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Our blogs are written by a team of skilled writers led by Not Fake News/Lean to the Left founder, editor and publisher, Bob Gatty.

Our writers, all volunteers, provide insight and to-the-point commentary about important developments in todays news. They come from many disciplines, including journalism, academia, business, law, and more.


We welcome your comments about our blogs. Just use the comment box at the end of each article.

If you have something to say and would like to join our editorial team, please contact Bob at


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Mark Bello is an attorney, civil justice advocate, award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series who draws upon 42 years of courtroom experience, a passion for justice, and his creative writing style to pen captivating novels for his readers and hard-hitting commentaries on controversies in the news.

Bello was one of the first attorneys to sue the Catholic Church over sexual abuse by clergy, an experience that inspired his debut novel, Betrayal of Faith. Through his “ripped from the headlines” novels, he takes readers deep into the courtroom fights to protect our most precious rights and gives us a front-row glimpse into what victims face when standing up for justice. His sixth novel, Supreme Betrayal, was released on April 1, 2021.

In his books, articles, and blogs at, Bello calls out abuses of power as he empowers readers, the media, and ordinary citizens to fight for their rights as guaranteed under the Constitution.

For more information, visit Mark is host of the Justice Counts podcast, co-hosted by Bob Gatty of Lean to the Left.


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Stacy Fitzgerald is a full-time marketing and communications pro and part-time freelance writer using her considerable experience in living while black to engage in conscious storytelling. 


She enjoys politics, traveling, reading, wine and dogs and abhors arrogance, aggressiveness and anything fake. 


When she’s not working or writing, she also loves spending time with her family and practicing her considerable sarcasm skills. (Editor's Note: She doesn't need much practice.)

Sarcastic or not, Stacy was a major contributor to our book, Hijacked Nation: Donald Trump's Attack on America's Greatness.


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Dr. Pamela Gurley is a writer, author, speaker, podcaster, journalist, and activist, who unapologetically lives her life to its fullest. She does not shy away from difficult conversation and pushes past social constructs. She came to our attention as a guest on our Lean to the Left podcast in which she describes her efforts to empower Black women and children.


Her 25-year career includes 14 years as civil servant working for the United States Federal Government across the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Department of the Army, Department of Defense, Department of State, and the Merit Systems Protection Board.  She resigned on November 7, 2020, to become a full-time entrepreneur.


She is a retired United States Army Veteran and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master’s in Health Service Administration, and a Doctorate in Management.


For more information, visit


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Arthur Hill is a retired journalist and corporate communications professional.


He began his career in journalism with Time magazine. His experience since then includes several years as a legislative aide and speechwriter for a U.S. senator, a Washington correspondent for several magazines, a producer of a syndicated sports TV show, and a member of the Corporate Communications Department at a major federal agency. 


Since his retirement, he has been the editor of a small community publication — fulfilling a lifelong dream. He also co-authored his first book, “A Sizable Number of Miracles,” scheduled to be published in April. He lives with his wife, Sherry, and their dog, Muddy, in St. James, North Carolina.

Arthur has a special interest in uncovering and writing about the various scams that victimize so many people, including the elderly.


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Jeremy Holland is a sociology professor at Horry-Georgetown Technical College. His research interests include social movements, economics, discourse analysis, and political ideology. He holds a PhD in applied linguistics from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom and a master's degree in sociology from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. 


Holland has published articles about social movements and language in academic journals including Discourse & Society and Semiotica. He recently was a guest on The Lean to the Left Podcast to discuss the drive for student loan and other debt forgiveness.


In his leisure time, he enjoys playing video games with his two boys, hiking in South Carolina's beautiful State Parks, and painting on wood with acrylics. 


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A native of Chicago, Susan earned a BS degree in Medical Technology from Northern Illinois University and held laboratory positions in Valdosta and Savannah, GA, Baltimore/DC and Dallas, TX before landing in the San Francisco area with a global company that sells clinical laboratory equipment and test kits.


She held training positions there and then worked in England as Regional Product Manager before returning to California in a management position in a global product support group. Susan took early retirement after 18 years with the company.  

Susan moved to Conway, SC in January 2017 where she volunteers at the American Red Cross donor center and manages volunteer scheduling. She volunteers with the Horry County Democratic Party, using her computer, writing, training and organizational skills to support Party efforts.


Susan was a major contributor to our book, Hijacked Nation: Donald Trump's Attack on America's Greatness.


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Eileen Powell is currently a freelance writer living in Marion, SC. She is a native of New York State, moving to the south more than thirty years ago. 

She received her bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Fredonia, NY and an MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University in 2013. She taught HS English in Marion County Schools before taking a position with Coker University as an Adjunct Professor from 2013 to 2020.

Eileen is known affectionately (maybe not by everyone) in her community as the opinionated Yankee liberal.  She rather enjoys the title having worked hard to earn it by writing countless letters to the editors of the local papers in support of Democrat office holders, candidates and ideals.


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Robert Thompson is a visionary in the realm of progressive media, founding Peach News Now several years ago.  The media platform transcends traditional boundaries to bring news and perspectives to the forefront via radio, social media, podcasts, and more.

He is a native of South Georgia, where he completed undergraduate studies in information systems at Georgia Southwestern. Relocating to Metro Atlanta, he continued his graduate studies at Kennesaw State University and gave back to several schools by teaching college IT courses part time. 


This abruptly ended several years ago mostly due to conservative political pressure so Robert decided to switch gears and start Peach News Now.

For more information, visit


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Chris is from Upstate New York. He has earned degrees in English and Political Science from the University of New York. For almost 30 years, he taught in Schenectady, NY as an English and Special Education teacher. He has continued his career as an educator, currently as an adjunct instructor at Horry Georgetown Technical College.


Always active in politics, Chris has served as a poll reporter and worked on the campaigns of NYS Representative Paul Tonko as well as several local elections. He assisted the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama with “Get Out the Vote” efforts, passing out leaflets, making phone calls and seeking campaign contributions. He continues to be active in politics, supporting local state and national Democratic candidates. 

With Bob Gatty, Chris is co-author of the two-volume book Hijacked Nation-Donald Trump's Attack on America's Greatness.

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