Aly Nielsen is a staff writer and research analyst for MRC Business.
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Yet another liberal media entity has suspended a high-ranking executive for serious sexual harassment allegations that go back to 2008. Independent Media Institute (IMI) executive director Don Hazen has been placed on “indefinite” leave after six women accused him of inappropriately touching them and showing them explicit pictures of himself, according to Buzzfeed. IMI, which publishes the liberal outlet AlterNet, has received nearly $4.5 million since 2003 from donors including Soros’ Open Society Institute, the Ford Foundation, the Packard Foundation and the Park Foundation.
This year for Christmas The Washington Post is getting a rosy movie named after itself. The Post film, due out Dec. 22, dramatizes the paper’s 1971 decision to publish the Pentagon Papers which revealed the White House had been lying about the Vietnam War. The film was produced by Participant Media, a media company funded by left-leaning donors that often creates left-wing films.
Net neutrality proponents have claimed the regulations combat censorship, yet YouTube happily censored a video of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai defending a net neutrality repeal.
Liberal media bias has existed for years, but in 2017, it appeared to reach unprecedented levels given the media’s hostility to President Donald Trump. The media distorted many stories in 2017, in many different ways. They ranged from lies such as Al Gore’s claim that “Superstorm Sandy” proved a global warming prediction from An Inconvenient Truth was true, to using Big Bird to mislead about public broadcasting budget cuts.
Soros-funded journalism is coming to seven states in 2018, thanks to ProPublica. The liberal journalism nonprofit announced on Dec. 9 it had chosen journalists in Louisiana, West Virginia, Oregon, New Mexico, Indiana, Illinois and Florida to receive year-long stipends to pursue ProPublica-approved investigations.
As sexual harassment and assault accusations tear through celebrity and political circles, three women turned to a Soros-funded film group to once again share their allegations against President Donald Trump.
Trump has repeatedly denied the claims and at a campaign event in Oct, 2016, said at least one of the women “would not be my first choice.”
Billionaire activist Tom Steyer is so left-wing, even Democrats have criticized his impeachment push. But rather than back down, Steyer pressed on, and insisted the “American people absolutely love” his impeachment campaign. “[W]hat you see is a bunch of people from inside Washington D.C. who find this threatening, but the American people absolutely love it,” Steyer said.
ABC proved its network has a "fake news" problem, after false reports about a former Trump advisor led to a correspondent's suspension. The incident reflected on ABC as a whole because it took the network so long to acknowledge and correct the error, according to MRC Vice President of Business and Culture Dan Gainor. He said it should also leave people wondering “how can you trust anything” from ABC.
The national unemployment rate is already at a low 4.1 percent rate, but some economists think it could go even lower in the next two years. However, many liberal news outlets ignored the forecast. Goldman Sachs economists issued a forecast in November that the U.S. unemployment rate could fall to as little as 3.5 percent by late 2019. The three broadcast networks and several major newspapers ignored their views.
While liberals made many different objections to the GOP’s latest tax reform plan, one former Obama and Clinton administration economist claims the plan will literally kill. Economist Larry Summers told CNBC viewers the Republican tax bill “would result in 10,000 extra deaths per year.” He appeared on CNBC Squawk Box on Dec. 4, to discuss the Republican tax bill.
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) fired famous radio personality Garrison Keillor over “allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him,” on Nov. 29, 2017. MPR has been funded by multiple liberals including George Soros and the Ford Foundation.
Giving Tuesday is intended to be a reminder to give to others, following the retail shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
All kinds of nonprofit groups and charities ask for donations on Giving Tuesday, but at least seven liberal groups including big names like the American Civil Liberties Union and GLAAD name dropped President Donald Trump in their campaigns — negatively, of course.
One of the liberal media’s tactics for criticizing tax cuts is to complain about increased deficits.
That was the tack CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer used on Nov. 27, while interviewing Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about the GOP tax plan.
A “secretive” network of liberal donors co-founded by George Soros is pushing to elect liberal prosecutors in 2018, according to a document obtained by the Free Beacon. But further behind the scenes, Soros is funding even-more-radical plans -- to potentially take away the people’s right to elect judges.
Billionaire climate activist and Democrat funder Tom Steyer has launched a single-handed attempt to make impeaching President Donald Trump the central issue of the 2018 midterm elections. Yet, not one broadcast network news show -- morning or evening -- has covered the story.
The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level in seventeen years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October jobs report. The report also showed 261,000 jobs added, but ABC didn’t bother covering the good economic news on Nov. 3. World News Tonight ignored the report, but found time to cover a study blaming fossil fuels for “man-made” global warming.
Ethical journalists are to avoid conflicts of interests, yet The Washington Post’s owner was just honored for his extensive gay rights activism. Post owner Jeff Bezos, who also owns Amazon, received the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) National Equality Award on Nov. 28, 2017. In his acceptance speech, he claimed to want Amazon employees “empowered to speak their mind and to be heard.”
Feminists were outraged when the Women’s March announced a man, Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders, would begin its October Women’s Convention. That was changed, but it turns out, there’s another old, white man prominently connected to convention partners: liberal billionaire George Soros.
Sexual harassment and abuse by Hollywood elites should be obvious to anyone who watches the movies and TV shows Hollywood produces. The fact is, Hollywood never hid its sexual harassment or abuse in fiction — often depicting “casting couch” scenarios, turning harassment and assault into jokes and depicting rape fantasies as “love.”
Left-wing financier George Soros just nearly tripled the size of his foundation by adding an additional $18 billion in assets. The foundation has funded liberal activism on immigration, abortion, journalism and a myriad of other issues. It’s soon-to-be president was also formerly a DNC executive director.