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  • Libtalker Thom Hartmann Claims 'Flush Rush' Backfired

    08/05/2013 9:15:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 5, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the 'Flush Rush' boycott attempted by David Brock and Media Matters which called for advertisers to drop their sponsorships of Rush Limbaugh's radio show? How did that work out in the long run? According to liberal radio talk host Thom Hartmann on CNN's Reliable Sources yesterday it completely backfired because it ended up hurting liberal shows: David Brock and Media Matters were leading the boycott Limbaugh crusade, which did presumably some damage to the Limbaugh show. I can tell you it did a lot of damage to progressive talk radio, because a lot of advertisers right across the board...
  • gun control TV ad to go after certain members of Congress

    02/15/2013 9:43:49 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies ^ | February 15, 2013 is moving into the TV fight over curbing gun violence. The progressive group will announce Friday that it's going up with a television commercial that goes after members of Congress who accept donations from the National Rifle Association. The MoveOn spot, which the group says it will spend six figures to run for a week on national cable television, is part of their campaign titled, "The NRA doesn't speak for me." In the ad, a man named Jerry Thompson, who describes himself as a gun owner and proud defender of the Second Amendment, says "for years I've watched Congress...
  • Media Matters for America funder Bill Benter emerges as financial sponsor of pro-Hagel ads

    01/08/2013 10:12:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/13 | Vince Coglianese
    One of the funders behind an ad campaign promoting Chuck Hagel’s nomination to head the Pentagon is also a major donor to the liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America. Hagel, who President Barack Obama tapped Monday as his nominee to head the Defense Department, is already under fire from critics who say he “has sought to distance the United States from Israel” during his career. According to a Foreign Policy magazine report Monday night, a substantial ad campaign aimed at swatting such attacks on Hagel is already underway, and gambling magnate Bill Benter
  • Emails show Justice working with Media Matters on stories that target critics

    09/18/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/18/2012 | fox news
    Newly published emails show the top spokeswoman at the U.S. Justice Department regularly collaborating with the liberal advocacy group Media Matters on stories that slam the administration's critics. The emails, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act requestand published by The Daily Caller, often show department public affairs chief Tracy Schmaler communicating with Media Matters bloggers. Sometimes, the emails were in response to inquiries. Other times, Schmaler was pitching ideas, according to the Caller. In a January 2012 email chain, Schmaler sent a Media Matters writer lines from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's comments at a...
  • We'll have to pull the plug

    05/29/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 27 replies
    my email | 5-29-12 |
    From my email today: Dear MoveOn member, With November fast approaching, we need to make some hard decisions about which campaigns we can afford to take on, and which ones we'll have to sit out. There are so many important races this year. Of course there's the presidential election. But the U.S. Senate is up for grabs, too. There's the Scott Walker recall in Wisconsin. If we can elect Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, that will be huge. It's like picking which of your kids you love the most. I just can't do it. But I'll be honest—if we can't increase...
  • John Kerry: They're swiftboating Obama

    03/29/2012 5:24:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    John Kerry: They're swiftboating Obama 3/29/12 4:24 PM EDT Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has lent his name to a fundraising solicitation that raises the specter of millionaires and billionaires funding an outside effort against President Obama. "When I was the Democratic nominee for president in one of the closest and toughest elections in history, a group of billionaires did something unprecedented," Kerry wrote. "They wrote million-dollar checks to fund lies about my service on what were called "Swift Boats" in Vietnam -- and in so doing, they turned the boats my crewmates and I served on into a new political...
  • Dershowitz declares war on Media Matters

    02/27/2012 10:06:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2/27/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Media Matters for America took a big hit to its credibility when Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller ran a multiple-installment exposé of the political non-profit, which laid bare the group’s hypocrisy on gun control and, more problematically, their close coordination with the Obama White House. MMFA has managed to find itself in another bruising political battle, this time with Alan Dershowitz, a man normally inclined to support the Left. Dershowitz has pledged to personally make Media Matters an issue in the election by actively campaigning against anyone supporting the group: Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a leading Democratic lawyer...
  • Media Matters tied to MoveOn, ACORN. See who one of the biggest donors to anti-Fox News group

