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  • Is the Release of Bergdahl Just the Trial Balloon?

    06/05/2014 9:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/05/2014 | John Linder
    It is easy to conclude that President Obama’s release of five hardened terrorists from Guantanamo in exchange for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was just another sharp stick in the eye of the American people. There have been many. A major campaign contributor was appointed to lead the investigation of the IRS after an Inspector General report showed that IRS employees routinely abuse confidential IRS information for political purposes. The Department of Justice sued states to stop them from requiring a photo ID to vote while the EPA requires a photo ID for anyone wishing to attend Climate Change hearings this summer....
  • Behind the White House Leak of the CIA Agent’s Name Is a Real Story

    05/28/2014 9:45:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    independent sentinel ^ | May 27, 2014 | Sara Noble and Gary Spina
    According to the AP, a CIA agent’s name was leaked by the White House . The AP calls it an “embarrassing flub” even though it was a crime when an aide in the Bush administration leaked the name of part-time agent Valerie Plame. What’s given little attention in the story is the fact that the Washington Post reporter who wrote the story sent his copy to the White House to be checked for “accuracy.” ... First of all, any reporter worth his salt would not depend on the subject he’s reporting on to verify accuracy. That’s just crazy. He’d make...
  • National Leader of Douglas County Teachers’ Union Joins Ultra-Left Democracy Alliance ( Colorado )

    05/10/2014 7:15:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Observer ^ | May 8, 2014
    The Democracy Alliance, a top-secret collective of ultra-rich left-wing political donors, has a new member — Randi Weingarten, who heads the labor union that represented Douglas County teachers until two years ago when the district went union-free. ... Weingarten is president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), an arm of the AFL-CIO whose affiliates include the Douglas County Federation. ... Ben DeGrow, Independence Institute senior education policy analyst, said Weingarten’s joining the Democracy Alliance shows that the union is using dues collected from teachers to pursue an extreme political agenda. ... Unlike other school districts, Douglas County no longer...
  • Read the Confidential Document Left Behind at the Democracy Alliance Meeting

    05/05/2014 10:17:14 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 5 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    The Democracy Alliance takes pains to ensure that its work disbursing millions of dollars to top left-wing organizations remains secretive and free from public scrutiny. But a document left on the floor of the group’s recent gathering reveals for the first time the names of a number of individuals involved in the effort. It lists new Democracy Alliance “partners,” individuals who every year must pay $30,000 in dues and contribute at least $200,000 to the groups that DA supports. It also reveals names of DA “advisers,” foundation participants, and individuals getting a “sneak peek” at the group’s activities. Among its...
  • Media Matters Employees Are Now Publicly Attacking Their Bosses

    04/29/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/29/2014 | Christopher Bedford
    Media Matters employees are furious that their bosses are trying to keep them from unionizing. A union-organizing committee at the liberal group released a statement Monday slamming their employers for “the unexpected and unexplained path our leadership has taken in response to our efforts to unionize,” adding that “the actions of Media Matters executives have placed employees in the impossible position of continuing to produce content espousing pro-labor values for an employer who is challenging our right to unionize.”
  • Media Matters Founder David Brock: We Appreciate Soros Funding To Pursue Journalists

    04/28/2014 5:09:34 PM PDT · by mgist · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/27/14 | Howley
    Media Matters founder David Brock said Sunday that he’s grateful for progressive billionaire George Soros’ “generosity” and confirmed that he chooses to “pursue” journalists if he “starts to see patterns” in their work. Brock, his silver mane and bizarre vocal intonations lending him the likeness of a socially awkward Bond villain, sat in San Francisco for a softball interview with CNN’s Reliable Sources to respond to the controversy surrounding former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson. The liberal smear machine Media Matters has been hammering the brilliant female investigative reporter with the term “shoddy reporting” to describe her exposes on Obama...
  • Freeper on Andrea Shea King Show Tonight 9:15 p.m. EDT re: Media Matters, WHCA dinner freep

