And 25% of people believe Bigfoot is real. Yet almost 100% of my students had not heard of the Dakota Access Pipeline and only a few of Standing Rock. None knew what the pipeline was or that there were thousands protesting there, or why, or that the protesters were native people calling themselves water protectors. All were horrified to learn the truth after watching a video made by Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman. She was arrested for filming the protests last month.
I wrote a series of articles exposing the total, global non-performance of the Clinton Foundation and it’s glaring lacks as compared to real, operating charities. I knew when doing so I would prohibit myself from any position in my former career as a non-profit executive. I knew by spending time on that for free, I’d experience financial hardship. Of course I was attacked by pro-Clinton trolls, but since the articles only have about 100k readers, they aren’t important enough to be noticed and neither am I.
It’s really hard to report the truth.