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  • Clinton Donors David Brock, Susie Tompkins Buell Spent $700,000 to Find Trump Accusers

    01/01/2018 1:24:38 PM PST · by davikkm · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Left-wing political operatives and Hillary Clinton backers David Brock and Susie Tompkins Buell bankrolled $700,000 allegedly to find people who would accuse then-candidate Donald Trump of sexual misconduct before Election Day 2016. Brock’s American Bridge 21st Century Foundation and Buell, a major donor to the foundation, reportedly donated the six-figure sums to Lisa Bloom’s law firm, which specializes in sexual harassment allegations against public figures, according to a report from the New York Times. Brock gave $200,000, and one of his major donors, Susie Tompkins Buell, gave $500,000. Bloom’s firm capitalized on the sexual harassment allegations against Trump in the...
  • WHO IS SUSIE TOMPKINS BUELL? CLINTON DONOR GAVE $500,000 TO FUND TRUMP SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ACCUSERS

    01/01/2018 9:14:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 1/1/18 AT 9:05 AM | MARIE SOLIS
    Partisan politics have long taken hold of the sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump, according to a Sunday New York Times report. Multiple donors who funded lawsuits against the president in hopes of holding him accountable for his alleged misdeeds were identified. Among them was Susie Tompkins Buell, the founder of the Esprit clothing brand. She is a close personal friend of Hillary Clinton and a prominent donor of her campaign. Buell also donated to Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign, after speaking with him at an event in 1991. “They asked me what I wanted,” she told the Los...
  • ary Clinton backer paid $500G to fund women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct

    01/01/2018 3:38:41 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 31, 2017 | Robert Gearty
    ne of Hillary Clinton’s wealthy pals paid $500,000 in an unsuccessful effort to fund women willing to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct before the 2016 election, The New York Times reported Sunday. Susie Tompkins Buell, the founder of Esprit Clothing and a major Clinton campaign donor for many years, gave the money to celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom who was working with a number of Trump accusers at the time, according to the paper’s bombshell report. Bloom solicited donors by saying she was working with women who might “find the courage to speak out” against Trump if the donors would...
  • Hillary Clinton backer paid $500G to fund women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct............

    12/31/2017 6:00:11 PM PST · by yoe · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 31, 2017 | Robert Gearty
    One of Hillary Clinton’s wealthy pals paid $500,000 in an unsuccessful effort to fund women willing to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct before the 2016 election, The New York Times reported Sunday. Susie Tompkins Buell, the founder of Esprit Clothing and a major Clinton campaign donor for many years, gave the money to celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom who was working with a number of Trump accusers at the time, according to the paper’s bombshell report. Bloom solicited donors by saying she was working with women who might “find the courage to speak out” against Trump if the donors would...
  • When Was the Last Time a Boycott Worked?

    04/18/2018 10:20:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/17/2018 | Jim Treacher
    A few weeks ago, the journalism watchdogs Democratic Party apparatchiks at Media Matters* organized a boycott against Laura Ingraham after she tweeted something snotty about Marjory Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg. She apologized for it, but Hogg didn't care and neither did his handlers at Media Matters. The grown-ups saw a perfect opportunity to take down one of their most hated enemies, and they had no problem using the kid as a human shield. That's who they are, and that's what they do.It's not working, and I'm having trouble remembering the last time it did work. Jon Levine, The...
  • Media Matters distorts words again, this time to defend David Hogg

    04/01/2018 11:30:06 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 36 replies
    Media Matters has a long history of distorting what people have written or said (also here). After pointing out that Hogg’s attacks on others “has gone beyond any acceptable bounds of political discussion,” the point of Dr. Lott’s question was whether he should be treated to the same types of attacks that he levels at others. Presumably, most would realize that such attacks were “beyond any acceptable bounds.” Yet, people such as David Hogg and Timothy Johnson — as well as Media Matters — seem determined to make such attacks acceptable.
  • Drunk on power, Hogg just gave Ingraham sponsor Arby’s an unexpected bump in business

    03/31/2018 7:24:45 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 135 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | March 31, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    Drunk on his media-infused power, Parkland, Fla., high school student David Hogg has taken to targeting individual companies for advertising on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” setting his sights on Arby’s. I hope they’ve stocked up on beef. A number of companies have pulled advertising from Ingraham’s show in response to a tweet Wednesday from the Fox News host about how Hogg “whines” online over being rejected by four colleges. The 17-year-old high school student, working in tandem with George Soros-backed Media Matters, called for a boycott after Ingraham’s tweet, sharing a list of her main advertisers online. (With...
  • 'Have some healthy reflections this Holy Week': David Hogg fires parting shot at Laura Ingraham [tr]

