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  • Super-PAC launches effort attacking Trump for potential conflicts of interest

    01/11/2017 4:00:12 AM PST · by onyx · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 11, 2017 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    American Bridge, the super-PAC founded by Democratic operative David Brock, is launching a multi-pronged effort Wednesday that criticizes President-elect Donald Trump for his potential business conflicts of interest.The campaign, which comes the same day Trump is set to host ďa general news conferenceĒ includes a website called ďTrumpMustSell.biz,Ē a five-page report detailing Trumpís potential conflicts of interest, and a Snapchat geofilter. ďDonald Trump is on the verge of turning the entire federal government into a subsidiary of his business empire. This isn't just unprecedented in American history, itís unethical and unconstitutional,Ē American Bridge President Jessica Mackler said in a...
  • September article: Clinton lackey David Brock Caught 'Money Laundering'

    12/27/2016 9:30:23 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 9 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 9/21/16 | Andrew Stiles
    David Brock is everything normal people hate about politics. Heís a shady, shameless shill for Hillary Clinton who has made a fortune in the ďpolitical operativeĒ industry by doing political operative-y things that contribute nothing of value to society. Heís also (allegedly) a paranoid coke fiend who travels with an armed security detail because heís afraid snipers are going to get him.http://heatst.com/politics/david-brock-money-laundering/
  • The New Republic: Media Matters Seeks New Identity in Post-Clinton World

    12/20/2016 5:13:23 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-2012016 | Danny Johnston
    Danny JohnstonDecember 20, 2016 Clio Chang and Alex Shephard write in The New Republic about the organizational shake-up and shift in focus at the leftwing media watchdog Media Matters for America. The brainchild of its Clinton ally founder David Brock, Media Matters now seeks to reinvent itself in a post-Clinton world. Brock has recently stated that he hopes to transform his social media platform Shareblue into a ďBreitbart of the left.Ē But Clintonís electoral loss offers a unique challenge for Media Matters because, as Chang and Shephard report, ď[t]he organization had long ceased to be a mere watchdog, having positioned...
  • David Brockís Super PAC Has Made Over $1 Million in Rent Payments to a Company That Doesnít Exist

    12/15/2016 3:31:16 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Square 516S Office Venture LLC owns the office building that American Bridge 21st Century operates out of. But American Bridge is sending rental payments to Square 516 Office Venture LLC. David Brockís Super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century, might be making rental payments to a company that does not exist. Square 516S Office Venture LLC, owns the building that General Services Administration and American Bridge operate out of.
  • David Brock Cries Discussing Pizzagate ó Glenn Thrush Comforts Him: ĎIím Sorry. Iím Sorry.í

    12/13/2016 3:43:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    David Brock got emotional on Tuesday. During a wide-ranging interview with Glenn Thrush, the Media Matters founder audibly choked-up while discussing a fake news story that drove a North Carolina man to storm a Washington D.C. pizzeria with a rifle. Brock told Thrush that James Alefantis ó Brockís ex-boyfriend and owner of Comet Ping Pong ó ďhad his own relationship with John Podesta.Ē Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/13/david-brock-cries-discussing-pizzagate-glenn-thrush-comforts-him-im-sorry-im-sorry-audio/#ixzz4SlToR99h
  • David Brockís Media Matters Has Hidden $1,052,500 From The IRS Since 2010

    12/13/2016 2:40:35 PM PST · by blueyon · 21 replies
    TheCitizenAudit ^ | 12/13/16 | Andrew Kerr
    Uncovered financial statements expose Media Matters. The organization received $1,052,500 in sublet rental income from 2010 to 2014, but failed to report this income to the IRS. Instead, key players pocketed this money for their own personal use. David Brock, recently described by Politico as ďthe Democratsí dark-arts master,Ē has some explaining to do. His organization, Media Matters for America, has failed to report to the IRS over $1 million in sublet rental income from 2010 to 2014. David Brock and his allies are most likely pocketing that money for themselves. Media Matters shares office space with 13 separate organizations...
  • Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs & Non-Profits Implicated

