Britain’s Guardian registers as a US charity

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.

See also: New York Times warns reporter against talking to students

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  • BillyHW

    They close the comments because they don’t want the little people to call them out on their lying propaganda.

  • Killer Marmot

    The Guardian has already effectively closed comments on many subjects. If you post a polite and fact-supported comment that disagrees with a feminist article, you will likely get moderated.

  • Malcolm Y

    NYT: “Don’t talk to maybe fake college students – everyone may find out what we’re really up to.”

    As the SPLC recently admitted, their real mission is to destroy organizations they’re ideologically opposed to; not to protect rights. This should disqualify them from tax exempt status.

  • SDMatt

    It’s a good day when any mainstream media outlet dies: the Gruaniad, the Star, CBC, National Post, etc.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Guardian may be a nonprofit organization, but it was never intended that way.

  • felis gracilis

    Leftist ideology panderers like the Grauniad should not have access to tax supported charitable status. If someone wants to support their scurrilous scribblings that is their right but they also need to pay full freight.