Third of Four Parts Books, newspapers, radio stations, TV stations, websites and cutting edge videos. The pieces of the George Soros media empire are as diverse as the nations of the world and just as widespread. From nakedly partisan left-wing media like Think Progress, the blog for the Center for American Progress, and a TV show on MSNBC, to the supposedly impartial National Public Radio, Soros has impact on the flow of information worldwide. It gives him incredible influence. Every month, reporters, writers and bloggers at the many outlets he funds easily reach more than 330 million people around the... continue reading
For the third time, a court has found it necessary to order President Obama to comply with the law. The first two times, he thumbed his nose. Twice before, courts ordered his administration to lift its moratorium on pending oil drilling permits and re-start the approval process. After the first court order, the administration rescinded it and instantly replaced it with the same moratorium, with a different file number. After the second court order, Obama did lift the new moratorium, but the administration has simply dragged its heels since then, approving hardly any. Now a federal court has given him... continue reading
Second of Four Parts 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... continue reading
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... continue reading
A lot of celebration. With the wedding watched 'round the world, Britain celebrated its royals, its culture, and its own patriotic pride. We joined in here in the U.S. as enthusiastic and appreciative spectators. We pretty much refuse to watch their soccer games, but we will get up at 4 a.m. to watch their royal wedding. And then buy a replica of the ring from a direct-response TV commercial, for just four payments of $19.95 (unless you call right now, in which case you get the order doubled and free shipping.) Anyway, long live the royals, old and new. Here,... continue reading
The overdue demise of Osama bin Laden still dominates the news. But the feel-good story of justice finally served will soon have a hard time competing with the feel-bad story of high gas prices. The price of a gallon of gasoline is at $3.98 as of Wednesday May 4. And it's only going higher. The price will likely hit $4 a gallon this week and head toward record highs soon after. You read that right - record highs. When Obama took over in January 2009, gas was a mere $1.84 a gallon. Now, mere is what's left in our wallets... continue reading
It's been two weeks since George Soros bought himself a major economic conference designed to remake the entire global economy . Just because the event received little major news attention, it still had an impact Americans might be reeling from for years. When the anti-American Soros spent $50 million creating the New York City-based Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) , he set in motion a major move against the dollar. The billionaire who once crushed the British pound through currency trading openly declared his plans to 'reform the currency system.' In the Machiavellian mind of Soros, the dollar needed... continue reading
Mr. President, I did not see or hear your speech outlining your budget and solutions to the monstrously multiplying deficit and out of control spending, delivered in the middle of the day on April 13, 2011. Because, like most Americans, I was working . Maybe you are unaware that people work. Maybe you intended for your speech to be heard only by your core constituency: the unemployed, chronically unemployed and welfare recipients at home on a work day watching TV and the liberal news media. But most folks, just like me, were busy working in order to pay their taxes... continue reading
Arianna Huffington was riding high. She concluded a deal that turned the popular lefty website namesake into a $315-million property. As part of the sale, she went from Internet doyenne to head of the merged AOL-Huffington Post news operation. She didn't even admit she had cashed in on her politics, instead claiming her site goes "beyond left and right." It all sounds almost Republican-especially for someone who used to be a right wing talking head until she saw the light. But things soon turned uglier than a Sunday show battle for mic time. Angry and unpaid Huffington Post bloggers complained... continue reading
Whatever small number of "new jobs" were purportedly created in February, (I forget the number), and reported by most of the media as encouraging, more than half were birthed by small business. That would be businesses owned by folks earning over $250,000 a year - those people that the president and liberals-united so desperately want to tax more. In many cases, those businesses are just big enough to be buried in new mandates and threats and costly compliance burdens secreted throughout Obamacare and Obama's financial reform, but way too small to bear those burdens. I was talking recently to the... continue reading