    12/11/2016 9:25:09 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | Sept 20, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Andrew Kerr via The Citizens Audit, This is serious. ◦David Brock operates over a dozen pro-Clinton organizations from his office in Washington DC. ◦Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between his organizations. ◦Brock’s unregistered Professional Solicitor, the Bonner Group, receives a 12.5% cut every time money is moved. There’s a reason why David Brock chooses to house an unregistered Professional Solicitor in his office to raise money for his conglomerate of Super PACs and non-profits.
  • David Brock: ĎTrump is off-the-rack impeachableí

    12/06/2016 12:37:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 6, 2016 | John Sexton
    Media Matters founder David Brock gave a speech to a group of Democratic lawmakers and activists Monday in which he called the party to immediately begin resisting the Trump administration, even before Trump takes office: Given the reality of the election, the Democratic Party must quickly learn to be an opposition party. I know itís not in Democratic DNA, but the need to aggressively oppose Trump is urgent. We won the most votes in this election, and we should act like it. Itís time to put on our big boy pants.
  • Old Article that Connects David Brock to James Alefantis: Media Matters Founder David Brock...

    11/20/2016 4:41:55 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-27-2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    David Brock, the founder of the liberal media watchdog organization Media Matters, was blackmailed for $850,000 by his gay ex-lover who threatened to reveal information about the nonprofit group's finances to donors and the IRS, according to dueling lawsuits. In order to pay the handsome sum, Brock sold a historic $1.5 million home he owned in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, the author claims. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107394/Media-Matters-founder-David-Brock-accuses-gay-ex-lover-blackmailing-850K.html
  • Brocktopus plans to ďkicks Donald Trumpís assĒ

    11/18/2016 9:03:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Mentally unbalanced former psychiatric inmate and confessed liar David Brock Mentally unbalanced former psychiatric inmate and confessed liar David Brock claims to be putting together his own ďKoch-brothers-like donor network to finance attacks on President-elect Donald Trump and to rebuild the political left after Trumpís stunning victory over Clinton last week,Ē reports Kenneth P. Vogel of Politico. The new group will hold its first meeting Ė including a 2016 post-mortem Ė in Palm Beach, Fla., while Trump is being sworn in as president of the United States.
  • Hillary "Attack Dog" David Brock Plotting With Soros, Steyer, Sussman To "Kick Trump's Ass"

    11/17/2016 7:24:42 PM PST · by Rockitz · 87 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 17 November 2016 | Tyler Durden
    The last time we encountered David Brock, Hillary Clinton's so called media "attack dog", was two months ago when we exposed a money laundering scheme involving over a dozen of his Pro-Clinton SuperPACs. Now, it appears that unable to concede defeat, the man who aligned his career with Hillary Clinton, is going for blood, and is soliciting the help, but mostly money, of Clinton's top donors. According to Politico, Brock is launching his own Koch-brothers-like donor network to finance attacks on President-elect Donald Trump and to rebuild the political left after Trumpís stunning victory over Clinton last week. In an...
  • Podesta, Pizza, Pedophiles, and Discomfiting Coincidences (7 Creepy Businesses FR mentioned)

    Some of the letters revolved around James Alefantis, gay boyfriend of reporter David Brock, of Media Matters, and an associate of Podesta. Some speculated based on his social media and the letters that it appeared he was a central figure in some sort of network. Most disturbingly, Alefantis was listed as 49th most influential man in Washington by GQ Magazine, despite his lifelong accomplishment being the owner of a pizza joint in DC. Clearly he has some reason for being so important to so many power-playerís lives. A Freeper laid out the details of the businesses around Alefantisí pizza joint...
  • Clinton Ally David Brock: The GOP Nominee Will Be Donald Trump

    01/25/2016 4:27:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 25,2016 | Patrick Howley
    Top pro-Hillary Clinton operative David Brock said that he thinks Donald Trump is going to be the Republican nominee for president. Team Clinton is apparently changing its strategy to help it go after Trump rather than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the general election.
  • Re: POLITICO Playbook, presented by Boeing Ė DIG-OUT EDITION Ė EXCLUSIVE: Hillary prepares to run ag

