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George Soros-funded MoveOn.org was a staple of liberal propaganda during the Bush years. But where are they now?

Remember this little campaign they had for opposing Social Security reform?

The Republicans are spending 100 million dollars to convince you Social Security is in a “crisis”. But MoveOn PAC is taking it to the people! Because the truth is free!

It’s not going bankrupt, there is no crisis.

Privatization will produce massive benefit cuts and trillion in debt and turn a guaranteed benefit into a guaranteed gamble.

if it ain’t broke, don’t privatize it.


Social Security will start paying out more in benefits than it collects in taxes in 2016, a year sooner than projected last year, and the giant trust fund will be depleted by 2037, four years sooner, trustees reported.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, the head of the trustees group, said the new reports were a reminder that “the longer we wait to address the long-term solvency of Medicare and Social Security, the sooner those challenges will be upon us and the harder the options will be.”

Where are you now, MoveOn.org?

And remember when they had a contest to see who could develop the best propaganda to question Bush’s $400 billion deficit?

Well Obama’s deficit will be north of $1.8 trillion.

Where are you now, MoveOn.org?

The transparency of Moveon.org’s motives are more clear today than ever. It never was about the real issues… it was about ginning up bogus propaganda to oppose President Bush.

But then again, anyone with any common sense could see that long before now.

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Here we go again. Now that the economy is overtaking Iraq as the issue most voters claim to be concerned with, the Left has to yank Iraq back into the limelight. Here comes a study is being published claiming President Bush and his staff lied about Iraq to get us into war under false pretenses. And the AP is right there to report it.

A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The study concluded that the statements “were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.”

The real story is, once again, who’s behind the organizations publishing the report in the first place. The two organizations are the Center for Public Integrity and the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

The Center for Public Integrity receives funding from The Open Society Institute… yes, the same Open Society Institute founded by George Soros.

And the Fund for Independence in Journalism’s self-described primary purpose is “providing legal defense and endowment support for the largest nonprofit, investigative reporting institution in the world, the Center for Public Integrity, and possibly other, similar groups.”

Another day, another Soros-funded, anti-Bush study being touted by the water-carrying MSM.

And here comes the New York Times. I guess running this as a “news” article rather than an advertisement for Soros’ political agenda, they don’t have to worry about any bad publicity relating to discounted ad rates for liberals.

Bryan says this should’ve been run as a press release, because that’s what it is.

Whatever the motivation, it’s clear that the reporter, Douglas K. Daniel, paid no attention to the man behind the curtain. The Center for Public Integrity is one of many George Soros fronts. Soros pays the bills and his minions, whether they happen to work at the CPI or the Center for American Progress or Media Matters or wherever, dance to his tune. And Soros has made it his life’s work to bring down the Bush administration. He says it’s the “central focus of my life.” Do you think people paid to to “research” by a man with that stated mission are likely to deliver unbiased findings?

James highlights the fact that “being proven wrong is not “lying.””

The study is entitled, “False Pretenses: Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.” Quite clearly, then, the authors contend that the statements were made with full knowledge that they were wrong in order to lead the nation to war.

The study finds no such thing.

It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to Al Qaeda. This was the conclusion of numerous bipartisan government investigations, including those by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (2004 and 2006), the 9/11 Commission, and the multinational Iraq Survey Group, whose “Duelfer Report” established that Saddam Hussein had terminated Iraq’s nuclear program in 1991 and made little effort to restart it.

But those committees were taking the evidence from well after the study’s timeframe. None of those commissions found that the administration deliberately lied.

They’re essentially basing their propaganda on hindsight. Just ignore the fact that many were saying the same things about Iraq… before George W. Bush moved to Washington.

Remember this?

(hat tip: Michelle)

When will the MSM start counting these “lies”?

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Soros Helped Fund the Lancet Study
January 12th, 2008 10:30 pm

Remember the bogus study that claimed 655,000 Iraqis had been killed because of the U.S.-led invasion? It was mostly debunked before the ink was even dry. And that was just based on the methodology… not even accounting for the obvious bias surrounding the study and its release.

Well this latest news should come as no big surprise:

A STUDY that claimed 650,000 people were killed as a result of the invasion of Iraq was partly funded by the antiwar billionaire George Soros.


Just add this to the long list of lies the Left has tried to propagate to oppose the Bush administration.

