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  • Planned Parenthood Hires Crisis Communication Firm Featuring Anita Dunn

    07/28/2015 4:34:19 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/15 | John Sexton
    Planned Parenthood has hired a high-profile crisis communication firm to help it deal with fallout from a series of undercover sting videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress. Politico reports that PP has hired SKDKnickerbocker, a firm which features former Obama communications staffer Anita Dunn as a managing director. Dunn is perhaps best known for a speech she gave extolling the political philosophy of communist revolutionary Mao Zedong. On its website, SKDKnickerbocker touts its expertise in crisis communications in Washington and on Wall Street. “By working with a company’s existing corporate communications resources or creating a separate ‘war room,’...
  • Michael Dunn Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Loud Music Killing

    10/17/2014 7:25:00 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/17/14
    A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for shooting a teenager to death over loud music was sentenced to life without parole Friday. Michael Dunn, 47, was convicted of killing Jordan Davis, 17, in November 2012 after he shot into a SUV of four teenagers 10 times when an argument broke out over loud music coming from the teens' vehicle. Dunn was sentenced to an additional 90 years in prison for three attempted murder convictions and another 15 years for firing into an occupied vehicle. “Our justice system works. This case demonstrates that our justice system does work,” said Judge...
  • Local NAACP President Talbert Swan II decries justice system following mistrial

    02/17/2014 3:36:06 PM PST · by matt04 · 21 replies
    A partial mistrial in a Florida murder case for the shooting death of teenager Jordan Davis marks another example of failed justice involving a young black victim, according to the Rev. Talbert W. Swan II, president of the Greater Springfield chapter of the NAACP. In a prepared statement released this week, Swan wrote that news of a mistrial on a first-degree murder charge against Michael Dunn left him saddened by the loss of life and angry at the justice system. "The failure to convict Michael Dunn of murder only highlights the perceived value of black life and reinforces the stereotypes,...
  • Jury Decides on Four of Five Counts in Loud-Music Murder Trial

    02/15/2014 3:24:49 PM PST · by libstripper · 149 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 15, 2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt .
    urors in the trial of a white Florida man who fatally shot a black teenager over loud music said on their fourth day of mulling the case that they reached a verdict on four of five counts, but cannot come to a consensus on one count of first-degree murder. Michael Dunn, 47, says he was acting in self-defense when he shot at an SUV 10 times while parked next to four teens at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station in November 2012. The shots killed Jordan Davis, 17, of Marietta, Ga. Dunn is charged with first-degree murder, three counts of attempted...
  • “Loud music” Murder Case: Prosecution Delivers Solid Close [self-defense or murder?]

    02/14/2014 10:27:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-12-2014 | Andrew Branca
    Assistant State Attorney Erin Wolfson made a solid presentation in the first of the State’s two closing arguments. (The State has a second closing argument after the defense’s close.) Reasonable Doubt She touched upon all the key points, using powerpoint slides and forensic photos, beginning with a definition of a reasonable doubt, defined in the negative as is pretty much the norm.(Reasonable Doubt.) First Degree Murder The elements of the crimes with which Dunn is charged, beginning with first degree murder.(Murder 1st Degree.) In the context of first degree murder she also provided a definition ofpremeditation:(A Premeditated Act.) (Premeditation slide...
  • White House getting advice on Syria from former Obama campaign advisers (Dunn-Cutter-Axelrod-Gibbs..

    09/03/2013 4:14:23 PM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    FOXNews ^ | September 3, 2013 | Ed Henry
    The White House is getting advice from some former campaign advisers on how to win congressional support for a strike on Syria, Fox News has learned, with top White House aides soliciting their input during a long strategy session Tuesday afternoon. The aides met with former top Obama campaign hands like strategist Anita Dunn, former deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter and long-time adviser David Axelrod. (snip) Other attendees included two people who have been critical in helping plot media strategy for the president over the years -- former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and former senior White House adviser...
  • Attack of the Dunn (the Mao hag is back)

