Move over Soros, there’s a new billionaire liberal superhero in town, and she’s a blonde with name recognition. Widow of Apple founder and billionaire Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs is becoming a not-so-behind the scenes weapon “behind a vast network of left-wing media outlets, organizations, and politicians” reports Breitbart.
Vox calls her “one of the world’s most important philanthropists” and Forbes calls her one of the ten richest women on earth. Liberals on the receiving end of her generous charitable donations likely call her their winning ticket.
As we reported earlier, Jobs joined Soros in funding Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone’s win against incumbent Republican Joe Arpaio. Soros coughed up a cool $2 million which “was the largest single donation Soros made in a local race in the 2016 election cycle” according to a Politico report. Jobs contributed $250,000 to Penzone’s efforts which “went to a political action committee, Maricopa Strong, that spent ads promoting Penzone and knocking Arpaio, nationally known for his stringent immigration enforcement and prosecution by President Obama’s Justice Department” reported Just the News.
If there’s a well-known persona comparable to Laurene Powell Jobs, it’s Hungarian billionaire George Soros. Soros is branded a “philanthropist,” but he also functions as a one-man piggy bank for the globalist far-left.
Much like Soros’ Open Society Foundations, the main vehicle for Jobs’ influence is Emerson Collective (EC), the philanthropic outfit she founded and leads. The Emerson Collective, according to Forbes, is “a hybrid philanthropic and investing limited liability company.”
That’s a pretty murky description, which appears to allow them to engage in business and charity without ever being terribly explicit about which is which. I’m not sure which of the two categories it falls under, but EC also happens to own the Atlantic.
Inside Philanthropy named Jobs 2019’s “Least Transparent Mega-giver.” EC functions primarily as a private business owned by Jobs’s personal trust. This shields it from IRS disclosure rules and allows it to more freely engage in political activity.
It’s sly and devious, but considering how many media outlets are aligned with Jobs either financially or ideologically, it’s no surprise that little reporting has been done on these connections.
After all, if you’re in media, she might be your boss one day. Maybe she already is…
Though the Atlantic may be the crown jewel in Jobs’ media empire, it’s hardly alone. Jobs is also an investor in Axios, a prestige D.C. news outlet with an HBO television show. She also funds Mother Jones and ProPublica, both of which are part of the activist left but also does substantial reporting. The Emerson Collective has also partnered with NowThis, a hyperpartisan left-wing viral news video operation targeted at millennials.
But wait…there’s more:
Jobs also has funded ACRONYM, a Democratic technology venture, which pumped $25 million into Courier Newsroom, which claims to fund independent local newsrooms across the country. In reality, Courier is much more partisan. Bloomberg’s Joshua Green described Courier as “the Left’s plan to slip vote-swaying news into Facebook Feeds” under the guise of “hypertargeted hometown news.” Left-of-center media watchdog NewsGuard was even more cynical: “Courier and Acronym are exploiting the widespread loss of local journalism to create and disseminate something we really don’t need: hyperlocal partisan propaganda.”
They are right. The decline of print and independent media has created an opportunity for monied partisans to launder their political activism through established media brands. Courier seemingly shows how far that exploitation has gone.
In addition to backing major media brands, Emerson Collective actively supports the Democratic Party.
For example, in 2016, EC gave $2.5 million to DNC super-PAC Priorities Action USA. But Jobs is more than just a major Democrat donor. Obama’s education secretary Arne Duncan and general services administrator Dan Tangherlini are part of EC. Jobs is said to have a “tight” personal relationship with Kamala Harris, who was a California senator before becoming vice president. Naturally, the Atlantic has lavished praise on Harris, barely stopping short of endorsing her during the 2019–20 Democrat primaries.
Kamala Harris Promoted a Bail Fund That Won't Share Records of Alleged Criminals it Helped Spring From Jail
Kamala Harris promoted a bail fund that reportedly helped bail out many accused and convicted criminals. One being a convicted rapist and another an accused murderer.
Harris promoted the fund to help rioters get out of jail in Minnesota and around the country, the same rioters that left billions of dollars of damage in their wake, following the death of George Floyd.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
Harris’s support for the organization amid the riots last year was one of the factors that helped the Minnesota Freedom Fund realize a reported windfall of tens of millions of dollars, a gargantuan increase over the group’s 2018 returns of around $100,000.
Yet the bail fund was mired in controversy over the summer due to reports that it had helped spring from jail multiple alleged violent criminals, including at least one individual with multiple rape convictions on his rap sheet.
A review by the Washington Post found that MFF helped bail out of jail one individual who allegedly shot at police officers during riots in Minnesota.
Local Fox affiliate KMSP, meanwhile, found that among those who received bail money from the MFF were also “a woman accused of killing a friend [and] a twice convicted sex offender.”
See the full story at Just the News.
Kamala Harris Says "Not Today" Then Laughs When Asked If She Will Visit The Border
Kamala Harris started awkwardly laughing when a reporter asked if she was going to visit the border, a perfectly reasonable and serious question due to the crisis of overcrowding of illegal immigrant children.
“Not today!” Harris responded before laughing at the reporter’s question. “But I have before and I’m sure I will again.
The recent surge at the U.S.-Mexico border has resulted in record-level numbers of illegal immigrants entering the country, triggering the first crisis for President Biden since he took office.
The Biden administration will be sending officials to Mexico and Central America to address the surge, NBC News reported Monday. But their response has still drawn widespread criticism from both Republicans and Democrats, and a bipartisan call for action.
Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, whose states are directly affected by the crisis, called on the administration to find a solution.
“Your administration should take immediate action in two areas: ensuring there are sufficient resources and facilities at the border to manage the crisis and taking concrete steps to improve the asylum process. Both of these are critical to improving how our nation manages this situation,” Cornyn and Sinema wrote in a letter to the president.
Harris’ answer was even more disturbing considering the bombshell photos released today by Project Veritas from inside the newly-built border facility in Donna, Texas.
Project Veritas’ source who provided the photos explained, “These photos were taken within the last few days. There are eight pods with eight cells each in the facility. At any given moment there are an average of 3,000 people in custody here.”