    04/28/2014 5:29:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    Monday, April 28, 2014 | Kristinn
    I'm scheduled to appear on the Andrea Shea King Show tonight at 9:15 p.m. EDT on Blogtalk Radio. The subject will be my recent articles on Media Matters (posted at Gateway Pundit and featured on Fox and CNN)and the D.C. Chapter's upcoming annual protest against liberal media bias held outside the White House Correspondents Association dinner this Saturday.The show runs from 9 to 10:00 p.m. EDT. Andrea's preview of the show:"Media Matters Chief David Brock has admitted to working with media outlets on stories "As Kristinn Taylor reported over the weekend at The Gateway Pundit, Brock claimed ignorance about whether...
  • New IRS bombshell: 'Most audacious power play yet'

    04/27/2014 6:30:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 53 replies
    WND ^ | 4-27-2014 | Garth Kant
    April 27, 2014 NEW IRS BOMBSHELL: 'MOST AUDACIOUS POWER PLAY YET' Agency clobbers fierce critic of Obama, Clintons Garth Kant WASHINGTON — It was the nearly silent bombshell of the IRS scandal, but it may have been one of the most significant. ... When the IRS stripped the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, or PHC, of its tax-exempt status, it ... may have been the most audacious power play yet by the left in its use of the department to wage war on conservatives. Additionally, the PHC is unique among the IRS’ recent known victims: ... Unlike the tea-party...
  • BREAKING: Media Matters Chief David Brock Admits to Working with Media Outlets on Stories (Video)

    04/27/2014 11:54:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit | 4/27/14 | Kristinn Taylor and Jim Hoft
    This morning on CNN’s Reliable Sources Brian Stelter asked David Brock, founder of Media Matters for America, how his group operates both independently and collaboratively with other journalists and media watchers.Last Sunday former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson told CNN’s Reliable Sources that far left Media Matters helped produce news reports for CBS News. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories, and at some point –“ Attkisson also said CBS blocked several of her reports.David Brock, chairman of the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt group Media Matters for America and self-described “Democratic political activist”, did...
  • IRS gives free pass to famous Obama leftist group

    04/24/2014 3:23:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 4-24-2014 | Garth Kant
    IRS GIVES FREE PASS TO FAMOUS OBAMA LEFTIST GROUP But strips tax-exempt status from small conservative nonprofit Garth Kant WASHINGTON — A stunning example of IRS political activity and liberal bias is sitting in plain view for all the world to see, following an investigation by WND. The IRS has just stripped a small, obscure, conservative nonprofit of its tax-exempt status for two alleged rule violations a decade ago, while taking a hands-off approach to a famous leftist website that’s well-financed by billionaire George Soros and other liberals and has engaged in more egregious practices for years, and on a...
  • Will IRS Revoke Media Matters Tax-Exempt Status? Chairman Brock is ‘Democratic Political Activist’

    04/24/2014 11:06:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The IRS is demonstrating vigor in enforcing the rules for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations against influencing elections with its recent revocation of the tax-exempt status of the conservative Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty for anti-Hillary Clinton and John Kerry articles posted to the group’s Web site. Perhaps the non-partisan Internal Revenue Service will balance the scales of justice by revoking the tax-exempt status of the Democratic Party front group Media Matters for America. The IRS won’t have to look far for evidence. The Twitter profile of Media Matters Chairman David Brock would be a good place to start. There Brock...
  • Is Sharyl Attkisson One Of The Best Things For Uncensored News in Years?

    04/21/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT · by ScamFix · 11 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | 4-21-2014 | Dana Allen
    While much of the world has focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, opposition forces in Venezuela continue to battle the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. While opposition forces battle for their basic human rights, the world, and in particular the government of the United States has remained largely silent. In February of this year, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested by government officials on charges of "inciting unrest" for leading, at the time, peaceful protests against the policies of Nicolas Maduro and his ruling United Socialist Party. Despite the overriding belief that he was being held illegally, few world...
  • Sharyl Attkisson charges Media Matters helps produce news reports for CBS

    04/21/2014 6:31:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Now that she has left CBS News, Sharyl Attkisson is revealing all sorts of interesting facts about the way news is shaped by ideologues. Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources (transcript) Attkisson: “Media Matters, as my understanding, is a far left blog group that I think holds itself out to be sort of an independent watchdog group. And yes, they clearly targeted me at some point. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories, and at some point” (emphasis added) Well, well, well. So the Soros-funded group works with mainstream media journalists on stories, according to...
  • EXPOSED: Far Left Soros-Funded Media Matters Helped Produce CBS News Reports

    04/21/2014 6:29:47 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    The liberal media and conservative outlets are highlighting former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s speculation that Media Matters for America is being paid to attack her reporting that was perceived as critical of the Obama administration. That’s a dog bites man story. Of course the Democratic Party front group is paid to attack reporters and media outlets that critically report on President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. What stood out in Attkisson’s comments about Media Matters, made in an interview with Brian Stelter on CNN’s Reliable Sources that was broadcast on Sunday, was the revelation that Media Matters helps...
  • Media Matters To SEIU: Don't Unionize Us, Bro?

    04/18/2014 5:19:35 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by DAN RIEHL
    The hypocrisy could not be more evident as reports indicate Media Matters for America is resisting efforts by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its employees. Heck, next thing you know, they'll be asking them for a higher minimum wage. "...Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA's staff through a Card Check election..."
  • Labor supporting Media Matters not super-keen on SEIU unionizing its employees

    04/18/2014 6:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    One for the hypocrisy hall of fame: Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA’s staff through a Card Check election.A filing with the NLRB does not necessarily mean that the union and management are in direct confrontation. For example, although Volkswagen tacitly backed the United Auto Workers’ recent effort to organize its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, the company still...
  • Media Matters for America is resisting SEIU's effort to unionize its staff

    04/17/2014 11:59:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 17, 2014 2:36 PM | Sean Higgins
    Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff. Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA’s staff through a Card Check election. […] MMFA has regularly presented itself as a supporter of organized labor. It has argued that “economists point to declining union participation as one cause of the growing economic rift in America” and claimed it was a fact that “unions increase productivity [and] do...
  • Hah!… SEIU Petitions NLRB to Unionize Lib Employees at Media Matters

    04/17/2014 7:09:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Gateway ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Get your popcorn… The SEIU is petitioning the National Labor Relations Board to unionize the employees the employees at Media Matters. In response, Media Matters has hired a high priced law firm to represent the company. And, here we thought they supported unions? Weird, huh?
  • Media Matters and TPM mislead over CPRC’s interview on Gun-free zones

    04/05/2014 12:47:03 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 5, 2014 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    It is quite flattering that Media Matters and TPM spent so much real estate going after me. Media Matters’ post was at the top of their front page from late morning on Friday until at least midnight (my last check). [UPDATE: As of 2:15 PM on Saturday, their article has been at the very top of their front page for over an entire day.] John Lott’s debate on MSNBC is available here (April 4, 2014 from 10:05 to 10:14 AM (this version has almost the entire exchange, though it doesn’t include Chris Jansing’s introduction and first question)). Unfortunately, Media Matters,...
  • Media Matters Writer Responds to Ft. Hood Shooting: “At Least Andrew Breitbart Is Dead”

    04/02/2014 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    MJ (Mike) Rosenberg tweeted this out tonight after news broke that there was another shooting at Fort Hood. “At Least Andrew Breitbart Is Dead” Via Victoria Taft:
  • Hey PolitiFact, here’s your death panel

    02/17/2012 11:15:33 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 13 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2012 | Don Surber
    The liberal apologists at the Tampa Bay Times’ PolitiFact have denied for more than 2 years that Obamacare has death panels. How it could assure us in 2009 of just what was in a law that was not finalized until 2010 is a mystery that defies the laws of chronology; maybe in addition to having the power to divine the truth in politics, the personnel of PolitiFact have the power of prophecy. If so, they should know what is next: A repudiation of the group’s labeling as Lie Of The Year the death panels. They do exist. the government will...
  • Politico’s puff profile on David Brock misses more than a few basic points (Hillary = birther)

