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  • Media Matters, Lefty Propaganda Sites Lose Top Donor

    03/22/2012 7:35:59 AM PDT · by hope · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/12
    Is there trouble in paradise? You may not be aware of the name "Democracy Alliance," but you know who they are. It's an organization that gathers liberal 1%ers and tells them which other leftist organizations they should give their tax-deductible "charitable" donations to. George Soros? Yup. Founding member of the Democracy Alliance. It was founded as a way to control where liberal 1% money would go so that it would have the most impact. Apparently, recent decisions on where the money goes has left a certain major donor - Peter Lewis, founder of Progressive Insurance - with a bad taste...
  • Radio campaign next step against Rush Limbaugh

    03/22/2012 7:29:39 AM PDT · by shove_it · 51 replies · 11+ views
    Yahoo via AP ^ | 22 Mar 2012 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) — Rush Limbaugh's opponents are starting a radio campaign against him Thursday, seizing upon the radio star's attack of a Georgetown law student as a "slut" to make a long-term effort aimed at weakening his business. The liberal Media Matters for America is using a past campaign against Glenn Beck as a template. In Limbaugh, however, they're going after bigger game. He's already fighting back and the group's stance has provoked concerns that an effort to silence someone for objectionable talk is in itself objectionable. Media Matters is spending at least $100,000 for two advertisements that will...
  • 'Rush Limbaugh Show' responds to Brock

    03/21/2012 5:42:34 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/21/12 2:37 PM EDT | Brian Glicklich, Spokesperson, Rush Limbaugh Show
    David Brock is so outraged at Rush Limbaugh’s words of three weeks ago that he started organizing a protest — almost 3 years ago. It was planned ahead and activated at the first moment Brock could manipulate a media frenzy. Make no mistake, Brock’s “marketplace of ideas” offers only one brand: Brand Brock. All others will be forced off the shelves with intimidation and lies. Media Matters for America stands for censorship, and nothing more than that. Their ginned-up election year anger is directed at the words of their media political opposition — similar expressions are ignored when used by...
  • Ad exodus dooms Limbaugh's model (Marxist psychosis alert)

    03/21/2012 7:24:12 AM PDT · by pabianice · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/21/12 | Brock
    The financial model that fueled Rush Limbaugh’s radio show seems to have disintegrated in recent weeks, with at least 100 advertisers reportedly abandoning his radio program. For more than two decades, “The Rush Limbaugh Show” has promoted his brand of misogyny, racism and general intolerance to an audience of more than 15 million people on as many as 600 radio stations. He has accused actor Michael J. Fox of “exaggerating the effects” of Parkinson’s disease; called the National Organization for Women “nags” who “are a bunch of whores to liberalism”; and just last week referred to a Washington Post reporter...
  • Media Matters wants a fight, but can’t take a punch

    03/21/2012 7:48:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies · 1+ views
    dailycaller ^ | 3/21/12 | Coglianese
    After facing down more than a month of tough reporting, David Brock’s Media Matters for America still has nothing to say for itself. The progressive messaging group has all but clammed up about its internal turmoil under a constant barrage of scrutiny from conservatives and liberals alike. It’s been a little over a month since The Daily Caller published the beginning of an investigative series examining the inner workings of Media Matters. The reporting, bolstered by first-hand knowledge from sources familiar with day-to-day activities in the group’s Washington, D.C. offices, revealed close coordination with the Obama White House, a slew...
  • Mark Levin dares Media Matters to take legal action against him

    03/20/2012 6:25:00 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies
    TheDC ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On his Monday broadcast, syndicated conservative radio host Mark Levin offered his take on a Daily Caller report that tied Media Matters for America to the al-Jazeera network. TheDC reported that the organization’s foreign policy fellow MJ Rosenberg has made some ill-advised statements about the Jewish community and the United States. Levin called on the Internal Revenue Service to review Media Matters’ tax status and called the organization, as he has often done in the past, a “criminal front group.” “Media Matters is a key political operative entity for the Democrat Party and for this president,” Levin said. “I don’t...
  • I made the list, but I can’t say I’m happy about it

