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Thursday, October 13, 2011

RIP Objective news sources. Again.

This report is from Reuters.com. I used to consider Reauters a neutral news source, but here they are putting out what to me is a biased report.

The  article insinuates and implies that George Soros is backing the Occupy Wall Street movement, but if you read it closely, all you find are unsubstantiated claims of this. Then it goes on to list other sources, including  Kickstarter. 

Let me just say here that I'll be looking twice at anything from Reuters.com. This is in no way an endorsement of political views, I just want to call attention to shoddy reporting.    

Who's behind the Wall St. protests?



Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement take part in a protest march through the financial district of New York, October 12, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

NEW YORK | Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:09am EDT
(Reuters) - Anti-Wall Street protesters say the rich are getting richer while average Americans suffer, but the group that started it all may have benefited indirectly from the largesse of one of the world's richest men.
There has been much speculation over who is financing the disparate protest, which has spread to cities across America and lasted nearly four weeks. One name that keeps coming up is investor George Soros, who in September debuted in the top 10 list of wealthiest Americans. Conservative critics contend the movement is a Trojan horse for a secret Soros agenda.
Soros and the protesters deny any connection. But Reuters did find indirect financial links between Soros and Adbusters, an anti-capitalist group in Canada which started the protests with an inventive marketing campaign aimed at sparking an Arab Spring type uprising against Wall Street. Moreover, Soros and the protesters share some ideological ground.
"I can understand their sentiment," Soros told reporters last week at the United Nations about the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, which are expected to spur solidarity marches globally on Saturday.
Pressed further for his views on the movement and the protesters, Soros refused to be drawn in. But conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh summed up the speculation when he told his listeners last week, "George Soros money is behind this."

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