What has it come to in American media? Sean Hannity declared “journalism” as dead in the U.S. during the 2008 Presidential campaign. After this week’s events, all we can add is R.I.P. We have lost all objectivity in our media, including Public Broadcasting. It is an abomination that U.S. taxpayer dollars are being used, regardless of the percentage, to fund politically partisan news outlets. Just one more example of the misuse of taxpayer funds and the exploitation of a captive audience, the taxpayer, to further partisan politics.
Juan Williams may be gone from National Public Radio’s line-up of commentators, but billionaire liberal icon George Soros has donated $1.8 million to hire 100 new reporters for 50 of its member stations.
The money will go to launch a project called Impact of Government, which Soros’ Open Society Foundation says will “bring greater transparency and accountability to the workings of state capitals across the country.”
The group, which describes its mission as building “tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens,” calls it a response to the decline in news coverage of state legislatures.— Read More