Posted originally on the CTH on December 13, 2022 | Sundance
Axios has an interesting article today [SEE HERE] about the success of Bari Weiss and her wife Nellie Bowles website launch on the back of the Twitter Files release.
Axios – Bari Weiss, the New York Times columnist turned independent newsletter writer, has hired ten full-time employees and over a dozen contractors to help build her new media company, The Free Press, Weiss told Axios in an interview.
[…] Weiss launched The Free Press last Thursday, four days ahead of schedule, to capitalize on the media coverage around her “Twitter Files” reporting.
In less than a week, The Free Press has accrued more than 105,000 followers on Twitter and its flagship newsletter has added an additional 25,000 free and paid subscribers.
Weiss’ Twitter following itself has exploded in that time, growing from more than 500,000 followers to more than 900,000 in less than a week.
Last year, Marketwatch reported that Weiss made over $800,000 from her newsletter alone, which at the time had 14,000 paid subscribers. The newsletter has more than double that number of paid subscribers today.
According to the latest conservative headlines, TikTok is bad because the social media app tracks users via Chinese servers; billionaire Elon Musk is the savior of all things speech related; Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will be the savior of the Republic for 2024; approved republican candidates are the way forward for the future; and support for Ukraine spending has never been higher.
Ignore that all U.S. social media apps track users on U.S. servers with U.S. government access; not a single Twitter File release has shown the documented activity within the intelligence community portal to the platform; billionaire donors and Wall Street multinational interests are funding DeSantis management and branding efforts; Ukraine funds are cycling back to U.S. politicians; and for some curious reason the voices of the Brazilian people are mysteriously missing from ‘free speech‘ Twitter.