The Truth about George Soros

What the media haven’t told you about one of the most powerful men in the world
By Cliff Kincaid/AIM Staff


ver the decades, AIM has written numerous articles exposing George Soros, but it wasn’t until Glenn Beck began his crusade against the “creepy dude” that Soros’s name truly became well known. Today, more people than ever seem aware of Soros and his immense influence in the media. Indeed, Soros is a huge player in the worldwide trafficking of information. The media outlets he cannot directly influence with his money, he influences through the left-wing media watchdog group, Media Matters. Soros funds several left-wing think tanks, which propose policies often referred to glowingly by the media. We applaud Glenn Beck for his work in exposing Soros. In this AIM Special Report, we have gathered several notable articles AIM has published over the years, documenting and exposing Soros and his agenda.



The Hidden Soros Agenda: Drugs, Money, the Media, and Political Power


BY CLIFF KINCAID | OCTOBER 27, 2004 ow many times have we heard or read stories about Vice President Dick Cheney’s old firm, Halliburton, and its alleged influence over the government? A public company with more than 100,000 employees, Halliburton had revenues of $13 billion in 2001. However, George Soros is a human Halliburton who will be in a position if John Kerry is elected president to pull the strings. He is reportedly worth $7.2 billion. But his role in buying the White House for John Kerry has received generally positive coverage. Soros, we’re told, is a “philanthropist” committed to “democracy.” The Republican Party, by contrast, is supposed to be run by fat cats and Big Business, such as those at Halliburton. Soros may be the biggest political fat cat of all time. Convicted in France of insider trading, Soros specializes in weakening or collapsing the currencies of entire nations for his own selfish interests. He is known as the man who broke the Bank of England. His power is such that his statements alone can cause currencies to go up or down. Other people suffer so he can get rich. But journalists don’t want to examine the questionable means by which he achieved his wealth because they share his goal of electing Kerry and the Democrats. Curiously, once he made his fortune he became a global socialist, endorsing global taxes on the very means he employed to get rich — international currency speculation and manipulation. The media consistently ignore the fact that this so-called “philanthropist” has had several brushes with the law as he has laid siege to national economies and currencies. Hard-working U.S. businessmen understand how Soros has made his money. In protesting a Soros appearance hosted by the University of Toledo, Edwin J. Nagle III, president and CEO of the Nagle Companies, highlighted “the immoral and unethical means by which he achieved his wealth.” He added, “I certainly didn’t see included in his bio the stories on how he collapsed whole country’s currencies for his own self-interests so that many may suffer.” Here, Soros signed a consent decree in United States District Court, in a Securities and Exchange Commission case involving stock manipulation, and was fined $75,000 by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for holding positions “in excess of speculative limits.” Stories about Soros rarely, if ever, mention any of his legal problems. Despite his vision of an “open society,” he operates an unregulated “hedge fund,” open only to the super-rich, and is currently fighting a proposal from the Bush-appointed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission to regulate and monitor these offshore entities. House Speaker Dennis Hastert said on national television that no one really knows where the Soros money comes from. Soros has categorically denied receiving money from drug cartels or any form of criminal activity. The fact remains, however, that at least some of his financial operations have been based offshore, in banking and financial centers that are widely reported to be considered conducive to money-laundering. The Soros fund is based in the Netherlands Antilles, a self-governing

George Soros

In 1994 Soros received the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award at an International Press Freedom Awards dinner, sponsored by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Five years earlier, OSI gave 4 grants, totaling $220,000, to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Benjamin was senior executive producer at CBS News and served briefly as chair of the Committee to Protect Journalists before his death in 1988.



