Skip to comments.ThinkProgress, a Top Progressive News Site, Has Shut Down
Posted on 09/12/2019 3:02:13 PM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
ThinkProgress, the influential news site that rose to prominence in the shadow of the Bush administration and helped define progressivism during the Obama years, is shutting down.
The outlet, which served as an editorially independent project of the Democratic Party think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), will stop current operations on Friday and be converted into a site where CAP scholars can post.
Top officials at CAP had been searching for a buyer to take over ThinkProgress, which has run deficits for years, and according to sources there were potentially three serious buyers in the mix recently. But in a statement to staff, Navin Nayak, the executive director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, said the site was ultimately unable to secure a patron.
Given that we could find no new publisher, we have no other real option but to fold the ThinkProgress website back into CAPs 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, said Nayak. Conversations on how to do so are just beginning, but we will seek to reinvent it as a different platform for progressive change.
A dozen ThinkProgress employees will be losing their jobs, a CAP aide said, as many who were on staff had already gone to work elsewhere and some were incorporated into the larger CAP infrastructure. Those who are being laid off will be given a severance package that runs through the end of November and health care coverage that lasts through the year, said the CAP aide.
The source for 99.999% of all those really bad and innacurate left memes.
Adios Mo Fos!
Doesn't sound like "progress" to me.
Too bad a conservative billionaire didn’t buy it to convert lefties to right thinking.
ThinkProgress’s writing staff elected to join the Writer Guild in 2015.
Don’t think it was all that influential with anyone with a brain.
That’s why it’s shutting down.
They will just come out of the rat hole another way
Aside, I really miss Powers Boothe. Got my first exposure to him when he portrayed Jim Jones and shortly thereafter the downed pilot in Red Dawn and Philip Marlowe, have loved his work ever since.
Unfortunately another who died too young as a victim of pancreatic cancer.
Keep the masthead but change the editorial direction.
Progress them into conservatism.
Liberal leftist ideas, policies, and practices can never stand on their own merits...Venezuela Cuba and a host of others can attest to this...even the omnipotent almighty government eventually runs out of money...well maybe Venezuela finally solved the toilet paper crisis...just use 100 Bolivar notes...
That’s what I call progress! That and the Douche show shutting down.
He was great in “Red Dawn”. I also saw him in “By Dawn’s Early Light” though it was predictably skewed.
Some rebels steal an SS-25 (happens every day, of course), take it across the border and take out Donetsk.
The Russians accidentally shoot back at America, so America shots back and it’s on like Donkey Kong.
Rebecca DeMornay saves the day by insisting the B-52 turn around and not take out Soviet sites. I won’t give any more spoilers but yeah, it’s kinda stupid.
One of these days I’ll have to watch him with Johnny Ringo - I’ve only seen a few clips.
Bad video quality
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