By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media
According to a New York Times Magazine interview with Ben Rhodes, the White House actively created a mainstream media “echo chamber” to bolster its pursuit of a disastrous nuclear deal with Iran. Now, recent news reports indicate that this echo chamber was created in cooperation with the Ploughshares Fund, a group that influenced the mainstream media to advocate for the deal by sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to media organizations such as NPR, Mother Jones and The Nation, as well as to other like-minded groups.
“We had test drives to know who was going to be able to carry our message effectively, and how to use outside groups like Ploughshares, the Iran Project and whomever else,” said Rhodes during his recent interview with The New York Times Magazine. “So we knew the tactics that worked.”
Ploughshares is a left-wing organization funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.