Skip to comments.The Group Behind Smear Campaigns Against Limbaugh and OíReilly
Posted on 10/01/2007 6:20:20 AM PDT by libstripper
Last week, two of the leading conservatives in the media, Rush Limbaugh and Bill OReilly, were dishonestly and unprofessionally attacked by press outlets that cherry-picked out of context remarks from lengthy radio broadcasts in order to vilify outspoken personalities whose opinions they dont agree with.
Unfortunately, as folks around the country saw this play out on their television sets and newspapers, few were at all familiar with the organization behind the smear campaigns, or that this same group started the firestorm which ended with radio host Don Imus being terminated by NBC and CBS in April.
Maybe more importantly, even fewer citizens are aware that this organization is linked directly to Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as billionaire leftist George Soros.
For some background, John Perazzo wrote a column for FrontPage Magazine in July entitled Media Matters: Hillarys Lap Dogs, that should be must-reading for all citizens interested in who's targeting Americas leading conservative personalities (emphasis added throughout):
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-individual, anti-life Democrat Crime Syndicate collective, players, enablers, method-of-operation BUMP!
I just love the way the Liberal Media can’t figure out what is racist, demeaning, inappropriate or scandalous without first asking Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry or Ted Kennedy.
Is there ANY left wing liberal group that is NOT TIED TO HILLARY and / or GEORGE SOROS?...................
Gibson used the word "phony" several days before Rush did.
YouTube has a video clip of ABC's program about phonies at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UUJJoFaiVI
Soros is so prime for a little visit from the Mossad.
Now someone has piqued my interest, keep us up to date.
I contacted the FBI and they told me to contact the IRS. Media Matters is not operating as a 501(C)(3). Time to flood the IRS with protests.
You beat me to that post. Here is the FR thread for the other FReepers.
ABC Reported on Phony Heroes’ Three Days Before Rush Limbaugh Did (This is really hysterical)
the left will do anything to marginalize or silence these conservative voices - and others like them. Conservatives need to unite behind them!
I don't see Ann Coulter on this list...
Yes, good to report on these. But what group is behind O’Reilly’s smear of Free Republic?
Soros is in serious need of a dirt nap. IMHO, of course.
Brock, an admitted homo, finds life freer and easier down in Hot Bottom’s old cellar digs.
You are far too sensitive. I watched O'Reilly's discussion on Free Republic, and his criticism on FR was a drop in the bucket compared to his criticism of the far left websites.
Media Matter has “Stupid” stamped across it’s forehead.
I’m glad Media Matters way overstepped its bounds, and the MSM followed it right off the cliff called ‘credibility heights’....(chuckle)
He was a closet homosexual, actually, and got outed.
He’s been trying to get back at the Right ever since.
The viewers' comments keep disappearing....like someone doesn't want a comparison to be made between the uses of the word "phony" by Rush and ABC.
I had read one comment which pointed out that the anti-Rush folks haven't made vitriolic comments on the page with the ABC video, whereas the rabid anti-Rushites have made hundreds of comments on the other YouTube pages which mention Rush's use of the word "phony."
The comments about the ABC video keep disappearing. I wonder when the video itself will disappear.
I’m surprised that video is still up. I think I can get a buddy download it from work for safekeeping.
That thread was posted on 09/30/2007 8:56:28 PM EDT by SandRat
SandRat is a REAL hero, who does a wonderful job of finding, and informing us of, some of the most eyeopening news.
It would be great if your friend could save that evidence.
Like these idiots would do something about it.
I don’t know how to post pictures here but doesn’t Soros look like he’s separated at birth from Simon Barsinister of Underdog fame?
It’s not how “hard” he was on FR, it’s that he flat out lied about what he found here. He did the same to the Swift Boaters. So now he knows how it feels.
Refresh my memory. What did he say when he lied?
I think you are overreacting a bit to the comment you responded to.
It had nothing to do with "sensitivity."
The next night on O'Reilly's show he had a chance to realize his mistake and recant his lies and he chose to reinforce them instead during the email spot at the end of the program.
His apology to FR will clear it all up.
Read This is you wish.
But yes, I do agree the vicious smear tactics of Soros, Media Matters and the Media in general get a lot more play.
But for a "conservative watchdog" such as O'Reilly to attack FR...an ally in the fight against the left...has been quite damaging to the cause.
O'Reilly is not a conservative watchdog and has never claimed to be one. He is independent and states his position often. He leans more right, but that does not make him conservative. He will call people on the carpet as he sees it, regardless of ideology. I don't always agree with him, but more often than not, he speaks for my way of thinking.
He moved “left” because the right wouldn’t buy his unsubstantiated smears of people, even if it fit our agenda.
He found that the left is willing to believe anything that advances their cause, so his lies are welcomed there.
He has been a diehard leftist since. And the book he wrote ended up praising Hillary.
Brock is now the go-to-guy for anti-Republican slime.
I think he was converted during his Hillary book...the name escapes me. The reason being, he fell in love with a Hillary staffer (male). It should all be in the archives.
During this period, Brock developed a close relationship with Neel Lattimore, Senator Clintons openly gay press secretary and close confidante. Brock would eventually hire Lattimore as a director of special projects for Media Matters.
In other words, the Witch flipped him by hooking him up with a male paramour.
Did you mean "now" instead of "not"? From the first half of the article: "Established in May 2004, Media Matters identifies itself as 'a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center[.]'"
Ah, thanks. I should have read the article.
He “quoted” two messages that were not actually written by anyone on Free Republic, and one that was wildly misinterpreted. I’m not going to do your legwork for you, look it up for yourself—it’s been discussed here often.
Well of course that is true. That is why my phraze was in quotes. I thought anyone could understand that, sorry.
He leans more right, but that does not make him conservative.
No he doesn't. He panders to the left for ratings. O'Reilly most certainly is not a conservative, he is much closer to a liberal, although his talent for sitting on the fence is without peer.
He will call people on the carpet as he sees it, regardless of ideology.
LOL, he will lie and smear anyone he wants to, and expects to be above critisizm.
I don't always agree with him, but more often than not, he speaks for my way of thinking.
Well, I scrolled up and noticed you know nothing of what he did with his lies and smears about Freerepublic being a racist hate site on par with the Daily Kos site.
Every one to his own, if he speaks for you, fine.
I suppose you only see his great shining moments, and do not even know about his Michael Jackson type payoff.
You know, here's millions of dollars, stop telling people what happened.
As you have been admonished by others, do your own research, don' ask me to fill you in.
He's just about on, turn on the TV and Tivo!
The comments part of the ABC video have now been disabled.
Thank you for pointing that out.
They must have found some not so good comments about the DBM and democrat bias.