Soros Conviction Upheld in Europe: Mainstream Media Still Clamoring for Koch Brothers Conspiracies by Joel B. Pollak 7 Oct 2011 post a comment Share This: George Soros, billionaire investor and grand patron of the American institutional left, has just failed in his attempt to have his 2002 conviction for insider trading in France overturned. He plans to appeal. The Soros result has gone virtually unnoticed in the U.S. media, which has paid more attention to a rather lame attempt by Bloomberg Markets magazine to develop the Koch brothers conspiracy theory into a tale of global corruption. How bad was that article? The Atlantic summed it up nicely: The article purports to be a hard-hitting exposé on the giant multinational, run by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. According to Bloomberg, 14 reporters around the globe worked for six months on the story. What did they turn up? Really, shockingly little. And what's worse: from the very outset, the reporters' bias against the Koch brothers is utterly clear. Meanwhile, Media Matters for America--the Soros-funded, self-appointed would-be censor of conservative opinion--continues hankering after the Koch brothers. And just in time to catch the Astroturf fever of #OccupyWallStreet, Democrats are rumored to be heading to this weekend's Sunday news shows armed with talking points about the Koch brothers' alleged past dealings in Iran through a foreign subsidiary. Yet Rahm Emanuel, who will appear on NBC's Meet the Press, and Nancy Pelosi, who will appear on ABC's This Week, received campaign contributions from companies alleged to have operated in Iran through subsidiaries--including Honeywell, for example, which has contributed to both. If Emanuel and Pelosi bring up Koch, will NBC's David Gregory and ABC's Christiane Amanpour ask them about their own contributors, and about Soros? We'll see.