George Soros, who holds dual citizenship in Hungary and the U.S., recently turned 86 and has long been one of the richest men in the world. Because of his support for liberal causes, some conservatives consider him the devil incarnate. (Me, I find him less loathsome than Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell, just to name a few senators.)
Like his cronies at the Democratic National Committee, Soros’ Open Society Foundations organization was the victim of a computer hack. A group called DC Leaks posted more than 2,500 documents dating back to 2008. From Investor’s Business Daily:
“The leaked documents show how Soros’ far-flung international organizations attempted to manipulate Europe’s 2014 elections. The ‘List of European Elections 2014 Projects’ details over 90 Soros efforts. … The documents reveal that Soros has poured nearly $4 million into anti-Israel groups, with a goal of ‘challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies.’ Here at home, they show that Soros proposed paying the Center for American Politics $200,000 to conduct a smear campaign against conservative activists. More recently, an October 2015 document came to light showing that Soros … had donated $650,000 to ‘invest in technical assistance and support for the groups at the core of the burgeoning #BlackLivesMatter movement.’ ”
OK, it’s his money; he can spend it however he likes. But then there is this from IBD:
“We couldn’t find a single story on the New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, CBS News or other major news sites that even noted the existence of these leaked documents, let alone reported on what’s in them. Indeed, the only news organization that appears to be diligently sifting through all the documents is the conservative Daily Caller, which as a result has filed a series of eye-opening reports.”
Why is this stuff important? Soros is a major contributor to Democrats, including presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. When she was secretary of state, he sent along step-by-step instructions about how to deal with unrest in Albania in 2011. (That was confirmed by an e-mail released by WikiLeaks, not the latest stuff.)
I conclude with a question that makes mainstream media outlets uncomfortable. If a conservative-leaning billionaire donor (say casino magnate Sheldon Adelson) were unfortunate enough to have his memos hacked, would they be ignored? The fact that more people than ever know the answer is making the propagandists nervous.