Media Matters for Obama
Media Matters for America really is Media Matters for Obama, but you already knew that from the frequent posts here about it.
Among other things, MMFA employs the most expensive proofreader in America, and the most aggressive and unapologetic purveyor of the “Israel-Firster” smear.
It’s quite a group.
Now The Daily Caller has a series about MMFO’s machinations as an Obama messaging machine, including bizarre behavior and enemies lists.
Jim Treacher has collected his Top Ten things about the series, most of which oddly relate to Greg Sargent a blogger at WaPo.
I highlighted Sargent’s role as a conduit for Democratic talking points in connection with the Reid-Angle Senate race.
Somehow, I think MMFA will use this as a fundraising mechanism.
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I made this comment for another post but it fits much better here. Hope it’s ok to double post in this instance.
Speaking of White House/Media coordination, from the Daily Caller, this story is getting a lot of attention:
Headline: “Inside Media Matters: Sources, memos reveal erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations”
“Jim Rainey at the LA Times took a lot of our stuff,” the staffer continued.
Jim Rainey … where have I heard that name before? Oh, yeah. When I was a writer for my high school newspaper, he was the editor.
In the spirit of Jethro Tull week … I found Rainey to be “Thick as a Brick.”
No wonder this dunce ended up in journalism …. just dim enough and partisan enough to be a featured columnist for a major newspaper.
Rainey is the media critic for the LA Times.
He and Breitbart went at it a bit when Rainey acted as a shill for ACORN and Andrew called him out on it.
As the Times’s media critic, he seems to overwhelmingly spend his time criticizing conservative media.
He had one column in which he interviewed a blogger. A blogger Rainey portrayed as brave … once a conservative darling … and now a free-thinking blogger ostracized by conservatives for daring to think independently.
I almost vomited when I read it. The blogger? Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs.
Sorry Rainey … conservatives want nothing to do with him because he’s off his rocker. Funny that of all the wonderful bloggers out there, you chose him.
I don’t read his stuff anymore because he’s such a hack and I don’t want to give him any traffic.
LukeHandCool (who insists this is not a grudge just because Rainey was among the number of old high school classmates who deleted Luke as a Facebook friend because of Luke’s conservative views. Luke is bigger than that. Well, at least sometimes).
That giant sucking sound is MMFA loosing their tax exemption…
Well, ONE giant sucking sound associated with MMFA…
This, as the professor noted, in not news.
I’d rather concentrate on what lurks-
Meaning, you’ve witnessed the rise to power of Planned Parenthood-
How long before Media Matters starts publishing it’s “Weekly Reader” for schools.
Maybe sooner than you think-
Girl Scouts Release Media Handbook Directing Girls To Read Media Matters
If anything this explains why David Brock became a left wing zealot, clearly he started suffering from severe mental illness.
More proof liberalism is a mental disorder.
I hope this is enough for them to lose their tax exempt status.
Media Matters, according to its 2010 tax filing, gave a $200,000 grant to Citizen Engagement Laboratory, Color of Change’s parent group.
A quick look at CEL Internet IP address shows that it is host to a whole bunch of other “progressive” gestation centers.
Remote Address Found 20 domains hosted on the same web server as http://www.engagementlab.org (126.96.36.199).
http://www.artismyoccupation.org (linkback) (progressive artists)
bastadobbs.com (linkback) (get Lou Dobbs of CNN)
fightbigfood.org (linkback) (food nanny site)
http://www.fooddemocracynow.org (linkback) (GMO food nanny)
http://www.forecastthefacts.org (linkback) (watch AGW denier weathermen)
gettingcovered.org (linkback) (sharing health care)
http://www.occupyhomes.org (linkback) (#Occupy)
presente.org (linkback) (political voice of Latinos)
http://www.presenteaction.org (linkback) (Latino anti-Marco Rubio)
trail2010.org (linkback) (DREAM act)
turnofffox.org (linkback) (turn off Fox News)
http://www.videothevote.org (linkback) (poll watching)
The most interesting is the last, http://www.videothevote.org. If Republicans tried to do this, they would be under investigation by the Voting Right Section of DOJ. It’s interesting that PBS is a partner with Common Cause, Rock The Vote, People for the American Way, and others.
Great research, Neo!
As you noted earlier today, it is not just Media Matters. We now know why George Stephanopoulos asked those questions at the GOP debate last month…there is a “inappropriate relationship” between the WH and ABC News.
I guess we will know we are in trouble if the next question at the debate is: Governor Romney would you approve of the president sending out death squads to randomly eliminate administration critics?
Feb. 12, 2012: The DAY Obama LOST the ELECTION
The Obama Administration and left wing critics of Fox News working together to manipulate the news? Someone is surprised by this?
No. What’s surprising is Fox News getting manipulated by it’s left-wing critics.
Did anyone really doubt that MMFA was at the very least overtly liberal? I’ve hated them since they got Don Imus fired over a single stupid comment, and when he came back, he just wasn’t as entertaining for some reason.
I always knew Brock was a loon.
Look at his eyes. He’s freaking scary.
I believe that Drudge has been bought by Media Matters.
I’ve never seen such an attack on Gingrich and then a complete absence of reporting after Newts killer speech at CPAC.
Breitbart’s sites did the same thing. Not. A. Word. about Gingrich’s kick ass speech.
This is getting sick. The media is no longer reporting anything, they are manipulating the public. Not that they didn’t do that before, but now it’s completely obvious.
Any other opinions on this?
Meh. Breitbart recently made the statement that it’s time for conservatives to stop eating each other, get behind the nominee, and focus on state/local elections (the Professor’s “Operation Counterweight”), or OZero and his goons will win for sure. Because of that, I’ve noticed that the Bigs seem to have backed off supporting (or not) specific prez candidates. Just my $0.02.
Yeah, and if you’ve read any of my posts you would know that I support ABO.
But the strange attacks by Drudge, then the silence that has followed has been another maneuver to neuter Newt.
No one sees this? HUH?
I was surprised by Drudge’s attacks, but he’s been doing his own thing for a very long time, so I just figured this is just more of the same.
As to the “silence,” who knows–maybe everyone else is waiting to see what the RomneySuperPAC is going to do next, before going on a new warpath….?
It’s MMFU from now on.
Good one! LOL.