Surprise!!… Soros-Funded Journalism Group Slams "Bush Lies"


(Indymedia)
Anti-Bush Regime Shocker!…
A George Soros-funded journalism organization slammed the Bush Administration today for “lies” on Iraq!
(But, for some reason the group curiously omitted the Clinton Administration’s lies?)
A left wing group that has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from George Soros slammed the Bush regime today for lies on Iraq.
The fact that these groups are funded by George Soros was omitted from today’s report- a fine example of media corruption.
The AP reported:

A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The study concluded that the statements “were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.”

The study was posted Tuesday on the Web site of the Center for Public Integrity, which worked with the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

White House spokesman Scott Stanzel did not comment on the merits of the study Tuesday night but reiterated the administration’s position that the world community viewed Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, as a threat.

“The actions taken in 2003 were based on the collective judgment of intelligence agencies around the world,” Stanzel said.

The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period. It found that in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues, Bush and administration officials stated unequivocally on at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to al-Qaida or both.

The New York Times is also reporting this left wing study today but sadly they also exclude how many times Bill and Hillary Clinton misled the public with false Iraq statements.

The Center for Public Integrity has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from anti-Bush philanthropist:

Despite its claims to be a nonpartisan news organization and profession of the Society of Professional Journalists code of ethics, the Center has been accused of bias towards left-wing political causes because it has accepted money from organizations and individuals that favor liberal policies and/or actively oppose right-wing political causes.

The donations included:

A $72,400 one-year grant in 2000 supporting “an investigative journalism series on prosecutorial misconduct.”[35]
A $75,000 one-year grant in 2001 supporting “an examination of wrongful convictions resulting from prosecutorial misconduct.”[36]
A $100,000 one-year grant in 2002 “to investigate the political spending of the telecommunications industry on the federal, state and local levels.”[37]
A $1 million three-year grant in 2002 “to support the Global Access Project.”[38]

Here is the list of donors for “The Fund for Independence in Journalism.”

We all look forward to the follow-up study that includes the Clinton years and their lies on Iraq.

Jules Crittenden notices the reaction from the Bush-hating Kool-Aid drinkers.

Captain’s Quarters adds this:

It includes the debunked charge that Bush lied in the “sixteen words” of the 2003 State of the Union address. Joe Wilson’s own report to the CIA and to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence confirmed that, at least according to Niger’s Prime Minister, Iraq had sought to trade for uranium in 1999. The CPI site has the sixteen words posted as one of their false statements.

Let’s boil this down. An organization funded by known political activists puts up a website with shopworn quotes taken mostly out of context and misrepresented — and this somehow qualifies as news?

If this report meant anything we’d all be on the “Impeach Bush” bandwagon…
That is– If it meant anything.

Michelle Malkin and Big Lizards have more on this media scam.

UPDATE: Lawhawk has the amazing video!

UPDATE 2: Bryan at HotAir reports on a factual study by the University of Virginia that details how the media has been fabricating the facts surrounding the War on Terror and President Bush.
Don’t expect to see this study make the headlines any time soon.

UPDATE 3: Dennis Kucinich joined the BDS fun today on the House floor.

UPDATE 4: Bob Owens from Confederate Yankee takes a closer look at this dishonest report at Pajamas Media.

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