    03/31/2018 5:33:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 31, 2018 | Marlene Lenthang and Chris Spargo
    David Hogg bid a sarcastic farewell to Fox Host Laura Ingraham after she announced she will go on vacation and off air next week. On Friday Ingraham shared on her program she will take a pre-planned break for the Easter holiday with her children, according to Variety. Hogg tweeted 'Have some healthy reflections this Holy Week' echoing Ingraham's own words of apology that she offered after Hogg's boycott saw her lose 11 of her show's advertisers.
  • Media Matters Declares War on Fox, so a ‘Battle Stations’ Request

    03/27/2011 10:13:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    gulag bound ^ | 3/27/11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    BULLETIN: Dan Gainor of Business & Media Institute just broke the news about George Soros' immedate plans to reorganize central banking, globally. Gainor will be our guest on Gulag Night, this Monday 3/28, 10pm ET, 30 mins. Read the article here: "Unreported Soros Event Aims to Remake Entire Global Economy." from Terresa Monroe-Hamilton’s NoisyRoom From: ihasa HotDog To our comrades at Media Matters… They are sharing their civility and love today by declaring war on Fox News. How very Stalin of them. Well, we have a request to our readers out there. As most of you know this site partners...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Got A Show After Years Of Pushing Misinformation And Conspiracies (puke)

    03/04/2018 7:10:14 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Duck Duck Go search "fullmeasure stations" ^ | October 2, 2015 | HANNAH GROCH-BEGLEY
    Discredited former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson will host a weekly news show on Sunday mornings starting October 4 [2015] on Sinclair Broadcast Group stations, which include ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox affiliates. Attkisson has a lengthy record of shoddy, inaccurate reporting, and she has pushed a bizarre conspiracy theory that the government hacked her home electronics. Attkisson's Full Measure News Program Launches October 4 AP: "Attkisson Promises Her New Sinclair Television Show Will Be Different Than Typical Sunday Morning Public Affairs Programs." The Associated Press reported: Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson promises her new Sinclair Television show will be...
  • Story Laundering: Fusion GPS, Fake News, Russians and Reporters

    11/03/2017 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 11-3-2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media’s real business is ‘story laundering’. "The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns," Ben Rhodes gloated. "That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.” Rhodes, the White House’s “Obama whisperer”, was explaining how he had pulled the wool over the media’s eyes on the Iran Deal to a journalist. The media responded to the story by attacking the journalist who reported it, not Rhodes for viewing them as easily manipulated useful idiots. The media knew that it knew nothing. And it didn’t care. It just...
  • TV Networks Did A Really Crap Job Reporting On Climate Change Last Year

    02/13/2018 8:12:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 13, 2018 | By Nick Visser
    Many of America’s leading television networks did a poor job of covering climate change last year, even as the newly minted Trump administration worked to unravel regulations meant to tackle the phenomenon and the U.S. was pummeled by a series of record-breaking natural disasters, according to a new report. The group Media Matters for America analyzed climate change coverage on major broadcasters’ nightly news programs and Sunday morning political shows - including those on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News and PBS - over the course of 2017. While a total of 260 minutes were devoted to climate change during the...
  • Donald Trump, jiu-jitsu president

    01/10/2018 10:58:34 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10,2017 | Joseph Smith
    Scott Adams argues in Win Bigly that President Trump has "weapons grade" persuasion skills. In the tumble over Fire and Fury, those skills are on display, as Trump deploys political jiu-jitsu to suck up the "media energy" and turn the tables on his detractors, columns linked realclearpolitics James S. Robbins, writing at usatoday.com, says Trump has turned the tables on the "overwrought speculation about the president's mental fitness": Klavan says Fire and Fury seems like "a tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing": The nation's journalists cover this obvious nonsense because otherwise, they'd have to enter what to them is...
  • Media watchdogs, Media Matters, a tipping point for Imus' downfall

