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E-Mails Expose MSNBC Hostís Involvement in #StopRush Boycott
The Other McCain ^ | June 22, 2012 | Stacy McCain

Posted on 06/22/2012 6:24:03 AM PDT by SumProVita

MSNBC host Krystal Ball was in close communication with leaders of an online boycott aimed at advertisers on Rush Limbaugh’s popular radio show, e-mails between the boycott leaders indicate.

...snip...

Ball, a Democrat who ran for Congress in Virginia two years ago, is a paid MSNBC contributor who was recently announced as one of four co-hosts of a new daily program, The Cycle, on the left-leaning cable news network. It is unclear whether MSNBC executives were aware of the extent of Ball’s involvement in #StopRush, which used the social network in a campaign to drive Limbaugh off the airwaves by threatening boycotts against advertisers on his conservative talk show, the nation’s most popular syndicated radio program.

Professor William Jacobson’s Legal Insurrection blog has described how the #StopRush effort was evidently coordinated with the tax-exempt non-profit Media Matters for America, apparently using so-called “sockpuppet” accounts in a fake-grassroots ”astroturf” campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at theothermccain.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: journalism; msnbc; rush
This might get VERY interesting... as McCain continues his updates.
1 posted on 06/22/2012 6:24:12 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita

“Krystal Ball”???

Really?


2 posted on 06/22/2012 6:25:17 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: SumProVita

“apparently using so-called “sockpuppet” accounts in a fake-grassroots ”astroturf” campaign.”

Typical liberals: Censorship.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 6:27:41 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: SumProVita

They really have a newsreader named “Krystal Ball?”

Anyone at MSNBC named “Ima Ho” or “I.P. Daley?”


4 posted on 06/22/2012 6:28:16 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SumProVita

I wonder if Rush has a list of MSNBC’s sponsors he could present on his show... just for informational purposes


5 posted on 06/22/2012 6:29:08 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"“Krystal Ball”???"

I wonder if she any publicirty stills and do they involve poles or wads of cash in G-strings?

6 posted on 06/22/2012 6:33:06 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: SumProVita
...on the left-leaning Marxist promoting cable news propaganda network.

Correction added.

7 posted on 06/22/2012 6:33:57 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“Krystal Ball”???

sounds like a porn star.

8 posted on 06/22/2012 6:34:44 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesn’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: JimRed

Lol! Yep.... a far more accurate description!

;-)


9 posted on 06/22/2012 6:46:04 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I had to check...its her actual birth name, per wikipedia.

She is married...but chooses to keep her maiden name.

Also from wikipedia:

“Ball received national attention when photos taken six years earlier emerged showing her at a holiday party dressed as a “naughty Santa” sucking a red dildo attached to her then-husband’s nose”


10 posted on 06/22/2012 6:48:48 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Truth29

Per wikipedia:

“Ball received national attention when photos taken six years earlier emerged showing her at a holiday party dressed as a “naughty Santa” sucking a red dildo attached to her then-husband’s nose”

Its some of the first images to come up on a Google search :)


11 posted on 06/22/2012 6:51:09 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: SumProVita
Ball, a Democrat who ran for Congress in Virginia two years ago, is a paid MSNBC contributor who was recently announced as one of four co-hosts of a new daily program, The Cycle,

A show about PMS?

12 posted on 06/22/2012 6:54:36 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
“Krystal Ball”???

Another entry for my growing list of "Parents who need to be found and shot"...


13 posted on 06/22/2012 7:01:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SumProVita

She probably leaked the e-mails in an attempt to get a salary increase from MSNBC.


14 posted on 06/22/2012 7:11:16 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitution? Oh, you mean that thing we USED to have.)
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To: SumProVita

Isn’t there an antitrust law against secondary boycotts?


15 posted on 06/22/2012 7:22:08 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Pecos

Ya, this news can only enhance her reputation, and her “qualifications”, to be a talking head on MSNBC.

For an MSNBC host to be involved in boycotting of Rush is a resume enhancer.

It would like someone on the conservative side reporting that someone goes to church on Sunday. It’s something that can only give her “street cred” among the liberal crowd, with no downside to being involved with this.


16 posted on 06/22/2012 7:24:01 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Krystal Ball? Hmmm, let me guess.

Parents were hippies?


17 posted on 06/22/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: lacrew

18 posted on 06/22/2012 7:51:34 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia


"Yes, Krystal Ball. You gotta problem with that, Honey?"
A fella girl's gotta pay the rent, and NBC's
the only place payin good money for hookers."

19 posted on 06/22/2012 7:54:29 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (This tagline for rent. Inquire within.)
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To: SumProVita
Sluts against Rush!



KB on left.
20 posted on 06/22/2012 7:57:41 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision

Raunchy Photos Of Va. Congress Candidate Krystal Ball Leaked Online

http://newsone.com/797685/raunchy-photos-of-va-congress-candidate-krystal-ball-leaked-online/


21 posted on 06/22/2012 7:58:48 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: lacrew
“Ball received national attention when photos taken six years earlier emerged showing her at a holiday party dressed as a “naughty Santa” sucking a red dildo attached to her then-husband’s nose”

"then husband" - I wonder why things between her and the red-dildoed reindeer didn't work out.

22 posted on 06/22/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

“I wonder why things between her and the red-dildoed reindeer didn’t work out.”

She probably turned her attention to the rest of the sleigh team.


23 posted on 06/22/2012 8:07:47 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Vision

not that it really matters but KB is on the right.


24 posted on 06/22/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
If Shoq’s claims are accurate, the latest reports may suggest multiple connections between the Limbaugh boycott, MSNBC, the Obama campaign, Democrat operatives like Rauhauser, and tax-exempt groups like Media Matters and Kimberlin’s Velvet Revolution.

It'll be interesting to hear how, or if, Rush mentions this today. These sorts of attacks on him are pretty much standard operating procedure, so he may just ignore it. However, it wouldn't surprise me if he went after the MSNBC "reporter," given his frequent and open derision of their journalistic malpractice.

For as much time as MSM news spends ridiculing and dismissing Limbaugh, they sure do fear him.

25 posted on 06/22/2012 8:19:07 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sure why not.

I recall back in the 80’s a female tennis player named Misty Hymen. And who can forget NASCAR driver Dick Trickle.

So Krystal Ball is relatively tame.


26 posted on 06/22/2012 8:22:25 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: PGR88

Krystal Ball is on the same show as Stuart (Stu) Pidasso and Haywood Jablomey.


27 posted on 06/22/2012 11:03:45 AM PDT by henkster (Why should I care? Why should I care?)
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