federation of five Caribbean islands. A CIA factbook describes the region as “a transshipment point for South American drugs bound for the US and Europe; money-laundering center.” Soros reportedly purchased a major stake in one of Colombia’s biggest banks, at a time when the Drug Enforcement Administration, in its study, “Colombian Economic Reform: The Impact on Drug Money Laundering within the Colombian Economy,” was documenting how major drug kingpins were taking advantage of the liberalization of the economy to put illicit drug revenue into legitimate businesses. The report stated: “U.S. and Colombian Government authorities have evidence of drug proceeds being deposited in every major bank in Colombia… A Colombian source indicated that many banks and businesses are owned covertly by principal members of the Cali cartel.” Pro-Soros media coverage dates back His complex web of financial interests, companies and foundations makes many years and continues to the presHalliburton look like a Mom & Pop operation. ent day, as detailed in this report. In The charge we read in the press is that Halliburton gets government con1996, Dan Rather’s CBS Evening News tracts and makes money from the Iraq war. Far less attention has been paid highlighted him as a philanthropist and to the fact that the company has lost 54 employees as a result of that war. humanitarian, someone who had made Nobody in the press mentions that Soros profits from the Kosovo war, which a fortune but was now making a differhe supported as a preemptive strike against Yugoslavia, because he runs an ence. The story by correspondent Aninvestment fund that now does business there. Even though he pays big thony Mason ignored his commitment bucks to advertise his opposition to the Bush policy of democracy-building to legalization of drugs. in Iraq, reporters still describe him as someone with a reputation for buildThat same year, Judith Miller of the New ing democracy abroad. York Times wrote that he was “bringHowever, his position on Iraq may be a diversion from the real reason he ing his philanthropy home.” While she wants to get rid of Bush: his longstanding desire to adopt a national “retreat made a brief reference to his drug leand defeat” approach to the drug problem. galization agenda, the headline over the Soros’ long-time goal has been to subvert the national anti-drug policy of piece said he was committed to “social the U.S. Government, to move away from the use of national and global law justice.” His close adviser, Aryeh Neier, enforcement resources against the drug trade. He calls this “harm reduction,” a longtime ACLU official, was described meaning that criminal activity associated with the use of drugs will supposmerely as a “human rights advocate.” edly be reduced if the government takes over the drug trade and provides On the far left,The Nation magazine and drugs and drug paraphernalia, including needles, to addicts. its Nation Institute have been supported In a recent article about his growing financial and political clout, the Washby OSI. The magazine published a genington Post sanitized Soros by claiming that he “funded efforts to reform erally flattering piece about the Soroscampaign laws, decriminalize marijuana and change [the] criminal justice funded Center for American Progress. system.” All of that is misleading, if not false. His “reform” of campaign laws left a loophole that will enable him to set a record “for the most money donated by an individual in an election cycle,” to quote the Post itself. So where are the investigative stories into Soros and his agenda? A key part of the Soros agenda — his proposed surrender in the war on drugs — has been carefully concealed from the American people during this campaign. A Soros role in formulating national drug policy is worthy of special press attention because his pro-drug legalization campaign has been considered at odds with the vast majority of Republicans and Democrats who share the view that legalization would make the drug problem far worse. Among the candidates who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, Soros financially supported John Kerry, Wesley Clark, Senator Bob Graham, and Howard Dean. He has been praised by Senator Hillary Clinton and contributed to her Senate campaign and political action committee. He 4 2011-1

has also contributed to the political campaigns of Democratic Senators Tom Daschle, Carl Levin, Jon Corzine, Mary Landrieu, Debbie Stabenow, Charles Schumer, Joseph Biden, Patrick Leahy, Paul Sarbanes, Thomas Harkin, and Barbara Boxer. In 2002, Soros funded Al Gore for president and contributed $153,000 in “soft money” to the Democratic National Committee. Soros, who is also very close to Bill Clinton, was described by Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott as a “national treasure.” Soros also contributed to Barack Obama, running for the Senate as a Democrat from Illinois. reports that, “Not only did Soros donate to Obama’s campaign, but four other family members – Jennifer, sons Jonathan and Robert and wife Susan – did as well. Because of a special provision campaign finance laws, the Soroses were able to give a collective $60,000 to Obama during his primary challenge.” Soros was described by the New Yorker as close to Harold Ickes, a former Clinton deputy chief of staff who runs the Media Fund, one of many Sorossupported “527 groups. Soros described him as a “real pro.” Away from the scrutiny or even the notice of the establishment press, Soros has emerged as a counter-culture hero. The drug culture magazine, Heads, calls him “Daddy Weedbucks,” ran an excerpt from his book, Soros on Soros, and declared that “he drops the bucks exactly where they’re needed.” The September-October issue of the drug culture magazine High Times recognizes the stakes, noting that there are “ten reasons to get rid of Bush” and that one is that there will be “No legalization of pot” under Bush. The implication of the article was that the situation would change under Kerry. None of this is being reported, however, by the major media.

George Soros

The Soros media connections include: • An investor in the Times Mirror Company, Soros funded the Project on Media Ownership. A total of $300,000 over several years came from George Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI). • OSI gave $60,000 to the Independent Media Institute, whose executive director, Don Hazen, is a former publisher of Mother Jones. Hazen has called Soros a “progressive philanthropist.” A story carried by the Independent Media Institute on its AlterNet project says Soros “believes in democracy, positive international relations and effective strategies to reduce poverty, among other things.” • OSI gave a $75,000 grant to the Center for Investigative Reporting. The group’s board of advisers includes prominent journalists. • OSI gave $246,528 to the Center for Public Integrity, headed by former CBS News producer Charles Lewis,“to support the continuing expansion of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.” A total of $1 million went for “the Global Access Project.” In total, it is estimated that the group has received $1.7 from Soros. • OSI gave $200,000 to the Fund for Investigative Journalism. This group, too, features prominent journalists on its board. • OSI’s “Network Media Program” gave $22,157 to Investigative Reporters & Editors. • Soros Foundations have provided $160,000 to, a so-called “media issues supersite.” The executive editor is Danny Schecter, a former news program producer and investigative reporter at CNN and ABC. • OSI has contributed $70,000 toward the far-left Independent Media Center, or Indymedia, known as an “independent newsgathering collective,” whose servers were seized by a federal law enforcement agency on October 7. The action was apparently related to an investigation into international terrorism, kidnapping or money laundering. • OSI provided $600,000 to the Media Access Project, a so-called telecommunications public interest law firm critical of conservative influence in the major media. • OSI provide $30,000 to the Media Awareness Project, a “worldwide network dedicated to drug policy reform” and promoting “balanced media coverage” of the drug issue. • OSI provided $200,000 to the Association for Progressive Communications, “an international network working for peace, human rights, development and protection of the environment.”



