The other day I noted Slate’s attempt to cover Mobile Future’s alleged non-disclosure of its ties to Verizon and AT&T. In it, I noted the lack of disclosure that every source Allan Holmes quoted is funded by The Ford Foundation.
A friend notes that I actually missed a detail.
This story was published by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Allan Holmes covers broadband and Internet governance for the Center for Public Integrity.
And why is that important? Well, there’s this: http://www.fordfoundation.org/grants/grantdetails?grantid=119215
Yup, it turns out that not only is everyone quoted a direct recipient of Ford Foundation funding, so is the Slate reporter. So here’s the full story.
- Foundation has millions invested in companies that would benefit from a particular change in government spectrum policy.
- Foundation funds studies of spectrum policies.
- Foundation funds advocacy groups to advocate in support of their position.
- Foundation funds “journalist” to write stories supporting their position and promoting advocacy groups supportive of their position.
- Journalist writes diligently writes story doing so under the guise of questioning the other guy’s integrity.
That’s how the left operates. Welcome to the pinnacle of hypocrisy.