ThinkProgress.org is no longer going to be operating at full capacity. In fact, the website is now being operated by Center for American Progress staff and more than a dozen staff have been laid off with severance packages that run up through November, with full health care coverage.
According to The Daily Beast, ThinkProgress, the Liberal Progressive sounding board, could no longer secure funding in order to produce original reportage.
Executive director for Center for American Progress Action Fund, Navin Nayak, sent out a statement to staff explaining that despite being woke since the Obama administration, they were unable to secure funding and have gone broke. Nayak wrote…
“Given that we could find no new publisher, we have no other real option but to fold the ThinkProgress website back into CAP’s broader online presence with a focus on analysis of policy, politics, and news events through the lens of existing CAP and CAP Action staff experts. Conversations on how to do so are just beginning, but we will seek to reinvent it as a different platform for progressive change.”
It was reported by the Daily Beast back in July that CAP was looking for a buyer for ThinkProgress and had put the property up for sale, but there were no takers.
If you visit the ThinkProgress.org website you’ll note that there are still newsy stories available on the front page. These are being propagated by the CAP staff. Paid writers have either been moved to other parts of the CAP infrastructure or are part of the dozen or so employees who were let go.
As mentioned by the Daily Beast, ThinkProgress was unapologetically Liberal.
ThinkProgress was known for publishing fake news to push their agenda, including lying about Rimworld in order to attack #GamerGate, or how they claimed that the Straight Pride Parade was actually a secret agenda tied to “white supremacists”. They produced the typical kind of propaganda that was essentially anti-straight white male.
Even though they pushed the Liberal agenda as hard as they could, in the end getting woke only forced them to go broke.
As is typical with news like this, it means that ThinkProgress will now join the ever-expanding, ever-hungry, Get Woke; Go Broke Master List.
(Thanks for the news tip Ennis)