    03/19/2012 10:50:14 AM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 03/19/2012 | CHUCK COLSON
    When I was going through Watergate, my life was threatened repeatedly. And in the early years of my ministry with Prison Fellowship, the authorities had to monitor various individuals who had made threats against me. So I am no stranger to hit lists and threats. But, it seems like I’ve made another list — and frankly, I’m surprised, though, as I’ll explain, I guess I shouldn’t be. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, with the misleading acronym GLAAD, has placed 36 commentators, yours truly among them, on its Commentator Accountability Project list. GLAAD’s press release goes on to say...
  • Media Matters for America linked with anti-American, anti-Israel Al-Jazeera network

    03/18/2012 9:25:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/18/12 | Jamie Weinstein
    Media Matters for America is linked with Al-Jazeera, the anti-American and anti-Israeli cable news channel, The Daily Caller has learned. Media Matters Action Network senior foreign policy fellow MJ Rosenberg’s column for the liberal organization regularly appears on Al-Jazeera’s website and, in 2010, Rosenberg represented Media Matters at a forum hosted by Al-Jazeera in Doha, Qatar where he praised the news outlet as “mainstream.” Media Matters Action Network is part of the organization’s political arm. According to two Daily Caller sources, the then-director general of Al-Jazeera Wadah Khanfar, also visited Media Matters’ offices in Washington in 2010
  • Pornographic Politics: Did the Daily Caller ‘Pull a Media Matters’ on Rick Santorum?

    03/15/2012 8:33:43 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 113 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | March 15, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Today I noticed a thread at Memeorandum aggregating commentary on an article by Daily Caller associate editor Steven Nelson: ‘Vigorous’ Santorum crackdown may catch Internet porn viewers with pants down I sort of shrugged that off, and then a I saw this Tweet by Jedediah Bila: Didn’t tweet about this today, but if it’s accurate, I find it absolutely insane.”Santorum Promises Broad War on Porn”: more...
  • Anti-Rush Campaign Was in the Works

    03/15/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3/15/12 | Alana Goodman
    Wonder how the left was able to mobilize so quickly on the Rush Limbaugh boycott? According to the architect behind it, Media Matters online strategy director Angelo Carusone, the project was actually created in 2009, but stayed inactive until the Sandra Fluke controversy boiled over (via Legal Insurrection): I started Stop Rush in 2009, 2010, and when I went to register the domain, I saw that Rush owned StopRush.com…. The Beck work was working, and I kind of froze the Rush work, and experimented with it a little, to get a sense of who Rush’s advertisers were and what their...
  • Politico Reporter Smears: Limbaugh Is Like the 'Serial Murderer' With 'Bodies in the Trunk' (Video)

    03/13/2012 1:59:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/13/2012 | Scott Whitlock
    According to Joe Williams, the senior White House reporter for Politico, Rush Limbaugh is like the "serial murderer" who was caught with "three bodies in the trunk." The veteran journalist made the outrageous comparison on Tuesday's Martin Bashir show, a program that included other liberal smears against the conservative radio host. Before making his offensive connection, Williams highlighted his background covering the police. Regarding Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke, the journalist linked: "... [Law enforcement] always would catch the serial murder because he was driving around with a busted taillight, not because he had, like, three bodies in the trunk."...
  • Will Mike Huckabee’s New Radio Show Hurt Rush Limbaugh’s Numbers?

    03/12/2012 11:29:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 12, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    Mike Huckabee is expanding his media reach to a radio program scheduled to start airing in April. However, the show is scheduled to be in direct competition with none other than Rush Limbaugh. In a column for The Daily Beast today, David Frum thinks Huckabee’s new show might end up hurting Limbaugh’s numbers, and gave some insight into the reasons surrounding decisions by advertisers to leave Limbaugh’s program. Last month, Huckabee announced he would be doing the radio show for Cumulus Media Networks, while continuing to work the weekend shift on his Fox News show, Huckabee. His show has been...
  • FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves

    03/10/2012 5:09:44 PM PST · by Lattero · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/10/2012 | Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem
    [...] These are just a few samples from the arsenal of degrading language Limbaugh deploys on women, people of color, lesbians and gays, immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, Muslims, Jews, veterans, environmentalists and so forth. Limbaugh doesn't just call people names. He promotes language that deliberately dehumanizes his targets. Like the sophisticated propagandist Josef Goebbels, he creates rhetorical frames -- and the bigger the lie the more effective -- inciting listeners to view people they disagree with as sub-humans. His longtime favorite term for women, "femi-nazi," doesn't even raise eyebrows anymore, an example of how rhetoric spreads when unchallenged by...
  • Harry Reid: ‘I don’t know’ if my relationship with Media Matters violates its tax-exempt status

