Great job, everyone. You put us over the top! Thanks so much for your help.

We're ironing out the last wrinkles of the new NewsBusters site, and we expect it to go live soon. We'll make sure to keep everyone updated with the progress.

Again, thank you all for your support. We really cannot do this without you. Our dedicated readership is what keeps this site running, and allows us to upgrade to meet unprecedented demand.

Hey NBers, I know these fundraising asks are getting old, but when this new site goes live, there won't be any doubt that all our efforts were worth it.

In that spirit, I'm asking you today to help put us over the top in our effort raise enough money to do the new site justice. Our readers deserve nothing but the best, and we're determined to give it to them. But we need your help.

We're making some great progress in our effort upgrade and improve the NewsBusters site. We've exceeded two thirds of our $30,000 goal. I'll tell you what: if we can reach $25,000 today, these annoying donation requests will end - at least for a while!

Make sure you take a look at all of the great features we will be putting in place. It's really going to improve the quality of the product NewsBusters delivers daily. We're even putting a whole new blog, NB Extra, in motion!

Great job, NBers! We're now well past the halfway point in our fundraising effort. As of my writing this, we've raised $18,247 of the $30,000 we need to upgrade and improve the NB site.

In the five years since we launched, NewsBusters has really taken off. Many of you have been with us for a long time now, and have helped us in our growth. This redesign is the next step on our upward trajectory. With your help, we will continue meeting unprecedented demand, and informing the nation of the specter of liberal media bias.

Are you a "NewsBusted" fan? You ARE? Wonderful! Then you probably know our friend Jodi Miller. Jodi has one simple request to make: please make a generous tax-deductible contribution to NewsBusters so we can upgrade and improve the site to meet record-breaking demand.

With help from Jodi and all of you, NewsBusters has become one of the most prominent center-right blogs on the Web. Give yourself a pat on the back for that one.

NewsBusters associate editor Noel Sheppard was a guest on Glenn Beck's radio program today to discuss liberal MSNBC pundit and radio host Ed Schultz.

Noel and Glenn covered a few NewsBusters posts on Schultz's more outlandish statements, including his lamentation that he could not cheat in the Massachusetts special election that landed Scott Brown in Washington, his use of former vice president Dick Cheney's heart attack to push Democrats' health care overhaul, and his claim that "Republicans want to see you dead!"

Make sure to check out the full audio below the fold provided by our friends at The Right Scoop. Congrats to Noel, and thanks to Glenn for having him.

As requested by numerous NewsBusters readers, we have just opened up a new store where you can buy NB-branded merchandise. We have clothing, books, and specialty items like our Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann doormats. There's something for everyone, so stop by and get some early holiday shopping done.

We did it! Thanks to your generous donations, we have now met our fund-raising goal for server improvements and expenses. In less than 2 weeks we managed to raise over $30,000.

Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who chipped in!

Thanks to everyone's efforts, we are now over the $20,000 mark, just $10k more to go! Please help support our effort to upgrade NB's servers by helping put us over the finish line.

A multitude of organizations, hundreds of thousands of individuals join together to defend the First Amendment from a reinstatement of the so-called "Fairness" Doctrine

Editor's Note: You too can join the Free Speech Alliance.  Click here and sign the petition, and stand at the ready for whenever any liberal again threatens the First Amendment with talk of reinstating the Censorship Doctrine.   

Free Speech Alliance | Media Research Center
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The Media Research Center today officially announced the Free Speech Alliance, a gathering of a multitude of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individual citizens dedicated to ensuring that the Censorship Doctrine, mis-named the "Fairness" Doctrine, is never again reinstated.

The Free Speech Alliance member organizations are themselves engaged in a wide array of issues, but they all recognize the preeminent importance of defending the First Amendment and protecting free speech from government censorship, a fundamental Constitutional safeguard.

The Free Speech Alliance member organizations thus far:

What a disgraceful display of media malice in response to the Gov. Palin announcement. The Governor is a remarkable, genteel and upstanding woman, yet the press went right into the gutter in response to Sen. McCain's selection of her to be Vice President.

We're back up. A network connection switch to our servers broke which caused them to be unreachable. The machines themselves were unaffected. The problem is nothing to do with the domain issue earlier, fyi. Consider this today's open thread.