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Not bad for “so called” journalists

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SO well deserved🥰 Congratulations to you, Weiss and Shellenberger

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Keep the money, Matt, you've earned it!

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Congratulations, Matt. You and the rest earned it. I'm surprised their is a journalism organization out there that is even willing to recognize you and your team's huge contribution.

Keep it up. We're all behind you.

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Nov 2, 2023·edited Nov 2, 2023

That’s incredible, and well deserved. It’s heartening to see that an organization like that is paying attention and recognizing/rewarding solid journalism. Congratulations.

Edit: it’s also very refreshing to see kudos aimed at the folks behind the scenes who keep the trains running on schedule and often get little or no credit. Many thanks to all of them as well for helping to keep us informed.

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Nothing wrong with getting paid for the FANTASTIC job you did!!!! Keep the money and keep going.

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Congratulations to Matt, Michael, and Bari, as well as to all of their support teams!! It took a tremendous amount of courage and commitment to dig so deeply into this story and then to withstand the attacks from all the usual suspects. Racket News, and Michael & Bari's substack accounts are my best investments for 2023 and I thank all of you.

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Congratulations, Matt. It's refreshing to see a real journalist get a real award for hardcore investigative journalism instead of a slobbering Mockingbird lapdog getting a payoff for duty served.

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Waitaminit…. Someone is named Nick Pickles? …and they aren’t a shortstop or a bank robber from the 1930s?

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Stacey Plaskett... BITE ME.. WELL DONE TEAM...

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Nov 2, 2023·edited Nov 2, 2023

OK, I'm jumping in b/c there's only 24 comments so far and maybe you'll see this...

KEEP THE F'N MONEY MAN

Seriously. Put it in the bank and a huge chunk of the boys' college is taken care of. Or blow it on blow; I don't care.

You mentioned that people accused you of 'monetizing' the TFiles. Well... DUH...

Excuuse me! I thought this was your business. Hear me out:

You went out on your own, leaving the cosseted life of being a fair size wheel at Rolling Stone. Going independent is always frightening. I'm a self pubb'd novelist (who ain't married to a doctor...) so I get the stress. Sure, I'll bet that having a few best sellers under one's belt and a few awards eased some of the stress, but only a liddle bit.

You're as transparent about the product you provide to your consumers as you possibly can be. (I still laff over 'Russia Is NOT Invading Ukraine!')

You provide a fantastic product for a great price. Because of the quality of your product and the great price you've achieved astonishing success.

How about this?

Instead of giving the $ away to some charity, why don't you use it and send a colleague or two out on the campaign trail? I'd LOVE to see Racket's take on this election, and frankly, I'd love some insider skinny on RFK's campaign; I think there are some surprises in that quest.

Again, KEEP THE F'N MONEY! Geez! You earned it!

(Now if you REALLY want to give it away... OK... PM me for my bank details....)

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Matt, et al - KUDOS!!!!!! Well DONE!!!!

Now look. If the Big Guy gets 10% of everything his son "EARNS" at least take a couple hundred bucks of the prize money, buy some nice prime steaks and a nice bottle of Cab, cook them off on your backyard grill and CELEBRATE with your family!!! You all sacrificed to make the story happen and you should enjoy the moment!

PS: The steak will taste even better when you think how people tried to belittle and harass you for your efforts. ENJOY!!! You, your family and your companions deserve this recognition.

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Congratulations and well-deserved. Fingers crossed for a Pulitzer. :)

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Congratulations! Sadly this will get ZERO coverage in the corporate media

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Congratulations to the three of you. You did a kick ass job .

May legacy media keep screwing themselves and their future in the most distasteful ways imaginable 🙏🏽

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Congratulations! Just remember Matt to declare the $100K as income: I read somewhere the IRS can be persnickety sometimes...

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