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Soros Quietly Building Left-Wing Radio Empire

Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Shirley

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A fund controlled by left-wing billionaire George Soros is set to take control of the second-largest chain of radio stations in the country – just in time to disseminate pro-Democrat talking points ahead of the 2024 election.

According to bankruptcy filings cited by the New York Post, Soros Fund Management is set to scoop up media giant Audacy, which owns more than 220 radio stations nationwide and filed for bankruptcy in January. In total, Soros Fund Management is set to take on $400 million of Audacy’s debt, enough to give the firm effective control over all the stations.

Officially, Soros Fund Management has maintained that they will have no influence on the editorial content of the radio networks. However, given the obvious left-wing political bent of Soros Fund Management’s other activities, listeners have reason to doubt that assertion. According to Open Secrets, 100 percent of Soros Fund Management’s political donations went to Democrats in the 2022 cycle – nearly $300,000 in total.

Soros, a Hungarian-American hedge fund manager, is perhaps the most prolific funder of the Democrat Party in the country, using his complex web of nonprofits and dark money groups to funnel money to liberal candidates and causes. In total since 2020, Soros and Soros-linked organizations have donated some $500 million to Democrats. Soros personally donated $170 million in just the 2022 cycle to Democrat candidates.

Soros is perhaps most notorious for single-handedly funding the rise of far-left prosecutors throughout the country, including names like Alvin Bragg in New York, George Gascon in Los Angeles, and the since-recalled Chesa Boudin in San Francisco.

The liberal billionaire’s foray into radio is particularly concerning for conservatives, as talk radio has historically been targeted by Democrat legislators seeking to silence conservative voices. In 2021, the Democrat-controlled House held a “Hearing on Disinformation and Extremism in Media” which was openly aimed at bashing conservative hosts and outlets. As far back as 2007, the left-leaning Center for American Progress wrote that conservative talk radio created a “structural imbalance” that the federal government needed to correct with stricter regulations.

Now, it appears Soros may be pioneering an alternative approach to intimidating conservatives into silence on the airwaves – simply buying the radio stations themselves and dictating their programming.

If these acquisitions go through, Soros would arguably have more influence over talk radio than any other single individual in America.

Back in 2022, Soros-linked entities also created the “Latino Media Network” (LMN) which gobbled up numerous prominent Spanish language stations. According to Inside Radio, LMN was created by Stephanie Valencia, a former Obama White House staffer, and Jess Morales Rocketto, a former Hillary for America and AFL-CIO employee. Their major investors included Lakestar Finance, an investment entity affiliated with Soros Fund Management LLC.

LMN notably took over two conservative Spanish talk radio stations in Miami, which is one of the epicenters of the Latino backlash against the Democrat Party. In total, the Latino Media Network controls stations with access to one-third of the Hispanic population of the United States.

As popular host Lourdes Ubieta, who resigned in protest over the purchase, stated, “They did this to silence conservative Hispanic voices.”

Soros’s sudden interest in acquiring media entities hasn’t stopped with just radio stations, either.

Last August, Fortress, another fund linked to Soros, purchased bankrupt Vice Media for $350 million. Although Vice has seen a precipitous decline in readership and influence in recent years (likely due to the outlet’s overtly woke messaging) the acquisition nonetheless gives Soros’s empire another stake in the media industry.

In addition to outright purchases of media entities, Soros has also built a network of influence with individual media personalities. According to a report released last year from the Media Research Center, “at least 54 prominent media figures (e.g. reporters, anchors, columnists, editors, news executives and journalists) are tied to Soros through their connections to organizations that he funds.”

Some notable names on that list include NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour, PolitiFact Editor-In-Chief Angie Drobnic Holan, and Washington Post Executive Editor Sally Buzbee.

As the report notes, “Soros once told The New York Times that he was working to ‘bend’ the arc of history ‘in the right direction,’ and he’s using his global media clout to do it.” That effort will now likely be bolstered by 220 more radio stations to parrot Democrat Party talking points.

However, Soros’s growing media empire is not immune from rapidly deteriorating public trust in corporate and legacy media outlets. Just 32 percent of Americans say they have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust in the media – down from 55 percent in 2000.

As political figures like Soros have a greater hand in influencing news narratives, Americans will increasingly turn elsewhere for their information.

Andrew Shirley is a veteran speechwriter and AMAC Newsline columnist. His commentary can be found on X at @AA_Shirley.