    10/23/2016 10:09:32 AM PDT · by oblomov · 65 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 24 Jan 2016 | Neera Tanden to John Podesta
    Re: POLITICO Playbook, presented by Boeing Ė DIG-OUT EDITION Ė EXCLUSIVE: Hillary prepares to run against Trump! DAVID BROCK Ďnow thinks Hillary will face The Donald,í and that heíll be tough Ė TRUMP PLANS outreach to African Americans Ė BíDAY: Eric Schultz From:ntanden@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2016-01-24 13:07 Subject: Re: POLITICO Playbook, presented by Boeing Ė DIG-OUT EDITION Ė EXCLUSIVE: Hillary prepares to run against Trump! DAVID BROCK Ďnow thinks Hillary will face The Donald,í and that heíll be tough Ė TRUMP PLANS outreach to African Americans Ė BíDAY: Eric Schultz I truly believe he's an unhinged soulless narcissist. Because...
  • Correct the Record Raising Funds via Unregistered Solicitor

    10/18/2016 11:36:07 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    The Citizens Audit ^ | Sep 17, 2016 | Andrew Kerr
    The Bonner Group is one of the most successful Democrat aligned Professional Solicitors. In February 2016, The New York Times reported that David Brock uses the Bonner Group for all of his organizationsí fundraising efforts. In addition, the Bonner Group moved into David Brockís headquarters in 2014. Mary Pat Bonner, owner of the Bonner Group shares adjoining offices with David Brock. Professional Solicitors are Required to Register in 39 States and Washington DC The Bonner Group has some registration issues The†Bonner Group represents the entire fundraising overhead for the 14 non-profits and political organizations†that David Brock has stuffed into his...
  • The Brocktopus may be illegally coordinating with Clinton campaign

    10/12/2016 6:33:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Brocktopus arm Priorities USA, another super PAC, has gone through $130 million promoting Hillary and other Democrat candidates in the current election cycle A hacked document published by Wikileaks shows what could constitute illegal coordination between Hillary Clintonís campaign and groups run by left-wing slime merchant and admitted serial liar David Brock. The leak came after the Campaign Legal Center filed a legal complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing the Clinton campaign of unlawfully illegally coordinating its activities with Correct the Record, a super PAC that is part of the notorious Brocktopus. (The neologism refers to Brockís ultra-sleazy network...
  • Watchdog group accuses Clinton campaign of election law violations

    10/06/2016 7:31:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    yahoonews.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    A nonpartisan watchdog group Thursday called for a federal investigation of Hillary Clintonís campaign committee, accusing it of illegally accepting millions of dollars worth of ďopposition researchĒ and other assistance from Correct the Record, an outside super-PAC, in violation of U.S. election laws. The Campaign Legal Center also filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission to initiate probes of Donald Trumpís campaign, and two super-PACs backing it, for similar violations of laws barring ďcoordinationĒ between political campaigns and outside groups. But the Campaign Legal Centerís detailed 52-page complaint against Hillary for America and Correct the Record ó part of the...
  • Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs and Non-Profits Implicated

    09/23/2016 10:59:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    TheCitizensAudit.com ^ | 9/19/16 | Andrew Kerr
    This is serious. David Brock operates over a dozen pro-Clinton organizations from his office in Washington DC. Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between his organizations. Brockís unregistered Professional Solicitor, the Bonner Group, receives a 12.5% cut every time money is moved. Thereís a reason why David Brock chooses to house an unregistered Professional Solicitor in his office to raise money for his conglomerate of Super PACs and non-profits. Professional Solicitors are required to disclose their active solicitation contracts. Brock wants his unregistered solicitor, the Bonner Group, to keep their client list hidden for a very specific reason....
  • Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs & Non-Profits Implicated

