Alternative Media Censorship Sponsored by Corporate Foundations

The Ford Foundation’s history of collaboration and interlock with the CIA in pursuit of U.S. world hegemony is now a well-documented fact…The Ford Foundation has in some ways refined their style of collaboration with Washington’s attempt to produce world cultural domination, but retained the substance of that policy…The ties between the top officials of the Ford Foundation and the U.S. government are explicit and continuing.
—James Petras in “The Ford Foundation and the CIA: A documented case of philanthropic collaboration with the Secret Police” on 12/15/2001

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“In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Pacifica relied primarily on listener-sponsor contributions to fund the operations of its radio stations. And in the early 1970s, Pacifica also began to accept funds from the U.S. Establishment’s Corporation for Public Broadcasting [CPB], according to Rogue State author William Blum–who worked as a KPFA staffperson in the early 1970s. But in the early 1990s, some Pacifica administrators decided to again seek grants from the Ford Foundation and other Establishment foundations. As former Pacifica Development Director Dick Bunce wrote in the appendix to the “A Strategy for National Programming” document which was prepared for the Pacifica National Board in September 1992, entitled “Appendix Foundation Grantseeking National Programming Assumptions for Foundation Fundraising”:

“The national foundation grantseeking arena has changed enough in recent years to make activity in this arena potentially worthwhile–for organizations prepared to be players and partners in the same field as NPR, APR, maybe some others…The foundation funding of interest is in gifts of $100,000 or more a year, for several years…Three of America’s six largest foundations (Ford, MacArthur, Pew) have begun to fund public broadcasting, public radio in particular, and evidently intend to continue doing so. Pacifica requested meetings with each of these foundations earlier this year and was treated seriously enough in subsequent meetings to give us some hope of securing funding possibly from all three. A `Report Sheet’ on this work is included in Appendix 3.
“Beyond these three foundations there are no others among the country’s 100 largest which have made substantial grants to public broadcasting. So the second tier of foundation prospects look substantially different from the first tier requiring more work on our part to open doors, establish `standing’ and find a workable `fit.’
“There are nonetheless a number of interesting prospects–in some cases only because of particular people who are currently involved, or because of formal criteria which we could try to fit. The second tier list includes several from the top 100–Rockefeller, Irvine, Surdna, George Gund–Nathan Cummings–and a number of smaller foundations, but still capable of 6 figure grants: Aaron Diamond, Revson, Rockefeller Family & Associates, New World, Winston Foundation for World Peace.
“Once we drop to the $35,000 to $75,000 grant range, the list enlarges, but these take as long to cultivate as the bigger ones, so it makes sense to start from the top.” …
“By 1995, billionaire speculator George Soros’ Open Society Institute had given the Pacifica Foundation a $40,000 grant. And in 1996, the Carnegie Corporation of New York gave Pacifica a $25,000 grant to launch its DEMOCRACY NOW show. In 1997 came a $13,000 grant from the J.M. Kaplan Fund to Pacifica to provide support for DEMOCRACY NOW. And in 1998 came a $25,000 grant to Pacifica from the Public Welfare Foundation “to report on hate crimes and related issues as part of its `DEMOCRACY NOW!” public-affairs radio program and an additional $10,000 grant to support DEMOCRACY NOW from the J.M. Kaplan Fund. That same year the Ford Foundation gave a $75,000 grant to Pacifica “toward marketing consultancy, promotional campaign and program development activities for radio program, DEMOCRACY NOW.” In 1998 and 1999, two grants, totalling $22,500, were also given to Pacifica by the Boehm Foundation, to support its DEMOCRACY NOW show. “

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Still trying to find some original source documentation on this.  Surely it’s on file at the IRS.  But it explains a lot about DN’s refusal to cover the obviously fraudulent 9/11 event when Goodman herself was filmed on site at WTC7 during the countdown.

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