The Friends of George Soros

David Fenton

Soros is the most prominent drug legalizer in the world but campaigned to get Bush out of office mainly because of the Iraq war issue.

Ambassador Joseph Wilson

n October 28, 2004, just a few days before the election, George Soros spoke to the National Press Club. It was the last date in his national anti-Bush speaking tour. Soros is the most prominent drug legalizer in the world but campaigned to get Bush out of office mainly because of the Iraq war issue. Five television stations or networks, including C-SPAN, were there to record or cover the event. The media covered Soros but ignored the attack on an anti-drug activist, Steven Steiner, who had walked to the podium and had attempted to say a few words about his son, who had died of a drug overdose. Steiner was surrounded and led away, where he was thrown into a door, injured and hospitalized. His hospital bill was $670. You didn’t hear or read about that, and you also didn’t learn that one of the “guests of Soros” on the dais was David Fenton, chairman of a controversial public-relations firm that represented Soros on his national speaking tour and has also served as a registered foreign agent. Fenton also represents the Soros-funded and has worked for the Heinz Family Foundations, associated with you know who. Fenton’s career began as a photographer for Liberation News Service, which boasted contacts with communist guerrilla forces during the Vietnam War. Liberation News Service was named in honor of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam, the phony “nationalist movement” established by Hanoi. In the past, Fenton has represented the Salvadoran guerrillas, the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, CIA defector Philip Agee, the Marxist government of Grenada and communist Angola. Over his 20-year career as a publicist, Fenton has had extraordinary success in manipulating the media. In the summer of 2003, Fenton represented the Environmental Working Group and claims to have “placed” one of its stories on “hundreds” of other broadcast and print outlets. Fenton represented the “Freedom to Marry” homosexual rights group and hired Cathy Renna, formerly of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Other Fenton clients have included the Ford Foundation, the (Ted) Turner Foundation, and the Tides Foundation. In his book, ironically titled The Politics of Truth, the discredited former Ambassador Joseph Wilson describes his contacts with and Win Without War, a group also represented by Fenton. He says he joined with these groups in the unsuccessful effort to block the $87-billion appropriation bill to fund U.S. troops in combat. For over a year, the media echoed Wilson’s charge that President Bush lied about Iraq seeking uranium from Africa—a charge that was disproved by a Senate Intelligence Committee and a British report directed by Lord Butler in July 2004. In his book, written when he was a media darling, Wilson named those who bought into his story. They included Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, Chris Matthews of MSNBC, Walter Pincus and David Broder of the Washington Post, David Corn of The Nation magazine, Bill Moyers of the Public Broadcasting Service, filmmaker Robert Greenwald, and CNN’s Lou Dobbs.



George Soros and the Press


ast fall we noted that “The media consistently ignore the fact that this so-called ‘philanthropist’ has had several brushes with the law,” including a conviction in France for insider trading. On March 24, that insider trading conviction was upheld. The Washington Post gave the story one paragraph on page 2 of the Business Section of the paper. By contrast, the story was on page one of the first section of the Washington Times. This is the perfect opportunity for our media to finally start examining this billionaire’s business and financial connections. Remember this is the man who tried to buy the White House for John Kerry., an educational initiative of the DAMMADD organization, is not waiting for the media. Dads and Mad Moms Against Drug Dealers launched the site because of the millions of dollars Soros is pouring into the cause of drug legalization. If you go to the site, you will see a dramatic photo of DAMMADD founder Steven Steiner at the podium of the National Press Club. We covered what happened to him last October 28, just before the presidential election, when Steiner attempted to say a few words at the National Press Club just before Soros was to deliver a speech. Steiner held up a photo of his dead son, a victim of drugs, and was quickly surrounded and roughed up by security personnel. He ended up in a hospital. The case in France isn’t the only problem for Soros. The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed a formal Complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), alleging that Soros had violated the Federal Election Campaign Act in connection with a October 2004 media and speaking tour to defeat President Bush. The NLPC says that Soros apparently failed to report significant expenditures related to his anti-Bush tour. One possible reason for the gentle media coverage of Soros is the influence that Soros exercises over media groups through his money. Our report noted Soros’ contributions to the Project on Media Ownership, the Independent Media Institute, the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, Investigative Reporters & Editors, and Soros has always exercised influence over so-called campaign finance reform groups. Those groups were behind the McCain-Feingold bill to reform campaign spending that also put limits on the ability of independent groups to influence political races. The law included a loophole that allowed Soros to spend more than $20 million to defeat Bush. Now, Senator John McCain’s Reform Institute has been exposed for taking $150,000 from Soros’s Open Society Institute. Journalist and author Richard Poe says the McCain group “has long served as a nerve center for the socalled ‘campaign finance reform’ movement-a movement which has done nothing to clean up campaign finance, but has done a great deal to empower federal judges and government bureaucrats to regulate political speech, in defiance of the Bill of Rights.” One would think that our journalists, who profess a commitment to the Bill of Rights, would raise the alarm. But they’re too busy filling out grant applications to the Soros Open Society Institute.