    09/21/2016 4:19:20 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 46 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Sep 20, 2016
    David Brock has 7 non-profits, 3 Super PACs, one 527-committee, one LLC, one joint fundraising committee, and one unregistered solicitor crammed into his office in Washington DC. Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between these organizations. The Bonner Group, his professional solicitor, works off a commission. Every time money gets passed around, Bonner receives a 12.5% cut. Follow the money ... Letís recap Say, for example, you donate $1,062,857 to Media Matters for America. This is how David Brock would have used your charitable donation in 2014: 1- Media Matters would receive your $1,062,857 donation The Bonner Group...
  • David Brock group demands IRS hit Trump Foundation

    08/09/2016 8:45:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/16 | Matthew Vadum
    It's the wheeling and dealing Clinton Foundation with its involvement in billion-dollar transactions, its ties to shady figures, and the debt it owes to the unsavory governments of countries around the world that needs to be examined The Brocktopus strikes again. A high-profile watchdog group controlled by Hillary Clinton ally David Brock is demanding the IRS investigate Donald Trumpís personal foundation for allegedly aiding his presidential campaign. Before you die laughing, remember that the Brocktopus, that is, the network of groups the disgraced former journalist runs, spends oodles of money defending the anticipatory presidential bribe processing vehicle known as the...
  • 'Rent-a-mob' Zealot Caught Red-Handed at Trump Riot (Soros Pays Troupe of Rioters $16/hour!)

    06/03/2016 2:42:04 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 53 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6-3-2016 | Katy Grimes
    A woman who appears to be a professional protester appeared in the middle of the violent rally against Donald Trump in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday evening. Given the previous appearance of paid-protesters at anti-Trump events, it raises the question of whether the violent mobs have been rented ó hence the term ďrent-a-mob.Ē Writing in the Daily Caller in March, Trump supporter Roger Stone said, ďI learned most were from MoveOn or the Occupy movement Ö Several admitted answering a Craigís list ad paying $16.00 an hour for protesters.Ē Stone claimed the protesters were ďpaid for mostly by George Soros...
  • Is this one of the Hillary trolls hired by David Brock with Soros' million dollars?

    05/16/2016 7:57:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    twitter ^ | 5-16-16
    Go to the link and read the responses from the newbie. This is what the paid Hillary hacks do. And she claims "God first" in her bio. God approves of the rapist husband and the wife who then destroys the victims.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-15-16 (Team Hillary Hilariously Cheating Sandernistas at State Conventions)

    05/15/2016 8:40:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 15, 2016 | Dummies and PJ-Comix
    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! The Hillary Clinton campaign is in the process of screwing the Bernie Sanders supporters in a big way and it is absolutely HILARIOUS!!! The Sandernista DUmmies hardly even know what hit them. The big news now is how the Hillary campaign completely SCREWED the Sanders delegates out of their spots at the Nevada convention. You can read details about it HERE or at almost every other thread in DUmmieland right now. Why so surprised, DUmmies? You actually thought Team Hillary would play by something as ridiculous to them as RULES? Fortunately we have the experience of just how...
  • The Clinton Campaign Will Fight You On Twitter

    04/22/2016 8:45:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | April 22, 2016 | Jason Linkens, editor, Eat The Press
    Over the course of the Democratic presidential primary, Hillary Clintonís principal argument against Bernie Sanders has been that his agenda ó universal health care, free college tuition, et al. ó is impractical, too utopian, too ďpie in the sky.Ē This is especially true, she says, given the structural obstacles in the way. Sanders is promising to do the impossible; she, on the other hand, is the candidate who can Get Things Done. In other news, the Clinton campaign is planning to spend a lot of money in an effort to finally ďcorrectĒ the internet. OK, then! As The Daily Beastís...
  • Ben Shapiro out, TruthRevolt in turmoil as Horowitz denies shutdown reports

    04/30/2015 4:45:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/30/15 | T. BECKET ADAMS
    Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has resigned as editor-in-chief of TruthRevolt, a non-profit news website site that he co-founded just two years ago.Shapiro's departure from the young media group, which he launched in 2013 along with David Horowitz of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, comes amid the group's decision to let go of many of its writers ó and as Horowitz is hitting back against widespread rumors that the site is sinking.Although Shapiro's name is prominently displayed on the website's homepage, it is nevertheless a "project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center." Horowitz himself owns the site."I am no longer associated...
  • New Media Landscape Makes National Review's Pursuit to Take Out Trump Pointless as It is Pouty

