BMI’s Dan Gainor Tells Fox & Friends About Soros Funding to Media Organizations

May 20th, 2011 12:59 PM

Media Research Center Vice President for Business and Culture Dan Gainor appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Friday to discuss George Soros’s spending over $48 million to fund media organizations.

“He’s funded the entire underpinnings of America journalism. Here’s a guy who threw $600,000 at the Columbia School of Journalism, probably the most famous name for a school of journalism in the country,” Gainor told Steve Doocy.

During the segment, Gainor discussed Soros’s impact on the media, which is part of an upcoming report by the Media Research Centers Business & Media Institute. He explained the wide range of media outlets that receive Soros funds, which include National Public Radio (to the tune of $1.8 million), the Center for Investigative Reporting, and Pro Publica.

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“He’s funding them both as a combination of influencing the media and basically throwing money at the people he agrees with,” Gainor said.

Doocy asked, “CBS, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC and ABC. Dan, whatever happened to the problem with the conflict of interest?”

“Well what happened to it is it’s something that they worry about if conservatives do it and it’s something that they don’t give a darn about if liberals do it,” replied Gainor.