitment, but because we all have families and have to make a living, we do it in our spare time, which limits what we can accomplish. If you value our work and value this site, we need you to make some kind of cash contribution, and we need you to promote our fund-raiser to everyone you know. If that happens, we should be able to raise enough money that we will be able to devote real time to the project, and not just spare moments.
So please. help this fund-raiser to take off!
Thank you from all of us here at TCBH!: