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Media Matters developing ‘opposition research’ on Fox, has list of ‘every single person’
Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/11 | Steven Nelson

Posted on 03/26/2011 10:34:10 PM PDT by Nachum

Politico published an eye-opening report on Saturday by Ben Smith about “Media Matter’s war against Fox.” Smith wrote that the organization continues to transform itself into an exclusively Fox News-battling group.Media Matters founder David Brock told Politico that his organization’s activism has developed into a “strategy of containment.” This strategy includes extensive work to compile intelligence on the employees of the cable news channel. (Snip)“Somebody in that organization is giving us primary source documents.”

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To: Nachum

David Brock worked for Hillary in Clinton’s White House. Sounds like he’s getting ready to work for her again, doesn’t it?


51 posted on 03/27/2011 5:19:35 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hillary introduced him to a new boyfriend and got him a job in the White House.


52 posted on 03/27/2011 5:21:13 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: buccaneer81
Actually, my bet is old Shep is the mole.

More like the Gerbil.

53 posted on 03/27/2011 5:30:51 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Allegra

The need to grant acquiescence to evil is the nature of the human animal spirit.


54 posted on 03/27/2011 6:04:09 AM PDT by mmercier (a thing can only be what it is.)
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To: mmercier
The need to grant acquiescence to evil is the nature of the human animal spirit.

The need to do unprovoked evil on other people is an indication of an unhealthy mind.

55 posted on 03/27/2011 6:13:44 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Nachum
We need to finally, formally, do the same to the communists.

I wish we had a database function here on FR so that we could build and maintain such a database. I know I could put in a bunch of time combing the interwebs for data and formatting for entry. Most of the people we would want info on have an internet presence.

56 posted on 03/27/2011 6:17:09 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Nachum

“Why not respond to every single event or program with a program of our own?”

http://www.mrc.org/public/default.aspx

These guys are doing a good job of it!


57 posted on 03/27/2011 6:17:26 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Allegra
To believe that the possibility or reality of unprovoked evil committed by man against man is wrong is an indication of irrationality.

It is not such because I say so, it is such because this is how human interaction works. Denial or condemnation or moral code do not change reality.

58 posted on 03/27/2011 6:28:21 AM PDT by mmercier (past, present, future)
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To: mmercier
Stepped in that one and tracked it all over the wife's white rug.

I strongly dislike it when you realize you have had another a nitwit moment.

59 posted on 03/27/2011 6:38:57 AM PDT by mmercier (suck it up, buttercup.)
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To: CaptainK
Somebody in that organization is giving us primary source documents.”

I hope he has something horrible about Sheppard Smith.

Aren't Brock and Shep two gay guys?

Shep is the first person I'd suspect...he is a little snit!He would fit right in at CNN.

I bet other gay guys don't like him.

Or, it could be that BOR is passing documents... he just hasn't figured it out yet.

60 posted on 03/27/2011 6:48:49 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

bttt


61 posted on 03/27/2011 8:14:21 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: mmercier
"The need to grant acquiescence to evil is the nature of the human animal spirit."

Hypocrisy is fine so long as we understand we are hypocrites, and that we will always fall short of the ideal. But the bad kind of hypocrite deals with his own shortcomings by unconsciously projecting them into others, and then attacking them. ...." ~ Robert W. Godwin, PH.D Clinical Psychologist (Blogs as "Gagdad Bob")

More:

"...one of the principles of the left (either implicit or explicit) is that man is basically good. That being the case, there is no reason to train a child to be good, since nature takes care of that. For the leftist, any child will turn out okay so long as he isn't exposed to dangerous conservative principles such as self-discipline, objective morality, and absolute truth."

62 posted on 03/27/2011 8:29:05 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: mmercier
"...this is how human interaction works. Denial or condemnation or moral code do not change reality."

Exactly! bttt

Thinking is a Relationship

63 posted on 03/27/2011 8:36:34 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

David Brock is messing with the wrong person. Roger Ailes will destroy that little lying homo! Besides, most liberals hate his guts as much as conservatives because they know he is a paid whore for Soros. The little snack should crawl back under his rock before he get his guts smashed.


64 posted on 03/27/2011 8:38:54 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: lonestar
Aren't Brock and Shep two gay guys?

1) Brock is a definite.

