WND's Aaron Klein Drags Out Tired Right-Wing Bogeymen To Stoke Fears Of White House Staffer
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World Net Daily writer Aaron Klein is lashing out at new White House Director of Special Innovation Jonathan Greenblatt by typing the innocuous words "Soros," "social justice" and "Google" over, and over, and over again.
Klein invokes right-wing bogeyman George Soros a total of eight times in his piece, pointing to Greenblatt's past affiliation with the Aspen Institute. Klein conveniently leaves out the fact that David Koch is a member of the Aspen board.
Indeed, Klein claims that The Aspen Institute "works closely with Soros and even was reportedly used by the billionaire in a failed attempt to engineer the defeat of President Bush in the 2004 elections." Klein indicates that it was "used by" Soros when he held a meeting there in 2004. However, The Aspen Institute clearly shows that it has conference centers that are "popular meeting places for outside groups" and can be rented out by anyone.
Klein also erroneously claims that in addition to his White House position, Greenblatt "doubles as the director of a social justice group funded by George Soros." Greenblatt resigned from The Aspen Institute for his White House position.
Aaron Klein also lashed out about the fact that Greenblatt founded "a civic service company" - actually non-profit organization All For Good - that "works in partnership with Google" and that Greenblatt "has several ties to Google." It's not clear what is problematic about "ties to Google." All For Good was recently acquired by the Points of Light Institute, which was founded in honor of former President George H.W. Bush and whose current chairman is Neil Bush - not exactly a radical association. Incidentally, Google just held a Republican presidential debate with Fox News.