By Mike Zonta, OccupySF.net co-editor
July 29, 2020
TYT (The Young Turks), a progressive online news outlet has apparently given its email list to the Biden campaign. In response to my attempt to verify whether TYT is coordinating with the Biden campaign, TYT responded:
July 29, 2020
Thank you for reaching out to us about your concerns. We often collaborate with others in order to achieve our shared goals. We value diversity of thought and are acutely aware of the reality that sometimes we have to make difficult decisions to help us move forward even when our options are not ideal. It is no secret that we believe Trump is currently one of the gravest threats to America, as well as not having policies like Medicare for All, Green New Deal, and Police Reform, to name a few. As a result, we are committed to working only with those who are our best options for moving forward.
Your voice is important to our progressive movement. Naturally, we will never please 100% of our supporters 100% of the time, and that is honestly a difficult position to be in both professionally and personally. We understand if you disagree with some of our decisions or opinions. There are things we will agree on, and things we disagree on. There are times when we’ll change your mind, and times when you will change ours. We sincerely value that aspect of being progressive and hope you will continue to stick around and be part of our growing TYT community.
Thank you for caring enough to get involved, be informed, and interact with all of us so that together we can help heal the world.