The deadline for the ExposeCorruption.Org crowd funding campaign ended without reaching the goal. All contributors should have gotten their money back by now. (Let me know if this is not the case.)
I thank you all for your donations. I’m sorry we didn’t reach success but I believe we raised awareness of the frustration regular people in America feel towards unelected morally scolding media elites and as such there can be no real failure.
I still believe that my original proposal is an excellent idea, and that’s been confirmed to me by seeing it happen. Charles C. Johnson is doing excellent work at GotNews.com, and other honest members of the media, such as Chuck Ross and Hannah Rosin participated in exposing the Rolling Stone UVA rape story as hysteria. Journalists are being questioned as never before, and I’m proud that we have contributed some shouting towards that trend.
I believe that particularly excellent work investigating and documenting journalists is being done by Charles Johnson at GotNews and I’ll seek to help him in his efforts in the future in whatever ways I can. Those who contributed to this campaign and received refunds are encouraged to consider making a donation to GotNews.com.
This project is not dead. I will pivot ExposeCorruption.Org to collecting the publicly available information gleaned by investigations performed by Mr. Johnson and others like him. We’ll organize that information into a wiki that will rank highly in SEO and we will become a one-click place to find all available details on journalists and other social justice activists.
ExposeCorruption.Org will not pursue raising money to investigate journalists on our own but instead will act as a repository and construct an encyclopedia of those who engage in journalistic malpractice. Other for-profit entities like GotNews are well equipped to pursue breaking stories but there is a niche for a site that aggregates and organizes the information gathered by those groups so that it ranks highly in SEO and presents all information about specific corrupt activist journalists in an easily searchable form.
I’ll release more information about this new direction in the coming weeks. Special thanks to everyone who contributed financially but also thanks all those who retweeted or otherwise supported this campaign even if you couldn’t donate.