    08/17/2010 12:52:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-17-10 | Jon Ward
    Former WH communications director attacks GOP as intolerant over Ground Zero mosque ### Former White House communications director Anita Dunn on Tuesday launched a furious attack against Republicans who have criticized President Obama’s remarks on the Ground Zero mosque, labeling the GOP as the party of intolerance. “The Republican party as solidifying its reputation for intolerance in this year, for almost any kind of difference in American society, is going down a very dangerous long term road,” Dunn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “They might see some short term things although I think the American people are better than that,”...
  • Todd Disses Santorum--But Fails To Ding Dunn On Hedge Fund Hypocrisy

    02/14/2012 1:15:07 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    His show's called The Daily Rundown. And sure enough, Chuck Todd ran down Rick Santorum this morning as just another "flavor of the day" who "probably won't be the nominee." Apparently, trouncing Mitt Romney in three contests last week, and leading by a reportedly huge margin in Romney's native state of Michigan, isn't enough to impress Chuck. But Todd totally swerved around Anita Dunn, failing to question his guest about the story of her big-money hypocrisy making today's news. As Obama's White House communications director, Dunn regularly went after hedge funds. But now as a PR consultant, as the Washington...
  • Is Media Matters Obama's Watergate? - Jarrett, Dunn the new Ehrlichman? White House, PIs.

    02/21/2012 4:09:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 21, 2012 | Jeffery Lord
    ......................."So. Media Matters, we learn, is having weekly strategy calls with the White House, they meet with Obama aide Jarrett and ex-aide Dunn, who returned to the White House for the meeting after she departed. Anita Dunn also "became a regular presence" in the Media Matters offices, the then-president of Media Matters "lunched with her, met with her and chatted with her frequently on any number of occasions." And what else? What raises the specter of Tony Ulasewicz? This. From Media Matters' Karl Frisch: "We should hire private investigators to look into the personal lives of Fox News anchors, hosts,...
  • Why did IRS’ Shulman visit WH 118 times in two years? ‘Um, Easter Egg Roll?’

    05/22/2013 12:52:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    twitchy ^ | May 22, 2013 | T Staff
    Asked why he visited WH 118 times,Former IRS Commish Doug Shulman,cited the Easter Egg Roll as one reason. —Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 22,2013 Well, give him points for creativity at least. When asked to account for his 118 visits to the White House within a two-year period, former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman dug deep and managed to come up with one explanation: he took his kids to the White House Easter Egg Roll!… “@jpodhoretz: 118 times in 104 weeks Shulman went to White House. why?"Easter egg roll…" he actually said that.” Bold.—Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) May 22,2013 No kidding! Too bad...
  • Strassel: Conservatives Became Targets in 2008

    05/24/2013 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 23, 2013 | Kim Strassel
    The White House insists President Obama is "outraged" by the "inappropriate" targeting and harassment of conservative groups. If true, it's a remarkable turnaround for a man who helped pioneer those tactics. On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the Weather Underground. The Obama campaign and supporters were furious, and they pressured TV stations to pull the ad—a common-enough tactic in such ad spats. What came next was not common. Bob Bauer, general counsel for the campaign (and later general counsel for the White House), on...
  • Prosecutors dispute that friends of Jordan Davis fled after shooting

    03/21/2013 12:18:21 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 3 replies ^ | March 21, 2013 | Larry Hannan
    Prosecutors are asking a judge to deny bail to the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis and are disputing that the three other teenagers with the victim left the scene and could have discarded a weapon. They fled only a few hundred feet and for less than two minutes, according to an affidavit. Wednesday the State Attorney’s Office released its motion to deny bail to Michael David Dunn, 46, who has been in jail since shortly after the November shooting outside a Jacksonville convenience store. A three-page affidavit from the lead detective in the case says the teenagers...
  • Passenger in vehicle with Jordan Davis was adult convicted of burglary in 2011

    12/05/2012 6:41:04 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 5 December, 2012 | marktwain
    One of the passengers in the Durango that was fired on by Michael Dunn was an adult convicted of burglary in 2011. Tommie Stornes was on probation at the time of the shooting. It is not known if the Dodge Durango involved in the shooting was the same Dodge Durango that was used in the burglary.
  • Fatal shooting over music compared to Trayvon Martin case

