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NBC News fails to disclose Soros connection in Shriver report on women - Why then are libs/progs incensed at perceived Koch Bros. support?

Posted by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM
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The Media Research Center reports that a report promoted heavily by NBC News Special Anchor Maria Shriver was funded by a ultra-left political group funded by George Soros. Earlier this week Shriver was all over NBC News and MSNBC to talk about a study titled "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink."

The promotion of the report also allowed Shriver and NBC News to portray President Obama as "sympathetic to working mothers." This push focusing on women we see throughout the media, not just on NBC, is nothing more than the media prepping the battlefield to elect Hillary Clinton. That Soros, his Center for American Progress, and NBC News would pull something like this is not even close to a surprise:

Not only did NBC allow their special anchor Maria Shriver to promote her own report on “Nightly News,” they did it without disclosing that it was made in partnership with a group that liberal billionaire George Soros gave $7.3 million to.

In “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,” which was published on Jan. 11, an outspokenly liberal nun, Sister Joan Chittister, took aim at religious attitudes in America that “devalue” and marginalize women.

Shriver was invited to the White House on Jan. 14 to present her report to President Barack Obama, whom she promoted as being “sympathetic” to working mothers. On NBC “Nightly News” that same night, Shriver contrasted a supportive Obama against a Congress that is supposedly dragging its feet on the matter. "While President Obama has pledged to fix the problem, Congress has been slow to respond," Shriver said.

It is important to remember that this is NBC News and not MSNBC.

by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM
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lga1965
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

 Why do you mention the Koch brothers? They are all about BIG OIL. They have nothing to do with women and the work force or equal pay or Maria Shriver or Soros. The Kochs are conservative.

SallyMJ
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM
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Absolutely. Because Soros is for Big Labor and Big Government. You got my point precisely.

Because you approve consistency and oppose hypocrisy just as I do.

That's exactly what I mean.

Quoting lga1965:

 Why do you meantion the Koch brothers? They are all about BIG OIL. They have nothing to do with women and the work force or equal pay or Maria Shriver or Soros. The Kochs are conservative.


lga1965
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 8:53 PM

 I only asked why you mention the Koch brothers.

I have no point.

I have no feelings about Big Labor and Big Government or George Soros. I have no idea why you are mentioning consistency and hypocrisy.

Your reply is confusing.

Quoting SallyMJ:

Exactly. And Soros is for Big Labor and Big Government.

Your point again?

You oppose consistency and approve of hypocrisy?

Or you don't see the dichotomy?

Quoting lga1965:

 Why do you meantion the Koch brothers? They are all about BIG OIL. They have nothing to do with women and the work force or equal pay or Maria Shriver or Soros. The Kochs are conservative.


 

slashteddy
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM
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Okay.
SallyMJ
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 9:34 PM
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I think your question/comment of comparing to lib/prog outrage over the Koch brothers funding conservative groups and research with conservative outrage absolutely is relevant. You do too, right?

I think you thought that was a simple question, but I find it extremely logical.

That's a compliment in my book.

The satire was just to further clarify your point for others who want to know and may not be exactly following your argument.  :)

Quoting lga1965:

 I only asked why you mention the Koch brothers.

I have no point.

I have no feelings about Big Labor and Big Government or George Soros. I have no idea why you are mentioning consistency and hypocrisy.

Your reply is confusing.

Quoting SallyMJ:

Exactly. And Soros is for Big Labor and Big Government.

Your point again?

You oppose consistency and approve of hypocrisy?

Or you don't see the dichotomy?

Quoting lga1965:

 Why do you meantion the Koch brothers? They are all about BIG OIL. They have nothing to do with women and the work force or equal pay or Maria Shriver or Soros. The Kochs are conservative.


 


SallyMJ
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Exactly!  :)

Quoting slashteddy: Okay.


Seasidegirl
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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This is a ploy to set up Hillary for the presidency?  Sounds like a ridiculous stretch and an excuse to further ignore inequality, unequal pay and poverty in this country.

What a shame. 

Seasidegirl
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:27 PM
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By the way, did you think a conservative funder would fund a study on how women are doing in the US today? Wouldn't happen because they don't care. 

SallyMJ
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Really?

Even though conservatives favor equal opportunity for all and favor historically and statistically more demonstrably successful policies for job creation and for people keeping more of what they earn? And favor people having jobs vs. being on unemployment? Unlike libs/progs?

I'm not sure I understand your argument.

But I absolutely agree with you on your response above re: Hillary.

Your two consecutive responses seem to come from different ideologies. 

Could you explain more what you mean?

Quoting Seasidegirl:

By the way, did you think a conservative funder would fund a study on how women are doing in the US today? Wouldn't happen because they don't care. 


SallyMJ
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Totally agree.

That TOTALLY sets up Hillary for the presidency and is an excuse to ignore inequality, unequal pay and poverty in this country. Just as Obama's policies do.

I agree - what a shame.  :(

Quoting Seasidegirl:

This is a ploy to set up Hillary for the presidency?  Sounds like a ridiculous stretch and an excuse to further ignore inequality, unequal pay and poverty in this country.

What a shame. 


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