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

Posted By admin On May 12, 2011 @ 7:09 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Dan Gainor
Fox News [1]
Thursday, May 12, 2011

When liberal investor George Soros [2] gave $1.8 million to National Public Radio [3] , 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 [4] 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 [5] 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 [6]which has been looking into George Soros and his influence on the media.

The investigative reporting start-up ProPublica [7] is a prime example. ProPublica, which recently won its second Pulitzer Prize, initially was given millions of dollars from the Sandler Foundation [8] 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 [9]. It is a network of more than 30 international foundations [10], mostly funded by Soros, who has contributed more than $8 billion [11] to those efforts.

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[1] Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/05/11/dont-hear-george-soros-ties-30-major-news-organizations/#ixzz1M8trgdMt

[2] George Soros: http://www.foxnews.com/topics/george-soros.htm#r_src=ramp

[3] gave $1.8 million to National Public Radio: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/usprograms/focus/transparency/news/npr-grant-20101018

[4] $27 million trying to defeat President Bush: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-18/soros-says-obama-has-lost-control-of-the-agenda-.html

[5] Christiane Amanpour: http://www.foxnews.com/topics/politics/reporters/christiane-amanpour.htm#r_src=ramp

[6] Media Research Centers Business & Media Institute : http://www.mrc.org/bmi/commentary/2011/Unreported_Soros_Event_Aims_to_Remake_Entire_Global_Economy.html

[7] ProPublica: http://www.foxnews.com/topics/politics/propublica.htm#r_src=ramp

[8] initially was given millions of dollars from the Sandler Foundation: http://www.slate.com/id/2175942/

[9] www.soros.org: http://www.soros.org/

[10] 30 international foundations: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/media/contact/coordinators

[11] $8 billion: http://www.soros.org/about/bios/staff/george-soros

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[14] Report: Soros expected to contribute $2M to progressive groups: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-soros-expected-to-contribute-2m-to-progressive-groups.html

[15] Report: Soros Unloads All Investments in Major Financial Stocks; Invests Over $130 Million In Gold: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-soros-unloads-all-investments-in-major-financial-stocks-invests-over-130-million-in-gold.html

[16] Soros pledges $1 million to Obama Super PAC: http://www.prisonplanet.com/soros-pledges-1-million-to-obama-super-pac.html

[17] NBC News Content To Be Provided By Billionaire Obama, MoveOn Donors: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nbc-news-content-to-be-provided-by-billionaire-obama-moveon-donors.html

[18] Why People Are Going Nuts Over The New George Soros Speech On Europe: http://www.prisonplanet.com/why-people-are-going-nuts-over-the-new-george-soros-speech-on-europe.html

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