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George Soros: Media MogulRead the Executive SummaryRead Top Journalists that Serve on Soros-Funded Boards

https://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul

On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ”media reform.” She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists.

The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros.

Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list of left-wing causes. Pick an issue and his Open Society Foundations likely fund the liberal position – pro-abortion, pro-illegal immigration, pro-national health care, pro-drug legalization, pro-Big Government, anti-Israel and, ultimately, anti-America.

He spent $27 million trying to defeat President Bush just in 2004. That was a drop in the bucket compared to the $8 billion he has donated just to his Open Society Foundations. Soros followed that presidential failure by earning the well-deserved reputation as one of the top liberal contributors. Soon after the election, ”Soros headlined a meeting of 70 millionaires and billionaires in Scottsdale, Ariz., to discuss how to grow the left’s ideological assets,” explained the Aug. 18, 2005, Christian Science Monitor.

He continued to lead after the meeting was finished. Through his foundation network, Soros has helped numerous left-wing operations either be born or grow. Many of those are either associated with the media – such as Free Press which pushes for media regulation and government-funded journalism – or have media components to their operation.

That has given Soros far more influence than even many of his harshest critics realize. He has managed to insinuate himself and his money into the media culture, making connections with the nation’s top publishing organizations. He has direct ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets – including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, CNN and ABC. Each one of those operations has employees, often high-level ones, on the boards of Soros-funded media operations.

It’s a connection hard to deny. But Soros does so, blaming the claim on Fox News. ”Another trick is to accuse your opponent of the behavior of which you are guilty, like Fox News accusing me of being the puppet master of a media empire,” wrote Soros in the introduction to the new book ”The Philanthropy of George Soros.” That book was written by former New York Times reporter Chuck Sudetic who now works for Soros’ Open Society Foundations. It is the second such Soros promotional book written by a Times staffer.

Ties That Bind: Soros and the Top Media Outlets

When Soros gave $1.8 million to National Public Radio, it became part of the firestorm of controversy that jeopardized NPR’s federal funding. That gift only hinted at the widespread influence the controversial billionaire has on the mainstream media. Soros has ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets.

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.”

The investigative reporting start-up ProPublica is a prime example. ProPublica, which recently won its second Pulitzer Prize, initially was given millions of dollars from the Sandler Foundation to ”strengthen the progressive infrastructure” – ”progressive” being code for very liberal.

In 2010, it also received a two-year contribution of $125,000 each year from the Open Society Foundations. Open Society is Soros’ primary foundation and uses the web address www.soros.org. It is a network of more than 30 international foundations, mostly funded by Soros, who has contributed more than $8 billion.

ProPublica stories are thoroughly researched by top-notch staffers who used to work at some of the biggest news outlets in the nation. But the topics are almost laughably left-wing. The site’s proud list of ”Our Investigations” includes attacks on oil companies, gas companies, the health care industry, for-profit schools and more. More than 100 stories on the latest lefty cause: opposition to drilling for natural gas by hydraulic fracking. Another 100 on the evils of the foreclosure industry.

Investigations making the military look bad and one about prisoners at Guantanamo Bay add up to almost the perfect journalism fantasy – a huge budget, lots of major media partners and a liberal agenda unconstrained by advertising.

The operation has one more thing: a 14-person Journalism Advisory Board, stacked with CNN’s David Gergen and representatives from top newspapers, a former publisher of The Wall Street Journal and the editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster. Several are working journalists, including:

  • Jill Abramson – New executive editor of The New York Times;
  • Kerry Smith – The senior vice president for editorial quality of ABC News;
  • Cynthia A. Tucker – The editor of the editorial page of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

ProPublica is far from the only Soros-funded organization that is stacked with members of the supposedly neutral press.

The Center for Public Integrity is another great example. Its board of directors is filled with working journalists like Amanpour from ABC, right along side blatant liberal media members like Arianna Huffington, of the Huffington Post and now AOL.

Like ProPublica, the CPI board is a veritable Who’s Who of journalism and top media organizations, including:

  • Christiane Amanpour – Anchor of ABC’s Sunday morning political affairs program, ”This Week with Christiane Amanpour.” A reliable lefty, she has called tax cuts ”giveaways,” the Tea Party ”extreme,” and Obama ”very Reaganesque;”
  • Matt Thompson – Editorial product manager at National Public Radio and an adjunct faculty member at the prominent Poynter Institute.

The group’s Advisory Council features:

  • Ben Sherwood – ABC News president and former ”Good Morning America” executive producer;
  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson – Author and the Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania;
  • Michele Norris – Host of NPR’s newsmagazine ”All Things Considered,” public radio’s longest-running national program.

Once again, like ProPublica, the Center for Public Integrity’s investigations are mostly liberal – attacks on the coal industry, payday loans and conservatives like Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. The center is also more open about its politics, including a detailed investigation into conservative funders David and Charles Koch and their ”web of influence.” According to the center’s own 990 tax forms, the Open Society Institute gave it $651,650 in 2009 alone.

The well-known Center for Investigative Reporting follows the same template – important journalists on the board and a liberal editorial agenda. Both the board of directors and the advisory board contain journalists from major news outlets. The board features:

  • Phil Bronstein, director of content development and editor-at-large for Hearst Newspapers;
  • David Boardman, The Seattle Times;
  • Len Downie, former Executive Editor of the Washington Post, now VP;
  • George Osterkamp, CBS News producer.

Readers of the site are greeted with numerous stories on climate change, illegal immigration and the evils of big companies. It counts among its media partners The Washington Post, Salon, CNN and ABC News. CIR received close to $1 million from Open Society from 2003 to 2009.

Why does it all matter? Journalists constantly claim to be neutral in their reporting. In almost the same breath, many bemoan the influence of money in politics. It is a maxim of both the left and many in the media that conservatives are bought and paid for by business interests. Yet where are the concerns about where their money comes from?

Fred Brown, who recently revised the book ”Journalism Ethics: A Casebook of Professional Conduct for News Media,” argues journalists need to be ”transparent” about their connections and ”be up front about your relationship” with those who fund you.