    01/23/2016 7:19:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/22/16 | Joe Concha
    The hubris of the defeated was on full display on The Kelly File last night. And upon witnessing it via DVR this morning, there's only one word that comes to mind optically when it comes to Megyn's four conservative guests to kick off the show: Pouty. Media Matters. National Review. Polar opposites in terms of ideology. Identical twins when it comes to the narcissism, unlimited ego and an overwhelming feeling of self-importance via - and especially similar on this point - advocacy journalism. Know this: Each publication really believes it will have some kind of meaningful impact on the outcome...
  • Clinton ally Brock lays out Cruz attack plan

    12/11/2015 4:21:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 11, 2015 | Annie Karni
    While Hillary Clinton talks about Donald Trump on the trail, her allies are going after the GOP contender Democrats see as the real competition ‚ÄĒ Ted Cruz. David Brock, one of Clinton‚Äôs most important allies and fundraisers, is preparing a campaign against the Texas conservative that will attack his character as well as his policy positions....
  • Pro-Clinton Group Is Out With New Report Defending Email Server Security

    09/12/2015 8:58:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/12/2015 | Chick Ross
    As Hillary Clinton has spent this week apologizing for using a personal email account as secretary of state, a group closely-aligned with her campaign is out with a new report defending the Democratic presidential candidateís off-the-books email arrangement. Correct the Record, which was founded by close Clinton ally David Brock and has been paid $275,000 by the Clinton campaign for ďresearch,Ē insists that Clintonís use of the private server and a personal email account as the nationís top diplomat was a wise move in light of the numerous hacks carried out against the federal governmentís computer systems. But the pro-Clinton...
  • Pro-Clinton group: Maybe private server was actually safer

    09/11/2015 7:16:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/15 | Katie Bo Williams
    Days after Hillary Clinton finally acknowledged that using a private email server while secretary of State was ďa mistake,Ē a super-PAC supporting her says it was actually the responsible, safe approach to data security. While the Democratic presidential nominee's notorious server doesnít appear to have been hacked, the federal government definitely was, Correct the Record said in a report out Friday. ďThe U.S. government has been hacked on numerous occasions, compromising even the most sensitive of information,Ē Correct the Record said. ďAnyone who attempts to argue that the contents of Hillary Clintonís email would have been more secure on a...
  • David Brock: The New York Times has 'a special place in hell'

    09/10/2015 8:58:05 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/2015 | GLENN THRUSH and HADAS GOLD
    David Brockís war against the New York Times just went nuclear ó and the paper is responding with equal fury. Brock, the former right-wing journalist-turned-pro-Clinton crusader, takes aim at a top New York Times editor in a soon-to-be released book obtained by POLITICO. In the book, titled "Killing the Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary Clinton and Hijack Your Government,Ē Brock accuses senior politics editor and former Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan of helping to turn the paper into a ďmegaphone for conservative propagandaĒ by unfairly targeting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The founder of liberal watchdog groups...
  • Hillary Received Memo From David Brock About How to Impeach Clarence Thomas

    09/01/2015 9:46:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    David Brock is a longtime Clinton ally, self-described liar and the paranoid founder of Media Matters. Some background on him:David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs. Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe. The threat he faced...
  • Full Statement by Conservative Blogger Who Resigned from Washington Post re Alleged Plagiarism

    03/24/2006 1:50:03 PM PST · by summer · 110 replies · 3,220+ views
    redstate.com ^ | March 24, 2006 | Ben Domenech
    Red America, my new blog at washingtonpost.com, has been under attack since its launch. It is a conservative blog on a mainstream media site, so many of the attacks were expected. If one bothers to read it, I believe it stands as a welcome addition to the opinion debate. The hate mail that I have received since the launch of this blog has been overwhelmingly profane and violent. My family has been threatened; my friends have been deluged; my phone has been prank called. The most recent email that showed up while writing this post talked about how the author...
  • THE DOMENECH DEBACLE

