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Liberal Group Asked Soros for $750K to Fund Spin in Favor of Iran Deal

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By    |   Thursday, 18 Aug 2016 02:32 PM

A liberal group and partner of the White House solicited billionaire George Soros for $750,000 to help fund positive spin for the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

The Ploughshares Fund wanted to pay "experts" to extol the virtues of the controversial deal and the solicitation of Soros' group, Open Society Foundations, was exposed in a leak, the Free Beacon reported.

The funding proposal was titled "Defending Iran Nuclear Diplomacy" and the funds would drive "mainstream and social media outreach by validators along with other public and private efforts to shape the debate in support of an agreement and continued diplomacy," according to the Free Beacon.

"Now we find out that the architects of the Iran echo chamber were soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars from dark money groups to pour into manipulating the media and pushing fabricated experts into the mainstream," a foreign policy consultant told the Free Beacon.

To wit: The Washington Post, publishing an op-ed by a contributor who was employed by organizations that had received money from Ploughshares, and NPR, which took monies directly from Ploughshares, were exposed for their efforts in support the deal, the Free Beacon reported.

"The request provides a glimpse into efforts by the White House and its allies to strengthen its grasp on the media in order to prevent negative coverage of the Iran agreement," the Free Beacon wrote in summary.

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A liberal group and partner of the White House solicited billionaire George Soros for $750,000 to help fund positive spin for the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
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