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Carville soliciting help for Media Matters
THE HILL ^ | Sam Youngman

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."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 527groups; carville; farrightfanatics; fundraising; mediamatters

1 posted on 12/20/2008 7:11:05 AM PST by fiodora
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To: fiodora
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."

LOL.

2 posted on 12/20/2008 7:14:06 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: fiodora

Isn’t Soros’s billions enough?


3 posted on 12/20/2008 7:15:36 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: fiodora
Media Matters is there to fight back, every day, in real time.

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.

4 posted on 12/20/2008 7:18:25 AM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet (...still considering my options.)
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To: fiodora

How dare the Republicans ask questions of the sainted Dems? After all they are just Dems being Dems.


5 posted on 12/20/2008 7:18:40 AM PST by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: fiodora

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”.


6 posted on 12/20/2008 7:18:49 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: fiodora

What garbage.


7 posted on 12/20/2008 7:26:23 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: fiodora
Carville against free speech .
8 posted on 12/20/2008 7:34:26 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: fiodora
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."

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>

9 posted on 12/20/2008 7:37:19 AM PST by mak5
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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! :-)


10 posted on 12/20/2008 7:48:00 AM PST by HarryH (Still Standing in the Gap!)
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To: fiodora

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.


11 posted on 12/20/2008 7:55:44 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: fiodora

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=83984


12 posted on 12/20/2008 7:57:50 AM PST by deannadurbin
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To: HarryH
Media Matters, does James Carville?

Media Matters does James Carville.

Punctuation, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton(Barry) And the beat goes on.

13 posted on 12/20/2008 8:04:22 AM PST by justrepublican ("There is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100 percent of income.)
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To: fiodora

This reads like an Onion piece.


14 posted on 12/20/2008 8:04:23 AM PST by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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To: justrepublican

I think ol’ carville usually does the “doin’.”


15 posted on 12/20/2008 8:06:13 AM PST by bannie
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To: fiodora
"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.

When the noise machine goes up, there must be something to it.

16 posted on 12/20/2008 8:28:05 AM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: bannie

This is great news! I detect a little apprehension on their part.


17 posted on 12/20/2008 8:28:54 AM PST by NOBO2
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To: fiodora

Corporal Cue ball blowing it out through his ash.


18 posted on 12/20/2008 9:41:13 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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