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Teachers Union Shells Out $100K To Media Matters For “Public Relations”…
Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012

Posted on 09/02/2012 3:37:17 PM PDT by NYer

Via Daily Caller:

A document the National Education Association filed with the U.S. Department of Labor in 2011 indicates that the teachers union donated $100,000 to Media Matters For America nearly two years ago, describing it as a payment for “public relations costs.” In the months that followed, Media Matters’ online coverage of teachers unions increased, focusing largely on attacking the Fox News Channel and other media outlets it considers “conservative” in nature.

The $100,000 payment was first documented in “Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind,” a book by Citadel international politics professor Mallory Factor published on August 21.

“[T]o ensure that NEA’s agenda makes its way in the media,” Factor wrote, “NEA has given $100,000 to Media Matters, the George Soros-funded liberal ‘charitable organization’ dedicated to targeting mythical right-wing media bias.”

The Daily Caller has obtained an electronic document verifying Factor’s claim. It is available on a website operated by the Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

The data is from the Labor Department’s LM-2 form, a disclosure required whenever a union disburses $5,000 or more to an outside entity. In one such 2011 filing, the NEA reported paying Media Matters $100,000 and referred to it as a “political organization.”

Complicating matters for the teachers union is the fact that the same report categorized the $100,000 payment as a “union administration” cost instead of as a political expenditure.

Two more labor unions also reported in 2011 that they had made contributions to Media Matters: The AFL-CIO gave $10,000 and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees gave $5,000. Both categorized their respective donations as “political activities.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: nea

1 posted on 09/02/2012 3:37:19 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

I’m shocked!


2 posted on 09/02/2012 3:38:08 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: NYer
The Left - corrupt and incestuous.

And they do it to us with our own money.

3 posted on 09/02/2012 3:40:43 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: NYer

They don’t have a generally accepted (GAAP) account called “propaganda” or “muck raking”, so PR is “good enough for government work”.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 3:54:41 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: NYer

A Commie union funding a Commie disinformation organization.This is disgusting,but surprising? No way,Jose.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 3:54:44 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: gorush
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6 posted on 09/02/2012 3:54:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NYer
I'm not scheduled to get training in photoshop until later this year, so I still have no idea how to do it.
Can someone please add "A wholly bought subsidiary of the Teachers Union" to that Media Matters for America" poster?
7 posted on 09/02/2012 3:57:35 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: NYer
“When school children start paying union dues, that 's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.”
~Albert Shanker, President of the United Federation of Teachers from 1964 to 1984 as well as President of the American Federation of Teachers from 1974 to 1997
8 posted on 09/02/2012 4:00:52 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: South40

Now days these clowns keep calling themselves “advocates for the children”. I always want to ask who appointed them to that duty?


9 posted on 09/02/2012 4:05:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Mrs. 40 is a retired teacher. When she was still working she received the NEA’s monthly rag called “NEA Today”. I enjoyed writing letters to that publication calling them on their false representation of America’s children and daring them to print them. They never did.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 4:10:43 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: NYer
Good evening. Posting some good articles today.

From endowments, to the pacs to the media to the unions to the White House, incest runs rampant. You need a program to follow it all.

Here's an idea, since the left loves abortion, maybe they should start with their incestuous circle of friends.

5.56mm

11 posted on 09/02/2012 4:10:54 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: South40
Great quote.
Saved and ready for citing at every opportunity.
12 posted on 09/02/2012 4:14:53 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: NYer

Just a note; I read Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom and Katie Cruise is to be attending some sort of global school or that’s what it sounds like. She doesn’t like Scientology so she throws her kid into world government. Way to go Katie.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2197280/Hasnt-grown-Suri-Cruise-spends-day-Katie-Holmes-uncle-Martin.html

The global is still trying to educate and steal our kids.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 4:17:54 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: gorush
I’m shocked!

So am I. It isn't like them at all to file such a report.

14 posted on 09/02/2012 4:23:07 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: publius911
That quote is listed on Wikipedia as a "Disputed quote".

I think he said it so I use it. Use at your own risk.

15 posted on 09/02/2012 4:33:50 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: skeeter
This crap makes me angry beyond words.

I was going for a hike with my wife back in 2010, and came across a brand spanking new welcome center at at state park up here in Massachusetts. It was in Sudbury, one of the wealthiest towns in the state. The new facility was closed, but it was clear no expense had been spared. There were actually Herman Miller chairs, fine granite or stone floors, only the best. Here is a picture I took on the day I first saw it:

As I looked at this, with that "your recovery dollars at work" sign, I got damned angry, with all that was going on, so I tried to find out how much money had been spent on this "welcome center".

I tried and tried, and never did find out. But in the process, I found a website the purported to show how the stimulus money had been spent in Massachusetts.

I started digging around in that site, and it was difficult to get data, but interestingly, you could download tons of data by fiscal quarter in Excel spreadsheets. So I downloaded as much data as it would let me, and I dumped it all into one spreadsheet where I could sort to get things to kind of group together.

When I did, I saw these groups of payments to "MINUTEMAN NASHOBA HEALTH", and thought "What the heck is this money for? So I did a Google search, and guess what? Minuteman Nashoba Health provides heath care benefits to teachers.

One of the wealthiest municipalities in Massachusetts (sixth place in per capita income) was taking stimulus money to pay for health care for teacher's unions. This was just two fiscal quarters in Massachusetts, stimulus money going to pay for teacher's unions healthcare:

FY 2010 Q2
MINUTEMAN NASHOBA HEALTH Health Insurance premiums for district employees
$1,184,601

MINUTEMAN NASHOBA HEALTH School employees health insurance payments (Apr-Jun)
$382,238

MINUTEMAN NASHOBA HEALTH GROUP 4th quarter FY09 health insurance premiums
$265,251

FY2010 Q3
MINUTEMAN NASHOBA HEALTH School employees health insurance payments (Apr-Jun)
$382,238

MINUTEMAN NASHOBA HEALTH Health Insurance premiums for district employees
$1,184,601

MINUTEMAN NASHOBA HEALTH GROUP FY10 health insurance premiums
$183,765

MINUTEMAN NASHOBA HEALTH GROUP 4th quarter FY09 health insurance premiums
$265,251

MINUTEMAN-NASHOBA HEALTH GROUP Health Insurance Trust
$241,820

MINUTEMAN/NASHOBA HEALTH Emp por health insurance premiums for school employees
$188,029

This isn't chump change. This is real money that you and I paid in taxes, going directly into the pockets of Teacher's Union Members. (Going into their pockets, because THEY don't have to pay them out of their own pockets.)

I then went through the entire spreadsheet and assigned categories to each line, then sorted it and did a pivot table. These were the top four items that Sudbury used stimulus money for between March 2009 and February 2011:

The mechanism by which teachers unions can set money aside from various buckets it is in is not known to me, but I know this much: My tax money is supporting teacher's unions, and those teacher's unions are giving that same money (whether from dues, from an account used to pay operating costs or whatever...I don't give a crap which "bucket" they put it into) to liberal politicians and liberal institutions like this idiotic "Media Matters".

This is only $100K. Just imagine how much of it is being skimmed off and shuttled back to liberal politicians and causes THAT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT BECAUSE IT NEVER SEES THE LIGHT OF DAY.

It is stuff like this that makes me angry enough to understand how the American Colonists felt back in 1775.

16 posted on 09/02/2012 7:18:06 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: M Kehoe; South40

See my post at #16.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 7:20:01 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: rlmorel
Good evening. Good work.

Did I miss how much the welcome center cost? Was it $100k?

...makes me angry enough to understand how the American Colonists felt back in 1775.

We had a king then too.

5.56mm

18 posted on 09/02/2012 7:33:29 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

I never did find out, but it is my guess that your guess is off by a factor of ten...

It was too byzantine to figure it out.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 7:46:13 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: M Kehoe
"...We had a king then too..."

Yeah. The only difference is that the King of England was trying to do what was best for his county.

20 posted on 09/02/2012 7:48:42 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: rlmorel

Kids around here (San Diego ) have to play on dirt because the schools cannot afford to water their grass. No big money is being spent here.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 7:49:48 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: publius911

“Can someone please add “A wholly bought subsidiary of the Teachers Union” to that Media Matters for America” poster?”

That applies as well to any Democrat Party sign; they are nothing but the political arm of the teachers’ unions.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 9:45:10 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: South40

I would bet the money is being spent, but is going to the wrong places. That seems to be the norm...


23 posted on 09/03/2012 5:24:10 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: rlmorel

Genuine Herman Miller chairs? Pretty ritzy.


24 posted on 09/03/2012 5:30:37 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: rlmorel

If only 10% of the public were as interested in whats being done with their money as you are something might actually be done about it.


25 posted on 09/03/2012 5:58:07 AM PDT by skeeter
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