    03/24/2006 2:06:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies · 386+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | March 24, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    ***scroll for updates...statement from NRO...Domenech speaks to Human Events Online*** I just got home from Pittsburgh and am late heading out the door for the Abdul Rahman event in D.C., but I can't let this blog sit silent about the plagiarism debacle now engulfing young conservative Ben Domenech, the Washington Post's "Red America" blogger. I cheered for Ben, the editor of my last book at Regnery, when he announced his new position. I criticized unhinged bloggers on the Left who leveled vicious ad hominem attacks against him. It's clear, as the good folks at Red State (which Ben co-founded) note,...
  • Conservatives Turn on New 'Wash Post' Blogger, Urge Him to Step Down

    03/24/2006 10:01:52 AM PST · by summer · 31 replies · 1,465+ views
    editorandpublisher.com ^ | March 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK A two-day effort by liberal bloggers to find, and publicize, numerous examples of plagiarism committed by new Washington Post blogger Ben Domenech culminated today in calls that he give up his new position--from some of his conservative supporters. One of them, most dramatically, is columnist and blogger Michelle Malkin. As an editor at Regnery, Domenech handled her most recent book. Conservatives had hailed Domenech's appointment to write the Red America blog. "I cheered for Ben, the editor of my last book at Regnery, when he announced his new position," Malkin wrote on her Web site today. "I criticized...
  • Sources: Clinton confidant who sent Libya memos paid $200G by Brock network

    06/19/2015 8:14:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/2015 | Judson Berger
    The Clinton confidant under scrutiny on Capitol Hill over detailed Libya memos he sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told lawmakers earlier this week he has been pulling in $200,000 a year from Clinton ally David Brock's media operation, congressional sources tell FoxNews.com. The figure is far higher than initially reported. While the payments to Sidney Blumenthal may not reflect any apparent conflict of interest, his work with Brock's liberal advocacy and media groups was a focus of his high-profile deposition on Tuesday before the House Benghazi committee. Republicans' rationale for the questioning was that his financial and political...
  • Media Matters Lefties: David Brockís mission to boost Hillary and smear non-leftist sources of news

    04/04/2015 9:51:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | 04/04/2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Below is the link to an interesting article by Capital Research Center that dissects the seedy world of a left-wing attack blog¬†called ¬ďMedia Matters¬Ē and its attempt to portray itself as a neutral media watchdog. The question is why some in the media use Media Matters, with all its well-known false information and implications, as if it is a neutral or legitimate source. ¬†Do they not know better? Or do they know better but simply like the material? The author of the article asks another question:¬ďThis raises the obvious question: Why is this disreputable 501(c)(3) nonproÔ¨Āt [Media Matters] still tax-exempt?...
  • Media Matters: 'Uh, Uh, No,' Hillary Didn't Help Start Us

    10/03/2007 6:08:11 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies · 3,007+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Welcome back, Tucker. Really. When Carlson was away, guest host David Shuster sullied Tucker's name-sake show with the tasteless "gotcha" game he sprung on Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), then compounded matters by leading a liberal love-in. Tucker's been back in the saddle for a couple days, and this evening took on Wesley Clark and later a representative of Media Matters. Speaking with Paul Waldman, Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects of "Media Matters," Carlson displayed the graphic shown here, in which Hillary Clinton stated that she had "helped start" Media Matters. Under close questioning by Carlson, Waldman wound up...
  • Media Matters pushes hard for Hillary 2016, putting its nonprofit status in question

    03/15/2015 6:44:45 AM PDT · by libstripper · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Mar. 14, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    By retaining longtime Clinton loyalist James Carville as a regular columnist, the liberal watchdog Media Matters for America has increased its influence as a player in the 2016 presidential election. But Media Matters may be edging toward violating the tax rules that govern nonprofit organizations. Carville's new role at Media Matters was announced Thursday, following two weeks of controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton, a likely Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of state. Media Matters was founded by another Clinton friend, David Brock, one of the rare Clinton acolytes willing to defend her amid reports that she violated federal law by...
  • MSNBC Host Challenges Media Matters Founderís Flimsy Defense Of Hillary [VIDEO]

