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Hillary Clinton Told YearlyKos Convention She Helped Start Media Matters
http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | October 1, 2007 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 10/01/2007 5:44:12 PM PDT by lowbridge

Hillary Clinton Told YearlyKos Convention She Helped Start Media Matters

As NewsBusters reported Sunday, the leftwing organization responsible for the recent smear campaigns against Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly, Media Matters, has direct ties to the Clintons.

To be sure, folks on the left, and in the media that support them, will either deny this connection, or ignore it.

In the end, that's going to be hard to do, for on August 4, while speaking at the YearlyKos convention in Chicago, the junior senator from New York proudly stated, "institutions that I helped to start and support like Media Matters and Center for American Progress."

Our friend Mike Church has been kind enough to provide the following audio of this segment of her speech that day (partial transcript to follow). Those interested can also view the video available here (relevant section at 2:20):

We are certainly better prepared and more focused on, you know, taking our arguments, and making them effective, and disseminating them widely, and really putting together a network, uh, in the blogosphere, in a lot of the new progressive infrastructure, institutions that I helped to start and support like Media Matters and Center for American Progress.

Sounds like the junior senator confirmed my contention from Sunday: "Hillary and her backers have created an advocacy network whose expressed goal is to take down all of her critics in the media.

She continued:

You know, we're beginning to match what I had said for years was the advantage of the other side. Uh, you know, when I made that comment about the vast right-wing conspiracy, I wasn't kidding. Uh, what I never could have predicted is that it was not a conspiracy, it was just wide open and out there for everybody to see.

Well, Senator, it now appears that the advocacy network you "helped to start and support" is wide open and out there for everybody to see.

Talk about your inconvenient truths!

—Noel Sheppard is an economist, business owner, and Associate Editor of NewsBusters.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 666; clinton; democratparty; elections; fundedbysoros; hillary; hillaryclinton; kossuckers; mediamatters; smearsfromqueers; sorocrats; soros
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1 posted on 10/01/2007 5:44:14 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Bookmarked...


2 posted on 10/01/2007 5:46:23 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: lowbridge

What does Media Matters do besides attack conservatives?


3 posted on 10/01/2007 5:47:20 PM PDT by popdonnelly (No more no win wars.)
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To: lowbridge

The Democrats in Congress are no more than a collection of underhanded liars who garner votes by promising to give people money.


4 posted on 10/01/2007 5:48:29 PM PDT by popdonnelly (No more no win wars.)
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To: lowbridge
Oh yeah her fingerprints are all over the BOR and Rush smears.

She does not want to have to deal with them before the presidential election.

5 posted on 10/01/2007 5:48:46 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: popdonnelly
What does Media Matters do besides attack conservatives?

Funnel Soros money to Democrats

6 posted on 10/01/2007 5:49:40 PM PDT by digger48
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To: lowbridge

She helped Algore invent the internet too.


7 posted on 10/01/2007 5:50:16 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: BOBWADE

ping


8 posted on 10/01/2007 5:50:17 PM PDT by zip (((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA)))))
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To: lowbridge

So if the lawsuits target Media Matters they’ll sweep up the Hildabeast.


9 posted on 10/01/2007 5:51:08 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: doug from upland

Hmmm... this could leave another big mark...or peter...or paul...


10 posted on 10/01/2007 5:52:23 PM PDT by xcamel (FDT/2008)
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To: popdonnelly
What does Media Matters do besides attack conservatives?

Nothing.

Created by Hillary. Funded by Soros.

11 posted on 10/01/2007 5:52:31 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: lowbridge


Rush Apologizes to Troops for Media Matters for America’s Smear Last Week
12 posted on 10/01/2007 5:52:49 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: popdonnelly
What does Media Matters do besides attack conservatives?

Nothing.

Created by Hillary. Funded by Soros.

13 posted on 10/01/2007 5:52:49 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.)
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To: popdonnelly
What does Media Matters do besides attack conservatives?

Pump money into the beast's campaign.


