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3 Reasons You Should Vote for Truthdig

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Posted on Apr 24, 2012

Truthdig has been nominated for a Webby Award in the category of politics and we need you to take 30 seconds to vote for us. Here are three reasons why we think we deserve to win.

1. Truthdig is independent. When your local public radio station runs ads for the fracking industry, you know that no corner of the media landscape is left unmolested by corporate dollars—almost no corner, that is. Our loyalty is to our readers, our writers and the truth, period.

2. Truthdig is fearless. Sometimes the truth is uncomfortable. Our columnists and editors follow the facts wherever they lead them. Hey, that’s why they call it muckraking.

3. Truthdig is reliable. Our editors apply the same standards of journalism found in the golden age newsrooms of America’s great newspapers. Sure, we left the mainstream media behind, but we brought the copy editors with us. Consider our facts checked, our sources reliable and our intentions pure.

Now won’t you please click here and show your love?

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By Maani, April 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm Link to this comment

I want to add a fourth reason NOT to vote for TD to my list of three below.

Have you noticed the change re TD listing how many “reads” instead of how many “comments” there are re each thread?  This is at best misleading, and at worst dishonest.  After all, I may click on a thread to see if anyone commented, but not actually read the thread itself.  Yet my “click” registers as a “read.”

TD should go back to noting how many “comments” there are, rather than reads, so TDers know which threads are creating the most discussion buzz.

Peace.

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By americanme, April 26, 2012 at 11:21 am Link to this comment

If I were not so put off by the almost complete lack of intelligent life on this site I would take the time to list TEN reasons not to vote for it.

Except, as I mentioned earlier, for Troll Haven.

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By Maani, April 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm Link to this comment

3 Reasons You Should NOT Vote For Truthdig:

1.  Truthdig is “caving in” to Facebook.  Soon, unless you are a Facebook user, you will not be able to comment on the site.  This is a trend that is not simply disturbing, but would seem to be a subtle way to erect technological barriers to freedom of speech.

2.  Truthdig refuses to address 9/11 Truth.  With the exception of a single article by Robert Scheer some years ago, Truthdig has not published any positive articles on 9/11 Truth or the 9/11 Truth movement. We can agree to disagree about the “official story” versus alternative theories.  But there is WAY more than enough evidence of the latter to justify serious, thoughtful articles and commentary.

3.  Based on the many technical problems that many TDers have been having for some time, TD has not upgraded its site so that it loads and runs smoothly.  And TD’s claims to the contrary, this is NOT the result of malware and alleged cyberattacks.

Don’t get me wrong.  I like TD: there are many good articles.  And I like lots of the TDers: even some of the trolls are fun to drive crazy.  LOL.  But perhaps if the public membership does not support a Webby Award, TD will “get the messages” and consider the comments above - as well as many other comments made by many other TDers.

Peace.

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By heterochromatic, April 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm Link to this comment

yeah, you really should pass…from the site….you disgraced yorself posting as
moonie and switching handles has only made you sound even worse….. and even
more desperate.


take a break….get some help. sleep a lot.

take two aspirin, drink plenty of liquids and don’t stop by for a while.

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By americanme, April 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm Link to this comment

And now we have a psychotic troll in full meltdown right here on truthdig.

Just what we always wanted to brighten our day.

Mine was bright enough before I visted this site, so I will pass on the foaming of his mouth .

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By heterochromatic, April 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm Link to this comment

more pseudo-Mex prattle and pule…....if we don’t like an authoritarian asshole
bungling clown such as Chavez has turned out to be, it simply, simply must be
bias…..cause only the raver knows eality and truth.


and goat-goo

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By americanme, April 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm Link to this comment

Gabriel.  Truthdig is MSM, and all MSM are biased against Hugo Chavez and all other left-leaning Latin Americans.

All MSM is right-wing.  This site is center-right, as opposed to far-right sites.

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By EmileZ, April 25, 2012 at 4:04 am Link to this comment

Not only did you earn my pathetic little vote in a competition wich means nothing to me, but it was the least I could do to show my appreciation.

Truthdig is exceptionally responsive.

Truthdig is exceptionally tolerant.

Truthdig has posted a lot of fantastic aricles in recent months from new sources.

Truthdig’s Ear To The Ground, A/V Booth, and Arts and Science sections alone are worth following.

I speak not as a troll, but as a satyr who answers to no one (for whatever it’s worth).

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By myself, April 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm Link to this comment
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voting for this POS site?!

surely you jest.

but surely you have you paid aipac and mossad trolls to do that for you.

Credibility is like virginity scheer, once lost, you can ‘t get it back.

Go back to your beloved is-rah-hell you dual passport fifth column vermin and go peddle your BS over there whence it came in the first place.

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By IMax, April 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm Link to this comment

americanme,

Usted está enfermo de odio.

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By gabriel, April 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm Link to this comment
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Truthdig is a very good site for American related
politics. Their information about Mexico, Central
America and South America could be way better. Maybe
put more effort in research or don’t cover these
regions. I always seem to notice a bias against Hugo
Chavez.

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By americanme, April 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm Link to this comment

I am not voting for this site.

It has dramatically hit the skids during the past 6 to 9 months.

It is not independent.

It is not fearless.

And it is not reliable.

It is safe haven for US government promoting abusive trolls.

I’ll vote for it for Troll Haven.

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By heterochromatic, April 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm Link to this comment

FactCheck is pretty strong competition ...if you view it as competition rather than
being in good company.

http://factcheck.org/2012/04/vote-for-us-for-a-webby-award/


congrats on the nomination ....and good luck.

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