The power of the Soros-supported media network was demonstrated in midOctober when a controversy emerged over Sinclair Broadcasting airing parts of “Stolen Honor,” a film raising questions about the detrimental impact of John Kerry’s 1971 anti-war testimony on U.S. Vietnam POWs being held by the communists. Kerry had branded U.S. soldiers as war criminals, and POWs interviewed in “Stolen Honor” said this resulted in more torture to them.The Democratic Party, the Kerry campaign, and various groups denounced Sinclair for planning to air “Stolen Honor.” MediaChannel. org, Common Cause, the Alliance for Better Campaigns, Media Access Project, Media for Democracy, and the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ held an anti-Sinclair news conference. They denounced Sinclair for allegedly abusing the public airwaves by planning to air “propaganda.” All of these organizations — except for the possible exception of the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ — are funded by Soros. Media Matters, a left-wing media watchdog group that was also pressuring Sinclair to abandon plans to air the testimony of the former POWs, was “developed” with help from the Center for American Progress, funded by Soros. The attack on Sinclair had the effect of diverting attention away from the extensive and controversial media connections of Soros, his foundations, and the organizations they subsidize, and legitimate questions about the Sorossupported candidate John Kerry. These groups—and the many prominent journalists who serve on their boards— make Sinclair look penny ante.



George Soros and Hedge Funds

Journalists carefully conceal their own conflicts of interest. On the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) NOW With Bill Moyers program on January 9 of this year, Moyers interviewed Charles Lewis of the Center for Public Integrity about the big money supporting the presidential candidates. But little time and attention was paid to how Soros was trying to buy the White House and pouring millions of dollars into groups such as to bring this about. Moyers, former press secretary to President Lyndon Johnson, failed to tell his viewers that he is on the board of Soros’ Open Society Institute and that it has funneled $1.7 million into Lewis and his Center for Public Integrity. Moyers had conducted and aired an interview with Soros on September 12, 2003, where he declared, “The Republican Party has been captured by a bunch of extremists?” Soros was presented as an opponent of unchecked capitalism and a supporter of democracy and nationbuilding abroad.


he liberal Center for American Progress has released an attack on the “lobbyists” who have managed to get the scalp of William Donaldson, the resigned head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In one of its daily newsletters, the center gripes about the “business lobby” that was “fed up” with Donaldson’s work as a tough regulator who tried to empower “average investors” and “demanded more accountability from top executives.” The center says that Donaldson “implemented a number of reforms that have clamped down on corporate wrongdoing, restored investor confidence and protected the public.” This is fascinating and newsworthy because the Center for American Progress is funded by convicted insider trader George Soros, who runs a mysterious off-shore hedge fund and was a critic of Donaldson. Here’s what the Center for American Progress forgot to mention: One of the Soros companies is a member of the Managed Funds Association, which describes itself as “the global voice for the hedge fund industry,” and was actively fighting an SEC proposal to impose more regulation on hedge-fund managers. The MFA includes managers affiliated with the 50 largest hedge funds, which manages what it says is a “significant portion” of the estimated $1.1 trillion invested in hedge funds. Donaldson’s move to regulate the hedge funds run by Soros and others was not a secret. But the Center for American Progress did not want to mention that. And the notion that only Republicans were critical of Donaldson for regulating hedge funds has no basis in fact. As we noted in one of our Media Monitors, some of the biggest supporters of Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry were hedge-fund managers. They include Orin Kramer, a partner at Kramer Spellman LP, a New York-based hedge fund, and James Chanos, the President of Kynikos Associates. Chanos was one of several wealthy Kerry backers who attended a New York Kerry fundraiser in the Park Avenue apartment of Blair Effron, vice-chairman of UBS Investment Bank. The Wall Street Journal noted that Kerry was “courting” the super-rich while “using populist corporate-bashing rhetoric to woo the party’s liberal base?” The super-rich included Soros, a key funder of the Center for American Progress. Now we know why they didn’t want to tell us that.

Soros Finances Media Empire

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illionaire and convicted inside trader George Soros has proposed what he calls “an annual issue of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) that rich countries would donate for international assistance.” The SDR idea is a variation of a global tax to finance more foreign aid. SDRs, created by the International Monetary Fund, have been defined as a form of international reserve currency intended to “supplement the existing official reserves of member countries” in transactions with the IMF. What Soros proposes would greatly alter and expand their use. As someone who has developed a reputation for practicing financial and economic warfare against the na-

tions of the world, he seems determined to drain more wealth away from the United States. What is also fascinating is that a column in which Soros makes this proposal is available on the website of “Project Syndicate,” an emerging Sorossupported media empire. Project Syndicate claims to consist of 257 newspapers in 113 countries, with a total circulation of 39,323,478. It is funded by “member papers in developed countries,” as well as the Open Society Institute of George Soros, Politiken Foundation, based in Sweden, and the Die Zeit Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Foundation, based in Germany. In another column distributed by the Project Syndicate, Soros declared, “I consider using an issue of SDRs preferable to the Tobin tax (a proposed tax on international currency transactions) for a number of reasons, the most important of which is that a special SDR issue was already authorized in 1997 and ratified by 71% of IMF members. It could be used for international assistance immediately, if the US Congress also ratified it, and developed countries pledged their allocations for that purpose.” Lately, Soros has been talking down the American economy, saying the U.S. dollar is weak and that we could slide into recession in 2007. Of course, he could help bring that about through his global financial manipulations. In a related matter, a Soros-funded group, the Open Society Policy Center, which organized opposition to John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., has been caught paying money to a political consultant who has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and a failure to pay federal income taxes

