I came across the oddest thing yesterday: A group of conservative opinion/news sites engaged with an aggregator site that is raising money for Black Lives Matter.
That aggregator site calls itself Mixi.Media, and at least pretends to be an aggregator specializing in promoting conservative viewpoints. It offers traffic-exchanging partnerships for blogs and websites that sign up and execute a reciprocal advertising agreement.
If you go to Mixi.Media’s home page you will see that it looks like a typical news aggregator site, providing logos of its partners (and non-partners as well) and links to their articles. If you establish a login ID with the site, you are immediately taken to a page at which you can sign up as a traffic-sharing partner. Mixi.Media will then send you a widget to install on your own landing page. All of that is fine and very typical of how these things work.
If you go to one of their active partner sites – I’m just going to use RealClearPolitics as an example – you will find links to Mixi.Media’s content laid out under a head that reads “From Our Partners.” If you click on one of the links, it takes you to Mixi.Media, from which you can then click on the relevant story you’re actually looking for.
So, again, nothing unusual there.
But here’s what is unusual and a very odd thing for conservative sites like National Review, ZeroHedge, the Epoch Times and others to be partnering with: If you look carefully at the Mixi.Media landing page, you will find a black fist in the lower left-hand corner, as seen in this screen shot:
Guess what happens if you click on that black fist? You land at the donations page for the Marxist Democrat Party support group, Black Lives Matter.
Doesn’t it seem odd to you that a news aggregator site that claims to specialize in spreading the “conservative” message also wants you to donate money to a domestic terror organization that has played such a huge role in organizing and carrying out all the carefully-staged riots and tearing-down of monuments over the past five weeks? It sure seems odd to me. Not to mention more than a little insidious.
To be clear, my assumption here is that these conservative sites have been duped. They’re all bigger sites who have employees whose job it is to find and execute these traffic-sharing deals with aggregators like Mixi.Media, and who probably don’t do a lot of monitoring of those sites once the agreements have been executed.
My hope in writing this is that someone at those conservative sites might see it and re-think their relationships with this particular aggregator. Or not, if they really do support BLM. Rampant virtue-signaling does seem to be all the rage these days, after all.
Regular readers here will know that I have long been an advocate of Whatfinger.com, which really does specialize in promoting conservative viewpoints. Whatfinger is most likely the most prolific conservative news aggregator in existence today, and you won’t find those guys trying to raise money for the domestic terror arms of the Democrat Party.
If these conservative sites that have likely been unwittingly supporting BLM through Mixi.Media want to generate some real traffic, they might want to get in touch with the patriots who run Whatfinger. Because being a part of the scam you’re in – even if you’ve been duped – is just not a good look at all.
Whatfinger’s editors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. This isn’t hard, folks.
That is all.
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