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  • 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 Clinton’s principal argument against Bernie Sanders has been that his agenda — universal health care, free college tuition, et al. — is impractical, too utopian, too “pie in the sky.” 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 “correct” the internet. OK, then! As The Daily Beast’s...
  • Nazi Card: David Brooks Suggests Trump Staging 'Nuremberg Rallies'

    03/06/2016 9:01:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 133 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whatever you think of Donald Trump, is it fair to play the full Nazi card against him? David Brooks--the fellow who was so impressed by the crease in Obama's pants--apparently thinks so. On today's Meet the Press, commenting on images of Trump supporters at a rally responding to his request to raise their right hands to pledge to vote for him, Brooks said "if we're going to get Trump, we might as well get the Nuremberg rallies to go with it." Have a look at the photos below and compare the Trump rally to a real Nuremberg rally. Really, Chuck...
  • Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement

    03/02/2016 2:01:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 150 replies
    National Review ^ | March 02, 2016 | DAVID FRENCH
    Why I Changed My Mind and Joined the #NeverTrump Movement DAVID FRENCH March 2, 2016 Let me begin by saying that I was wrong. Weeks ago I said on a number of radio interviews that while I opposed Trump in the primary, I’d back him if he won the GOP nomination. I hadn’t yet seen — or had been unwilling to believe — the full extent of his contempt for the truth, his fondness for far-left conspiracy theories, and his sheer malice. When I saw Trump in full, my decision was easy: Never Trump. I have spent my entire adult...
  • Newt Gingrich slammed 'Fox & Friends' for giving Donald Trump a massive platform

    02/23/2016 9:39:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    AOL News ^ | February 23, 2016 | Tom McKay, Mic
    Progressives angry about the extensive amount of free, sympathetic coverage Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gets on Fox News may have found an unlikely ally in former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich. During Monday's episode of Fox & Friends, Gingrich took the hosts to task for giving Trump a massive platform to spread his views -- likely referring to the network's wall-to-wall coverage of his campaign as well as Fox & Friends' regularly scheduled Monday segments featuring Trump as a pundit, which ran from 2011 to 2015. "This time the billionaire is spending the least amount of money and running...
  • 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...
  • What's Driving the Establishment's Preference for Trump over Cruz?

    01/18/2016 11:31:53 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | January 18, 2016 | David French
    Two weeks ago, I assumed that - as candidates such as Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and John Kasich floundered - the GOP establishment would migrate to Marco Rubio and then Ted Cruz before coalescing around Donald Trump if and only if he emerged as the inevitable nominee. I may be wrong. Simply put, I keep underestimating establishment distaste for Cruz. In conversations with establishment figures I respect - people who love this country and have nothing substantial to lose from either a Trump or Cruz presidency - I'm detecting a preference for Trump. Erick Erickson has written that this preference...
  • WaPo "journalist" who pans 13 Hours has a husband who works for Media Matters

    01/16/2016 6:02:28 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    Her name is Alyssa Rosenberg and I will not link to her wretched piece on the movie which is at the Washington Post, but in her twitter account she boasts of how her husband works for Media Matters. Why does the Washington Post allow her to write anything which is obviously so partisan? She makes no attempt to even hide it. What a partisan hack.
  • Suspect in Attacks on Asian Women in Manhattan Found Dead of Apparent Suicide: Sources (Black Blogge

    06/23/2015 6:42:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    He seemed so stable, it’s a wonder how he wasn’t working for Media Matters. Curiously, like South Carolina killer Dylann Roof, he aspired to start a civil war. The suspect wanted in a string of recent attacks on Asian women in Manhattan has been found dead of an apparent suicide inside a basement on the Upper East Side, law enforcement sources said. The suspect, 25-year-old Tyrell Shaw, apparently hanged himself and was found in an elevator shaft on the 700 block of Madison Avenue, according to the sources. The body was positively identified as Shaw’s. What a shame. The writer...
  • Imagine If Donald Trump Ran As A Democrat - It's Not Too Hard To Do

    12/14/2015 12:12:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 325 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 14, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Imagine for a moment if Donald Trump made the decision to run for president as a Democrat instead of as a Republican. As Trump-mania continues to dominate the Republican presidential primary, it's not hard to envision an alternate reality - one where the real estate billionaire is taking the country by storm as a Democrat. In many ways, it would have been easier for Trump to enter the Democratic primary than the Republican primary. Trump was registered as a Democrat from 2001 to 2009 and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid...
  • The Hidden Donor Funding The Illegal Immigration, #BlackLivesMatter Activists