The Dangerous Soros Agenda

John Bolton


BY CLIFF KINCAID | SEPTEMBER 29, 2006 f George Soros is the not-so-hidden hand behind the Democratic Party, as David Horowitz and Richard Poe maintain in their new book, The Shadow Party, then we ought to take a close look at what the Soros Open Society Institute (OSI) is doing in the sleazy area of prostitution. In the name of solving the AIDS problem, Soros-supported prostitutes are demanding their “rights.” The topic may seem strange to those unfamiliar with the Soros agenda. Rather than oppose dangerous conduct, such as using illegal drugs, the Soros approach is to legalize such behavior and “reduce the harm” associated with it, such as by providing free needles to addicts. This approach, which actually encourages the dangerous behavior and puts more people at risk of contracting serious diseases and even death, is now being applied to prostitution. The Soros plan is to legalize prostitution and then provide free condoms. In the cases of illegal drugs and prostitution, the behavior would not only be legalized but taxed and regulated and thus approved by government. It didn’t get any attention from the major media, but the cause of “sex workers” was a prominent topic at the recently concluded 16th International AIDS Conference. And one of the main forces behind this movement is the OSI “Sexual Health and Rights Project,” which pushes special “rights” for prostitutes. OSI boasts that its staff and grantees participated in over 25 conference presentations, satellite sessions and press conferences at the AIDS event.
A professed believer in democracy, Soros has used the “527” loophole in a campaign finance law that he promoted to restrict the political activities of “special interests.” He has set a record “for the most money donated by an individual in an election cycle.” Those “special interests” turned out to be other people— not him. He has since poured millions of dollars into anti-Bush groups and voter registration drives, some marked by alleged fraud, for the Democratic Party.



James Pinkerton

Soros is laying the groundwork for the creation of a system under which government and corporations would legalize, dispense and advertise hard drugs, much like tobacco or alcohol, and supply addicts with needles and drug paraphernalia. In effect, Soros appears to be financing drug legalization for the purpose of creating a new market for federal payments to underwrite drug purchases for addicts. Soros appears to favor an indoor version of “Needle Park,” where addicts come to government offices to inject or smoke their drugs at taxpayer expense. His position is also reflected in his funding of the ACLU, which itself favors the legalization of all drugs—even heroin and crack cocaine—and opposes virtually all measures taken to curtail drug use. In another example of its extremist approach, the group has rejected funds from the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, and participation in the Combined Federal Campaign, because acceptance of the money would require adopting measures to make sure it does not employ terrorists or support terrorist activity.

The official conference newspaper highlighted a workshop at the conference on the subject of sex workers, HIV and human rights. The moderator, Melissa Hope Ditmore, was one of those consulted by the OSI in the June 2006 OSI study, “Sex Workers Health and Rights: Where is the Funding?” The report highlighted the role of OSI and various Soros foundations, as well as the Ford Foundation, in subsidizing “a large number of sex workers organizations,” and attacked the Bush Administration policy for refusing to fund such groups. Newsday columnist and commentator James Pinkerton came across some of these organizations at the AIDS conference in Canada, noting with some surprise that “The effort to ‘mainstream’ prostitution is not at all a fringe issue here. It is being waged by those at the pinnacle of the AIDS establishment-for example, Melinda Gates, who delivered the keynote speech here last Sunday, alongside her husband, Bill Gates.” He found one group, called “Stella,” which “acknowledges funding from George Soros’s Open Society Institute.” Pinkerton said the activists see AIDS and prostitution as “a chance to turn tragedy into an opportunity to re-engineer societies around the world?” That is the Soros agenda as well. His purpose is to transform American society into one in which the use of dangerous drugs and the practice of prostitution are accepted and protected by the government. His vehicle to accomplish this goal, as the Horowitz/Poe book indicates, appears to be the Democratic Party. This certainly seems newsworthy. Think about it-the billionaire that is trying to help the Democratic Party take control of both Houses of Congress has an agenda that includes legalization of drugs and prostitution. But will we read anything about that in the national media? Probably not. Led by the Washington Post, the national press has seemed preoccupied with matters such as the “racially insensitive” remarks uttered by Virginia Senator George Allen when he singled out a Jim Webb campaign operative as a “macaca” at one of his campaign rallies. The name of the media game: get Republicans and let Soros do his dirty work.

