Free Press & George Soros: The marriage gets stronger

by Mike Wendy on February 4, 2011

This story, bylined by me, appeared yesterday on Big Government

It looks like the Soros machine isn’t done with Net Neutrality, even after its December coup at the FCC.

Our Soros-supported socialist friends at Free Press just announced that David Saldana will be its new communications director.  If that name doesn’t ring a bell, you evidently haven’t been following Mr. Soros’ funding priorities.

Before joining Free Press, he was with the Soros’ front group, the National Security and Human Rights Campaign.  Think calling it a front group is too strong?  Then just go to its website, which is conveniently located at  The group’s mission is to promote “progressive national security policies,” a term as embedded in contradiction as “French steadfastness.”

Prior to that, Saldana was the Deputy Editorial Director at Media Matters for America, the beneficiary of a seven-figure donation from Mr. Soros’ Open Society Initiative.

Chances are, this means that even last December’s FCC power grab over the web hasn’t gone far enough to satisfy Mr. Soros.  This isn’t surprising.  We can see his fingers in the most obvious places, like the FCC’s Net Neutrality Order, all the way down to the least lit reaches – as in the recent Comcast Merger Order and one of the company’s “voluntary” commitments to boost local journalism via the “Voice of San Diego Model,” a socially progressive news organization, which gets funding in part from, you guessed it, George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

Soros’ connection to federal policymaking for the Internet is both deeply entrenched and a well-oiled machine.  The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund brilliantly dissected how the Soros-funded group Free Press manufactured online crises to justify the FCC’s neutrality power grab.

This isn’t the first time that someone has written about groups inventing crises to justify federal regulations.  As far as Net Neutrality and Mr. Saldana are concerned, it will surely not be the last.

Gator Dad February 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Great article. Soros has his hand in everything. Why do CNBC and other financial nets keep
interviewing him as a reliable pundit on the state of the world union? And how to fix it? Especially, like your “French steadfast” dig.

Sandy July 25, 2011 at 3:33 am

Your story was really inrfomiatve, thanks!

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