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Evidence of Media Matters coordination disappears from “independent” anti-Rush group website

Evidence of Media Matters coordination disappears from “independent” anti-Rush group website

I have written multiple posts regarding the coordination between Media Matters and an independent group using the name Boycott Rush, which has a website and also the Stop Rush Project at which advertiser target lists and contact information are maintained for volunteers around the country to use.

The Boycott Rush / Stop Rush Project group has denied coordination with Media Matters, but my analysis of Twitter histories and other public information demonstrated communications which suggested otherwise.  One indication was this notice on, with the image being captured on March 16 at 8:30 a.m.:

“Shoq Value” is the Twitter account of the person running the Stop Rush Project; the link took the reader to the Shoq Value webpage that then directed to the Stop Rush Project.

The significance of this notice was that it demonstrated the two groups working together “to connect” various anti-Rush groups “for info sharing, etc.,” which puts Media Matters at the center of the Rush boycott and advertiser intimidation effort.

Thanks to Ben Shapiro at Big Journalism for pointing out that the notice now has been removed from the website:

The website, Stop Rush, is run by two radical left self-described volunteers who deny all involvement with Media Matters. But as Legal Insurrection has pointed out, the website carried a post linking to Media Matters, asking its followers to let Media Matters know if they are running “another Rush-related effort … There’s a HUGE number of efforts out there, and they’re trying to connect them all for info sharing, etc.” Search the website now, and that post has been conveniently removed.

Here’s the current screenshot of the blank space where the notice formerly was placed:

The discomfort of associating with Media Matters is understandable.

Media Matters has its own agenda of keeping itself relevant given all the criticism it has come under, as RB Pundit points out:

The Fluke story is now only a story within the left’s fringe. Even the mainstream media has moved on. – and many others – didn’t let the Democrat Media Complex control the story, and they were forced to give up. Brock is trying to justify his role within the Complex because more and more people are learning how they work, and his and Media Matters’ role only works behind the scenes.

The anti-Rush effort has a love-hate relationship with Media Matters, loving the strategy and resources Media Matters brings to the anti-Rush effort but hating the sunlight.

Update:  Commenter chilipalmer has a very good write up of the bullying tactics in Burlington, VT.


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This is how it is done, Prof.

You turn the light on, and the roaches just can’t stand still.

See, these people are not that strong at all.

They don’t like the spotlight – just like roaches. They didn’t expect us to fight back. Keep up the good work Professor!

Excellent. Most excellent. Ragspierre is right as well, but I would add another point: like cockroaches, evil, in whatever form it takes, cannot stand the scrutiny of truth.

Screenshots saved remind me of the smile of the Cheshire cat that lingers after he disappears…..gotta love it 🙂

#StopBrock #FlushMMFA #LessThanSnotValue

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The Bill Maher call for civility didn’t last long. The video about killing Rush Limbaugh got posted at DemocraticUnderground.
They use a jury system to decide if a post is too offensive and/or violates their terms of service. Guess what the verdict was……go ahead guess.

    These people are beyond any concept of morality. They are liberalism unbound. If you believe in biblical truth, they are the demons.

      Nathan in reply to McCoy2k. | March 23, 2012 at 12:41 am

      …he says from glass house, stones in hand…

        SDN in reply to Nathan. | March 23, 2012 at 8:13 am

        Well, Nathan, when to Tea Party even gets on the scoreboard in the “Number of rapes at events” or “dumping shit in public” scoreboards your Owwies have sole ownership of, get back to me.

      Valerie in reply to McCoy2k. | March 23, 2012 at 9:47 am

      This isn’t Liberalism. These are the people that threw the liberals out of the Democratic Party. They’re radicals, and they are hellbent on throwing the bathwater out with the baby.

      No, that wasn’t a typo.

        I totally get what you’re saying; you are correct. Liberalism as it used to be understood was truly about liberty and entrepreneurialism. We know it today as progressivism, socialism, etc…; it is a totalitarianism agenda and philosophy that cannot let dissenting opinions foment political and economic opposition.

theduchessofkitty | March 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

“Now you see it, now you don’t.”

