An error has occurred


WAIT! BEFORE YOU GO about your day, ask yourself: How likely is it that the story you just read would have been produced by a different news outlet if The Intercept hadn’t done it? Consider what the world of media would look like without The Intercept. Who would hold party elites accountable to the values they proclaim to have? How many covert wars, miscarriages of justice, and dystopian technologies would remain hidden if our reporters weren’t on the beat? The kind of reporting we do is essential to democracy, but it is not easy, cheap, or profitable. The Intercept is an independent nonprofit news outlet. We don’t have ads, so we depend on our members — 35,000 and counting — to help us hold the powerful to account. Joining is simple and doesn’t need to cost a lot: You can become a sustaining member for as little as $3 or $6 a month. That’s all it takes to support the journalism you rely on.

$(function() { var experiencePrefix = '2019_article_footer_donation_ask'; var source = 'web_intercept_article_longask'; var htmlElement = document.querySelector('html'); var donateLink = document.getElementById('donate-link'); FLMPiano.setUpResponsiveContainer('#Piano'); htmlElement.className = htmlElement.className + ' loaded'; donateLink.href = FLMPiano.buildUrl(donateLink.href, { source: source }); donateLink.addEventListener('click', function() { FLMPiano.dispatchEventToParent('experience:convert', { experiencePrefix: experiencePrefix }); FLMPiano.trackGAEvent({ eventLabel: 'end-of-article ask: click' }); }); FLMPiano.getCustomVariables().then(function(customVariables) { if (typeof customVariables.referrer_post_id === 'string') { donateLink.href = FLMPiano.buildUrl(donateLink.href, { referrer_post_id: customVariables.referrer_post_id }); } }); });