On some new names and bylines
Thanks, Matt. I'm pleased to work with a team of brilliant people who think, as I do, that the MSM is ignoring some of the most important events of our time. Viva substack!
I suspect your work and efforts are going to help society through the knot hole we’re all in. Keep up the good work.
Great updates. Thanks. The team you continue to assemble is spectacular. The reporting is much appreciated.
You all are truly American heroes. The more true journalists that come forward to do honest reporting, the better! Especially ones with world-class talent like the team you are assembling. You all can NOT be stopped.
Bring it on!
Well done - Matt! I think Susan will be followed by other journalists (real journalists, not the current line of media hacks) who long for a place where real journalism is practiced.
A short story: I worked for the CIA for 25 years, the last 10 or so as a R&D COTR (Contractor's Office Technical Representative) and R&D branch chief. During that time, I can't recall any time where my superiors thanked me for my work; it was deemed sufficient that I wasn't publicly shamed or dismissed outright. The culture was "shut up and keep pedaling". I took early retirement from the CIA in 1993 due in large measure to the toxic work environment; I felt I had to leave before I went (more) insane and blew my stack. My post-retirement career turned out to be graduate work and later a full-time research scientist position at The Ohio State ElectroScience Lab. Almost immediately upon arrival, even as a lowly grad student, my contributions were welcomed and I was thanked for doing good work - it was SO different that when I came home to my wife that evening I had to tell her about it. My wife then told me an almost duplicate story about her second day as a temp worker at a finance organization - they thanked her profusely JUST FOR SHOWING UP THE SECOND DAY! What a concept - being recognized and thanked for good work!
The reason I took up so much of your time with this story is to propose that there must be A LOT of real journalists out there who are getting hammered every day by their management to "stay on the narrative, whatever it takes". They go home at night and wonder how they are going to make it through even one more day without going berserk, and maybe a few of them decide that maybe Racket could be a way out of the swamp. Maybe like Susan they show up on your doorstep, and LO AND BEHOLD! They actually get thanked publicly for doing good work!
If what I suspect might happen really is happening, you might need to spend a few minutes thinking about a longer-term name for the successor news and journalism behemoth that was once called 'Racket'.
It's wonderful to see this renaissance of investigative journalism. I've been awaiting this for 60 years and it's coming true while I am still able to enjoy it.
Life is good and getting better every day!
Welcome, Sue! We look forward to reading more. Thank you for joining the Racket team!
We saw Sue’s name and welcome access to her experienced real reporting!
Please stay over this "target." I know you will.
Matt you are a gentleman and a scholar - as I had already suspected.
I have a question though; was Abramoff really the only crooked lobbyist in Washington? Why haven't others been prosecuted?
Welcome Susan! Very much enjoyed yesterday's article.
Susan knows how important she is. Articulate, attention to details, follows up, seeks truth, and understand the complexities of life. I know that you would never be anything but professional and attentive. We are on this planet for a period of time, sometimes we make mistakes, its okay, you caught your minor mistake and made it clear to your readers your concern that you didn’t acknowledge Susan in a way you felt comfortable. In current time, with stories coming at you every way, and still manage to rise above the mediocrity, lies, now that is something!
Love it - we are here for it all, keep expanding in all ways!
Can’t wait! Welcome.
THANK you. One area still completely missing are "Facebook Files". We know that Zuckerberg invested his own $0.5 billions in order to influence/steal 2020 election. There is also the incredible direct Biden directives to censor.
One more credit to Matt Taibbi -- he helped introduce Matt Orfalea and his incredible videos, including his articles (below):
-- Biden Admin Told Facebook to Censor Critics - Jan. 8, 2023
Biden's Digital Director Rob Flaherty told Facebook to censor Tucker Carlson for criticizing the vaccine, and Tomi Lahren for saying she won't take it.
(with photo of odious Biden criminal with caption:
-- This, ladies and gentlemen, is what a modern fascist looks like: Rob Flaherty.