How Gates Is Bankrolling the Media

Bill Gates’ image as an benevolent philanthropist is strong, despite several highly questionable plows, like a long-term relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and desire to reinvent African society and agricultural practices. Why haven’t you heard more about Gates’ dark side?

When you’re one of the richest parties in the world, you can buy virtually anything you want — including control of the media so that it only prints positive press. If you have enough money — and Bill Gates certainly does — you can even get major media fellowships like ViacomCBS, which runs MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and BET, among others, to insert your approved PSAs into their programming. 1

In the past, the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation( BMGF) funded the placement of “educational” senses in favourite Tv pictures such as “ER, ” “Law& Order: SVU” and “Private Practice, ” including topics such as HIV prevention, surgical safety and the spread of infectious diseases, i.e ., vaccinations. 2 But this is only the beginning.

Gates Gave $319 Million to Media

Generally speaking, fellowships be better than to pierce the pas that feeds them, and Bill Gates has had a hand in feeding hundreds of media shops and crusades. Via more than 30,000 grants, Gates has contributed at least $ 319 million to the media, Alan MacLeod, a senior staff writer for MintPress News, exposed. 3

“Recipients of this cash include many of America’s most important news outlets, including CNN, NBC, NPR, PBS and The Atlantic.

Gates also patronizes a multitude of influential foreign groups, including the BBC, Legal guardians, The Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom; prominent European newspapers such as Le Monde( France ), Der Spiegel( Germany) and El Pais( Spain ); as well as large-hearted global broadcasters like Al-Jazeera.”4

Examples of the Gates Foundations concessions include $24,663, 066 to NPR and $12,951, 391 to The Guardian. Another $3.6 million grant to CNN was earmarked for “report[ ing] on gender equality with a particular focus on least developed countries, raising journalism on the everyday prejudices endured by women and girls across the world, ” while a $2.3 million grant to the Texas Tribune was intended “to increase public awareness and date of educational reform matters within Texas.”5

“Given that Bill is one of the charter schools’ most passionate boosters, a cynic might understand this as planting pro-corporate charter school propaganda into the media, disguised as objective news reporting, ” MacLeod wrote. 6

Gates Also Bankrolls’ Investigative’ Journalism Centers

More than $38 million of Gates’ money has been funneled to investigative journalism centres. The majority — $20.4 million — went to the International Center for Journalists to “expand and develop African media.”7 Another $3.8 million went to Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism in Nigeria. It might appear that Gates is intent on creating more favorable PR in Africa.

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa( AGRA ), an organization funded by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, 8 is essentially a Gates Foundation subsidiary, and while some of the research project appear to be beneficial, most of its goals are centered on promoting biotechnology and chemical fertilizers. AGRA was launched in 2006 with funding from the Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

After more than a decade, AGRA’s influence has significantly deteriorated developments in the situation in the 18 African nations targeted by this “philanthropic” endeavor. Hunger under AGRA’s direction increased by 30% and rural poverty rose dramatically. 9,10

Objectivity Becomes Impossible

Gates’ tentacles are far-reaching in the press. From press and journalism associations to journalistic grooming, Gates is an overarching keeper of the press, which shapes true objective reporting pertaining to Gates himself — or his many initiatives — almost impossible. According to MacLeod: 11

“Today, it is possible for an individual to civilize as a reporter thanks to a Gates Foundation concession, find work at a Gates-funded outlet, and to belong to a press association funded by Gates. This is especially true of writers working in the fields of health, education and world-wide growing, the ones Gates himself is most active in and where scrutiny of the billionaire’s acts and motives are most necessary.”

Writing in the Columbia Journalism Review, 12 Tim Schwab also examined the recipients of practically 20,000 Gates Foundation concedes be submitted to major media firms, including BBC, NBC, Al Jazeera, ProPublica, National Journal, The Guardian and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Ironically, “The foundation even cured money a 2016 report1 3 from the American Press Institute that was used to develop guidelines1 4 on how newsrooms can maintain editorial independence from humanitarian funders, ” Schwab writes, supplementing, “Gates’s generosity appears to have helped foster an increasingly friendly media environment for the world’s more visible charity.”

But as you might suspect, Gates’ donations come with strings attached. Those given to NPR were intended to target coverage of world health and education: 15

“When Gates returns fund to newsrooms, it restricts how the money is used — often for topics, like world-wide health care and education, on which the foundation wields — which can help elevate its agenda in the news media.

