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In March 2013, Mehdi Hasan, Huffington Post UK’s political director, asked us on Twitter:
‘Sorry, in which world is it acceptable for employees to publicly attack or critique their employers? Do you guys not have bosses?’
We replied: ‘No, we don’t have bosses, owners, oligarchs, advertisers, or wealthy philanthropist donors. We’re independent. How about you?’
We have never charged for our media alerts and cogitations, and have never taken money from advertisers. Naive, impossible, daft-as-a-brush though this anti-business plan may seem, we’ve managed to work this way since 2001.We’re able to keep writing from a completely independent perspective solely thanks to donations. So a sincere thank you for letting us commit ourselves full-time to this work.
David Cromwell and David Edwards