    03/04/2015 11:56:05 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/04/2015
    MSNBC host Thomas Roberts challenged Media Matters for America founder David Brock and his hair for his insistence that the scrutiny surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clintonís use of private emails was a ďmanufactured controversy,Ē asking why the American people didnít have a right to know what their officials were up to. (RELATED: Media Matters Attacked ĎObamacare Enrollment Truthersí: Turns Out ĎTruthersí Were Right)ďSo you donít think itís of any alarm that a cabinet-level official runs their own e-mail operation out of their private home, through their personal account with no oversight from the president?Ē asked a skeptical...
  • Hillary's Phony Soldiers [Melanie Morgan Explores Ties btw. Limbaugh's Attackers to Hillary Clinton]

    10/04/2007 10:17:41 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 54 replies · 2,151+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/05/2007 | Melanie Morgan
    Hillary's phony soldiers The "phony soldier" story won't go away. It's splattered everywhere Ė on TV, in newspapers, talk radio, and it's all over the Internet. In my business, they say the controversy has "legs." The attack by anti-war liberals against Rush Limbaugh is being fueled by the media elites who despise Rush and have tried ceaselessly for years to get him thrown off the air. The same left-wing activists who have denounced the missions of our troops, and who venomously call our military personnel rapists and brutal thugs, now have the audacity to attack a titan of talk radio...
  • Switching allegiances -One-time Clinton basher becomes a key defender (Hillary and Media Matters)

    05/08/2007 2:05:03 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 702+ views
    newsday.com ^ | Sept 2006 | Thrush
    Switching allegiances One-time Clinton basher becomes a key defender BY GLENN THRUSH Newsday Washington Bureau September 7, 2006 ... SNIPPET - Kelly Craighead, one of the Clinton's closest friends, served as one of Brock's top advisers during Media Matters' formation in 2004. She was paid as part of a $202,781 contract with her husband, Erick Mullen's, consulting company, tax records obtained by Newsday show. Brock, whose group is committed to media accountability, declined to comment for this story and didn't return repeated calls. Mullen and Craighead didn't return calls. Craighead - whose 2001 marriage ceremony in California was performed by...
  • Media Matters Boasts to Al-Jazeera: Obama Mistreated Netanyahu

    03/19/2012 10:12:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/12 | Ezra Dulis
    A spokesman for Media Matters for America, which communicates directly with the White House in a weekly "strategy call," boasted in 2010 of President Obama's mistreatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a forum held by Al-Jazeera. The Daily Caller has published a report linking Media Matters for America to the anti-American, anti-Israel news network Al-Jazeera, primarily through the work of author M.J. Rosenberg, who has come under fire from Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz for using antisemitic language and alleging that American Jews display greater loyalty to Israel than the United States. Jamie Weinstein writes: Media Matters Action Network...
  • Media Matters, Think Tank Under Fire for Israel Commentary

    12/16/2011 1:13:04 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/11 | Judson Berger
    Two left-leaning Washington organizations are facing heated criticism for their Israel-related coverage and commentary after throwing around the disparaging term "Israel firster" and accusing the Simon Wiesenthal Center -- a group dedicated to tolerance -- of being a "far-right" outfit.
  • Media Matters' "Take Action" Campaign Aimed at Matthews (Spitball host attacked by libs)

    01/14/2008 4:03:17 PM PST · by abb · 28 replies · 64+ views
    TV Newser ^ | January 14, 2008 | Staff
    Media Matters, which describes itself on its web site as a, "progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media," has taken aim at MSNBC's Chris Matthews for what it says is a trend of "sexist displays." Media Matters has started a "take action" campaign, urging readers to contact MSNBC and express their disapproval of Matthews current attacks on Sen. Hillary Clinton and past comments. Karl Frisch, Media Matters spokesperson, tells TVNewser, "We encourage people to take action for a variety of reasons ó being able to point to a clear...
  • Hillary's Henchmen Neuter Chris Matthews

