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Juan Williams: Media Matters ‘Ruins People’s Lives’ Over Political Disagreements
Mediaite ^ | 07/05/11 | Matt Schneider

Posted on 07/05/2011 8:51:21 AM PDT by freespirited

Juan Williams appeared on Fox & Friends and told Brian Kilmeade it was laughable that Media Matters is considered a charitable institution when they are dedicated to silencing honest debate. Kilmeade was shocked that Media Matters searches for disgruntled Fox News employees to help with their campaign against the network, and now Williams and other Fox personalities seem ready to fight back.

Williams described the evolution of Media Matters:

“Obviously it’s not an honest watchdog group anymore. They used to monitor the media and point out things that were wrong, false, inappropriate, which is fine, but what you are hearing from Ari Rabin-Havt [Executive Vice President of Media Matters] is that really now they’re involved in opposition research. They are digging up dirt on people. They’re trying to ruin people’s lives and reputation because they disagree with their politics. And, in specific here, what they disagree with is conservative politics and they really don’t like Fox News.”

Williams mentioned that even his former employer NPR may be guilty of only giving one point of view, but that offense is nothing when compared to Media Matters, which sets out to destroy their political opponents. And with many Fox News shows now targeting Media Matters, it seems like a full-scale war between both sides has officially begun.


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Media Matters sucks.
1 posted on 07/05/2011 8:51:27 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

That’s “Fecal Matters”.


2 posted on 07/05/2011 8:52:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: freespirited

it’s about time people on our side realize the left is at war with us


3 posted on 07/05/2011 8:55:09 AM PDT by Jeff Vader (Palin 2012)
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To: freespirited

“Obviously it’s not an honest watchdog group anymore.

Earth to Juan... it NEVER WAS, nitwit.


4 posted on 07/05/2011 8:55:35 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: freespirited

Welcome to our world, Juan.

You’re a target now.


5 posted on 07/05/2011 8:56:34 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: Common Sense 101

Apparently, Juan Williams still believes some liberals are still good people. Much the same as an abused wife who still believes her husband loves her.


6 posted on 07/05/2011 8:58:15 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I don't have hobbies. I'm developing a robust post-apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: freespirited

It’s amazing that Juan Williams can still serve as a liberal given his own experiences and first hand knowledge of their mode of operation. I suppose he is paid by FOX to stay liberal, for “fair and balanced” purposes. His son is said to be Republican.


7 posted on 07/05/2011 8:58:18 AM PDT by RitaOK ( We hang together or hang separately. 2012, or bust.)
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To: freespirited
Let give Juan Williams some credit
8 posted on 07/05/2011 9:00:51 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Global Warming, undeniable truth; Obama, infallible genius; Apple perfect, invented everything)
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To: tophat9000

Credit for still being stupid about most of life? I don’t think so.


9 posted on 07/05/2011 9:03:53 AM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: tophat9000
Let give Juan Williams some credit

Nah, let's not.

Too soon old, and not even close to smart.

10 posted on 07/05/2011 9:04:51 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: freespirited

Sooner or later, Juan will cross over from the dark side....


11 posted on 07/05/2011 9:05:05 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: tophat9000
Let give Juan Williams some credit

Just a little bit.

If Juan were not receiving a paycheck from FOX, he likely would be on the side of Media Matters. A liberal can never be trusted. He's on FOX's side simply because FOX is his "employer".
12 posted on 07/05/2011 9:05:36 AM PDT by adorno
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To: RitaOK
It’s amazing that Juan Williams can still serve as a liberal given his own experiences and first hand knowledge of their mode of operation.

Even Reagan didn't transition from liberal to conservative in one single solitary Eureka moment and he went to Eureka College.

13 posted on 07/05/2011 9:08:19 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: freespirited

Run by David Brock faggot of note he is butt boy for Soros.


14 posted on 07/05/2011 9:09:38 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: freespirited
I think Juan Williams is a decent guy, just none too bright.

I know lots of people like him, who embrace the concept that "nice people are liberals."

There is no amount of evidence or logic that convince them otherwise. It's in their DNA.

They feel that they are nice, so they will always consider themselves liberal. No matter how many times reality smacks them in the head with a 2x4, they are intellectually incapable of embracing the truth.

Leftists in power are history's most vicious breed, but their pathetic veneer of kindliness works magic on the dumb.

15 posted on 07/05/2011 9:12:10 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tophat9000

“Let’s give Juan Williams some credit”

Absolutely. I always gave him credit for being a gentleman. He never screamed, never called someone hurtful names, and he always provided answers that he actually believed were truthful.

That’s a rare characteristic in a liberal.


16 posted on 07/05/2011 9:13:57 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: dead

“nice people are liberals.”

More accurately, “I want to think of myself as a good person, so that’s why I embrace liberalism”.


17 posted on 07/05/2011 9:16:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: boomop1
Run by David Brock faggot of note he is butt boy for Soros.


18 posted on 07/05/2011 9:23:54 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves. Tocqueville)
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To: freespirited

I don’t think that Media Matters has *ever* been an “honest watchdog group.”

Brock is not to be trusted. I remember when he wrote his book on Anita Hill and then became a turncoat. I haven’t been able to bring myself to read his book “Blinded by the Right” to get his take on why he bacame a Leftie, but he has always impressed me as a self-serving individual.


