Media group with ties to the CIA and DHS wants to create a ‘global fact checking network’


The Poynter Insitute claims to be starting up a ‘global fact checking network’ but they should be a little more transparent about who’s really doing the fact checking.

The Poynter Institute also claims to be a global leader in journalism education but works with the Gannett Co., Inc., the nation’s largest news publisher.

Kawika Riley is a Fellow of the Poynter Institute and volunteers to work with DHS.  

The Poynter Institute is supported by the Knight Foundation which has close ties DHS…

“Even in the fast-changing digital age, a survey of 1,118 newspaper journalists conducted by The Poynter Institute with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation shows that training varies wildly between newsrooms.”

Caitria O’Neill, Knight Foundations Chief Executive Officer has close ties to DHS, click here to read more.

Sandra Ylisastigui, Knight Foundations Grant Associate worked with Immigration and Customs Enforcement with DHS.

The Century Foundation Homeland Security Project is a project of the Century Foundation, and is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the James L. and John S. Knight Foundation.

The Gannet company proudly boasts how their Sightline Media Group (SMG), formerly Gannett Government Media, works closely with DHS…

Dan Vetron works with SMG and founded “Homeland Security Television“. The SMG also runs a website that works closely with DHS called the FederalTimes.

Funded by grants from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, the Omidyar Network and a CIA front called theNational Endowment for Democracy, the Poynter Institute will be ‘FACT CHECKING’ our news!

The misnamed National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is nothing more than a costly program that takes US taxpayer funds to promote favored politicians and political parties worldwide. The NED injects “soft money” into the domestic elections of foreign countries in favor of one party or the other.

Is this another CIA/DHS sick joke on a gullible world?

The Ron Paul Institute calls the NED a new kind of CIA:

After covert CIA backing of Radio Free Europe and other organizations was exposed in the 1970s, a group of neoconservatives decided to create a new kind of CIA to do in the open that which had been done in secret: the National Endowment for Democracy. More than 30 years later, even though the Cold War is a distant memory, the NED is still a $100 million per year, taxpayer-funded worldwide “regime change” operation.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, back in February I wrote an article exposing how the CIA controls the mass media like the NY Times, Time Magazine etc.

FYI, the Gannett company employs the largest force of journalists in the United States. All they’re really interested in doing is training thousands of Gannett’s journalists to fall into line and report only the way DHS and the CIA instruct them. Sorry I meant the way the Gannet company instructs them.

“The training supports a strategic transformation in Gannett’s newsrooms. Each news organization — and each job — has been reshaped and revitalized to serve readers better.”

The Omidyar Network is also a leading investor in DHS’s AltSchool which claims to “believe that every child should have access to an exceptional, personalized education that enables them to be happy and successful in an ever-changing world.” 

“Exceptional education”? Yeah, if they want to be run by what appears to be another DHS front company.

San Francisco-based AltSchool is pioneering a new model of K-8 education with a proprietary technology platform that includes data analysis, wearable devices and small class sizes to emphasize individualized learning. In other words more spying!

AltSchool was founded in 2013 by former Googler Max Ventilla, the school has already raised $33 million in funding from Founders Fund and Andreeseen Horowitz. FYI, Ventilla is a co-founder ofAardvark.

Andreseen Horowitz works closely with the Department of Defense:

“He’s one of us, he understands our language,” Margit Wennmachers, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, said of Ash Carter U.S. Secretary of Defense. “He’s trying to make the walls between Silicon Valley and the DOD a bit more porous. That’s just a really smart way to go, because the next big thing in security will likely come out of a startup, not a big company.”

More about AltSchool:

From AltSchool’s “in the top talent joins AltsSchool” section they brag about DHS’s involvement…

“Michael Ginty was previously Head of Global Security at Uber, the lead for executive security at Apple and a consultant with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Michael possesses a prescient ability to get to the heart of security concerns and quickly implement new systems to create a safe and secure environment. He brings expansive experience from years spent as a military officer and federal agent, alongside tenure at leading technology companies. Michael joins AltSchool to roll out a whole new vision for keeping children safe in the classroom – both for AltSchool and for all schools.”

“This fall, AltSchool will open new schools in California and New York to accommodate 500 students in 2015.”

Where does it stop? In case after case we see numerous ‘innocent’ programs, companies etc., that have ties to the CIA or DHS.

Can anyone really trust any media group with apparent ties to the CIA and DHS?  How will Americans and the world find out what’s really going on when the CIA & DHS have their hands in what’s being passed off as independent news?

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