    11/30/2012 6:06:29 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 36 replies
    KLTV ^ | November 30, 2012 | By By JACOB JORDAN Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) - The fatal shooting of a Florida teenager who was listening to loud music in a car a week ago has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, but the differences are significant. Unlike the Martin case, there were several witnesses to this shooting and there was no scuffle before 17-year-old Jordan Davis was shot to death. And notably, the man accused of firing into the car was arrested a day later. Michael David Dunn is charged with murder and attempted murder in the Nov. 23 shooting at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station. The 45-year-old Dunn parked beside...
  • Another Shooting May Test Florida Law(Jordan, Dunn)

    11/29/2012 12:52:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies ^ | 28 November, 2012 | LIZETTE ALVAREZ
    MIAMI — In what could become another test of Florida’s broad self-defense law, a software developer charged with killing a Jacksonville teenager said he reached for his gun and fired eight rounds only after he was threatened with a shotgun.
  • Argument over loud music led to teen's fatal shooting, cops say(Trayvon Martin redux?)

    11/27/2012 10:23:53 PM PST · by Arthurio · 104 replies
    A Brevard County man remained in jail late Tuesday, accused of shooting a teenager dead in an argument over loud music. Michael David Dunn, 45, and his girlfriend were in Jacksonville Friday for Dunn's son's wedding when they stopped at a convenience store, Jacksonville sheriff's Lt. Rob Schoonover said. Jordan Russell Davis, 17, and several other teenagers were sitting in a sport utility vehicle in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music, Schoonover said. Jordan and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot...
  • Legendary bass player ‘Duck’ Dunn of Booker T. and the MGs dies in Tokyo at age 70

    05/13/2012 8:47:24 PM PDT · by bigbob · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/13/12 | AP
    Donald “Duck” Dunn, the bassist who helped create the gritty Memphis soul sound at Stax Records in the 1960s as part of the legendary group Booker T. and the MGs and contributed to such classics as “In the Midnight Hour,” ‘’Hold On, I’m Coming” and “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,” died Sunday at 70. Dunn, whose legacy as one of the most respected session musicians in the business also included work with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s Blues Brothers as well as with Levon Helm, Eric Clapton, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, died while on tour in Tokyo....
  • Washington ("republican") AG candidate Dunn backs legalizing gay marriage

    01/11/2012 4:35:36 PM PST · by Baynative · 6 replies ^ | Jan 9, 2012 | ROBERT MAK
    SEATTLE -- Republican King County Council member and Attorney General candidate Reagan Dunn tells KING 5 News he will back efforts to legalize same-sex marriage. In supporting gay marriage legislation, Dunn is staking out a different position from Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna.
  • In early Obama White House, female staffers felt frozen out

    09/20/2011 3:51:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2011 | Peter Wallsten and Anne E. Kornblut
    Friction about the roles of women in the Obama White House grew so intense during the first two years of the presidentÂ’s tenure that he was forced to take steps to reassure senior women on his staff that he valued their presence and their input. At a dinner in November 2009, several senior female aides complained directly to the president that men enjoyed greater access to him and often muscled them out of key policy discussions. Those tensions prompted Obama, urged on by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, to elevate more women into senior White House positions, recognize them more during...
  • The Obama Administration, Lies And Audio Tape

    09/20/2011 10:32:34 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies ^ | 09/20/11 | CaroleL
    President Barack Obama and his team just can't seem to help themselves from making bad situations worse. Latest case in point: When a new book showed the administration in a less than favorable light, the accusations and denials came pouring out like so many tears during a two-year-old's tantrum. The result? What the media would have barely noticed has become a journalistic gotcha moment as the author has proven he got it right.
  • Book: Women in Obama White House felt excluded and ignored (Dunn & Romer)

    09/16/2011 3:25:43 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2011 | Nia-Malika Henderson and Peter Wallsten
    A new book claims that the Obama White House is a boys’ club marred by rampant infighting that has hindered the administration’s economic policy and left top female advisers feeling excluded from key conversations. In an excerpt obtained by The Post, a female senior aide to President Obama called the White House a hostile environment for women. “This place would be in court for a hostile workplace,” former White House communications director Anita Dunn is quoted as saying. “Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.” “I felt like a piece...
  • Burying Obama

