In Nazi Germany, Joseph Goebbels was appointed the Minister of Propaganda. Today, we have George Soros filling his shoes.
For those of you who may not know who George Soros is, let me give you a brief biography. Soros is a billionaire who acquired his wealth through hedge funds and stock speculation. He has since used his wealth to further liberal agendas around the world, including throwing millions of dollars to efforts to try and unseat George W. Bush in 2004. ACORN and moveon.org have him tagged as one of their top donors. He is a member of the Bilderbergers and also of the Carlyle Group. The man defines the word "leftist."
According to worldnetdaily.com, the Associated Press has agreed to allow free publication by four nonprofit groups: the Center for Public Integrity, the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, the Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica. All of these groups are funded by George Soros. AP will also distribute the material to their 1,500 subscribing newspapers.
Pro Publica is a group founded by a $10 million yearly grant. Herbert and Marian Sandler, the former chief executives of the Golden West Financial Corporation, were the people backing the grant. Currently sitting on the board of Pro Publica is none other than Henry "Beer Summit" Gates, Jr. Last year, the Sandlers sold their business to Wachovia for an estimated $26 billion, a deal that had their personal shares at $2.4 billion.
The Sandlers are major donors to the Democratic Party and are top funders of ACORN, MoveOn.org, the American Civil Liberties Union and other far-leftist groups like Human Rights Watch.
In 2008, the Sandlers were behind two controversial California Political Action Committees, Vote Hope and PowerPac.org, which spent about $5 million in pro-Obama ads in that state. The two groups were run by the Sandler's son-in-law, Steve Phillips, the former president of the San Francisco School Board.
The journalistic integrity of Pro Publica has been called into question on more than one occasion. The Capital Research Center issued a report concluding that Pro Publica "churns out little more than left-wing hit pieces about Sarah Palin and blames the U.S. government for giving out too little foreign aid."
CPI, another nonprofit group being helped by AP, is funded by Soros' Open Society Institute.
CPI churns out regular partisan pieces. One widely debunked CPI study from last year, covered extensively by the AP, claimed it found President Bush and top administration officials had issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq as "part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses."
Richard Poe, a writer for the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, concluded CPI and other Soros-funded so-called watchdogs "have a long history of coordination with Soros and his Shadow Party. They are beholden to Soros personally for his financial support. His influence often shows in their choice of targets."
The AP itself has called the arrangement to distribute pieces from the Soros and Sandler-funded nonprofits a six-month experiment that could later be broadened to include other investigative nonprofits and to serve its nonmember clients, including broadcast and Internet outlets.
"It's something we've talked about for a long time, since part of our mission is to enable our members to share material with each other," said Sue Cross, a senior vice president at the AP.
She added the development in 2006 of an Internet-based system for members to receive AP material made it easier to do this kind of sharing and to offer new products like the investigative service.
Now we know that Jeffery Immelt isn't alone in all of the Obama hype and hysteria. The man behind the curtain is none other than George Soros.
[Thanks to Clay at BBCW for reminding me about the Bilderberger connection!]