2) I'm going with Shep as a definite or an astounding facsimile

65 posted on 03/27/2011 9:22:45 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Nachum

David Horowitz’s “Discover the Networks” site, or the linking software therein, could be the basis for such a thing. It is already pretty good on some of what you are asking for.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/


66 posted on 03/27/2011 9:27:20 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

It is. Thanks.


67 posted on 03/27/2011 9:29:34 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ModelBreaker
If they had any idea how real conservatives think . . . and how moderate Fox is by way of comparison.

Oh, they know. They're just trying to present the hard-left as if it were moderate, moderate as if it were right wing, and conservative as the lunatic fringe.

68 posted on 03/27/2011 10:01:53 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Nachum

501(c)3

The organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, and no part of a section 501(c)(3) organization’s net earnings may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. If the organization engages in an excess benefit transaction with a person having substantial influence over the organization, an excise tax may be imposed on the person and any organization managers agreeing to the transaction.

http://tinyurl.com/4cplxwu


69 posted on 03/27/2011 2:35:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I get the 501(c)3 limitations. We can be sure they would be tested.


70 posted on 03/27/2011 2:37:38 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
A charitable organization must make available for public inspection its approved application for recognition of exemption with all supporting documents and its last three annual information returns.  The organization must provide copies of these documents upon request without charge (other than a reasonable fee for reproduction and copying costs).  Penalties are provided for failure to comply with these requirements.  For more information, see our frequently asked questions, the final regulations published in Internal Revenue Bulletin 1999-17, or Disclosure Requirements.
71 posted on 03/27/2011 2:39:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: grey_whiskers

So Media Matters has compiled a Nixon Enemies List. I thought liberals were against “politics of personal destruction” and wanted “civility”.

Seems they are acting just like the Communists they really are.


72 posted on 03/27/2011 2:46:58 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Nachum

http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/47-0928008/media-matters-america.aspx#


73 posted on 03/27/2011 2:48:37 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: dalereed

“Hmm I wonder who would be providing inside info???”

“I vote for Alan Colmbs.”

Considering he is a member and spokesman for Media Matters, I’d say you’re right.


74 posted on 03/27/2011 2:48:40 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Nachum

Media Matters for America (MMFA), a “Web-based, not-for-profit progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media,” was founded by David Brock in mid-April 2004.

Along with former MoveOn consultant Tom Matzzie and John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, it is behind Progressive Media, a liberal messaging campaign launched in 2008 and expanded in 2009 to become a ‘war room’ for promoting the foreign and domestic policies of Barack Obama.

The site “was devised as part of a larger media apparatus being built by liberals to combat what they say is the overwhelming influence of conservative commentators like Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly.” The “project was developed with help from the newly formed Center for American Progress, the policy group headed by John D. Podesta,” Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff. “Brock said he hoped it could help provide fodder for fledgling liberal radio talk shows being started across the country, including those of the comedians Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo.”

Mr. Brock, who has also spoken with Senator Clinton, Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota and former Vice President Al Gore about his project

Funded with “more than $2 million in donations from wealthy liberals.” “Among Mr. Brock’s donors is Leo Hindery, Jr., the former cable magnate; Susie Tompkins Buell, who is co-founder of the fashion company Esprit and is close to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, and Ms. Buell’s husband Mark; and James C. Hormel, a San Francisco philanthropist whose appointment as ambassador to Luxembourg was delayed for a year and a half in the late 1990’s by conservative lawmakers protesting what they called his promotion of a ‘gay lifestyle.’

Media Matters for America is funded in part by the Democracy Alliance.

The Media Matters Action Network is a 501(c)4 organization that is a partner organization to MMFA. In December 2008, the Media Matters Action Network acquired the Media Transparency website from Cursor Inc

Key personnel:

David Brock - CEO
Eric Burns - President
Marcia Kuntz - Editor-in-Chief
Jeremy Schulman - Research Director
Jamison Foser - Senior Fellow
Eric Boehlert - Senior Fellow
Duncan Black - Senior Fellow
Karl Frisch - Senior Fellow
Jessica Levin - Press Secretary

Media Matters for America
455 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Suite 600
Washington DC 20001
Telephone: 202-756-4100
Fax: 202-318-0836
Website: http://mediamatters.org/
RSS Feed: http://mediamatters.org/tools/syndication/latest.rss

Democracy Alliance

Niki Jagpal

Media Matters for America’s partner organization, Media Matters Action Network launched Conservative Transparency in November, 2009.