George Soros and the Dope Lobby



unning for a spot on the Democratic ticket in 2008, New Mexico’s Democratic Governor Bill Richardson has decided to exploit the controversy over the firing of the U.S. Attorneys, saying that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales needs to decide if he is the nation’s lawyer, the peoples’ lawyer, or “the President’s political flack.” Richardson is in no quandary over whose interests he serves; he is a puppet of left-wing billionaire George Soros. Richardson took $50,000 from Soros and one of his pro-marijuana front groups and successfully pressured the New Mexico state legislature into passing a fraudulent “medical marijuana” bill that offers false hope to sick people. Meanwhile, a leading British newspaper, The Independent, has now



admitted, years after promoting the decriminalization of marijuana in that country, that the drug causes a loss of contact with reality, a condition known as psychosis, and other mental problems. The Independent, which had successfully campaigned to decriminalize the drug in Britain, published a March 18 editorial apologizing for having misled the public. The words, “Cannabis: An Apology,” appeared in large letters on page one. The apology quoted Professor Neil McKeganey of Glasgow University’s Centre for Drug Misuse Research as saying, “Society has seriously underestimated how dangerous cannabis really is. We could well see over the next 10 years increasing numbers of young people in serious difficulties.” The Independent also quoted Robin Murray, professor of psychiatry at London’s Institute of Psychiatry and an editor of Marijuana and Madness, a scientific work linking marijuana to various psychotic disorders. That marijuana causes mental problems may seem pretty obvious to most people. But the dangers associated with marijuana go far beyond mental confusion and acting like a buffoon. It destroys a person’s productive capacity and can help make people either wards of the state, unable to take care of themselves, or criminals. We are increasingly hearing of notorious criminal cases in which marijuana has been a factor. One case, from Richardson’s home state of New Mexico, involved the boy who shot his family on a ranch owned by Sam Donaldson. He was a marijuana user. The Discovery Times cable channel just re-aired a documentary about the murder of 12-year-old Polly Klass, who was abducted from a slumber party. Career criminal Richard Allen Davis was convicted of the crime and sentenced to death. But many are not aware that he said that he had been high on marijuana when he killed the girl. Davis had previously been convicted of possessing marijuana. The reversal by The Independent, which has not been covered by any major U.S. media, is quite extraordinary and has direct relevance to the increasingly successful and controversial “medical marijuana” movement in this country. We have not come to this dangerous situation overnight. Here, as in Britain, there has been a movement over the course of many years to decriminalize and legalize marijuana and other drugs. Playboy’s Hugh Hefner financed the movement in the beginning before such figures as George Soros, Peter Lewis of Progressive Insurance, and George Zimmer of the Men’s Wearhouse took it over. However, Hefner still opens his Playboy Mansion to fundraisers for the Marijuana Policy Project, headed by Rob Kampia, who was himself convicted of growing marijuana. In Britain, Peter Stoker of the National Drug Prevention Alliance stands vindicated. Stoker was one of only two speakers who spoke against the idea of marijuana decriminalization in a public debate which The Independent sponsored at the time. Stoker says, “It is no coincidence that the increasing use of all drugs – and in particular the stronger strains of cannabis, coincides with the increase of violence, gangs, guns and knives on our streets – and thousands of young people unable to reach their potential through education since they are stoned for much of the time, and at risk of developing (as some are already doing) a chronic apathy and ‘amotivational syndrome,’ and in some cases are subjected to mental health damage which may or may not be irreversible.” In the U.S., as the Bill Richardson cases shows, the pro-marijuana move2011-1

In the U.S., as the Bill Richardson cases shows, the pro-marijuana movement has a lot of money at its disposal and can buy politicians outright. Soros, who subsidizes a large number of liberal/left and media organizations, was very close to the two leading Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Peter Stoker


ment has a lot of money at its disposal and can buy politicians outright. Soros, who subsidizes a large number of liberal/left and media organizations, is very close to the two leading Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. So far, we have not seen the emergence of any presidential candidate from either major political party willing to take on the Soros political machine and its medical marijuana scam. In taking on Soros, of course, a candidate would have to take on a hostile media wedded to the notion that marijuana is a soft drug that has medical benefits. The media use the term “medical marijuana” regularly, even though the case for smoking a drug-laden plant to get healthy flies in the face of common sense and medical science.
In a typical laudatory article about Soros, USA Today author Rick Hampson made a brief reference to his belief in “liberalized drug laws.” Nothing was said, however, about how Soros has managed to liberalize or weaken those laws across the country, and how he has his sights set on national anti-drug policy. The National District Attorneys Association says that since 1996 “incremental changes in state drug laws have continued at an alarming rate across our nation” and they are designed to “ultimately legalize drugs.” Soros was identified in this report as one of the wealthy individuals behind this “very well financed” drug legalization movement that is “highly adept at manipulating the media.”

