Universities in FCC Newsroom Probe Have Close Ties to Soros, Got $1.8M in Funding

The FCC may have suspended its invasion into American newsrooms, but the controversial “Critical Information Needs” study also has George Soros’ fingerprints all over it.

While disturbing, this should come as no surprise since Soros’ gave more than $52 million to media organizations from 2000-2010.

Two schools were working with FCC on the project, according to Byron York of The Washington Examiner. The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Communication and Democracy, were tasked by the FCC with coming up with criteria for what information is “critical” for Americans to have. The FCC study would have covered newspapers, websites, radio and television, according to The Washington Post.

On top of the 1st Amendment problems with this proposal, the schools involved have strong ties to liberal billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and have gotten more than $1.8 million from since 2000.

The journalism programs at these schools have even more ties to Soros besides their funding, including faculty members writing for university-based publications allied with Soros-funded outlets.

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  • Nate

    China calls their government-run news agency Xinhua. The communists in Russia have a newspaper called Pravda. Pretty soon, the FCC will join those two government mouthpieces.

    “Ajit Pai, a Republican FCC commissioner, brought attention to the program in a Feb. 10 opinion piece.”
    –> This guy better watch his back. Soon, they’ll have the FBI go after him for some concocted law he’s supposedly violated, and he will be in a cell next to Dinesh D’Souza.

  • James

    I say revoke this ass hole’s citizen ship and send him back
    where he came from. If we can’t do that put him in prison with a bunch of homosexuals and let them do to him what he has been doing to the American tax payer for years.

    • pineapple

      He broke the British pound be selling it short. So, he is not welcome there. He is also not welcome in Indonesia.
      He is now dumping U.S. stocks, along with two other billionaires.


    Good job for people like O’Keefe…get the goods on this corrupted agency and expose them for the toadies they have become….