We recently noted that legislators block Soros funded “investigative journalism” center at the University of Wisconsin -Madison.

Brandon Dutcher, vice president for policy at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, offers further analysis based on experience with his state’s institutions.

Wisconsin is a state where the Republicans at times can actually be bold. Doubtless many of them recognize that, as David Horowitz once put it, the modern university “has become a farm system for the Democratic Party and the radical left.” Lefty nonprofits are free to practice journalism, of course, but why should the state’s taxpayers be forced to participate?

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is funded in part by George Soros, a left-wing billionaire who gives generously to more than 180 different media-related organizations. As the Media Research Center reported in 2011, “Since 2003, Soros has spent more than $52 million funding media properties, including the infrastructure of news — journalism schools, investigative journalism, and even industry organizations. And that number is an understatement.”

It’s not just journalism, of course. Believing America to be a racist, oppressive, sexist society, Soros, an atheist with a self-described messianic impulse to remake the world in his image, uses his philanthropy to facilitate social change on a grand scale. ….And given the enormity of Soros’s philanthropic giving, Horowitz’s organization points out, “a strong case can be made for the claim that Soros today affects American politics and culture more profoundly than any other living person.”

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is a member of the Investigative News Network (INN) — also funded by Soros — a network of 82 nonprofit newsrooms whose story selection and narrative frameworks clearly place them on the left (Mother Jones is one of INN’s newest members).

Another INN member is here in my home state. Oklahoma Watch is housed at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. (OU is not as liberal as UW-Madison, but it’s not for lack of effort.) From the Oklahoma Watch website:

Oklahoma Watch has a close partnership with the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Oklahoma Watch website was designed by faculty and students. Research and reporting efforts for the Women in Prison project also have been supplemented by class involvement through the college. Dr. Joe Foote is the dean of Gaylord College and serves on the executive committee of the Oklahoma Watch Board of Directors. Oklahoma Watch’s main offices are housed in Gaylord Hall.

I’ll keep my eyes and ears open and let you know when a conservative news operation sets up shop in the OU journalism school.