    01/21/2008 6:46:24 AM PST · by vietvet67 · 46 replies · 750+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 21, 2008 | Ben Johnson
    The leftist outrage industry bagged a new trophy last week: MSNBCís Chris Matthews. The Soros-funded wing of the Democratic Party took down the rabidly antiwar and anti-Bush talk show host because he dared to tell the truth about the Shadow Partyís anointed presidential candidate. However, the media have ignored the role Hillary Clinton claims to have played in founding one of the main organizations doing the protesting. Last week, the host of MSNBCís ďHardballĒ issued an odd semi-apology for allegedly ďsexistĒ and dismissive comments he made about Hillary Clinton on the networkís early-riser show, The Morning Joe. Matthews told that...
  • Dems Spin Furiously for Hillary

    03/05/2015 4:54:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 5, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Dems Spin Furiously for HillaryPosted By Matthew Vadum On March 5, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments Democrats are circling the wagons to shield their likely 2016 presidential nominee after it was revealed that Hillary Clinton transacted sensitive government business using her personal email during her time as America’s top diplomat.The Benghazi bungler, the nation has learned, set up an email system worthy of a James Bond movie villain when she became U.S. secretary of state in 2009. Mrs. Clinton used private instead of government email and even established her own private email server that has...
  • Media Matters for America Bestows 'Misinformer of the Year' Award on Chris Matthews

    12/23/2005 12:45:16 PM PST · by ncountylee · 60 replies · 2,511+ views
    US Newswire ^ | 12/23/05 | Press Release
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Media Matters for America today announced the winner of its 2005 "Misinformer of the Year" award. After much deliberation and a thorough -- and somewhat painful --review of the many distortions, false statements, and instances of misinformation we have corrected during the year, MSNBC's Chris Matthews takes home the prize. In 2005, Matthews called the majority of his fellow Americans "real whack-jobs"; praised a speech by President Bush as "brilliant" even before it was delivered; said that Bush sometimes "glimmers" with "sunny nobility"; and gushed at having his picture taken with the president, adding...
  • Hillary Clintonís Trained Seals and Their Tiresome Act

    03/09/2015 5:17:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3-9-15 | Peter Wehner
    Good grief. Over the last few days weíve seen one former Clinton aide and acolyte after another come out of the woodwork to defend yet another Clinton from yet another series of scandals. Itís like a tired, awful syndicated series thatís been cancelled but just wonít go away. In one corner, it was Lanny Davis being methodically taken apart by Fox Newsís Chris Wallace. In another corner was the Raginí Cajun, James Carville, whining about ďcockamamie right wing talking pointsĒ being responsible for this story. (The New York Times is well known, of course, for writing its stories based on...
  • Activists bristle at Hillary Clinton fundraising pleas

    02/14/2015 8:56:42 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/14/15
    Constant solicitations for cash in the absence of an actual candidate arenít sitting well. In early November, with her party on the eve of an electoral walloping, Democrat Mary Tetreau had had enough. The Londonderry, New Hampshire activist was sick of the constant emails begging for money for a candidate who wasnít even running for office yet. When another plea landed in her inbox the day before the election, she unsubscribed. ďIím not going to be ready for Hillary until she announces sheís running for president,Ē said Tetreau, a three-decade veteran of New Hampshire primary politics, who called Ready for...
  • David Brock resigns from Hillary Clinton PAC

    02/09/2015 7:54:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/2015 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    David Brock on Monday abruptly resigned from the board of the super PAC Priorities USA Action, revealing rifts that threaten the big-money juggernaut being built to support Hillary Clintonís expected presidential campaign. In a resignation letter obtained by POLITICO, Brock, a close Clinton ally, accused Priorities officials of planting ďan orchestrated political hit jobĒ against his own pro-Clinton groups, American Bridge and Media Matters. Those groups ó along with another pro-Clinton group, the super PAC Ready for Hillary ó had their fundraising practices called into question last week by a New York Times report. It pointed out that veteran Democratic...