This would be a great joke if it wasn’t so sad:
Prior to fiscal 2010, we were supported entirely by three sources: funds from the APPC’s own resources (specifically an endowment created in 1993 by the Annenberg Foundation at the direction of the late Walter Annenberg, and a 1995 grant by the Annenberg Foundation to fund APPC’s Washington, D.C., base); additional funds from the Annenberg Foundation; and grants from the Flora Family Foundation.
In 2010, we began accepting donations from individual members of the public for the first time, responding to many unsolicited offers of support from our subscribers. We launched our first public appeal for donations in April 2010.
At that time we also decided to disclose our finances in greater detail, so that our readers may judge for themselves whether or not any of those individual donations could influence us.We do not seek and have never accepted, directly or indirectly, any funds from unions, partisan organizations or advocacy groups. We do not accept funds from corporations with the exception of Facebook, which provides funding as part of Facebook’s initiative to debunk viral deceptions, and Google, which provided a one-time grant to support our COVID-19 coverage in 2020. Neither corporation seeks nor is given any control over our editorial decisions.
- We don’t accept money from corporations, except the worst ones possible.
- We don’t accept money from corporations, except the most leftist ones possible.
Fiscal Year 2021, Second Quarter (three months ending December 31, 2020)
Individual donors: $97,064
Fiscal Year 2021, First Quarter (three months ending Sept. 30, 2020)
Individual donors: $41,017
Fiscal Year 2020 (12 months ending June 30, 2020)
Annenberg Foundation: $207,632
Stanton Foundation: $50,000
Individual donors: $139,230
- We don’t accept money from corporations, except for a majority (> 50%) of our money which comes from corporations.
Can I put a “False” Fact Check on that one? How moronic can this supposed truth-seeking company be?
Also, lest we forget, they also mentioned the APPC and the Stanton Foundation in the financial disclosures.
Where the APPC is in a far-left university that specifically “looks at” the intersection of media, communication, and public policy:
ANNENBERG PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
The Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) conducts and disseminates research, hosts lectures, and convenes round table discussions highlighting questions about the intersection of media, communication, and public policy. The APPC’s new facility will contain offices, conference rooms, broadcast facilities, and a multi-purpose Agora housing a variety of APPC and University events. The project is located near the center of Penn’s campus, surrounded by older brick and limestone structures. Its material palette of layered glass and wood complements nearby buildings, while still presenting a modern and open image – a warm transparency.
That just rings of no bias, doesn’t it?
Or what about Stanton?
Where the foundation was created by Frank Stanton, who was president of CBS (far leftist) and also served as chairman of the Rand Corporation (leftist Think Tank – over 91% donated to dems historically).
Where the foundation has donated millions upon millions to Wikipedia and its affiliates, which has notoriously moved leftist over the past few decades:
- Co-Founder Of Wikipedia Says Wikipedia Is Leftist Trash
- The Left-Wing Control of Wikipedia Continues
- Wikipedia Lies. They Have Always Been Compromised
Seems kind of strange that every single one of the major sources of income for the Fact Check website are heavily leftist. Must be a coincidence, surely.
It’s enough to not trust a company when the majority of their revenue from from a [corporation] such as Facebook, even if FactCheck doesn’t seem to understand that they are, in fact, a corporation. But adding all of these other sources just makes it even more obvious.
Follow the money. It always leads you to the answers.