    03/26/2014 12:54:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2014 | Christopher Bedford, managing editor
    In a Tuesday morning puff profile on Hillary Clinton loyalist and Media Matters founder David Brock, The Politico actually manages to blame conservatives for an anti-Obama attack designed and launched by — wait for it — Mrs. Clinton’s camp. “For Brock, the attacks on Obama bear some similarities to the types of attacks on the Clinton White House,” the site tells us. “Obama has faced a range of attacks from the right, including the belief, championed in some conservative quarters, that he was not born in the United States.” Dun-dun-dunnnnnn! But the funny thing is, if we rewind The Politico...
  • Media Matters inexplicably attacks Fox News for using the term ‘homosexual’

    03/25/2014 7:13:26 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 131 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 25 Mar 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Media Matters, the website of choice for Fox News haters everywhere, attacked the cable news network on Monday for using the term “homosexual” in its programming — advancing the peculiar argument that the scientific term has a “pejorative connotation.” The online “media watchdog” contends that calling gay people “homosexual” is “a practice that’s quickly falling out of favor with major news outlets due the term’s often pejorative connotation and frequent use by opponents of LGBT equality.” Fox News, they chide, “has yet to update its language when referring to gay and lesbian people.” Buttressing their argument? A weekend piece in...
  • Derailing the GOP Jihad (Washington Post)

    01/19/2014 6:32:34 AM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Washington Post via Real Clear Politics ^ | Jan 19, 2014 | David Ignatius
    Driving the Republican jihad was a claim, first reported in October 2012 by Fox News, that CIA personnel had wanted to respond more quickly to the Benghazi attack but were ordered to "stand down," perhaps by political higher-ups. Although this claim was promptly rebutted by CIA officials, it was repeated by Fox at least 85 times, according to a review by the liberal advocacy group Media Matters. This barrage fueled Republican charges that the Democrats were engaging in a cover-up.
  • Fox News Neutralized; Soros-Backed Group Declares Victory

    12/15/2013 8:38:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 15 Dec 2013 10:32 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The liberal media watchdog group backed by billionaire George Soros says its “war” on Fox News is over, claiming it has neutralized the right-leaning network and no longer sees it as a threat. “It’s not just that it’s over, but it was very successful,” Media Matters Executive Vice President Angelo Carusone bragged late this week to The Huffington Post. “To a large extent, we won,” he said. …
  • Soros-Funded Catholic Group Denounces Rush Limbaugh's Disagreement with Pope

    11/29/2013 8:20:56 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/13 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A spokesman for the liberal organization Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) has posted on the group’s website a denunciation of what he states were “incendiary remarks about Pope Francis” by conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday. Limbaugh said that Pope Francis was wrong in his apostolic exhortation released this week in which he appears to blame capitalism for the reason why people are poor in the world. CACG’s Christopher Jolly Hale wrote on Wednesday: Catholics of all political stripes are disturbed by Rush Limbaugh's incendiary comments this afternoon about Pope Francis. To call the Holy Father...
  • Media Matters funded Obamacare deceit

    11/19/2013 1:57:51 PM PST · by blueyon · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 11/18/13 | Aaron Klein
    The progressive activist organization Media Matters for America funded the group that reportedly crafted President Obama’s false claim that Americans can maintain their “choice” of doctors and insurance plans. The little-known Herndon Alliance has been behind the marketing of Obamacare since the inception of the legislation. The Herndon Alliance is “the most influential group in the health arena that the public has never heard of,” reported Politico in 2009.
  • Fact Checking Media Matters on Obamacare

    11/09/2013 2:14:26 PM PST · by rkoliver · 5 replies
    They said: Rep. Cantor Falsely Implies Democratic Plan Doesn't Allow Americans To "Keep What They've Got If They Like It" Rep. Cantor: "I think next what you will see in our plan is we really will provide a way for people to keep what they've got if they like it. And that means we've got to provide the flexibility for employer-based plans to stay in the game, so that we can have the innovation that has proven to bring down costs." [Cantor Appearance on CNBC, 6/17/09] They also said: President Obama Has Repeatedly Said That People Who Like Their Insurance...
  • Al Sharpton, ‘PoliticsNation’ Advertisers Targeted in New Boycott