    04/15/2007 7:14:53 AM PDT · by rface · 62 replies · 1,335+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 15, 2007 | Abigail Tucker
    The morning Don Imus uttered the phrase that appears to have ended his career, Ryan Chiachiere was watching. .... the 26-year-old researcher for Media Matters in America, a liberal media watchdog group, ..... Media Matters workers packaged a video clip of Imus' statement along with a written transcript and several paragraphs of contextual information. Then they e-mailed the material to hundreds of journalists and interest groups.It is a process that happens more than a dozen times daily at the Web-based nonprofit, often without any clear progress toward Media Matters' stated goal of "correcting conservative misinformation." There have long been journalism...
  • New Liberal Group Hopes to Be “As influential as the MRC”

    05/03/2004 9:33:24 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 24 replies · 362+ views
    MRC ^ | 5/3/04 | Brent Baker
    The influence earned by the MRC is the model for a new liberal group which will monitor the so-called conservative media. A New York Times story on Monday by Jim Rutenberg, on how David Brock “will start a new Internet site this week that he says will monitor the conservative media and correct erroneous assertions in real time,” relayed how Brock hopes to emulate the MRC: “Mr. Brock said he hoped his new project could be as influential as the Media Research Center, a conservative media monitoring group run by L. Brent Bozell III that frequently calls attention to what...
  • Major donor reconsiders support for Democrats who urged Franken to quit

    01/07/2018 4:12:52 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/7/18 | JACEY FORTIN New York Times
    A prominent donor to the Democratic Party says she is considering withdrawing support for senators who urged their colleague Al Franken to resign after he was accused of sexual misconduct. The donor, Susie Tompkins Buell, has been one of the Democratic Party’s most generous supporters for decades. In particular, she has been a champion of female politicians, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Maria Cantwell of Washington. Last month, those senators were among the dozens who called for Franken to resign from the Senate after at least six women accused him of sexual harassment...
  • Zullo on Obama Birth Certificate Retraction, “Phony” Documents, Life Narrative

    12/24/2017 6:16:26 PM PST · by Elderberry · 61 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | December 24, 2017 | Sharon Rondeau
    “THE PUBLIC HAS NEVER SEEN AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT”For the second consecutive week, Obama birth certificate investigator Mike Zullo was Carl Gallups’s featured guest on the “Freedom Friday” show to discuss how a “computer-generated forgery” came to be posted on the White House website in 2011 allegedly representing Barack Hussein Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate. Gallups said that Media Matters may actually “have helped us,” considering the comments appearing below its article, which characterizes Zullo’s revelations as a “far-right conspiracy theory.” “It may be starting to backfire on them,” Zullo said of left-leaning media which has portrayed the investigational findings of his...
  • Remembering JOURNOLIST and progressive media’s bag of tricks

    07/16/2017 8:53:06 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 9 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/15/17 | John Sexton
    "For those who don’t remember it, Journolist was just a listserv created by Ezra Klein. The list was invitation only and was mostly made up of progressive journalists. In theory, the list was a kind of digital water cooler where like-minded people could talk to others in the field. That may have been all it was much of the time, but when candidate Obama got in trouble in 2008, it also became a place for partisans to discuss a coordinated media strategy." When Kevin Drum (Mother Jones) argued that wasn’t the kind of campaign Obama wanted to run, Ackerman replied,...
  • David Brock May Be Illegally Funding An Effort To Impeach Trump

    12/09/2017 4:04:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:43 PM 12/08/2017 | Robert Donachie
    David Brock’s Media Matters for America appears to be granting hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable funds to political groups that are trying to impeach the president and unseat Republicans across the nation. Brock’s Media Matters for America is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has tax-exempt status. That tax-exempt status comes with an important caveat: the non-profit is barred from participating in political activity–funding or otherwise–that is in support or opposition to a candidate for office. Media Matters for America granted $200,000 in 2016 to a Brock organization, though it is unclear if it was American Bridge 21st...
  • One Day Later – Has Hannity Dodged the 'Kill Shot' Aimed at Him?

    11/14/2017 8:28:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 14, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    An avalanche of mass defections of advertisers from Sean Hannity’s Fox News program appears to have been staunched – at least for the present. Over the weekend, initially five, and then more, major sponsors were about to bolt. On Monday, the CEO of the company in the forefront of the defections, Keurig, apologized for his company’s threat to quit running its commercials on Hannity’s show. With that move, the tide against Hannity appeared to be turning. At least that is how Hannity positioned the news. Monday was a day of fast-breaking developments, with Hannity’s fans, social media, and Hannity’s four...