Soros-Backed NGO Buys Biggest Newspaper Network in Maine
By Citizen Watch Report
The idea of a “free media” is pretty much dead.
The biggest problem is that right-wing media is simply banned, at a time when these left-wing groups are consolidating all control of media, with fewer and fewer people even having any input at all on what is said in the media.
The only right-wing media that is even allowed is controlled opposition tripe like Ben Shapiro.
I reckon that there absolutely have to be laws about foreign ownership of media, and there should really be laws about even out-of-state ownership of media.
Because nothing good can come from massive corporations – foreign or otherwise – buying up local media and then presenting them as still being local media.
Media outlets should be required to offer full disclosure about their funding and ownership in a very obvious place.
George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and left-wing Swiss Billionaire Hansjörg Wyss- quietly donated millions of dollars to a non-profit that acquired nearly two dozen local papers in Maine in July, according to Semafor.
The National Trust for Local News acknowledges that it received funding from Soros’ organization, but denies that the Open Society Foundations provided funding specifically for the purchase of the local papers. A source with direct knowledge of the acquisition, however, told Semafor that Soros and Wyss did donate funds so the National Trust could acquire the papers; the donations had not been previously reported.
Wyss is also a supporter of States Newsroom, a left-wing network of local news outlets that began as a project of the left-wing Hopewell Fund. States Newsroom is currently expanding operations in Maine.