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    Re: How Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    This is not the first time PR has used charities to fund his own personal fortune
    from my first post "Not that I would be exactly surprised if the accusations turned out true"


    The reporter is not making claims based on their expertise or trustworthiness. They are reporting the facts uncovered by the documentarians.
    something being in a documentary does not validate it as the truth

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    Re: How Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Why is this news right now? Just the new documentary? ...

    Pat Robertson's role in blood diamonds has already been established and has been beyond allegations for years at this point. I mean, this was first reported in 1999.
    I thought that involved gold?

    Edit: I'm assuming you're talking about the Taylor connection out of Liberia?
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    Re: How Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    from my first post "Not that I would be exactly surprised if the accusations turned out true"
    From my first post: "This is not the first time PR has used charities to fund his own personal fortune"





    something being in a documentary does not validate it as the truth
    Something being in a documentary doesn't mean the Guardian reported it based on their own expertise or trustworthiness, as you falsely claimed
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    Re: How Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I thought that involved gold?

    Edit: I'm assuming you're talking about the Taylor connection out of Liberia?
    Oh no, the blood diamonds were with the 'Operation Blessing' nonprofit in the early 90s during the First Liberian War. Charles Taylor was involved to the extent that he had granted Robertson mineral rights.

    The later affair was where Robertson was using the 700 Club and his political ties to oppose the ouster of President Taylor in 2003, while failing to disclose that he had significant investments in Liberian gold mines.

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    Re: How Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I've never been enamoured of televangelists, but this pretty much takes the biscuit. If you can find a scummier example of profiteering at the expense of the victims of genocide, I'll tip my hat to you.

    Mission Congo: how Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project | Film | theGuardian.com
    Not only Leftist Guardian, but the article was written by Staff Sleazeball and anti-Israel slander specialist Chris McGreal (Rot in hell McGreal)

    Guardian Newspaper Apologizes,
    Donates to Pat Robertson's Operation Blessing for Inaccurate Report on 'Mission Congo' Documentary

    Nicola Menzie
    Christian Post - December 13, 2013
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/gu...entary-110715/

    The Guardian newspaper has issued a clarification and apology for a September 2013 report on a documentary titled "Mission Congo" that revisited allegations of fraud against Pat Robertson. The British publication admits that its inaccurate report failed to cite that the allegations against Robertson and his Operation Blessing charity had been declared unsubstantiated years ago.

    In the "Corrections and clarifications" page of its website, The Guardian notes:

    An Apology: In an article entitled "Mission Congo: how Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project" we claimed that Pat Robertson ran an almost non-existent aid effort in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Operation Blessing actually sent six medical relief teams to Zaire, between July and December 1994, and arranged for 66,000lb of medicines and supplies to arrive in Goma on an aircraft it chartered from Amsterdam.

    In addition, the article referred to a report by the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) without making clear that there was a further report by the Attorney General's Office (AGO) which found no evidence of wrongdoing by Operation Blessing or Pat Robertson and no evidence of intent to defraud. Operation Blessing has asked us to make clear that the report was signed off by four individuals at the AGO, none of whom received any donation from Pat Robertson or Operation Blessing. The article claimed a school and farm set up by Operation Blessing in Dumi had failed. We have been informed that the school is thriving and the farm remains operational to this day. We are happy to clarify the position and apologise to Operation Blessing. We have agreed to make a contribution to Operation Blessing to be used in its relief efforts for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

    The Retracted report, originally written by The Guardian's Chris McGreal, has been Removed from the publication's website, although some of its content remains on Internet forums and in full on the popular AlterNet.org website.

    A statement from Robertson's representatives sent to The Christian Post Friday confirmed that The Guardian has indeed made a "substantial donation" toward Operation Blessing's relief efforts in the Philippines, which is recovering from the cataclysmic Typhoon Haiyan. The statement, apparently sent to several media outlets, called on publications to likewise review their coverage of "Mission Congo" and the "discredited allegations."
    I have made a donation to highly rated O-B on the occasion of the publication of the above article. Not my first.
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    Re: How Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Not only Leftist Guardian but the article was written by Staff Sleazeball and anti-Israel slander specialist Chris McGreal (Rot in hell McGreal)

    Guardian Newspaper Apologizes,
    Donates to Pat Robertson's Operation Blessing for Inaccurate Report on 'Mission Congo' Documentary

    Nicola Menzie
    Christian Post - December 13, 2013
    Where is the link?

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    Re: How Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Where is the link?
    All I see in a Bing search is this story being on Christian websites.

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    Re: How Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project

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    Re: How Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Where is the link?
    Corrections and clarifications | From the Guardian | The Guardian

    fifth one down ...

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    Re: How Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project

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