AP to distribute liberal propaganda from non-profits

Ed Lasky
The media world faces problems that many of us face: shrinking resources and smaller pocketbooks. Now comes news that Associated Press will begin distributing to their media outlets (over 1500 newspapers) investigative work conducted by four nonprofit  groups, one of them being Pro Publica.

This is a group formed and funded by Herbert and Marion Sandler: two ultra-wealthy and ultra-liberal activists from California who made their fortune from selling their savings and loan empire to Wachovia Bank. Their company was turbocharged by the "Pick-a-Pay" mortgages promoted by them. They walked away from the Wachovia deal with more than two billion dollars.

Also left behind were the ruined future of their customers and billions of dollars of losses that drove Wachovia into the arms of Wells Fargo (the takeover of Wachovia was lubricated with many billions of dollars of taxpayer money). The Sandler's have joined forces with people like George Soros to leverage their wealth for liberal goals. They, like Soros, are major funders of the Center for American Progress, for example, a think tank that has supplied many of the key decision-makers in the Obama administration.

Pro Publica is an extension of these efforts to change America. Pro Publica investigations have inclined to take an adversary approach to American enterprise( for example, the group has opposed exploitation of the Marcellus Shale reserves, a vast storehouse of natural gas).  . Coincidentally, a shortage of domestic natural gas will fuel the fortunes of George Soros who has invested in energy companies that would benefit from such a scarcity.

Liberal activists have discovered that they can operate in the media world to bring about change (the Center for American Progress has a media arm, as well). Media Matters, for example,  tries to generate criticism of coverage not to the liking of its liberal supporters, and has urged boycotts of Fox News. But efforts can take a pro-active form by generating and controlling national narratives.

Their efforts in the political world (by funding politicians, 527 groups, the Secretary of States project) can be enhanced by their media efforts . This can be a powerful symbiotic relationship - powerful and perilous for those who stands in its way.

If there is any doubts that Pro Publica exists to gets its versions of reality to be spread around the nation, one need to only look at its website. There is an invitation to please "steal their stories"- a cost free way to spread their ideology to a media world all too eager for free material-whether tainted by partisan purposes or not.


The media world faces problems that many of us face: shrinking resources and smaller pocketbooks. Now comes news that Associated Press will begin distributing to their media outlets (over 1500 newspapers) investigative work conducted by four nonprofit  groups, one of them being Pro Publica.

This is a group formed and funded by Herbert and Marion Sandler: two ultra-wealthy and ultra-liberal activists from California who made their fortune from selling their savings and loan empire to Wachovia Bank. Their company was turbocharged by the "Pick-a-Pay" mortgages promoted by them. They walked away from the Wachovia deal with more than two billion dollars.

Also left behind were the ruined future of their customers and billions of dollars of losses that drove Wachovia into the arms of Wells Fargo (the takeover of Wachovia was lubricated with many billions of dollars of taxpayer money). The Sandler's have joined forces with people like George Soros to leverage their wealth for liberal goals. They, like Soros, are major funders of the Center for American Progress, for example, a think tank that has supplied many of the key decision-makers in the Obama administration.

Pro Publica is an extension of these efforts to change America. Pro Publica investigations have inclined to take an adversary approach to American enterprise( for example, the group has opposed exploitation of the Marcellus Shale reserves, a vast storehouse of natural gas).  . Coincidentally, a shortage of domestic natural gas will fuel the fortunes of George Soros who has invested in energy companies that would benefit from such a scarcity.

Liberal activists have discovered that they can operate in the media world to bring about change (the Center for American Progress has a media arm, as well). Media Matters, for example,  tries to generate criticism of coverage not to the liking of its liberal supporters, and has urged boycotts of Fox News. But efforts can take a pro-active form by generating and controlling national narratives.

Their efforts in the political world (by funding politicians, 527 groups, the Secretary of States project) can be enhanced by their media efforts . This can be a powerful symbiotic relationship - powerful and perilous for those who stands in its way.

If there is any doubts that Pro Publica exists to gets its versions of reality to be spread around the nation, one need to only look at its website. There is an invitation to please "steal their stories"- a cost free way to spread their ideology to a media world all too eager for free material-whether tainted by partisan purposes or not.