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Heinz Foundation Bankrolled Group Protesting Bush 9/11 Ads ^

Posted on 03/07/2004 6:25:25 AM PST by MNJohnnie

Well isn't this intresting. The "objective news media" supposed 9-11 surviors protesting Bush's ads are actually anti-war stooges financed by John Kerry's wife. Please take a moment and vist the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC etc to email the Omsbudsman, the Publisher, the News Editor and demand to know why they allowed clearly partisan advocates of Kerry's Presidential Campaign were presented on their "News" programs with no reference to their ties to the Kerry camp. We absolutely must demand the "News Media" be held accountable for their free advertising for the Kerry camp.

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1 posted on 03/07/2004 6:25:26 AM PST by MNJohnnie
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To: MNJohnnie
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2 posted on 03/07/2004 6:38:03 AM PST by Lokibob (All typos and spelling errors are mine and copyrighted!!!!)
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To: MNJohnnie
Saturday, March 6, 2004 12:08 p.m. EST
Heinz Foundation Bankrolled Group Protesting Bush 9/11 Ads

The group Peaceful Tomorrows, which bills itself as an independent group of 9/11 victim families and whose members have led the charge to force the Bush re-election campaign to yank ads citing the Twin Towers attacks, has direct financial ties to the Heinz Foundation, the charitable trust administered by the wife of likely Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.

On its Web site, Peaceful Tomorrows identifies itself as "a project of the Tides Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization."

A December 2003 report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review detailed the financial relationship between the Tides Center and the charitable foundation controlled by Mrs. Heinz Kerry:

"Known as the Tides Center for Pennsylvania, formerly the Tides Center for Western Pennsylvania, it is a creation of the Tides Foundation and Center, headquartered in San Francisco, and two Pennsylvania-based foundations ? the Vira Heinz Endowment and the Howard Heinz Endowment ? chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry."

According to the Tribune-Review, Mrs. Heinz Kerry funneled millions of dollars into the parent group of Peaceful Tomorrows:

"Between 1995 and 2001, $4.3 million of that money came from the Howard Heinz Endowment. In 2002, it and the Vira Heinz Endowment blessed The Tides Center, a San Francisco spin-off of the Tides Foundation, with another $190,000 while the two endowments gave $1.6 million to the new Tides Center for Western Pennsylvania," the paper revealed.

Though the Tribune-Review report was first unearthed by researchers on within 36 hours of the inception of the Bush ad controversy, the mainstream press has been slow to pick up on Peaceful Tomorrows' anti-Bush pedigree. The group, for instance, has long been active in opposing U.S. involvement in Iraq.

Still, PT's political portfolio escaped the notice of the Washington Post, which described the group as "nonpartisan" on Thursday.

Other mainstream outlets repeatedly quoted PT members without revealing their anti-Bush agenda.

Comments by PT's leader, Colleen Kelly, have been prominently covered by the Associated Press, the Boston Globe and in dozens of other press reports complaining about the Bush ads. None of the reports mentioned PT's money ties to Heinz Kerry.

Andrew Rice, another prominent member of PT, has been quoted in the New York Times and has appeared on MSNBC, again without a single reference to his group's Heinz Foundation funding.

Besides Peaceful Tomorrows, other Tides grant recipients include the Iraq Peace Fund, which has helped bankroll anti-war marches, and, which featured a campaign ad in November comparing President Bush to Hitler.

