propublica http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2347/all en CBS, Bloomberg and Vox Attack Turbo Tax Owner http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-bloomberg-and-vox-attack-turbo-tax-owner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media claim Intuit is trying to keep IRS tax code complicated, offer little evidence, hype Soros-funded group’s study. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Despite a flurry of scandals surrounding the IRS, the media still trust the government, and liberal groups, more than corporations.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-bloomberg-and-vox-attack-turbo-tax-owner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media Patriotism Politics Taxes audit bloomberg cbs conservative groups George Soros Intuit IRS IRS scandal NPR propublica Scandal soros funding targeting tax forms Tea Party groups Turbo Tax Vox Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:29:46 +0000 julia.seymour 46039 at http://www.mrc.org Soros-Funded ProPublica Also Has Secret Snowden Documents http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-funded-propublica-also-has-secret-snowden-documents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reuters makes no mention of ‘independent’ organization’s liberal leanings. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A Soros-funded journalism organization also has copies of secret intelligence files from NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Reuters revealed this during an Aug. 30 article that called ProPublica an “independent investigative journalism group,” and made no mention of its political left-wing leanings. ProPublica is a liberal investigative journalism outfit that has received $300,000 from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations since 2000 and millions of dollars from the liberal Sandler Foundation.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-funded-propublica-also-has-secret-snowden-documents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government journalism propublica Snowden soros Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:23:55 +0000 dan.gainor 44416 at http://www.mrc.org George Soros Turns 83, Still Funds Liberal Groups and Media http://www.mrc.org/articles/george-soros-turns-83-still-funds-liberal-groups-and-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left-wing billionaire still sending gifts to fund the left. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Liberal billionaire George Soros celebrates his 83rd birthday on Aug. 12. &nbsp;The left-wing philanthropist continues to have a deep-vested interest in American politics, including a recent endorsement of &nbsp;Democrat <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/liberal-mega-donor-george-soros-backs-bill-de-blasio-for-nyc-mayor-152925507.html">Bill de Blasio</a> for mayor of New York City.</p><p dir="ltr">Soros has a long history of funding liberals and attacking conservatives, and spent more than $25.5 million to defeat President George W. Bush in 2004.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/george-soros-turns-83-still-funds-liberal-groups-and-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media billionaire CNN Earth Day George Soros Gun Control IRS scandal left-wing funding left-wing media philanthropy propublica Student Loans targeting conservatives Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:57:34 +0000 julia.seymour 44252 at http://www.mrc.org Soros-Funded News Operation Helped Build IRS Case Against Tea Party http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-funded-news-operation-helped-build-irs-case-against-tea-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pulitzer Prize-winning ProPublica also has ties to major Democrat donors, top journalists. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While the IRS targeting of conservative groups was still heating up in 2012, a Soros-funded journalism nonprofit was helping fan the flames. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning ProPublica released two stories targeting conservative nonprofits including Crossroads GPS, Americans for Prosperity and the Republican Jewish Coalition.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soros-funded-news-operation-helped-build-irs-case-against-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media george IRS propublica Sandler Tea Party Thu, 30 May 2013 18:29:43 +0000 dan.gainor 43708 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Bashed Tea Party Before IRS Probe http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-bashed-tea-party-irs-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Broadcast news shows called small government protesters ‘anti-tax’ and ‘anti-government.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">The Tea Party grassroots protesters have made no secret of their support for limited government and lower taxes. But from the perspective of network reporters and anchors, the Tea Party’s message was more radical: “no government” and “no taxes.