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APRIL 13, 2007

Behind the Fall of Imus, A Digital Brush Fire
In a Blur, Watchdogs, Blogs, Email, Spur Radio Host’s Firing

Ryan Chiachiere was. A 26-year-old researcher in Washington, D.C., for liberal watchdog organization Media Matters for America, he was assigned to monitor Mr. Imus’s program. Mr. Chiachiere clipped the video, alerted his bosses and started working on a blog post for the organization’s Web site.

Media Matters posted the video and transcript on its Web site and sent an email blast to several hundred reporters, as it does nearly every day.

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB117641076468168180-TfMzyqKQiK1gcJfwRly5ONRZTEo_20080411.html


75 posted on 03/27/2011 3:02:06 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Absolutely Nobama; Nachum

Thanks. Thusfar there’s three of us interested in doing something. What’s the link to your website? We all three need to talk together to plot and scheme. :)


76 posted on 03/27/2011 3:04:00 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: kcvl

Terrific info. Are you interested in helping us set-up a counter-challenge of some sort?


77 posted on 03/27/2011 3:07:02 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: paulycy

Are you skilled in that arena? It doesn’t matter as we’ll fumble through it but are you interested in setting something up to counter the avalanche which will get much worse as it nears the election? See posts above.


78 posted on 03/27/2011 3:10:22 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: CodeToad

Moreover, Democracy Alliance reports that one of its officials, Jonathan Adler, served as Regional Campaign Coordinator for Senator Clinton’s successful 2006 Senate re-election campaign.

The current Managing Director of Democracy Alliance, Kelly Craighead, is, according to Newsday’s Glenn Thrush, ”one of the Clintons’ closest friends.” In the 1990s Craighead worked as an assistant to President Clinton and as director of the advance team for Hillary, who was then the First Lady.

The depth of the friendship between Craighead and Mrs. Clinton is evidenced by the fact that Hillary, acting as a justice of the peace, performed Craighead’s 2001 marriage ceremony to political consultant Erick Mullen, a former aide to Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York and a former informal advisor to Mrs. Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign.

Recipients of Democracy Alliance grants are sworn to secrecy about the funds they receive from this organization, thus only a small percentage of its grantees are known to the public. Among them are Media Matters, EMILY’s List, ACORN, and the Center for American Progress. 

According to Glenn Thrush of Newsday, Democracy Alliance members report that their organization ”advises Democratic donors on where to spend their political contributions” and, in so doing, “steered more than $6 million to [David] Brock‘s group” — Media Matters — between 2004 and 2006.


79 posted on 03/27/2011 3:14:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: bronxville

www.absolutelynobama.com

I was going to tear the whole thing down this week because it has become too much of a hassle. I can certainly change it into anti-Media Matters website.


80 posted on 03/27/2011 3:14:21 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Nachum
This has George Soros written all over it. That sorry sack of monkey dung needs to disappear.
81 posted on 03/27/2011 3:15:27 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: paulycy

Fox Reporter’s Racist Tweet: “Blacks Riot At Burger King”

Media Matters for America
March 25, 2011

Media Matters has documented that Fox Nation has frequently race-baited.

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The White House is ‘helping’ liberal groups to get their political messages in sync with the official line.

Ben Smith at Politico reported on the latest development in this White House-coordinated campaign to use these think-tankers to whip up support for its agenda. It is a newly formed coalition, the Common Purpose Project, which blogger Jane Hamsher describes as “one of the many groups Rahm Emanuel has set up to coordinate messaging among liberal interest groups.” This one includes the direct participation of White House officials, according to Smith:

http://tinyurl.com/cw927r


82 posted on 03/27/2011 3:20:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

It sounds like Nixon’s enemies list


83 posted on 03/27/2011 3:21:24 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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The Common Purpose meeting every Tuesday afternoon at the Capitol Hilton brings together the top officials from a range of left-leaning organizations, from labor groups like Change to Win to activists like MoveOn.org, all in support of the White House’s agenda. The group has an overlapping membership with a daily 8:45 a.m. call run by the Center for American Progress’ and Media Matters’ political arms; with the new field-oriented coalition Unity ‘09; and with the groups that allied to back the budget as the Campaign to Rebuild and Renew America Now.

