Hello, ZachNews is ending the dream that kept me alive through the toughest moments of my life.
But for reasons stated below (Click Link Below For More Information), I have decided to slowly give up and retire ZachNews in the upcoming months or years.
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Between now and the final day of ZachNews, the following actions will be occuring to ZachNews.
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– ZachNews will no longer be reporting or posting about the City of Needles; including no more live broadcasts and recordings of meetings.
Despite years of reporting on what really occurs during the meetings, years of posting to YouTube when the City of Needles thought it was worth it, and years of broadcast live the meetings so the community can watch and get involved even when they are unable to make the meetings due to work, school and family, ZachNews gets no credited for the years of work and instead give that credit to other people and news outlets, as well as some officials falsely accusing ZachNews for only reporting bad news and no anything the City of Needles is doing for the community.
ZachNews has reported on the bad and good that occurs in the community, but when officials don’t want to contact ZachNews about “good news” or even alert ZachNews about something important that these officials want the community to know about, maybe they should take responsibility for their not taking any actions instead of blaming ZachNews.
– ZachNews isn’t going to report on breaking news that ZachNews doesn’t have any notification or information about that breaking news.
Because ZachNews is the last to get any notifications on breaking news, and because of censorship tactics and threats by local law enforcement just because of reporting on breaking news, law enforcement to prevent and block ZachNews from reporting on that breaking news, ZachNews is unable to report on those breaking news.
Other local news outlets get to report from the scene of police incidents (Shootings and SWAT standoffs), incidents along highways and interstates (crashes and fires), and protests and walks along highways and interstates without any harassment or threats of arrest, including close up to the situation and along wet highways and interstates; but not if it’s ZachNews and I get all of the harassment and threats of arrest, even if I am wearing a vest like the other local news outlets have on and I get promise to be there by their boss in law enforcement.
– ZachNews will no longer be reporting or posting about local crimes in Needles, California that law enforcement refused to provide ZachNews with information or prevent, censor or block ZachNews from reporting.
Because of the lack of transparency and providing information to ZachNews regarding criminal related incidents, as well as lying to ZachNews about incidents that really did occur in the community including witnessed by local residents, and preventing, censoring or blocking ZachNews from reporting on crime incidents that other news outlets get to in other small communities and cities, ZachNews is unable to report on local crimes.
Some crimes outside the Needles, California that do provide information and allow ZachNews to report on will still be reported on ZachNews.
– ZachNews will no longer be reporting or posting about local events in Needles, California that organizers refused to provide ZachNews with information or prevent, censor or block ZachNews from reporting.
Because of providing information to ZachNews regarding local events including local events from the City of Needles and from some local community boards, group, association and chamber, as well as preventing, censoring or blocking ZachNews from reporting on those local events that other news outlets get to locally, ZachNews is unable to report on local events.
Some events outside the Needles, California that do provide information and allow ZachNews to report on will still be reported on ZachNews.
– ZachNews will continue to post pictures and videos with watermarks because credit isn’t being due for the work ZachNews did, instead some people including some officials and journalists getting the credit for ZachNews’ pictures and videos.
– ZachNews will be limiting live broadcasts because of wrongful attacks by bad people with no help or even support by Facebook and YouTube; Facebook and YouTube allows the wrongful attacks to occur, including fake flagging and removals on content they allow local news outlets as well as local officials and local community boards, group, association and chamber to be allowed to post without any harassment and false flags and removals.
All harassments and false flags and removals, including false flags for music in the background at an event ZachNews attended and posted but the other local news outlets don’t get flagged for music in the background at the same event they are also attending; Facebook and YouTube are reckless and selective in their enforcement of their rules; allowing some to break their rules that they punishment many of their users for.
– ZachNews will continue to have phone service, but limited due to financial issues.
Email and messaging through either at our phone number or using Facebook Messenger are still open; those contacts have never changed and have always been open for people to contact ZachNews but sadly many people don’t want to contact ZachNews for breaking news, upcoming events or for other newsworthy information and details, and instead spam mainly junk emails, scam emails and even hateful, slandering and threatening emails which as stated on the Contact ZachNews page will document, contact law enforcement and even post publicly, including phone calls that are hateful, slandering and threatening calls and voice messages.
– Because some people want to abuse the comment section to post spam, post fake news, and post slander, hate and threats about ZachNews in the comments section especially on certain top news post, ZachNews will restrict comment sections on certain news posts, but this can be either temporary or permanently.
I did so much to get to where I am, I’ve sacrificed and put so much money and health into this free independent news service, but yet I get torn down, trashed, slandered and attacked by people who only want the bias news to get everything no matter how corrupt and criminal background they have that people say they wouldn’t support if it was anybody else; if you don’t support fake, bias and corrupt news, then why are you supporting those fake, bias and corrupt news that attacked ZachNews for years because those fake, bias and corrupt news got caught in the act of being dishonest, bias, and committing crimes that isn’t real journalism.
Morals, ethics, values, standers, respect, honesty, hard work, dedication and sacrifices in journalism is dead, and has been replaced as well as awarded with more followers, me ney and awards what is the opposite; from fake and bias news to slandering innocent people because you got caught in the act of a crime and abuse of your press credentials, and even using dirty tactics to hurt ZachNews and causing harm to prevent anybody ZachNews from doing anything regarding news or even just living my life.
If this is what people want journalism to be – bias, corrupt and run by people who abuse and slander – then I will not change; I rather walk away with my morals, ethics, values, standers, respect, honesty and all of my years of hard work, dedication and sacrifices of being a photojournalist and operating on my own independent news service with me; I will not be bad, dishonest, irresponsible, unprofessional, bias, corrupt, evil and commit crimes as I have witnessed them do onto me, and if people want to support those types to dirty journalism then so be it but I don’t want to hear the hypocrite complaints about how bad the news media is if you allow these local bad news media to slander and attack ZachNews running me out of town to my death.
The dream of ZachNews and even my personal life is dead because of the bad and just evil people, and instead of listening to me or taking action, ignore and allowed the bad behavior and actions to continue for years pushing me to the point of me wanting to end my dream and life; this is the consequence of no action and allowing bad and evil journalism and people who love to hurt innocent people to be free and get everything they want.
I can’t keep fighting for what is right, honest, good, true and real if that is not what people want anymore when they rather support, trusted and even award bad people for their lies, hate, slander and attacks towards ZachNews.
Goodbye Everybody, I Will Miss You and My Dream.
Photojournalist and Owner of ZachNews
January 2010 – January 2023