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Obama Controlling the ‘Facts’?

There is a disturbing link between Barack Obama, FactCheck.org, and William Ayers.  National Review reports that William Ayers and Barack Obama both served as co-chairs of the Chicago Annenburg Challenge.  Obama called for an $3.5 million dollar earmark for the Annenburg Foundation that sponsors FactCheck.org.  Several FactCheck articles have been viewed as promoting the Obama campaign line instead of truly acting as a fact checkers. Controlling the ‘facts’ is a hallmark of a totalitarian regime, and this is a truly unsettling connection.

Mission statement from FactCheck.org.

The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels.
The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation.

Requested Anneberg Earmark from Barack Obama  - Citation from Answers.BarackObama.com

Obama Requested $3.5 Million For The USC Annenberg Research Network.  In 2005, Obama requested $3.5 million for the USC Annenberg Research Network on International Communication, in partnership with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to support the deployment of pervasive broadband for education and economic development.Funding was for the construction of a large-scale broadband wireless systems in two communities—one in South Los Angeles and the other in small-town Illinois.  In each community, broadband network coverage will be provided over a minimum of about a half-square mile area, utilizing leading edge wireless technologies. In Los Angeles, this will include the five schools in USC’s immediate neighborhood, with about 8,000 K-12 students. USC also will provide wireless equipment and access to every family with a student entering the first grade of a new Science Center School, and in Illinois, a similar group of students will be selected to receive wireless equipment and access within the coverage area. The impact of these technologies on the students and their families will be tracked. [Obama Request Letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, 6/7/05]

Obama’s Challenge from the National Review

Let’s first review CAC’s [Chicago Annenburg Challenge] initial setup. In the first year, 1995, Obama headed the board, which made fiscal decisions, and Ayers co-chaired the Collaborative, which set education policy. During that first year, Obama’s formal responsibilities mandated close cooperation and coordination with the Collaborative. As board chair and president of the CAC corporation, Obama was authorized to “delegate to the Collaborative the development of collaborative projects and programs . . . to obtain assistance of the Collaborative in the development of requests for proposals . . . and to seek advice from the Collaborative regarding the programmatic aspects of grant proposals.” All this clearly involves significant consultation between the board, headed by Obama, and the Collaborative, co-chaired by Ayers.

Hat Tip to Death by 1000 Papercuts for first reporting this in their article Obama, Bill Ayers, and FactCheck.Org: All Have Ties To Annenberg Foundation

9 Responses to “Obama Controlling the ‘Facts’?”

  1. Wow. More scary info. The number of people that don’t know what is going on is scary.
    Looks like things will get worse before they get better.
    This is more proof of if you control the media you can control the world.
    Just like the Demon-crats that come out and blame republicans & George Bush for the things they caused and republicans tried to prevent.
    Now there isn’t an impartial source to factcheck the info.
    I have never been into these conspiracy theories, but wow. What is happening?

  2. [...] Hat Tip to Death by 1000 Papercuts for first reporting this in their article Obama, Bill Ayers, and FactCheck.Org: All Have Ties To Annenberg Foundation Obama Controlling the Facts [...]

  3. So FactCheck.org is funded by the Annenberg Foundation, which also funded Ayers and Obama’s “education” reforms. Obama’s Ministry of Truth, George Orwell style.

    Next time somebody quotes FactCheck.org, it must be pointed out that it’s an Obama propaganda outlet.

  4. Very disturbing! Maybe Ayers/Annenberg are also behind the financial meltdown?

    We need catch all these terrorists and conpsirators and send them to Guantanamo Bay.

    We should also try them for treason.

  5. Well, maybe your silly assertion would seem plausible if Annenberg (you misspelled it Annenburg) weren’t a conservative himself with ties to Reagan and Nixon who used his media platforms to promote a conservative agenda. But, as the conservative party is, at this very moment, splitting into one faction predominantly controlled by religious radicals and corporate centrists and into another represented by the older, more libertarian republican intellectuals, it would be understandable why a certain extremist group would be scared of Annenberg.

    In any case, what you’ve posted is an outright misrepresentation and a lie to boot. Yes Ayers and Obama sat on the same volunteer board and promoted CAC. But guess who else did? Conservative Northwestern University President Arnold Weber, a former advisor to both Nixon and Reagan. So by the same guilt by however tenuous association logic you use, Obama is really a Reagan republican masquerading as a democrat.

    Honestly, when will you idiots stop smoking the Rush Limbaugh weed and start thinking for yourselves?

  6. “During Obama’s time as Annenberg board chairman, Ayers’s own education projects received substantial funding. Indeed, during its first year, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge struggled with significant concerns about possible conflicts of interest. With a writ to aid Chicago’s public schools, the Annenberg challenge played a deeply political role in Chicago’s education wars, and as Annenberg board chairman, Obama clearly aligned himself with Ayers’s radical views on education issues. With Obama heading up the board and Ayers heading up the other key operating body of the Annenberg Challenge, the two would necessarily have had a close working relationship for years (therefore “exchanging ideas on a regular basis”). So when Ayers and Dorhn hosted that kickoff for the first Obama campaign, it was not a random happenstance, but merely further evidence of a close and ongoing political partnership. Of course, all of this clearly contradicts Obama’s dismissal of the significance of his relationship with Ayers.”


  7. [...] Hat Tip to Death by 1000 Papercuts for first reporting this in their article Obama, Bill Ayers, and FactCheck.Org: All Have Ties To Annenberg Foundation Obama Controlling the Facts [...]

  8. Exactly kmorrison33! Thank you.

  9. Luthiel -

    Well, I can name you a about a dozen of Zero’s close associates from before 2004. I did not learn the name of a single one of them from the MSMM. And every single one of them is noted for notoriety, infamy, corruption, treachery, murder, or worse: Ayers, Dohrn, Davis, Wright, Pfleger, Daley, Blagojevich, Farrakhan, for examples.

    So, without going to the computer, can you name me a single one of Zero’s associates from before 2004 that was an upstanding citizen with no ties to crime, corruption, radical religionists (Christian or Muslim), or Marxism?

    I. Think. Not.

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