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Media, in America, is a corporate business, dominated at the local level by predatory hedge funds, and by billionaires and their platforms on the national level. When the going gets tough—and in an uncertain economy, it gets tough fast—the owners' financial goals win. It's just simple math. petitie tekenenpetitie tekenen
But independent, nonprofit Mother Jones plays by different rules. We don't cover the same headlines everyone else is going after, because the ones most worth investigating are all about the forces behind the headlines. Like Noah Lanard's in-depth profile of Blake Masters, the extreme right-wing candidate who tried to win a Senate seat from Arizona, bankrolled by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. Or our DC bureau chief, David Corn, revealing a leaked memo that showed the Kremlin telling state-run TV to air Tucker Carlson's pro-Russia talking points as much as possible during the early days of the invasion of Ukraine. Or the special reporting project we dedicated six months and a full issue of our magazine to, exploring one of the most powerful—but mostly hidden—forces in the global economy: private equity. No one yanked the chain to pull us back from these stories that get at how the powerful game the system.
In a media landscape dominated by corporate power, Mother Jones is living proof that people power works. Our co-founders knew corporations and billionaires wouldn't fund the type of journalism we do, but they bet that people would get behind no-false equivalency journalism. And in the last 20 years, we've grown from a scrappy print magazine to a still-scrappy 24/7 digital, print, video, and social media newsroom that reaches some 9 million each month.
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