    10/07/2013 4:36:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/7/2013 | David Freedlander
    A new group bent on unmasking ‘leftists in the media’ has its first target—MSNBC’s ‘racial extortionist,’ the Rev. Al Sharpton. David Freedlander talks with the leader of the right’s answer to Media Matters. A group of conservative activists, tired of what they see as a persistent and little remarked liberal bias in the news media, are set to begin a series of boycotts aimed at advertisers who sponsor what they see as left-wing networks, outlets, and journalists. On Sunday they announced their first target, the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil-rights leader turned MSNBC talk-show host whose PoliticsNation has grown in...
  • Was There A Birth Certificate? - Donald Trump Battles Jon Karl Over Obama's, Ted Cruz's Citizenship

    08/11/2013 2:54:35 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 183 replies
    Youtube Mediaite ^ | August 11, 2013
    Potential 2016 presidential contender Donald Trump spoke to ABC's Jonathan Karl Sunday morning and reignited the birther issue that he helped spark back in 2011, questioning the legitimacy of Barack Obama's birth certificate and wondering whether Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, was eligible to president. "Was there a birth certificate?" Trump asked. "You tell me. Some people say that was not his birth certificate. I'm saying I don't know. Nobody knows. And you don't know, either, Jonathan. You're a smart guy, you don't know, either." "I'm pretty convinced he was born in the United States," Karl said. "Ah!...
  • Libtalker Thom Hartmann Claims 'Flush Rush' Backfired

    08/05/2013 9:15:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 5, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the 'Flush Rush' boycott attempted by David Brock and Media Matters which called for advertisers to drop their sponsorships of Rush Limbaugh's radio show? How did that work out in the long run? According to liberal radio talk host Thom Hartmann on CNN's Reliable Sources yesterday it completely backfired because it ended up hurting liberal shows: David Brock and Media Matters were leading the boycott Limbaugh crusade, which did presumably some damage to the Limbaugh show. I can tell you it did a lot of damage to progressive talk radio, because a lot of advertisers right across the board...
  • Rush Limbaugh Says Weiner’s Wife Huma Is a ‘Doormat’ Because She Is Muslim (Audio)

    07/26/2013 12:32:43 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 07/26/2013 | By Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht
    Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the Anthony Weiner cyber-sex controversy on Thursday, calling Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin powerless in the relationship because she is a Muslim. “Huma is a Muslim,” Limbaugh said. “In that regard, Weiner ought to be able to get away with anything. Muslim women don’t have any power, right? Muslim women are beheaded, stoned, whatever if they drive, have affairs. In certain countries, Muslim women, if they’re raped, are killed – it’s their fault.” The day before on his radio show Limbaugh called Huma a “doormat” and criticized her esteem for Hillary Clinton....
  • Hillary Super PAC fundraiser linked to Soros, Media Matters

    06/28/2013 12:26:39 PM PDT · by opentalk · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    A founding member of the Ready for Hillary PAC’s Finance Council is a member of George Soros’ progressive donor network, The Democracy Alliance, and has links to controversial progressive organizations Media Matters for America and the Tides Foundation. San Francisco environmentalist Susie Tompkins Buell is one of the key founding members of the Finance Council for Ready for Hillary, a super PAC that hopes to build a strong coalition of donors and online supporters in preparation for Hillary Clinton’s expected 2016 presidential campaign. …Buell, a co-founder of the Esprit clothing line, is a member of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive...
  • Need to defend Obama’s NSA on TV tonight? Sorry, Media Matters doesn’t have your back.

