Skip to comments.Universities in FCC Newsroom Probe Have Close Ties to Soros, Got $1.8M in Funding
Posted on 02/22/2014 7:11:30 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
The FCC may have suspended its invasion into American newsrooms, but the controversial "Critical Information Needs" study also has George Soros' fingerprints all over it.
While disturbing, this should come as no surprise since Soros' gave more than $52 million to media organizations from 2000-2010.
Two schools were working with FCC on the project, according to Byron York of The Washington Examiner. The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Communication and Democracy, were tasked by the FCC with coming up with criteria for what information is "critical" for Americans to have. The FCC study would have covered newspapers, websites, radio and television, according to The Washington Post.
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And the reason we know they have stopped is?
I sense that they’re LYING about stopping.
Who’s going to say otherwise, a complicit media?
Soros and his money sure are a couple of evil, America-hating SOBs.
Perhaps they are really planning to stop this. And then figure a sneaky, less public way to do it anyway.
The Cloward Piven strategy, which is ruling the USA these days, insists the bastards have control over the press. They have that pretty much anyway, but CIN would guarantee it.
Perhaps these enemies of freedom who fear a truly free press should consult the Founders. Although President Thomas Jefferson, Author of America's Declaration of Independence, was the object of criticism from the press of his day, here are some of his warnings about the necessity of a free press:
"The press [is] the only tocsin of a nation. [When it] is completely silenced... all means of a general effort [are] taken away." --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cooper, Nov 29, 1802. (*) ME 10:341
"Since truth and reason have maintained their ground against false opinions in league with false facts, the press confined to truth needs no other legal restraint. The public judgment will correct false reasonings and opinions on a full hearing of all parties, and no other definite line can be drawn between the inestimable liberty of the press and its demoralizing licentiousness. If there be still improprieties which this rule would not restrain, its supplement must be sought in the censorship of public opinion." --Thomas Jefferson: 2nd Inaugural Address, 1805. ME 3:381
"The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves, nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384
"Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it." --Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 1786.
And, finally, but by no means the entirety of Jefferson's thoughts on the need for a press free of bias toward any one political figure or group:
"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions."(Underlining added for emphasis) --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804. ME 11:33
Soros's funding of these efforts in the universities represents the mindset of the Left and the "mind controllers" in the Administration.
Youth have not been taught enough about "the American way" to know what that means. They may even confuse it with the kind of liberal thought of "People for the American Way"--another older "progressive" organization.
There is a truly principled argument to be made for the Founders' Constitution's protection of free speech and freedom of the press.
When one dimension of liberty is threatened, then all are at risk, and this blatant example of unconstitutional intrusion of government power by this "battle" deserves a more competent argument than is currently being provided by even Fox or so-called "conservative" organizations.
It's time for a long overdue history and civics lessons, especially for the young! Tell young Americans about why Thomas Jefferson, who was criticized by the press of his day, was so outspoken on the idea of a free press! Bet they've never heard it in school.
Claim a larger battleground--a battle of ideas. Contrast those ideas with those of dictatorships and totalitarian governments which have oppressed their citizens and controlled the marketplace of ideas by restricting the press!
Stop playing in the Administration's playpen. Force it onto an unfamiliar battleground where the ideas of liberty are presented versus the ideas of tyranny. Contrast the 200-year history of America with that of every totalitatian regime, and future generations will mark this as a turning point for freedom.
"But none of the means of information are more sacred, or have been cherished with more tenderness and care by the settlers of America, than the press. Care has been taken that the art of printing should be encouraged, and that it should be easy and cheap and safe for any person to communicate his thoughts to the public. And you, Messieurs printers, whatever the tyrants of the earth may say of your paper, have done important service to your country by your readiness and freedom in publishing the speculations of the curious. The stale, impudent insinuations of slander and sedition with which the gormandizers of power have endeavored to discredit your paper are so much the more to your honor; for the jaws of power are always opened to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing." - A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765
"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." - Thomas Jefferson
When one dimension of liberty is threatened, then all are at risk!
AMEN and Amen!
We as a Nation haven gotten altogether soft and complacent!
oh that there was a way to help find Gyrogy Schwartz a New HOBBY!!!
Communists corruption is so saturated in our Federal Government that we may never recover without a civil war. Facts are facts and we may have passed the time to be tough. America is the land of hard core communists Democrats and the brain dead what is left of Americans.
Soros-run media+Leftist media
They don’t need no steenkeen subscribers with Soros’s ill-gotten cash flowing so freely. Yet, they smear the Koch brothers as Satan incarnate for their much smaller contributions to the Right.
The left OWNS the Demonization Factories...aka the media...
Gyrogy George Soros-Schwartz is a HERO to such dupes.
“Since truth and reason have maintained their ground against false opinions in league with false facts, the press confined to truth needs no other legal restraint. The public judgment will correct false reasonings and opinions on a full hearing of all parties, and ...” —Thomas Jefferson: 2nd Inaugural Address, 1805. ME 3:381
A key phrase in the above quote is “..the press CONFINED TO TRUTH ..” (caps added for emphasis). Alternatively, a press confined to obsfucation, deceit, propaganda, etc. , in coordination with those occupying the pillars of power, does no service to the people and their God-given rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Actually, just the opposite, they can justifiably be considered enemies of such.
Thankfully, we are not constrained by the “mainstream press” in our quest for information..yet.
Is that statue of nero holding a penis in its left hand?
Why would anyone be surprised that Soros is involved?
I always wonder why the taxpayers are giving his orgs millions
Your point is well taken; likewise, in his final sentence, "The public judgment will correct false reasonings and opinions on a full hearing of all parties, and. . . ," one must emphasize the underlined portion as being essential to an informed and valid "public judgment."
Since so-called "progressives" have censored America's founding ideas and the facts surrounding its unique foundation in the ideas of liberty from textbooks and the "public square," much of today's "public" has not had a "full hearing."
Are schools of journalism now competing with education departments for the 'stupid kids' - kids who have flunked out of everything else?