19 posted on 07/05/2011 9:30:26 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: freespirited
Williams described the evolution of Media Matters:

It's much more interesting to me to watch the "evolution" of Juan. He's still a liberal but not as flaming, knee jerk, moon bat, that he once was. I see a glimmer of hope for him. I used to think that of Ellis Cose too but have pretty much given up on him.

Of the liberal talking heads, they are still the two I can stand to listen to for a while, while people like Bob Beckel make me want to puke.

20 posted on 07/05/2011 9:32:38 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: freespirited
Media Matters sucks.

A liberal site that lies and cheats? They'd probably steal if they could get away with it...

21 posted on 07/05/2011 9:37:33 AM PDT by GOPJ (Black flash mobs: street level reflections of elite liberal hate for middle class America..)
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To: freespirited

Ruining people’s lives is what liberals do best.


22 posted on 07/05/2011 9:39:20 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: freespirited
If Juan's not careful he's gonna end up on our side someday    
23 posted on 07/05/2011 9:39:44 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: freespirited
Media Matters sucks.

But... how can DAT be? It was founded by Hillary Clinton and that nice man, Mr. Soros!

(Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)

24 posted on 07/05/2011 9:42:24 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: freespirited

It seems that the Clinton Waaaar Machine did not go away. It morphed into Media Matters


25 posted on 07/05/2011 9:45:02 AM PDT by rod1
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To: freespirited
So Juan Williams didn't fall for it.

Who's next?

I predict Kirsten Powers.

Will she bite?

26 posted on 07/05/2011 9:54:02 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
...much the same as an abused wife who still believes her husband loves her.

I like that. Good analogy. The abused wife projects her good intentions onto her husband. For instance she wants to save the marriage, support her spouse, strengthen the family. She assumes, incorrectly, that her husband has the same goals. He does not.

This is the same kind of error conservatives make about liberals - they think liberals want what is best for the country but are just misguided. They do not. The liberal thinks like this:
1. I am jealous of others and I find myself living in a competitive society. I am afraid I will fail competing on a level playing field.
2. How can I rig the system, and align myself with others of like mind, to my own advantage.
3. I know. I will pose as someone who wants to help the dissadvantaged. This will allow me to siphon off the proceeds of someone else's hard work and altruism to my own advantage.
4. I may not succeed but at least I will impede the success of the people I am jealous of.

27 posted on 07/05/2011 10:00:58 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: tophat9000

I agree. Some comments being posted here are just cynical. Hopefully, most FReepers can rise above cynicism.


28 posted on 07/05/2011 10:08:47 AM PDT by Running On Empty (The three sorriest words: "It's too late")
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To: RadiationRomeo
I always gave him credit for being a gentleman. He never screamed, never called someone hurtful names, and he always provided answers that he actually believed were truthful.

Agreed.

29 posted on 07/05/2011 10:15:48 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: boomop1

Just because you can type a series of words into a box does not necessarily qualify them as a sentence.


30 posted on 07/05/2011 10:23:10 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Is there anyone that Obama won't toss under the bus?)
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To: freespirited

I’ll never really understand the way our side (the right) fights. Juan was savaged by his own troops and left for dead on the side of the road. Silenced for good. Another enemy combatant cut off at the knees by others of his ilk. Down and out. Game over. Or so it seemed. The right pulled him from the ditched, bound his wounds, provided him a pulpit and contracted to pay him millions of dollars to kick us in the teeth daily. Why can’t we just leave well enough alone sometimes.


31 posted on 07/05/2011 10:27:09 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: freespirited

Media Matters should be declared a criminal organization. Their stated goal is to “destroy” anybody who disagrees with them. They belong in prison.


32 posted on 07/05/2011 10:35:47 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Graybeard58
while people like Bob Beckel make me want to puke.

Agreed, although I can tolerate Beckel more than Alan Colmes. Beckel, at least, seems drunk most of the time. Colmes just seems like an antagonistic, stubborn, and ill-informed cry baby who acts like a degenerate in search of a victim to pounce upon.

33 posted on 07/05/2011 10:42:00 AM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: boomop1

Or as he is also known, David Crock, as in crock of sh*t.


34 posted on 07/05/2011 10:44:54 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: freespirited
Williams described the evolution of Media Matters:

“Obviously it’s not an honest watchdog group anymore. They used to monitor the media and point out things that were wrong, false, inappropriate, which is fine, but what you are hearing from Ari Rabin-Havt [Executive Vice President of Media Matters] is that really now they’re involved in opposition research. They are digging up dirt on people. They’re trying to ruin people’s lives and reputation because they disagree with their politics. And, in specific here, what they disagree with is conservative politics and they really don’t like Fox News.”

Williams is actually describing the "evolution" in his own perspective. Media Matters hasn't changed one iota.

Still, a slow learner is preferable to all those who never learn at all.

35 posted on 07/05/2011 10:47:39 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I know, it happens that way.


36 posted on 07/05/2011 11:39:05 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: freespirited

Paging Donald Segretti for those that remember him . . .


37 posted on 07/05/2011 11:52:54 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: freespirited

Media Matters is a Soros propoganda machine. The existence of Media Matters hinges on the existence of raging, childish, liberals.


38 posted on 07/05/2011 2:57:36 PM PDT by SteelToe
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To: freespirited

Will FOX News negotiate a deal with Media Matters?


39 posted on 07/05/2011 3:00:46 PM PDT by Enough is ENOUGH (Fabian Globalism: Environmentalism halts production, forces population into dense controllable areas)
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