Obama Endorses Soros Plan to Loot America


At the G 20 summit in London, President Barack Obama won rave reviews from reporters, but the official conference document proves that plans are being made for what can only be described as the further looting of American taxpayers in order to feed unaccountable and corrupt global entities. This is not “global cooperation,” as so many in the media described it, but a massive new expansion of the power and authority of international agencies and institutions such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. By embracing the “global plan for recovery and reform,” which is how it was officially described, Obama explicitly endorsed International Monetary Fund (IMF) surveillance of the U.S. economy, creation of a global “Financial Stability Board,” the expanded use of a new global currency called Special Drawing Rights, a new global warming treaty, and costly fulfillment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This is in addition to the explicit and reported commitment of over $1 trillion in additional taxpayer money to the IMF and the World Bank. The Special Drawing Rights proposal, which is a vehicle for further U.S. foreign aid to the rest of the world, was the brainchild of billionaire George Soros, who told CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo that the G 20 conference was a “success.” Dubbed the “Lenin of the 21st Century” by the Ripon Forum magazine, because of his apparent transformation from super-capitalist into “neoMarxist,” Soros waged an expensive but unsuccessful campaign to defeat President George W. Bush for re-election in 2004. He has been determined to install a puppet in the White House. In addition to financing Democratic Party politicians and left-wing organizations such as the ACLU, he has subsidized a wide array of liberal causes, ranging from abortion rights to gay rights to legalization of dangerous drugs. Even former members of the terrorist Weather Underground, such as Bernardine Dohrn and Linda Evans, have appeared at functions sponsored by his so-called Open Society Institute or accepted its grants. Soros had backed Obama for president in 2008, saying that he had “the charisma and the vision to radically reorient America in the world.” His 2011-1

prediction seems to be eerily coming true. In the final analysis, the grand total of money to be looted from American taxpayers as a result of Obama’s commitments at the G 20 conference could easily surpass trillions of dollars. In a major understatement, the official conference document calls it “unprecedented and concerted fiscal expansion.” The proposed “new Financial Stability Board (FSB)” will have a “strengthened mandate” and work with the IMF to “reshape our regulatory systems.” Among other things, its mission is to “assess vulnerabilities affecting the financial system, identify and oversee action needed to address them,” “promote co-ordination and information exchange among authorities responsible for financial stability,” and “monitor and advise on market developments and their implications for regulatory policy.” The Financial Stability Board is the new name for a more powerful and expanded Financial Stability Forum, a body originally designed to “promote international financial stability through information exchange and international co-operation in financial supervision and surveillance.” Members of the group include the central banks of various nations, international financial institutions, and supervisors in important financial centers. The document also states that “we call on the UN, working with other George Soros global institutions, to establish an effective mechanism to monitor the impact of the crisis on the poorest and most vulnerable.” Dubbed the “Lenin of the 21st Century” In the name of holding big banks accountable, therefore, Obama has put by the Ripon Forum magazine, because the U.S. in the hands of “global institutions” that are somehow supposed to of his apparent transformation from suhelp provide a “global solution” to the “global crisis.” If anything, the record per-capitalist into “neo-Marxist,” Soros demonstrates that these institutions make human problems worse, not better. waged an expensive but unsuccessful But viewed in another light, Obama has sold out the sovereignty of the campaign to defeat President George United States and has laid the groundwork for the death of the U.S. dollar W. Bush for re-election in 2004. He has as the world’s dominant currency. While President Bush started this insidibeen determined to install a puppet in ous process of holding G 20 meetings, Obama has taken the process much the White House. further down the road. It is truly unprecedented. The “London Summit Leaders’ Statement,” dated April 2, 2009, was only nine pages, and there were some vague and confusing statements in it. But much of it was both understandable and frightening, if reporters would only take the time to bother to read it. “We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250 billion into the world economy and increase global liquidity, and urgent ratification of the Fourth Amendment,” the document says. Basic research would disclose that this is a reference to Special Drawing Rights, a so-called international “reserve asset” which under the Obama plan would evolve into a kind of new global currency based on the willingness of the U.S. and other countries to dramatically increase funding of the IMF. In the words of the IMF, a Special Drawing Right is “a potential claim on the freely usable currencies of IMF members.” That means that its worth is based in part on claims to U.S. taxpayer dollars. It is a new form of foreign aid. The reference to ratifying the Fourth Amendment (of the IMF Articles of Agreement) means that Obama has agreed that the U.S. will vote to greatly expand the use of SDRs. But the Congress can have a say in this. This proposal had been demanded by billionaire leftist George Soros. Indeed, according to a news account in advance of the London meeting, he had come up with the specific $250 billion figure. 13 2011-1

Known as “the man who almost broke the Bank of England” and described by some as “extremely evil,” Soros engaged in a complex financial transaction that resulted in the Bank of England losing billions of dollars defending the British pound before having to devalue it. He has controversial investments in places like Colombia, where the banks have been penetrated by drug cartels eager to launder their drug money.

As we had documented years ago, Soros has long viewed Special Drawing Rights as a variation of a global tax to finance more foreign aid. Expanding the use of SDRs is another obvious effort to drain wealth away from the United States. The two annexes to the G 20 document are full of detailed recommendations for regulating such matters as pay and compensation at financial institutions and “international standards in relation to tax transparency.” One of the main objectives is to reduce the ability of people and corporations to avoid high tax rates. In a virtual throwaway line, the document calls for extending “regulation and oversight to all systemically important financial institutions, instruments and markets,” including “for the first time, systemically important hedge funds…” If such a proposal were actually implemented, and there are strong doubts that it ever would be, such supervision could possibly shed some light on the mysterious behind-the-scenes activities of George Soros himself, one of Obama’s biggest backers, who was convicted of insider trading in France. While decrying the lack of regulation, Soros has made billions of dollars operating a secretive off-shore financial hedge fund and manipulating international financial markets and foreign currencies. Known as “the man who almost broke the Bank of England” and described by some as “extremely evil,” Soros engaged in a complex financial transaction that resulted in the Bank of England losing billions of dollars defending the British pound before having to devalue it. He has controversial investments in places like Colombia, where the banks have been penetrated by drug cartels eager to launder their drug money. The Soros role in the U.S. housing market collapse continues to be the subject of speculation, interest and even Congressional hearings. The collapse of the financial system in mid-September greatly damaged the electoral chances of John McCain and Sarah Palin, who were ahead in the polls at the time, and paved the way for Obama’s victory. In 2008, Soros was once again on the list of highest-paid hedge fund managers, according to Institutional Investor magazine’s Alpha publication. He made $1.1 billion during the economic collapse and recession.