    06/06/2013 3:07:51 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 8 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/6/13 | David Freddoso
    ...And at the bottom of the food chain, the normally reliable Media Matters for America has not got your back with its usual set of talking points on Obama’s virtues and the vicissitudes of Republicans and conservatives...
  • IRS Scandal: The Soros Connection

    06/04/2013 3:00:54 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 16 replies
    joytiz.com ^ | 6/4/2013 | Joy Tiz
    Whenever something bad happens to America, look for the connection back to Obama's boss, George Soros. This time, it's the IRS using its considerable muscle to bully conservative organizations with the ultimate goal of voter suppression. Jeffrey Lord, writing for The American Spectator points to Jason Furman, Obama's top economic adviser. It's a position that, by the way, did not require senate approval. While Lord's column was focused on 17 year tax cheat, Charlie Rangel who was never harassed by the IRS, it reveals some interesting facts about Furman as well as former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. Just last week...
  • IRS Commissioner Aided Tax Cheat Congressman

    06/04/2013 12:54:55 PM PDT · by joygrace · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.4.13 | Jeffrey Lord
    <p>Shulman rallied for Rangel: Jason Furman, Media Matters, Fox News, Jarrett and a job.</p> <p>And the Liberal Dog Whistle Blows.</p> <p>Congressman Charles Rangel of New York.</p> <p>Ex-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.</p> <p>The new chairman of the president’s Council on Economic Advisors, Jason Furman.</p>
  • Schumer: New ‘Gang of Eight’ to draft rules for press subpoenas

    05/27/2013 7:29:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    Thehill.com ^ | 5/26/13 | Keith Laing
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday proposed a new bipartisan “Gang of Eight” to draft a bill to create guidelines for future investigations of media leaks by the government. “I proposed along with [Sen.] Lindsey Graham [R-S.C.], we’ll be announcing that we have four Democrats, four Republicans, another Gang of Eight,” said Schumer on CBS’s Face the Nation. “I love these gangs of eight I guess.” Schumer said the bipartisan group will “introduce “legislation that sets up rules where… if the government wants to go to a member of the press and say you have to divulge your sources and...
  • Culture of Intimidation

    05/20/2013 12:50:07 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 5-20-2013 | Ben Shapiro
    With new reports today that the Obama Department of Justice leaked documents intended to smear a whistleblower in the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, it is now more obvious than ever that this administration has, in the words of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) created a “culture of intimidation” that stretches from the White House down to myriad agencies of the executive branch. *** Department of Justice: Today’s report from the Department of Justice Inspector General, showing that former US Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked documents intended to smear a whistleblower in Fast and Furious, are only the...
  • Breaking - Report: DOJ Leaked Docs to Smear Fast & Furious Whistleblower, Says IG

    05/20/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 94 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 5-20-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson. The DOJ IG said it found “Burke’s conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney.” “We are referring to OPR our finding that Burke violated Department policy in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to a member of the media for a determination of whether Burke’s conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state...
  • Media Matters sides with Justice Dept, says AP ‘sounds like it should be investigated’

    05/15/2013 2:55:00 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Vince Cogliansese ^ | May 15, 2013 | Vince Cogliansese
    Media Matters has weighed in on the news that the Justice Department secretly seized extensive phone records from the Associated Press, and the left-wing advocacy group is siding with the government. “The AP revealed yesterday that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of reporter and editor phone records from 2012, likely as part of an investigation into leaks around a counterterrorist operation in the Arabian Peninsula,” reads a Tuesday afternoon post on the Media Matters Action Network website. “If the press compromised active counter-terror operations for a story that only tipped off the terrorists, that sounds like it should...
  • REPORT: Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists MEDIA MATTERS to spin press...

    Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency. Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. TheDC obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act request. (RELATED: TheDC’s complete coverage of Media Matters) Emails sent in...
  • Gag order: Liberal activists, unable to win the argument against Rush, try to silence him instead

    05/12/2013 5:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 11, 2013 | Kyle Smith
    “Decent folks who believe in tolerance and equality are no longer powerless against Limbaugh’s efforts to spread intolerance on the radio. StopRush is making a major impact by convincing advertisers on this show to withdraw their ads — and with your help we can do even more. Just a few e-mails, tweets or Facebook messages a week to Limbaugh’s advertisers can go a long way toward making hatred less profitable. It is our collective voice that makes us strong.” — DailyKos.com, promoting the “StopRush” campaign. Absolutely right! If you believe in tolerance and equality, the thing you really need to...
  • Terrorist? Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