Unlike those other groups, however, the Common Purpose meeting has involved a White House official, communications director Ellen Moran, two sources familiar with the meeting said. It’s aimed, said one, at “providing a way for the White House to manage its relationships with some of these independent groups.”

Common Purpose was founded by Erik Smith, a former aide to Dick Gephardt. The group’s political director is former Obama aide, Miti Sathe. “Common Purpose is formed as a 501(c)(4), which leaves it focused on policy, rather than electoral, work,” notes Smith. “Part of the group’s role is to enforce a kind of message discipline.” He tells the story of how last month “some of the more liberal members of the coalition” were launching a campaign against conservative Democrats under the banner “Dog the Blue Dogs.” The White House, Smith alleged, “was in the midst of discussions with members of the congressional Blue Dog caucus, and objected to the slogan, which was promptly changed, and the page describing the drive is gone from CAF [Campaign for America’s Future, a participant in the Common Purposes calls]’s website.”


84 posted on 03/27/2011 3:22:24 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Terrific! You have a great site with lots of valuable information. A shame to tear it down but...for the collective good as the left might say...:) I don’t have a window email...can you freepmail me/us? We need to have a place where we can all talk together...is that possible on your site?


85 posted on 03/27/2011 3:23:09 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: bronxville

I have some skills and experience but am disabled and cannot be counted on to be very productive. All I can offer is to do what I can do - searching the web and formatting data and such as I find it - and that is it. If I were more capable I could get off of SSDI and get a job, but I haven’t been able to do that for a very long time.


86 posted on 03/27/2011 3:27:09 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: browniexyz

AFL-CIO’s Rich Trumka recently gave a speech in which he said, “We are working to counter the Glenn Beck effect and turn anger into action for real change.”

AFL-CIO then linked to a Media Matters article about Fox News. 

Additionally, Media Matters promoted its funder’s speech before a Harvard University audience.

Another?  Media Matters has consistently defended SEIU.

Consider this small group of funders:

Service Employees International Union – 10/09 and 11/09 – $50,000
National Education Association – 8/19/09 – $100,000
AFL-CIO – 10/23/08 – $25,000

http://biggovernment.com/kolson/2010/04/14/sunlight-on-seiu-part-iii-understand-media-matters-funding-understand-media-matters-targets/


87 posted on 03/27/2011 3:27:57 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Alas Babylon!

In response to an article in Thursday’s National Review by Byron York where the columnist accused the Soros-funded Media Matters for America of being “an avowedly political institution,” the liberal smear outfit  let loose with perhaps the funniest lines of the campaign season to date:

Media Matters is not, as the National Review claims, “an avowedly political institution,” but a nonpartisan, progressive nonprofit that is unaffiliated with any political party or candidate.

Gibson also claimed Media Matters “get[s] Soros support.” As Media Matters has repeatedly noted, it has received no money from philanthropist George Soros — either directly or indirectly.

For the record as York points out, Media Matters is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and is therefore precluded from engaging in any partisan activity. But the laughable denial above only shows the breath taking dishonesty of the group when it comes to their mission, best described as smearing Republicans and their allies.

And the blatant lie about Soros not funding Media Matters “directly or indirectly” flies in the face of the organization’s own statements on the matter as well as several investigations - one by York himself - regarding their ties to the mysterious Mr. Soros:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/10/media_matters_claims_nonpartis.html


88 posted on 03/27/2011 3:32:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: paulycy

That sounds great to me paul. We just have to find some place on the web where we can all talk as a group. The more minds the better so anyone else who reads this are also very welcome (except for recent signups because you could be a mole - sorry).


89 posted on 03/27/2011 3:34:43 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: unixfox

Soros claims he’s coming clean on the perpetual lie because of his contempt for FOX News. This could make a mess of Media Matters’ “not-for-profit” status with the IRS.

The fact that the ultra-liberal New York Times is breaking, and not BURYING, this revelation about Media Matters is intriguing. The left-wing spinmeisters usually defend one another or ignore negative information. Someone with half a brain at NYT must have suddenly noticed that the polls have been favoring conservative congressional candidates and predicting a Democrat bloodbath in the upcoming election and they want to be on the winning side.

Stop laughing…

From NY Times, Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters:

Media Matters, the liberal activist group that wages a rhetorical war against Fox News Channel and others in the conservative press, will announce on Wednesday the receipt of a $1 million donation from the philanthropist George Soros.

