Skip to comments.Time Magazine Refuses To Deny Mandy Grunwald’s Involvement in Rove/Plame Controversy (Vanity)
Posted on 07/17/2005 6:49:22 PM PDT by FreedomSurge
Last week I sent the following e-mails to Time Magazine. They have refused to reply and therefore I believe they are hiding the truth.
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 15:27:52 -0700 (PDT) firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Do you have written assurance Matt Cooper did not receive strategic or any other type of advise from his wife and Clinton adviser, Mandy Grunwald, concerning the handling of the Plame/Rove controversy?
2. Why don't you disclose the relationship between Mandy Grunwald and Matt Cooper on any Cooper article concerning politics?
3. Was Miss Grunwald or her father instrumental in Matt Cooper obtaining a job at Time Magazine?
Your cooperation is appreciated.
Fri, 15 Jul 2005 16:01:34 -0700 (PDT) email@example.com
I see you have refused to answer my previous email.
Has Clinton adviser/Democrat strategist Mandy Grunwald given any advise to Time Magazine or any of the Time Magazine employees involved in the Rove/Plame affair on how to handle the affair?
I am on a deadline. Please reply at your earliest convenience.
Cast of characters:
Matt Cooper, Time Magazine Reporter; Husband of Mandy Grunwald:
Matthew Cooper joined TIME as Deputy Washington Bureau Chief in July 1999. Previously, Cooper was Deputy Washington Bureau Chief and National Correspondent for Newsweek. He joined the magazine as Deputy National Bureau Chief and National Correspondent in August, 1996. His coverage of national affairs included the Clinton scandals, the impeachment trial, Newt Gingrich's resignation and the ensuing power squabble in the GOP, the aborted tobacco settlement, U.S.-Iraq relations, and the upcoming 2000 presidential campaign.
Prior to Newsweek, Cooper was a senior editor at The New Republic, where he wrote the acclaimed "White House Watch" column. He profiled many political insiders. Previously, Cooper was a White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, where he covered Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. He also served as the magazine's Atlanta Bureau Chief. Cooper was also an editor at The Washington Monthly, where he wrote and edited articles on culture and politics. From 1986 to 1987, he was a Washington correspondent for Thompson Newspapers, and from 1984 to 1986, Cooper served as a writer and researcher at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Cooper moonlights as a stand-up comedian, and in November 1998 was named "Washington's Funniest Celebrity" after an evening of comedy at Washington's Improv. His Clinton impersonation has been praised by Vanity Fair and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd praised him for an ability to "spin whimsy out of smarmy," proclaiming, "I want to be more like Matt Cooper."
Mandy Grunwald, Clinton advisor, Wellstone advisor, wife of Matt Cooper:
Mandy Grunwald was not only media adviser and director of advertising for the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign, but later designed strategy and ads for Clinton's New York Senate campaign in 2000. She was also an adviser to the Wellstone campaign
She was also daughter of Henry Grunwald.
Time magazine editor who led the publication's shift from conservatism to a more leftist view.
This whole Rove hubbub is pure BS!
Could minor Ambassador Joe Wilson himself have been the source in blowing his own Wife's "cover" (even if she had not been a covert CIA agent at the time fothe alleged leaks)?
It is distinctly possible, (though it may be unlikely that Joe Wilson himself directly was NY Times Judith Miller's source), since Joe Wilson himself evidently routinely bragged openly to strangers about her CIA employment, prior to such "cover" being "blown" in the press.
Here's an example of Joe's apparently routine and open bragging about Valerie being a "CIA agent," which became known directly to me over a year ago:
He certainly bragged about it per a famous and highly reliable source's (named below) account of his own face-to-face encounter with Amb. Joe Wilson prior to Valerie Plame's "outing" as a CIA agent/employee.
Based upon a personal conversation (we were in a small group eating; it was NOT an "off the record") I had with eminent historian Victor Davis Hanson (we were at a luncheon table together during a trip to Europe), it appeared entirely possible that Joe Wilson himself was the (or one source, if not the original one) possible source in revealing his own wife's status as a CIA agent or employee.
