Money buys ‘facts’
Summary: The Gates PR machine is still warping coverage in public media outlets in order to advance its agenda
BILL Gates borrows the best press money can buy. There are many skeletons he needs to hide in his closet, so PR is crucial.
Over the past few years we have named countless stations/papers/channels which were paid by Gates to promote his agenda. It was most outrageous when public radio and even the BBC repeatedly took money from Gates in exchange for a different agenda. He simply buys the publicity he needs for his investments. He is like a lobbyist. Here is another recent example of Gates dipping his finger in yet another pie:
Will WNYC’s On the Media include more global health segments in the near future? It certainly seems like it might if you listen to recent sponsorship messages acknowledging support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
But neither WNYC nor the Gates Foundation has acknowledged that the show has actually received a grant.
Several recent episodes of On the Media credit the Gates Foundation, among other groups, with supporting the show. You can hear the message on the July 22 show at around 11 minutes. “Support for On the Media also comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live healthy productive lives,” the announcer states.
When I first heard the sponsorship message a few weeks ago, I searched On the Media’s website to learn more about the Gates Foundation funding. But I didn’t find information or acknowledgement of it anywhere. The show does not appear to put all its sponsorship information on the website. Apart from a sentence in the footer, I could not find mentions of other sponsors mentioned in the same podcast, such as Reputation.com and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
To the common man (or woman), Gates might seem like a marvellous person, but then again, doesn’t the corporate press tend to glorify everyone who is super rich? Check to see who owns the media companies. There is no hidden conspiracy there. The death of Steve Jobs was a recent reminder of this. █