    12/13/2015 7:10:34 PM PST · by Ray76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 9, 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Bill Reeves and Debbie Berger are behind Unbound Philanthropy, a group that has given tens of millions of dollars to pro-open borders activist groups both in the United States and the United Kingdom. Reeves and Berger are also both major Democrat donors, and they are their group also has connections to the exclusive Punahou School, the elite private school that President Barack Obama attended. To help understand just a little of the impact of the vast web of funding that Unbound Philanthropy is responsible for: Tia Oso helped shutdown events by Hillary Clinton's rivals - Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley...
  • New York Times, Rolling Stone attempt to smear Ted Cruz, fail miserably

    12/05/2015 8:55:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 5, 2015 | Renee Nal
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has been the target of some particularly bizarre attacks in recent days by mainstream publications such as the New York Times and Rolling Stone Magazine. On Thursday, Jeb Lund wrote an article for Rolling Stone Magazine lamenting, for example, that Ted Cruz's book A Time for Truth "possesses only 66 end notes." Lund's article, which links to Soros-funded hyper-partisan publications ThinkProgress and MediaMatters, further complained (hysterically): Lund seems to make the point that Cruz's brilliance is "exceptionally nasty" because Lund can't really find anything in his book to dispute. Contrast Cruz's book with Barack Obama's...
  • The Smear

    12/02/2015 8:38:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2015 | John Stossel
    This week my TV show is on gun control. I interviewed activist Leah Barrett, who wants stricter gun laws. I pointed out that after most states loosened gun laws to let people carry guns, 29 peer-reviewed studies examined the effect. Eighteen found less crime, 10 found no difference and only one found an increase. "Which studies?" Barrett snapped. "John Lott's? His research has been totally discredited." "Discredited" is a word the anti-gun activists use a lot. It's as if they speak from the same playbook. "Lott is a widely discredited ideologue," said a spokeswoman for Everytown -- a Bloomberg-funded gun...
  • 10 Little Known Facts About Donald Trump

    11/07/2015 2:00:42 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Answers ^ | May 22, 2014 | Answers Staff
    He Was Sent to Military Academy At 13, he was sent to the New York Military Academy because he was so full of energy. His parents thought sending him to military school would help channel all his energy into something good. He did very well in the academy and graduated in 1964. ...
  • BeyoncĂ© Ignored the LGBT Community in Houston

    11/05/2015 12:59:55 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 45 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Posted: 11/04/2015 4:12 pm EST | Carlos Maza
    It kills me to write this post. I have spent more time worshiping Beyoncé than just about any other pop star. I've spent countless hours dancing to "Grown Woman" alone in my apartment. I've been the only guy in a dance class aimed at teaching the "Single Ladies" dance, and I loved every second of it. Beyoncé has been queen in my life since the first time I watched the "Crazy In Love" video. But. Over the past few months, Beyoncé has repeatedly refused the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of discrimination against LGBT people in her hometown......
  • More emails on Benghazi to go public

    10/12/2015 5:16:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | October 10, 2015
    WASHINGTON — Sidney Blumenthal stood to benefit financially from his unofficial advice to Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in Libya when Clinton was secretary of State, according to the Republican chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi. “Beyond the pure politics that were occurring at this time, perhaps more disturbing is that at the same time Blumenthal was pushing Secretary Clinton to war in Libya, he was privately pushing a business interest of his own in Libya that stood to profit from contracts with the new Libyan government — a government that would exist only...
  • What Was a Member of Clinton's 'Secret Spy Network' Doing While Working for CBS News?

    09/30/2015 4:49:14 AM PDT · by drpix · 45 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 9/29/15 | Mark Hemingway
    In March, an investigation by ProPublica and Gawker revealed that a “secret spy network” that was not on the State Department payroll, run by longtime Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, was “funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack.” Now the WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Tyler Drumheller, the former chief of the CIA’s clandestine service in Europe who was working directly with Blumenthal as a member of Clinton’s spy network, was concurrently working as a consultant to CBS News and its venerable news program 60 Minutes. According to...
  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

    10/01/2015 10:53:25 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | New Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Executive Summary The Iranian nuclear deal is a full capitulation to Iran’s terrorist mastermind Mullahs, and the latest in a series of betrayals of the American people and allies by the Obama administration. At the highest level of the administration, Barack Obama’s Senior Advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, prioritized rapprochement with the terror state. Throughout the process and negotiations, she had the backing of billionaire investor (and Obama-backer) George Soros, and his multi-headed network of tax-exempt foundations. Their efforts were driven by deep-rooted anti-Semitism and personal greed. Meanwhile, since the mid-1990s, a small but very connected Iranian lobby (funded, in...
  • Obama’s Benghazi Investigator: An Iran Sympathizer

    10/24/2012 1:53:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 24, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    The freshly appointed chairman of a federal investigation into the Benghazi massacre is an apologist for Islamic terrorism who has a cozy relationship with Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. And to add insult to injury, at press time Tuesday evening the chairman of this new State Department panel, former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, was poised to participate in a panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia.” The news comes on the heels of a new report by the Investigative Project on Terrorism that found...
  • 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 Brock’s war against the New York Times just went nuclear — 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,” Brock accuses senior politics editor and former Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan of helping to turn the paper into a “megaphone for conservative propaganda” 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...
  • Controversial Blogger Quits 'Wash Post' Amid Plagiarism Charges [Full text of statement by WaPo]

    03/24/2006 12:22:18 PM PST · by summer · 83 replies · 2,394+ views
    editorandpublisher.com ^ | March 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Ben Domenech's conservative blog Red America lasted all of three days at the Washington Post. He quit today after numerous examples of alleged plagiarism in his work surfaced. Yesterday, in a seprate matter, he had apologized for calling Coretta Scott King a "Communist" the day after her recent funeral. The embarrassing episode for the Post culminated Friday afternoon when washingtonpost.com executive editor Jim Brady posted the following notice on the Web site: "In the past 24 hours, we learned of allegations that Ben Domenech plagiarized material that appeared under his byline in various publications prior to washingtonpost.com contracting...
  • Sad Puppies, Rabid Chauvinists: Will Raging White Guys Succeed in Hijacking Sci-Fi's Biggest Awards?

    08/16/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    YES! Magazine ^ | August 14, 2015 | Miles Schneiderman
    ... I know what it's like to love an author despite his or her controversial statements about real-life political issues. And I also feel that this year's Hugo slate is an unmitigated outrage that has serious implications for the future of speculative fiction. Next week, on Aug. 22, voters will decide if these awards are still about celebrating excellent writing and innovative ideas, or if they are just another blood-drenched battleground in the conflict between white male traditionalists and everyone else. For those who don't follow the genre-fiction awards circuit, here's what's going on. A shifting contingent of science fiction...
  • Mrs. Clinton Denounces Internet Hate (Which She Funds)

    08/11/2015 5:30:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 11, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, get a load of this. This is Hillary Clinton. This is today, Claremont, New Hampshire, at River Valley Community College. It's a town hall campaign event, and Hillary decided that she would talk about something she's responsible for, and that is the lack of civility on the Internet. Yes, I knew that would get your attention. I knew that would get your attention! She doesn't say she's responsible for it. I'm saying she's in part largely responsible for the incivility on the Internet. I'll explain why in a moment. It should be obvious. But here's what she said......
  • SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ‘Monster’ Named, “Tax Evasion

    07/27/2015 9:35:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Tea Party Crusaders ^ | July 27th, 2015 | crusader
    SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ‘Monster’ Named, “Tax Evasion.” Which will Eat Away his Political Power. [ Full title]. George Soros is one of the left’s most powerful money men. In January of this year, Western Journalism reported on the millions of dollars that liberal billionaire George Soros and his politically involved foundations gave to help various groups of Ferguson protesters. “Buses of activists from a litany of organizations — all funded in part by Mr. Soros” showed up in the Missouri city scorched by riots related to the police-involved death of Michael Brown. Soros,...
  • Media Matters Smears Ann Romney About Her MS, Says She’s ‘Got It Great’

    07/20/2015 10:52:48 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/20/2015 | Derek Hunter
    Media Matters, the allegedly non-partisan progressive “watchdog” group that has been caught coordinating with the Obama administration and whose founder has pledged his group’s loyalty to Hillary Clinton, sure doesn’t like Ann Romney. And why? Because she’s written too many books. Oliver Willis, a “research fellow” at the activist group, was disturbed that the former first lady of Massachusetts had written another book. He was so bothered that he felt the need to tell the world of his disgust...
  • Media Matters Illegally Running Campaign To Get Businesses To Sever Ties With Donald Trump

