Soros Teams Up with Linkedin
As if the media weren’t liberal enough, far-left billionaire George Soros is joining the billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn (perhaps the most useless social networking site of all time) in launching a new media venture.
According to Fox News:
Billionaires Reid Hoffman and George Soros will reportedly fund a new media company aimed at tackling disinformation.
Good Information Inc. launches on Tuesday and will be led by former Democratic strategist Tara McGowan, according to Axios.
So, Soros is launching his own ministry of truth, complete with the Orwellian name “Good Information Inc.”
“Good Information Inc. aims to fund and scale businesses that cut through echo chambers with fact-based information. As part of its mission, it plans to invest in local news companies,” Axios reported.
McGowan claimed the group could potentially invest in “entities across the political spectrum,” but history suggests it will refrain from helping conservatives as Hoffman and Soros are strong backers of liberal causes.
Good Information Inc., the latest venture from Hoffman and Soros, will reportedly invest in new businesses and solutions that attack the “disinformation crisis” in America.
Funding the media is nothing new for Soros, of course. From 2004 to 2011 alone Soros spent nearly $50 million funding about 180 media organizations, and “news infrastructure” such as journalism schools and industry organizations.
There are links between Soros and at over thirty mainstream news outlets that are household names.
ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie Jr. both serve on boards of companies that take Soros money.
In 2010 and 2011, Soros contributed $250k to ProPublica, an investigative outlet whose advisory board includes former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, president of Univision Isaac Lee, former Wall Street Journal publisher L. Gordon Crovitz, Harvard professor of public service David Gergen, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism director Tom Goldstein, the executive editor at publisher Simon & Schuster, the senior vice president for editorial quality at ABC News, Fortune Magazine’s senior editor at large, among others.
The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) is another left-wing media organization funded by Soros. It received nearly $1 million from Soros between 2003 and 2008, and over $650k in 2009 alone. The CPI board includes NBC/CBS/PBS veteran Richard Lobo, CBS’s Wesley Lowery, former Washington Post correspondent Amit Paley, among others. Past directors included ABC’s Christiane Amanpour, HuffPost’s founder Arianna Huffington, former NBC executive Paula Madison, and former NPR editorial product manager Matt Thompson.
Other publications and news companies represented by journalists that serve on Soros-funded boards include the following:
- Advisory Council: Vista, Sacramento Bee, ABC News, NPR.
- Journalism Advisory Board: New York Times, Seattle Times, LA Times, Baltimore Sun, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sunlight Foundation, Fortune Magazine, ABC.
- Business Advisory Council: ALM Media, National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
There’s certainly a lot of disinformation out there in the press – but fewer than 10% of journalists are Republicans. If we really want to fight disinformation, perhaps we should focus on the 90% dominating the national conversation.
Matt Palumbo is the author of The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros
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Left Smears America on Independence Day
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As the country celebrated Independence Day on Sunday, it couldn’t be clearer that the Democrat party is largely comprised of those who hate America.
Last summer’s spectacular tributes to patriotism and the glorious history of rejecting the tyranny of the monarchy are now a distant memory, and the Democrats who vanquished one of the most pro-American presidents in the nation’s history have planted their flag.
It wasn’t enough that PBS chose to feature a rousing rendition of the “Black National Anthem” at their annual “A Capitol Fourth” celebration to honor the new federal holiday of Juneteenth, but Democrats openly expressed their seething contempt for the nation that they are tasked with governing.
BLM Militia Savagely Beat a Disabled Veteran
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Joe Hall, 53, said that BLM protesters allegedly armed with rifles surrounded his car when he exited his work truck, Fox 12 in Portland reported. Hall said he was driving through the area after finishing a job to his next one, and the crowd stopped his work truck as they blocked the road—a common tactic used by the Marxist group.
“All of a sudden these agitators come out, screaming, pounding on my truck,” Hall told the Fox station, adding that when he tried to drive around the group, he stopped because he thought he hit something with his vehicle.
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Armed Civilian Defends Himself Against BLM Terror Mob.
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A mob of Black Lives Matter "protesters" got a scare when they picked on a restaurant full of people to harass and one of the patrons pulled on a gun on the group that surrounded him.Video of the incident quickly went viral after the unidentified Louisville restaurant patron was forced to exercise his Second Amendment rights to defend himself from the aggressive BLM mob.Video shows the man pointing a handgun at the protesters in a wild scene amid tables on the sidewalk in front of La Chasse restaurant on Saturday night, the Courier-Journal reported.The protesters were taking part in an anti-police rally that coincided with the 147th Kentucky Derby, the newspaper said.
Protesters stopped outside La Chasse on Bardstown Road, which is about five miles northeast of Churchill Downs, just after 8:30 p.m.The Courier-Journal reported that the man pulled a gun and pointed it at protesters while being confronted by the mob on the restaurant's patio.