American Partisan (TAP) announces the following:
THE ONLINE EXPERIMENT CONTINUES
WITH INCREASING SUCCESS! - Online journalism promised
to, if you'll allow me some Marxist paraphrasing, liberate
the means of production and allow everyone an equal
voice. Freed from having to cover the enormous expenses
of distribution, anyone talented enough to put a web
page up could be assured in the fact that their voice
could be heard if anyone else cared to listen.
Of course, online journalism is journalism
regardless of the delivery system and it carries expenses
like hardware, software, hosting, bandwidth and services.
Since we're not Slate we don't have Bill Gates to cover
them for us. TAP has reached what I consider to be a
critical point in its history. The expenses associated
with this enterprise are becoming overly burdensome,
and the expenses have been borne solely by the publisher
in addition to his other ongoing expenses outside of
If you like TAP and want to help make
it work, we'd appreciate your support at whatever level
you feel comfortable with. Very few online operations
are making a successful go at it and the media old guard
don't think we can. We'd like to prove them very wrong.
TAP has set up an account with the
PayPal system, an organization of 15 million people
who use a unique, innovative and completely safe system
to transfer money. How much you give is up to you. Regardless
of how this campaign works, TAP will continue to occupy
what I hope is a unique place on the web: a place where
ideas can be explored and new voices can be heard. If
you decide to donate we thank you for your valuable
support. If you do not donate, don't feel you have to
stop reading the magazine. We want you here regardless.
what will we use the money for? The money will be primarily
used to cover the main expenses of TAP which are hosting
and related charges. If there's enough money left over,
it will be used to upgrade some of the onsite services
software and if this appeal is especially successful
I hope to be able to pay myself and the writers for
their generous contributions of material.
You may even want to be a full-scale
sponsor of the web site and we would certainly appreciate
it. Along with my eternal gratitude and the maintenance
and expansion of TAP, I would also like to acknowledge
you by setting up a page on the web site, listing our
supporters. If you give more than $100 a year, you'll
be listed as a Bronze Sponsor. If you give more than
$500, you'll be listed as a Silver Sponsor and if you
decide to give more than $1,000, you'll be listed as
a Gold sponsor.
To donate money, visit
If you are not an existing PayPal user, you will have
to go through a quick sign-up process.
You can also "subscribe"
to TAP and make regular donations every month using
PayPal. Simply click the button below.
Please note, TAP is not a nonprofit corporation under either
American or Canadian law and therefore any money donated
to TAP is not tax-deductible.
The original text
for this notice was written by Steve Martinovich of
Right, for which we thank him. It has since been
modified by Timothy Rollins.