And, well, Mike Elk needs a vacation:
From his gofundme page:
After covering the Chattanooga Volkswagen labor dispute for the last 6 months — and not really sleeping for the last two months — I am beat and in desperate need of some time in the sun. Alas, as a labor reporter, I can’t actually afford to take a real vacation because most people read my work without actually paying for it.
The reaction is decidedly mixed:
As of this post’s publication, Elk has received $615.00. Not surprising given the incentives he’s offering to prospective donors:
- 'Shame!' Enes Kanter Freedom et al. blister billionaire Warriors part-owner Chamath Palihapitiya for saying he doesn't give a damn about Uyghur genocide [video]
- 'Last hour of the standoff ... it didn't look good.' Rabbi shares terrifying story about how he and others ESCAPED hostage situation at TX synagogue (watch)
Again, all donations up to $500 will be matched by a generous reader. Donations over $50 get a postcard with an original drawing by me, and donations over $100 will get an original Mike Elk drunk dial from a beach.
Plus there’s this: