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Friday, April 26, 2013
MRC Cranks Up Factually Dubious Obsession With Soros Money
Topic: Media Research Center

Presumably in an effort to justify its campaign to raise money by fearmongering about George Soros, the Media Research Center has been busy in recent days cranking out articles about the evil things Soros is funding:

Over $1 Million from Soros to Group that Broke McConnell Tape Story

Very Green Day: $20 Million in Soros Funding for Earth Day

Soros Spends Nearly $7 Million to Push Gun Control

The Earth Day article by Mike Ciandella is particularly absurd -- counted in that $20 million (which, by the way, is since 2000, not last year as the article starts off suggesting) is $4.4 million given to the NAACP.

But Ciandella offers no evidence that any of the Soros money went toward Earth Day activities. Indeed, at least $1 million of that went to the NAACP's Legal Defense & Educational Fund. Soros gave another $950,000 to that fund in 2011.

As we've previously pointed out, right-wing billionaires spend at least that much money per year propping up failing newspapers that  the MRC has accused of spending since 2000 on media properties or Earth Day.

Ciandella is engaging in a lazy smear -- sadly, the kind of "research" the MRC has become known form.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:26 PM EDT

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