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JANE BURGERMEISTER REPORT: ‘Why Is Soros Spending Over $48 Million Funding Media Organizations?’

Why Is Soros Spending Over $48 Million Funding Media Organizations?

By Dan Gainor, Foxnews

Published May 18, 2011 | FoxNews.com

It’s a scene journalists dream about – a group of coworkers toasting a Pulitzer Prize. For the team at investigative start-up ProPublica, it was the second time their fellow professionals recognized their work for journalism’s top honor.

For George Soros and ProPublica’s other liberal backers, it was again proof that a strategy of funding journalism was a powerful way to influence the American public.

It’s a strategy that Soros has been deploying extensively in media both in the United States and abroad. Since 2003, Soros has spent more than $48 million funding media properties, including the infrastructure of news – journalism schools, investigative journalism and even industry organizations.

And that number is an understatement. It is gleaned from tax forms, news stories and reporting. But Soros funds foundations that fund other foundations in turn, like the Tides Foundation, which then make their own donations. A complete accounting is almost impossible because a media component is part of so many Soros-funded operations.
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.

Read more at: http://nation.foxnews.com/george-soros/2011/05/18/why-soros-spending-over-48m-funding-media-organizations

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May 24, 2011 - Posted by | Internationally significant information, Jane Burgermeister Report

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