Unfortunately, that rarely happens. While the nonprofits list who sits on their boards, the news outlets they work for make little or no effort to connect those dots. Amanpour’s biography page, for instance, talks about her lengthy career, her time at CNN and her many awards. It makes no mention of her affiliation with the Center for Public Integrity.

$52 Million for Media Is Just the Beginning

It’s a scene journalists dream about – a group of coworkers toasting a Pulitzer Prize. For the team at investigative start-up ProPublica, it was the second time their fellow professionals recognized their work for journalism’s top honor.

For George Soros and ProPublica’s other liberal backers, it was again proof that a strategy of funding journalism was a powerful way to influence the American public.

It’s a strategy that Soros has been deploying extensively in media both in the United States and abroad. Since 2003, Soros has spent more than $52 million funding media properties, including the infrastructure of news – journalism schools, investigative journalism and even industry organizations.

And that number is an understatement. It is gleaned from tax forms, news stories and reporting. But Soros funds foundations that fund other foundations in turn, like the Tides Foundation, which then make their own donations. A complete accounting is almost impossible because a media component is part of so many Soros-funded operations.

It turns out that Soros’ influence doesn’t just include connections to top mainstream news organizations such as NBC, ABC, The New York Times and Washington Post. It’s bought him connections to the underpinnings of the news business. The Columbia Journalism Review, which bills itself as ”a watchdog and a friend of the press in all its forms,” lists several investigative reporting projects funded by one of Soros’ foundations.

The ”News Frontier Database” includes seven different investigative reporting projects funded by Soros’ Open Society Institute. Along with ProPublica, there are the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Investigative Reporting and New Orleans’ The Lens. The Columbia School of Journalism, which operates CJR, has received at least $600,000 from Soros, as well.

Imagine if conservative media punching bags David and Charles Koch had this many connections to journalists. Even if the Kochs could find journalists willing to support conservative media, they would be skewered by the left.

For Soros, it’s news, but nothing new. As one of the world’s richest men (No. 46 on Forbes’ list), he gets to indulge his dreams. Since those dreams seem to involve controlling media from the ground up, Soros naturally started supporting Columbia University’s School of Journalism. Columbia is headed by President Lee Bollinger, who also sits on the Pulitzer Prize board and the board of directors of The Washington Post.

Bollinger, like some of Soros’ other funding recipients, is pushing for journalism to find a new sugar daddy or at least an uncle – Uncle Sam. Bollinger wrote in his book ”Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century” that government should fund media. A 2009 study by Columbia’s journalism program came to the same conclusion, calling for ”a national fund for local news.”

Conveniently, Len Downie, the lead author of that piece, is on both the Post’s board and the board of the Center for Investigative Reporting, also funded by Soros.

Soros funds more than just the most famous journalism school in the nation. There are journalism industry associations like:

  • The National Federation of Community Broadcasters;
  • The National Association of Hispanic Journalists;
  • And the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Readers unhappy with Soros’ media influence might be tempted to voice concerns to the Organization of News Ombudsmen – a professional group devoted to ”monitoring accuracy, fairness and balance.” Perhaps they might consider a direct complaint to PBS’s Michael Getler, a director of the organization. Unfortunately, that group is also funded by Soros. At the bottom of the Organization of News Ombudsmen’s website front page is the line: ”Supported by the Open Society Institute,” a Soros foundation. It is the only organization so listed.

The group’s membership page lists 57 members from around globe and features:

  • Deirdre Edgar, readers’ representative of The Los Angeles Times;
  • Brent Jones, standards editor, USA Today;
  • Kelly McBride, ombudsman, ESPN;
  • Patrick Pexton, ombudsman, The Washington Post.

The site doesn’t address whether the OSI money creates a conflict of interest. But then, who could readers complain to anyway?

There’s more. The Open Society Institute is one of several foundations funding the Investigative News Network (INN), a collaboration of 53 non-profit news organizations producing what they claim is ”non-partisan investigative news.” The James L. Knight Foundation also backs the network and is possibly the most-well-known journalism foundation. Knight President and CEO Alberto Ibargüen is on the board of directors for ProPublica.

INN includes the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, the liberal web start-up MinnPost, National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, National Public Radio, and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. The network had included the liberal Huffington Post investigative operation among its grants, but HuffPo investigations merged with the possibly even more left-wing Center for Public Integrity, on whose board Arianna Huffington sits. INN hasn’t posted its tax forms yet, but in the meantime ”the Center for Public Integrity is graciously acting as our fiscal agent.”

Liberal academic programs, left-wing investigative journalism and even supposedly neutral news organizations all paid for by a man who spends tens of millions of dollars openly attacking the right. George Soros is teaching journalists that their industry has a future as long as he opens his wallet.

Soros’ Lifelong Fascination with Journalism

Media has long been one of the billionaire’s interests. According to ”Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire,” he has been fascinated by media from when he was a boy where early career interests included ”history or journalism or some form of writing.” He served as ”editor-in-chief, publisher, and news vendor of” his own paper, ”The Lupa News” and wrote a wall newspaper in his native Hungary before leaving, wrote author Michael T. Kaufman, a 40-year New York Times veteran. The Communist Party ”encouraged” such papers.

But journalists weren’t always interested in Soros. He avoided any form of publicity until 1981 when he was subject of a cover story in Institutional Investor called ”The World’s Greatest Money Manager.” Even in 1983 when he remarried, The New York Times refused to carry the wedding announcement. They were ”nobodies.” All that changed when he made $1 billion speculating on the British pound. His profile rose a great deal. He was also criticized in the British tabloids including the Daily Mail in 1992 when he was sued by former house staff in England.

In subsequent years, the Soros connection to journalism has reached all facets of his empire – charity, politics and financial transactions. It might be as sweeping as investments in old media like Times Mirror, new media like AOL or charitable giving like NPR. Or it might be the global reach of Open Society funding journalistic events, awards, grants and travel. Former Times foreign correspondent Michael T. Kaufman, who was later the author of ”Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire,” discovered Soros had ”paid for airfare” for a European speaking engagement. He hadn’t even known Soros was funding that trip.

