As we move into the final month of 2021, we’re closing it out the year strong with a November that saw media hits from outlets as varied as Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and the New Jersey Star-Ledger. We’ve continued to cover the issues important to the American people, including election integrity, gerrymandering, the Black Lives Matter aftermath, media malfeasance, Soros DAs, and so much more.
A highlight includes our President Scott Walter talking donor freedom and philanthropic intent on the Donor’s Trust podcast. It’s an issue few people really know much about, but the role philanthropy plays in political activism is one we hope to elevate and cement in the public consciousness.
Please enjoy the best media hits of November 2021.
“Minneapolis 1 Year After the BLM Protests: Did It Really Help?”
Just the News, John Solomon Reports, Scott Walter (Guest), November 5, 2021
President of Capital Research Center, Scott Walter, talks about the investigative video series on Black Lives Matter (sponsored by CRC). The first video in the series, Minneapolis Shakedown, features testimonials of community members explaining the devastation caused by the riots, and the lack of support they have received from BLM. Watch on BLMAftermath.com.
“Sarah Lee Talks About BLM Aftermath”
The Outlaws Radio Show, Sarah Lee (Guest), November 8, 2021
Sarah Lee talks about the “BLM Aftermath” project, Kobe’s gift to his family, and a New Low in Politics
“Democrats Are Using the Same 2020 Election Shenanigans to Overtake Virginia This Year”
The Federalist, Hayden Ludwig (Op-Ed), November 1, 2021
Virginia’s hotly contested gubernatorial race is just days away, and with Republican Glenn Youngkin and former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe tied in the polls, the professional left isn’t leaving anything to chance. A McAuliffe defeat is largely considered a bellwether for congressional Democrats in the 2022 midterms.
So how do Democrats plan to ensure a McAuliffe win and a subsequent retention of power in the state and U.S. Senate? By using the same tactic they used in the 2020 national contest: profligate mail-in voting and fake grassroots get-out-the-vote efforts funding by philanthropies and wealthy leftists, a strategy revealed through Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s gift to the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL).
“Zuckerberg’s Election Meddling Could Be Emulated by Foreign Interests”
Legal Insurrection, Parker Thayer (Op-Ed), November 21, 2021
Mark Zuckerberg’s invention opened U.S. elections up to manipulation by foreign powers that everyone should be aware of.
No, not Facebook. His other invention. The private funding of public election offices.
When Zuckerberg contributed roughly $400 million to the Center for Tech and Civic Life to privately finance public election offices, he was the first person ever to do so. It was a strategy simply unheard of before 2020. And this second invention of the billionaire, who became famous for his serious effect on tech, had a serious effect on elections.
“White Elites Are Using Black Trauma to Abandon Black America”
Newsweek, Darvio Morrow, November 20/21
Speaking of those riots, it’s not just that white progressives demure from calling out and stopping the violence. The riots in Minneapolis in the wake of George Floyd‘s killing represented “one of the worst cases of white supremacy that we’ve ever seen,” as Reverend McAfee put it in the docuseries “BLM Aftermath.” BLM Aftermath examines the current state of cities that were impacted by those riots. It tracks how the riots devastated the community but also created an opportunity for white people to buy up distressed assets and price Black people out. In other words, in a cruel, ironic twist, Wokeism is exacerbating gentrification.
Donors Trust Podcast, Scott Walter (Guest), November 9, 2021
Charitable givers on the political left are celebrated by those in the mainstream media. Charitable givers on the political right, however, are rebuked and accused of being part of a “dark money” conglomerate. There are people, though, working to set the record straight and share the positive things happening in conservative philanthropy—stories that aren’t splashed on the front-page of the New York Times, even when these stories deserve prominent above-the-fold placement.
DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett in the fifth episode of the Giving Ventures podcast talks with Elizabeth McGuigan, director of policy at the Philanthropy Roundtable; Jennifer Butler, a consultant for People United for Privacy; and Scott Walter, president of Capital Research Center to talk all things philanthropy. The guests give a broad overview of what’s happening in conservative philanthropy and what their organizations are doing to protect donor freedom and advance philanthropic giving on the political right.
“Milwaukee DA Shines Spotlight on Liberal Prosecutors”
Washington Examiner, Kaelan Deese, November 26, 2021
“Though he hasn’t received any funding from Soros, Chisholm clearly embraces the George Soros brand of justice, and intends to bring the same policies that caused crime waves in Philadelphia, Chicago, and St. Louis to Milwaukee,” said Parker Thayer, a research assistant at Capital Research Center who analyzes big-name donations to political candidates.
Waukesha, coupled with a spate of shoplifting incidents in California , has once again shone the spotlight on this group of liberal prosecutors, some of whom are partially backed by money from billionaire philanthropist Soros, who advocates for criminal justice reform and other issues via the funneling of money through various political action committees.
Philadelphia Justice and Public Safety, a Soros-funded political action committee, spent nearly $1.7 million to help the recently reelected Democratic District Attorney Larry Krasner win in the 2017 election. Similarly, Soros funded $444,000 of the funds donated to Krasner’s campaign by the Pennsylvania Justice and Public Safety PAC, according to data collected by the Capital Research Center, a conservative think tank.