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The Biden Riots Have Started and We're Here to Bring You the Facts

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Posted: Jan 25, 2021 10:45 PM
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The Biden Riots Have Started and We're Here to Bring You the Facts

Source: AP Photo/Matt Slocum

I’m about to jump on another flight to cover another Leftist riot.

Thanks to our VIP members, that makes TWENTY.

Twenty flights since the beginning of the riots back in May 2020. I have been on the ground reporting the facts at almost every major riot and protest that has rocked our nation.

From Minneapolis to CHAZ to Kenosha to Portland to Louisville, I have certainly seen it all.

In fact, I'm writing this letter on a flight to another hotspot. Because of the direct support through a Townhall VIP membership from our readers, we were one of the leading news outlets to get you the facts of what was happening on the ground that the mainstream media did not want you to know.

It is dangerous work that requires long hours and a “keep your head on a swivel” mentality. It is taxing on the mind, body, and spirit, but I know it’s important because so many in the media are not willing to take on such a challenge or report honestly about this growing trend of Leftist rioting and violence.

That said, this type of work is not cheap. As I mentioned before, twenty flights in about eight months. And it’s not like we are able to plan the flights weeks in advance as I often leave within 24 hours of an incident, sometimes to the other side of the United States the same day. Not to mention all the money that is required for hotels, Ubers, trains, food, and sometimes rental cars.

Riot gear to help keep me safe is another expense that is not exactly low cost. Everything from bullet-resistant vests to gas masks to filters for those gas masks adds up.

Thanks to our VIP members, I hopefully won’t end up with any more souvenirs like this one from Minneapolis.\

In all honesty, I mistakenly believed the riots would be mostly over when Joe Biden became president, but as places like Portland have shown us, groups like Antifa are just getting started.

That is why I am reaching out to ask you to join our VIP program. I understand riots are not the only things that have been troubling the country, but without our VIP subscribers, none of our past vital reporting would have been possible.

Our reporting is critical to explaining the situation on the ground. Enough so that Fox News often has me on to add context to the video I’ve captured.

I am grateful for your support as it only drives me to report the facts on whatever crazy situation I find myself in. By becoming a VIP member, you not only directly support this real reporting, but you also get access to my members-only articles with video from different riots and protests and a whole host of exclusive content from my talented coworkers.

I can’t make any promises on what these next few years will look like or if the unrest will stop anytime soon. What I can promise you is that by becoming a VIP member, your money goes directly toward funding the desperately needed honest journalism that you and our country deserve.

Onwards and upwards,

Julio