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ProPublica (recipient of Soros $) works with CAIR and SPLC to silence speech

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 21, 2017

……including mine apparently.

(By the way, see my post yesterday about how twitter is messing with accounts like mine.)

Last week Leo Hohmann writing at World Net Daily wrote an article about ProPublica coordinating with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Although frightening information in these dark days when free speech is under attack, I didn’t relate it to my decade-long research about the US Refugee Admissions Program.  Silly me!

First, here is what Hohmann said on Friday:

An investigative journalism center is passing off as fact a report by the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations that hate crimes against American mosques jumped sharply in 2015 and continue to occur at historically high rates — about once every three days.

ProPublica is a New York City-based nonprofit journalism center partially funded by billionaire George Soros that shares data-driven investigative stories with newspapers of all sizes and local TV stations across the United States.

See list of more than 100 U.S. newspapers, websites and TV stations that “partner” with the Soros-backed ProPublica.

But ProPublica‘s newest project on hate crimes is raising eyebrows because of its reliance on a questionable source for its data. The report says more than 370 “hate incidents” directed at U.S. mosques and Islamic centers have been catalogued by CAIR since April 2013.

“Most of the incidents are threats to worshippers’ lives or acts of vandalism,” according to the report, which depends solely on CAIR for its list of anti-Muslim hate crimes.

CAIR, which ProPublica refers to as simply “a civil rights group,” has been tied to the extremist Muslim Brotherhood and the terrorist organization Hamas.


ProPublica has received funding from the Soros’s Open Society Foundations, the Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corp., Hewlett Foundation, Sandler Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies.

Continue here.

ProPublica investigating me!

Imagine my surprise to see this morning that a reporter from ProPublica had written to me on Friday and gave me a 5 p.m. deadline to answer their questions.

Here is the entire e-mail from reporter Lauren Kirchner.  I know money matters greatly to these Leftists, but do they really think that I’ve devoted 10 years to researching and writing about how the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program needs to be reformed FOR MONEY.

Whatever they were writing has apparently been published, but I have no clue what they finally reported.

If you see it let me know.


Lauren Kirchner <>

Aug 18 (3 days ago)
to me

Hello Ms. Corcoran,

I am a reporter at ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom in New York. I am contacting you to let you know that we are including your website in a list of sites that have been designated as hate or extremist by the American Defamation League or the Southern Poverty Law Center. We have identified all the tech platforms that are supporting websites on the ADL and SPLC lists.

We would like to ask you a few questions:

1) Do you disagree with the designation of your website as hate or extremist? Why?

2) We identified one tech company on your website, PayPal. Can you confirm that you receive funds from your relationship with those them? How would the loss of those funds affect your operations, and how would you be able to replace them?

3) Have you been shut down by other tech companies for being an alleged hate or extremist web site? Which companies?

4) Many people opposed to sites like yours are currently pressuring tech companies to cease their relationships with them – what is your view of this campaign? Why?

Our deadline is 5pm EST today.

Thank you,

Lauren Kirchner





Here is my response to Ms. Kirchner (LOL! I am so offended!):

Dear Lauren,

I am a one person blogger. I have no funding. I get a few bucks here and there from grateful readers that goes to my pay pal account.

I have been voicing my research findings and my opinions for ten years as a charitable gift of my personal time (note that there is no advertising on my blog).

The SPLC is despicable. They are such liars!

Again, I have no group! It is just me in my basement doing research.

I check my e-mail infrequently so just seeing your e-mail this morning.

Do whatever you want, it will only solidify public opinion against the SPLC and your publication for silencing speech you don’t like.

Yours truly,

Ann Corcoran

Alas, no retirement for me!

They truly don’t understand that there are Americans who are fighting for an important cause and whenever in the future I’m tempted to retire from my lucrative blogging work, I’ll remind myself of this and keep on going if it kills me! 

More later, in the meantime, see me and my hate group here!

31 Responses to “ProPublica (recipient of Soros $) works with CAIR and SPLC to silence speech”

  1. A Trinity of Anns! Ann Corcoran, Ann Coulter, Ann Barnhardt. You are in most excellent company, my dear! I’m coining a new word for y’all: Congrimmolations! That’s the congratulatory salutation upon finding out you have been named a martyr worthy of a trumped-up hate and slander.


  2. Pro is supposed to be non-partisan. In the past it has exposed all kinds of corruption under both Democratic and Republican administrations, both nationally and in various states. I suggest everyone write to them and say that they are undermining their claim of being “non-partisan” when they use the SPLC to define hate groups. Tell them that it is a blight to their formerly good name to smear the efforts of sincere people who hold different political opinions! I have already written to them and posted comments. I hope all the readers here will also.


