I’m not in a good mood today. After spending hours working with our engineers of color to fix the AT flagging system after Russian hackers infiltrated the site, I went over to Forbes magazine to enjoy some accredited news with my morning soy latte. When I browsed to the Forbes website, I couldn’t believe my eyes – they had released the 2017 most influential names in media, and guess what? None of the AT staff were on it! After a year of tirelessly covering current affairs from a progressive viewpoint, developing award-winning flagging and fact checking systems, conducting the only interview with PropOrNot and providing exclusive coverage of the Guinea elections, Forbes has simply ignored all of our hard work and excluded us from their list!
I just can’t believe it! We work so hard at the AT and we don’t even get recognition. Sure, we’re an up and coming news site, and don’t have Russian click farms to boost our views into the millions like Paul Joseph Watson and the alt right fake news media. But neither do most of the other people on the list! Take Jacob Tobia for example, a proud transgender, who is little known compared to someone like Lauren Southern:
Xe got accreditation, despite having no significant reach compared to most of the alt right’s fake news media stars, but yet the Accredited Times writers didn’t! Why not??
I want Forbes to include the following journalists on their list RTFN (Right the fuck now)!
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