    07/04/2015 6:17:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7-3-15 | Pat Dollard
    Media Matters is a 501(c)(3), and the lawful restrictions on its political activities are listed above. I’m sure a check of Carusone’s IP addresses will confirm that he is using Media Matters’computers while on his paid on-the-clock employee time, and a search of other records will prove he is also using Media Matters’ phones and other resources to run the #DumpTrump campaign, which is illegal, as you can read here at the IRS website. However, if Trump hasn’t yet formally filed, the restriction on “any statements against candidates” may not apply. But if they do, Trump should sue. Excerpted from...
  • (David Creased-Pants) Brooks: Trump Comments ‘Culture War Politics of the Worst Sort’

    07/03/2015 7:40:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    New York Times columnist David Brooks argued Donald Trump’s immigration comments were “culture war politics of the worst sort” on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour.”
  • Girl Scouts Raise $250K for Transgender Cause

    07/01/2015 10:18:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7-1-15 | Christine Niles
    A Girl Scouts troop in the state of Washington has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the caveat that it could not be used to support transgender scouts. In an interview Tuesday, Megan Ferland, CEO of the Girls Scouts of Western Washington, said, "Girl Scouts is for every girl, and that is every girl regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion. Every girl is every girl." This includes boys who think they're girls. The Girl Scouts claim their policy is one of "inclusivity," and they welcome transgender scouts, and in fact have several such members...
  • See What's Still In This Girl Scout Handbook THREE YEARS After They Said They'd Remove It

    07/01/2015 5:26:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    chicksontheright.com ^ | june 30, 2015 | miss cj
    Hey, Girl Scouts of America! Your liberal bias is showing! The Blaze is reporting that a section of a handbook entitled "MEdia" (yes, with the capitalization and all) is still listing the flaming liberal website Media Matters for America as a reputable source for fact-checking media stories. Media Matters is listed alongside Snopes, which also fact-checks rumors and urban legends and it widely accepted as a truly unbiased source (Media Matters... eh, not so much) - The funny thing is that The Blaze reported this back in 2012 after Christy Volanski noticed the reference in her daughter's guidebook and alerted the...
  • 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...
  • Report: Blumenthal’s Benghazi Emails Withheld from Select Committee

    06/18/2015 10:39:02 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Emails showing Democratic operative Sid Blumenthal directing public relations efforts for Hillary Clinton in the wake of the 2012 Benghazi attacks were withheld from a select committee investigating the attacks, Politico reported on Wednesday. Blumenthal sent four posts from the Democratic research outfit Media Matters to Clinton on October 10, 2012, emails show. Blumenthal was on Media Matters’ payroll at the time, Politico reported, receiving about $10,000 a month from the group in addition to similar compensation from the Clinton Foundation. “Got all this done,” Blumenthal wrote in the Oct. 10, 2012, email to Clinton, according to the description of...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Sid Blumenthal Is A ‘Malevolent, Lugubrious Political Mercenary

    05/21/2015 10:32:54 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | May 20, 2015 | Staff
    Jonah Goldberg: Sid Blumenthal Is A ‘Malevolent, Lugubrious Political Mercenary’ 'More appropriately placed as an advisor to a Medici prince in the 14th century.' Fox News’s Jonah Goldberg had strong words about Hillary Clinton’s “old friend” Sidney Blumenthal on Tuesday, calling him a “malevolent, lugubrious political mercenary who would be more appropriately placed as an adviser to a Medici prince in the 14th century” than as a political consultant today. Blumenthal became the subject of controversy when a New York Times report discovered that he sent then-Secretary of State Clinton “unreliable” memos on the Libyan civil war. The memos were...
  • Soros Uses His Foundations to Dodge Taxes

    05/02/2015 4:18:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    While Obama Inc. targets conservative groups, it isn’t going to annoy the guy who bought its boss his spot in the White House. Soros’ wealth increased tremendously during Obama’s time in office. And much of it came from dodging taxes. You know, the taxes he insists that middle class peons and small business owners need to be socked with. George Soros likes to say the rich should pay more taxes. A substantial part of his wealth, though, comes from delaying them. While building a record as one of the world’s greatest investors, the 84-year-old billionaire used a loophole that allowed...
  • 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 — 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...
  • Media Matters Lefties: David Brock’s 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 “Media Matters” 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:“This raises the obvious question: Why is this disreputable 501(c)(3) nonproïŹt [Media Matters] still tax-exempt?...
  • Why does Media Matters deserve tax exempt status when they're cheerleaders for Hillary?

