Soros Tied to FCC’s Media Control Project

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Progressive James Bond villain George Soros has a lot of money and a lot of schemes. So if anyone is going to come up with a plan to end Freedom of the Press, it would be good old George. And if not George, then one of his henchmen.

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. The FCC study would have covered newspapers, websites, radio and television, according to The Washington Post.

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 $3.7 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.

Follow the Money was a catchphrase from All The President’s Men. Ironically it now needs to be used to follow the subversion of the media.

  • Habbgun

    Give him credit. He’s moved up from collaborating to instigating. Also how ethical are his businesses? Has anybody looked into that.

  • truebearing

    Soros giving money to the Commies at the UW-Madison…what a shock.

    The UW changed the name of the Communications Department to include “democracy.” That was clever. Now no one will ever know that marxist indoctrination is the primary purpose of the department.

    Having seen the overwhelming respect that Madison marxists have for democracy and free speech, they should have named the building “The Center for the Communistication of Journalism and Democracy Theater.

    Here is a link for more info on the role these universities are playing.
    http://watchdog.org/129908/fcc-uw-first-amendment/

  • herb benty

    His, “Tides Canada” is busy north of the border doing everything he can to make sure cheaper Canadian oil does not reach the USA.(Keystone XL). Better to buy the Commie/OPEC oil, whhttp://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/soros-tied-to-fccs-media-control-project/#o then buy weapons to use against us. He’s a real piece of work this fellow. He somehow makes billions of dollars when he assists a nations demise. America is his latest project.

    • CaoMoo

      At least he is old. Nature will take its course sooner or later.

      • herb benty

        It’s just that he seems determined to take the USA with him.

  • js121

    Sounds like a Koch paid supporter. Not what we call unbiased. That’s not journalism! Koch’s are now in PBS and this is their way of saying….so…see Soros? No justification for what is doing…controlling media to suit his purpose. Is Soros replacing those in current positions with his own people? For the purposes of: Information he controls; and, to keep the attention off them! Don’t think we don’t get info on their agenda. Minutes of Meeting, ALEC, 2013. Sorry that you no longer think the Democracy is worthy or that the Democratic Republic is no longer purposeful….for you agenda. We that do have lost respect for you and you honor NOT the USA with Koch propaganda but insult it. I will not read your blogs again.

  • crewoldt

    Bullshit. Another right-wing stink tank propaganda operation, because truth has a liberal bias, or I should say basis. Where does your money come from, Wall Street? You have to make crap up-it ruins your credibility, not that you ever had any. If your readers really want to get smart, which I doubt (good for our side), they will take a look at what is really going on in their robot minds: http://scholar.princeton.edu/rccu/files/Agnotology%20Intro%20Chapter,%20Robert%20Proctor.pdf