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Gates Monitor: April 2011 Press Distortion

Posted in Bill Gates at 8:16 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Reality with a malicious twist

Red twist

Summary: Complaints and warnings about manipulation of stories about the Gates Foundation, courtesy of the Gates Foundation

THE PR/investment operation known as “Gates Foundation” has been up to no good, or almost no good.

As we noted some days ago, the New York Times had been accused even by its own people of asking Gates what to write. Now, watch another fluff/puff piece from the New York Times and another from the Huff & Puff, which features Gates himself. Huffington/AOL gives him a platform for self-promotion, as usual [1, 2, 3]. “This is hilarious,” remarks a moderate critic, “Bill Gates says he is going to research an issue and write a report. Is he an economist? Does he have expertise in development economics? When did Bill Gates last write a report?

“Bill Gates reads reports. He doesn’t write them. Who is really going to write it?”

As we have shown here before, Bill and his wife do not write their own material; they have speech writers who get no credit (the same speech writers who worked for politicians like the Clintons). The same critic reveals that Gates is funding the Kaiser site, which in turn showers the Gates Foundation with kisses. It’s all quite cyclic, is it not? It’s like a rich people’s party where they grant each other medals. Anyway, this whole reputation laundering gig is being disrupted by one who used to be exploited by the Gates Foundation, probably for PR purposes alone. In his more or less independent blog he reveals that Bill’s main reputation laundering person is now working for Madonna and he notes:

Actually, Neilson really got his start in philanthropy messaging working as the first media relations guy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before that, he handled media issues for the Seattle School District.

He left Seattle to go try his hand promoting a number of blue-ribbon philanthropy endeavors but ended up creating this new business Global Philanthropy Group, which appears to be largely focused on helping celebrities do philanthropy.

Like Bono's scam? Read the article closely to understand what Madonna is trying to do. It’s not charity, it’s agenda-pushing and she is spreading a bizarre religion under the veil of “charity” of course. There are several more stories like that, including celebrities who promote Scientology under the guise of “philanthropy”, sometimes exploiting disasters like an earthquake in Haiti as a convenient pretext.

In the next post we’ll be covering some of Gates’ own agenda, which is profit. His critic has some new self-hosted papers (PDF format), including this “peer-reviewed journal article about conflicts of interest and the Gates Foundation” and another which s/he explains as follows:

John Donelly funded by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Gates Foundation writing on “some independent journalism on global health” is like the blind leading the partially sighted.

The report asks a few good questions. Manufacturing consent is how the new news system works.

The critic likes to emphasise and show that those who criticise Gates get personally attacked (retribution), which is why s/he does not reveal his/her identity. I was recently defended by him/her because I too am regularly being defamed for merely pointing out the reality behind the Gates Foundation.

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