Dan Gainor, The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and Vice President for Business and Culture for the Media Research Center, is a veteran editor with two decades’ experience in print and online media. He has served as an editor at several newspapers including The Washington Times and The Baltimore News-American. Mr. Gainor also has extensive experience in online publishing – holding the position of managing editor for CQ.com, the Web site of Congressional Quarterly, and executive editor for ChangeWave, published by Phillips International. He has worked in financial publishing in his last two positions, launching new services for ChangeWave and Agora Inc. Mr. Gainor holds an MBA from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and a master’s in publications design from the University of Baltimore. As an undergraduate, he majored in political science and history at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mr. Gainor volunteers as a media and issues speaker with the Close-Up Foundation.

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August 25, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT
Political, media powers angry at grassroots Americans for getting involved.
August 15, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT

From Christiane Amanpour at ABC to Jill Abramson at New York Times, billionaire has influence on prominent people in media.

August 15, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT
Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism
August 15, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT
Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism
August 11, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

Misreporting of economy is due to mix of errors, spin and total BS.

August 4, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
President talks 39 times more about himself than he does the debt.
July 6, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT

New survey calls for global governance and possible national energy caps.

July 1, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT
July 4 is a good time to show appreciation to men and women who risk everything for us.
July 1, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

July 4 is a good time to show appreciation to men and women who risk everything for us.

June 25, 2011, 7:52 AM EDT

John Lennon once wrote "all you need is love." If that's the case, then GOP unknown Jon Huntsman will be the next president of the United States.

The quasi-Republican former ambassador to China is finding the media environment filled with love. Huntsman, who was also the governor of Utah, is trying to position himself as "electable" because liberals, gays and the media love him. (Yes, sometimes those three groups aren't identical.)

They love him because he's the kind of Republican they could vote for if they held their noses and someone forced them to choose a GOP candidate. (Actually, they wouldn't, but it makes a convenient fiction.) After all, they claim, he's a "moderate Republican." Remember when we had "liberal Republicans?" According to Nexis, that term hasn't been used on ABC, CBS or NBC all year.

What else do you call a pro-gay Republican who not only worked for Obama and called him a "remarkable leader," but still has "respect" for the president after Obamacare and a host of other Big Government fiascos. Throw in Huntsman's lefty views on climate and what the Club for Growth calls "inexcusable" spending as governor, and you have an ideal media candidate.

June 23, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

Battle of businessmen shows journalists desperately want Republicans to turn left.

June 20, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT

NBC has unquestionably committed an act of religious bigotry designed to offend Christians. Removing ‘under God’ from the Pledge of Allegiance in a piece they aired yesterday during the U.S. Open – not once, but twice – was absolutely not accidental.

It was brazenly deliberate.

June 16, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

Merger of sites, local sites give liberals journalism army 10,000 strong.

June 9, 2011, 8:53 PM EDT
Time for media, Obama and Congress to wake up and smell the gloom and doom.
June 1, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT

Liberal 'echo chamber' reverberates with attacks on network.

May 27, 2011, 5:33 AM EDT

Third of Four Parts

Books, newspapers, radio stations, TV stations, websites and cutting edge videos. The pieces of the George Soros media empire are as diverse as the nations of the world and just as widespread. From nakedly partisan left-wing media like Think Progress, the blog for the Center for American Progress, and a TV show on MSNBC, to the supposedly impartial National Public Radio, Soros has impact on the flow of information worldwide.

It gives him incredible influence. Every month, reporters, writers and bloggers at the many outlets he funds easily reach more than 330 million people around the globe. The U.S. Census estimates the population of the entire United States to be just less than 310 million.

That's roughly the entire population of the United States with the population of Australia thrown in for good measure - every single month.

This information is part of an upcoming report by the Media Research Center's Business & Media Institute which has been looking into George Soros and his influence on the media.

Just counting 13 prominent operations of the 180 media organizations he has funded equals 332 million people each month. Included in that total are big players like NPR, which received $1.8 million from Soros, as well as the little known Project Syndicate and Public News Service, both of which also claim to reach millions of readers.

May 25, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

180 different operations span the globe with liberal news.

May 18, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

Investigative journalism, industry associations, even ombudsmen group backed by left-wing donor.

May 18, 2011, 11:55 AM EDT

Second of Four Parts

It's a scene journalists dream about - a group of coworkers toasting a Pulitzer Prize. For the team at investigative start-up ProPublica, it was the second time their fellow professionals recognized their work for journalism's top honor.

May 13, 2011, 7:47 AM EDT

First of Four Parts

When liberal investor George Soros gave $1.8 million to National Public Radio, it became part of the firestorm of controversy that jeopardized NPR's federal funding. But that gift only hints at the widespread influence the controversial billionaire has on the mainstream media. Soros, who spent $27 million trying to defeat President Bush in 2004, has ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets - including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC and ABC.

Prominent journalists like ABC's Christiane Amanpour and former Washington Post editor and now Vice President Len Downie serve on boards of operations that take Soros cash. This despite the Society of Professional Journalist's ethical code stating: "avoid all conflicts real or perceived.