NEW YORK – Does billionaire activist George Soros have the economic clout to push out conservative hosts and commentators that oppose with his leftist agenda?
Among the 2,500 documents hacked from Soros’ Open Society Foundation are documents in which Soros’ Open Society Foundation boasts of funding a minority activist campaign against advertisers that succeeded in ousting Glenn Beck from Fox News and Pat Buchanan from MSNBC.
In a memorandum dated March 27, 2012, Bill Vandenberg, the head of Soros’ Democracy Fund, discusses a two-year grant to support the Color of Change, an online organizing group described within the document as the largest online political activist group representing African-American issues.
The group has more than 900,000 dues-paying members advocating “within the African-American community on issues that impact the community, including criminal justice, media representation, racial justice, and Internet community.”
In the memo, Vandenberg says a reason for continuing to fund Color of Change is that the group through implementing successful political communications campaigns “has held media companies accountable for derogatory actions, including successful campaigns to oust Glenn Beck from the Fox Network and Pat Buchanan from MSNBC.”