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justice_will_prevail 1 point ago +1 / -0

Watch out for Christie to start making moves on Ms. Lindsey Graham. Except it will be kiss his butt hole instead of the "ring". A Rino is such a degrading thing to be these days.

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justice_will_prevail 1 point ago +1 / -0

10 years ago. Fuck off derp. There's way more dirt on them now.

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justice_will_prevail 2 points ago +2 / -0

It could only be true if the poster got the 3 Moderna jabs at a grocery store.

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justice_will_prevail 5 points ago +5 / -0

Security Guards need to be defunded! I think Social Workers would be great as a replacement (/sarc)

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justice_will_prevail 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bet Maurene Comey knows.

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justice_will_prevail 1 point ago +1 / -0

Obesity and diabetes purveyors conscripting wokeness for profits.

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justice_will_prevail 1 point ago +1 / -0

"Saint Bill"... https://archive.md/sbe1y

" After sorting through over 30,000 individual grants, MintPress can reveal that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has made over $300 million worth of donations to fund media projects.

Recipients of this cash include many of America’s most important news outlets, including CNN, NBC, NPR, PBS and The Atlantic. Gates also sponsors a myriad of influential foreign organizations, including the BBC, The Guardian, The Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom; prominent European newspapers such as Le Monde (France), Der Spiegel (Germany) and El País (Spain); as well as big global broadcasters like Al-Jazeera.

The Gates Foundation money going towards media programs has been split up into a number of sections, presented in descending numerical order, and includes a link to the relevant grant on the organization’s website.

Awards Directly to Media Outlets:

NPR- $24,663,066 The Guardian (including TheGuardian.org)- $12,951,391
Cascade Public Media – $10,895,016 Public Radio International (PRI.org/TheWorld.org)- $7,719,113 The Conversation- $6,664,271 Univision- $5,924,043 Der Spiegel (Germany)- $5,437,294
Project Syndicate- $5,280,186 Education Week – $4,898,240 WETA- $4,529,400 NBCUniversal Media- $4,373,500 Nation Media Group (Kenya) – $4,073,194 Le Monde (France)- $4,014,512 Bhekisisa (South Africa) – $3,990,182 El País – $3,968,184 BBC- $3,668,657 CNN- $3,600,000
KCET- $3,520,703 Population Communications International (population.org) – $3,500,000 The Daily Telegraph – $3,446,801 Chalkbeat – $2,672,491
The Education Post- $2,639,193 Rockhopper Productions (U.K.) – $2,480,392 Corporation for Public Broadcasting – $2,430,949 UpWorthy – $2,339,023 Financial Times – $2,309,845 The 74 Media- $2,275,344 Texas Tribune- $2,317,163 Punch (Nigeria) – $2,175,675 News Deeply – $1,612,122 The Atlantic- $1,403,453 Minnesota Public Radio- $1,290,898 YR Media- $1,125,000 The New Humanitarian- $1,046,457 Sheger FM (Ethiopia) – $1,004,600 Al-Jazeera- $1,000,000 ProPublica- $1,000,000 Crosscut Public Media – $810,000 Grist Magazine- $750,000 Kurzgesagt – $570,000 Educational Broadcasting Corp – $506,504 Classical 98.1 – $500,000 PBS – $499,997 Gannett – $499,651 Mail and Guardian (South Africa)- $492,974 Inside Higher Ed.- $439,910 BusinessDay (Nigeria) – $416,900 Medium.com – $412,000
Nutopia- $350,000 Independent Television Broadcasting Inc. – $300,000 Independent Television Service, Inc. – $300,000 Caixin Media (China) – $250,000 Pacific News Service – $225,000 National Journal – $220,638 Chronicle of Higher Education – $149,994 Belle and Wissell, Co. $100,000 Media Trust – $100,000 New York Public Radio – $77,290 KUOW – Puget Sound Public Radio – $5,310 Together, these donations total $166,216,526. The money is generally directed towards issues close to the Gateses hearts. For example, the $3.6 million CNN grant went towards “report[ing] on gender equality with a particular focus on least developed countries, producing journalism on the everyday inequalities endured by women and girls across the world,” while the Texas Tribune received millions to “to increase public awareness and engagement of education reform issues in Texas.” Given that Bill is one of the charter schools’ most fervent supporters, a cynic might interpret this as planting pro-corporate charter school propaganda into the media, disguised as objective news reporting.

The Gates Foundation has also given nearly $63 million to charities closely aligned with big media outlets, including nearly $53 million to BBC Media Action, over $9 million to MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation, and $1 million to The New York Times Neediest Causes Fund. While not specifically funding journalism, donations to the philanthropic arm of a media player should still be noted.

Gates continues to underwrite a wide network of investigative journalism centers as well, totaling just over $38 million, more than half of which has gone to the D.C.-based International Center for Journalists to expand and develop African media.

These centers include:

International Center for Journalists- $20,436,938 Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (Nigeria) – $3,800,357 The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting – $2,432,552 Fondation EurActiv Politech – $2,368,300 International Women’s Media Foundation – $1,500,000 Center for Investigative Reporting – $1,446,639 InterMedia Survey institute – $1,297,545 The Bureau of Investigative Journalism – $1,068,169 Internews Network – $985,126 Communications Consortium Media Center – $858,000 Institute for Nonprofit News – $650,021 The Poynter Institute for Media Studies- $382,997 Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (Nigeria) – $360,211 Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies – $254,500 Global Forum for Media Development (Belgium) – $124,823 Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting – $100,000 In addition to this, the Gates Foundation also plies press and journalism associations with cash, to the tune of at least $12 million. For example, the National Newspaper Publishers Association — a group representing more than 200 outlets — has received $3.2 million.