    08/15/2011 8:53:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2011 | J.R. Dunn
    Let me hasten to make it clear before the Secret Service kicks the door in: we're not speaking of the three-dimensional, physical Obama, but the image of Obama created by the DNC, the media, and assorted political mercenaries to sell him and his agenda to an unsuspecting nation. We need to rid ourselves of Obama as an influence, as an example, as a lens through which to view the world, as a figure to look up to, admire, or emulate in any sense. Simply put, there must be no "Obama legacy." Obama the man is avidly digging himself deeper into...
  • Roger Ebert responds to controversy over Twitter comment about Jackass star Ryan Dunn

    06/21/2011 3:51:51 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/21/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Film critic Roger Ebert says admitted was 'probably too quick to tweet' when he posted a message about Jackass star Ryan Dunn, who died in a fiery car crash yesterday morning. The 69-year-old wrote that 'friends don't let jackasses drink and drive' shortly after the star's death prompting fury from Dunn's friends, including co-star Bam Magera. Taking to his blog today, the 69-year-old, who has won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, offered his condolences to Dunn's family and agreed his brazen statement were untimely. 'To begin with, I offer my sympathy to Ryan Dunn's family and friends, and to those...
  • President Haters

    07/20/2010 12:30:25 PM PDT · by bigbob · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-19-10 | J.R. Dunn
    (But) the suffering generated by the reign of Obama is unnecessary and uncalled for, as any short examination will reveal: The Economy - Obama has made the same errors as FDR in his first term, without FDR's charm and earnestness to make up for it. Without even grasping that they were errors, for that matter. Of course, giving most of the stimulus money to the same financial industry that kicked off the crash was a brilliant ploy. We have to admit that worked. The Border - A state under siege attempts to reimpose order through accepted legal means, and Obama's...
  • Accusations Interrupt Tea Party Meeting (Orly Taitz)

    05/20/2010 6:14:52 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 58 replies · 1,607+ views
    Hermosa Beach Patch, CA ^ | May 19, 2010 | Jonathan Oyama
    An uninvited California secretary of state candidate interrupted a Tea Party meeting in Hermosa Beach on Tuesday evening with accusations that her opponent committed voter fraud. The meeting of the South Bay Tea Party was held at the Church of Christ on Aviation Boulevard. The candidate, Orly Taitz, claimed that her opponent, Republican Damon Dunn, was ineligible to run because he had tried to alter his voting record. South Bay Tea Party leader Gary Aven asked Taitz to leave, but she refused.
  • New Eligibility Lawsuit filed against CA Secretary of State

    05/12/2010 2:04:51 PM PDT · by rxsid · 24 replies · 1,333+ views
    thepostemail ^ | 5/12/2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    "New Eligibility Lawsuit filed against CA Secretary of State IS DEBRA BOWEN REFUSING TO UPHOLD THE LAW?On May 10, 2010, Capt. Pamela Barnett (Ret.) filed a lawsuit against Debra Bowen, current California Secretary of State, on the grounds that Bowen has allowed an ineligible candidate to have his name placed on the ballot for the November 2010 election.MRS. RONDEAU: When did you first consider filing a lawsuit against the named parties, and are they aware of the suit at this point? CAPT. BARNETT: I decided to sue last week when I realized that Debra Bowen would allow unqualified (according to...
  • British Politicians Seek the Obama Magic

    05/03/2010 12:42:15 PM PDT · by Nonstatist · 9 replies · 300+ views
    WSJ Political Diary ^ | May 3, 2010 | John Fund
    Televised debates between party leaders in Britain are over and the country will go to the polls this Thursday. Conservative David Cameron is a slight favorite to become the next prime minister, but if his choice of campaign advisers is any guide, Americans shouldn't expect anything like a second coming of Margaret Thatcher. Mr. Cameron hired two high-priced veterans of the Obama campaign to help his effort: Anita Dunn and Bill Knapp. The move raised eyebrows since the Tories have traditionally imported seasoned GOP strategists to advise them. In Ms. Dunn, they are getting something completely different, as Monty Python...
  • Brooks and Dunn

    05/01/2010 9:15:53 PM PDT · by cherry · 13 replies · 611+ views
    vanity | 5/1/10 | cherry
    We went to the Brooks and Dunn concert last night....what an experience..
  • Fan of Chairman Mao to help Tory leader Cameron

