A Fox News op-ed asked why we weren’t hearing about Soros’ ties to over 30 newspapers. Good question!
George Soros gave $1.8 million to National Public Radio and jeopardized NPR’s federal funding because of it. Nothing is said, however, of the 30 mainstream news outlets he’s tied to including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC and ABC.
Prominent journalists like ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and former Washington Post editor and now Vice President Len Downie serve on boards of operations that take Soros cash. This despite the Society of Professional Journalists’ ethical code stating: “avoid all conflicts real or perceived,” the Fox opinion piece by Dan Gainor stated.
ProPublica, which recently won its second Pulitzer Prize, initially was given millions of dollars from the Sandler Foundation to “strengthen the progressive infrastructure” – “progressive” being the code word for leftists. In 2010, it also received a two-year contribution of $125,000 each year from the Open Society Foundations.
The ProPublica stories are very left-wing and include attacks on oil companies, gas companies, the health care industry, for-profit schools and more. Hundreds of stories against fracking and the oil industry and the healthcare industry along with articles condemning Guantanamo Bay.
A14-person Journalism Advisory Board, stacked with CNN’s David Gergen and representatives from top newspapers, a former publisher of The Wall Street Journal and the editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster. Several are working journalists, including:
- Jill Abramson, a managing editor of The New York Times;
- Kerry Smith, the senior vice president for editorial quality of ABC News;
- Cynthia A. Tucker, the editor of the editorial page of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
ProPublica is far from the only Soros-funded organization that is stacked with members of the supposedly neutral press.
The Center for Public Integrity is another great example. Its board of directors is filled with working journalists like Amanpour from ABC, right along side blatant liberal media types like Arianna Huffington, of the Huffington Post and now AOL.
Like ProPublica, the CPI board is a veritable Who’s Who of journalism and top media organizations.
The Center for Investigative Reporting follows the same template – important journalists on the board and a leftist editorial agenda. Both the board of directors and the advisory board contain journalists from major news outlets. They include stories on climate change, illegal immigration and the evils of big companies. It counts among its media partners The Washington Post, Salon, CNN and ABC News. CIR received close to $1 million from Open Society from 2003 to 2008.
If you are wondering why we have a corrupt media and are being eaten alive by hard-left mania, this is one good reason.
It doesn’t stop there.
Soros, who spent $27 million trying to defeat President Bush in 2004 and who tried to buy this election, is tied to voting machines and just about every lawsuit contesting state voter ID laws and protecting illegal immigrants. He’s also connected to most of the riots and protests by the hard-left, many of which are violent. People somehow don’t see the danger in this.
The Media Research Centers Business & Media Institute, in looking into Soros, has found that Soros has spent over $48 million funding media organizations and intends to remake the entire global economy.
He’s a madman who has referred to himself as some king of god and he hates the USA.