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zoe frost
zoe frost
1 month ago

As if 95% of media outlets, owned/run by America-destroying Commie/Globalist evil traitors isn’t enough, Soreazz is buying one of the remaining outlets providing truth. Another hit to our Constitutional Republic (that’s already hanging by a thread), it’s the rocket train to totalitarian tyranny on hyper warp speed (for anyone not in their exclusive club). They want those of us who don’t expire from their lab-created viruses, mRNA mystery concoction clot shots, waning food production as plants burn down under mysterious circumstances, dwindling farmland as evil expletives like Gates buy millions of acres, subservient, disarmed, eating bugs while they gorge on meat, lobster (all the foods denied to anyone but the wealthy), owning nothing, and too scared to do anything about it.
We’ve seen this before – Venezuela was once a thriving, prosperous country until the people stupidly gave up their weapons and then elected a Socialist to run the country. Fast forward to dictator Evil Madman Maduro… citizens scavenger for food in dumpsters and don’t have the means to fight the tyranny because they gave up the means to…and why the traitorous lefty/proggy Marxist Demonrats are desperate for gun control (confiscation, not anything to do with “safety”!!). AmeriKazuela is on the horizon if traitorous expletives like Soreazz, JoeBama and the rest of the comrades (aided and abetted by propagandized, indoctrinated useful idiots) aren’t stopped… it will be totalitarian tyranny hell on earth for us.

Theresa Coughlin
Theresa Coughlin
1 month ago

If anyone believes that Soros will have no influence over the editorial content of the radio stations he’s taking over, I can sell you the Brooklyn Bridge for a steal. Also, regarding Soros’ claim to the New York Times that he’s “trying to bend the arc of history in the right direction”: RIGHT DIRECTION ACCORDING TO WHO?!

Jim Halloran
Jim Halloran
1 month ago

Soros can buy all the radio stations in the world, but he cannot make us listen to their BS. The lefties have tried to do talk shows before but they failed. This time they will fail for the same reason. Nobody will listen to their nonsense and garbage.

sdg
sdg
1 month ago

Soros and his family need to be taken out as they are terrorists and traitors to America and its people. He should be put on the Most Wanted list of the FBI but not sure anymore is the FBI is just a tool for the leftist Marxist government that rules us now.
You people know that if the demoncrats win the elections in November by (of course) cheating, that we the regular American people will be slaves to the elitists, conservatism will be outlawed, guns taken away, Christian churches destroyed and the people that went to them hunted down and imprisoned. You think I’m extreme just watch and see!!!!!

J. FARLEY
J. FARLEY
1 month ago

Hitler’s little disciple keeps raising his ugly head, America should be ashamed for they know not what they are doing!
God Bless America, and may he protect us from George Soros!

Bill Smith
Bill Smith
1 month ago

Soros is not, never has been, a hyphenated American. He should be deported to Iran’s new claimed territory in the southern hemisphere.

Mary Blake
Mary Blake
1 month ago

Okay Elon step up and do your thing for free speech. Next maybe you buy Google and we can get the Internet back

Janet
Janet
1 month ago

Soros needs to go back to Hungry and face the music there. He and his businesses, foundations, etc. need to be stopped from the outrageous amount of funding he is providing. You should be limited to how much you can donate with all sources to accumulate together to reach that total. Ordinary citizens are not able to contribute thousands of dollars to a campaign and something needs to happen to reign in what the wealthy are doing. We are supposed to be a nation by and for the people, not by and for the wealthy.

Melinda
Melinda
1 month ago

This is really bad news. Talk radio is one of the few bastions of conservative thought and opinion. A few others have tried to do liberal talk shows and have folded (except for NPR, which should not be government funded). But Soros is wealthy enough to prop up these stations for a long time. His demise cannot come soon enough, although I know there are others in the wings. He’s an evil man.

Jackie
Jackie
1 month ago

Well, if he buys up the conservative station that I listen to (I only get one), then I guess I will just stop listening to the radio!!! I get angry, my blood pressure goes up and I can’t stand listening to the lying Democrats!!! These Democrat voters need to wake up to what the Democrat politicians have in store for us (and them, too)!! I can’t help but feel like there is going to be a big fight soon over our country and whether it’s going to be a communist/socialist country or a Constitutional Republic!!!

R Anthony
R Anthony
1 month ago

The Left have tried it before – remember the short-lived “Air America” radio network? I’m not worried about Soros buying Audacy. Only those who are already fooled will be fooled, and their numbers are actually starting to dwindle as they watch in horror the ugly reality taking shape around them. It’s been said that a lie repeated often enough will take on the appearance of being true; I call BS on that. Call me optimistic, but I believe that no matter HOW often a lie is repeated, it NEVER takes on the appearance of truth in the minds of those who know what the REAL truth is.

