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CNN ‘Fact Checks’ Trump’s Claim of Soros/Bragg Connection, Accidentally Admits A Connection

CNN ‘Fact Checks’ Trump’s Claim of Soros/Bragg Connection, Accidentally Admits A Connection

“But [Color of Change] PAC paused the pro-Bragg spending after hearing an uncorroborated allegation against Bragg that it was not able to thoroughly investigate at the time because of legal restrictions on PACs communicating with candidates, Robinson said. It ended up spending about half of what it had planned, Robinson said, and kept the rest of Soros’s donation for other uses.”

Though what they’re doing is pretty predictable, it is still absolutely hilarious to me to see the knots the mainstream media, so-called “fact checkers,” and Democrats are tying themselves into in order to try and shield Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg from criticism that he is backed by billionaire Democrat funder George Soros.

We saw it last week when Washington Post “fact checker” Glenn Kessler not only debunked his own argument against Republican claims about a Soros-Bragg connection but also got dinged big time by Twitter users who used the “Community Notes” feature to rain all over Kessler’s parade.

Ben Collins, a discredited NBC News “senior reporter” on disinformation (I kid you not), also tried his hand at absolving Bragg last week and failed miserably when Twitterers pointed out two things: that the link he used also debunked his claim, and that his own network had previously noted how Soros indirectly funded Bragg through a left-wing PAC.

Regardless of the actual facts, however, Democrat apologists in the press will “Democrat apologist” you all day long if they think it will get their guy off the hook, and that is exactly what CNN’s Daniel Dale attempted in a recent “fact check” he did on former President Donald Trump’s statements about Soros funding Bragg.

Dale first played the “anti-Semitic” card very early on in his write-up, suggesting (wrongly) that the attacks on Soros were steeped in anti-Semitism, an oft-repeated claim from leftists that has no basis in reality.

“Soros, a longtime supporter of Democratic campaigns, various liberal causes and prosecutors who favor criminal justice reform, has been a frequent target of antisemitic conspiracy theories painting the Jewish philanthropist as a puppetmaster behind various US and international events,” Dale wrote.

Dale’s next line regurgitated a deceptive talking point from a Soros spokesman who claimed Soros and Bragg “have never once communicated in any way”:

Soros did not make any direct contributions to Bragg’s 2021 election campaign, and a Soros spokesperson, Michael Vachon, told CNN last week that the two men have never once communicated in any way.

As if two people need to meet in order for someone to back their campaigns through funding.

Dale then correctly pointed out that Soros’ donations to Bragg were “indirect” through Color of Change PAC, though he made sure to inform readers what the PAC’s spokesperson thought of the Republican critics who pointed out the connection:

Rather, Soros’s connection to Bragg is indirect: he has been a major donor to a liberal political action committee that supported Bragg’s candidacy. A spokesperson for the PAC denounced the Soros-related attacks on Bragg in an interview with CNN last week, calling them “antisemitic,” “anti-Black” and an overstatement of both Soros’s role in the PAC’s decision-making and the PAC’s role in Bragg’s election victory.

Later, Dale wrote about what Color of Change spent on Bragg’s 2021 campaign:

The Color of Change PAC, which has backed progressive district attorney candidates around the country, spent slightly over $500,000 supporting Bragg, Color of Change president and PAC spokesperson Rashad Robinson told CNN last week.

Though Dale tried to make it sound coincidental that the PAC spent that money right after Soros donated $1,000,000 to it in May 2021, he accidentally gave the game away in his last paragraph. Note the wording (bolded emphasis added by me):

Trump claimed last week that Soros spent more than $1 million on Bragg’s campaign, but that figure is inaccurate.

The Color of Change PAC did announce in May 2021, the month that Soros made a $1 million donation to the PAC, that it was planning to spend over $1 million on an independent expenditure campaign in support of Bragg’s candidacy. But the PAC paused the pro-Bragg spending after hearing an uncorroborated allegation against Bragg that it was not able to thoroughly investigate at the time because of legal restrictions on PACs communicating with candidates, Robinson said. It ended up spending about half of what it had planned, Robinson said, and kept the rest of Soros’s donation for other uses.

“Soros didn’t give us money to give to Alvin Bragg. Soros made a donation to Color of Change,” Robinson said.

As Newsbusters Joseph Vazquez observed, it was like Dale was inadvertently conceding the overall point Trump was trying to make – that Bragg was Soros-backed:

Dale must not have realized the implication of his framing. But Dale still tried to tell readers to ignore their lying eyes by quoting Robinson, who deflected: “‘Soros didn’t give us money to give to Alvin Bragg. Soros made a donation to Color of Change.’” Per Dale’s framing, some of Soros’ money was used to support Bragg. But Dale dismissed this by zeroing in on how Soros didn’t make a “direct” contribution to Bragg and didn’t speak to him. For Dale, Soros’ connection to Bragg was just “indirect.”