    03/10/2012 4:43:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Harry Reid: ‘I don’t know’ if my relationship with Media Matters violates its tax-exempt status By Michelle Fields-- The Daily Caller 11:48 PM 03/08/2012 ADVERTISEMENT In an exclusive interview at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told The Daily Caller that he doesn’t know if his plan to promote Media Matters for America‘s new book violates the legal requirements of its 501(c)(3) non-profit status. When TheDC asked Reid whether he will be helping Media Matters’ David Brock promote the book, “The Fox Effect,” he said he would assist Brock “any way I can. … I have...
  • Rush Brings Out Stunning Hypocrisy of the Left

    03/08/2012 5:35:22 PM PST · by WXRGina · 10 replies
    American Clarion ^ | March 8, 2012 | Gina Miller
    Because it is so predictable, by now we should not be stunned by the stunning hypocrisy of the Left, but it is still tough not to be. One way to get your mind around it is to remember that the whole ideology and political existence of members of the communist Left are based on lies. They not only live on lies, lies are essential for their political survival. Let me explain why I call these people the communist Left or communist Democrats (and this also includes some who are fake Republicans). The very foundation of the Left’s platform is an...
  • White House Attack Dog Targets Limbaugh Sponsors

    03/08/2012 6:26:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Censorship: The pressure on Rush Limbaugh's advertisers is from a group that meets regularly with the White House and runs an Obama Super-PAC funded by unions. The group Media Matters acts like a lobbyist but is not registered as one. It operates in the shadows, outside congressional oversight and unaccountable to voters. This makes its collusion with the White House in the heat of a presidential race a serious matter worthy of investigation. Targeting Limbaugh, a staunch Republican, is no coincidence. If the Obama campaign can silence him, it can knock out the party's most powerful voice for firing up...
  • Clearing Up Misinformation on Our Sponsors

    03/07/2012 1:24:24 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 29 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 03/07/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to ask if you will indulge me for just a brief few minutes for some inside baseball stuff before we move on to our review of the issues of the day, politics and so forth, Super Tuesday, the results, and where we are. The reason for this is, once again, so much misinformation about this program and advertisers is in the mainstream media. People are reporting things that, A, are not true, and B, I don't even think the people reporting it have the slightest idea what they're talking about, nor do they have the...
  • Dershowitz to Newsmax: Obama Could Be ‘Chamberlain of 21st Century’

    03/07/2012 12:02:04 AM PST · by iowamark · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 28 Feb 2012 | Martin Gould and Ashley Martella
    President Barack Obama is in danger of going down in history as “the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century,” if he fails to stop Iran’s development of the nuclear bomb, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells Newsmax.TV. “I know Obama, I like Obama, I voted for Obama,” Dershowitz said in the exclusive interview. “I hope he is not remembered in history as the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century, the person who didn‘t see the greatest evil, didn’t recognize the greatest evil of the 20th century, as Chamberlain did not.” Chamberlain was the British Prime minister who signed the 1938...
  • (Vanity) Strength in Numbers: The REAL meaning of the Limbaugh Flap

    03/05/2012 9:05:03 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 29 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 03-05-2012 | grey_whiskers
    The saga of Sandra Fluke (Trojan Whorse) and Rush Limbaugh continues. Rush Limbaugh made a heartfelt apology on Saturday, apparently caving to pressure from advertisers who suspended or ceased advertising on his program. He continued on Monday, devoting approximately forty or forty-five minutes of his show, first to apologizing for using two derogatory words for Sandra Fluke -- because using them was sinking to the level of the left -- and the remainder of that time to providing timely background to her appearance before Pelosi. As it turns out, the Democrats on Darrel Issa's committee considering mandatory provision of contraception...
  • O’Reilly And Bernie Goldberg Tear Apart Sandra Fluke, ‘Poster Person For The Entitlement Society’