Now, Soros underwrites journalists, blogs, books, news outlets, TV and radio stations, online operations, start-ups and investigative journalism. The list of media outlets that Soros has helped support reads like a Who’s Who of the left. From 2003 to 2009, OSI gave $52 million to roughly 180 media organizations, including the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

A Worldwide Media Powerhouse

The Soros media empire truly spans the globe, but few even realize it because it’s decentralized under numerous organizations, funded in turn by more than 30 Open Society Foundations.

Back in 1997, then-Times writer Judith Miller said much of his charity was focused on the media. ”For the past decade, George Soros, the Hungarian-born financier and philanthropist, has spent more than a billion dollars promoting a free press and political pluralism abroad,” she wrote.

The donations have climbed to $8 billion, but he certainly has continued promoting the press, giving himself global influence in the process. Soros has financed bloggers, journalist travel or education, TV shows, Internet start-ups, investigative journalism and even blogs.

As early as 1994, that empire included ”40 independent radio and television stations and publications” just in Eastern Europe, according to the March 10, 1994 Jerusalem Report. At the same time, Soros was backing a post-Communist publication called Transitions, but pulled the plug on it in 1999, according to The New York Times.

In 1998, Soros was spending money on Russian media. The Oct. 11, 1998 Times explained that ”Soros gave $10 million toward an $80 million fund he plans to create to help struggling, independent news organizations in Russia ride out the severe economic downturn in that country.”

Soros also made investments in Viacom, College Sports TV, journalism awards even backing events at the Frontline Club in London, what the Times called ”a popular way station for war correspondents.”

The charity work is almost impossible to track, but wherever the Open Society Foundations are, their involvement with journalism is not far behind. The foundation has an entire initiative devoted to the media. Its purported goal is ”to promote independent and viable media and professional, quality journalism in countries undergoing a process of democratization and building functioning media markets.” The site lists 15 different media program coordinators in nations from Afghanistan to the Ukraine.

In one of its bigger efforts, OSI funded B-92, the Yugoslavia radio network that ”urged young Serbs to avoid the draft” and spoke out against the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. But many operations are smaller. Journalists are chosen to study at Central European University, also funded by Soros. The foundations back the Czech newspaper Lidove Noviny or the Kabul Weekly in Afghanistan.

Soros-Funded Left-Wing Media Reach More Than 300 Million People Every Month

The global reach of the Soros media empire means it reaches millions of people. From nakedly partisan left-wing media like Think Progress, the blog for the Center for American Progress, and a TV show on MSNBC (recently canceled), to the supposedly impartial National Public Radio, Soros has impact on the flow of information worldwide.

It gives him incredible influence. Every month, reporters, writers and bloggers at the many outlets he funds easily reach more than 330 million people around the globe. The U.S. Census estimates the population of the entire United States to be just less than 310 million.

That’s roughly the entire population of the United States with the population of Australia thrown in for good measure – every single month.

Just counting 13 prominent operations of the 180 media organizations he has funded equals 332 million people each month. Included in that total are big players like NPR, which received $1.8 million from Soros, as well as the little known Project Syndicate and Public News Service, both of which also claim to reach millions of readers.

And that’s really just the beginning. That tally takes into account only a few of the bigger Soros-funded media operations. Many numbers simply aren’t available. ”Democracy Now!” – ”a daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez” – is known for its left-wing take on global news. Its vitriol ranges from attacks on Blackwater founder Erik Prince and supporters of Andrew Breitbart (whom it calls ”Electronic Brownshirts”), to claims the U.S. is opposed to Arab democracy. 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.

But Soros wildly understates his own impact. It might be through a ”media reform” conference with congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. Or it might be through a radio station in Haiti, which he also supports.

The media reform event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, which has received $1.4 million from Soros. Free Press has two major agenda items – undermining Internet freedom by pushing so-called ”net neutrality,” and advocating for government-funded media to the tune of $35 billion a year.

Many of those attending or speaking were affiliated with Soros-funded operations.

Free Press is just one of the better funded Soros groups. They also include the Center for American Progress ($7.3 million), which operates the heavily staffed Think Progress blog. That blog ”now has 30 writers and researchers,” according to Politico. Other well-funded operations include the investigative reporting operations at the Center for Public Integrity ($3.7 million) and Center for Investigative Reporting ($1.1 million), as well as Media Matters ($1.1 million) and the Sundance Institute ($1 million).

That’s not all. ”Soros’ foundations gave 34 grants from 1997 to 2010 to local NPR member stations and specific programs that have totaled nearly $3.4-million, said the foundations’ [spokesperson Maria] Archuleta. Recipients included WNYC and Minnesota Public Radio,” wrote now former NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard.

In fact, Soros funds nearly every major left-wing media source in the United States. Forty-five of those are financed through his support of the Media Consortium. That organization ”is a network of the country’s leading, progressive, independent media outlets.” The list is predictable – everything from Alternet to the Young Turks, who have since lost their MSNBC show.

A report by the Media Consortium detailed how progressives had created an ”echo chamber” of outlets ”in which a message pushes the larger public or the mainstream media to acknowledge, respond, and give airtime to progressive ideas because it is repeated many times.” According to the report called ”The Big Thaw,” ”if done well, the message within the echo chamber can become the accepted meme, impact political dynamics, shift public opinion and change public policy.”

That mindset plays out in much of what the consortium’s members do. Alternet describes itself as an ”award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources.” It hates Tea Parties and complains about ”hatemongering” as the ”ugly side of Evangelical Christianity.” Each month, the site gets 1.5 million unique visitors to its unique view of the world.

Brave New Films, also funded by the Media Consortium, is run by the same people who run Brave New Foundation. Robert Greenwald and Jim Miller produce and distribute videos attacking businesses and conservatives. The site brags about a 2008 election video ”that exposes John McCain’s double talk, for instance, and received 9 million views around the world.” Their latest effort is yet another attack on Koch Industries, attempting to halt a much-needed pipeline from the Canada to the U.S.

Then there’s the Young Turks and MSNBC host Cenk Uygur. In 2010, he was welcomed to the network with a press release detailing his web impact. ”One of YouTube’s Top 100 Partners, the irreverent talk show averages over 18 million views per month and has over 320 million views overall on its YouTube Channel.”