Except “indirect” is exactly how these shady funding operations work, supporting candidates by funneling money to the existing PACs to bolster their profiles and election chances.

The bottom line here is that Bragg is indeed backed by George Soros:

‘Nuff said.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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Well we’ll well

Leftists coming out against antisemitism. Like pretending they are for democracy and the common man.

“Accidentally admits a connection”

File this under: Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

I despise how attacks on Soros are somehow now considered to be anti-Semitic. First of all, not every attack on a Jew is anti-Semitism. Second, many Jews think of Soros as a Nazi-collaborator and attack him as such.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Geologist. | April 6, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    He’s been caught many, many times in manipulative lies to short national sovereign currencies and committed outright financial crimes on the world stage where it is harder to be prosecuted (his only conviction that I know of is in France).

    His own home country of Hungary hates him and wants him out for good.

    He’s manipulated the pound to try and disrupt power in the UK effectively embroiling them in a currency war.

    He’s been convicted of insider trading in France.

    He collaborated in some of the greatest Soviet money grab schemes in history using the Ruble.

    He did the same thing to Thailand that he did to the UK. This is probably his most shameful act as Thailand is a poor country with many impoverished citizens compared to its neighbor China. His acts set off an economic depression all over East Asia.

    He is currently trying to pull off the same trick in India with the Modi government.

    Oh yeah, he is also a huge part of agenda initiatives from the WEF (big surprise there).

    It’s not antisemitic to accuse someone of trying to become an overlord of the entire world using currency manipulation. In fact, they are enemy regardless of race, sex, gender or any other politically protected class.

    Whenever anyone tries to tell you that Soros boogeyman is a right wing conspiracy, direct them to this 60 minutes interview. I hope it stays up on the web. I’m sure he’s aggressively trying to have things like this removed by the looks of his constant PR campaign waged through our media.

    At 7:15 he openly admits to confiscating property from other Jews and uses whataboutism to defend his collaborations with the Nazis.

    Before that, many of his financial crimes up to that time are documented (there are more since then).

    This is back when 60 minutes did their job.

      healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 6, 2023 at 11:12 pm

      There’s a pretty interesting line at the very end of the interview that I had forgotten about until I watched it again just now.

      “George Soros is Donald Trump without the humility”

      That’s amusing for so many reasons.

        healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 7, 2023 at 12:38 am

        I see one of the little downvote fairies (and I have an idea who) saw that and didn’t like it.

        You should know that one of the many reasons it’s amusing is because it’s a CBS 60 minutes reporter calling Trump humble and Soros arrogant…my how the reporting has changed! I’m pretty sure this political manipulation of the media was predicted in a Bond film…one of the Pierce Brosnan ones and not Goldeneye where the major villain was a guy altering perspective of reality through media control.

        wendybar in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 7, 2023 at 6:11 am

        You spelled Clinton wrong.

thad_the_man | April 6, 2023 at 11:25 pm

Isn’t this an illegal campaign contribution to Bragg?

Books like “1984”, “Atlas Shrugged”, “The Trial”, etc., were supposed to be works of fiction to educate us all. Now they have become instruction manuals for the Braggs and other Leftists in our government. We know how this all works out because it’s all in these books/instruction manuals: Either stand up against them or be forever crushed by Big Brother.

    henrybowman in reply to Cleetus. | April 7, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    All we need is a fertile undiscovered valley, and an impenetrable atmospheric illusion shield.
    And that’s what it took to save the only guys who won in the end.
    The others got a bullet to the back of the head and a knife to the heart.

    Desdenova in reply to Cleetus. | April 9, 2023 at 1:26 am

    Or Animal Farm

Lots of people prefer their fantasy version of life over the reality of the world as it is. The delusional cosplay of these ideologues in attempting to force the rest of us to ignore reality and live out their fantasy isn’t limited to Trans ideology. See National debt, inflation. failed gun control, homeless encampments, border security, monetary policy. A very long list of topics where fantasy has been allowed to replace reality.

“There’s no connection! Well, except this one. And this one. Maybe this one too. And this speech. Ok, these speeches. And the tattoo. Ok, we missed the giant banner flying over his house. That might be an indication…”

Aside from the fact that Bragg was an affirmative action alumni of Harvard Law it’s safe to assume that somewhere his office exists a legal assistant who has completed Criminal Law 101. Yes, the indictment is legally insufficient and that is exactly what is intended. It is to make ALL people understand that the organized crime family that masquerades as the Democratic Party is in charge and you do NOT have to be guilty of any crime however so slight to be prosecuted and threatened with life imprisonment.All you have to do is to be on their target list. No jit man is required. You will just be charged, put in front of one of their “made” men who wears a black robe, tried by one of their fully intimidated mob poseurs and carted off to a mob rin prison where you will be quietly silenced forever. Capece!