Hey folks. I have to tell you: back in the early ‘80s when I spent three years at the Ryerson School of Journalism, one subject that was never touched upon was the idea of how to cope with physical violence while practising journalism.
Oh sure, if you got a gig as a war correspondent and you were dispatched to a war zone, you might end up as collateral damage.
But back in the days of big hair and leg warmers, the idea that you could be physically attacked in the public square simply for reporting the news was unheard of, because it never really happened.
But that was then and this is now.
Thanks perhaps to the infiltration of Marxism in academia, today’s social justice warriors think nothing of acting out with physical violence if they don’t like their narrative. It’s outrageous, it’s illegal, and it is a travesty that certain goons think this acceptable behaviour.
That’s why we started the website JournalistDefenceFund.com.
Because we aren’t members of the Media Party who silently support such attacks on free speech, we need bodyguards when we cover certain assignments that attract the likes of Antifa or other violent far-left groups.
And you know something, folks? You have come through for us yet again. You have donated and we needed your support. These invoices from our security company total $15,000, and you can see for yourself. We've included our invoices for security at the bottom of this very page.
And because I’ve probably been the biggest user of our security services, I want to thank you, one and all, for your continued generosity, especially in these trying times.
And if you haven’t had a chance to contribute to our Journalist Defence Fund and you are in a position to do so, by all means visit JournalistDefenceFund.com and make a donation.
Thank you once again for your continued support as we endeavour to bring you the other side of the story – even if there are nefarious forces afoot that want to prevent us from doing so.