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Obama finance chief funded Media Matters, President deeply tied to anti-Fox News group's top donors
wnd ^ | 2/20/12 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 02/20/2012 3:53:22 PM PST by Nachum

President Obama served eight years on the board of a charity that is a top donor to the embattled Media Matters for America progressive activist organization.

Obama is also tied to numerous other top Media Matters donors and fundraisers, including a foundation run by the finance chairman of his 2008 presidential campaign, Penny Pritzker, WND has learned.

Last week, the Daily Caller released a list of grants to Media Matters.

A WND review of the donor list found a number of deep ties to Obama.

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The information comes amid reports that White House staffers held regular meetings with Media Matters, which is under fire for unusual tactics, including compiling a de facto enemies list; announcing an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at the Fox News Channel; and reportedly seeking to investigate the personal lives of targeted reporters and news personalities.

The Media Matters donor list included the Pritzker Family Foundation, which donated a total of $400,000 to the progressive attack group in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

The Pritzker family is best known for owning the Hyatt hotel chain and is considered to be one of America’s wealthiest families.

The family foundation is directed by Penny Pritzker, who served as the national finance chairman of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Penny Pritzker is currently a member of the Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which formulates and evaluates economic policy for the Obama administration.

Another top donor to Media Matters, according to the released donor list, is the Joyce Foundation. Obama served on the Joyce Foundation board from 1994 to 2002.

Joyce gave a $400,000 grant to Media Matters in 2010, purportedly to “support a gun and public safety issue initiative.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aaronklein; chief; finance; media; mediamatters; obama; pennypritzker

1 posted on 02/20/2012 3:53:31 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

surprised, anyone?

2 posted on 02/20/2012 3:54:15 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Who/what is FOX anymore. They can have it.

3 posted on 02/20/2012 3:55:58 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your electionAll a cop has to do is say, “I thought I saw)
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To: FReepers


Less than $4k to Go!

4 posted on 02/20/2012 3:59:59 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

5 posted on 02/20/2012 4:02:02 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at
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To: Nachum

I was thinking that the bastard Soros pretty much underwrites all this Media Matters crap.

6 posted on 02/20/2012 4:08:24 PM PST by Marathoner (In the 80s we had Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope. Now we have Obama, no cash and no hope.)
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To: Nachum

So the top 1% of the 1%ers are running Media Madders? Great! More progressive, commie lib hypocritical BS.

7 posted on 02/20/2012 4:13:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Da, tovarisch, is nomenklatura that provides resources and direction to the glorious socialist revolution.

8 posted on 02/20/2012 4:17:02 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Nachum

David Crock is a psychotic sociopath. Always has been. Still is. He should be in a straight jacket on strong meds and in prison.

9 posted on 02/20/2012 4:28:11 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Nachum

None of this is going to have the slightest effect on Zero’s reelection, and he knows it.

10 posted on 02/20/2012 4:38:50 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Nachum
Nice to know the Hyatt hotel holdings are supporting the “fundamental transformation” of America.
So let's summarize shall we: I refuse to buy Tyson products because they eagerly supported socialism-lite, the Clintons. I refuse to ever buy another GM product because it is majority owned by the unions. I refuse to buy any product with a union label until the union members clean house at the top and rid themselves of the anti-Americans in charge. Now I will never stay at a Hyatt again since they are the enablers of those wishing to destroy my country.
11 posted on 02/20/2012 5:02:40 PM PST by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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