The list goes on and on. Project Syndicate calls itself ”the world’s pre-eminent source of original op-ed commentaries.” It has wide reach. ”As of May 2011, Project Syndicate membership included 462 leading newspapers in 150 countries.” Its monthly circulation is 72,815,528. Naturally, ”support comes from the Open Society Institute,” the primary Soros foundation.

Project Syndicate’s columnist line-up, spread to 462 newspapers, is impressively left-leaning or globalist: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former President Jimmy Carter, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, as well as lefty economists Jeffrey Sachs and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz.

Public News Service describes itself as ”a member-supported news service that advocates journalism in the public interest.” It is a ”network of state-based news services’ in 33 states. It claims it reaches ‘a combined national weekly audience of 24 million.” PNS is proud of its 2010 success. ”Last year the Public News Service produced over 4,000 stories featuring public interest content that were redistributed several hundred thousand times on 6,114 radio stations, 928 print outlets, 133 TV stations and 100s of websites. Nationally, an average of 60 outlets used each story.”

Nearly 30 Soros-funded Media Operations Part of ‘War on Fox’

To hear the left tell it, Fox News has a ”history of inciting Islamophobia and racial and ethic animosity” and tries to ”race bait its viewers.” One staffer is called a ”hit man,” while his network is accused of ”attack politics.” A highly questionable study is hyped by numerous outlets claiming that it ”confirms that Fox News makes you stupid.” Fox is called simply: ”The Liars’ Network.”

Sure, liberals have it in for Fox News, but that deep-seated, anti-Fox agenda isn’t just an organic response from the left. It’s a George Soros-funded ”echo chamber” ”in which a message pushes the larger public or the mainstream media to acknowledge, respond, and give airtime to progressive ideas because it is repeated many times.”

The goal is ”Taking Down Fox News,” as ”Mother Jones,” a member of the Media Consortium, described it in a headline. That article, about another Soros-funded operation called Color of Change, explained how ”it successfully urged several advertisers, including Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and RadioShack, to pull their ads from Beck’s show.” Liberals even threw a party to celebrate Beck’s departure from Fox News, ”drawing hundreds of activists, journalists and political strategists from the nation’s capital,” according to the Huffington Post.

It was all part of an organized effort against Fox. In all, nearly 30 organizations have attacked Fox News in the six months since the beginning of December, 2010.

Think Progress, the heavily Soros-funded blog for the Center for American Progress, slammed Fox more than 30 times in six months. AlterNet, an especially unhinged liberal outlet, went after the network at least 18 times in those months. It is one of 45 organizations aided by Soros’ support of the Media Consortium ”a network of the country’s leading, progressive, independent media outlets.”

These outlets are all part of Soros’ web of media organizations that mirror his view of Fox as their enemy. That’s the way he describes it in the new book, ”The Philanthropy of George Soros.” ”Those in charge of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes, have done well in identifying me as their adversary,” he wrote. ”They have done less well in the methods they used to attack me: Their lies shall not stand and their techniques shall not endure.”

That anti-Fox agenda is reflected in plans by another group in Soros’ pocket to target the network specifically. Media Matters founder David Brock said his Soros-funded operation ($1.1 million) will ”focus on [News Corp. CEO Rupert] Murdoch and trying to disrupt his commercial interests.”

The left hating Fox isn’t new. But the efforts of the different groups take on an amazing similarity. Take the University of Maryland study that seemed so critical of Fox News. The study itself included this nugget: ”This suggests that misinformation cannot simply be attributed to news sources, but are part of the larger information environment that includes statements by candidates, political ads and so on.” That didn’t stop any of the groups from using it against Fox News. AlterNet, Washington Monthly, Think Progress and The Nation. It quickly moved into the mainstream media from there.

That’s just part of Soros’ influence. In the case of Robert Greenwald, he’s turned attacking Fox into a mini-industry. Greenwald is founder and president of Brave New Films, also part of the Soros-funded Media Consortium. Greenwald was also behind ”OUTFOXED: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism,” The site for the movie that argues: ”FOX News is on a witch hunt. Fight back.” The Brave New Films site has an entire section going after Fox called: ”When Fox Attacks.” It claims: ”Videos from this campaign have been viewed over 8 million times.”

When Soros was criticized by Fox, multiple pieces of the Soros Empire responded. In one case, Jonathan Schell, a fellow at The Nation Institute, another part of the Media Consortium, made Fox News out to be anti-Semitic for criticizing Soros. An opinion piece titled, ”The Protocols of Rupert Murdoch,” a reference to the infamous anti-Semitic ”Protocols of The Elders of Zion,” blasted Glenn Beck.

Schell claimed Beck’s criticism of ”the financier and philanthropist George Soros” in effect ”recycles, almost in carbon copy, the tropes of the most virulent anti-Semitic ideologues.” The column was distributed by another Soros-funded entity, Project Syndicate, which reaches ”462 leading newspapers in 150 countries,” with a monthly circulation of 72,815,528.

It’s that sort of cooperation that makes the Soros-funded ”echo chamber” successful. Go on AlterNet and find articles from The Nation, a rant by Robert Greenwald or an interview by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! Or go on New America Media’s site and find an article from Color Lines.

The content from the 180 media sites that Soros helps support can be linked, cited or reposted, adding to the sense that there is strong interest in any particular ”progressive idea.” It’s just one more way George Soros influences the media.

Conclusion

George Soros is one of the most influential men in the world – in finance, in charity and, yes, in the media. Yet piecing together that influence is difficult because the media are so incurious about his actions.

When journalists become convinced an outlet is conservative, as they are with Fox News, they become enraged. Stories attacking Fox litter the media landscape. But an extensive and well-funded network of liberal media outlets with deep ties to mainstream news results in almost no coverage.

That’s both unbelievable and unprofessional. Any individual funding more than 180 media outlets, with ties to dozens more through secondary sources, boards and the like, is the very definition of news.

But journalists don’t want to report this story. To do so would mean they would have to be honest about the nature of the profession. They would have to admit:

  • Reporters and editors often jump from activist liberal media outlets to mainstream organizations and back again;
  • Many of the new journalism start-ups celebrated by the industry from ProPublica to Huffington Post to dozens of investigative journalism operations are all part of a growing liberal news network;
  • Prominent journalists at the top outlets in the United States are affiliated with left-wing media outlets and see nothing wrong with such ties.

