Skip to comments.Over 30 Major News Organizations Linked to George Soros
Posted on 05/12/2011 4:50:22 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Over 30 Major News Organizations Linked to George Soros Thursday, May 12, 2011 By Dan Gainor
First of Four Parts
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 Journalist's 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 the code 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 Web site 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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Posting the original link to Fox News that funded the research:
Now that we know the how and why, maybe we can spread this info far and wide and end the influence entirely.
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