    03/05/2012 6:46:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 5, 2012 | Frances Martel
    The interminable non-story of the time Rush Limbaugh called someone a “slut” and then the news cycle had to freeze in place for a week seems to (hopefully) be in its sunset, but given the end-of-week timing on the comments, it was only tonight that Bill O’Reilly and Bernie Goldberg got to the story. Neither host nor guest seemed particularly impressed by Sandra Fluke‘s argument, but they were impressed by how the Democrats used her to dominate the news cycle. Fluke was on The View this morning since she is a celebrity now, and O’Reilly used the fact that she...
  • Attack by Limbaugh Awakens a ‘Stop Rush’ Campaign

    03/03/2012 10:37:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 173 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/2/12 | BRIAN STELTER
    Actually, they are remobilizing. A Twitter account, “Stop Rush,” which has been dormant since late 2010, woke up on Wednesday, when Mr. Limbaugh first called the student, Sandra Fluke, a “slut.” On Friday, as complaints from “Stop Rush” and others about Mr. Limbaugh’s comments mounted, a handful of companies said that they had halted their advertising on “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” at least temporarily. One of the companies, Quicken Loans, wrote on Twitter, “Due to continued inflammatory comments — along with valuable feedback from clients and team members — QL has suspended ads on Rush Limbaugh program.” Two mattress companies,...
  • Madoff-invested charities contributed $365k to Media Matters

    03/02/2012 3:34:39 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 31+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:45 PM 02/27/2012 | Vince Coglianese, Jamie Weinstein
    Media Matters for America accepted funding from at least three foundations whose money “grew” under the fraudulent stewardship of the now-incarcerated Bernard Madoff. One of those foundations was backed by a man many believe was in cahoots with the legendary financial criminal. Madoff’s Wall Street empire crumbled in late 2008 after federal authorities were tipped off to his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Among those institutions that saw their fortunes evaporate were foundations that had placed their trust and investments in Madoff’s surreal enterprise. Three of those philanthropies contributed money to Media Matters in 2008, at least one of which may have...
  • Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    02/27/2012 10:09:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 3+ views
    fox news ^ | 2/27/12 | Jana Winter
    Media Matters chief David Brock paid a former domestic partner $850,000 after being threatened with damaging information involving the organization’s donors and the IRS – a deal that Brock later characterized as a blackmail payment, according to legal documents obtained by FoxNews.com. In an acrimonious lawsuit settled at the end of last year, Brock accused William Grey of making repeated threats to expose him to the "scorn or ridicule of his employees, donors and the press in demanding money and property." Brock claimed in legal papers that he sold a Rehoboth Beach, Del., home he once shared with Grey in...
  • 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...
  • Gun hypocrisy(Media Matters)

    02/25/2012 5:53:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    ketknbc.com ^ | 25 February, 2012 | Neal Barton
    tyler — Stories like this make me laugh, then after I think about it my blood pressure boils. There is a guy who runs the non-profit group Media Matters. Media Matters makes its living off private donations from liberals like George Soros who look for anything they can to shut down what they call right-wing news and commentary. They mainly are trying to find hypocrisy or inconsistencies in conservative talk show hosts and writers. The guy who heads up this she-band is a man by the name David Brock. Brock is a born-again liberal who at one time was a...
  • Obama’s Anti-Semitic Anchors

    02/22/2012 4:34:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 22, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Jews occupy a peculiar position in the Democratic Party: The Jewish vote is part of the Democratic base, but at the same time the party does not represent Jewish interests, either at home or abroad, and of the last three Democratic presidents, two were nakedly hostile to the Jewish state. Now the second of them is running for reelection and is counting on the Jewish vote. After November 6th, 2012, Barack Obama will either be a leader with absolute control over foreign policy and nothing to lose or the first Democratic incumbent since Carter to lose the White House. For...
  • David Brock: Media Matters Madman

    02/23/2012 3:47:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 1+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 23, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - David Brock: Media Matters MadmanPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 23, 2012 @ 12:47 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments David Brock is a member of an exclusive club of fake conservatives like Arianna Huffington who, when the winds turned blustery and the money looked better on the other side, crossed the Iron Curtain going the other way and headed to Moscow.There is something to be said for the right, which has attracted its defectors from the best of the left. And there is something to be said for the left, which has...
  • Dots connect: Obama Agents snagged on Birth Control