The whole infrastructure of journalism – education, industry organizations and news organizations – is intertwined with liberal media outlets. Conservative media organizations have no such ties.

Any one of these points proves the argument conservatives have long made – that the mainstream media are liberal from top to bottom. Journalists know this and, as their ties to liberal news organizations show, they just don’t care.

Recommendations

The Business & Media Institute has some recommendations for the media to better handle their obvious conflicts of interest when it comes to Soros:

  • Just Say No to Soros Cash: No purportedly ”objective” journalist should serve on a board or advise any outlet that is financed by Soros. If academics do so, they should be open about their affiliations. But working journalists like Downie, Amanpour and Abramson should divorce themselves from the conflict.
  • Question Motivations of News Sources: Reporters and editors should be aware when a story is being deliberately hyped by a network of linked organizations. Such times should always have reporters questioning not just the motives, but the facts of the case – whether it’s on the right or the left.
  • Spend Time Investigating the Left: Journalists have no trouble finding incentive to do detailed analysis of conservatives, but spend little time questioning the motives or funding of liberal organizations. Reporters should do a more detailed investigation into the Open Society Foundations and their influence throughout the media.

https://www.mrc.org/special-reports/george-soros-media-mogul


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Covid 911 – Insurgency

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Right now the country is being torn apart by the biggest political hoax and coordinated mass-media disinformation campaign in living history.

You may know it, as Covid19.

In 2015, as directed by the globalist criminal corruption network known as the Deep State, President Barack Obama authorized millions in funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the location now understood to be the epicenter of the Covid19 outbreak.

The research carried out here was to provide the agent for a global biological attack on a scale never before seen – one that would be timed for release within an election year – starting the very day unsubstantiated efforts to impeach President Trump fell apart.

With their base of operations in the Democrat establishment, the Deep State shadow corporation embarked on a coordinated irregular warfare insurgency, with multiple aims, all under the cover of a global pandemic they themselves manufactured for this purpose.

Enabled by their owned and controlled corporate media monopoly, they instigated a heavy-handed and unjustifiable nationwide shutdown to reverse Trump’s many economic and unemployment gains, with Democrat-controlled states suffering the harshest restrictions in the country.

Trump’s energetic rallies were halted, hiding from view the surging nationwide passion for his galvanizing message, while Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden was able to avoid interviews and debates or the emerging Ukrainian bribery scandal that earned his family millions in illicit kickbacks by abusing his office.

The next major advantage of the pandemic for the Deep State was the case made to the public for mail-in voting, a highly insecure practice proven to be rampant with fraud, just as the public saw in one such example when a former Philadelphia judge pled guilty to stuffing ballot boxes after being paid by what he called a “Democrat political consultant”.

With a rapidly rising death toll needed to make the case to the public for even harsher control, normal influenza deaths for the year were recorded as Covid19, artificially inflating the numbers.

When this did not yield enough fatalities, the Deep State then initiated a murderous plan to defy federal guidelines and move infected patients into nursing homes where the highest risk age group could be found in large numbers.

Deep State governors of NY, NJ, CA, PA, and MI oversaw a genocide of our elderly loved ones even as the quickly constructed field hospitals and medically equipped Navy ships stood mostly empty.

This horrendous act cost the lives of over 50,000 people – but gave the insurgency a death toll that would stoke the public fear needed to push ahead with their goals.

In these dark times, when people had little else but the comfort of community and their faith, this too was forcibly halted when simply going to church was banned across the country under the guise of public safety.

Depression and loneliness became the new epidemic, all designed to create the social conditions needed for what was to come next in their despotic plan to fracture the nation and hold onto power.

Immediately upon reports of a flattening curve and a reduction in new cases, the mysterious murder of George Floyd hit the headlines.

What was presented to the public as a routine instance of racially motivated police brutality turned out to be a strange and coincidental series of events involving two men who once knew each-other working security in a night club.

This event provided the justification for the next chapter in their coordinated insurgency against the United States.

The goal was to to inflame civil unrest along racial lines on an emotional platform of social justice.

Black Lives Matter was funded and designed by the corrupt Democrat establishment as a social weapon to draw crowds of well-meaning protesters into harm’s way.

After November they stand to lose it all but they will do everything to keep the crisis alive and the people in fear.

To win we must remember what made us strong so that true justice can finally return to what is and always will be the most exceptional Republic ever to exist in all of human history.

May God bless America.


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More than 200 doctors express concern in an open letter about the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak

The open letter from doctors and health professionals to all authorities in Belgium and the Belgian media about the policy in the pandemic crisis has already collected a lot of signatures. The signatories express their “grave concern” about the current state of affairs.
 
“We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, would like to use this route to express our serious concerns about the state of affairs in recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”

“We call on politicians to be independently and critically informed in the decision-making on and the mandatory implementation of the corona measures.
We call on the policy discussion about corona to re-examine the purpose that the measures should serve: improving of our public health, and this on a physical, mental and emotional level.
We argue that the measures to get the coronavirus under control are disproportionate and do more damage than they do good.
There is no medical ground to justify this policy anymore: we therefore argue for an immediate end to all measures.
We demand a restoration of our normal democratic governance and legal structures and an open debate, where all experts are discussed without any form of censorship. “

Solution no worse than the disease

“‘A solution must not be worse than the disease’ is a proposition that is more topical than ever in the current situation. However, we note in the field that the collateral damage that is now being caused to the population, in the short and long term. will have more impact in all walks of life in the long term than the number of corona victims currently being protected. “
“The current corona measures and the severe punishments for non-compliance are, in our opinion, contrary to the values ​​formulated by the Belgian Superior Health Council, which until recently as a health authority has always monitored quality medicine in our country:” Science – Expertise – Quality – Impartiality – Independence – Transparency. ” 1
“We believe that the policy has introduced mandatory measures, which are not sufficiently scientifically founded, are unilaterally steered, and that there is insufficient room in the media for an open debate in which different views and opinions are heard. Moreover, each municipality now also receives and province the power of attorney to add its own measures, substantiated or not. “

