Opinion Why Don’t We Hear About Soros’ Ties to Over 30 Major News Organizations? By Dan Gainor Published May 11, 2011 | FoxNews.com Print Email Share Comments (313) Editor’s note: This is the first of a two part series on George Soros and the media. When liberal investor George Soros gave $1.8 million to National Public Radio , it became part of the firestorm of controversy that jeopardized NPR’s federal funding. But that gift only hints at the widespread influence the controversial billionaire has on the mainstream media. Soros, who spent $27 million trying to defeat President Bush in 2004, has ties to more than 30 mainstream news outlets – including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC and ABC.