Joseph Vazquez

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Staff Writer/ Research Analyst


Joseph graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University in 2018. In June, 2019, he completed an exclusive fellowship with the Hertog Foundation, where he participated in their "Nuclear Strategy and World Order" program. He now works as a research analyst covering dark money, campaign finance, economics and business news for MRC Business. His work has been featured on Drudge Report, Fox News, Breitbart, Life News, CBN News, NRL News Today, Students for Life, Savage Nation and The Mark Levin Show. Follow Joseph on Twitter: @JV3MRC

Email: jvazquez@mrc.org

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National Public Radio (“NPR”) has historically been criticized for liberal bias. Is it any wonder why, particularly when there’s a money trail from liberal organizations bankrolling an already taxpayer-funded news outlet? Ten liberal organizations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ($14,164,937), the Ford Foundation ($12,350,000), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation ($7,000,000).



A left-wing outlet praised liberal billionaire Warren Buffett’s Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation’s abortion funding between 2001-2014 in September, drooling that it is “the biggest funder of access to abortion for low-income women in the United States.” That funding of Abortion Inc. went well into 2017-2018.



While the liberal media continue their ongoing impeachment obsession, and with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) directing her chairmen to draft articles of impeachment, the jobs market and stock market continue to steamroll along. “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today,” according to a Dec. 6 United States Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release.



At this point, it’s no longer surprising that the liberal media aren’t willing to give President Donald Trump an inch of positive coverage, especially when approval trends shift in his favor. A new Dec. 2 report from CNBC revealed that “Sixty percent of small business owners approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president.”



The liberal media-dubbed “patrician populist” Tom Steyer, who once decried “‘the corporate stranglehold on democracy,’” has continued to spend millions on liberal causes this election cycle. Steyer is the top federal contributor to outside groups, according to data from Open Secrets. In total, he contributed $23,987,925 to liberal causes in the 2020 election cycle, now having outspent 15 of the top conservative donors combined ($23,460,327).



If the left’s ongoing conniptions on climate change haven’t proven hysterical enough, former Obama Secretary of State John Kerry decided to launch a bipartisan “World War Zero” coalition on climate change. Some of the big names headlining “World War Zero” are former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former moderate Republican governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Kasich, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Sting and Ashton Kutcher.



Liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s company dedicates an entire webpage talking about the company’s commitment to “advancing women,” and apparently for his nonprofit Bloomberg Family Foundation, that means giving millions to the abortion industry.



Is a new story from liberal outlet The Washington Post another instance of the pot calling the kettle black? Liberal Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan decried liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 candidacy in a Nov. 25 article headlined “Mike Bloomberg just stabbed the journalistic heart of his news organization.”



Liberals and the media love to hate billionaires -- but without them, where would the world be today? This Thanksgiving season, we can remember some of the contributions America’s billionaires have made to impact society. People like Charles and David Koch, Bernard Marcus and Frederick W. Smith are among a billionaire class of individuals that have drawn the ire of the liberal media and some Democratic Party presidential candidates, but little coverage is given to their extensive history of philanthropy.



Liberal billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided to toss his hat into the already-crowded Democratic Party presidential primary race all at the expense of the credibility of a major news outlet he owns. To deal with the apparent conflict of interest, “Bloomberg News” announced it would not be investigating their owner or his Democratic Party rivals, but “will report on Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign,” Politico reported November 24.



The New York Times conceded a crucial point that flies in the face of liberals who want to tax the ultra-rich and redistribute wealth.



When the liberal media starts relating their bellyaching over their man-made climate change narrative to an impending “collapse of the information ecosystem,” their propagandizing may have just made the latter a self-fulfilling prophecy. HuffPost Editor in Chief Lydia Polgreen wrote an opinion piece Nov. 19 for liberal outlet The Guardian, where she suggested that “[w]e are currently facing a new systemic collapse, one that has built far more swiftly but poses potent risks for all of humanity: the collapse of the information ecosystem.”



Every once in a while, the liberal media is compelled to make a concession, even if it doesn’t serve their recession narrative. Liberal outlet Bloomberg News tweeted Nov. 17 that “The stock market seems to like Donald Trump more than any president since the 1950s,” and proceeded to place the president in fourth place behind former presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. 



Liberal megadonor and potential 2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg illustrated why the ongoing bellyache over money in politics by the liberal media reeks of hypocrisy. The billionaire pledged to initiate a $100 million digital campaign “designed to attack and define President Trump in the top battleground states seen as likely to decide the 2020 election,” The New York Times reported Nov. 15.



Bloomberg News has relatively ignored reporting on their owner. Could that be because of a self-imposed gag rule on Bloomberg reporters? The New York Times reported a Nov. 14 story detailing liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s history of negative statements about women. The Times said that “the comments revealed a cruder side of Mr. Bloomberg, now 77 and a potential presidential candidate.”



Accuse liberal billionaire George Soros of impropriety and you could be accused of anti-Semitism and be de-platformed. At least that’s what the Open Society Foundations is allegedly saying should happen to lawyer and Fox News guest Joe diGenova.



How does the former Republican National Committee Chairman turned MSNBC political analyst handle his money? By giving to a top Democrat Senate candidate.



Ardent Never-Trumper Bill Kristol is hedging his bets by contributing cash to all three GOP primary challengers to President Donald Trump.



The latest voice warning about the cost should Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) win the White House in 2020 is billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones. Jones predicted that if Warren were to clinch the 2020 election, “the S&P 500 would plunge 25%,” CNBC reported Nov. 5. He also predicted that if President Donald Trump were to win reelection, the S&P would see “another 15% upside for the market.” This prediction came one day after the stock market hit another record high, according to Forbes Nov. 4.



CNN commentator Ana Navarro who calls herself a "Republican strategist" personally contributed to 2020 Democratic Party primary presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). It may be about time for the liberal media to quit referring to her as a “Republican strategist.”