Skip to comments.Carville soliciting help for Media Matters
Posted on 12/20/2008 7:11:05 AM PST by fiodora
Democratic strategist James Carville, using Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton's e-mail list, sent out an e-mail Friday trying to recruit supporters and donations for Media Matters for America, the liberal media watchdog group.
With the subject line "It's happening again," Carville compares the scandal of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) and his relationship to President-elect Obama to the scandals that followed the Clintons into office and proved a distraction througout both of President Clinton's terms.
Carville wrote that the Clintons "hadn't even unpacked their boxes before the right-wing noise machine started hyping phony scandals and inventing gossip."
"Too many in the media played a key role in spreading these smears, forgetting their responsibility as journalists and repeating fiction as fact," Carville wrote. "Now it's happening again. The same far-right fanatics and those in the media who disseminate their attacks far and wide are trying to derail the new Democratic administration before it's even gotten off the ground. They spread gossip and suggest scandal where there is none, all in the interest of generating controversy instead of communicating the facts."
While Carville never mentions the Blagojevich scandal by name, he appears to be referring to lingering questions about what Obama's staff, specifically incoming Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, might have said to Blagojevich, who was arrested on corruption charges that include trying to sell Obama's Senate seat.
Carville boasts that when Jerome Corsi, author of the Swift Boats Veterans for Truth book in 2004, put out another book this year on Obama, Media Matters "absolutely destroyed his credibility with a detailed takedown of his smears and falsehoods."
"If we want the new administration to be able to follow through on the promise of change, we need to fight the right-wing noise machine and keep the media honest," Carville wrote. "We've seen how important that battle is, and Media Matters is out there fighting it every day. Let's give 'em a hand."
Carville said that whenever "a Bill O'Reilly or a Chris Matthews attacks progressive leaders or ideals, Media Matters is there to fight back, every day, in real time."
Isn’t Soros’s billions enough?
And if by some chance the MSM and Media Matters can't slander the poor slob into silence, the Reid/Pelosi politburo will set up a really effective censorship system under the title of "Fairness".
Every time one of these lib swine opens his piehole, I feel more and more like it's 1774.
How dare the Republicans ask questions of the sainted Dems? After all they are just Dems being Dems.
Hey snake-head-looking-like-something-that-Captain-Kirk-kills-on-Star-Trek, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald isn’t “the right-wing noise machine”.
Yeah, it's not like the President and Hillary did anything illegal or wrong, is it? I mean, he wouldn't commit perjury and she wouldn't fire the travel office staff for no reason, would she? /S<\P>
Oh yeah? If I recall Media Matters and the liberal press started attacking not only every policy the Bush Administration made but a complete assault and character assassinating from the git go and it has lasted over the last 8 years.. Carville is an IDIOT! grrrrrrrrr! Besides he is looking for a job! :-)
How exactly did they smear Corsi? By having him arrested at gunpoint by Obama’s buddies in Kenya? Keeping him detained for so long that he got sick and almost died?
Dems aren’t innocent little saints — and the Clintons deserved much of that “noise” in the 1990’s.
President Clinton is an IMPEACHED president. How conveniently everyone forgets that. I’m not sure most Obama or Hillary voters remembered it during the primaries either.
Media Matters does James Carville.
Punctuation, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton(Barry) And the beat goes on.
This reads like an Onion piece.
I think ol’ carville usually does the “doin’.”
When the noise machine goes up, there must be something to it.
This is great news! I detect a little apprehension on their part.
Corporal Cue ball blowing it out through his ash.