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Media Matters tied to MoveOn, ACORN. See who one of the biggest donors to anti-Fox News group
Aaron Klein Online ^ | 2 16 2012 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 02/17/2012 5:04:51 AM PST by tutstar

The actual title is: Now Media Matters is tied to MoveOn, ACORN. See who is one of the biggest donors to anti-Fox News activist group It's too long to fit in the space for the title.

One of the single largest donors to the embattled Media Matters for America is a controversial far-left clearinghouse that funds groups like MoveOn.org, ACORN and a litany of antiwar organizations, KleinOnline has learned.

The organization in question, the Tides Foundation, is funded in part by billionaire George Soros, himself a prominent Media Matters donor.

Tides functions as a money tunnel where major leftist donors provide large sums that are channeled to hundreds of radical groups.

Tides documentation reviewed by KleinOnline shows the group provided a total of $4,099,935.62 to Media Matters during the fiscal years of 2004-2009.

During that same time period, Tides provided an additional $110,000 to the Media Matters Action Network, the group’s affiliated progressive lobby.

(Excerpt) Read more at kleinonline.wnd.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 527groups; aaronklein; acorn; fundingtheleft; laundering; liberalfascism; liberalmedia; mediamatters; moneylaundering; moveon; romney; romneysoros; soros; tides
Of course, Soros' tentacles are in it.
1 posted on 02/17/2012 5:05:05 AM PST by tutstar
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To: tutstar
There is no need for an "anti-fox" news group!

fox is part of the msm; therefore, it spews the same crap as all the rest.

It is not thought inspiring, it does not report objectively, it is filled with "has beens", it has a decidedly centerist to left of center bias, and it is filled with bimbos, never was's, and faux inelligencia.

In short, it is as big a waste of time and money as all the rest of the msm.

Why attack it? It destroyed itself!

2 posted on 02/17/2012 5:09:37 AM PST by Logic n' Reason ("To keep you is no benefit; to kill you is no loss.")
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To: tutstar

The seeds for a second American revolution or CW2 are being planted by what is going on now.


3 posted on 02/17/2012 5:14:02 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Because all the best conservatives have left or are leaving.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 5:15:17 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: tutstar

...and liberals will justify this by fabricating a link between conservative media and the Koch family.

Remember, when liberals accuse us of something.....they are already doing it.


5 posted on 02/17/2012 5:18:25 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: tutstar

Can anyone doubt the Nazi collaborator’s boast that he bought the Democrat Party?


6 posted on 02/17/2012 5:19:58 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: tutstar

Not that ACORN and friends were real concerned about it but it sounds like media matters was taking millions in donations for one thing and doing another.

That kind of fraud isn’t new but they’ve gotten away with it for so long that they’re completely comfortable with it. We saw the left wing groups collecting money for various causes and turning around and handing money to the OWS crowd.

ACORN itself was created through fraud in a sense. I saw an interview with Wade Rathke as he explained that he approached the forerunner of ACORN and told them his plans. They told him that he couldn’t do what he wanted but they hired him anyway. When they stopped watching them, he did as he pleased and essentially took the organization over from inside.


7 posted on 02/17/2012 5:20:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Biggirl
Because all the best conservatives have left or are leaving.

Bingo! Spot on!

8 posted on 02/17/2012 5:23:10 AM PST by Logic n' Reason ("To keep you is no benefit; to kill you is no loss.")
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To: Logic n' Reason

Fox has been trying to appease the left for a while now by bringing in more and more progressive commentators and I’ve all but turned it off.

I was down to only watching Megyn Kelly during the daytime but she lost me when she accused a guest of being a “hater” for speaking out against an issue.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 5:28:18 AM PST by Nickname
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To: tutstar

Glenn Beck was railing about this 2 years ago!!! In fact, making these connections is probably the catalyst for him having to leave FOX


10 posted on 02/17/2012 5:29:17 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: tutstar
...KleinOnline has learned.
Seems like KleinOnline has only learned that it's all over the web.
You would have been better served to have simply linked to one of the many articles on the issue from http://dailycaller.com/ who originally broke the story.
11 posted on 02/17/2012 5:36:39 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: tutstar

Teresa Heinz Kerry’s as well, iirc.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 5:40:02 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: tutstar
They are also probably all JournOlist manipulators, too.




They are traitors against Liberty, Justice and doing things the right way. They are filth.

13 posted on 02/17/2012 5:50:05 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Logic n' Reason

LOL that pretty much sums it up. I do think that the legal issues coming against Murdoch are really an effort to kill the network completely.


14 posted on 02/17/2012 6:00:23 AM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: tutstar
The organization in question, the Tides Foundation, is funded in part by billionaire George Soros, himself a prominent Media Matters donor.