    03/15/2015 5:15:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    Last week, the Democratic party website Media Matters hired long time Clinton family friend and advisor James Carville to write for the site. This is just the latest in a series of moves made by the Democratic party organ to boost the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. But, as the Washington Examiner points out, Media Matters is a tax exempt organization, prohibited by law from engaging in political activity. The site is run by another Clinton confidante, David Brock, and the website hasn't been shy about defending Mrs. Clinton in this latest scandal over her emails. Media Matters has published...
  • 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...
  • 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: MSNBC’s 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 Party’s 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 MSNBC’s “Hardball” issued an odd semi-apology for allegedly “sexist” and dismissive comments he made about Hillary Clinton on the network’s 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 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...
  • Let This Sink In: James Carville Goes From Fox News To Media Matters

    03/14/2015 9:23:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Betsy Rothstein
    Here’s a feat that’s rarely possible: You go straight from Fox News to Media Matters. Try that on for size, because Democratic strategist and longtime Clinton loyalist James Carville has achieved what seems like it should be the impossible. Media Matters, a lefty watchdog group, an arm of the Democratic Party and perpetual hater of Fox News, proudly announced the news this week in a statement. Carville will be a “reoccurring guest contributor,” according to the lefty site HuffPost.
  • 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...
  • [Vanity] Is there a list of sites whose material may not be posted on FR?

    03/11/2015 7:10:29 AM PDT · by Maceman · 52 replies
    Yesterday I tried to post an article from Media Matters regarding the "Bush White House email controversy," which is an issue being raised now by Hillary supporters to counter the allegations around her email account. After I went through the whole procedure to set up the post, I finally got a message saying that Media Matters is not welcome on FR. I was disappointed, because I think that we all need to know what the Hillary supporters are saying in her defense, and certainly need to be able to counter their arguments when confronted with them. So today I looked...
  • MSNBC Host Challenges Media Matters Founder’s 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 Clinton’s use of private emails was a “manufactured controversy,” asking why the American people didn’t have a right to know what their officials were up to. (RELATED: Media Matters Attacked ‘Obamacare Enrollment Truthers’: Turns Out ‘Truthers’ Were Right)“So you don’t think it’s 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?” asked a skeptical...
  • The left is now eating its own: MoveOn.org not happy ObamaCare has become a "political nightmare'

    11/20/2013 7:46:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2013 | Sally Zelikovsky
    MoveOn.org is not happy that ObamaCare has become a "political nightmare" so they are blaming their cronies in the "mainstream media" (yes, they actually use that term) for failing to present balanced coverage of ObamaCare's successes. [See their latest mass email below.] To combat this grave injustice, they are launching a campaign against the Democrat-Media Complex by flooding newsrooms and the internet with stories of the millions of Americans who have purportedly benefitted from ObamaCare. Anyone who has been paying attention for the last 5 years -- even a liberal -- knows that any claim that the press is slanted...
  • 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 Clinton’s expected presidential campaign. In a resignation letter obtained by POLITICO, Brock, a close Clinton ally, accused Priorities officials of planting “an orchestrated political hit job” against his own pro-Clinton groups, American Bridge and Media Matters. Those groups — along with another pro-Clinton group, the super PAC Ready for Hillary — had their fundraising practices called into question last week by a New York Times report. It pointed out that veteran Democratic...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Obama Administration Has Mastered ‘Propaganda and Spin’

    02/07/2015 5:45:20 PM PST · by upchuck · 30 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Feb 7, 2015 | Philip Wegmann
    Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson says the government is growing increasingly savvy at evading reporters through the use of social media and other avenues to push “their propaganda and spin.” Speaking at a Hillsdale College conference on American journalism, the Emmy Award-winning journalist and Daily Signal senior independent contributor called out the press for going soft in pursuit of the truth.Attkisson said that “unless something pretty drastic happens, it stands to continue and get worse no matter who is president next.”The author of “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington” said it’s...