Government accused of ‘colluding’ with activists in attacks

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By Ken McIntyre
The Daily Signal

The Biden administration has weaponized taxpayer-funded anti-terrorism grants to “destroy” conservatives, including Christians and “highly reputable conservative organizations” such as The Heritage Foundation, the Media Research Center contends in a new report.

The report, titled “Exposed,” says that a grant program run by the Department of Homeland Security, reorganized under President Joe Biden to focus on funding left-wing organizations, is part of a concerted effort “to make America into a one-party system.”

In one “radical” example, the report says, Ohio’s University of Dayton used a DHS grant of $352,109 to target conservative organizations as part of a “Pyramid of Far-Right Radicalization,” including The Heritage Foundation, Fox News, the National Rifle Association, and the Republican National Committee. (The Daily Signal is Heritage’s multimedia news organization.)

Brent Bozell III, founder and president of the Media Research Center, describes the report as uncovering documents showing that “the government is colluding with left-wing activists, academics, and state and local officials in an active effort to target some of the most prestigious conservatives and prominent political, religious, and media groups in the country, linking them directly to Nazis and terrorists.”

Fox News, one of the conservative organizations found to be targeted by the Biden administration grants, broke the news on the MRC’s findings Thursday.

The DHS grants are supposed to provide funding for local jurisdictions to combat “all forms of terrorism and targeted violence,” according to a copy of the executive summary of “Exposed,” obtained by The Daily Signal, but:

Instead of focusing on preventing actual violence and terrorism, the program is now being used to target the entire spectrum of the political right and Christians through ‘media literacy and online critical thinking initiatives’ and other so-called training seminars as part of a coordinated effort to make America into a one-party system.

A product of the Media Research Center’s Free Speech America project, “Exposed” and related documents were sent Monday to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chairman of a House select panel on government weaponization, with a request for criminal prosecution.

The Obama administration initiated the grant program in the Department of Homeland Security, according to the report, and the Trump administration refocused it as part of a toolbox to prevent terrorism.

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