In a statement obtained by The Caucus, the organization says it plans to use the money to intensify its efforts to hold the Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting.

“Fox has transformed itself into a 24-7 G.O.P. attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan political ends,” the group will say in the statement, to be released Wednesday afternoon.

In an accompanying statement, Mr. Soros, a billionaire who has a history of supporting liberal politicians and causes, accused Fox News hosts of “incendiary rhetoric” and said he hoped that his money would be used “in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge Fox News poses to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.”

For years, conservatives have accused Media Matters of being a front organization for Mr. Soros. In May, Mr. Beck referred to Media Matters as “the left-wing George Soros-funded media machine that is now referring to me as a jihadist.” In 2007, Fox’s Sean Hannity called it “Hillary Clinton’s George Soros-funded group Media Matters.”

Officials at Media Matters regularly deny that they have ever taken money from Mr. Soros, who repeats that denial in Wednesday’s statement, saying, “I have not to date been a funder” of the liberal organization. Now, he will officially be a donor, and likely a fresh target for criticism from the right.

Mr. Soros has been a disappointment to some liberals during the current election cycle because he has largely sat on the sidelines. In an interview with my colleague Sewell Chan earlier this month, Mr. Soros said he was concerned about a Republican surge in Congress but was not participating as he did in the past.

http://tinyurl.com/4u4dm7c


90 posted on 03/27/2011 3:37:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: bronxville

OK... why don’t you keep a ping/FReepmail list and please put me on it. I’d be happy to do what I can as long as my many limitations are understood. I can write and research in my limited way and I want to contribute.


91 posted on 03/27/2011 3:41:08 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Nachum

Aw: Soros donates $1 million to Media Matters

“Wait,” you say, “hasn’t Soros been funding them for years?” Not exactly: He’s been donating to other lefty groups for years — Tides, Democracy Alliance, etc — and they’ve in turn been donating to Media Matters. The big news today is that he’s decided to cut out the middleman.

In an accompanying statement, Mr. Soros, a billionaire who has a history of supporting liberal politicians and causes, accused Fox News hosts of “incendiary rhetoric” and said he hoped that his money would be used “in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge Fox News poses to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/10/20/aw-soros-donates-1-million-to-media-matters/


92 posted on 03/27/2011 3:41:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

Media Matters has not always been forthcoming about its high-profile backers. In particular, the group long labored to obscure any financial ties to George Soros. But in March 2003, the Cybercast News Service (CNS) detailed the copious links between Media Matters and several Soros “affiliates”—among them MoveOn.org, the Center for American Progress, and Peter Lewis. Confronted with this story, a spokesman for the organization explained that “Media Matters for America has never received funding directly from George Soros” (emphasis added), a transparent evasion.

Among these are Media Matters’ chief communications strategist Dennis Yedwab, who is also the Director of Strategic Resources at Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Brock’s personal assistant, Mandy Vlasz, is a Democratic pollster and a veteran consultant to Democratic campaigns, including the 2000 Gore/Lieberman campaign. Katie Barge, the Director of Research at Media Matters, formerly presided over opposition research for Senator John Edwards’ unsuccessful 2004 presidential campaign.

A notable figure at Media Matters is senior fellow Eric Boehlert, who was among the most passionate defenders of University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian after the latter was accused of having been the North American leader of the terrorist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In an article titled “The Prime-time Smearing of Sami Al-Arian,” Boehlert charged that: “In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, all four media giants, eagerly tapping into the country’s mood of vengeance and fear, latched onto the Al-Arian story, fudging the facts and ignoring the most rudimentary tenets of journalism in their haste to better tell a sinister story about lurking Middle Eastern dangers here at home.”

Media Matters’ Senior Advisor Jamison Foser wrote on May 26, 2006: “The defining issue of our time is the media. ... The dominant political force of our time is the media. Time after time, the news media have covered progressives and conservatives in wildly different ways — and, time after time, they do so to the benefit of conservatives.”

Media Matters’ Editorial Director is Marcia B. Kuntz, who formerly headed the Judicial Selection Project of Alliance for Justice.