The list of these organizations includes:

Education Writers Association – $5,938,475 National Newspaper Publishers Association – $3,249,176 National Press Foundation- $1,916,172 Washington News Council- $698,200 American Society of News Editors Foundation – $250,000 Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press- $25,000 This brings our running total up to $216.4 million.

The foundation also puts up the money to directly train journalists all over the world, in the form of scholarships, courses and workshops. Today, it is possible for an individual to train as a reporter thanks to a Gates Foundation grant, find work at a Gates-funded outlet, and to belong to a press association funded by Gates. This is especially true of journalists working in the fields of health, education and global development, the ones Gates himself is most active in and where scrutiny of the billionaire’s actions and motives are most necessary.

Gates Foundation grants pertaining to the instruction of journalists include:

Johns Hopkins University – $1,866,408 Teachers College, Columbia University- $1,462,500 University of California Berkeley- $767,800
Tsinghua University (China) – $450,000 Seattle University – $414,524 Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies – $254,500
Rhodes University (South Africa) – $189,000 Montclair State University- $160,538 Pan-Atlantic University Foundation – $130,718 World Health Organization – $38,403 The Aftermath Project- $15,435 The BMGF also pays for a wide range of specific media campaigns around the world. For example, since 2014 it has donated $5.7 million to the Population Foundation of India in order to create dramas that promote sexual and reproductive health, with the intent to increase family planning methods in South Asia. Meanwhile, it alloted over $3.5 million to a Senegalese organization to develop radio shows and online content that would feature health information. Supporters consider this to be helping critically underfunded media, while opponents might consider it a case of a billionaire using his money to plant his ideas and opinions into the press.

Media projects supported by the Gates Foundation:

European Journalism Centre – $20,060,048 World University Service of Canada – $12,127,622 Well Told Story Limited – $9,870,333 Solutions Journalism Inc.- $7,254,755
Entertainment Industry Foundation – $6,688,208
Population Foundation of India- $5,749,826 – Participant Media – $3,914,207 Réseau Africain de l’Education pour la santé- $3,561,683 New America – $3,405,859 AllAfrica Foundation – $2,311,529 Steps International – $2,208,265 Center for Advocacy and Research – $2,200,630 The Sesame Workshop – $2,030,307 Panos Institute West Africa – $1,809,850
Open Cities Lab – $1,601,452
Harvard university – $1,190,527 Learning Matters – $1,078,048 The Aaron Diamond Aids Research Center- $981,631 Thomson Media Foundation- $860,628 Communications Consortium Media Center – $858,000 StoryThings- $799,536 Center for Rural Strategies – $749,945 The New Venture Fund – $700,000
Helianthus Media – $575,064
University of Southern California- $550,000 World Health Organization- $530,095 Phi Delta Kappa International – $446,000 Ikana Media – $425,000 Seattle Foundation – $305,000 EducationNC – $300,000 Beijing Guokr Interactive – $300,000
Upswell- $246,918 The African Academy of Sciences – $208,708
Seeking Modern Applications for Real Transformation (SMART) – $201,781 Bay Area Video Coalition- $190,000 PowHERful Foundation – $185,953 PTA Florida Congress of Parents and Teachers – $150,000
ProSocial – $100,000
Boston University – $100,000 National Center for Families Learning – $100,000
Development Media International – $100,000 Ahmadu Bello University- $100,000 Indonesian eHealth and Telemedicine Society – $100,000 The Filmmakers Collaborative – $50,000 Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Georgia Inc. – $25,000
SIFF – $13,000 Total: $97,315,408

$319.4 million and (a lot) more Added together, these Gates-sponsored media projects come to a total of $319.4 million. However, there are clear shortcomings with this non-exhaustive list, meaning the true figure is undoubtedly far higher. First, it does not count sub-grants — money given by recipients to media around the world. And while the Gates Foundation fosters an air of openness about itself, there is actually precious little public information about what happens to the money from each grant, save for a short, one- or two-sentence description written by the foundation itself on its website. Only donations to press organizations themselves or projects that could be identified from the information on the Gates Foundation’s website as media campaigns were counted, meaning that thousands of grants having some media element do not appear in this list.

A case in point is the BMGF’s partnership with ViacomCBS, the company that controls CBS News, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, and BET. Media reports at the time noted that the Gates Foundation was paying the entertainment giant to insert information and PSAs into its programming and that Gates had intervened to change storylines in popular shows like ER and Law & Order: SVU.

However, when checking BMGF’s grants database, “Viacom” and “CBS” are nowhere to be found, the likely grant in question (totaling over $6 million) merely describing the project as a “public engagement campaign aimed at improving high school graduation rates and postsecondary completion rates specifically aimed at parents and students,” meaning that it was not counted in the official total. There are surely many more examples like this. “For a tax-privileged charity that so very often trumpets the importance of transparency, it’s remarkable how intensely secretive the Gates Foundation is about its financial flows,” Tim Schwab, one of the few investigative journalists who has scrutinized the tech billionaire, told MintPress.

Also not included are grants aimed at producing articles for academic journals. While these articles are not meant for mass consumption, they regularly form the basis for stories in the mainstream press and help shape narratives around key issues. The Gates Foundation has given far and wide to academic sources, with at least $13.6 million going toward creating content for the prestigious medical journal The Lancet."

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justice_will_prevail 5 points ago +5 / -0

I guess, "Fuck off with that shit" would not be a correct answer, but it would be the most honest one.

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justice_will_prevail 1 point ago +1 / -0

Okay explain it to me like a first grader because there's some chatter about how his charts seem to think Hep E might have become involved...??? I freely admit though I have no head for this stuff. Want others to weigh in.

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