Victor Davis Hanson (Wilson presumably knew Victor Davis Hanson wrote regularly for NRO (National Review Online), had done OpEds for the Wall street Journal, and other publications, and had his own Website with a widespread following) said he (VDH) & Joe Wilson were both in the same "Green Room" before a televised debate-discussion on Iraq, etc. and Joe first warned the TV make-up person not to get powder on his $14,000 Rolex watch, then he bragged to Victor about several things (possessions and trips to Aspen, etc.), like his expensive car (I think it was a Mercedes), and then bragged about his beautiful ("hot") wife who, Joe Wilson said (braggingly) was a CIA operative.
I asked Victor Davis Hanson Why he didn't write up this account.(?) He replied that Joe Wilson would probably simply deny it, since only he (VDH) & Joe Wilson were in the Green Room together before the broadcast.
However, it is now easy to surmise that Joe Wilson is a crass, materialistic, self-promoting, vain, egotistical, bragaddocio-opportunist, so this account is perfectly consistent with Valerie Plame's TWO photo shoots in Vanity Fair.
For example: "Matt Cooper, husband of Demo Party hack Mandy Grunwald said...."
or maybe: "Mandy Grunwald, Demo Party hack, speaking through her husband Matt Cooper said...."
The filth, corruption and perfidy of every one associated with Willie and his criminal administartion never ceases to amaze me. Why hasn't this been raised before? Time isn't the only left-wing media rag that knows that this is where this sludge got his info. Why hasn't the neocommunist media covewred this relationship?
Come on, isn't the Ann Coulter rule in effect? If lovely Mandy is mentioned, we must have the photos.
no..........no, she looks like a hungry anteater.
LOL Treat them with the roughness they deserve. "Come on, move it, I'm on a schedule here, cough it up!"
There's a Mandy Grunwald rule? Please Lord, you're not gonna tell me is there is a Greta Van Sustern rule too.
Thank you so much for your post. I have followed this story very closely and had NO idea Mandy G. is married to the Time reporter. I feel hoodwinked once again. Only on FR can I get relevant facts.
sounds like something Drudge would like
Eek! Her nose is big enough to be shared by a family of four. I certainly hope Mr. Cooper keeps a supply of paper grocery bags next to the bed.
His name is not "Matt Cooper" it is "Matt Cooper, husband of demo party hack Mandy Grunwald."
Help me, I'm blinded.
Hello, everyone. This is Mrs. DFU. My husband was just reading this thread, started screaming, and went running down the street. Apparently he had seen a picture that scared the living hell out of him. Excuse me, I have to call the police and see if we can find him.
" 1. Do you have written assurance Matt Cooper did not receive strategic or any other type of advise from his wife and Clinton adviser, Mandy Grunwald, concerning the handling of the Plame/Rove controversy? "
Russert passed on this today-we can only hope that Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald and his team are investigating the same premise.
Can we say phone records boys and girls ?
the official WH photographer must have pictures of the Plame -Wilsons and the Cooper- Grunwalds hob nobbing and air kissing at the same Clinton social events.
Excuse me while I tear out my eyes.
.....hope this link works
So sorry! I shoulda' posted a warning before the picture! Sorry! Hope DFU is found safe and sound.
" My husband was just reading this thread, started screaming, and went running down the street. Apparently he had seen a picture that scared the living hell out of him.'
It could only be the spectre of Mandy the Moustachioed Grunwald Cooper or Rosa DeLauro Carville Greenberg that sent him fleeing.
For the Love of God, there might be children and women present, I hope no one posts images.
Prepare to gird thyselves.
Mandy: Ummm, Honey? Could you help me with a project, it's kid of sensitive tho.
Matt: You know me , Babe. I'm game for anything that'll get me recognition.
I hope one of those two has been fixed. Their baby could look like Henry Waxman.
Her nose is modelled after the 90 M. ski jump from the Helsinki Olympics. ;)
This guy would absolutely enjoy pulling crap on the Bush administration. As a comic, I bet he would be laughing his a** off.
You really need to enlist the help of Rush and Sean with your worth campaign. They can boom that little incriminating fact throughout the land and people will see what a setup this was from the get-go.
I'm a news junky and was wondering about a week ago why Mandy Grunwald was with that little fat guy walking into the courthouse. A few days later, someone on FR mentioned that Cooper was Mrs. Mandy Grunwald. Yes, FR gives you more information than you will ever get in the msm.
LOL...but I almost lost dinner.
I posted this because of my belief that FR is a great part of the show prep for talkers throughout this great land of ours.
If you have any ideas I am all ears.