    02/22/2012 8:34:04 AM PST · by opentalk · 14 replies
    wnd ^ | February 22, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    Contraception question really came out of left field, literallyA consortium of progressive groups working with a marketing outfit that helped to sell Obamacare to the public recently recommended that President Obama make contraception a re-election issue, WND has learned. Billionaire George Soros is a primary funder to the progressive groups. The marketing outfit that coordinated the contraception campaign, the Herndon Alliance, received funds from the embattled Media Matters for America, which is also tied to the other progressive groups behind the contraception drive. A national debate on contraception has been raging on Obama’s announced mandate to including birth control in...
  • Did Media Matters fund marketing of Obamacare?:Progs group has questionable financial practices

    02/22/2012 4:41:46 AM PST · by tutstar · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Klein Online ^ | 2 15 2012 | Aaron Klein
    Actual title is: Did Media Matters fund the marketing of Obamacare?: Progressive group under fire for questionable financial practices An organization that reportedly received a grant from the lobbying arm of the embattled Media Matters for America helped the White House to craft and market Obamacare, according to a recently released book. Yesterday, as part of an in-depth investigative series on Media Matters, the Daily Caller revealed that the progressive media organization gave away $125,000 of its donors’ money to a little-known marketing outfit that calls itself the Herndon Alliance. Based in Seattle, Herndon is said to advocate for universal...
  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Media Matters' David Brock runs from questions on organization's war on Fox

    02/21/2012 7:49:40 PM PST · by paltz · 17 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 2/21/12 | Kerry Picket
    Media Matters for America (MMFA) founder David Brock refused to talk to the Washington Times affiliated radio show America's Morning News on Tuesday morning about the series of stories The Daily Caller has been reporting on for the past week regarding his organization's aggressive plan to go after the Fox News Channel. (VIDEO at link)
  • 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,...
  • Obama finance chief funded Media Matters, President deeply tied to anti-Fox News group's top donors

    02/20/2012 3:53:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 2/20/12 | Aaron Klein
    President Obama served eight years on the board of a charity that is a top donor to the embattled Media Matters for America progressive activist organization. Obama is also tied to numerous other top Media Matters donors and fundraisers, including a foundation run by the finance chairman of his 2008 presidential campaign, Penny Pritzker, WND has learned. Last week, the Daily Caller released a list of grants to Media Matters. A WND review of the donor list found a number of deep ties to Obama. Get Aaron Klein’s “Red Army: The Radical Network that must be defeated to save America”...
  • Is Obama Programing Media Matters Or Is It The Other Way Around?

    02/18/2012 9:07:12 PM PST · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 2/13/2012 | Warner Todd Huston
    There has been a lot of chatter about the blockbuster report at the Daily Caller revealing the extent to which the self-proclaimed “media watchdog” outfit Media Matters for America is joined at the hip with the White House. Many are shocked at just how much Obama is seemingly programming the media with the supposedly independent Media Matters acting as its pipeline to the Old Media. Shockingly, Daily Caller notes that MMFA is even holding teleconference briefings with members of Obama’s administration and the subsequent salting of the results of those meetings among the Old Media’s coverage seems to be a...
  • Media Matters Received $50,000 Grant to 'Monitor' Religious Media?

    02/18/2012 5:46:31 PM PST · by daniel1212
    Christian Post ^ | February 17, 2012 | Eryn Sun
    A liberal media watchdog group was purportedly given a grant to expand their monitoring and fact checking of religious broadcasts. According to a weeklong "inside" series by The Daily Caller, Media Matters for America once received a $50,000 grant to "monitor and attack" religious news outlets like the Christian Broadcasting Network and Focus on the Family, though the exact details remained unclear. Tax returns allegedly revealed that the ARCA Foundation, a grant making organization focused on advancing social equity, justice and democracy in the U.S. and abroad, allotted the money in 2006 when Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland's 4th District,...
  • MRC President Bozell: Media Matters Wants To Do Dirty Work For the Obama Administration (VIDEO)

    02/17/2012 8:37:16 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on the Hannity show last night and broke his silence amid the Daily Caller investigation into the liberal Media Matter for America, saying they "want to do the dirty work for the Obama Administration." "Well, let me first premise it by saying, as a matter of policy I refuse to talk about this organization. I'm making an exception tonight because I do want to comment on it tonight because that memo- and kudos to Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller for this- that memo confirms everything you and I have talked about for...
  • 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 MoveOn.org, 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...
  • New exposé reveals Media Matters' inner workings

