Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss has sprung onto the leftist political scene as the seeming heir apparent to George Soros and his Open Society. Wyss’ group known as “The Hub Group” is already making waves as the massive mega-donor and recently made an abortive bid to take over the long ailing Tribune Media.
Wyss’ ostentatiously came out of nowhere last month to make a serious offer for Tribune Publishing, but he has since decided to take himself out of the bidding, as abruptly as he entered it.
As a foreign national it is EXTREMELY illegal for Wyss to donate to American political campaigns but that hasn’t stopped him from taking on the mantle of the next ultra-progressive, globalist power broker on the block.
The very Chicago Tribune that Wyss seemed to merely contemplate purchasing wrote that his goal was apparently to turn the erstwhile Illinois broadsheet into a national newspaper and withdrew his offer when that didn’t seem likely.
This is how the left intends to sabotage Trump media, by finding an appropriate corpse of a publication like Tribune Media or a news outlet like Bloomberg media to zombify a la’ the short-lived Progressive flagship: Current TV owned by Al Gore before he sold it off to the Emir of Qatar to become Al Jazeera America.
Who Is This Guy Trying to Counter Trump Media?
Anastasia Boushee of The GOP Times wrote earlier this week, “Wyss also has some creepy connections to the Clintons. Wyss money goes to “groups that seek to influence the political debate in a manner that aligns with Democrats and their agenda, including the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank where Mr. Wyss sits on the board.” The really spooky part is that “The organization was started by John D. Podesta, a top White House aide to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.” Podesta was also on the Wyss Foundation payroll as “an adviser.”
According to the Cornwall Alliance,
“Wyss is one of the best-connected mega-donors on the left. He’s a member of the Democracy Alliance, a cabal of the rich and powerful that meets regularly to strategize funding to leftist activists. He’s also a substantial contributor to, and sits on the board of the Center for American Progress, a leading liberal think tank founded by Clinton crony John Podesta, who chaired Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign. Podesta has reportedly advised Wyss on his funding of public policy efforts.”
The venerable Mark Megahan wrote for Deep State Rabbit Hole, “Someone has to handle all the high finance at the top to make sure it properly trickles down to the grass roots. All that funding for Antifa-branded battle gear supplied to the Black Lives Matter rabble army, for instance. Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss “has quietly become one of the most important donors to left-leaning advocacy groups.” New York Times recently called him “an increasingly influential force among Democrats.” He’s just not as well known.” Reportedly, Soros knowing that the reaper draws ever nearer has even signed over the Open Society Foundation to Wyss’ control.