For example, in 2015 Gates handed $383,000 to the Poynter Institute, a widely-cited authority on journalism morals … earmarking the funds’ to improve the accuracy in worldwide media of claims related to global state and development.’ Poynter senior vice president Kelly McBride said Gates’s money was passed on to media fact-checking locates …

Since 2000, the Gates Foundation has given NPR $17.5 million[ now up to $ 24.6 million1 6] through 10 benevolent concessions — all of them earmarked for coverage of world health and education, specific issues on which Gates acts …

Even when NPR publishes critical reporting on Gates, it can feel wrote. In February 2018, NPR loped a narrative headlined’ Bill Gates Addresses’ Tough Questions’ on Poverty and Power.’ The’ tough questions’ NPR posed in this Q& A were mostly based on a schedule curated by Gates himself, which he previously answered in a letter posted to his foundation’s website.”

Are Gates’ Power and Wealth Dangerous?

The level of Gates’ wealth is unfathomable to most people. With a net worth of $130.5 billion, 17 he provides incredible influence over education, health and social plans. Speaking with MintPress News, Linsey McGoey, a prof of sociology at the University of Essex, U.K ., explained that Gates’ philanthropy comes with a price: 18

“Philanthropy can and is being used deliberately to divert attention away from different forms of economic exploitation that underpin world difference today.

The brand-new’ philanthrocapitalism’ threatens democracy by increasing the power of the corporate sector at the expense of the public sector organizations, which increasingly face fund pinches, in part by overly remunerating for-profit organizations to deliver public services that could be delivered more inexpensively without private sector involvement.”

The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest charitable organization in the world, with a rely endowment evaluated at $43.5 billion and yearly subsidy remittances in excess of$ 3 billion yearly. 19 In addition to being one of the largest contributors to the World Health Organization, with heavy those participating in world public health, the Gates Foundation is deeply involved in agricultural improvement. 20

In a report by Global Justice Now, the excessive world-wide influence held by the Gates Foundation is illustrated, starting with the$ 2 billion the foundation has spent on agriculture, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

“It is the world’s fifth largest donor to agriculture, spending $389 million in 2013; only Germany, Japan, Norway and the US have larger bilateral aid programmes to agriculture, ” the report mentioned, and, “With funding comes in influence.”2 1

Gates not only controls the media but is also the largest owner of farmland in the U.S. 22 By 2030, Gates is push forward drastic, fundamental changes, including widespread uptake of bogu meat, adoption of next-generation nuclear energy and the growth of a fugus as a new type of nutritional protein. 23

Meanwhile, the deadline Gates has given to reach “net zero” carbon emissions is 2050,24 another red flag. Navdanya’s report, “Earth Democracy: Connecting Rights of Mother Earth to Subject of human rights and Well-Being of All, ” clarifies: 25

“ …’ Net Zero’ is a new strategy to get rid of small farmers in first through’ digital farming’ and’ farm without farmers’ and then through additional burdens of forgery carbon accounting.

Carbon counterbalances and the brand-new accounting prank of’ net zero’ does not mean zero releases. It implies the rich polluters will continue to pollute and also grab the shore and resources of those who have not polluted — indigenous people and small farmers — for carbon offsets.”

Who Else Is Controlling the Media?

Gates’ power over the media is immense, but he’s a not a sole actor. Other participates in media see include BlackRock and the Vanguard Group, the two largest asset management houses in the world, which also limit Big Pharma. 26 They’re at the top of a pyramid that restricts basically everything, but you don’t hear about their terrifying monopoly because they too own the media.

Blackrock and Vanguard hold massive interests in critical companies, and Vanguard includes a large share of Blackrock. In turn, Blackrock has been called the “fourth branch of government” by Bloomberg as they are the only private conglomerate that has financial agreements to lend money to the central banking system. 27 Aside from nature media, the companies controlled by Blackrock and Vanguard span everything from entertainment and airlines to social media and communications.

Below is a list of companies in which Vanguard and Blackrock strategically braced a large investment interest. Consider how the products and services provided by these companies are inextricably intertwined with your daily life. 28









Bayer Pharmaceuticals



Coca Cola





Viacom( CBS)



The New York Times

Agricultural Bank of China


American Airlines

United Airlines


Zimmer Biomet Holdings

Volkswagen AG

Ford Motor Company

As is illuminated in the video, “The Puppet Masters Portfolios, ” Vanguard and Blackrock: 29

” … own the news that’s been created, they own the deployment of the news that’s been created, they own the lives of the reporters that are reporting the information that’s being distributed that’s being created on your Tv screen. CBS, FOX, ABC, it doesn’t matter which you’re watching.”

As it stands, it’s important be borne in mind that conventional media are under the control of strong affects — be it Bill Gates, Blackrock or Vanguard — and their primary intent isn’t to give you objective information but, rather, to further the agendas of those influences.


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