    02/17/2012 5:04:51 AM PST · by tutstar · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Aaron Klein Online ^ | 2 16 2012 | Aaron Klein
    The actual title is: Now Media Matters is tied to MoveOn, ACORN. See who is one of the biggest donors to anti-Fox News activist group It's too long to fit in the space for the title. One of the single largest donors to the embattled Media Matters for America is a controversial far-left clearinghouse that funds groups like, ACORN and a litany of antiwar organizations, KleinOnline has learned. The organization in question, the Tides Foundation, is funded in part by billionaire George Soros, himself a prominent Media Matters donor. Tides functions as a money tunnel where major leftist donors...
  • Dems' new excuse

    09/25/2010 3:35:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2010 | Jacob Sullum
    As Democrats head for what promises to be an election fiasco of historic propor tions, a pre-emptive excuse has begun to circulate: It's all because of Citizens United. Team Donkey fans claim the Jan. 21 decision, in which the Supreme Court overturned restrictions on the political speech of corporations, triggered a flood of negative advertising by what President Obama calls "shadowy groups with harmless-sounding names." If independent groups favoring Team Elephant have a spending advantage so far, it's not because of recent changes in the law. Most of the advertising that irks Democrats was legal before Citizens United, and the...
  • "Disappears" Hate-Petraeus Page (Was There 6/18/2010)

    06/23/2010 11:05:03 AM PDT · by an amused spectator · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Google & Moveon ^ | June 23, 2010 | Moveon Check the phone records between the White House and Moveon....
  • BREAKING NEWS: MoveOn Plans Hate-In Outside RNC Headquarters Tomorrow

    03/31/2010 1:48:22 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 48 replies · 1,236+ views
    NewsRealBlog ^ | 3-31-10 | Matthew Vadem
    The Democrat-media complex has been pushing the idea that patriotic nonviolent resistance and opposition to ObamaCare and President Obama’s drive to turn America into a full-blown socialist state somehow constitutes “hate.” Leftists keep trying to invent new incidents supposedly showing how their political adversaries in the Tea Party movement are sinister racists. They claim –in the absence of proof– that black Democratic lawmakers were called the N-word as they walked to the U.S. Capitol building to vote on ObamaCare. They claim –in the absence of proof– that an anti-gay epithet was hurled at Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), an openly gay...
  • Media Matters unloads on CNN hire (Erick Erickson)

    03/16/2010 7:05:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,161+ views
    Politico ^ | March 16, 2010 | Andy Barr
    The liberal media watchdog group Media Matters is fuming over CNN’s hiring of conservative RedState blogger Erick Erickson. In a document provided POLITICO that Media Matters plans to post on its blog Tuesday, the group accuses Erickson of having a “long history of incendiary, sexist and racially charged statements.” “If you need any further proof that the liberal media bias is a myth, CNN just hired someone who called David Souter a goat——ing child molester,” Media Matters Vice President of Research and Communication Ari Rabin-Havt told POLITICO. The document includes many other profane Erickson statements, including the vulgar phrase highlighted...
  • Former NM Gov. Johnson to set up 527, raising specter of WH bid

    10/31/2009 3:26:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1,074+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-10-28 | Michael O'Brien
    Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson (R) is setting up a new political group to potentially set up a run for the White House. The former two-term governor, known for his libertarian leanings, is setting up a new 527 group, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, over which he'll preside as an "honorary chairman." The move raises the specter that Johnson might wage a bid for the GOP -- or Libertarian Party -- nomination for president in 2012. Candidates often set up groups, more frequently Political Action Committees (PACs) to raise money for or support other candidates. Johnson said...
  • Podesta Spends Soros’ Money Stupidly

    09/27/2009 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 1,023+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2009 | By Sarah Abruzzese
    This week’s Washington Times column: A telling event occurred on Sept. 15, Day 6 of the drip, drip, drip ACORN video rollout. President Obama met for lunch with former President Bill Clinton at trendy Il Mulino in New York City. For the second consecutive day, the New York Post featured the ACORN scandal on its cover – complete with James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles in their outrageous “pimp and ho” costumes. Does anyone think the president and the former president were unaware that the city in which they were dining was mesmerized by the ACORN scandal – especially since ACORN...
  • Media Matters Launches Fight FOX Campaign

