This year The Montana Post is on track to break 1 million visits.
April of 2020 was the busiest month in the history of the blog – stretching back to 2005.
In 2020 so far the writers of this blog have shared stories, scandals, opinions, and political scoops that were only marginally (if at all) covered by the press establishment in Montana.
The Montana Post will continue to hold Daines accountable for voting NO on important emergency benefits for Montanans during a pandemic, and then taking ALL of the credit in his newsletters, tele-town halls, and vomiting out his “accomplishments” any time a microphone is placed in his vicinity. Our 2020 Senate coverage is here.
The Montana Post now offers Podcast interviews with candidates – a new feature for our readership who prefers digesting news in another format. Plus these frank conversations with candidates help each and every Montanan become a more informed voter. If you prefer to read these interviews, transcripts are available here.
When the majority of newsrooms in Montana were furloughing reporters due to economic pressures and health/safety concerns with COVID-19, The Montana Post continually provided think pieces, critical thought on COVID-19 conspiracy theories, political coverage, and more. Our Coronavirus-specific coverage from a political and social angle.
Holding politicians accountable to voters is patriotic. Being fully engaged in your democracy is your patriotic duty. Independent news sources like The Montana Post are an important voice not controlled by shareholders or advertisers. There’s a powerful freedom in that independence.
So Plains Feminist, what are you getting at here?
Since I began writing for The Montana Post a year and a half ago, I’ve personally witnessed the fearless writing of my fellow columnists. I’ve also read the death threats, seen the doxxing. But those voices, while loud and obnoxious, are unequivocally drowned out by the “Thank Yous,” the private messages of gratitude and “Someone finally gets it; thank you for saying something”, the “Why is no one else writing about this”. The server space for this blog and maintenance costs money, and The Montana Post does not advertise or sell any information or data about our readers; we’re just here to keep the light shining on Democracy.
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Typically our Editor handles these fundraising asks, but I chose to put myself out here and share why The Montana Post and its mission is so important to me, our way of life in Montana, and a necessary Fourth Estate that defends our democratic ideals.
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