Media Matters receives financial support from the Tides Foundation, the Arca Foundation, the Peninsula Community Foundation, and the San Francisco Foundation.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=7150


93 posted on 03/27/2011 3:48:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

Eric Boehlert is an American writer at Media Matters for America. Prior to this he was a senior writer for Salon for five years, and before that a contributing editor to Rolling Stone

94 posted on 03/27/2011 3:52:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: bronxville

My website:

http://www.nachumlist.com/


95 posted on 03/27/2011 3:54:48 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Jamison Foser is Executive Vice President at Media Matters for America.

Foser "has extensive experience in progressive research, communications, and strategy, having worked for nearly a decade in national politics. Most recently he served as Research Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for the 2002 cycle."

96 posted on 03/27/2011 3:55:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum
Media Matters founder David Brock told Politico that his organization’s activism has developed into a “strategy of containment.”

He said they were moving beyond the containment strategy to something like war.

97 posted on 03/27/2011 3:58:56 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Nachum

November 23, 2010

Democrats are officially launching their own outside-money push ahead of the 2012 presidential campaign.

Media Matters founder and author DavidBrock plans to file paperwork Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission detailing plans to raise and spend unlimited funds to influence the upcoming election.

The group will be called American Bridge, and Brock tells the New York Times’ Michael Luo that he’s already gotten $4 million in pledges from Democratic donors including Rob McKay, heir to the Taco Bell fortune, and longtime TV producer Marcy Carsey, best known as the executive producer of “The Cosby Show.”

The chairwoman of American Bridge will be Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the former lieutenant governor of Maryland and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy.

But Brock isn’t the only Democrat plotting outside efforts in the 2012 campaign.  A group of liberal donors met last week in Washington to discuss outside efforts. And on Monday, the operatives behind America Coming Together, a 527 group that spent millions to boost John Kerry in 2004, also held talks about the upcoming campaign.

Leading Democratic donors who have already pledged money to the group include Rob McKay, heir to the Taco Bell fortune and chairman of the Democracy Alliance, a partnership of wealthy liberal donors; Robert Dyson, who heads Dyson-Kissner-Moran, a takeover and acquisitions firm in New York City; and Marcia L. Carsey, a television producer who gave $1 million to Democratic outside groups in 2004.

Guess that’s how most folk missed that Media Matter’s Treasurer, Rachel Pritzker Hunter is among the Who’s Who in the George Soros $100 million clearing house known as the Democracy Alliance (DA).

“Rachel Pritzker Hunter of the Hyatt Hotel Pritzkers was a DA board member after the group was created.” (Matthew Vadum James Dellinger, Capital Research Center, Canada Free Press, Jan. 10, 2008).

A founding DA member, Pritzker Hunter, a nutritionist claiming expertise in sensitivity to foods by profession

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98 posted on 03/27/2011 4:05:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: bushwon

Probably could be one of dozens of low-level, lefty NYC admin, production assistant or intern types. Some Code Pink aspiring actress with a day job.


99 posted on 03/27/2011 4:07:50 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Nachum

George Soros’s Democracy Alliance

The “Partners”: Who’s Who in the Democracy Alliance

George Soros is founder of Quantum Asset Management and the grant-making Open Society Institute. He donated close to $24 million

His son Jonathan is also a member of the DA.

Peter B. Lewis is a billionaire insurance magnate ‚Äî chairman of Progressive Casualty Insurance Co., the nation’s third-largest automobile insurer. He gave $23 million

Herb and Marion Sandler are the co-founders of Golden West Financial Corp. They sold their S&L holding company to Wachovia in 2006 for $24 billion in cash and stock. In 2004 they gave $13 million

Silicon Valley venture capitalists Andy and Deborah Rappaport overlap significantly with those of the Alliance

The Rappaports founded New Progressive Coalition LLC, (“Your political giving advisor”), which is technically a for-profit corporation that allows individuals to “invest” in Political “Mutual Funds

Tim Gill is the software entrepreneur who created Quark, the design and layout publishing program. Gill, who also dabbles in state and local politics, is president of the Gill Foundation in Denver, a funder of gay rights organizations. Gill’s political giving grew from $300,000 in 2000 to about $15 million in 2006

Rachel Pritzker Hunter of the Hyatt Hotel Pritzkers was a DA board member after the group was created.

Gara LaMarche became president and CEO of the Atlantic Philanthropies in April 2007. Previously, he was vice president and director of U.S. Programs for Soros’s Open Society Institute.

