The over $32 billion that leftist billionaire George Soros poured into his organizations to spread his radical “open society” agenda on abortion, Marxist economics, anti-Americanism, defunding the police, environmental extremism and LGBT fanaticism around the globe has paid dividends.
In fact, his funding has helped him establish ties with some of the biggest name media personalities in the United States and abroad which help indoctrinate millions with his views on a day-to-day basis. MRC Business found at least 54 prominent media figures (e.g. reporters, anchors, columnists, editors, news executives and journalists) who are tied to Soros through their connections to organizations that he funds. These include personalities like NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and The Washington Post executive editor Sally Buzbee.
This is the final report in a three-part series that reveals the extent of Soros’ influence over the international media. MRC Business’ extensive research has uncovered 253 journalism and activist media groups across the world financed to the tune of $131 million between 2016 and 2020 by Soros’ enormous network of philanthropic organizations, which allows him to leave an unparalleled footprint on global media. This network of media ties allows Soros to hold sizable influence over the stories that the media covers, how they cover those stories, and what stories they don’t cover. Soros once told The New York Times that he was working to “bend” the arc of history “in the right direction,” and he’s using his global media clout to do it.
The media influence and ties that Soros bought was enough to insulate him from being seriously investigated by most journalists. Whenever a conservative critic dared to raise any objections to Soros’ spending and major political footprint, the liberal media worked overtime to characterize those critics as anti-Semites, as Bongino Report Content Manager Matt Palumbo told MRC Business in an exclusive interview. But mostly what Soros buys is silence.
- 54 Soros-Tied Figures Linked to Major Media: MRC found at least 54 media figures (e.g. anchors, columnists, editors, news executives and journalists) who are prominent individuals in news and activist media, in addition to some of the most powerful media conglomerates in the United States and abroad. These included figures like NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour, The Washington Post executive editor Sally Buzbee, PolitiFact Editor-In-Chief Angie Drobnic Holan and Bloomberg News co-founder Matthew Winkler.
- Soros-Tied Media Figures Defend Him from His Critics: Soros’ $131 million in media spending has virtually insulated him from any serious investigations by journalists. If anything, media figures tied to Soros tend to smear anyone who criticizes him as being anti-Semitic. CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour harassed Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and accused his boss, Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, of “stoking anti-Semitism” because he opposes Soros’ radical open border agenda. NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt exploited a violent attack on Soros’ home to take a generalized swipe at his critics by painting Soros as a “target of conspiracy theories.”
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MRC Business Researcher Jeffrey Clark contributed to this report.