Good question and seemingly the answer is obvious – George Soros and the Far LEFT.
Anti-Wall Street protesters say the rich are getting richer while average Americans suffer, but the group that started it all may have benefited indirectly from the largesse of one of the world’s richest men.
There has been much speculation over who is financing the disparate protest, which has spread to cities across America and lasted nearly four weeks. One name that keeps coming up is investor George Soros, who in September debuted in the top 10 list of wealthiest Americans. Conservative critics contend the movement is a Trojan horse for a secret Soros agenda.
Soros and the protesters deny any connection. But Reuters did find indirect financial links between Soros and Adbusters, an anti-capitalist group in Canada which started the protests with an inventive marketing campaign aimed at sparking an Arab Spring type uprising against Wall Street. Moreover, Soros and the protesters share some ideological ground.
“I can understand their sentiment,” Soros told reporters last week at the United Nations about the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, which are expected to spur solidarity marches globally on Saturday.
Pressed further for his views on the movement and the protesters, Soros refused to be drawn in. But conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh summed up the speculation when he told his listeners last week, “George Soros money is behind this.”
Soros, 81, is No. 7 on the Forbes 400 list with a fortune of $22 billion, which has ballooned in recent years as he deftly responded to financial market turmoil. He has pledged to give away all his wealth, half of it while he earns it and the rest when he dies.
No real surprise here. Read all of the piece.
I have noticed local coordination of the local Democratic Party with MoveOn.org here in Thousand Oaks – to Occupy Thousand Oaks. Their goal is to help re-elect Barack Obama – plain and simple.
The local Dems will be out protesting on Thousand Oaks streets on Friday.
The MSM or Lamestream Media were all over Charles and David Koch for their political conference in Rancho Mirage, California but where is the reporting for George Soros, darling and funding sponsor for the Far LEFT two conferences this weekend?
Apparently, megalomaniacs need schedulers.
Just ask George Soros. The left-wing billionaire is helping fund two major conferences that start on the same day, in two different locations just a three hours apart by car. Two liberal events packed into one long weekend. God created the world in six days. Apparently, Soros, who sees himself as “some kind of god,”needs just a long weekend to start remaking today’s world in his image.
The emphasis of both conferences is a familiar one to American voters – change. Soros wants to begin changing the global economy in one event. In the other, his flunkies want to “Change the world. Change the media.”
Now that is change you can believe in. Sadly, those who actually report the news must believe in it because they sure as heck aren’t reporting on Soros or either event. And that’s even though staffers or even executives from Reuters, the Financial Times, NPR, PBS, The Washington Post and other major media outlets are speaking at one event or the other.
But, George Soros is on the LEFT and not the RIGHT – so I guess, it is not reportable – even though the media organizations are featured speakers.
How hypocritical is this?
Read more – especially about remaking the media or should I say have the government pay for it. Recognize the cast of characters from the California Koch protests?
Just down the road in Boston, a Soros-funded media conference is trying to manipulate that emerging order as well. Close to 350 left-wingers from a variety of organizations are gathering there for the National Conference for Media Reform.
That “change the world” conference includes two commissioners from the FCC, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bernie Sanders, four Democratic representatives, the head of Columbia University, and assorted left-wing journalist types, from Salon’s Glenn Greenwald to disgraced former MSNBC host David Shuster, who now works for a Soros-funded investigative operation.
The rest of the list reads like a “Who’s Who” of left-wing organizations and talking heads, including the president of PBS, a senior vice president with American Public Media, an Al Jazeera English executive, the president of the Newspaper Guild – CWA and Washington Post columnist Rob Pegoraro. Many others have Soros connections, such as:
Common Cause, which has been going after conservative Supreme Court justices who have some connection to the Koch brothers. Common Cause seems immune to similar investigations of their own gravy train.
Columbia Journalism Review’s Dean Starkman. He is chief of the review’s “The Audit” section and a 2006 Katrina Media Fellow with the Open Society Institute, the primary Soros charitable foundation.
Free Press, which is holding the conference. Free Press has received more than $1 million from Soros since 2003 and has 18 presenters pushing for things like “strong public media” or an extremely expensive national broadband plan they quaintly describe as “universal access to communications.”
Think Progress’s Koch-hating Lee Fang. Think Progress is a project of Democrat John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, which was founded with Soros money. Fang is on the panel for: “Real Issues vs. Astroturf: Confronting the Koch Brothers,” and makes the laughable claim “this is not about liberals versus conservatives” when the entire goal of the left is to shut down the Kochs to defund the right.
Everywhere you they go in Boston, they’ll be making more left turns than NASCAR. It’s an event filled with lefties dissatisfied that the news media aren’t even more liberal, and their goal will be to make that happen. Whether it’s “Beyond Pronouns: Creating Real Stories About Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People” or pushing for illegal immigrant rights, the conference is a predictable liberal take on pretty much everything.
But the over-arching theme is getting government to fix the media. Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, whose school also includes the well-known and partly Soros-funded Columbia School of Journalism, is one of several speakers advocating for increased government funding for media. He called for federal funding of the media in a 2010 Wall Street Journal piece with the terrifying headline: “Journalism Needs Government Help.” Bollinger pushed for the creation of a public media that combines NPR, PBS and Voice of America. He also wants to “end to the regulation of ‘indecent’ language and images in broadcast programming” and return to the Fairness Doctrine.
Day by Day by Chris MuirChris, sort of like the MSNBC anchors/pundits who have DNC (Democratic National Committee) stamped on their foreheads.
But, George Soros, the currency speculator, will NOT be able to hide his duplicity in trying to influence the American political process. No more hiding the fact that he funds many of the Far Left media enterprises who spin the news HIS WAY.
