Righties used to believe Bill and Hill were the sources of all evil. But recently they’ve become obsessed with the notion that George Soros’s money is behind everything they dislike, including the leftie blogosphere.
Soros threw some big money around to defeat George W. Bush during the 2004 election campaigns. In 2006, the Soros Fund drizzled $2,000 donations among several Democratic candidates and $20,466 each to the House and Senate Democratic campaign committees. Other than that, I’m not aware Soros has given substantial amounts of money to any leftie political organization since 2004. Again, it’s possible I missed something. But my understanding is that, since his money failed to swing the 2004 election, Soros’s donations to leftie political causes mostly dried up.
I may be misinformed, of course. Soros doesn’t exactly check in with me about what he’s up to. But if Soros were underwriting any part of the leftie blogosphere — including firedoglake — I’m sure I would have heard about it. I haven’t, and he ain’t.