Guy Saperstein, is an Oakland, California trial lawyer. In 2007, he created the National Security/Foreign Policy New Ideas Fund (newideasfund.org), with DA funding.

Rob Reiner, a Hollywood actor-director, is chairman of Parents Action for Children, a 501(c)(3) advocacy group. In 2005 he promoted Proposition 82, an unsuccessful California ballot initiative that would have raised state taxes to fund preschool for all four-year-olds. (See “The Teachers Unions Fight for Universal Pre-School,” by Ivan Osorio and James Dellinger, Labor Watch, June 2007.)

Herb Miller is a Washington, D.C., real estate developer and Democratic Party fundraiser.

David A. Friedman, a philanthropist and self-described centrist, is treasurer of the Friedman Family Foundation.

Ann S. Bowers is the widow of Intel cofounder Robert Noyce, inventor of the integrated circuit and “mayor of Silicon Valley.” Bowers is board chairman of Noyce Foundation.

Albert C. Yates is former president of Colorado State University.

Davidi Gilo is a high-tech entrepreneur and founder of Vyyo Inc. who made the Mother Jones 400 list of big leftist donors. His wife, Shamaya, created the Winds of Change Foundation in 1998, and is a heavy donor to Democratic candidates.

Mark Buell is a businessman. His wife, Susie Tompkins Buell, co-founded the clothier Esprit with her ex-husband, Douglas Tompkins, who is president of the Foundation for Deep Ecology.

Fred Baron, one of America’s wealthiest plaintiffs’ attorneys, was finance chairman for Senator John Edwards‘s 2004 presidential campaign.

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is an institutional member of the DA. SEIU President Andrew Stern and MoveOn.org‘s Eli Pariser have created a political action committee called “They Work for Us,” to take on Democratic candidates deemed insufficiently left-wing on economic issues. The labor coalition SEIU broke away from, the AFL-CIO, is also an Alliance member.

Alan Patricof is co-founder of private equity firm Apax Partners. From 1993 to 1995, he was chairman of the White House Conference on Small Business.

Bren Simon is president of MBS Associates LLC, a property management and development firm. Her husband, Melvin, ranks on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people. He is a part owner of the Indiana Pacers and runs the Simon Property Group, developer of shopping malls. (It is not known if Mr. Simon is active in the DA.)

Software entrepreneur Chris Gabrieli, who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Massachusetts governor in 2006, co-founded and heads Massachusetts 2020 Foundation.

Anne Bartley, the daughter of Winthrop Rockefeller, is vice chairman of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and a trustee of the Jennifer Altman Foundation.

Simon Rosenberg, the founder and president of the New Democrat Network (NDN), ran unsuccessfully in 2005 for the DNC chairmanship.

Lewis B. Cullman is a financier and philanthropist whose website says he and his wife, Dorothy, have given away $223 million to date.

Rob Johnson, a DA board member, is a partner at Impact Artist Management and former portfolio manager for Soros’s Quantum Fund.

Michael Kieschnick is founder of Working Assets. Every time a customer uses one of the Working Assets donation-linked services (long distance, wireless and credit card),

Steven M. Gluckstern, a former chairman of the Alliance, is a founding managing directorof Azimuth Alternative Assets, an investment banking firm.

Inventor William Budinger, who founded and ran Rodel, Inc.,is a DA board member.

DA board member Robert H. Dugger is a managing director of Tudor Investment Corporation, an asset management company. Previously he was chief economist at the American Bankers Association.

Manhattan psychologist Gail Furman, a DA board member, is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the boards of Human Rights First and The Brennan Center for Social Justice at NYU Law School.

San Francisco attorney and political organizer Steven Phillips is president and founder of PowerPAC.org, which focuses on California politics. He is a DA board member.

Charles Rodgers, a DA board member, is president of the New Community Fund, a family foundation in Massachusetts.

DA board member Deborah Sagner is a social worker and president of the Sagner Family Foundation.

Michael Vachon, a DA board member, is Soros’s spokesman and political director.

Patricia Stryker is granddaughter of Homer Stryker, who founded Stryker Corporation, a medical technology company.

Rutt Bridges is founder of Advance Geophysical. He ran for governor of Colorado in 2005 but dropped out of the race.

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/1297


100 posted on 03/27/2011 4:13:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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