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-bashed-tea-party-irs-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media Politics George Soros IRS propublica Tea Party Thu, 30 May 2013 18:25:04 +0000 dan.gainor 43707 at http://www.mrc.org George Soros: Media Mogul http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/iris-somberg">Iris Somberg</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a title="George Soros and the Media: Executive Summary" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/George_Soros_Media_Mogul2.html">Read the Executive Summary</a></p> <p><a title="Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards" href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Top_Journalists_that_Serve_on_SorosFunded__Boards_of_Directors_or_Advisers.html">Read Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2009 2010 abc agenda alternet amanpour american anti attacking attacks author back beck big billion billionaire blog board boards book brave called center chamber charity claim CNN columbia community connections conservative Conservatives consortium david Democracy detailed directors downie echo editor Editorial empire find forms foundation foundations Fox free fund funded funding funds gave george global government greenwald group huffington impact included includes including independent industry influence institute integrity interest interests investigations investigative journalism Journalists leading left liberal list made mainstream major makes member members million millions money month murdoch nation national network news newspapers NPR numerous open operation operations organization organizations outlets page people political politics post president Press prize professional program progress progressive project prominent propublica public radio reach readers received report Reporters reporting rupert school service show site society soros sources start states stations stories story study support syndicate tax ties top united university washington web work world wrote year york Mon, 15 Aug 2011 20:59:00 +0000 admin 2081 at http://www.mrc.org Conservative Journalism 'Troubles' Journalists, According to AP http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-journalism-troubles-journalists-according-ap <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sarah-knoploh">Sarah Knoploh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Right-wing media outlets are scary. That’s the view of the Associated Press’s John Miller who recently worried about newly formed conservative media outlets that are funded by think tanks to supposedly push their agenda. In the April 13 article, “<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100413/ap_on_re_us/us_think_tank_journalism"></a>News Sites Funded By Think Tanks Take Root,” Miller offered a completely one-sided report about how alternative news outlets are funded and failed to take into account either mainstream media’s bias or major new left-wing news outlets like Huffington Post.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/conservative-journalism-troubles-journalists-according-ap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Media AP AssociatedPress HuffingtonPost journalism MediaBias propublica Sandler Sat, 17 Apr 2010 12:42:24 +0000 admin 27311 at http://www.mrc.org Mother Jones to Lead Lefty Reporting Effort on Global Warming http://www.mrc.org/articles/mother-jones-lead-lefty-reporting-effort-global-warming <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new <a href="http://people-press.org/report/556/global-warming"></a>Pew Research poll has much of the left and the mainstream media in a bit of a panic. And at least several media outlets are about to try something new to address it.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mother-jones-lead-lefty-reporting-effort-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Global Warming MotherJones propublica Fri, 23 Oct 2009 18:15:28 +0000 admin 26536 at http://www.mrc.org Media Forgets That Wall Street Rip Off Artist is BIG Democrat Donor http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-forgets-wall-street-rip-artist-big-democrat-donor <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/warner-todd-huston">Warner Todd Huston</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The wire services and the rest of the Old Media have also been reporting on a scandal that doesn't have to do with Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich. But, like the Blago story line, the media seem to be forgetting one small aspect of the story of Wall Street rip off artist Bernard Madoff. Like Blago, Madoff's connections to the Democrat Party seem to be of <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/12/14/media-forgets-wall-street-rip-artist-big-democrat-donor"></a>little interest to the media. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-forgets-wall-street-rip-artist-big-democrat-donor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business AP BernardMadoff bloomberg CharlesRangel CharlesSchumer Democrat forbes Gawker Lautenberg NewYorkMagazine propublica RodBlagojevich SIFMA TheNewYorkTimes Time Mon, 15 Dec 2008 18:59:31 +0000 admin 25706 at http://www.mrc.org A Scary Look at the Future of Media http://www.mrc.org/commentary/scary-look-future-media <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>     Convention time just ended for journalists, and they are on edge about the future. Not the political conventions – the annual Society of Professional Journalists event. With ad dollars shrinking and job losses mounting, the future they are most concerned with is their own. Media outlets are changing to survive, and those changes could move journalism even further to the left.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/scary-look-future-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business ACLU ACORN AtlantaJournal-Constitution HumanRightsWatch JoeBiden JuliaWallace NewYorkTimes PaulSteiger propublica SandlerFoundation SarahPalin SteveEngelberg WallStreetJournal Tue, 09 Sep 2008 20:46:03 +0000 admin 29708 at http://www.mrc.org