It seems odd that The Wall Street Journal is not receiving any notable heat whatsoever after affording the George Soros empire the kind of sunny, splashy Sunday magazine feature treatment one expects to find in The New York Times.
Soros has handed over the reins of his mighty Open Society Foundations financial network to his 37-year-old son, Alexander. And while publishing the first interview with Soros the Younger after his anointing is certainly a newsworthy “get,” the flowery nature of the presentation suggests the choice of platform for this debut was no coincidence.
The lead paragraph of the article makes it abundantly clear that this is going to be an overtly friendly piece. “George Soros, the legendary investor, philanthropist and right-wing target, is handing control of his $25 billion empire to a younger son – Alexander Soros, a self-described center-left thinker who grew up self-conscious of the family’s wealth and wasn’t thought to be a potential successor.”
Three things immediately stand out. One, no honest journalist would ever describe Soros as a “philanthropist” unless scare quotes or added context is included. Soros rarely dispenses money out of sheer benevolence; an agenda is often at play. Whether one agrees or disagrees with that agenda is beyond the point. It drives everything he does.
Two, the words “right-wing target” imply that Soros is a victim of an organized campaign of malevolence against him. Other references (“While criticism of George Soros sometimes includes antisemitic tropes…”) abound. And third, calling young Alex a “center-left thinker” who “grew up self-conscious” of wealth reveals that the WSJ writer is highly sympathetic with his interview subject.
WSJ (Heart) Soros
That author, Gregory Zuckerman, is a veteran Journal staffer. The pinned tweet on his Twitter account provides all you need to know about his pro-progressive ruling establishment leanings. “[BioNTech CEO] Ugur Sahin and [Moderna CEO] Stephane Bancel are responsible for modern science’s greatest achievement. This is the story of how they did it – a [WSJ] adaptation of A Shot to Save the World, out on Tuesday,” reads the Oct. 24, 2021 post.
Zuckerman is touting a WSJ article containing excerpts from his 2021 book heralding the development of the COVID mRNA vaccines. It’s little surprise that a man who considers the controversial vaccines to be “modern science’s greatest achievement” also echoes other rickety establishment narratives throughout his Soros article.
Zuckerman blithely relates tight Soros connections with elected officials financially supported either directly or indirectly through the family money machine as mere political activism:
“‘I’m more political,’ Alex said, compared with his father. He recently met with Biden administration officials, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and heads of state, including Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to advocate for issues related to the family foundation.”
The extraordinary influence Soros wields over these elected officials is left unreported. As Liberty Nation noted in February 2022 while going over Vice President Kamala Harris’s travel schedule, the extent of that pull is astonishing:
“Harris is off to Germany to attend the [Soros-partnered] Feb. 18-20 Munich Security Conference… Back in November, Harris had to miss giving a live speech to a virtual summit held by Democracy Alliance, a heavyweight progressive political organization funded by George Soros, because she was flying to Paris to attend the Soros-funded Paris Peace Forum…
“If you’re keeping score at home, this means that Kamala Harris, the ‘border czar’ who has made one trip to the southern border, will have participated in three major George Soros-backed outings within a three-month period after her appearance in Munich.”
“The Soros’s nonprofit Open Society Foundations… directs about $1.5 billion a year to groups such as those backing human rights around the world and helping build democracies,” Zuckerman continues in words that are virtually indistinguishable from an OSF press release. “Foundation money also goes to universities and other educational organizations.”
Soros defenders employ the term “democracy” just as many elected Democrats do: as a hammer to attack those who disagree with their progressive globalist worldview. Crushing nationalist sentiment and anything that stands in the way of open-borders globalism falls under this elastic phrasing.
Leaving Out the Ugly Side of Soros Buying DAs
“The Soros super PAC, Democracy PAC, has backed the election campaigns of district attorneys and law-enforcement officials seeking to reduce incarceration rates and racial bias in the justice system, among the efforts that have riled the right,” Zuckerman adds. Once again, the reporter normalizes the socially destructive efforts of Soros. Those universities that the “philanthropist” so graciously supports also play their role in this deeply corrosive campaign.
An underreported reason why Soros is so determined to purchase DAs throughout America is his zealous desire to legalize prostitution, or as his OSF propaganda forces like to call it, “sex work.”
Earlier this year, Soros funded the creation of a stunning guidebook for DAs to follow in pursuit of this goal. “Handbook Helps Navigate Non-Prosecution Policies for Sex Work,” reads the headline to an April post on the Yale Law School website touting the project.
The initiative was produced by Yale Law School’s Global Health Justice Partnership and the leftist Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project. From a section explaining “The Decriminalization Model,” an approach the authors of the guidebook explicitly state they “favor”:
“Full decriminalization is the complete removal of criminal laws prohibiting sex work. It lifts penalties for sex work (i.e., soliciting/selling sex or ‘prostitution’), as well as for related activities, such as loitering, and other ‘quality-of-life’ offenses often applied against street-based sex workers. It also removes penalties for clients (e.g., patronizing a prostitute) and ‘third party’ activities including promotion, management, security, transportation, and organizing (criminalized under offenses such as ‘promoting prostitution.’)”
Does anyone with a shred of common sense doubt that terms such as “promotion, management, security, transportation and organizing” perfectly describe the job responsibilities of sex traffickers and pimps? Yet the report somehow asserts that “trafficking” would “remain illegal.”
This is the true face of George Soros. It was deliberately left out of Gregory Zuckerman’s Wall Street Journal major feature article.
“Alex is helping Democrats appeal to Latino voters and improve turnout among Black voters. He has urged Democratic politicians to better hone their message, broadening the party’s appeal,” Zuckerman proclaims towards the end of his saccharine missive.
Yes, The Wall Street Journal capitalizes the word “Black” now in all racial references. White remains lower case. Just another observation. A lot of them jump out in this deceptively placid love letter to George Soros and Son.
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