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    BFP Exposé: CIA-Obama-George Soros Coordinated Misinformation Campaign Targets Russia

    Sibel Edmonds | October 18, 2013

    http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2013...argets-russia/

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    Democracy Now! Let’s get down to it by using well-documented and sourced information on Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, and the stage called Democracy Now! [All Emphasis Mine]:

    Serious questions have arisen about how Democracy Now!, begun and developed with the resources of Pacifica Radio and grants from the Carnegie Corporation, the Ford Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund and others, suddenly became independent and the effective property of Amy Goodman without recompense to Pacifica. This transfer apparently included valuable assets such as trademarks, ownership of years of archived programs, affiliate station access, and more. In a contract that remains secret, Amy Goodman is also receiving $1 million per year for a five-year period that began in 2002, according to Pacifica Treasurer Jabari Zakiya, to continue doing what has become Pacifica's flagship morning news program. This is more than double Goodman's officially stated stipend of $440,000 per year from Pacifica Radio. Democracy Now! receives indirect funding from George Soros, and direct funding from the Ford Foundation, the Glaser Foundation, Soros' Open Society Institute… …

    By the way, Amy Goodman has this in common with these people:

    Prominent journalists like ABC's Christiane Amanpour and former Washington Post editor and now Vice President Len Downie serve on boards of operations that take Soros cash. This despite the Society of Professional Journalists' ethical code stating: ''avoid all conflicts real or perceived.'' … Everyone knows that Goodman and her stage, Democracy Now!, has received millions and millions of dollars from Gorge Soros directly. Of course, no one knows how much exactly, because, Democracy Now is never available to answer that question when asked: Just that one Soros-funded operation is heard ''on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.'' But it posts no formal audience numbers. Phone calls to ''Democracy Now!'' were not returned.
    "There are three sorts of conspiracy: by the people who complain, by the people who write, by the people who take action. There is nothing to fear from the first group, the two others are more dangerous; but the police have to be part of all three,"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Rigby View Post
    BFP Exposé: CIA-Obama-George Soros Coordinated Misinformation Campaign Targets Russia

    Sibel Edmonds | October 18, 2013

    http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2013...argets-russia/

    Extract:

    Democracy Now! Let’s get down to it by using well-documented and sourced information on Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, and the stage called Democracy Now! [All Emphasis Mine]:

    Serious questions have arisen about how Democracy Now!, begun and developed with the resources of Pacifica Radio and grants from the Carnegie Corporation, the Ford Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund and others, suddenly became independent and the effective property of Amy Goodman without recompense to Pacifica. This transfer apparently included valuable assets such as trademarks, ownership of years of archived programs, affiliate station access, and more. In a contract that remains secret, Amy Goodman is also receiving $1 million per year for a five-year period that began in 2002, according to Pacifica Treasurer Jabari Zakiya, to continue doing what has become Pacifica's flagship morning news program. This is more than double Goodman's officially stated stipend of $440,000 per year from Pacifica Radio. Democracy Now! receives indirect funding from George Soros, and direct funding from the Ford Foundation, the Glaser Foundation, Soros' Open Society Institute… …

    By the way, Amy Goodman has this in common with these people:

    Prominent journalists like ABC's Christiane Amanpour and former Washington Post editor and now Vice President Len Downie serve on boards of operations that take Soros cash. This despite the Society of Professional Journalists' ethical code stating: ''avoid all conflicts real or perceived.'' … Everyone knows that Goodman and her stage, Democracy Now!, has received millions and millions of dollars from Gorge Soros directly. Of course, no one knows how much exactly, because, Democracy Now is never available to answer that question when asked: Just that one Soros-funded operation is heard ''on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.'' But it posts no formal audience numbers. Phone calls to ''Democracy Now!'' were not returned.

    I have two close friends-very anti war- who watch it daily. I have had my reservations for some time and this just confirmed. Thanks.

    Dawn

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    What do you expect? Amy, a good little progressive who never wants to deal with 911 conspiracies has sold out, big deal… its hard not to when you get so many enticements.

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    I personally have emailed to Goodman and DN! staff to report on 911-related events (and other highly significant 'national security state' issues). Every one of those emails has been met with silence and non-action. This, as pointed out is a HUGE flaw in their coverage. There are obviously certain lines which they do not cross and areas of investigative reporting in which they don't venture. This is rightly condemned as are the sources of some of their funding [the remainder of their funding comes from viewer contributions]. That said, their coverage on other progressive issues is almost without equal and I don't suggest ignoring them totally - only being aware of their limitations and constrictions on some issues. This is true not only for DN!, but for much of the other 'progressive' and alternative media. Take what is good; reject and condemn that which is bad or missing. Work to forge an alternative that will cover the issues they will not. A certain kind of 'purism' will only throw throw out the good with the bad. This is how the 'Left' usually eats its own and allows the 'Right' to grow unchecked.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
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    Although other programs on the stations that air DN have 911conspiracy lore, Amy and DN, who are and still desire to be mainstream within progressive politics, won't go into 911 stuff because it still is taboo for the mainstream. Amy knows this therefore won’t touch it…if she did her mainstream sources of support might dry up.

    “Oh that’s that crazy woman touting 911 conspiracies” might jeopardize her standing and she might never again appear on mainstream outlets.


    911 is a killer for careers but JFK is somewhat allowed...

    Probably because all or most of the JFK murderers are dead or dam near dead but the 911 killers are still alive and well and in operational mode!
    Last edited by Zakariyya Ishaq; 09-26-2015 at 11:37 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zakariyya Ishaq View Post
    Although other programs on the stations that air DN have 911conspiracy lore, Amy and DN, who are and still desire to be mainstream within progressive politics, won't go into 911 stuff because it still is taboo for the mainstream. Amy knows this therefore won’t touch it…if she did her mainstream sources of support might dry up.

    “Oh that’s that crazy woman touting 911 conspiracies” might jeopardize her standing and she might never again appear on mainstream outlets.


    911 is a killer for careers but JFK is somewhat allowed...

    Probably because all or most of the JFK murderers are dead or dam near dead but the 911 killers are still alive and well and in operational mode!
    To my knowledge, DN! has never touched any of the major assassinations either! I know I've tried to push her on that in emails too, without reply or effect. And when you do have a good show like Guns and Butter that will cover such topics well, they don't get the 'circulation', nice production values, high-profile guests or backing that DN! does. It's an uphill battle! Unknown, is what Goodman actually feels or believes on such matters in her heart of hearts. What is clear, however, is she won't touch those topics at all, and I don't believe she ever would dare to. Sadly. To me it seems clear that her major financial sponsors would not sponsor the show should it veer into those 'missing' areas. That is the beauty of not having sponsors other than listener-sponsors, perhaps.

    To DN!'s credit, they have had a few interviews with people who believe Capitalism is the problem, not the solution and have done great reportage on many important issues. I don't give them a 'free pass' on their glaring omissions, mentioned above.

    Here is a long list of groups funded by Soros http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/v...ry.asp?id=1237
    Last edited by Peter Lemkin; 09-27-2015 at 05:35 AM.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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