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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March 29, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

Left-wing funder extraordinaire George Soros isn’t content with just promoting his long list of liberal causes. He wants to remake the global economy. This plan, first revealed by the Media Research Center last week, continues to get more obvious.

Soros has spent $50 million getting the group INET (Institute for New Economic Thinking) to throw a remake of the famous Bretton Woods conference held near the end of World War II. This conference begins April 8 and Soros’s goal is to “establish new international rules” and “reform the currency system.” It’s all according to a plan laid out in a Nov. 4, 2009, Soros op-ed calling for “a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.”

Of course it’s gotten little press, despite having eight separate journalists on the list of 90 speakers. That list includes six from The Financial Times, which hasn’t mentioned INET since November.

Though the Soros-funded INET keeps adding new speakers, more than two-thirds of those are still connected directly to George Soros. Some of the newer additions are also blatantly liberal, in case there was any doubt about the nature of the event.

March 24, 2011, 9:17 AM EDT

Two years ago, George Soros said he wanted to reorganize the entire global economic system. In two short weeks, he is going to start – and no one seems to have noticed.

On April 8, a group he’s funded with $50 million is holding a major economic conference and Soros’s goal for such an event is to “establish new international rules” and “reform the currency system.” It’s all according to a plan laid out in a Nov. 4, 2009, Soros op-ed calling for “a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.”

The event is bringing together “more than 200 academic, business and government policy thought leaders” to repeat the famed 1944 Bretton Woods gathering that helped create the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Soros wants a new “multilateral system,” or an economic system where America isn’t so dominant.

More than two-thirds of the slated speakers have direct ties to Soros. The billionaire who thinks “the main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat” is taking no chances.

March 23, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

Left-wing billionaire's own experts dominate quiet push for 'a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.'

March 16, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT

NFL players sing 'Solidarity Forever' and pretend to be working class.

March 10, 2011, 1:36 PM EST

Latest gotcha moment shows public media elite, liberal like conservatives have always claimed.

March 2, 2011, 2:24 PM EST

Media ignore how left-wing grassroots are fertilized by the king of the liberal billionaires.

February 23, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

Protecting NPR, PBS behind media agenda to keep Washington spending high.

February 17, 2011, 10:11 AM EST

Just a few years ago, double-digit unemployment seemed like a crazy idea. But when the economy began to stumble, it was fear of high unemployment and a promise to prevent it that the Obama administration used to usher in the $787 billion stimulus package. As The New York Times reported on Oct. 22, 2009, "The Obama administration's forecast at the start of the year, which predicted that unemployment would not climb much above 8 percent."

A big promise to be sure and a claim that proved false as unemployment climbed higher and higher reaching 10.2 percent at its peak. Yet, ABC, CBS, and NBC referenced this promise just nine times in two years in stimulus stories mentioning unemployment.

Unemployment still exceeds the Obama-guaranteed 8 percent unemployment rate two years after the bill's passage. In the same time period, network news barely reported that the stimulus failed to halt the sharp rise in unemployment. ABC 'World News,' CBS 'Evening News' and NBC 'Nightly News' all paid plenty of attention to the stimulus and its accomplishments, but more than 98 percent of those evening broadcast stories skipped over the administration's failed prediction.

February 16, 2011, 6:54 PM EST

Broadcast networks mention Obamas incompetence just nine times in two years.

February 11, 2011, 9:42 AM EST

Arianna Huffington's crazy left-wing, pro-Democrat website gets bought out by AOL for $315 million. Professional Angry Man Keith Olbermann follows up by joining Al Gore's deservedly unknown Current TV effort. Before that, decrepit Newsweek was absorbed by one of the lesser liberal lights of the blogosphere - Tina Brown's Daily Beast.

To journalists desperate for a direction - any direction - turning left seems an easy way to go. Forget MSNBC's brief propaganda attempt to "lean forward." That is going nowhere.

Old-style, supposedly neutral journalism is collapsing. Out of the rubble, we are seeing more and more journalists declare themselves to be what we've always known they were - liberal, left-wing, progressive or even "socialist," as MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell admitted late last year.

Faster than a congressman can take off his shirt, journalists have proven every complaint about media bias conservatives have leveled for decades. Yes, journalists are liberal. Yes, they blatantly spin stories to benefit both liberals and Democrats. Yes, hosts like Chris Matthews play "Hardball" with conservatives and play a thrill-ing game of slo-pitch softball with their Democrat buddies.

 

February 10, 2011, 8:34 PM EST

Latest media merger shows right has been correct all along.

February 2, 2011, 7:33 PM EST

Media hype turns seasonal storms into a climate apocalypse.

January 26, 2011, 9:00 PM EST
Oprahs self promotion turns lost family member into found ratings.
January 13, 2011, 5:44 AM EST
Forget the secular holiday, Dec. 25 is about the greatest gift of all.
January 12, 2011, 4:54 PM EST

Media reload against a favorite enemy: the 2nd Amendment.

January 5, 2011, 8:54 PM EST

Media want to turn right into another two years of wrongs.

December 24, 2010, 7:33 AM EST

More than nine out of 10 Americans celebrate Christmas - even atheists, agnostics or believers in other faiths, according to surveys by LifeWay Research and USA TODAY/Gallup. They might be roasting chestnuts over an open fire, decking the halls with boughs of holly or trying to get the Chipmunks Christmas song out of their heads, but they are celebrating.

December 22, 2010, 6:46 PM EST

Forget the secular holiday, Dec. 25 is about the greatest gift of all.

December 22, 2010, 12:00 AM EST
Forget the secular holiday, Dec. 25 is about the greatest gift of all.
December 15, 2010, 7:19 PM EST

Maturity isnt abandoning a press conference to the guy who used to have your job.