Drudge did mention this not long ago. Interesting. How do we know a Clintonista didnt talk to the media first? It's obvious no one in the media can be trusted to tell the truth.
How do we know a Clintonista didn't stage manage the entire Rove/Plame controvery. That is why I asked Time to deny such a connection. Time of course refused to deny the assertion.
What role did Mandy Grunwald, Matt Cooper's wife and Clinton political adviser play in the story that Matt wrote about Karl Rove?!
That very clearly frames the question.
Not to disagree, per se, and not intending to insult, but your unanswered emails to "Time" really do not verify your assertion that "Time Magazine Refuses To Deny Mandy Grunwalds Involvement in Rove/Plame Controversy." Did Time really "refuse," or did some low-level staffer send your emails into the ether, thinking they didn't even deserve to be passed up? You'll never know.
I'm sorry, but there's no There there.
I will suggest an extreme example, to make my point--again, not meaning to insult, I swear: My wacky neighbor sends me a letter demanding that I DENY being the one who poisoned his dog from hell, and I decide not to even deal with the nut.
And then said wacky neighbor is CONVINCED that I must be the one, because I refused to deny.
Like I hope I suggested, I like where your head and heart is, but this is not remotely newsworthy.
Don't forget the "one of Hillary's closest friends" part.
She could catch fish with that nose.
Now, I believe I posted it on the activism forum, but at the top of the page it says "news/activism". If it posted on the wrong forum please remove it.
The purpose of the post is to get the word out concerning the relationship between Cooper and Grunwald. A relationship that should be mentioned every time Cooper's name is brought up.
I used a technique that is straight out the MSM playbook to generate a headline that I thought was interesting and furthered the purpose of exposing the relationship between Cooper and Grunwald. You may think it is unfair, but I am just using their playbook.
By the way, do you know Hillary Clinton threw a baby shower for Cooper child?
It is your forum, you are free to pull the post, I will not be insulted.
I send an email to Time accusing them of being part of a conspiracy with the Queen of England and the Catholic Church to alter our brain waves through the floridation of water.
But the bastards refused to reply.
Guess that confirms that my theory is correct.
So remember: Only use bottled water.
I saw a wife on tv once whose husband covered her face with Playboy centerfolds whenever they got intimate.
"You may think it is unfair, but I am just using their playbook."
I don't think it's "unfair" at all, not in the least. I was just questioning the logic linkage--they refuse to answer, therefore Mandy Grunwald must be "involved" (by the way: I think she IS involved!).
And I think it is an incredibly valid connection, that needs examined. It may be overcomplicated (just musing here). Why does it have to be, Time refused? Why can't it be straight on? As in, "Cooper's Wife Longtime Demo Op/ Advisor On Hillary's 2008 Pres Election Team."
Screw Time, yank Hillary into it--then they have to deny, all kinds of things, and you will probably muddy the waters. At any rate, I think that would put them on the defense, and shift the dynamics.
Just musing, didn't mean to overcriticize. Like I said: heart and mind in the right place, and I'm there with you.
"By the way, do you know Hillary Clinton threw a baby shower for Cooper child?"
I'm pretty sure you must be thinking of the new baby scene at the end of "Rosemary's Baby." It's a common mistake.
"It is your forum, you are free to pull the post, I will not be insulted."
I didn't know that, but I wouldn't dream of doing it. It's engendering good reactions, and causing others (me) to come up with ideas. As for not being insulted...don't sell yourself short. It's a good point (letting everybody know who his wife is), and if anyone would want to pull it, you should be insulted.
Are you claiming there is no logical nexus between Matt Cooper, husband of Hillary Clinton's close friend Mandy Grunwald, and Mandy Grunwald, wife of Time Magazine reporter Matt Cooper.
Do you deny the probability that Matt Cooper was directed by Dem party hack Mandy Grunwald to report/tesitfy on the Rove/Plame affair as he did?
Rush has mentioned that Mandy and Matt are man and wife...made a specific point of it on Thurs. or Fri., I think, but it does bear repeating. Haven't heard Sean's program this week, so don't know about a mention there.
Both guys read their email.
You sure that conversation wasn't between Mr. and Mrs. Wilson?
LOL.. good point!
amazing what a conniving couple can come up with.
OTOH It could have been between Hill/Billy?
LOL // not likely , of late ;-)
Soory. I stand corrected. You're right. I forgot ......They only sleep together during funerals.