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5 Million Adverts Given To Protect US Democracy

Scoop Donates USD$100k Of Advertising Towards Protecting US Democracy


Press Release Saturday, October 11, 2008
Scoop Independent News
Wellington New Zealand

While global markets squirm in the midst of the financial crisis, Scoop scoffs at funds and cheerfully donates its pro-bono services to covering an equally pressing crisis that threatens the very heart of democracy: election fraud during the 2008 USA presidential election. Realizing that protecting democracy is more important than getting paid for it, Scoop forgoes the fancy cars and high-price dinners. Instead, our tireless staff spends long nights eating muesli while pouring through the latest news about vote-suppressing tactics on both sides of the political spectrum.

From October to January, http://usacoup.scoop.co.nz/ will host to-the-minute updates on vote-tampering issues, as they will undoubtedly arise in the aftermath of the November election. This vital information, along with the adjacent advertising space, will reach an estimated audience of 800,000 United States viewers through an estimated 5,000,0000 advertising impressions which Scoop is donating to this cause.

While mainstream media outlets wince at the mere thought of voter disenfranchisement, rigged electronic voting machines and stolen elections, Scoop, New Zealand's No. 1 independent online news network, refuses to be on the list of those who cower to political and corporate interests. Over the past six years Scoop has been at the forefront of the independent media mission to bring knowledge about the truth of the failure of US Democracy to its public.

As a foreign outlet, Scoop remains free from the constricting tentacles of overseas censorship. Scoop stands stalwartly with election reform news websites, documentary makers, authors and activist groups working to preserve election integrity and ensure that each person's voice is heard. It may cost us a lot to run this campaign for free, but the cost of losing the vote – and thus the foundation of democracy – is much greater.

Despite our charitable disposition, Scoop is requesting donations to help offset the cost of this undertaking. Scoop is also looking for creative people to help develop advertisements for related websites and activities. If you are willing to assist in this area, e-mail usacoup@scoop.co.nz.

See the Scoop contact page for details on how to contact Scoop to arrange interviews, etc.

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