“The strict repressive policy surrounding corona is also in stark contrast to the hitherto minimal policy that the government pursues when it comes to disease prevention, strengthening the own immune system through a healthy lifestyle, optimal care with attention for the individual and investment in healthcare personnel. “2

The concept of health

“In 1948, the WHO defined health as follows:” Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or other physical ailments. “3

“Health is therefore a broad concept, which goes beyond the physical, and also relates to the emotional and social well-being of the individual. Belgium also has a duty, in subscribing to fundamental human rights, to uphold these rights of to include people in their decision-making when it comes to measures taken in the context of public health. ” 4
“The current global measures taken to combat SARS-CoV-2 violate this vision of health and human rights to a large extent. The measures include the mandatory wearing of a mouth mask (also in the open air and during sports activities, and in some municipalities even when there are no other people around), physical distancing, social isolation, mandatory quarantine for some groups and hygiene measures. “

The predicted pandemic with millions of deaths

“At the start of the pandemic, the measures were understandable and widely supported, even though there were differences in implementation with the countries around us. The WHO originally predicted a pandemic that would claim 3.4% victims, ie millions of deaths, and a highly contagious virus for which there was no treatment or vaccine available. This would put unprecedented pressure on the ICUs (intensive care units) of our hospitals.
This has led to a worldwide alarm, unprecedented in human history: “ curve ”was proposed through a lockdown that shut down the entire society and economy and quarantined healthy people. Social distancing became the new normal in anticipation of a saving vaccine.”

The facts about covid19

“Along the way, many sources have sounded the alarm: the objective facts showed something completely different.” 5 6

“The course of covid-19 followed the course of a normal wave of infection similar to a flu season. coronaviruses. There is nothing different from what we normally see. “

“The use of the nonspecific PCR test, which yields many false positives, showed an exponential picture. This test was rushed through with an urgent procedure and was never seriously tested itself. The maker explicitly warned that this test was intended for research and not for diagnostics “7
” The PCR test works with cycles of amplification of genetic material – a piece of genome is constantly being enlarged. Any contamination (eg other viruses, debris of old virus genome) can possibly test false positive. “8

“The test therefore does not measure how many viruses are present in the sample. A real virus infection means a massive presence of viruses, the so-called virus load. If the test is positive in someone, it does not mean that that person is actually clinically infected. is ill or will become ill. The postulate of Koch was not fulfilled (“The pure agent found in a patient with complaints, can provoke the same complaints in a healthy person”). “

“Since a positive PCR test does not automatically indicate active infection or infectivity, this does not justify the societal measures taken based solely on these tests.” 9 10

“Lockdown. If we compare the contamination waves of countries with strict lockdown policies with countries that did not (Sweden, Iceland…), we see similar curves. So there is no relationship between the imposed lockdown and the course of the infection. did not lead to a lower mortality. “
“If we look at the date of application of the imposed lockdowns, we see that it was set after the peak had already passed and was falling. The decrease was therefore not the effect of the measures taken.” 11
“As every year, it seems rather climatic conditions (weather, temperature and humidity) and growing immunity, which are reducing the wave of infection.”

Our immune system

“For thousands of years, the human body has been exposed daily to moisture and droplets containing infectious microorganisms (viruses, bacteria and fungi).
The penetration of these microorganisms is prevented by an advanced defense mechanism – the immune system. A strong immune system is based. on a normal daily exposure to these microbial influences. Overhygienic measures have a detrimental effect on our immunity. 12 13

Only people with a weak or defective immune system should be protected by applying extensive hygiene or social distancing. “
“In the autumn, influenza will re-emerge (in combination with covid-19) and a possible decrease in natural resilience could lead to even more victims.
Our immune system consists of two parts: an innate, non-specific immune system and an adaptive immune system. “
” The non-specific immune system forms a first barrier: skin, saliva, gastric juice, intestinal mucus, cilia cells, commensal flora … and prevents the attachment of microorganisms to tissue . “
” If they do attach themselves, macrophages can cause the micro-organisms to be encapsulated and destroyed. “

“The adaptive immune system consists of mucosal immunity (IgA antibodies, mainly produced by cells in the intestines and lung epithelium), cellular immunity (T-cell activation), which can be elicited in contact with foreign substances or microorganisms. , and the humoral immunity (IgM and IgG antibodies produced by the B cells).
Recent research indicates that both systems are highly entangled. “

“It appears that most people already have innate or general immunity to eg influenza and other viruses. This is confirmed by the findings on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, which was quarantined for some passengers who died of Covid-19. most of the passengers were elderly and were in an ideal situation of transmission on the ship. However, 75% turned out not to be infected. So even in this risk group, the majority are resistant to the virus. “
A study in the journal Cell shows that most people neutralize the coronavirus through mucosal (IgA) and cellular immunity (T cells), while experiencing few or no symptoms. The researchers found in a population of uninfected individuals up to 60% SARS-Cov-2 reactivity with CD4 + T cells, suggesting cross-reactions with other cold (corona) viruses “14.
“Most people already have congenital or cross-immunity, because they have already been in contact with variants of the same virus.”

“The antibody formation (IgM and IgG) by B cells only takes up a relatively small part of our immune system. This may explain why with an antibody percentage of 5-10% there can already be a group immunity.”
“The efficacy of vaccines is assessed for whether or not they contain these antibodies. This is a misrepresentation.”

“Most people who test positive (PCR) have no symptoms. Their immune system is strong enough.”
“Strengthening the natural immunity is a much more logical approach.
Prevention is an important, underexposed pillar: healthy, complete nutrition, exercise in fresh air – without a mask, stress reduction and nourishing emotional and social contacts.” 15

Effects of social isolation on physical and psychological health

“Social isolation and the economic damage has led to an increase in depression, anxiety, suicides, intra-family violence and child abuse” .16

“Studies have shown that the more social and emotional connections people have, the more resistant they are to viruses. It seems that isolation and quarantine are actually deadly.” 17

“The isolation measures have also led to physical inactivity in many elderly people and it is compulsory to stay indoors. This while just enough exercise has a positive effect on cognitive functioning, reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety and improving physical health, energy levels, etc. well-being and in general quality of life. “18

“Anxiety, persistent stress, and the social distancing-induced loneliness have been proven to have a negative impact on mental and general health.” 19

An extremely contagious virus with millions of deaths without any treatment?

