'Disinfo Reporter' Embarrassingly Trips Over Himself in Rush to De-Link Alvin Bragg From George Soros

With news breaking Thursday night of former President Donald Trump’s indictment by a Manhattan grand jury has come renewed focus on the District Attorney in the case, Alvin Bragg, and his ties to billionaire Democrat backer George Soros.


Soros, as RedState readers will recall, has for years now unapologetically thrown billions of dollars into supporting so-called “reform-minded” prosecutors that are notoriously soft on crime, including the since-recalled former San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

Bragg, too, has in the past been noted for his soft-on-crime positions for violent offenders while at the same time trying to punish victims who acted in self-defense.

Though it’s indisputable that Soros has backed Alvin Bragg, watch the word games put on full display by NBC News “disinformation reporter” Ben Collins in the tweet below where he tries (and fails) to de-link Bragg from Soros:

“In reality, Soros has ‘has never met or spoken to Alvin Bragg,'” as though never meeting face to face or speaking directly with someone means you don’t or haven’t backed them.


I guess if we were to go by Ben Collins’ “standards,” most Americans have never “backed” a single politician since most of us have never met face-to-face or spoken with any of the candidates for public office to who we’ve contributed money.

What makes Collins’ claim even more embarrassing for him is that in the very CNBC link he uses, the reporters pointed out exactly how Soros supported Bragg without interacting with him personally (bolded emphasis added by me):

Most of the criticism of Bragg appears to stem from support, and later political pressure, he received from the racial justice group Color of Change, which tries to influence government and corporate policy around the country. Soros donated $1 million to the Color of Change PAC in 2021. The Soros-funded Open Society Policy Center also piled $7 million into the group’s separate 501(c)(4) arm that year.

Yet, those familiar with the contributions said that the money the billionaire and his organization gave to Color of Change was not earmarked to back Bragg’s campaign, or intended to be used in an effort to pressure the DA.

Soros’ $1 million check to the Color of Change PAC, the largest individual donation it received in the 2022 election cycle, came days after it endorsed Bragg for district attorney and pledged more than $1 million in spending to support his candidacy, according to records.


Even more humiliating for Collins? His own news network reported earlier this month that Bragg was supported by Soros through the PAC:

The comments came after Trump late last week announced that he expected he would be arrested in the ongoing case in Manhattan on Tuesday. Liberal megadonor George Soros, through the Color of Change PAC, supported Bragg’s campaign for Manhattan DA.

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It’s par for the course for Soros and other rich mega-donors to filter their money through various dark money organizations, as Fox News Digital noted two weeks ago:

Soros’ district attorney operation usually involves his longtime treasurer, Whitney Tymas, establishing “pop-up” political action committees in states where he targets the races. Once set up, the financier injects money into the PACs, which tend to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars backing his preferred candidates. The PACs typically dissolve after the elections.

In Bragg’s case, this did not happen. Instead, Soros donated $1 million in May 2021 to the Color of Change PAC, which in the following weeks spent cash backing Bragg’s candidacy. The timing of the money makes it likely it aided the efforts.


I should point out for the record that Collins’ left-wing bias is so obvious and out there that his employer felt they had no choice but to temporarily suspend him from providing on-air commentary about Twitter CEO Elon Musk for several weeks in December after Collins went overboard in a series of tweets about Musk earlier that month.

So it shouldn’t be any surprise to anyone that he’s still at it, albeit with a different target.

Sorry not sorry, Ben Collins, but the facts in this situation – as is the case with most things you “report” – do not care about your feelings.

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