I make a habit of going to the biographies of the auhors that write here on Common Dreams and seeing which of these "foundations" they work for. Far too many of them are compromised by the sources of their funds,
PR Watch itself just as example indicates it receives no funding from for profit corporations yet will accept money from Philanthropic organizations. Ford has such an organization. As does George Soros and other very wealthy persons who made their money via a corporation and by extension environmental destruction.
So while the authors points well made and I agree with them how can any of us anywhere trust that the funding sources of ANY group ,even those that seem to speak of things we might agree with , are not compromising what being said? This speaks to a major issue and that how much control that money has over the narrative. PR watch might not even exist without those funding sources so it like being caught between the devil and the deep blue sea but if one indeed "follows the money" virtually every road leads there.
The best we can do is to try and determine the motivations of a given individual when he/she writes on such matters because at the end of the day unless one lives entirely "off the grid" we are all compromised to some degree.