    04/28/2010 6:11:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 240+ views ^ | April 28, 2010 | Roger Kimball
    Yes, that’s right, possums, Anita Dunn, former Obama aide who told a group of high school students that Mao Tse Tung was one of her two favorite political philosophers [1], has been hired by Tory hopeful David Cameron [2] to help him prep for tomorrow’s televised debate with Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown. The British election hangs in the balance. Ms. Dunn had helped Obama “de-posh” himself during the campaign, showing him how to mimic looks of concern and concentration, how and when to frown, when to smile, and the makeover seemed to work. At any rate, Obama won. Can...
  • I May be Allowed to ask Ca Sec. of State Candidate Damon Dunn, a Few Questions, any Suggestions?

    04/01/2010 7:28:21 AM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies · 310+ views
    The Way One Vike Sees It ^ | 4/1/10 | One Vike
    Today at 6:00PM, California Secretary of State candidate Damon Dunn will be in Chico. I have been told by my friend Steve Thompson, who is the Chairman of the Butte County Republican party, that if I show up early he will get me in to ask few questions when Dunn takes questions from the reporters.Now I have some ideas of what I would like to ask, but I would like some suggestions from my fellow Freepers, and especially the California ones, as to what I should ask him if I get the chance. This will be before he gives...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-02-10 (DUmmies Outraged by Yet Another Campus Fake Hate Crime)

    03/02/2010 7:48:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies · 1,122+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 2, 2010 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    And this year's KERRI DUNN campus Fake Hate Crime award goes to...UC San Diego for getting all lathered up over a noose hung in the library. Folks, whenever you hear the word "noose" used in the same story about a supposed campus hate crime, it is a SLAM DUNK that it is a FAKE hate crime. A Columbia U professor goes BALLISTIC over a hanging noose and it turns out that SHE was the one who hung the noose in the first place. What set off this noose incident was the OUTRAGE over a Compton ghetto themed party that...
  • Why The Left Loves Mao & The Culture of Death

    02/03/2010 8:32:31 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 331+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-03-10 | Skookum
    The Left has always had a cavalier attitude toward death. Identified by Sarah Palin as Death Panels in President Obama's Health Care Legislation; the concept relates to much earlier times in the Leftist philosophy. From the writing of Chairman Mao, who is a hero of Anita Dunn and Ron Bloom within the Obama Administration, we are left with keys to his much admired Democrat philosophy concerning death for the commoner as opposed to death for the "Great Heroes", a designation he and most upper level Democrat leaders seem to ascribe for themselves. Mao, "Human beings are endowed with the sense...
  • Sherlock Holms and the Liberal Butt Biter- the Conscience of Kansas

    01/24/2010 7:17:49 PM PST · by 1pitech · 325+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 01-24-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    From the 2009 halloween special on the Conscience of Kansas radio program, we bring you Sherlock Holms and the Case of the Liberal Butt Biter. Enjoy!
  • The White House has lost its war against Fox News

    11/17/2009 1:13:21 PM PST · by Schnucki · 21 replies · 1,281+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 17, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    I predicted last month that the White House would lose its war with Fox News. That now looks to be the case with the announcement by Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett that Fox is one of five networks selected to interview Barack Obama in Beijing this evening, with each allotted ten minutes with the President. The decision to include Fox in tonight’s interview roster, alongside the likes of NBC, ABC and CBS, is a humiliating about-turn for the White House after it spent weeks rubbishing Fox’s credibility. As Anita Dunn, the Mao-quoting White House communications director put it...
  • Anita Dunn - Loves Mao Tse Tung, Dislikes Fox News....and Governor Palin?

    10/30/2009 11:02:52 AM PDT · by sussex · 6 replies · 532+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 30/10/09 | The Aged P
    Yes – that Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, enemy of Fox News and admirer of Mao Tse Tung. Dunn, who started out working for President Carter’s chief of staff, Hamilton Jordan, is regarded by Democrats as one of the their most highly experienced strategists. That’s why David Axelrod brought her into the Obama campaign team. It turns out that she also advised Tony Knowles in the 2006 Alaska Gubernatorial campaign.
  • Fox News zings the White House with a new sign off --- now “Fair, Balanced and Unafraid”

