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About that radical funder, the California Endowment, that’s funding pro-Obamacare propaganda in Hollywood

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The awful, radical left-wing California Endowment is in the news because it is funding Obamacare propaganda. This is beyond creepy.

As Newsmax reports

[…] The Obama administration is turning its focus on prime time television series, using the influential platform and the power of celebrity to spread the word about its healthcare initiative.

The University of California’s Annenberg Norman Lear Center, which promotes its Hollywood Health & Society program, received a $500,000 grant last week from the California Endowment, a private source aimed an informing more people about the federal program, Deadline Hollywood reported.

The goal is to keep producers, writers and directors up to date in the event they seek to integrate the federal health initiative into their storylines. The money will also go to producing pro-ACA public service announcements that track with storylines on the TV series.

“Our experience has shown that the public gets just as much, if not more, information about current events and important issues from their favorite television shows and characters as they do from the news media and online resources,” said Martin Kaplan, who heads the USC program, in a statement. “This grant will allow us to ensure that industry practitioners have up-to-date, relevant facts on health care reform to integrate into their storylines and projects.”

Based in Los Angeles, the California Endowment had $3,289,539,027 in net assets as of March 31, 2012, according to its most recent publicly available tax return (Form 990-PF).

It is closely associated with political extremism.

Going back to 1999, the philanthropy has given $50.4 million (23 grants) to the notorious neo-Marxist Tides Foundation in San Francisco and an astounding $87 million (187 grants) to its sister organization, the Tides Center, which incubates new leftist groups.

Since 2001, the California Endowment has given $4.9 million (29 grants) to Families USA Foundation, a pro-Obamacare activist group.