granky
granky
1 month ago

Just what we need, more outlets for left wing propaganda…………

Noreen Bromley
Noreen Bromley
1 month ago

Would someone please tell me how this man whose soul job seems to be destroying countries got to be a citizen here? He must have bought his way into a citizenship or are we really that dumb as to just allow him in. He’ s not allowed into the country of his birth if the article I read is true because he’s Jewish, but turned the Jewish citizens in his own country over to the Nazis…..he darn near destroyed England and now we’re being stupid enough to allow him to do it here…..revoke his citizenship and deport him and his son out of the USA before he totally succeeds….Please, it’s bad enough our President seems to be doing his damnedest to be doing it too so get rid of him before they decide to join forces

Doug C
Doug C
1 month ago

This ass needs a one-way trip to the train station

PaulE
PaulE
1 month ago

Actually, it is George Soros’ son who is in charge now and making these decisions. Oh and by the way, I guarantee you no one in Biden’s FCC will be raising any questions or concerns about this proposed deal. The Democrats are all for more consolidation of media assets in the hands of fellow leftists.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
1 month ago

Hurry up old man and die. Kyle L.

Susabella
Susabella
1 month ago

No one listens to liberal slanted talk shows. I don’t think any even exist. So what is he going to do just fill the airwaves with ads?

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago

I’m sure it will be just as successful as Air America and CNN+ was.

James
James
1 month ago

Just stop him these are public airwaves and this has to be approved, so shut him down.

cam
cam
1 month ago

It would be suicidal to underestimate the corrupt and evil rhetoric of socialism; it is capable to unleash its destruction, as we are now seeing in this nation, so let’s not think for a second that people will not be deceived. Indoctrination has a tightening hold on the necks of Americans. From elementary to higher education has been seized. We need to elect leaders who truly love America to stand up for its constitution and subsequent bill of rights. A word to all. America is under attack by Soros, left-wing influxes of other nations sending its people making goats out of our precious lambs. Deceived the children, and they will turn on their parents.

Brenda G
Brenda G
1 month ago

No to those financiers who have proven political agendas.This will definitely do more harm than a purchaser without the agendas. This slimeball, Soros ( Senior or Junior ) will not abide by the laws of our country. He/ they are master manipulators who are only interested in the world- Marxist and Communist control. Beware!

Maria
Maria
1 month ago

Now he will be able to spread more of his evilness. Because people such as Soros are always looking for ways to spew their hatred.

Marel
Marel
1 month ago

I’d like to see a list of stations. They’ll likely be directed at younger listeners.

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
1 month ago

Soros is the most corrupt person alive he will do anything to destroy this country. Just think who more then likely paid the BLM and Antifa when President Trump was in office they destroyed so much in this country. Now when our great Biden and his family is in power where are they now the BLM and Antifa disappeared. Soros is a communist he uses his money to corrupt this country. We need to stop him keep his face out of our country.

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
1 month ago

Propaganda, mama ganda and the little baby goslings.

Jeff Learman
Jeff Learman
1 month ago

Communist a-holes in Congress passed the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 during the Obama-BIDEN administration to repeal the law prohibiting the federal government from broadcasting propaganda to Americans from sources within America’s borders. Soros is merely doing what Soros does.
You can always trust Communists… to be Communists.

Rich
Rich
1 month ago

George Soros. The face of pure evil. Guess what George, Satan hates you to. He will destroy even you in the end. All your billions won’t save you.

SAMSON
SAMSON
1 month ago

AND we are letting him do it?? Why are they letting him do it??

John Riley
John Riley
1 month ago

At what point do his holdings become a monopoly?

G
G
1 month ago

He’s SATAN with a lot of flipping money

Johnny Hildebrand
Johnny Hildebrand
1 month ago

I don’t mind hearing any opposition viewpoints, but a clean discussion is important for good discourse. The typical left conversation has become a bashing of any person with a view not aligned with their own. He is only clearing out any dissenting opinions to push the left agenda.

Jacob Janetzke
Jacob Janetzke
1 month ago

We can SEE what he’s done. We can HEAR what he’s said. And, we can easily perceive him, lying.
That’s called anti- trust, right? It was a law?

Gary
Gary
1 month ago

The kenites are sitting in high places in this world. money positions ,banking positions, government positions Etc .Satan uses the four hidden dynasties the political the educational the economic and the religious

CB
CB
1 month ago

Still wondering why someone has killed that turd and his family!

SAW
SAW
1 month ago

I haven’t listened to talk radio in years. When my wife and I do listen to radio its new country!

Letts Brandon
Letts Brandon
1 month ago

I’ve lost so many televisions to Joe Biden, it’s literally impossible to pick all of the lead pellets out of them.

Steven
Steven
1 month ago

George Soros needs to repent for his sins . Come to find Christ before his life is over. Hell is a terrible place to live for eternity

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

2 Censor Talk Radio has 2 be

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