“The mortality turned out to be many times lower than expected and approached that of a regular seasonal flu (0.2%).” 20
“The number of registered
corona deaths seems to be overestimated. There is a difference between death from corona and death from corona. People. are often carriers of multiple viruses and potentially pathogenic bacteria at the same time, bearing in mind that most people who developed severe symptoms suffered from concomitant pathology, it cannot be concluded that corona contamination was the cause of death. not taken into account in the statistics. “

The most vulnerable groups are clearly identifiable. The vast majority of the deceased patients were 80 years or older. The majority (70%) of the deceased, under 70 years, had an underlying condition, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic lung disease or obesity. “
“The vast majority of infected persons (> 98%) did not or hardly became ill or recovered spontaneously.”

“In the meantime, affordable, safe and effective therapy is available for those who do show severe disease symptoms in the form of HCQ (hydroxychloroquine), zinc and AZT (azithromycin). When applied quickly, this leads to a cure and often prevents hospitalization. Almost nobody needs now. still to die. “

“This effective therapy has been confirmed by the clinical experience of colleagues in the field with impressive results. This is in stark contrast to the theoretical criticism (insufficient substantiation by double-blind studies) that has even led to the ban in some countries (eg the Netherlands). to apply this therapy. A meta-analysis in The Lancet, which failed to demonstrate an effect of HCQ, was withdrawn. The primary data sources used were found to be unreliable and 2 of the 3 authors were in conflicts of interest. Most guidelines focused on this study however, remained unchanged… 48 49
We have serious questions about this state of affairs. “
“In the US, a group of doctors in the field who see patients every day, united in“ America’s Frontline Doctors ”and gave a press conference that has already been viewed millions of times.” 21 51
“Also French Prof Didier Raoult of the Institute d’infectiologie de Marseille (IHU) already presented this promising combination therapy in April. “
The Dutch GP Rob Elens, who cured many patients in his practice with the above combination, calls on colleagues in a petition for freedom from therapy.22
The definitive evidence comes from the epidemiological follow-up in Switzerland: mortality rates compared with and without this therapy . “23

“From the poignant media images of the ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) where people in agony choked and were ventilated, we now know that this was caused by an exaggerated immune response with intravascular coagulation in the lung blood vessels. Administration of blood thinners and dexamethasone and avoiding artificial respiration, which turned out to lead to additional damage to the lung tissue, means that this dreaded complication also virtually no longer leads to death. ” 47

“So there is no question of a killer virus, but an easily treatable condition.”

Spread 

“Spread occurs through droplet infection (only in sick people who cough or sneeze) and aerosols in closed, unventilated spaces. Contamination is therefore not possible in the open air. Contact
tracing and epidemiological research shows that healthy persons (or positively tested asymptomatic carriers) virus, so healthy people do not endanger each other. “24 25
” Transmission via objects (eg money, groceries or shopping carts) has not been scientifically proven. “26 27 28

“All this seriously questions the whole policy of social distancing and mandatory face masks for healthy persons – there is no scientific basis for this.”

Mouth masks

“Mouth masks belong in the contacts with proven risk groups or people with upper respiratory complaints and in a medical context / hospital-RVT setting. They reduce the risk of droplet infection through sneezing / coughing. Mouth masks in healthy persons are ineffective against the spread of viral infections.” 29 30 31

“Wearing a mouth mask is not without side effects. 32 33 Oxygen deficiency occurs fairly quickly (headache, nausea, fatigue, concentration drops), an effect comparable to altitude sickness. Every day we now see patients who complain of headaches, sinus problems, respiratory problems and hyperventilation caused by wearing face masks. Moreover, the accumulated CO2 leads to a toxic acidification of the organism that affects our immunity. Some experts even warn against an increased transmission of the virus if used improperly “34

“Our Labor legislation (Codex 6) speaks of a CO2 content (ventilation in workplaces) of 900ppm, a maximum of 1200 ppm in special circumstances. This toxic limit is well exceeded after 1 minute of wearing a mask to values ​​that are three to four times these maximum values Whoever wears a mask is therefore in an extremely poorly ventilated room! “35

“Inexpert use of mouth masks without an extensive medical cardio-pulmonary test record is therefore not recommended by recognized safety specialists for employees.”

“Hospitals have a sterile environment in their operating rooms where the staff wears masks and there is an accurate regulation of air humidity / temperature with adjusted monitored oxygen flow to compensate for this, and thus meet strict safety standards.” 36

A second wave of Corona?

“There is now talk of a second wave in Belgium, with the consequent further tightening of the measures. However, a closer examination of the figures of Sciensano, (last report of 3 September 2020) 37 we find that since mid-July Although an increase was observed in the number of infections, there was no increase in hospital admissions and deaths at that time. So it is not a second wave of corona, but a so-called “case chemistry” due to an increased number of tests. ” 50
“In recent weeks, the number of hospital admissions and deaths has increased (minimally), but when interpreting this we have to take into account the last heat wave. Moreover, the majority of the victims are still situated in the population group>
“This indicates that the ratio of the measures taken towards the working population and young people is out of proportion with the intended objectives.”
“The vast proportion of positively tested” infected “persons are in the age group of the active population, who develop no to limited symptoms.
Due to a well-functioning immune system.”
“So nothing has changed – the peak is over.”

Reinforcement of a prevention policy 

“The corona measures are a striking contrast to the minimal policy that the government has implemented until now, when it comes to well-founded measures with proven health benefits such as a sugar tax, ban on (e-) cigarettes and making healthy nutrition, exercise and social support networks It is a missed opportunity for a better prevention policy that could have brought about a change of mindset in all walks of life with clear public health outcomes Currently only 3% of the health care budget goes to prevention . ” 2

The Hippocratic Oath

As doctors, we took the Hippocratic Oath:

“Above all else, I will take care of my patients, promote their health and alleviate their suffering.”

“I will inform my patients correctly.”

