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  • 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) nonprofit [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...
  • Talk Radio’s Advertising Problem

    02/05/2015 9:38:11 AM PST · by fifedom · 89 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 3, 2015 | Hannah Karp
    There are plenty of people listening to talk radio. But over the past three years, it has become increasingly difficult to make money off it. Many national advertisers have fled from such stations in recent years, seeking to avoid associating their brands with potentially controversial programming. Radio executives said the erosion of ad dollars from talk stations was driven in part by a series of organized social-media campaigns by liberal activists in early 2012 that scared away advertisers.
  • The Sharyl Attkisson File: The reporter’s computer was hacked, but DOJ and media turn a blind eye.

    01/22/2015 7:16:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/22/2015 | Scott W. Johnson
    Sharyl Attkisson was one of the most distinguished investigative journalists in television news, covering everything from the dangers of certain prescription drugs to mismanagement at the Red Cross to TARP to K Street. Over a career that spanned more than 20 years at CBS News, she received numerous awards for her work, including multiple Emmys. In her memoir Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, Attkisson looks back on the final years of her network career. One concludes from her book that Attkisson encountered more difficulty practicing her profession at...
  • Ben Carson likens Islamic State to American patriots (MSM BS Alert)

    01/15/2015 4:23:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES
    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Ben Carson on Thursday compared the Islamic State group to American patriots willing to die for freedom.In a speech to the Republican National Committee's winter meeting outside San Diego, the former neurosurgeon and conservative favorite praised American patriots for their willingness to give their lives for their beliefs. Then he mentioned the Islamic State group.
  • Rush Limbaugh: James Bond can't be black like Idris Elba!

    12/24/2014 5:00:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/14 | Daniel Gates
    **SNIP** After mentioning the Sony emails and telling his listeners who Elba is, Limbaugh said, “Here’s the thing, though… James Bond is a fictional character, obviously. James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming… and James Bond is… white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is.” “But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland,” continued Limbaugh. “But that’s NOT who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out… We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond...
  • President Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination

    12/18/2014 11:20:06 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 7 replies
    P.J. MEDIA ^ | December 18, 2014 | No Attribution
    With a quiet, almost unnoticed nomination just before Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama rewarded Media Matters for its help in attacking reporters and critics of the administration. At the same time, he virtually guaranteed that a federal agency that is supposed to improve the administration of elections will instead become a partisan battleground intended to help his political party. On Nov. 19, the White House issued a press release announcing that it was withdrawing the nomination of Myrna Perez, a lawyer at the Brennan Center, to be a commissioner on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). It instead nominated Matthew S....
  • Geraldo Rivera Tells LeBron James To Wear ‘We’re The Problem’ Shirt Instead Of ‘I Can’t Breathe’

    12/13/2014 4:40:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | December 12, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    Doubling down on comments he made Wednesday night, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning to discuss Cleveland Cavs star LeBron James and the statement he made recently wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt prior to a game with the Brooklyn Nets. While LeBron is far from the only NBA player who has worn the shirt to show his dissatisfaction with the grand jury’s decision not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, he is definitely the most high-profile athlete who has done so. Therefore, pundits and commentators have focused on...
  • Liberal group plots to catch GOP state pols being racist and sexist

    12/13/2014 2:44:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jason Russell
    The leader of a group hoping to improve liberals' fortunes at the state level revealed on Friday plans to start tracking conservative state legislators based on the assumption that "someone’s going to say something about black people" or women. The comments came at the first ever conference of the State Innovation Exchange (SiX), the Left’s attempt to counter conservative policy successes that have followed Republican victories at the state level. “We’re working with David Brock and Media Matters and American Bridge who have trackers that we can send out to monitor the debate on some bills that you all might...
  • Media Matters, the facts and me

    12/09/2014 7:24:36 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2014 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    With just one telephone call this year, Erik Wemple of the Washington Post was able to convince Media Matters to let me respond to their attacks on me in the comments section of their website — after they ignored my emails, telephone calls, numerous tweets and posts for seven years. Media Matters purports to correct misinformation that the “conservative” media puts out, but, ironically, they have systematically hidden comments critical of their work from their readers. They have a blog where it appears that conservatives and others can respond, but they don’t tell their readers that they have regularly removed...
  • Left media continues smear campaign on economist John Lott

