From Ben Kew at Breitbart:
The initiative comes after years of financial turmoil for the company. In 2016, the company announced losses of £68.7 million, although cut that figure to £44.7 million in 2017.
Since last year, The Guardian has been begging its readers for money to help ease its financial woes, telling its readers that the world now needs The Guardian “more than ever”.More.
Reality check: The obvious question is why does the world need the Guardian? Much of the world may feel it needs left-wing views for sure but those views are not in short supply even without the Guardian. All media face this problem now but the left-wing ones are more likely to morph into latter-day Pravdas. For example, we learn, “Comment Isn’t Free: Guardian to CLOSE Comments On Articles About ‘Race, Immigration and Islam,’” due to “toxic” atmosphere. Forcing people to go elsewhere to find out what people are saying.
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