Soros Bets on U.S. Financial Collapse

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nother financial expert is expressing his deep disgust with the Federal Reserve’s decision to print more money and buy more U.S. debt, saying it is a sign that the U.S. capitalist system is moving closer to collapse. “This is the type of stuff we accused the communist and socialist governments of doing—interfering in free markets through currency manipulation,” declared Zubi Diamond, author of The Wizards of Wall Street. “What the Fed is doing is not good for free market capitalism and it is not good for America.” In an interview with Accuracy in Media, Diamond went on to say, “The Fed is following the economic models of Third World countries by printing more money and devaluing their currencies. If you keep doing what Third

World economies do, eventually you will become a Third World economy.” The Fed’s new action, labeled “quantitative easing” or QE2, follows a first attempt at “QE,” known as QE1. QE means that the Federal Reserve is printing more money and buying more government debt. In total, according to Investor’s Business Daily, “the Fed will have created $2.5 trillion out of the blue.” Diamond said the result of the Fed’s policy will be to “increase the debt, devalue our currency and create a bigger problem that won’t solve the crisis.” Eventually, America could “collapse under its own weight of massive debt,” he warned. The QE2 “will devalue the dollar and lead to higher commodity prices, asset and price inflation. It may even lead to the end of the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency,” Diamond predicted. He noted that Obama Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner floated the idea of the dollar losing its status as the world’s reserve currency, “only to backpedal from it when it raised some eyebrows.” “What is most troubling to me about this,” Diamond added, “is that the Glenn Beck, photo by David Shankbone Fed’s QE2 is in alignment with George Soros’s agenda to destroy global capitalism.” The decline of the dollar “is what George Soros wants and what he has proposed in the past,” he noted. “What is most troubling to me about Soros, the billionaire hedge fund operator who finances various leftist and this,” Diamond added, “is that the Fed’s Marxist groups, including Media Matters, has made his fortune by betting QE2 is in alignment with George Soros’s on the collapse of national economies and currencies. He was convicted of agenda to destroy global capitalism.” The insider trading in France. decline of the dollar “is what George Media Matters recently received $1 million from Soros so that it could try Soros wants and what he has proposed to mute the effectiveness of conservative media organizations and personaliin the past,” he noted. ties, some of them critical of Soros. In recent Fox News programs, Glenn Beck has been focusing on the decline of the dollar and how Soros has proclaimed that “an orderly decline of the dollar is actually desirable.” Programs like these have made Beck into a top target of Media Matters. AIM has been warning for years about the intentions of Soros, noting in a 2004 report that he “specializes in weakening or collapsing the currencies of entire nations for his own selfish interests.” We noted, “Despite his vision of an ‘open society,’ he operates an unregulated ‘hedge fund,’ open only to the super-rich.” His Soros Fund Management is a member of the “founder’s council” of the Managed Funds Association (MFA). Diamond said that as Soros is betting on a U.S. financial collapse, his net worth and the amount of money under the management of his hedge fund have ballooned. The money that Fed chairman Ben Bernanke is putting into the economy, Diamond said, is designed to “replace the stolen money from American families and the capitalist corporations” under the cover of the financial crisis. The collapse of capitalism will be “a big pay day for George Soros and members of the Managed Funds Association,” he said. “They are betting against the dollar and moving assets to gold and to the emerging economies. They are betting against U.S. survival as a capitalist nation.” Referring to the members of the MFA who are betting against the U.S., Diamond asked: “Have you heard them say they want to restore capitalism? No. But you will hear them talk about the ‘new normal’—meaning that we are not going back to capitalism. And this is by design.” 15 2011-1

We at AIM are thrilled to present this latest Special Report. We trust that you and those you share it with will find the Report enlightening, to say the least. As you’ve seen from this AIM Special Report, the “mainstream” media have been working with famed leftist billionaire George Soros for years. Soros and the media form a dangerous and influential alliance that is crucial to recognize. Awareness of Soros’s influence with the media is key to fighting and preventing media bias at its source. Your support for AIM is more crucial now than ever before. Some say that America is at a crossroads; if that is true, the media will have a vital role to play in the direction America chooses to take. Objective and unbiased media have never been more essential to the future of our nation. Your contribution of $1000, $250, $50 or more will go a long way towards exposing media bias and providing the American people with the information they need to make informed decisions.

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