Skip to comments.Soros-funded group urges media run by government (Free Press)
Posted on 05/20/2010 8:12:42 AM PDT by opentalk
Marxist-led study has close ties to Obama White House officials
NEW YORK A George Soros-funded, Marxist-founded organization calling itself Free Press has published a study advocating the development of a world class government-run media system in the U.S.
A newly released book, meanwhile, documents Free Press has close ties to top Obama administration officials.
The need has never been greater for a world-class public media system in America, begins a 48-page document, New Public Media: A Plan for Action, by the far-left Free Press organization.
Commercial medias economic tailspin has pushed public media to the center of the debate over the future of journalism and the media, presenting the greatest opportunity yet to reinvigorate and re-envision the modern U.S. public media system, argued the Free Press document, which was reviewed by WND.
The Free Press study urges the creation of a trust fund largely supported by new fees and taxes on advertising and the private media to jump start the founding of a massive government-run public media system that will ultimately become self-sufficient.
We believe local news reporting should become one of public medias top priorities, said Free Press Managing Director Craig Aaron, one of the papers co-authors.
We should redeploy and redouble our resources to keep a watchful eye on the powerful and to reliably examine the vital issues that most Americans cant follow closely on their own, Aaron stated.
Free Press is a well-known advocate of government intervention in the Internet.
..A new book, The Manchurian President, documents the founder of the Free Press, Robert W. McChesney, is an avowed Marxist who has recommended capitalism be dismantled.
Soros and his ilk can go BACK to hell where they belong.
My aren't the Progressive Fascists c clever in how they choose the names for their groups. Simply pick the opposite of what they really want.
That’s from 1984—Newspeak.
CRISIS AND OPPORTUNITY...........................................
FUNDING A PUBLIC MEDIA TRUST ................................................
PART THREE: LEADERSHIP, DIVERSITY AND EXPANSION
PART FOUR: LEARNING FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
Difference between us and Progressives. We read 1984 as a warning, Progressives read it as a training manual
You’re right! I’d not seen the movie till this w/e—the original is hard to come by but dh found it on ebay.
How does that differ from what we have now?
Good point, sounds like GE
So, installation of the U.S. version of Pravda???
Also sounds like a move to keep liberal media in business as they lose ratings and money.
Air America eventually went bankrupt - Sore@ss is trying to prevent the same from happening to the Lame Stream media perhaps?
I guess I should have added a “/s” to my posting....
Free Press was launched in late 2002 by media scholar Robert W. McChesney, journalist John Nichols and Josh Silver, our executive director. Today, Free Press is the largest media reform organization in the United States, with nearly half-a-million activists and members and a full-time staff of more than 30 based in our offices in Washington, D.C., and Florence, Mass.
President and CEO Josh Silver co-founded Free Press with Robert W. McChesney in 2002.
Chief Operating Officer Kimberly Longey
Managing Director Craig Aaron leads all Free Press program, advocacy, and public education work
Associate Development Director Carrie Cuthbert served for over eight years as founding co-director of the Women’s Rights Network
Media Coordinator Jenn Ettinger was a media and communications specialist at Campaign for Americas Future and worked as an assistant account executive at Rubenstein Communications.
Campaign Director Timothy Karr served as executive director of MediaChannel.org and vice president of Globalvision New Media and the Globalvision News Network. He has also worked extensively as an editor, reporter and photojournalist for the Associated Press, Time Inc., New York Times and Australia Consolidated Press.
Communications Director Liz Rose served as a public affairs officer at the Labor Department under Secretary Robert Reich. Liz worked on Capitol Hill, first as the press secretary for Rep. Thomas J. Downey (D-N.Y.) and then for Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, IV (D-W.Va.).
Policy Director Ben Scott worked as a legislative fellow handling telecommunications policy for Rep. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Editor Holiday Shapiro worked in broadcasting at CBS News
Policy Counsel Aparna Sridhar clerked for the Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Government Relations Manager Joe Torres worked as deputy director of communications and media policy at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Research Director S. Derek Turner was a research fellow on our staff and authored articles in publications such as Business Week and Salon.com.
Media Coordinator Moira Vahey was deputy press secretary for the Democratic Leadership Council. Prior to that, she was a press intern in the office of Sen. Barack Obama and a staff member for the Obama for America presidential campaign
New Public Media: A Plan for Action
Free Press is calling for a $50 billion Public Media Trust Fund to underwrite the creation of new jobs for journalists and the use of the existing federal AmeriCorps program to include journalistic activities as part of its mission in the form of journalism positions and journalism projects. AmeriCorps is a federally-funded national and community service agency.
The group is also urging a direct federal bailout of liberal media institutions, declaring that The Department of Labor could design a program aimed at keeping reporters employed at existing news organizations or at new outlets.
Remember that Soros admited in his book to identifying Jews in his town in Hungary for teh Nazis. He’s a Nazi sympathizer. He has never believed in freedom — not then, not now.
- Kagan, Sunstein and Obama have all attacked free speech in favor of regulation. They have an agenda and stacking the courts seems to be part of it.
Good one, MNJohnnie.