The newest news organization in Alaska that fakes its neutrality, the Alaska Beacon, has just launched a podcast dedicated solely to the topic of saving abortion rights as they exist today in Alaska. It’s called “Private Right,” and it has a point of view that is decidedly Left.
The first episode focuses on the dangers of a constitutional convention, which the podcast host, Lisa Phu, suggests could be used to curb the current abortion law, which has no real boundaries. Alaska’s Supreme Court has interpreted the Alaska Constitution’s right to privacy to extend to women, but not unborn children, all the way up to the moment of birth. In Alaska, it’s “anything goes” for any stage of gestation.
“Alaska Beacon is an independent, nonpartisan news organization focused on connecting Alaskans to their state government,” Alaska Beacon describes itself. It launched in the spring, funded by the same funders who pay for many of the liberal and progressive campaigns in Alaska, such as ranked choice voting, Forrest Dunbar for mayor, and numerous current Democrat candidates.
The Alaska Beacon is part of the States Newsroom, which is a fake neutral political organization that is ideologically driven and backed by some of the biggest names in dark money in politics, including the Arabella Advisors, the Hopewell Fund, and others who have given to the nonprofit.
Nearly all mainstream media now use Alaska Beacon reports as a staple of their news product, and that includes public broadcasting stations, AM and FM radio, and newspapers around Alaska. The Alaska Beacon has become a news service that shapes the narrative and delivers — for free — content to struggling media operators who can no longer afford their own staff.
One of the States Newsroom’s pillar projects is called “The Big Lie,” documenting a political belief that divides many Americans — whether or not Joe Biden legitimately won the 2022 election.
The mothership of the Alaska Beacon considers it a lie that Biden did not win the election and seeks to document questions about the election in the framework of “baseless conspiracy theories without evidence.”