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Why Don't We Hear About Soros' Ties to Over 30 Major News Organizations?
Fox News ^ | 5/11/11 | Dan Gainor

Posted on 05/12/2011 6:27:16 AM PDT by markomalley

When liberal investor George Soros gave $1.8 million to National Public Radio , it became part of the firestorm of controversy that jeopardized NPR’s federal funding. But that gift only hints at the widespread influence the controversial billionaire has on the mainstream media. Soros, who spent $27 million trying to defeat President Bush in 2004, has ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets – 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.”

This information is part of an upcoming report by the Media Research Centers Business & Media Institute which has been looking into George Soros and his influence on the media.

The investigative reporting start-up ProPublica is a prime example. 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 very liberal. In 2010, it also received a two-year contribution of $125,000 each year from the Open Society Foundations. In case you wonder where that money comes from, the OSF website is www.soros.org. It is a network of more than 30 international foundations, mostly funded by Soros, who has contributed more than $8 billion to those efforts.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: communist; georgesoros; nazicollaborator; newworldorder; npr; oneworldgovernment; opensociety; opensocietyinstitute; smearfinancier; soros; sorosmedia; spookydude

1 posted on 05/12/2011 6:27:18 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Check out his stock holdings.....interesting and shows his monetary power over various forms of media.


2 posted on 05/12/2011 6:30:25 AM PDT by imfrmdixie (A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Eisenhower)
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To: markomalley

I Posted this yesterday.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2718309/posts


3 posted on 05/12/2011 6:30:58 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers!)
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To: markomalley

i hope to hang on long enough to bankrupt Soros (schwartz). May Obama spend ALL of his $1B campaign funds and lose while we’re at it.


4 posted on 05/12/2011 6:32:31 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: markomalley

Between media and political think tanks its hard to say which is worse but combined they’re a global monster.


5 posted on 05/12/2011 6:32:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

The “Modern” News Media has and was influenced by this man and his book:
http://www.amazon.com/Public-Opinion-Walter-Lippmann/dp/1163489557/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1305206471&sr=8-2


6 posted on 05/12/2011 6:33:10 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers!)
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To: markomalley

WE know it, but these Soros-fed organizations won’t publicize it.

One thing I think is sad is that even our media has canonized the Soros media. Rush quotes the mainstream media every day, and even free republic bases our threads first on mainstream media sources. Wouldn’t it be great if we could start a trend of thoroughly avoiding all mention of them?

Why do we need to ever mention these phony “news” sources? Why must we only have these mainstream weenies controlling our debates, etc?


7 posted on 05/12/2011 6:33:37 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: US Navy Vet
Apparently Fox must've changed the title to the story overnight.

From:

Why Don't We Hear About Soros' Ties to Major News Organizations?

To:

Why Don't We Hear About Soros' Ties to Over 30 Major News Organizations?

That's why "search" didn't pick it up.

8 posted on 05/12/2011 6:33:59 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

This guy is as big a threat as Osama bin Laden and should be taken out.

There, I said it.


9 posted on 05/12/2011 6:36:19 AM PDT by right way right
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To: markomalley

Certainly true, but it’s the same reason why Fox News second largest shareholder Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is never mentioned. So you now know why Fox News is slowly going to the left.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 6:36:26 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: markomalley

That’s OK, this story bears repeating long and hard!


11 posted on 05/12/2011 6:38:24 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers!)
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To: Yaelle
Why do we need to ever mention these phony “news” sources?

We can certainly do our own researching and reporting. For instance take a look at the international crisis group board of trustees. Lots of middle eastern meddlers.

Crisis Group's Board of Trustees
12 posted on 05/12/2011 6:43:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley
Soros is a genius—no a super genius.

The average socialist America hating Svengali would apply his assets to A and B in order to influence C.

Soros puts his money instead on the alphabet itself.
Conservative,liberal or other,it doesn't matter because without unerasible documentation nothing exists.
Soros owns key people in the MSM and DNC so what he doesn't
know doesn't exist.

13 posted on 05/12/2011 6:52:31 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("In 2012,the race card is going to make folks say one thing and vote another.")
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To: Happy Rain

He also holds the deed to plenty in the GOP. A few years back his lackeys held both sides of a drug policy debate at CPAC.


14 posted on 05/12/2011 6:57:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: markomalley

Does Freedom of the Press allow or include a monopolizing of the press/news outlets? Tyrant press/news?


15 posted on 05/12/2011 7:02:18 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: markomalley
Why Don't We Hear About Soros' Ties to Over 30 Major News Organizations?

Maybe because he has ties to over 30 major news organizations?


16 posted on 05/12/2011 7:06:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: All

soros is evil


17 posted on 05/12/2011 7:28:10 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Yaelle

Interesting proposal, Yaelle. Definitely food for thought and possible action. How would we implement this in a practical manner? Upon reflection, imho we do still need to refute the lies of the lamestream media, but I agree that we shouldnt be limited in debating only what they put forward.


18 posted on 05/12/2011 7:53:46 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: TEXOKIE

I’m certain that Dan Rather would have reported this.


19 posted on 05/12/2011 8:22:33 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: markomalley
"...Society of Professional Journalists' ethical code stating: “avoid all conflicts real or perceived.”..."

Obviously the MSM lacks all ethics.

20 posted on 05/12/2011 8:45:26 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: cripplecreek
Between media and political think tanks its hard to say which is worse but combined they’re a global monster

Exactly, yet I've no idea how to confront this.


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21 posted on 05/12/2011 9:47:30 AM PDT by rdb3 (Knowledge without God only produces intellectual barbarians.)
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To: TEXOKIE

I don’t know how we can ignore mainstream either; I agree they always need to be refuted. But they control everything. People like Obama because of the MSM and they hate palin for the same reason. They control What is News. They are what Joe and Josie Q Public see every day. And they are clearly liberal / Dem / Soros.

It’s a problem.


22 posted on 05/12/2011 10:41:54 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: griswold3
"i hope to hang on long enough to bankrupt Soros (schwartz). May Obama spend ALL of his $1B campaign funds and lose while we’re at it."

I've been cursing his fortune to its roots for some time now. And I hope we can keep enough people in the "Possible" column to keep the Obots spending down the warchest. What would be ideal would be to have him waste it early, and be strapped by september. :o)

23 posted on 05/12/2011 1:56:14 PM PDT by redhead (Get the GOVERNMENT out of our BUSINESS!!)
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