    10/27/2009 4:50:32 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 32 replies · 1,722+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | October 27, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    If you didn’t notice it, Bret Baier of Fox News added a little zinger when he signed off tonight. Instead of “Fair and Balanced,” it was “Fair, Balanced and Unafraid.” It was an obvious reference to the threats coming from the White House.
  • The Left's "Justified War"

    10/22/2009 3:39:44 PM PDT · by MTank50 · 2 replies · 466+ views
    CROSSHAIRS - Opinions & Commentary ^ | 10-22-09 | Michael Tank
    Historically when it comes to America's wars the Left has never found one that they could sanction as a "justified war" to fight, and that includes WW II. But now the Liberals and the Obama Administration have finally found a war that they not only believe is justified, they declared it and seem determined to win it at all costs. Unfortunately for our Troops in Afghanistan who are being ignored, if not outright stranded, sacrificed and betrayed by your "I vote 'Present' " CIC Obama, the Left's new "justified war" is with Fox News. About a month or so ago...
  • The Obama Administration's Inner Mao

    10/22/2009 7:23:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 765+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10.22.09 @ 6:09AM | By George Neumayr
    White House Communications Director Anita Dunn says that her comment about Chairman Mao as one of her "favorite political philosophers" has been badly distorted. Perhaps she meant to say that Mao is one of her favorite media strategists. It is telling what Dunn regards as a reassuring defense: that she was only extolling Mao's can-do attitude and that her admiration for it came from Lee Atwater. "The Mao quote is one I picked up from the late Republican strategist," she said. So now the reviled creator of the Willie Horton ad is someone Democrats feel they can safely hide behind?...
  • Media Matters & President Obama in Lockstep

    10/21/2009 3:49:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 390+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Revival of right-wing conspiracy charges are all the rage in the age of Obama, but liberals are just playing the same old shell game. The real action is on the left, with lockstep collusion by the President with Soros-funded Media Matters. While the President sends his surrogates onto national network programs to decry Fox News, Media Matters is behind the scenes working its Fight Fox campaign. Media Matters' president, Eric Burns, sent out the Fight Fox campaign announcement to supporters on September 17 and explained why Fox had to be driven out of the national political
  • Look who's married to Obama's media 'controller'

    10/20/2009 5:39:04 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 60 replies · 2,673+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 19, 2009 | Jerome Corsi
    Attacking Fox News and defending President Barack Obama is a family affair for Anita Dunn, the White House communications director who has blasted Fox as an arm of the Republican Party and talked about "controlling" the news media. She's married to Robert Bauer, the chief of the political law group at Perkins Coie, the Seattle law firm hired by the White House to defend President Obama in court cases challenging his "natural born" citizenship status in the United States and thus, his eligibility under the U.S. Constitution to be president. Dunn is targeting Fox News with criticisms emanating from the...
  • Is This the White House' Fox Strategy

    10/20/2009 9:58:44 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 33 replies · 1,585+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/20/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Buried in the administration's multiple inflammatory statements on Fox News may be their strategy in all of this. In fact, Anita Dunn, David Axelrod, and Rahm Emanuel made hints at it in their statements. Here's the pertinent portion from Axelrod. The bigger thing is that other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way, and we’re not going to treat them that way. We’re going to appear on their shows. We’re going to participate, but understanding that they represent a point of view.
  • Sex, Drugs and Mao Zedong

    10/20/2009 8:26:28 AM PDT · by y6162 · 5 replies · 477+ views
    Times Magazine ^ | Monday, Mar. 09, 1992 | Bruce W. Nelan
    Harrison Salisbury, the veteran New York Times correspondent and popular historian, comes right out and calls Mao an emperor -- and not the first one to take power through a peasant rebellion. Precisely because Mao was a peasant, he was unprepared to govern China and modernize it. A "pseudo- Marxist" bored by statistics and budgets, Mao was interested mainly in class warfare and "mobilization of the masses," who he was convinced could do anything if properly exhorted.
  • What Anita Dunn Done