The internet, including Twitter, Facebook and the Blogosphere will keep the LEFT exposed – unlike in the 2004, 2006 and 2008 election cycles.+++++++++++In blogging matters, I will be away most of the day driving to Los Angeles to the LA Half Marathon Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Then, I get to fight the Obama/Boxer generated traffic mess to timely return to Thousand Oaks for my daughter, Anna’s wedding rehearsal.
A busy day, but if something breaks, my laptop and hotspot are in hand.
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Chris, I somehow think National Public Radio (NPR) now has bigger problems than George Soros buying off some supposed journalists. Or should they be called JORNOLISTS?
In fact, The New York Times doesn’t even mention the left-wing ideology of the foundation that is supplying $1.8 million to NPR so it can hire political reporters across the country.
The left-wing Open Society Foundations is donating the large sum to NPR for a project being called “Impact of Government.” The project is planning to add at least 100 reporters across the country to cover local state house politics to fill the holes left by the firing of so many local reporters due to the contraction in the field of journalism over the last decade.
Did you see overnight that NPR has fired Juan Williams for voicing his concerns about Muslims?
Here is the video of Juan William’s comments on the Bill O’Reilly Show:
Wow, NPR accepting $ millions form a Far Left Radical Hack to influence the news and then firing a moderate lefty political commentator for voicing his opinion on television (talk about chilling free speech). All of this while accepting American taxpayer money for their operation.
I, somehow, foresee some Congressional hearings when the GOP takes control of the House in January – and some firings/resignations.
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Quantum of Solace with George Soros becomes MORE like Quantum of Sorrows as to what George and the Sandlers have done for the American LEFT and to the American economy.
The financial elite have paid for the Democrat Party and the Obama Administration. Let’s see if these Pols receive any solace when George Soros pulls their strings for HIS profit.
The Forbidden Saturday Nigh Live skit featuring George Soros, Herbert and Marion Sandler and the pols that enabled them has been reposted as per editing and redaction by NBC.
The original SNL skit is here at Pat Dollard’s blog.
Michelle Malkin posted screens shots and a complete transcript here.
And, here is the edited skit as reposted at NBC:
So, why was the original skit taken down and censored?The company line is that the skit “didn’t meet their standards.”
A “Saturday Night Live” skit that skewered President Bush, Democrats, homebuyers and subprime lenders for their roles in the mortgage meltdown was removed from the program’s website because it “didn’t meet out standards,” a spokesman for the show said Tuesday. An edited version of the skit will be re-posted online soon, the spokesman said.
The skit, a parody of a C-SPAN news conference, ridiculed subprime borrowers, housing speculators and Herb and Marion Sandler, the real-life couple who built Golden West Financial into a subprime lending powerhouse and sold it to Wachovia before the subprime collapse. At one point in the skit, the Herb Sandler character says he made $24 billion off the subprime boom. Graphics then appear labeling the Sandlers as “People who should be shot.”
“Upon review, we caught certain elements in the sketch that didn’t meet our standards,” a spokesman for the program said in an e-mail message today. “We took it down and made some minor changes, and it will be back online soon.”
The Left dismisses the FLAP as just “sketch comedy” and nothing sinister. Oh Really?
In an interview with Gold, the showâ€™s executive producer, Lorne Michaels, said the Sandlers were distraught but had not demanded the changes. He noted the â€œPeople who should be shotâ€ line was deleted as was a reference to their â€œcorrupt activities.â€
But a comparison of the two versions shows that actually a little more than that was cut. What also was excised was any mention of the involvement of Massachusettsâ€™ Rep. Frank in the Sandler subprime messâ€¦
In the original skit Sandler addresses Frank, saying, â€œAnd thank you Congressman Frank as well as many Republicans for helping block Congressional oversight of our corrupt activities.â€
To which Frank replies enthusiastically, â€œNot at all!â€
Let’s face it folks, there has been “PRESSURE” placed on NBC to edit or even remove the skit. They have resisted because of the overt censorship of the flap but made changes as a remedy when the lawsuits come. And, the will.
The fact is the Democrats, notably Congressman Barney Frank and their left-wing billionaire friends of George Soros and Herbert/Marion Sandler have been complicit in the financial meltdown which is at hand. The skit offered cynical transparency.
The parties involved did not like it and attempted to quash the speech. But…..the SNL skit had already aired.
Now, all of America knows and there WILL BE repercussions.
Flap posted about this Saturday Night Live skit yesterday and embedded the video from NBC. Shortly thereafter the video disappeared.
Pat Dollard has the skit here. Go and watch it before he gets the obligatory CEASE and DESIST letter from the NBC Universal attorneys.
NBC is furiously erasing its tracks. Any attempts to upload the forbidden SNL bailout skit skewering George Soros and his left-wing subprime schemer friends Herbert and Marion Sandler will likely be squashed. So, I transcribed the whole comedy sketch for you and provided screenshots for the 7-minute video that has disappeared from NBC and Hulu. (Pat Dollardâ€™s blog has posted the full clip on its server. Thanks to Ms. Underestimated for the .wmv file.)
The hits on the Sandlers ( â€œPeople who should be shotâ€) and Soros ( â€œOwner, Democratic Partyâ€) occur near the end of the skit.
So much for freedom of speech.
More information on the Sandlers here and their involvement with subprime mortgage loans and Wachovia Bank.
Want to bet whether George Soros threatens NBC Universal with a lawsuit along with the Sandlers? Or will NBC News allow him to explain on Meet The Press?
Flap bets the former.
SNL left out the part about Chris Dodd and Barack Obama’s complicity. But, with John McCain finally taking up the issue, there will be more.
Watch all of the skit and you will wonder why McCain has been so late to the dance.