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The Gates Press (GatesGate) — Part I: Lost the Job After Writing an Article Critical of Bill Gates for Attacking Some Actual, Legitimate Charities (Because They Had Spread GNU/Linux)

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft, OLPC at 1:14 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Bullying charities, bullying media

'The fact that there's some e-mail here at MS that says 'let's go up and beat this guy': there's nothing wrong with that - that is capitalism at work for consumers.' - Bill Gates

Summary: The sociopaths from the fake ‘charity’ of Bill Gates would go to great lengths to squash criticism and also to eliminate critics; this series tells the story of some of those personally affected

TODAY we officially start a series we’ve long wanted to commence. We’ve been patiently gathering pertinent facts from affected parties and we are still making inquiries for more.

“As readers are aware, Wikileaks released some damning information not only about Microsoft but also the Gates Foundation.”The length of this series is unknown at this point; it will depend on the nature and volume of input we receive. There have been cover-up attempts, not only efforts to crush journalism but also to cover up the crushing of journalism. We’re hoping that by the time this series is finished readers will have a better grasp about how Microsoft — and the Gates Foundation specifically — not only games the media but also bullies the media. We should note, at least as a side note, that the Epstein documentary everyone has been speaking about this past week or fortnight deliberately downplays the role of Gates. Hardly surprising considering who made and distributed the film…

Without further ado, here’s the gist of the story we’ll be covering. It concerns me personally.

As readers are aware, Wikileaks released some damning information not only about Microsoft but also the Gates Foundation. That was a decade ago. Some of it dealt with efforts to undermine OLPC — a subject I had written about since around 2006 (even at my capacity as a journalist/columnist in news sites back then). The way Microsoft strong-armed OLPC and MIT (where OLPC came from) is well documented, albeit lots of revisionism served to obscure the ruinous contribution of Microsoft (Intel is the other guilty party; OLPC did not use Intel chipsets).

“…I interviewed you for an article I was doing about the Gates Foundation a few years ago for The Verge.”
      –The Verge Journalist
The series concerns investigative journalism regarding the OLPC affair, but it extends beyond it. It is also part of a familiar pattern.

“I don’t know if you remember,” a journalist told me the other week, “but I interviewed you for an article I was doing about the Gates Foundation a few years ago for The Verge.”

I do remember and I mentioned it several times since. The article was never published and there was an awkward silence.

“Believe it or not,” I’m now told, “the story was killed, and I lost my job — shortly thereafter, it was announced that Bill Gates would be the site’s “guest editor” for the month of February, 2015. But I’m sure that’s all a coincidence…’

We took note of this before, but we did not know for sure if or why the story got killed. Moreover, we didn’t know he was fired.

“Believe it or not, the story was killed, and I lost my job — shortly thereafter, it was announced that Bill Gates would be the site’s “guest editor” for the month of February, 2015.”
      –The Verge Journalist
Apparently, once Mr. Gates steps in, articles critical of his sheer abuses (even against charities) won’t be tolerated.

The pattern described above is familiar to me; I saw several things similar to it recently. In the next part we’ll be dealing with some of these things. Eventually, to the degree possible, we’d like to shed light on what the spiked story was all about.

Mr. Gates likes to portray himself as a charitable character; in reality, however, not only does he crush legitimate charities that actually help African kids (not using them for clinical trials and imposing Monsanto’s GMO on them) but he also crushes journalism that ‘dares’ to mention that.

Some “philanthropist”, eh?

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