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  • 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 MMFAs 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 CPRCs 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 Lotts 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 doesnt include Chris Jansings 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, heres 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 groups labeling as Lie Of The Year the death panels. They do exist. the government will...
  • Politicos 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. Clintons 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 thats quickly falling out of favor with major news outlets due the terms 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. Its not just that its 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 groups 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. CACGs 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 Obamas 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 targetMSNBCs racial extortionist, the Rev. Al Sharpton. David Freedlander talks with the leader of the rights 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 Weiners 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 Weiners 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 dont have any power, right? Muslim women are beheaded, stoned, whatever if they drive, have affairs. In certain countries, Muslim women, if theyre raped, are killed its 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 PACs 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 Clintons 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 Obamas NSA on TV tonight? Sorry, Media Matters doesnt 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 Obamas 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 presidents 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.], well be announcing that we have four Democrats, four Republicans, another Gang of Eight, said Schumer on CBSs 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: Todays 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 Burkes 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 Burkes 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 Holders 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 Americas top law enforcement agency. Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holders 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: TheDCs 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 Limbaughs 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 Limbaughs 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? Dont Ask, Dont Tell

    09/25/2012 3:37:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 25, 2012 | Matthew Vadim
    FBI agents arent 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 hasnt 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 Actions 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. Emilys Womans Clinic The footage, which can be seen here in its edited form and here in its unedited form, addresses the clinics 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 Womens Medical Society was the modern-day back alley,...
  • Video: Breitbart News' Joel Pollak Takes On Smear Machine Media Matters; I'm Not A Birther

    CPAC: Breitbart News' Joel Pollak Takes On Smear Machine Media Matters; I'm Not A Birther - VIDEO BELOW:
  • 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 states 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 isnt about banning guns, its about banning people who arent well-connected from having guns. If youre a Wal-Mart shopper then youre not supposed to have a gun. If youre David Brock, then thats 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 organizations 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 organizations founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned.
  • Dick Armey on why he gave that interview to Media Matters (Admits "Major Screw-up" on his part)

    01/09/2013 2:42:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/09/2013 | Vince Coglianese
    Dick Armey had no idea he was speaking to the left-wing Media Matters organization during an interview last week, he told The Daily Caller Tuesday. Instead, Armey thought he was chatting with the conservative Media Research Center. Armey and his tea party organization FreedomWorks parted ways in early December after disagreements over the direction of the powerful nonprofit and how the groups money was being spent. A post published Friday by Media Matters blogger Joe Strupp relayed concerns by Armey also a former House majority leader about FreedomWorks expenditures, including several million dollars spent on sponsorship opportunities with...
  • Media Matters for America funder Bill Benter emerges as financial sponsor of pro-Hagel ads

    01/08/2013 10:12:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/13 | Vince Coglianese
    One of the funders behind an ad campaign promoting Chuck Hagels nomination to head the Pentagon is also a major donor to the liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America. Hagel, who President Barack Obama tapped Monday as his nominee to head the Defense Department, is already under fire from critics who say he has sought to distance the United States from Israel during his career. According to a Foreign Policy magazine report Monday night, a substantial ad campaign aimed at swatting such attacks on Hagel is already underway, and gambling magnate Bill Benter
  • Media Matters snagged in Osama-for-Obama cover-up

    10/31/2012 5:16:37 AM PDT · by wesagain · 5 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Oct 31, 2012 | Aaron Klein
    "Group posts false report on alleged anti-fraud protections for donations"The controversial Media Matters For America progressive group today posted a false article claiming President Obamas campaign did not accept a donation from someone impersonating Osama bin Laden using a foreign proxy server. Sorry Drudge, The Obama Campaign Is Not Accepting Donations From Osama Bin Laden, read the groups headline. The Media Matters piece took issue with a WND article, linked at the popular DrudgeReport.com, reporting bin Laden successfully donated twice to Obamas presidential re-election campaign using a Pakistani Internet Protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake...
  • Dishonorable Disclosures (Navy Seals Respond After Media Matters Calls Them "Gutless"

    10/16/2012 6:10:01 AM PDT · by agondonter · 42 replies
    video | Seal Team Six
    This video made by the U.S. Navy Seals may cost Obama his second term in office. Its just incredible how effective this video is in convincing Americans that Obama is a very serious national traitor. Incredibly powerful video! Senior CIA, FBI, Military and many other U.S. government intelligence officials describe for the viewer how Obama has compromised U.S. national secrets and the very serious consequence of those actions. And whats worse, he did it all for political gain so he could win a second disastrous term in office. Navy SEALS Respond After Media Matters Calls Them "Gutless" Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/v/X-Xfti7qtT0?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0
  • The silent majority vs the liberal media

    09/24/2012 8:49:20 AM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 4 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | September 23, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    The election of 1972 was a contest between the liberal media and the silent majority. President Nixon won a landslide victory for re-election that year carrying every state in the union except Massachusetts by running against the elite liberal media which, in turn, did everything short of illegal activities to defeat him.The media exacted its revenge in 1973 with the Watergate witch-hunt which essentially overturned the election. The election of 1980 saw much the same dynamic with Ronald Reagan defeating the incumbent liberal President Jimmy Carter and his media lackeys. Vice President George Bush did it again in 1988 when...
  • Justice Department Used Enemies List to Attack Critics Like Me