3 posted on 03/07/2004 6:40:17 AM PST by Lokibob (All typos and spelling errors are mine and copyrighted!!!!)
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To: dead
ping to dead, WTG!!!!!!
4 posted on 03/07/2004 6:53:05 AM PST by Lokibob (All typos and spelling errors are mine and copyrighted!!!!)
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To: Lokibob
Great! But it does not do Bush much good if all we do is talk to each other about this. We need swarm the News Editors, Publishers and Ombudsmen at the various "Objective News media" outlets with emails and calls to let them know they are caught in a lie. I talk to a lot of journalists and they are not so much liberal as stupid. The Hysteric Left are grand masters at this sort of staged political theater. If enough people pound the "news media" about their willingness in taking part in such a transparent propaganda exercise, you will seem them be a bit more careful about their reporting in the future. Think back a year ago. The "Antiwar" movement was getting all sorts of coverage until enough people contacted the "news media" demanding to know why groups represent less then 1% of the population were getting the bulk of the air time. Journalist, like any other business, are subject to market pressures. Rather then just sneer at Journalists, the Right needs to learn to better fight the Lefts manipulation of the media.
5 posted on 03/07/2004 9:29:21 AM PST by MNJohnnie
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To: MNJohnnie
6 posted on 03/07/2004 9:05:33 PM PST by Prince Charles
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To: MNJohnnie
One thing we CAN DO is make sure HEINZ does not have the profits to give to Theeeereeza Heinz Kerry charities! BOYCOTT Heinz foods! They make Frozen Foods too...Smart Ones, Bagel Bites, ALL Oreda Fry products, Star Kist Tuna, Kibbles and Bits Dog Food, Linda Mc Cartney Frozen Dinners, Budget Gourmet Frozen Dinners....AND Ketsup. Heinz has 59 factories in 22 other countries. BIGGEST factories in FRANCE. Heinz only have 11 factories in the United States! Bring JOBS home KERRY!
7 posted on 03/08/2004 6:58:33 PM PST by charming tail (charmingtail)
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To: MNJohnnie
Nasty John the Waffling French Undertaker, who is behind the atatacks on GWB's 9/11 ad, per both NewsMax & the American Spectator.

Kerry, who is personally endorsed by Yasser Arafat, Haiti's Aristide, Iran's Mullahs, Traitor "Red Jane" Fonda, Kim Jong Il, (& Kim Il Jong), Mugabe, Marxist thug Chavez of Venezuela, Castro of Cuba, & France's Jacques Chirac, is a weapon of mass economic destruction.

He'll destroy the troops in Iraq, the War on Terrorism,

& the U.S. stock market with all his negative talk and whiny-leftist-liberal sour-puss troop-bashing, Bush-bashing, America-bashing talk & self-aggrandizing, ultra-negative sourpuss whiny elitist personality.

8 posted on 03/09/2004 6:31:01 AM PST by FReethesheeples
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9 posted on 03/20/2004 4:23:17 AM PST by risk
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To: Lokibob
They also sponsor other "terrorist groups"....
Tides has also given grant money to the Council for American Islamic Relations. Ostensibly a “Muslim civil rights group,” CAIR is in fact one of the leading anti-anti-terrorism organizations within the Wahhabi Lobby, with links to Hamas. CAIR regularly opposes and demonizes American efforts to fight terrorism, claiming, for instance, that Homeland Security measures are responsible for an undocumented surge in “hate crimes.”
CAIR officials have reason to fight Bush’s anti-terrorism measures: all too many CAIR officials are on the record supporting terrorism. CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad openly stated in 1994, “I am a supporter of the Hamas movement.” Community Affairs Director Bassem K. Khafagi has been arrested for visa and bank fraud. Randall Royer, a Communications Specialist and Civil Rights Coordinator at CAIR, was arrested along with a group of Islamic radicals in Virginia for allegedly planning jihad. CAIR has defended terrorist “charities” shut down by the Bush administration. Every few months some CAIR campus official is arrested for aiding and abetting terrorism.
10 posted on 03/20/2004 4:49:22 AM PST by Grama-J
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To: risk
Thanks for the ping!
11 posted on 03/20/2004 9:10:41 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: charming tail
I'm certainly, absolutely, and unequivocally no fan of Kerry's, but you have to leave the HJ Heinz company out of this. They do have plants overseas to make product to sell overseas. Some are food products we don't have in this country because they're not part of the American diet. For others, it's the cost of transportation. Are you going to make an inexpensive bottle of ketchup in the states and then spend twice as much to send it to Senegal?
12 posted on 10/19/2004 11:17:48 AM PDT by Lighterside
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