    09/18/2009 11:59:54 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 97 replies · 2,469+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | September 18, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Well, well, well look here what just popped up in my email. It's a memo from Media Matters President, Eric Burns. Yes, of course, I subscribe to Media Matters. One must always keep one's enemies close. Our boy Eric has decided that the one lone TV voice crying in the wilderness in often dissenting fashion to our Dear Leader is one lone voice too many and has decided to launch a "Fight Fox" campaign. "Dear Friend," Eric's letter begins, "Since President Obama's inauguration, Fox News has officially abandoned its already dubious standing as a news organization and is now engaging...
  • Oakland Group Spearheading Glenn Beck Boycott

    08/28/2009 11:56:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies · 1,719+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/28/09 | Chip Johnson
    Fox News commentator Glenn Beck acted stupidly when he went on a TV talk show last month and called President Obama a racist. Oh, boy. I've gone and done it now. Using the now infamous Beck Standard for Racist Speech, with that statement I have just crossed the line and revealed my own deep-seated hatred for white people. Chalk it up to that wacky mixed-race blood that courses through my veins, and the president's. Fortunately, I have some local backup on this one, because the group that launched a nationwide movement to strip the network host of his advertisers -...
  • Who Funds the Radical Left In America

    08/26/2009 11:51:26 AM PDT · by kaizen · 27 replies · 1,757+ views
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | 8/26/09 | Steve Baldwin
    Very few Americans realize there exists a large network of far left philanthropists and foundations in America dedicated to destroying the American way of life, our Christian-based culture and our free enterprise system. They seek to remove America from its constitutional foundations and move it toward a European-style socialism. Much of this effort is coordinated by a little known group called the Tides Foundation and its related group, the Tides Center. The Strategic Principles of the Tides Foundation Over the course of its 33 year history, the Tides network has given hundreds of millions of dollars to anti-free enterprise groups,...
  • Groups target GOP on cap-and-trade

    08/25/2009 9:46:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 1,083+ views
    Politico ^ | 08/25/09 | Ben Smith
    Four independent groups are launching more than $1 million in attack ads Tuesday targeting five House Republicans who voted against energy legislation in June, spokespeople for the groups said. The ads from the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, MoveOn and Americans United for Change, will target Reps. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), Denny Rehberg (R- Mont.), Roy Blunt (R- Mo.) and two Virginia Republicans, Frank Wolf and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor. The ad casts the members as siding with “big oil and energy interests” and against “the jobs we really need” because they voted against the legislation that would...
  • Obama’s Organized Community Is Falling Apart

    08/19/2009 4:26:16 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 38 replies · 2,221+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/18/2009 | JB Williams
    It’s now official—the average American is not as stupid as Washington DC Democrats and their international leftist friends thought. Their mystery messiah has already gone from hero to zero after only seven months in power, and Obama has now become a noose around the neck of every American Democrat, and every international fascist who “hoped” Obama could usher in Marxist “change.” Nobody can organize a community like a good old fashioned communist thug can. It worked long enough to put a mystery man in the Oval Office, thanks to international socialists working through CPUSA - SPUSA and DSAUSA, funded by...
  • Obama Connected Group Calls for Brownshirt Tactics Against Healthcare Opponents

    08/10/2009 8:01:03 PM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies · 1,495+ views
    Blacklisted News ^ | August 7, 2009 | Kurt Nimmo
    An organization supported by Obama, Biden and 190 members of Congress, Health Care for America Now, instructs Democrats to confiscate signs and leaflets brought to Obamacare events by “rightwing extremists,” that is to say Americans opposed to totalitarian health care. “The best way to do this is to make a blanket rule that no one can bring signs or leaflets and to advertise this fact as you do turn out in the weeks preceding the event. You can distribute your own signs in the event and offer them one as they enter if you choose to allow them to enter,”...