    02/16/2012 2:50:18 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2/13/2012
    Tucker Carlson discusses his website The Daily Caller's shocking new exposé on the liberal media watchdog group, Media Matters for America
  • Brock and the Glock: Armed men guarded Media Matters boss as he took $400,000 gun control donation

    02/16/2012 10:37:22 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 43 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2-16-2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The recent revelation that the head of Media Matters walked the streets of Washington with a Glock-toting bodyguard may make it a little awkward for the group the next time it seeks a donation from a gun control advocacy group. Media Matters reportedly took more than $400,000 from the Joyce Foundation specifically earmarked to promote a $600,000 initiative on "gun and public safety issues." At the same time, Media Matters' gun-guarded boss David Brock reportedly obsessed over his own security. ....Brock reportedly told confidantes that he feared for his safety and needed hired guns to keep him safe.
  • Media Matters tax-exempt status may face new scrutiny from Congress

    02/15/2012 9:33:00 AM PST · by Qbert · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/15/2012 | Will Rahn
    Congressional Republicans are now interested in examining Media Matters For America‘s tax-exempt status, The Daily Caller has learned. Doing so would cause the GOP to wade into the complex world of tax laws that govern “exempt organizations” such as Media Matters and more than 1 million other charitable organizations that are exempt from federal income tax. Media Matters’ critics have questioned its tax-exempt status for some time. The Internal Revenue Service has a series of requirements that must be met before organizations can qualify. Successful applicants pay no federal income tax because the government presumes such charities perform services that...
  • Dershowitz:I Won’t Vote For Obama If Associated With ‘Stalinist Bigots’ Media Matters

    02/14/2012 3:17:04 PM PST · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz told BreitbartTV Editor Larry O'Connor on the Governor Paterson Show on WOR that the Media Matters organization is full of "radical Stalinists" and says the White House and Democratic Party need to clearly separate themselves from the organization. *snip* Speaking at University of Pennsylvania last week, well-known Israel supporter and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz reportedly warned the press about MMFA's operations. "I have, and let me tell you, Max Blumenthal (((SON OF CLINTONISTA VIPER, SYDNEY BLUMENTHAL))) and Media Matters will be singlehandedly responsible for (Obama) losing this election," he is reported saying. The Democrats "cannot win...
  • SARAH PALIN: Professor Dershowitz Is Right About Media Matters

    02/13/2012 11:39:52 PM PST · by onyx · 49 replies
    SARAH PALIN FACEBOOK ^ | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 | SARAH PALIN
    Harvard University Professor Alan Dershowitz is one of the most knowledgeable and unapologetic defenders of Israel among American academics. This has unfortunately opened him to unfair and intellectually dishonest attacks from his fellow liberals.In answering a recent attack by Max Blumenthal, formerly of Media Matters for America (MMfA), Prof. Dershowitz said, “Let me tell you, Max Blumenthal and Media Matters will be singlehandedly responsible for (Obama) losing this election. They (the Democrats) cannot win the election and keep this affiliation with them.”I agree with Prof. Dershowitz, though obviously I think there are many, many more reasons why President Obama...
  • Media Matters called for private investigators 'to look into the personal lives' of Fox employees

    02/13/2012 8:15:21 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2012 | Tucker Carlson
    A little after 1 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2009, Karl Frisch emailed a memo to his bosses, Media Matters for America founder David Brock and president Eric Burns. In the first few lines, Frisch explained why Media Matters should launch a “Fox Fund” whose mission would be to attack the Fox News Channel. “Simply put,” Frisch wrote, “the progressive movement is in need of an enemy. George W. Bush is gone. We really don’t have John McCain to kick around any more. Filling the lack of leadership on the right, Fox News has emerged as the central enemy and antagonist...
  • Media Matters Allegations: “Virtually all the mainstream media was using our stuff”…Politico Upset

    02/13/2012 6:40:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-12 | Curt
    Politico is a bit upset about the recent investigative journalist piece done by The Daily Caller on Media Matters. In that piece they spoke to many former staffers at Media Matters, and what did they find? Yet those same interviews, as well as a detailed organizational planning memo obtained by The Daily Caller, also suggest that Media Matters has to a great extent achieved its central goal of influencing the national media. Founded by Brock in 2004 as a liberal counterweight to “conservative misinformation” in the press, Media Matters has in less than a decade become a powerful player in...
  • Dershowitz warns Democrats to drop Media Matters

