Skip to comments.Does Gates funding of media taint objectivity?
Posted on 02/28/2011 6:14:29 PM PST by FromLori
Did you catch ABC's recent special on an incubator to boost preemie survival in Africa and a new machine to diagnose tuberculosis in the developing world?
Perhaps you saw Ray Suarez's three-part series on poverty and AIDS in Mozambique on the PBS NewsHour. Or listened to Public Radio International's piece on the rationing of kidney dialysis in South Africa.
Beyond their subject matter, these reports have something else in common: They were all bankrolled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Better-known for its battles against global disease, the giant philanthropy has also become a force in journalism.
The foundation's grants to media organizations such as ABC and The Guardian, one of Britain's leading newspapers, raise obvious conflict-of-interest questions: How can reporting be unbiased when a major player holds the purse strings?
But direct funding of media organizations is only one way the world's most powerful foundation influences what the public reads, hears and watches.
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Gates Foundation also has Millennium College Scholarships that anyone can apply for except whites. Open to all else. Disgraceful and is it even legal?
“is it even legal?”
If it is, then any discriminating by private bodies is.
Thats terrible it would seem to me to be discrimination but then who’s going to prosecute Holder?
Oh you mean like government funding??
The law is mixed on race based scholarships. I can’t see how they are legal in this day and age when everything else is so “diverse”.
While the liberals want to tax the rich..they leave out the super rich who establish foundations without paying taxes on the money and then use that money..tax free..to promote their own social ideas.
Truly taxing the rich would eliminate this inheritence tax “loophole” and stop these rich people from having undue influence on our politics.
The Gates Foundation is also well known for funding abortion by giving millions to Planned Parenthood Federation of American, Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada, Planned Parenthood International and the other "family planning" operations all over the world.
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