A new report compiled by the Media Research Center has revealed just how influential billionaire George Soros has become across the media landscape. His long list of benefactors range from prominent on-air talent to organizations that push for the promotion of particular viewpoints.
MRC found that Soros had links to dozens of high-profile media figures, as well as hundreds of groups and organizations that influence what outlets cover.
The most prominent on-air media personalities included in the report, authored by Joseph Vazquez and Daniel Schneider, are CNN’s Christine Amanpour and NBC’s Lester Holt, both of whom sit on the boards of journalism-related nonprofits heavily funded by Soros.
Other big names in the media landscape include NBC chairman Cesar Conde and NPR president/CEO John Lansing. While the former sits on the board of the Soros-funded Aspen Institute think tank, the latter receives direct funding to his outlet from the billionaire.
Beyond NPR, Soros was found to have donated money to dozens more mainstream outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, CNN, and ABC, all of which have employees who sit on boards of media operations he also funds.
In total, the report revealed ties between Soros and fifty-four media personalities as well as 253 media-related groups and organizations.
Writing for the New York Post, journalist Matt Palumbo pointed out that these ties have often resulted in the aforementioned personalities and outlets running cover for Soros, often pushing the narrative that any criticism of him or his actions is “anti-Semitic.”
The amount of money Soros has pumped into the media ecosystem is unparalleled. Between 2016 and 2020, the report found, he donated $131 million. MRC founder and president Brent Bozell suggested in an interview with FOX News that Soros was “a man who wants to fundamentally change the world,” arguing that “views pushed by Soros-funded outlets are radical, dystopian.” Such outlets have promoted far-left views on all the topics du jour from abortion to climate change.