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Soros Tied To J-Schools Behind FCC News Probe

From CNS News:

Universities in FCC Newsroom Probe Have Close Ties to Soros, Got $1.8M in Funding

By Mike Ciandella | February 21, 2014 

The FCC may have suspended its invasion into American newsrooms, but the controversial "Critical Information Needs" study also has George Soros’ fingerprints all over it. While disturbing, this should come as no surprise since Soros’ gave more than $52 million to media organizations from 2000-2010.

Two schools were working with FCC on the project, according to Byron York of The Washington Examiner. The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Communication and Democracy, were tasked by the FCC with coming up with criteria for what information is "critical" for Americans to have…

On top of the 1st Amendment problems with this proposal, the schools involved have strong ties to liberal billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and have gotten more than $1.8 million from since 2000.

The journalism programs at these schools have even more ties to Soros besides their funding, including faculty members writing for university-based publications allied with Soros-funded outlets.

The schools have collaborated on this project going back at least to 2012. Lewis A. Friedland, who was a "principle investigator" for the FCC on this project, also directs the Center for Communication and Democracy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

And with a name like that, you don’t even have to ask how far left it is.

He gave a presentation at Annenberg in Feb. 2012, on "communication ecology." This was just four months before the schools presented their findings to the FCC.

Tracking the $8.5 billion Soros-foundation world is challenging because he funds so much and many of those organizations then partner or even fund one another.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison got a whopping $1,672,397 from Soros between 2000 and 2012. The university also offers OSI-sponsored grants, scholarships and fellowships…

The University Of Wisconsin School Of Journalism’s left-wing tilt has caused controversy before. The school also houses the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. That center narrowly avoided being banned from the campus when Gov. Scott Walker vetoed legislation that questioned the use of state funds to support a journalism group with a liberal agenda…

Madison’s partner in the project, the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, got $120,000 from Soros’ Open Society Foundations in 2012. This is in addition to $75,000 given to the school as a whole in 2005, adding up to $195,000…

All of which could help explain why there has been no outcry about the FCC’s plans from our news media. They don’t want these Soros connections known. And they certainly don’t want the money spigot to their J-Schools turned off.

Can you imagine the outrage if the Koch brothers were ever found to be behind such a massive attempt to control the news media? But since it is George Soros and a leftwing takeover, there is just silence.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, February 24th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Soros Tied To J-Schools Behind FCC News Probe”

  1. canary

    If you follow the money trail the FCC hired a company created with federal stimulus money SSI a Hispanic and woman owned 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).

    Even SSI is located in a government building for other little minority and disadvantaged entrepreneurs businesses that got their grants to start their little businesses. As with the SSI, the economy building houses many Hispanic individual minority or disadvantaged businesses.

    By the way SSI is hiring out a position for someone to watch children in the waiting area. I suppose while they interview all leader positions to run the company which, would further declassify the business as being run 51% by the single Hispanic woman. And then when it partners with a University in Miami, can it still claim under 50 employees who do less than 51% of the work?

    And in there is another little tiny business in this lump that boasts it has it’s own global internet and broadband, and media service, and to think most businesses like this have workers overseas.

    Shouldn’t there come a time when these little businesses are making enough money that they should move forward and let other little businesses get their turn.


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