Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Presidential Medal of Freedom: Miriam Adelson, Wife of Casino Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, Gives Mega Money to Trump and Republicans, May be the Only Donor in Prize’s History

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The Presidential Medal of Freedom is about to be seriously devalued.

Over 60 years in the history of the prize, it has gone to a wide variety of people: scientists, philosophers, philanthropists, cultural stars, military heroes, great statesman and so on. It has never gone to a major political donor. Until now.

Check the list on Wikipedia. Only one person will now be listed as a political donor. That’s Miriam Adelson, wife of casino billion Sheldon Adelson, who shovels millions into the Republican party every year. And I mean millions: $113 million to Republican party candidates, PACS, and committes in 2016.

That is all the Adelsons are good for: backing right wing causes. They do nothing for humanity. They are simply there for Donald Trump. And now they’re getting paid back.

Today’s Presidential Medal of Freedom is a joke. But what did we expect? Here’s an excellent evaluation of Adelson from the New Yorker.

By the way, just to make it interesting, the Adelsons have a number of interlocking and overlapping registered family foundations that funnel money back and forth among each other. From what I can tell they mostly benefit Israeli causes and institutions in the neighborhood of over $100 million. The Adelsons should certainly be receiving the Israeli Medal of Freedom.

 

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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