    12/08/2014 8:52:59 PM PST · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Media Matters has long advertised to the public a commitment to fighting misinformation on the internet, but lately the group seems to be creating misinformation of its own. The nonprofit generally targets Republicans and is regularly cited by pundits and news outlets. More recently, the group engaged in what could best be called a smear campaign against John Lott, an economist, firearms researcher, and Founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center. For more than a decade, Lott has developed a unique public profile as an expert on guns and society, who combines advocacy with substantial data and academic rigor. Media...
  • David Brock’s mission to boost Hillary Clinton and smear non-leftist sources of news and commentary

    12/02/2014 9:06:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/14 | Matthew Vadum
    Media Matters for the Left: Summary: David Brock defected from conservatism and now runs a political empire, sliming those who threaten his pals like President Obama and Hillary Clinton. He first established, with help from George Soros, the nonprofit Media Matters for America, a fake watchdog on the press. Now he also enjoys doling out millions of dollars for political activism with his new super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century. Conservatism is a disease in need of eradication, according to Media Matters for America (MMfA), a decade-old pretended media watchdog that focuses on a unicorn known as “conservative misinformation.” Of...
  • Dr Rand Paul Should Be Held Accountable for Whipping Up Frenzy About "Incredibly Contagious" Ebola

    10/21/2014 8:45:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    New Republic ^ | 10-20-2014 | Brian Beutler
    hether you enjoyed your weekend or sheltered in place wearing personal protective equipment, you may have missed the news that officials are preparing to clear four dozen people who had direct or indirect contact with Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan after he’d begun shedding the virus, but before he was finally admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The 21 days since doctors belatedly diagnosed Duncan marks the end of Ebola’s incubation period, and none of these contacts—including family members who’d been caring for him in very close quarters after he’d become gravely ill—has developed any symptoms of the disease....
  • Small Liberal Group Isn’t Denying Using Automated Software to Target Tweets at Limbaugh Advertisers

    10/15/2014 1:23:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 15, 2014 - 1:04 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    A small group of liberal activists who want conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh off the air are not denying—as stated in an investigative report posted on Limbaugh’s website—that they have used automated software to generate massive numbers of negative tweets to companies they apparently have never patronized but that advertise on Limbaugh’s show. The automated generation of massive numbers of Tweets may be in violation of Twitter’s own rules. However, Twitter declined to directly comment on the matter—instead pointing CNSNews.com to its user rules. On Sept. 23, the rushlimbaugh.com website posted an extensive investigative report, The Hidden Story Behind Stop...
  • The “Stop Rush” founder may want to explain some old racist, homophobic writing

    10/07/2014 1:51:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Angelo Carusone is probably one of the most famous people you’ve never heard of. A prolific warrior for disaffected minorities and the underserved liberal masses, Carusone is the founder of Stop Rush. (As in Limbaugh.) He was also a guiding force behind the parallel Stop Beck effort. The recipient of massive financial support from George Soros, Carusone went on to become the Executive Vice President of Media Matters, acting as a tireless champion of both racial minorities and LGBT citizens and fighting the regressive, hateful conservative movement.In light of all this, it may turn out to be rather curious...
  • REVEALED: Conspiracy To Destroy Rush Limbaugh Is Small, Organized, Deceptive

    09/24/2014 3:20:58 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sep 23, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    The recent campaign to silence conservative radio legend Rush Limbaugh is led by ten liberal activists engaged in a more than four-year long effort to destroy Limbaugh by targeting his advertisers.... The activists even use technology to “machine-tweet” anti-Rush comments in robotic fashion to ensure maximum Twitter exposure for their insular group’s efforts. Here are the names of the Stop Rush Ten, as identified by Limbaugh’s staff: Angelo Carusone: Executive vice president of the George Soros-funded liberal attack group Media Matters for America. Matthew Mitchell: An Altamont Springs, Florida resident who tweets as @CaptMurdock. Nancy Padak: A former Kent State...
  • Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal

    09/15/2014 7:40:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    chicago sun times ^ | Sep 14, 2014
    Chicago Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:30pm Better Government Association @bettergov | Email A deal involving the federal government’s most expensive lease in Chicago produced millions of dollars in profits for a development group that included Penny Pritzker, a top campaign fund-raiser for President Barack Obama who is now his commerce secretary, a Chicago Sun-Times / Better Government Association investigation has found. The developers also included Jack Higgins, a friend and political backer of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. Over the 14-year term of the lease, the government will pay $280 million in...
  • 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...