Summary: Super-rich people like Bill Gates still drive policy (and newspapers too) in Seattle
THE mischievous Gates Foundation shows no signs of stopping its corporate lobbying for those seeking to privatise seeds, life, and education. It’s all about profit disguised as charity and journalists are pawns in this battle. They are being paralysed by a massive budget that constitutes a form of retaliation against those who speak truth.
As we discovered last week, the Seattle Times is funded by the Gates Foundation, which helps explain why it chooses to praise the Gates Foundation and a few months ago a teacher from Seattle wrote that politicians “should hang tough against the bullying anonymous editorial writers of the Seattle Times, and the giant wallets of the Gates Foundation and Broad Foundation whose merit pay, anti-seniority, union-bashing, and kid-harming policies do not belong in our state laws.”
The teacher has amassed a lot of evidence about Gates’ astroturf in education, adding: “Arguably it takes more courage to stand up against the slings and arrows of anonymous newspaper editorial writers or the clout and influence of billionaires like Gates and Broad and their posse.” More on that in our next post. █