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Is Mark Kantrowitz a legitimate and credible media source?

Mark Kantrowitz IS NOT a legitimate media source!
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Mark Kantrowitz IS a legitimate media source!
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Mark Kantrowitz; Non-Credible Media source
« on: November 06, 2011, 07:28:16 AM »
NAAS-NEWS Media reports have a series of detailed media reports regarding Mark Kantrowitz. According to these reports, which span over several years, Mark Kantrowitz,  has a long track record of making false, deceptive, and inconsistent remarks about subjects related to Financial-aid. According to NAAS-NEWS publishers, these false, deceptive, and untrue remarks by Mark Kantrowitz, and the media's  false description of  this person in the 1990s as a "Financial-Aid" expert single-handledly led to dramatic tuition increases amongst institutional members of NASFAA,  led to a decrease of legitimate scholarship sponsors, and led to the passage of meaningless federal legislation [U.S. Senate Bill S1455] designed to address a problem that the general public does not consider as a "problem."
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Re: Mark Kantrowitz; Non-Credible Media source
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 07:48:34 AM »
NAAS-NEWS Media reports detailed several reports that in 1999, U.S. Senate Bill S1455  was sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). NASFAA also sponsored the website ran by Mark Kantrowitz, who offered himself as an independent media advocate, claimed to have an actual office at Carnegie Mellon University,  but in reality operated of a student dorm, and had  financial interests linked to his sponsor while he was a student of Carnegie Mellon University.   Although some persons may have suspected  Mark Kantrowitz of being an agent of Communist Russia for attacking legitimate capitalist practices,     Kantrowitz was a verified federal informant who routinely furnished or sold his information related to legitimate scholarship sponsors  to prosecutorial federal agencies to divert attention away from the massive student loan fraud being undertaken by numerous  members of NASFAA. The facts and evidence related to student loan fraud would not surface until approximately 10 years later.
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Re: Mark Kantrowitz; Non-Credible Media source
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 08:08:44 AM »
At the same time that Mark Kantrowitz was serving the financial and media interests of his sponsor, NASFAA, and working with FBI agents who were also  tied to FBI Agent Robert Philip Hanssen, Kantrowitz was seeking advertising revenue via now defunct Jupiter Communications.  When evidence could no longer be ignored, FBI Agent Robert Philip Hanssen was later accused of turning over to Moscow a huge array of secrets, including the identities of three Russian agents who had been secretly recruited to spy for the United States.  Hanssen was also a known supporter of the same the Senate Bill promoted by NASFAA, and   Hanssen  was a supporter of the perverse ideology of Kantrowitz.   

At the time, Russia was building a framework to use illicit accreditation schemes to infiltrate U.S.  agencies, and was working on methods  to divert attention away from its 10-year plans just like Kantrowitz was using his "don't pay more than a postage stamp"  mantra to divert attention away from the fact that students and parents were being ripped-off from NASFAA members, advertisers linked to Kantrowitz were stealing from students,  students were being charged exorbitant fees, and were mislead by companies connected to NASFAA.

Eventually, Hanssen was tried and convicted of Treason. He was spared execution because U.S. judges simply did not have the courage to execute or hang a  suburban traitor.

Given his informant role,  and known association with FBI and other federal agents, Kantrowitz, was never charged in connection to Hanssen, and was never questioned about sharing the same ideology about capitalist practices related to scholarship promotion and administration.

Despite these facts, and his seemingly long list of credibility flaws,  Mark Kantrowitz is still touted as a credible media source because the main-stream media does not report the facts.
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Re: Mark Kantrowitz; Non-Credible Media source
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 01:20:39 PM »
Thanks for your poll on Mark Kantrowitz. As a result of Mark Kantrowitz, a number of copy-cat "Communists" have also created websites and posts that claim students should not pay any processing, administration, and/or application fees. At the same time, of course, students and parents were being ripped-off through excessive student loan fees connected to members of NASFAA.

The campaign and false statements by Kantrowitz were so persuasive that the FTC, DOJ, and Dept. of Education jumped on the Kantrowitz bandwagon like children being led by a parent.

No media person questioned the credentials or expertise of Kantrowitz; It took a retaliatory  act of God (Kantrowitz was disclosed with Testicular Cancer in 2003) for this guy to be slowed down.

It is now suspected that he has been impotent since age 36.
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Re: Mark Kantrowitz; Non-Credible Media source
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 01:30:21 PM »
It should also be reported that there is a connection between Mark Kantrowitz, the N.Y. Times, and the University of California at Irvine. As recently as July 5th, 2011, Jonathan Glater, a visiting assistant professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, and a former reporter at the New York Times, was quoted by an online blogger that also referred to Mark Kantrowitz as a "Mark Kantrowitz, a leading student loan expert and founder of FinAid.org"

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Re: Mark Kantrowitz; Non-Credible Media source
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 01:39:46 PM »
What is really humorous is that Kantrowitz is not considered an expert in his actual field of study (Artificial Intelligence), and he has not sought employment in that field. 
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Re: Mark Kantrowitz; Non-Credible Media source
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2011, 08:22:44 PM »
Mark Kantrowitz is no more a legitimate media critic than Elliot Spitzer is a legitimate husband. :-*

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Re: Mark Kantrowitz; Non-Credible Media source
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2011, 08:25:01 PM »
Every business Kantrowitz is connected recieves special assistance from the U.S.  Dept. of Education, which in turn a major advertiser for NASFAA.

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Re: Mark Kantrowitz; Non-Credible Media source
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2012, 01:09:04 PM »
Mark Kantrowitz is by far the most Non-Credible Media critic in the U.S.A. This bald-headed media  fraud has relatives employed in the FTC.  Beware of nuisance phone calls from the 412 area-code.  Mark  Kantrowitz is the dumbest and most cowardly  graduate from Carnegie Mellon University.  Depending upon which organization he is targeting, he modifies his "criteria."  The more lies he told, his Testicular Cancer got worse.
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Re: Mark Kantrowitz; Non-Credible Media source
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2012, 09:48:52 AM »
Mark Kantrowitz is not a credible  media critic for many financial-aid consultants. U.S. Senate Bill S1455, which was sponsored by NASFAA, and Kantrowitz, led to a dramatic increase in tuitions across many universities, led to a decrease in many legitimate scholarship offerings, and led to the student loan scandal in 2007.  Kantrowitz is a media fraud.
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