14 posted on 10/01/2007 5:52:54 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: lowbridge

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/ny-usclin074880328sep07,0,6867749,print.story?coll=ny-nationalnews-print

Newsday.com
Switching allegiances
One-time Clinton basher becomes a key defender

BY GLENN THRUSH

Newsday Washington Bureau

September 7, 2006

WASHINGTON

David Brock, the reformed right-wing reporter who once took aim at Hillary Rodham Clinton, has cultivated surprisingly deep ties to the senator - paying $200,000 to a Clinton confidant for working at his watchdog group, Media Matters.

(snip)


16 posted on 10/01/2007 5:53:17 PM PDT by maggief
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To: lowbridge


Liberals Worry About Hillary
17 posted on 10/01/2007 5:57:21 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: lowbridge
You might wish to read this in order to have a better understanding of how all the dots connect. The Shadow Party
18 posted on 10/01/2007 6:04:52 PM PDT by Nahanni
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To: lowbridge

So people who disagree with Hillary are what she refers to as the “right wing noise machine.”

I would love to hear a debate between her and Zell Miller. Wouldn’t that be a hoot!?

She owns helping start Media Matters at 2:46


19 posted on 10/01/2007 6:14:49 PM PDT by janereinheimer ((I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.))
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To: xcamel

One of the key witnesses to be called in Paul v Clinton is Kelly Craighead, one of Hillary’s most senior aides. I reported some time ago that Craighead was instrumental in setting up Media Matters. Yes, it was set up with Soros money to get Hillary into the White House. Soros is an incredible danger to this republic.


20 posted on 10/01/2007 6:20:57 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: mware
I can believe her fingerprints are all over these smears, but it's like when her fingerprints were on the Rose Law Firm files which mysteriously reappeared in the White House living quarters a day or two after the statute of limitations ran out...there are never any negative consequences for her.

Nixon was always accused of using harsh negative tactics against his opponents (especially in his early campaigns). The Clintons' methods are Nixon's on steroids...but they are smart enough to put up a screen so the public doesn't see what's going on.

21 posted on 10/01/2007 6:27:19 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: lowbridge

ping


22 posted on 10/01/2007 6:52:03 PM PDT by Thickman (Term limits are the answer.)
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To: lowbridge
You know, we're beginning to match what I had said for years was the advantage of the other side. Uh, you know, when I made that comment about the vast right-wing conspiracy, I wasn't kidding. Uh, what I never could have predicted is that it was not a conspiracy, it was just wide open and out there for everybody to see.

Nice try co-conspirator. Your well-placed comment was a wake-up call to truth seekers. As it turns out, you and your POS husband were greater scumbags than we ever imagined.

23 posted on 10/01/2007 7:13:47 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: lowbridge
"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

"We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.”

"It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, for the few, and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."

"We can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people.""

"We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own turf in order to create this common ground."

"I certainly think the free market has failed."

"I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector [oil] in the entire economy, that they are being watched."

"What I want to do is take those profits and apply them to alternative energy."

Karl Marx or Frederick Engels said none of these things; Hillary Clinton said them all.

24 posted on 10/01/2007 7:36:37 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (The RATs and Media are the enemy.)
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To: lowbridge

And you believer her? She could be lying her @$$ off! Sounds like Bill Clinton claiming he is a lifetime member of the NRA or Al Gore claiming his mother sung him that union ditty? Such could also be true, but just how likely is that?


25 posted on 10/01/2007 8:05:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Repeal the Terrible Two - the 16th and 17th Amendments.)
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To: lowbridge
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
26 posted on 10/01/2007 8:07:11 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: doug from upland
Soros is an incredible danger to this republic.

You could say that Soros is an incredible danger to the entire planet and the race of humans that G*d, in his peculiar wisdom, saw fit to make him a member of (pardon the grammar).

27 posted on 10/01/2007 8:09:18 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Repeal the Terrible Two - the 16th and 17th Amendments.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

ROFL!!!