    09/25/2012 3:37:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 25, 2012 | Matthew Vadim
    FBI agents aren’t allowed to treat individuals associated with terrorist groups as potential threats to the nation, according to a startling, newly discovered FBI directive. The fact that a terrorism suspect is associated with a terrorist group means nothing, according to the FBI document, “Guiding Principles: Touchstone Document on Training.” The “touchstone” document, dated March of this year, is available online but hasn’t been reported on by major media outlets. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are to be instructed that “mere association with organizations that demonstrate both legitimate (advocacy) and illicit (violent extremism) objectives should not automatically result in a...
  • Media Matters misrepresents Live Action video

    04/29/2013 3:04:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action ^ | Sarah Terzo
    Yesterday, April 28, the blog Media Matters published an article entitled “Live Action’s Latest Abortion Clinic Undercover Video A Bust” The article attempts to disparage the footage that Live Action released which showed a 23 week pregnant woman posing as a patient going in for an abortion at Dr. Emily’s Woman’s Clinic The footage, which can be seen here in it’s edited form and here in it’s unedited form, addresses the clinic’s policy of what happens if a baby is born alive. The pregnant woman asks about what would happen if the baby were to come out intact and alive....
  • Search For Why Begins In Boston Marathon Bombings [Obama: "Unanswered Questions"]

    04/20/2013 10:08:23 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2013 | David Montgomery, Sari Horwitz and Robert Barnes
    Search For Why Begins In Boston Marathon Bombings By David Montgomery, Sari Horwitz and Robert Barnes WATERTOWN, Mass. — With one suspect dead and the other captured, investigators on Saturday turned from the manhunt for those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings to questions about their motivation and whether they had help. The investigation turns on a seriously wounded teenager, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, found hiding Friday night in a boat parked behind a house here. President Obama framed what comes next when he addressed the nation Friday night after police captured the 19-year-old. “Obviously, there are still many unanswered questions,” he...
  • Liberal media: Gosnell proves abortion should be legal

    04/14/2013 9:36:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    PHILADELPHIA, April 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The gruesome report of the “house of horrors” abortion clinic run by Kermit Gosnell makes a profound statement about abortion – that it should be legal, according to a number of left-wing media outlets. Media Matters crafted a preemptive response to the Gosnell “tweetfest” today that generated more than 166,800 tweets in 12 hours. The liberal organization wrote that Gosnell's Women's Medical Society stands as "an indictment of the outcome if the anti-choice movement achieves its goals.” “Far from the practices of well-established medical facilities, the Women’s Medical Society was the modern-day back alley,...
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  • A Chilling Effect - N.Y. comptroller trying to force disclosure of political spending by...

    01/30/2013 9:46:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 29, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    N.Y. comptroller trying to force disclosure of political spending by corporations to cut off funding for conservativesNew York state is quickly becoming ground zero in the fight over free speech and corporate political spending as a top state official with ties to left-wing campaign finance reform groups attempts to pressure private companies into making their political contributions public.New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is the state’s top accountant and is spearheading the campaign, cites the importance of transparency.Observers warn that “shareholder activism” in pursuit of political disclosure represents the first stage of coordinated intimidation campaigns against private companies conducted...
  • Media Matters Calls for Gun Control, Carries Illegal Guns to Protect Its Founder

    01/28/2013 8:55:13 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 5 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | January 28, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Gun control isn’t about banning guns, it’s about banning people who aren’t well-connected from having guns. If you’re a Wal-Mart shopper then you’re not supposed to have a gun. If you’re David Brock, then that’s a whole other story… A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organization’s founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned. -SNIP-TheDC has learned that by that time, Brock had armed his assistant — who had no permit to carry a concealed firearm — with a...
  • In Anti-Gun DC, Media Matters For America Gave Bodyguard Illegal Weapons

    01/28/2013 6:26:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | January 28,2013 | Vince Coglianese
    A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organization’s founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned.