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Double Agent Chris Ruddy (Newsmax) Reaching for Media Pinnacle (Clinton Shill Alert)
DC Dave ^ | March 14, 2014 | David Martin

Posted on 04/07/2014 10:11:30 AM PDT by Abiotic

Now, in the most cynical move yet, as if to show how contemptuous the opinion molders are of the American public—at least those who think of themselves as conservative—Ruddy has been permitted to cash in his Clinton-hater card. Worse than that, he has even done it by seeming to take back all the good apparent truth-seeking work he did when he first came upon the national journalistic scene.

“He has become friends with Bill and Hillary Clinton and won’t rule out supporting Hillary for president in 2016,” writes Businessweek.

Further on, they say this:

In a recent Newsmax editorial lambasting Rand Paul for dredging up the Monica Lewinsky affair, he wrote, “As one of the participants in those battles back then who was a critic of President Clinton, I can say with some degree of certainty we made a mistake.” About the only area in which he remains a staunch party-line conservative is foreign policy.

Take that, all you folks who went to the trouble of reading The Strange Death of Vincent Foster and especially the ones who wrote good reviews about it online. He’s a changed man. Hear him tell Joe Scarborough on MSNBC that he was wrong. He cares no more about the truth now than do his newfound friends, as if he ever did. And lest you think he’s just talking about the Lewinsky business, which I can’t recall his ever having written anything about, look who has kind words to say about the “reformed” Ruddy:

Ruddy’s own conservatism, despite a fervent anti-Obama streak, is far from Tea Party obstructionism. “People mellow or change or get perspective as they age,” says liberal journalist Joe Conason, often Ruddy’s foil during the Clinton battles, who now counts him as a friend. “Or most people do. He’s not this right-wing kid that he was.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; newsmax

1 posted on 04/07/2014 10:11:30 AM PDT by Abiotic
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To: Abiotic

Sad to hear but good to know.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 10:15:48 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare is Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Abiotic

What does Rush always say? “Follow the money.”


3 posted on 04/07/2014 10:15:49 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Abiotic

I guess he’s the next David Brock.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 10:22:29 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Abiotic
I had this guy pegged as a con man years ago. I had been approached by a company in the online advertising business back in the late 1990s, and we got far enough into our discussions to go through potential websites where I might advertise to specific target audiences. Newsmax was one of the big names on this list.

But then the guy from the advertising company sent another list of websites aimed at a "left-wing" demographic. It turns out some of them were also owned by Chris Ruddy.

Thanks, but no thanks. I wasn't born to be a customer, dude.

That was the last time I ever even read anything from Newsmax.

5 posted on 04/07/2014 10:26:27 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Abiotic
“People mellow or change or get perspective as they age,” says liberal journalist Joe Conason, often Ruddy’s foil during the Clinton battles, who now counts him as a friend. “Or most people do. He’s not this right-wing kid that he was.”

Ol' Dead-Eyes Conason loves Christopher Ruddy now?

That'll knock ya back a step or two.

6 posted on 04/07/2014 10:47:41 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Sans-Culotte
I guess he’s the next David Brock.

Wonder if he'll become a Lefty zealot like Brock?

7 posted on 04/07/2014 10:48:36 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Abiotic

That’s odd. I stumbled upon Newsmax TV recently and have watched a few times. They plan to be a 24 hour streaming news channel, but at present they have two, three hour shows they run and rerun all day.

One is hosted by Steve Malzburg and the other by J. D. Hayworth and another guy. Haven’t heard any pro-Clinton, backsliding talk on either of those shows. Pretty conservative. Could become a worthwhile, online news source.

http://www.newsmaxtv.com/


8 posted on 04/07/2014 11:25:47 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Abiotic

I set up a free blogger page to read all my conservative rss feeds. And newsmax is by far the most squishy. This explains a lot.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 2:41:44 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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