28 posted on 10/01/2007 8:10:11 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: lowbridge

From her own lips Media Matters is just a branch of the Clinton Chinese Mafia War Room, nothing else. Rush is going to nail them with this.

Pray for W and Our Troops


29 posted on 10/01/2007 8:15:21 PM PDT by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000; MeekOneGOP; bitt; lowbridge; Seadog Bytes; ...
 

 
30 posted on 10/01/2007 8:18:51 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•¿•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•¿•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•¿•)›_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

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That tells it all potlatch!

Great .gif!


31 posted on 10/01/2007 8:47:14 PM PDT by devolve (---- -Karl_I_have_not_received_my_bonus_check_yet!-)
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To: lowbridge; devolve; potlatch; PhilDragoo

Back when David Brock still worked for American Spectator, he wrote a biography called “The Seduction of Hillary Rodham Clinton”. It was a surprising puff piece considering he was believed to be a conservative then. Shortly thereafter, he jumped to the dark side. He and Hill go way back.


32 posted on 10/01/2007 8:48:00 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: potlatch
I love the image. It says it all.
Gary
FuzzySnake.com
33 posted on 10/01/2007 8:53:08 PM PDT by GaryLee1990
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To: ntnychik; potlatch; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000; MeekOneGOP

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I wonder just how far back Brock & Hillary go.....

What common link(s?) might they have?


34 posted on 10/01/2007 8:58:47 PM PDT by devolve (---- -Karl_I_have_not_received_my_bonus_check_yet!-)
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To: GaryLee1990; potlatch

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potlatch creates some of the most original, unique, and accurate political parody animated graphics that are seen on the internet

Her .gifs often appear as the featured animated graphic at http://StrangePolitics.com and were first seen here on Free Republic


35 posted on 10/01/2007 9:06:47 PM PDT by devolve (---- -Karl_I_have_not_received_my_bonus_check_yet!-)
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To: potlatch
"...the junior senator from New York proudly stated, "institutions that I helped to start and support like Media Matters and Center for American Progress."


Good grief!
She actually said it out loud?

That's the perfect graphic for this thread, potlatch!

36 posted on 10/01/2007 9:16:40 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: bray
"Rush is going to nail them with this."


I totally agree!
He was loaded for bear Friday, and today.
I can't wait to hear his show tomorrow.

Do you think he possibly set them up?

37 posted on 10/01/2007 9:20:15 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: devolve

Great question, devolve.

I wish I knew the answer...


38 posted on 10/01/2007 9:21:26 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: dixiechick2000

TreasoncRats are so filled with Hatred they set themselves up. This is an orchestrated campaign by the Clinton Chinese Mafia War Room with the Politics of Personal Destruction.

Difference is we/Rush has seen this act before and the net exposes their lies. She really blew it with this statement.

Pray for W and Rush


39 posted on 10/01/2007 9:52:00 PM PDT by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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40 posted on 10/01/2007 10:25:39 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: lowbridge

BTTT


41 posted on 10/01/2007 10:37:11 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...

See, and Gore only invented the Internet.


42 posted on 10/01/2007 10:50:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, September 27, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

ping


43 posted on 10/01/2007 10:53:38 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: potlatch; devolve

bump! bump! bump!


44 posted on 10/01/2007 10:55:44 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: lowbridge; All
For more than you ever wished to know about The Lady MacBeth of Little Rock, click the picture:

Hillary Clinton- archives, comments, and opposition research:



45 posted on 10/02/2007 2:04:47 AM PDT by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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To: PhilDragoo

Heheh-—good one.


46 posted on 10/02/2007 6:16:40 AM PDT by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot; Mase; expat_panama

Media Matters in the news.


48 posted on 10/02/2007 7:56:45 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Thickman

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49 posted on 10/02/2007 8:14:20 AM PDT by prognostigaator
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To: lowbridge
BTTT

IRS willing to look into Media Matter’s possible violation of it’s 501(c)(3) Status

50 posted on 10/02/2007 8:27:04 AM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*RWVA)
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