  3. I’ve sent them a “Denunciation” book cover plus my a page from my book on the Gestapo File! What yellow journalism! Slanted and biased crap they write! All to protect CAIR ! Who is responsible for September 11th? Wasn’t the Methodists!
    And I pulled all my funds from PayPal yesterday and am setting up an alternate transfer link. Geez.


  4. Judy K. Warner said

    Ann, did you see Robert Spencer’s post on his receipt of the same letter? Judy

    Sent from my iPad



  5. Congrats Ann Corcoran. The I$I$ have targeted you for Hate and extremism and as we all know that is their term for the TRUTH. Coming from a Soros front it’s like receiving an achievement award. Looking forward to seeing you on the SPLC’s list soon.


    • Ann Corcoran said

      Oh, I am already there. See their hate map. And, here is what I said about it in February:


      • I see now, thank you. The SPLC has been implicated in Oklahoma City and other events that make it a real enemy to people of this country. Morris Dees, alleged pedophile by his ex-wife has made millions with this organization and has a history with the KKK. He now hides and let’s Mr. Mark Potok front this affiliate for America’s transformation. There are too many of these groups to count anymore and our time and liberties are shrinking at an alarming rate. Not likely a revelation to most of us by now. Destroy the family, sovereignty. inheritance, patriotism, private property and religion…. game over. You may likely be forced into retirement.


  6. Hi Ann, I got that letter, too, but didn’t respond. They threatened to contact all my advertisers, web host, and other technology companies associated with my blog.

    Paypal kicked me off in April and refused to release my $7,000 balance for 180 days. I had to get a lawyer and finally got my balance refunded but that took over 3 months.

    I figured CAIR had to be involved. They got me kicked off two different webhosts several years ago.

    I wish there was a way to threaten CAIR.


    Bonni Bare Naked Islam


    • Ann Corcoran said

      This is going to backfire on them. It is unfortunate for us, but such tactics will only bring more attention to us! (Or, at least I believe that!). I’ve joked that we should all put on an annual awards dinner featuring all who have been targeted by the SPLC/CAIR/ADL and make fun of them. I’m thinking that making them look foolish is the best tactic—you know, since they use Alinsky so can we—humor is the most powerful political weapon.


  7. They are after Pam Geller now


  8. ADL and SPLC won’t be happy until every American citizen is locked up in one of their concentration camps unless you capitulate to their far Left / Communist agenda. I can’t believe that the ADL and SPLC, as two Jewish groups, would use exactly the same tactics as Hitler. I guess the ADL and SPLC are not that different from Hitler after all. Well, Hitler was a national socialist, i.e. a Leftist, so the Left is always using the same totalitarian practices whether the Jewish Left or the Hitler Left.

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  9. nafbpo7 said

    Great response!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Tom Parson said

    Thank you Ann for all your hard work! You have enlightened and informed me on this most important subject. I frequently share your posts in e-mails and on Facebook to inform others. Your blog is very far from being anything that is a “hate site”. It aggravates me that these “journalists” and others will disregard the First Amendment when people disagree with their viewpoint and try to shut people down ( ban them) . Wasn’t that the purpose of it anyway?

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  11. PRODOS said

    It would be useful to know the criteria ProPublica uses to designate a site as a “hate” or “extremist” site.

    Would you consider phoning them to ask?


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  13. zigzagsweb said

    Please download and save an archive of your entire website. Please do this before they have the whole thing deleted. They are purging the entire web.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. zigzagsweb said

    Dear Ann, Please make an account on, and you will find you have many, many friends on Gab who will support you. Gab is the only free speech social media website at the moment, as all other social media sites are practicing censorship of conservatives and of “inconvenient truth” speakers, like yourself. Please do make an account on Gab and you will find many people who can help and support you. https// (space)

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  15. Ann, I can’t honor you enough for all you are doing. So you know, you are in good company: Pamela Geller got the same email from this bitch.

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  16. That “yellow journalist”
    Is a little contemtable worm.


  17. Hi Ann. That despicable little woke men wrote the same email to Robert Spencer of Nihad Watch. Less than 24 hours later PayPal pulled his financial donation link. I hope he sues them. He answered their questions. Very nicely, but these contemptible worms – hope they think about September 11th Memorial events coming up and remember who caused all the death and the heavy body count since then. The religion of peace.

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  18. I’m sorry about the abrupt ending on the previous post. This old hands and fingers just don’t work so well these 81 years. But, thank you and please don’t give in, don’t give up and never ever quit. I am with you. -wdh

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  19. Muslim,s love false impressions. The words of a God imitating Blasphemer are in the Quran. Facebook would block me for such a statement. Facebook needs to die.

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  20. Muslim,s love false impressions. The words of a God imitating Blasphemer are in the Quran.


  21. great reply Anne

    Liked by 1 person

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