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Ever wonder exactly why conservative TV and radio out-rate traditional and network media, sometimes 3 or 4 to 1? Why Fox News drowns CNN regularly, virtually at any and all times of the day?
Why Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham and a whole host of conservative talk-show hosts attract millions more listeners and viewers than any more liberal counterparts, no matter when or where they’re on the air?
Why conservative Web and blog sites like this one attract millions of readers and responders, while most of the more liberal ones scramble and compete for smaller audiences?
Why Bill O’Reilly is a more trusted source for accurate news and reasoned viewpoints than any of the big network anchors? Why Glenn Beck has been tripling or quadrupling the ratings of a Chris Matthews or a Rachel Maddow, even though the latter have huge networks and lots of money to promote them?
There is one simple reason: These programs and hosts resonate to the true feelings of a majority of Americans! They’re not “selling” them a point of view – these anchors and hosts genuinely and deeply believe what they’re saying, and so do the vast majority of thinking, caring citizens. And so the citizens watch and listen to people who think like they do. It’s that simple.
But it’s driving the liberal media crazy … and worse. In a desperate effort to match the ratings, the advertising dollars and the influence they used to have, much of big media have tried to outspend and out-promote their conservative counterparts. And they’ve failed, dramatically. It seems the executives and producers haven’t yet seen the stark, obvious fact: The American public is more conservative than liberal, more traditional than “progressive,” more pro-American and Judeo-Christian in their core beliefs than the majority of men and women who are actually paid handsomely to report the news objectively, without liberal biases and opinions.
They don’t get it, and they don’t like it. So they are putty in the hands of unscrupulous, manipulative billionaire socialists like George Soros. Soros isn’t the only one of these would-be puppet masters, but he’s the foremost, the kingpin. He and a clique of other very wealthy “progressives” have decided they have to take matters into their own hands, and they’ve got the billions to do it.
Just last year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy named George Soros their most “charitable donor” of 2010. Get this – he gave $332 million to ultra-liberal organizations, many of which he bankrolled, and many committed to undermining what most of us cherish as American values, freedoms and sovereignty. That’s $332 million that we know of. There may have been many millions more.
This man, obviously a financial genius, is determined to remake America into his idea of a socialist state. Never mind that our country’s capitalist system has made it possible to become a Croesus, a multibillionaire, using our free-market trading opportunities to build his fortune – he now wants to meld us into a one-world government in which “for the good of mankind” we all are reduced to equal status and subservient to a “benevolent,” all-controlling Big Brother state.
After the 2004 elections, when the liberal left failed to win – again – the highest office in the land, frustrated liberal donors realized that to win elections, they needed to win the messaging war. At that point, George Soros abandoned all pretense and revealed his intention to help bring about a sinister “regime change.” He told the Washington Post, “America, under George Bush, is a danger to the world. And I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is. … These aren’t normal times. The ends justify every legal means possible.”
Then, at his prompting and leadership, other donors heeded the advice of Rob Stein, a veteran of the Clinton administration. Stein recommended that donors radically depart from the status quo and build their own ideological movement – also referred to as a “Shadow Party” – that would force politicians to follow their directives, not vice versa.
According to the 2008 article “Inside the Disinformation Machine” by the Capital Research Center, donors co-founded the Democracy Alliance, “an ultra-secretive billionaires club that wants to transform America into a European-style socialist state.”
In addition to building a new political infrastructure, donors also set about to fundamentally transform media. How? They invested huge sums in an elaborate maze of nonprofits, think tanks and activist networks to help manufacture messaging, polling data and “research” to underscore their far-left agenda. Moreover, the mainstream media – already reeling from buyouts, mergers, layoffs and falling ratings – gradually became willing accomplices and a reliable echo chamber, reporting what they were fed as “news.”
Then, not leaving anything to chance, several liberal groups, including the notorious MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, created Media Matters for America in 2004 to go on the offensive and attack the press itself when it “strays from liberal orthodoxy.” The powerful blog relentlessly attacks conservative politicians, commentators and media outlets to silence debate – even if that means manufacturing disinformation or distorting the truth.
Think I’m exaggerating? Here’s a partial list of the organizations funded by Soros and his Open Society Institute, compiled by DiscovertheNetwork.org:
- >Air America Radio (which starred Al Franken and lost millions)
- American Family Voices (coordinates media campaigns charging Republican with wrongdoing)
- Center for American Progress
- Common Cause
- Democracy Now!
- Independent Media Center
- Institute for Public Accuracy
- Media Fund (produces and places political ads on TV, radio, print, Internet)
- National Public Radio (founded in 1970, with 90 public radio stations as charter members, today a loose network of more than 750 U.S. radio stations across the country, primarily based on college and university campuses)
- New America Foundation
- Open Society Foundations (through which Soros recently donated $1.8 million to NPR after the firing of host Juan Williams last October, to hire 100 “political reporters” across the country)
- Pacifica Foundation (Owns and operates Pacifica Radio, known from its birth for socialist-Marxist rhetoric of class warfare and hatred for capitalism)
Friend, this is no game. It’s a war, a war for the minds of our young, a war for the integrity of a free press, a veritable war for the future of our republic. The heavily funded socialist groups have a very dangerous foothold in our media, and the only force strong enough to face them down is a truly free, courageous and conservative citizenry.