“Even under pressure, I will not use my medical knowledge for practices that are against humanity.”

The current measures force us to act against this oath.
Other health professionals have a similar code.

Also the “primum non nocere” that every physician and health professional relies on is undermined by the current measures and the prospect of the possible introduction of a generalized vaccine that has not undergone extensive preliminary testing. “

Vaccine

“Overview studies on influenza vaccinations show that in 10 years we have only succeeded 3 times in developing a vaccine that achieved an efficiency of more than 50%. The vaccination of our elderly appears to be ineffective. efficiency is almost non-existent. “38
” Due to the continuous natural mutation of viruses, as we also observe every year with the influenza virus, a vaccine is at most a temporary solution that requires new vaccines every time. for which the manufacturers have already obtained legal immunity against possible harm raises serious questions. 39 40 We do not wish to use our patients as guinea pigs. “
“Globally, 700,000 claims or deaths from the vaccine are expected.” 41
“If 95% of people experience Covid-19 practically without symptoms, the risk of exposure to an untested vaccine is irresponsible.”

The role of the media and the official communication plan

“In recent months, newspaper, radio and TV makers seemed almost uncritical to follow the ‘panel of experts’ and the government, where the press should be critical and prevent unilateral government communication. This has led to a public communication in our news media, which was more like propaganda than objective reporting. “
“In our opinion, it is the task of journalism to present news as objectively and neutrally as possible, aimed at finding the truth and critically controlling power, whereby dissenting experts also get a forum to express themselves.”

“This view is supported by the Journalism Code.” 42

“The official story that a lockdown was necessary, that this was the only possible solution, and that everyone was behind this lockdown made it difficult for dissenters and experts to express a different opinion.”

“Alternative opinions were ignored or ridiculed. We have not seen open debates in the media where dissenters could express their views.”

“We have also been amazed at the many videos and articles by many scientific experts and authorities, which were and are being removed from social media. We believe that this is not in line with a free, democratic constitutional state, especially as this leads to tunnel vision. this policy is paralyzing and fuels fear and concern in society. In this context, we reject the intention to censure dissenters in the European Union! “43

“The way in which Covid-19 has been portrayed by politicians and the media has not helped the situation either. Terms of war were popular and martial language was not lacking. There has often been talk of a ‘war’ with an ‘invisible enemy’ who ‘defeated’. The use in the media of phrases like ‘frontline care heroes’ and ‘victims of Corona’ further fueled fear, as has the idea that we are dealing with a ‘killer virus’ globally. “

“The relentless bombardment of numbers, unleashed on the population day after day, hour after hour, without indicating those numbers, without comparing them with flu deaths in other years, without comparing them with deaths from other causes. , has induced a true psychosis of fear in the population. This is not information, but manipulation. “

“We regret the role of the WHO in this, which has called on the information disclosure (ie all dissenting opinions from the official discourse, also by dissenting experts) to be silenced by an unprecedented censorship in the media.” 43 44

“We urge the media to still take their responsibility here!”

“We demand an open debate where all experts are heard.”

Emergency law versus Human Rights

“The general principle of Good Governance requires weighing up the proportionality of government decisions in the light of Higher Legal Standards: any government interference must be in accordance with fundamental rights as protected in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Government interference is only allowed in crisis circumstances. In other words, discretionary decisions must be proportionate to an absolute necessity. “

“The measures currently taken concern interference in the exercise of, inter alia, the right to respect for private and family life, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and association, right to education, etc., and must therefore comply with fundamental rights as protected in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). “

For example, interference in the right to private and family life is only permitted in accordance with Article 8, § 2 ECHR if the measures are necessary in the interests of the country’s security, public security, the economic well-being of the country, the protection of public order and the prevention of criminal offenses, the protection of health or the protection of the rights and freedoms of others, the regulatory text on which the interference is based must be clear, foreseeable enough and proportionate to the objectives pursued ” .45

“The predicted pandemic of millions of deaths seemed to respond to these crisis conditions, leading to the establishment of an emergency government. Now that it appears that there is no state of emergency) is no longer present. Covid-19 is not a killer virus, but a treatable disease with a mortality comparable to a seasonal flu. In other words, there is no longer an insurmountable obstacle to public health. “

“There is no emergency.”

Immense damage from current policy

‘An open discussion about corona measures means that, in addition to the life years gained by corona patients, we also have to consider other factors that influence the health of the total population. Think of damage in the psychosocial domain (increase in depression, anxiety, suicides, domestic violence and child abuse) 16 and the economic damage. ‘

‘If we take this collateral damage into account, the current policy is disproportionate, the proverbial shooting with a cannon at a mosquito.’
“We find it shocking that the government is invoking health as the reason for the emergency law.
As doctors and health professionals, we can only reject these extremely disproportionate measures for a virus that approaches seasonal flu in terms of harmfulness, mortality and transmissibility.”

“We therefore ask for an immediate end to all measures.
We question the legitimacy of the current advisory experts, who meet behind closed doors.”
“We ask that an independent committee investigate extensively why all freedom-restricting measures are maintained, while the figures and scientific data have now clearly shown that there is no medical reason to maintain this for one more day.”
“Following ACU 2020 46 https://acu2020.org/nederlandse-versie/, we request an in-depth investigation into the role of the WHO and the possible influence of conflicts of interest in this organization. She was also at the basis of the fight against the “info-chemistry”, ie the systematic censoring of all dissenting opinions in the media. This is unacceptable for a democratic constitutional state. ”43

Distribution of this letter

“We want to make a public appeal to our professional associations and fellow care providers to express themselves about the current measures.
We draw attention to and call for an open discussion, in which care providers are allowed and dare to speak out.”

“With this open letter, we are sending out the signal that progress on the same foot is doing more damage than good, and we call on politicians to be independently and critically informed about the available evidence – including that of dissenters, as long as it is based on solid science – in the implementation of policy, with the aim of promoting optimal health. “

Footnotes and the original version of the letter can be found here .

> Also read: 70 scientists discuss covid-19, away from polarization

https://www.despecialist.eu/nl/opinies/al187-artsen-uiten-bezorgdheid-aanpak-uitbraak-sars-cov-2-in-open-brief.html