Skip to comments.Annenberg Foundation - FactCheck's primary fund source is a large contributor to gun control lobby
Posted on 09/24/2008 10:43:48 AM PDT by tiniyo
FactCheck supposedly exists to look beyond a politicians claims. Ironically, in its analysis of NRA materials on Barack Obama, these so-called FactCheckers use the election year campaign rhetoric of a presidential candidate and a verbal claim by one of the most zealous gun control supporters in Congress to refute facts compiled by NRAs research of vote records and review of legislative language.
There's another possible explanation behind FactChecks positions. Just last year, FactChecks primary funding source, the Annenberg Foundation, also gave $50,000 to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence for efforts to reduce gun violence by educating the public and by enacting and enforcing regulations governing the gun industry. Annenberg made a similar grant for $100,000 in 2005. (source)
Regardless of the cause, its clear that while FactCheck swoons over a politicians rhetoric, NRA prefers to look at the more mundane details - like how that politician voted on a bill and what kind of impact that legislation had or may have had on law-abiding gun owners.
Someone should look up the party registration of the people who work at FactCheck.
I will grant you that FactCheck is not as hopeless as the NY Slimes, but no way is it free of RAT bias.
Who would've guessed this?
See also the Joyce Foundation. Obama was on the board of directors between 1998 and 2001.
Here’s a few of their big grant recipients...
Violence Policy Center
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Mayors Fund to Advance New York City
The Annenberg Foundation gives big dollars to NPR also.
I probably still don't know the whole truth of that matter, but I guess NRA is the only gun lobby that has any real clout in Washington so I may join up again.
I have been a NRA member for 26 years. They are really putting the anti-gun record of Obama out in a large volume of radio ads here in Colorado. I have heard several on the radio today.