    02/13/2012 4:37:52 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 13, 2012 | unattributed
    Harvard University Professor Alan Dershowitz recently warned Democrats that they will lose the presidential election this year if they stick with Media Matters for America. Dershowitz, a strong defender of Israel, reportedly made the remark during a press conference earlier this month in which he defended Israel against a group at University of Pennsylvania that is urging the university to boycott, divest and sanction the Jewish state for its longtime dispute with Palestinians over borders and security. Among the speakers at a conference held by PennBDS (Pennsylvania boycott, divest and sanction) was Max Blumenthal, son of Sidney Blumenthal, a powerful...
  • Inside Media Matters: David Brock’s enemies list [501(c)(3) targets GOP donors, PayPal founder...]

    02/13/2012 3:17:09 PM PST · by Qbert · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/13/2012 | Vince Coglianese
    An internal Media Matters For America memo obtained by The Daily Caller reveals that the left-wing media watchdog group employs an “opposition research team” to target its political enemies. Included in the list of targets are right-leaning websites, conservative think tanks, prominent financiers and donors, and more than a dozen specific Fox News Channel and News Corporation employees. “We will conduct extensive public records searches and compile opposition books on individuals,” declares the memo, likely written in late 2009. Investigations, it says, “will focus on the backgrounds, connections, operations and political and financial activities of the individuals.” One of those...
  • Is the White House manipulating the media through Media Matters?

    02/13/2012 6:52:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 13, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Daily Caller has a multipart exposé on David Brock and Media Matters which will surprise … well, probably no one who reads this site. Speaking with former and current employees, Tucker Carlson, Vince Coglianese, Alex Pappas, and Will Rahn paint a picture of Brock as paranoid and out of control, but still supremely effective at getting his message out through the mainstream media: Extensive interviews with a number of Brock’s current and former colleagues at Media Matters, as well as with leaders from across the spectrum of Democratic politics, reveal an organization roiled by its leader’s volatile and erratic...
  • Inside Media Matters: Erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations

    02/12/2012 9:01:46 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2012 | Tucker Carlson and Vince Coglianese
    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 while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled. ...more...
  • Media Matters’ desperation to smear NRA comes out in election hit piece

    01/19/2012 6:17:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    “Wayne LaPierre Falsely Claims ‘All’ The NRA's Money Comes From Small Donors,” Chris Brown of Media Matters sneers in triumph. He’s focusing on an interview with Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre by Glenn Beck, where the association head was asked about how NRA could hope to match union political contributions. LaPierre’s response: We raise it all through 5, 10, 15, 20 dollar contributions that Americans are willing to preserve freedom. And they're willing to support it. But, you know, that's what NRA is about. I mean, I always say we're about our membership and we're about giving voice to our...
  • RUSE: Say no to Girl Scout Cookies (more disgusting factoids on the Girl Scouts)

    01/17/2012 5:50:07 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 76 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Cathy Cleaver Ruse
    ~~snip~~ The Girl Scouts have a cross-dresser in the front office. Ten years ago, Girl Scouts media relations officer Joshua Ackley was frontman for the “homopunk” band the Dead Betties. In publicity shots, he’s dressed in women’s clothing, and in music videos, he appears to be naked and feigning masturbation. The video for “Hellevator” portrays a woman being strangled in an elevator shaft while Mr. Ackley flashes a menacing grin. Today he issues press releases, posts news and views on the Girl Scouts’ blog, and tries to mollify moms who are concerned about Girl Scout ties with Planned Parenthood. In...
  • As political season heats up, Politico’s Web traffic cools down

    12/22/2011 8:42:36 PM PST · by Fred · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2011 | Josh Peterson
    New independent circulation numbers show a sharp decline in readership of Politico and other left-leaning news websites, an ominous trend for the suburban Virginia-based news outlet and its peers as Americans head into an election year. Recently published and publicly available Web traffic data indicates that “unique visitor” traffic to politico.com in November 2011 was 15 percent lower than in the previous month, and 31 percent lower than in November 2010. The data, from Compete, Inc., also show an overall two-year decline. Political websites gain and lose readers throughout election cycles, with presidential election years trending higher in unique Web...