|BIG money funded and orchestrated the Iran deal disinformation campaign
DENVER—Among The Ploughshares Fund’s 90 grant recipients in 2015, far-left Jewish lobbying organization J street was showered with $576,500 to push a controlled narrative for the Iran deal. Ploughshares is a group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal and it was named by Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes.
Ploughshares last year gave for Iran-related “analysis, briefings and media outreach”:
– National Public Radio, $100,000;
ADVANCING COLORADO CHIEF JONATHAN LOCKWOOD RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
“Ben Rhodes is a failed fiction writer and now plays a key role in Obama’s national security messaging, which from the looks of it is going just as well as his long lost fantasy-writing. The disinformation campaign pushing the dangerous Iran deal was funded by big money and is a total moral outrage, and shows how low the administration is willing to go to achieve its agenda. Groups like J Street are dangerous, special interests that threaten our national security and have common cause with Ayatollah Khomeini.”
More than $281,000 went to the National Iranian American Council, which was accused of engaging in lobbying efforts on behalf of the Islamic Republic around 2007, which was followed by the organization’s president Trita Parsi bringing, and losing, a suit against journalist Hassan Daioleslam for defamation.
Princeton University was paid $70,000 to support former Iranian ambassador and nuclear spokesman Seyed Hossein Mousavian’s “analysis, publications and policymaker engagement on the range of elements involved with the negotiated settlement of Iran’s nuclear program.”
Ploughshares has also funded NPR’s coverage of national security at least $700,000 in funding since 2005, and every grant description since 2010 specifically mentions Iran.
Rhodes has come under fire after admitting the White House created an Iran deal-echo chamber and used deceptive practices to push their Iran deal-narrative. Rhodes called reporters 27-year-olds who know nothing, and bragged about his role in pushing the Iran deal. Rhodes also skipped a congressional hearing inquiring into the process the Iran deal went through to become official.