    09/23/2012 12:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Heritage Foundation's The Foundry ^ | September 22, 2012 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Its an odd feeling to see your name on the list of individuals targeted by the Justice Department. Especially when you used to work there. The DOJs Office of Public Affairs appears to have enlisted Media Matters to serve as its unofficial PR wing the one responsible for running smear campaigns too dirty for the department to risk leaving fingerprints. Media Matters is, of course, a far-left advocacy group that masquerades as a nonpartisan truth-teller and media watchdog. I am not sure whether to feel honored that my critical reporting on the Justice Departments misdeeds and rank politicalization attracted...
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: We are going to have a public hearing on Media Matters, DOJ collusion

    09/22/2012 2:24:04 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/22/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Appearing on NRA News The Daily News with Ginny Simone, South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said hearings are planned concerning the Department of Justices use of taxpayer resources to smear its critics by colluding with left-wing advocacy organization Media Matters for America. Gowdys promise of hearings comes after The Daily Caller this week published a series of emails, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, that show the Justice Departments Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers working together to attack reporters covering Justice Department scandals and other administration critics. My guess is, this...
  • House Committee May Probe Media Matters-DOJ Connection (No Press on Nixonian Conspiracy)

    09/20/2012 2:16:15 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/20/2012 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    A U.S. House oversight committee may investigate the Justice Departments connection to the leftist Media Matters for America, a congressman says. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, suggested the probe after The Daily Caller revealed e-mails showing that the DOJ used Media Matters to launch attacks on political enemies, including Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who is investigating the department for its role in covering up the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Media Matters was founded by homosexual David Brock. E-mails Show Conspiracy The Justice Department-Media Matters conspiracy to attack...
  • Joel Pollak on being targeted by DOJ, Media Matters: 'Holder should resign over this alone'

    09/19/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/19/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak told The Daily Caller that he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over, among other things, the Department of Justices collusion with left-wing advocacy group Media Matters to discredit him. Emails TheDC obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and published Tuesday show DOJ Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler, Holders top press defender, and Media Matters staffers working together to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. On the one hand, its a badge of honor, Pollak said of being one of the targets of the collusion. The cool conservatives make the Obama...
  • The Justice Departments Tracy Schmaler and 3 Characteristics of Political Thugs (Good read + Video)

    09/19/2012 9:19:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 18, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    Excellent Megyn Kelly-Fox News video segment on DOJ & Schmaler w/Jay Seculow. What's Behind the DoJ/Media Matters Connection? 9:17 minutes In the days following the Night of the Long Knives in 1934, a bizarre press conference took place in Berlin. Hermann Goering stood before the foreign press corps and explained why Hitlers regime had the obligation to murder hundreds of Germans in the dead of night without due process. The farce is described in Erik Larsons In the Garden of Beasts . At the time, Germany still had one foot barely in in the democratic past and the other foot...
  • DOJ and Media Matters coordinated Fast and Furious reports

    09/19/2012 12:01:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/18/12 | David Corea
    The Department of Justice and Media Matters corresponded and coordinated on stories about Operation Fast and Furious gunwalking, going so far as to disparage the citizen journalist who initially broke the story, Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller reported today, citing emails obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request to determine the extent of cooperation between the government and the progressive advocacy group. The emailsoften show department public affairs chief Tracy Schmaler communicating with Media Matters bloggers, Fox News reported in a follow-up story noting the arrangement targeted administration critics. Sometimes, the emails were in response to inquiries. Other...
  • DOJ and Media Matters coordinated Fast and Furious reports

    09/19/2012 1:32:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 September, 2012 | David Codrea
    The Department of Justice and Media Matters corresponded and coordinated on stories about Operation Fast and Furious gunwalking, going so far as to disparage the citizen journalist who initially broke the story, Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller reported today, citing emails obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request to determine the extent of cooperation between the government and the progressive advocacy group. The emailsoften show department public affairs chief Tracy Schmaler communicating with Media Matters bloggers, Fox News reported in a follow-up story noting the arrangement targeted administration critics. Sometimes, the emails were in response to inquiries. Other...
  • Obama's Media Matters Goon Squad

    09/18/2012 7:12:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Abuse Of Power: The Justice Department has been caught colluding with left-wing media "watchdog" Media Matters to suppress critics who've embarrassed the Obama administration. What is this, Hugo Chavez's Venezuela? Based on a cache of internal Justice Department e-mails obtained by the Daily Caller, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder's press staff has been collaborating all along with left-wing media "watchdog" Media Matters to smear any reporter asking uncomfortable questions, to discourage whistle-blowers, to discredit political watchdogs and to suppress damaging news about what's going on in the Obama administration. The Daily Caller found dozens of pages of e-mails between DOJ Public...
  • More on Eric Holders Flying Monkeys at Media Matters

    09/18/2012 9:51:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 17, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    For more than a year, PJ Media has been reporting on the corrupt press shop inside the Department of Justice. The unit is headed byPress Harpy Tracy Schmaler. We broke a story in July about this relationship after a PJ Media public records request revealed communications between Media Matters Matt Gertz and Schmaler about Fast and Furious. (More on the corrupt DOJ press shop: Tracy Schmalers (and Eric Holders) Trip to the Tropics , DOJ Leaks to TPM Muckraker Florida Will Be Sued Over Voter Rolls , Tracy Schmaler DOJ Shrieker in Chief.) Tracy Schmaler Today,...