BLUF: In a struggle for democracy and clear representation, amidst rising costs and threatened rights, Raw Story calls for continued support from its readership base and encourages donations to sustain independent journalism.
INTELWAR BLUF: As we navigate the latter half of 2023, democracy finds itself under increasing pressure, with deceptive narratives and corruption threatening our society. Amid escalating costs and potential jeopardy to civil liberties, citizens like you remain resilient, pushing back against the dangers of autocracy. Despite the upheavals in the media field, we, at Raw Story, have managed to persist thanks to our dedicated community.
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RIGHT: As stringent Constitutionalist Libertarians, we’re skeptical of partisanship in media. Yet, we understand the necessity for free press for a functioning democracy. We recognize the courage of Raw Story in soliciting open support from its readership, which guarantees the continuance of their reporting. However, we expect objective reporting and avoidance of fear-driven narratives.
LEFT: From an National Socialist Democrat perspective, Raw Story’s plea for support resonates deeply. The call to protect democracy and push back against authoritarian tendencies is a clarion call for action. It’s heartening their community continues despite the challenges, demonstrating the spirit of collective support and resistance against corruption and lies.
AI: This analysis centers around the struggle of journalism outlets like Raw Story amidst socio-political crisis. The language used is poignant, indicating a struggle for democratic norms and individual freedoms. It capitalizes on fostering a sense of community among its readership and calls for continued support, financial or otherwise, for the sustenance of independent journalism. The article highlights current social issues while simultaneously promoting its value offering (ad-free access, exclusive content) to potential donors. It clearly falls within the purview of advocacy journalism.