If it is Tides, so is Ted Turner, a direct competitor of Rupert Murdoch. The amusing thing about Tides Foundation is that it is indeed a money laundering operation.

15 posted on 02/17/2012 6:04:15 AM PST by Carry_Okie (There has not been a conservative American government for 90 years.)
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To: Biggirl

yes


16 posted on 02/17/2012 6:06:39 AM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: Logic n' Reason
"It is not thought inspiring, it does not report objectively, it is filled with "has beens", it has a decidedly centerist to left of center bias, and it is filled with bimbos, never was's, and faux inelligencia."

That so many here on Freerepublic believe FOX News to be the voice of Conservatism is revealing.

17 posted on 02/17/2012 6:15:01 AM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Good list. There’s even a FReeper on it.


18 posted on 02/17/2012 6:19:12 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Logic n' Reason

That could be a “factor” why Glen Beck left, just my guess.


19 posted on 02/17/2012 6:50:28 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

If there be any irony to find in this madness, these asshats will be the first to go at the hands of those they prop up now!!!


20 posted on 02/17/2012 6:56:30 AM PST by IrishPennant (Did Adam and Eve have belly-buttons? I'm jes' askin'...)
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To: Liberty Valance

Which one is a FReeper?

I wouldn’t doubt that many of the others troll here or lurk a lot.


21 posted on 02/17/2012 8:22:11 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: FreeAtlanta; RickPearlstein

Rick Pearlstein.


22 posted on 02/17/2012 8:37:12 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: tutstar
Follow the Soros's $$$$...he/buffet, makes B$ destroying the USA economy
jmho...."this frm. Nazi needs to be ***-****-****"
(pure/simple....give him, his own medicine)
23 posted on 02/17/2012 9:00:17 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (remaining) Liberals :^)
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To: Liberty Valance

What is his FR handle?

Looking at the photos, they mostly look like clean, civilized people. It is amazing they can sell their jouralistic souls to be propagandist and talking point mimes. It is amazing that they are willing to be so lazy, destructive and frankly pathetic.


24 posted on 02/17/2012 9:01:08 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Of course they are. Alinsky 101


25 posted on 02/17/2012 5:39:12 PM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: Old Sarge

Did he really say that? It’s true for sure but I didn’t realize he verbalized it lol.


26 posted on 02/17/2012 5:45:56 PM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: cripplecreek

I think that most of America is used to the fraud too. It seems that no one gives a ‘like’ when I post political stuff on facebook. It’s just ho hum, move along, who cares? The apathy makes me so mad!


27 posted on 02/17/2012 5:54:06 PM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: philman_36

Aaron has been doing investigation on these groups for months. It’s likely they copied his work.


28 posted on 02/17/2012 5:55:48 PM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Thanks for posting that!


29 posted on 02/17/2012 5:57:59 PM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Did you notice how many of those on the Journolist appear to be Jewish? I think that it would be easier to count those who do not appear to be Jewish.

That’s pretty scary, given the Obama attitude toward Israel and the Middle East.


30 posted on 02/17/2012 6:03:59 PM PST by Eva
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To: Liberty Valance

LOL first time someone ever swore at me at FR was a profanity laced freep mail from Rick Pearlstein.

Since then, hundreds of FReepers have sworn at me.


31 posted on 02/17/2012 6:26:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL - You know you’re a FReeper when the left swears at you.
It’s all they’ve got. Well, that and the shakedown race-pimp bidness.

I remember Rick but it’s been several years.


32 posted on 02/17/2012 6:32:58 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Godebert

I recognize a number of these folks from their editorials. Are any of them strictly “news” people?


33 posted on 02/17/2012 7:58:32 PM PST by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: Godebert

I recognize a number of these folks from their editorials. Are any of them strictly “news” people?


34 posted on 02/17/2012 7:58:50 PM PST by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: Godebert

I recognize a number of these folks from their editorials. Are any of them strictly “news” people?


35 posted on 02/17/2012 7:59:14 PM PST by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: tutstar
Aaron has been doing investigation on these groups for months. It’s likely they copied his work.
Well that warrants a visit.

@Did Media Matters fund the marketing of Obamacare?: Progressive group under fire for questionable financial practices.

I count two instances of the Daily Caller being used as source in that article alone and muuuuuultiple instances and references to the new book by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott.

And since the site finally got my hit by my going to look at the article you posted, and to see what else was there, I must mention that they twice reference the Daily Caller in the article you've posted as well, though it's all of the way at the bottom.
And don't forget about the new book.

Perhaps he was actually busy exposing "the relationship between the Herndon Alliance and the Obama White House" in the new book by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott for which he deserves all due credit.

I just don't see what you see.

36 posted on 02/17/2012 8:46:22 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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