Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Origins of Media Matters

Hat Tip to Hot Air for this one. As Bryan Preston over there explains, this comes from audio from Rush's show. It seems that back when Hillary was at the Yearly Kos right here in Chicago, she was bragging about leading the way in creating Media Matters...

putting together a network in the blogosphere and a lot of the new progressive infrastructure, institutions that I helped start and support like Media Matters and the Center for American Progress…”

Media Matters has denied this

On the July 2 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush
again falsely accused Media Matters for America of being part of a
network of "Hillary [Clinton] fundraising groups, or front groups." Limbaugh was
arguing that recent news reports regarding Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL)
fundraising success did not take into account "so many institutions -- Media
Matters for America and all these other little organizations -- that are just
extensions of the Clinton that don't count when you start raising money. But how
much are they worth when all this free publicity and attacks that they dole out
on any opponent of Hillary Clinton? So, yeah, if you just look at the money, in
one sense, you would conclude that Barack's, you know, doing very well and
Hillary isn't. But he doesn't have near the organization that she does." In
fact, as Media Matters has previously noted in response to
Limbaugh's claims, Media Matters is not affiliated with any political party or

Of course, as Newsbusters notes this denial is not really much of a denial.

In yet another instance of Media Matters making false claims, the left-wing
group has issued several denials that it is tied to Hillary and Bill

But in true Clintonian fashion, these denials are hardly that at all. Here
is the phrase that the
group keeps falling back on:

"Media Matters for America is a 'progressive research and information
center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting
conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.' The Center for American Progress
identifies itself on its website as 'a progressive think-tank dedicated to
improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action.'"

Of course this means nothing whatsoever as far as Hillary Clinton goes. And
yet in typical disreputable MM fashion, the far left group has repeatedly referenced it in
subsequent articles as a denial of a Clinton connection.

Apparently Media Matters can't even quote itself in context!

We can't help but wonder how the group tries to spin and distort this
flat-out statement of involvement from Clinton.

What no one will deny is that Media Matters operates with a plethora of money that originates with George Soros, but first goes through at least three hands in the political version of laundering the money. John Gotti was successful when he stayed under the radar and the same is true of George Soros, but now, he has found the spotlight all too comfortable and the facade is about to pulled over him.

He is an Anti American radical who is looking to buy the next election and then control the Democrats through his power and money. If America doesn't figure out who he is and what he is up to, he may even succeed. Here, again, is O'Reilly's TPM tracing Soros, his money, and his agenda...

“The Factor” has been investigating far left billionaire George Soros, a man who wants
to impose a radical left agenda on America. And under the radar, he is making
great progress.
Soros has set up a complicated political operation designed
to do two things: buy influence among some liberal politicians, and smear people
with whom he disagrees.

Now here's a chart of how Soros and a few other wealthy radicals who help
him are funneling money into the political process. Stay with me on this. Most
of Soros' political money flows through his Open Society
. You see it there on the left, which is almost unlimited

Since 2001, according to federal documents, the Open Society Institute has
given nearly $20 million to the Tides Foundation right
below that. An astounding amount.

Now Tides, in turn, funnels the money to a variety of radical hatchet men
who are all well paid. For example, Tides has donated millions to the vile
propaganda outfit Media Matters, which specializes in distorting comments made
by politicians, pundits, and media people. Media Matters is an Internet site, but
directly feeds its propaganda to some mainstream media people including elements
at NBC News, columnist Frank Rich and Paul Krugman at The New York Times, columnist Jonathan Alter at Newsweek, and Bill Moyers at PBS. — In fact,
as president of the Shoeman Center Foundation, Moyers oversaw at least a
$500,000 transfer of money to Media Matters. — We'll have more on that

Now George Soros is also pouring money into the Center for American
Progress, run by former Clinton aide John Podesta, and the Democracy Alliance
, both of which fund Media Matters as well. So you can see the enormous
amount of money this Media Matters has control of.

Finally, George Soros has given the radical left organization Move On many,
many millions of dollars. — This group actively supports liberal politicians
like Howard Dean and John Edwards. It also organizes demonstrations promoting
left-wing causes.

So you can see how powerful this guy Soros has become. He can smear anyone
he wants in a variety of ways. His organizations can raise millions for
politicians, who will do his bidding. Thus, he can demand that politicians
running for office do what he tells them to do.

If the liberal politician doesn't toe the Soros line, he or she will be
denied funding and brutally attacked. — Just ask Senator Joseph
about what Move On and Media Matters did to him.

Now "Talking Points" has reason to believe John Edwards is taking orders
from the Soros group right now. And other Democratic politicians may be as

The goal of George Soros, Peter Lewis, Suzy Thompkins Buell and other
radical financiers is to buy a presidential election. —By that I mean find and
fund a candidate who will tacitly do what he or she is told to do.

In the past, big business has been accused of doing just that. Now it is
the likes of George Soros — an extremist who wants open borders, a one world
foreign policy, legalized drugs, euthanasia and on and on.

My book "Culture Warrior"
documents Soros' policy and his tax evading businesses located in Curacao and

The really frightening thing about all this is that most Americans have
never even heard of George Soros. his is off the chart dangerous, but completely
legal under the McCain-Feingold Act.


Todd Anthony said...

Seriously Mike, as we discussed per my site, Media Matters is absolute truth...count it among such "reputable" sites as the Huffington Post and the Daily Kos...


mike volpe said...

"Stupid is what stupid does" is that how the famous line goes?

Here is my point. Let's suppose Fox News broke a story it got from Drudge. What would be the blowback if they didn't give the full disclosure that not only that they got it from Drudge but exactly who Drudge is.

CNN gets this O'Reilly bru ha ha and reports Media Matters as a watch dog, even though, they only watch conservatives, and the same thing happened with Rush.

If the public was made aware that the original source is a far left outfit, what would have been the arc of these two stories?

Speaking of Huffington Post, I thought this was rich...