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In 2003, George Soros declared that defeating President Bush is the central focus of his life. Apparently his scorched earth approach also includes trying to tear down the basic pillars of our country.

He aggressively supported campaign finance reform under the guise of “reduc[ing] the corrupting influence of very large donors to political parties and candidates.” Then he drove a mack truck through the loopholes in that legislation and became one of the single, largest donors to political parties and candidates.

He uses his “Open Society Institute” to funnel cash from those “very large donors” (including himself) to groups designed to undermine the U.S. government…

Partnering with the Tides Foundation in 2004, Soros’ organization helped the Kerry campaign funnel money into a group of 9/11 widows who were campaigning against Bush.

He gave millions to Americans Coming Together, a group focused on committing election fraud.

He’s also thrown millions of dollars behind Moveon.org, a group focused on perpetuating lies about President Bush in the 2004 election and more recently publishing a full page ad in the New York Times calling a United States Military General a liar.

So what did Soros do when all the money he spent to undermine the elections went to waste? He started a new back channel of contributions designed at undermining the current U.S. administration.

And it’s hardly been the model of openness he and his organization claim to achieve.

Remember James Hansen, the “lonely NASA whistleblower standing up to the mighty U.S. government”? Looks like he wasn’t so lonely afterall.

How many people, for instance, know that James Hansen, a man billed as a lonely “NASA whistleblower” standing up to the mighty U.S. government, was really funded by Soros’ Open Society Institute, which gave him “legal and media advice”?

That’s right, Hansen was packaged for the media by Soros’ flagship “philanthropy,” by as much as $720,000, most likely under the OSI’s “politicization of science” program.

That may have meant that Hansen had media flacks help him get on the evening news to push his agenda and lawyers pressuring officials to let him spout his supposedly “censored” spiel for weeks in the name of advancing the global warming agenda.

And what about those big “spontaneous” immigration rallies around the country in 2006? Looks like they weren’t so spontaneous afterall.

Soros’ OSI had money-muscle there, too, through its $17 million Justice Fund. The fund lists 19 projects in 2006. One was vaguely described involvement in the immigration rallies. Another project funded illegal immigrant activist groups for subsequent court cases.

So what looked like a wildfire grassroots movement really was a manipulation from OSI’s glassy Manhattan offices. The public had no way of knowing until the release of OSI’s 2006 annual report.

And he’s spreading his financial backing beyond just trying to change the political landscape.

OSI cash backed terrorist-friendly court rulings, too.

Do people know last year’s Supreme Court ruling abolishing special military commissions for terrorists at Guantanamo was a Soros project? OSI gave support to Georgetown lawyers in 2006 to win Hamdan v. Rumsfeld — for the terrorists.

OSI also gave cash to other radicals who pressured the Transportation Security Administration to scrap a program called “Secure Flight,” which matched flight passenger lists with terrorist names. It gave more cash to other left-wing lawyers who persuaded a Texas judge to block cell phone tracking of terrorists.

They trumpeted this as a victory for civil liberties. Feel safer?

It’s all part of the $74 million OSI spent on “U.S. Programs” in 2006 to “shape policy.”

So is Soros’ “Open Society Institute” really “open”?

Soros’ “shaping public policies,” as OSI calls it, is not illegal. But it’s a problem for democracy because it drives issues with cash and then only lets the public know about it after it’s old news.

That means the public makes decisions about issues without understanding the special agendas of groups behind them.

Without more transparency, it amounts to political manipulation. This leads to cynicism. As word of these short-term covert ops gets out, the public grows to distrust what it hears and tunes out.

The irony here is that Soros claims to be an advocate of an “open society.” His OSI does just the legal minimum to disclose its activities. The public shouldn’t have to wait until an annual report is out before the light is flipped on about the Open Society’s political action.

But remember, Democrats are against “the wealthiest 1%”… unless he’s one of them.

Consider this an exercise in “connecting the dots”… (hat tip: Bryan)

Soros gave $7.5 million to America Coming Together.

Last year, the FEC slapped America Coming Together with a near-record $775,000 fine for violating federal election laws during the 2004 election cycle.

Several America Coming Together officials now work directly for the Clinton campaign or hold top positions with consulting firms hired by it.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

If you’re interested in seeing who all is tied to Soros money, click here.

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