1. Have you seen the posts by our less informed colleagues challenging the idea that the media is Leftist? Consider this story the next time you read one of those misguided individuals . 2. New York-based nonprofit news organization ProPublica is getting a boost from NBC, thanks to its new owner Comcast. And New York television viewers will see more investigative stories . a partnership with ProPublica ProPublica, which does extensive investigative reporting and data mining, ProPublica will receive a donation from NBC, and, in return, will get a wider audience for its stories. http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20111206/MEDIA_ENTERTAINMENT/111209923 3. This is how deeply the Left has infiltrated every form of information disseminaton from Wikipedia: ProPublica is a non-profit corporation based in New York City. It describes itself as an independent non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest ProPublica has partnered with more than 50 different news organizations, ProPublica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 4. So who is ProPublica? The best comparison would be to say that NBC just agreed to take its news from the old Pravda. a. ProPublica began funded by a billionaire husband and wife team who not only spent millions campaigning for President Obama but also topped donor lists to groups like ACORN and MoveOn.org. On its website, Pro Publica describes itself as championing the values of the weak against the strong. b. The $10 million yearly grant from Herbert and Marion Sandler, the former chief executives of the Golden West Financial Corporation, which was one of the nations largest mortgage lenders and savings and loans. Just before the financial crisis, the Sandlers in 2008 sold their business to the Wachovia Corporation for about $26 billion. The Sandlers are major donors to the Democratic Party and are top funders of ACORN, MoveOn.org, the American Civil Liberties Union and other far-leftist groups like Human Rights Watch. NBC newsroom gets fresh leftist invasion. Network teams up with 5. Still not convinced about the control of the media? Perhaps these Leftists simply want to invest in excellence in journalism? Think again. This from the Left-leaning Slate:Slate journalist Jack Shafer raised questions [http://www.slate.com/articles/news_...what_do_herbert_and_marion_sandler_want.html] about Pro Publica's ability to provide independent nonpartisan journalism given the nature of Sandler's other political donations which include "giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic Party campaigns." The concern was borne out in a vicious December 2008 attack on natural gas drilling that followed the Democrat no-American-energy agenda. Pro Publica 6. From the Capital Research Center: ProPublica churns out little more than left-wing hit pieces about Sarah Palin and blames the U.S. government for giving out too little foreign aid. http://www.capitalresearch.org/pubs/pdf/v1241117859.pdf 7. Oh and BTW .The Associated Press today announced a program to promote nonprofit investigative journalism, including articles from ProPublica, to its members for republication. The material will be distributed to AP membersincluding essentially all of the nations leading newspapersthrough the Web-based delivery system AP Exchange . Associated Press Joins Steal Our Stories Movement - ProPublica 8. So, what is going on? Capital Research Center (op. cit.) explains it this way: Create a media outlet that will produce left-wing investigative hit pieces that can be given to cash-strapped newspapers at no cost. NBC AP wherever you get your news .The Left has a well-funded effort underway.