    10/20/2009 7:52:41 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 15 replies · 942+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | 10/20/2009 | John Hinderaker
    Obama administration communications director commended the wisdom of mass murdering Communist Chairman Mao in her address to high school students this past June. Dunn cited Mao and Mother Teresa as her two favorite political philosophers. I wrote about Dunn's address here, John here; both posts include video of Dunn's address. Dunn said to the assembled students: A lot of you have a great deal of ability. A lot of you work hard. Put them together and that answers the "why not" question. There is usually not a good reason. And then the third lesson and tip actually comes from two...
  • “The biggest bunch of crybabies” vs. FOX News

    10/20/2009 7:01:39 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 848+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-20-09 | Wordsmith
    If FOX News had aired a White House infomercial on healthcare, would the White House have declared war on FOX News? If Chris Wallace had decided FOX too would run a factcheck on a comedy skit, would FOX be in the White House cross-hairs? If FOX had joined the rest of the MSM club in ignoring the Van Jones story and not aired the undercover videos of ACORN, Perhaps if Sean Hannity got a thrill up his leg over Obamamania, then The One would not have snubbed FOX from inclusion in his 5 interview-weekend blitzkrieg. But no...instead, FOX does a...
  • What would Mao do?

    10/20/2009 2:49:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies · 839+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/20/2009
    White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told a group of high school students last June that former Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong was one of her two favorite political philosophers, and you could tell she was speaking from the heart. Her earnest appeal to the teenagers to fight their own wars, as Mao had counseled when challenged within his own party, was clearly meant as a call to activism. "You fight your war and I'll fight mine," she quoted Mao as saying, because apparently Mao was all about personal choice. Of course, Mao's usual response to those who questioned his...
  • Top White House Official Says Obama Team 'Controlled' Media Coverage During Campaign

    10/19/2009 1:35:38 PM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies · 2,447+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2009 | Staff
    <p>The Obama campaign's press strategy leading up to his election last November focused on "making" the media cover what the campaign wanted and on exercising absolute "control" over coverage, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told an overseas crowd early this year.</p>
  • Fox and CNN

    10/19/2009 8:11:52 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies · 1,670+ views
    National Review (The Corner) ^ | 10/18/2009 | Jay Nordlinger
    The White House communications director, Anita Dunn, contrasted Fox News with CNN: Fox News is just a Republican opinion outlet, she said, while CNN is a real news network. Of Fox, she said, “Let’s not pretend that they’re a news network, the way CNN is.” She said this on CNN, of course. (In the 1990s, conservatives used to refer to it as “the Clinton News Network.”) I got to thinking. Fox has some opinionists, such as O’Reilly and Beck. Fox also has news anchormen and correspondents. CNN has those, too. One of the CNN anchors is Anderson Cooper — he’s...
  • White House Vs. Fox: Chairman Mao (ANITA DUNN RESPONDS) (VIDEO)

    10/17/2009 9:44:48 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 87 replies · 4,000+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10-16-09 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    The war of words between the White House and Fox News is intensifying — and getting personal. * * * * * * In an e-mail message, Ms. Dunn said, “My source for the Mao quote was actually the late Lee Atwater, either in an article or bio I read after the 1988 election. Now that I’ve revealed this I hope I don’t get Keith Olbermann angry with me. Let it be noted that I also quoted Mother Teresa, but no one is accusing me of being a saint!”
  • SICKENING!!!!Glenn Beck Video Of Anita Dunn: Mao Tse Tung "Favorite Philosopher"

    10/16/2009 5:15:41 AM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 57 replies · 2,154+ views
    FOX via YouTube ^ | Oct 15, 2009 | Glenn Beck
    If you missed this PLEASE WATCH IT NOW!!!!!!!! This is sickening and Anita Dunn must be removed from her position, preferably from America
  • Anita Dunn Speech At HS Graduation Praising Chairman Mao - Location of Speech and School ID'd

    10/15/2009 9:57:39 PM PDT · by onemiddleamerican · 58 replies · 6,021+ views
    When I watched this video today on Glenn Beck's show, I was most disgusted to see that she was praising Mao from what appeared to be a pulpit of a church; and I wanted to find out where this event took place.So, after I cleared away supper debris and got the kids in bed, I spent my evening Googling; and I found what I was looking for.Ms. Anita Dunn was the commencement speaker for the 2009 St. Andrews Episcopal School (Potomac, MD) graduating class. From that link, it appears that Ms. Dunn has a child who attends the exclusive school.The...