The Soros Project is a collection of original research detailing the substantial influence of liberal billionaire George Soros and other top liberal donors.


by: Mike Ciandella | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 12:07pm

Look behind the bylines for The New York Times front page story about how some large corporations donated to tax-exempt groups and there’s another name – George Soros. The liberal investor is one of the richest people in the world and has given at least $550 million to help fund left-wing organizations.

The Times’ July 7 story relied on information from the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Responsive Politics and the Center for Political Accountability. All three organizations have received money from Soros’s Open Society Foundations – nearly $3.8 million in total. And yet, ironically, the Times referred to these heavily Soros-funded groups while they called out conservative groups for their political spending.

As Times staffers Mike McIntire and Nicholas Confessore rightly pointed out, the weakness of Super PACs is that they...

by: Mike Ciandella | Friday, June 22, 2012 - 11:03am

PBS will air “Dollars and Dentists,” a Soros-connected documentary advocating for socialized dental coverage, claiming there is a lack of affordable  dental care endangering the lives of millions of children. A press release and promo for the “Frontline” special, which debuts on June 26, reveals that in addition to the convenient election year timing, the documentary is hyperbolic, and made in conjunction with a group that gets funding from the the left-wing billionaire.

The narrator for the documentary is an outspoken proponent of lefty propaganda and the whole thing is backed by organizations funded, in part, by George Soros. The arguments of “Dollars and Dentists” also closely parallel a...

| Monday, June 4, 2012 - 10:25am

 Executive Summary

The media often talk about left-wing billionaire George Soros – especially his investments and his charity work. But those same news stories seldom give a complete picture of the man behind many of the liberal or “progressive” organizations in the United States and around the world.

Soros has amassed monumental wealth ($20 billion according to Forbes), but he has used much of that money to underwrite political operations, liberal higher education and an international organization that makes him one of the most powerful and influential men in the world. It has also made him among the most hated, not that the U.S. news media report on that. In fact, the American media seldom tell anything about Soros’s problems abroad or his hard-left agenda here at home. Some of the low points all-but ignored by the media include his $3 million fine for insider trading in France and how he operates his “own foreign policy”...

by: Mike Ciandella | Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 3:29pm

Brave New Films, Soros ally Robert Greenwald’s pet project, is releasing a film aptly titled “Koch Brothers Exposed.” The film is presented as a shocking expose of a looming threat to democracy, and features a parade of left-wing “experts” who talk about how the conservative philanthropist brothers are actually trying to remake America in their own image.

Brave New Films is a part of the Media Consortium, an organization that “'is a network of the country's leading, progressive, independent media outlets.” The list is predictable –  everything from Alternet to the Young Turks, who have since lost their MSNBC show.

Soros funds nearly every major left-wing media source in the United States through the Media Consortium which has gotten $425,000 in Soros funds since 2000.

More than half of the experts who speak in the video are from organizations which are funded by Soros, either directly or as a part of the Media Consortium. Others include the likes...

by: Mike Ciandella | Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 9:54am

President Obama has nominated Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim as his candidate for the Presidency of the World Bank. Economist and George Soros crony Jeffrey Sachs pulled his name from consideration as soon as Kim’s candidacy was announced. Sachs announced on twitter this morning that “Jim Kim is a superb nominee for WB. I support him 100%. I thank all who supported me and know they'll be very pleased with today's news.”

The media love Sachs. Will they love Kim too? Both Sachs and Kim have ties to Soros, and Sachs’s ties are such that an endorsement from Sachs can almost be viewed as an endorsement from Soros himself. Kim himself once said that “The high point [of his career] was when we started receiving support, first from George Soros who gave us our first grants [to battle tuberculosis]”.

Andrew Trotman of Britain’s The Telegraph concluded his...

by: Iris Somberg | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:54am

Head of the George Soros-funded Pacific Institute admitted to releasing documents from the Heartland Institute that he falsely obtained. The group’s sleazy attack was then promoted by liberal bloggers and quickly gained steam. The story was picked up by the New York Times, Politico and other media outlets.

Pacific Institute, the group that lied in order to obtain the documents, received $275,000 from Soros’s Open Society Foundations since 2006. This vicious attack by the left resulted in the release of information on the Heartland Institute’s fundraising strategy, budget, and plans to combat global warming alarmism.

Peter Gleick, president of the Soros-funded Pacific Institute, admitted to releasing the documents himself and offered his apologies. Gleick cited his frustration with the “ongoing efforts -- often anonymous, well-funded, and coordinated...

by: Dan Gainor | Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 4:19pm

Only the politically correct media could think a film about the dangers of radical Islam would be controversial … in New York City, the city of the World Trade Center attack by radical Islamists.

 

But that's exactly the case, as The New York Times has written seven separate pieces - including an op-ed and an editorial - on the ''firestorm'' over the movie ''The Third Jihad.'' The editorial, headlined ''Hate Film,'' criticized the New York Police Department's ''decision to show a hate-filled film about Muslims to more than 1,400 city police officers.''

 

The paper cited the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University for its work gaining police documents. The Times even called out the Clarion Fund, which produced the video. Nowhere in any of the reporting, did the paper mention that the Brennan Center has received $7,591,129 from the George Soros-run Open Society Foundations.

 

But it goes into great depth attacking the...

by: Iris Somberg | Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 2:59pm

A hit job on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in the Dec. 5-11 Bloomberg Businessweek accepts the liberal mantra that corporations are evil and buy support through shadowy groups. The five page article, "Pssst … Wanna Buy a Law?," is thick with one-sided caricatures of conservative policies could have easily been written by a left-wing blogger.


ALEC is a non-profit that promotes limited government, free markets, and federalism. The do this "through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America's state legislators, members of the private sector, the federal government, and general public."


That may not sound sinister, but according to authors Brendan Greeley and Alison Fitzgerald, the organization is a dark house of conservative horrors. "ALEC's online library contains model bills that tighten voter identification...

by: Dan Gainor | Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 3:25pm

It's easy to see George Soros's imprint on most major American left-wing organizations. All you have to do is look at their financial forms. George Soros aids hundreds of left-wing groups in America each year under the auspices of his Open Society Foundations. In just 10 years, Soros has given more than $550 million to liberal organizations in the United States.


And that's really just a beginning. That total represents about 27 percent of the $2 billion given out by the American branches of his Open Society Foundations from 2000 to 2009. (2010 forms are unavailable and Open Society staff uncooperative.) Overall, he has given more than $8 billion to those foundations since they first started in 1993, as an outgrowth of his "open society" charity efforts dating back to 1979. His foundations credit him as having given that money "to support human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education in 70 countries."


According to The New...

by: Iris Somberg | Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:00am
George Soros is up to his old tricks again. The "sugar daddy of the legalization movement," as conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer described him, has given more than $31,394,572 to the Drug Policy Alliance, which will host its biennial convention Nov. 2-5 in California to build support for the drug legalization movement. But when the media mention DPA, they either fail to note the Soros connection or fall $30 million short on how much he funded them. Media Research Center Media coverage of DPA has left out Soros's influence with the group. In the past two years, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and USA Today referenced DPA 58 times. Only 7 percent (4 of 58) of those stories labeled Soros as a backer of the organization. In those rare times he was mentioned, his contribution was never described as more...