The Associated Press A small group of eco-journalists were recently funded by an $8 million infusion from mega-donors left-leaning to the tune of $8,000,000
The Associated Press (AP) declared on Feb. 15 that “it is assigning more than two dozen journalists across the world to cover climate issues.” The announcement of the $8 million in funding marked the “largest single expansion paid for through philanthropic grants” in AP history.
Climate Depot founder Marc Morano put it best: “The AP will now have zero ‘obligation to serve as watchdogs over public affairs and government’ and instead be approved messaging lapdogs to their paymasters. Is the AP going to offend? [its]Donors, do you think the UN IPCC climate panel is flawed? NASA? It’s a laughable thought.” The organizations that opted to exchange cash for influence included left-wing organizations like the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Quadrivium Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation.
AP discussed an earlier period when it implied that news agencies had been more independent.
“For many years, Journalists and philanthropists were more wary of each other. News agencies were worried about maintaining their independence. They had been financially stable enough to not need assistance for the last two decades.” [emphasis added].
What has changed since then? AP explained the journalism industry’s need for “philanthropy” since its “financial outlook has been otherwise bleak.” But this flies in the face of independent journalism. The Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics states journalists should “[a]void conflicts of interest, real or perceived.”
Foundation Directory Online shows that the ClimateWorks Foundation was supported by grants of at least $583.165.182 from the Hewlett Foundation between 2008 and 2020. ClimateWorks has been linked to the “‘greening of the Belt and Road Initiative,’ global trade infrastructure project pushed by Chinese President Xi Jinping to link the communist country with the rest of Eurasia,” according to investigative think tank the Capital Research Center.
Rockefeller Foundation’s history is rife with extremism. The Rockefeller Archive Center, a research center and grantmaking organization, documented the group’s funding of population control research in the past. Additionally, “Dean Rusk, who served as Rockefeller Foundation president in the 1950s, led an effort to dramatically expand federal population control funds when he served as Secretary of State in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations,” Influence Watch reported.
Walmart’s Walton Family Foundation also joined the fight against climate change. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) was awarded grants totaling at least $64,597.090. The EDF held a string of events in 2020 that exploited the Marxist Black Lives Matter protests and riots to rail how “[c]urrent demands for racial justice have put the spotlight on environmental racism.”
Another environmentalist sponsor is Quadrivium. Quadrivium, which was established under James Murdoch who is the son of Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. executive chairman, flexed their climate change finance muscle. Between 2013 and 2019, Quadrivium provided at most $14,250,000 for the radical EDF.
Conservatives under attack The Associated Press can be reached at (212 621 1500) to request that they reject climate alarmism.