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Thought I would share some history of our #Press and perhaps some of the ppl behind it so we can understand how it became #FakeNews "The first American press was the partisan press, underwritten and dictated by the political parties."
"The third wave in American journalism—that of the foundation press—may be taking form now thanks to Bay Area billionaires Herbert and Marion Sandler. Waving $10 million that they promise to replenish annually"
"The Sandlers have founded the nonprofit ProPublica to produce investigative journalism. (Usual suspect the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is also chipping in some money to the ProPublica kitty, as are the Atlantic Philanthropies and the JEHT Foundation.)"
"Based in New York City and led by former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger, ProPublica promises to produce quality investigative journalism and give it—not sell it—to media outlets."
Here is a great questioned posted: "What do the Sandlers want for their millions? Perhaps to return us to the days of the partisan press." I think we are there, but what do we know about this family?
"The Sandler family made their fortune, which Forbes estimates at $1.2 billion, at Golden West Financial Corp. In recent years, they've spent millions on politics".
"In 2006, just before the housing crash, the Sandlers sold their bank to Wachovia and pocketed $2.3 billion. Trouble is, some of their money came from people like Betty Townes, who is financially ruined after being sold a series of World Savings mortgages she couldn't afford."
It appears the #SandlerFamily make a fortune on the 2008 Housing Crisis - did anyone lose a home during that time? But wait...there is more....
Where did the Sandler Family money go you ask? Glad you asked... "The Federal Election Commission database shows the two of them giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic Party campaigns."
"In 2004, Sandler gave the Voter Fund $2.5 million, again according to the FEC database. The Center for Responsive Politics Web site reports donations of $8.5 million from Herbert and Marion to the 527 group Citizens for a Strong Senate, in the 2004 cycle"
"The Center for Responsive Politics Web site reports donations of $8.5 million from Herbert and Marion to the 527 group Citizens for a Strong Senate, in the 2004 cycle."
"Herbert also gave $1 million to the California stem cell initiative and that the pair have also funded the progressive Center for American Progress."
You all remember #CenterForAmericanProgress right? Founder is #JohnPodesta CEO is #NeeraTanden
Remember THIS email? Well, well...well if it isn't one of the Sandlers
So in essence the Sandler Family were partners in crime in the 2008 Housing Crisis, #WeThePeople bailed the #BigBanks out with our tax dollars, and the profits the Sandler's made were put into Center for American Progress and ProPublica....
#ProPublica has received funding from such birds of a feather as #GeorgeSoros and the Knight Foundation, but most has come from its founding chairman, #HerbertSandler, a man with a well-established history of giving to left-wing organizations like #ACORN."
Time magazine named him and his wife to their list of the “25 people most responsible for the financial crisis…
Back to #CenterForAmericanProgress who is that on the Board of Directors? Tom Steyer? Remember the Steyer's?
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