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ThinkProgress Shuts Down
« on: September 06, 2019, 07:04:08 pm »
https://www.thedailybeast.com/thinkprogress-a-top-progressive-news-site-is-shutting-down

That's a shame. :/

To quote the article:
"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."

No buyer picked it up from its founding think tank.

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Re: ThinkProgress Shuts Down
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 07:05:23 pm »
They unionized btw.

Ironbite-only reason it's shutting down.

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Re: ThinkProgress Shuts Down
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 07:09:07 am »
They unionized btw.

Ironbite-only reason it's shutting down.

So the buyers didn't want to snap up unionized workers or was them unionizing why CAP wants the site out? I mean if you hate unions that much maybe don't have anything to do with progressivism.