Fortunately, there’s always screen-catch. Well done! 🙂

DINORightMarie | March 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I love how things get “disappeared” when sunlight starts shining on it… the Interwebs. 😉

But thankfully, screen captures work. And, of course, things never really disappear on the Net. There is always an electronic trail……….

😀 😀 😀

I think I have seen this Shoq fellow before.
If he is the same guy he once tried to get CNN to fire Erick Erickson as a commentator.
He is a KosKid.

Sounds to me like these folks pissed off the wrong mild mannered clinical professor of law.

Do phone booths still exist anywhere?

When Soros handed the keys to David Brock, how did he expect another outcome?

Our opponents are not smart, but they are ruthless. No quarter.

Here in Austin, Texas the liberal left has often squelched dissident commentary from the public airwaves. Look up the saga of Sgt Sam a retired police officer who did traffic on a morning TV show or Sammy Allred (The Sammy and Bob show) or even the comments of law professor Leno Graglia of UT. All were right in what they said but the former two lost their jobs on talk radio due to their “offensive” remarks. And these folks are just a few of many who have been censured by the dominating liberal left here.

I’ve been in this area for the past twenty-two years and have seen this occur repeatedly and the fools that instigate this suppressive action don’t realize that the trampling of free speech denigrates the quality of life for all of us.

So, the crusade against Rush may continue all the way to a Don Imus conclusion, a sorry example of gross intolerance.

I even have my suspicions that even Prof Jacobson would be persecuted here in the “Berkeley of the south,” if he tried talk radio in Austin…

Can’t independently confirm this, but there are lots of tweets claiming Shoq Value is one Matt Edelstein.

Media Matters is trying to be a glory hound and take credit if Rush Limbaugh is dropped when they have nothing to do with it.

Three stations in the list, Macon, Detroit, and Chicago, are Cumulus Media stations. Cumulus Media has plans to launch Mike Huckabee as a competitor to Rush Limbaugh later this year. In fact, Cumulus’s management has, though to a lesser degree than Media Matters, been playing up Rush Limbaugh’s comments on Sandra Fluke suggesting Mike Huckabee would be a more responsible alternative.

Interesting symbiosis. Not a suggestion of collusion, but an interesting coincident set of interests.

Henry Hawkins | March 23, 2012 at 10:05 am

Honest media outlets and orgs strive mightily to win a place in the sunlight, indeed, their survival depends on it.

And then we have those that strive for shadowy behind-the-scenes submersion. Indeed, their survival depends on it.

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Midwest Rhino | March 23, 2012 at 10:50 am

one thing about Rush calling poor Ms. Fluke a slut/prostitute, he qualified his name calling before doing it. He said “if she wants money for contraception, money so she can have sex, what does that make her?” (paraphrased)

So he wasn’t really ever saying she was a prostitute (“slut” didn’t really fit his point), he was making a bad joke about her demanding payment for her sex life.

So Media Matters and company got their organized news cycle, with the “attack on women” theme for a week or two. THEN Bill Maher wants to turn off the “phony outrage”, when it is his turn. But he never qualifies his remarks, and his are vile and terribly demeaning. Maher fantasizes of conservative women in demeaning submissive positions, and he gets his fans off on it.

The war on conservative women is real. We know the double standard is real, in that Rush is attacked, but Maher is not. But Rush’s comment was pre-qualified as not personal about Fluke.

Maher evokes imagery that approaches “lewd and lascivious conduct”, personally degrading conservative women and their children. And he’d like to continue making money doing just that. Rush made a mistake, Maher makes money demeaning and assaulting the character of good and strong women. What does that make Maher?

The light should continue to shine on both Rush and Maher … it is clear which one doesn’t want more exposure.

novfrommyporch | March 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

We all need to contact our senators and congressional representatives demanding an investigation or hearing to determine whether or not MediaMatters has violated their 501(c)3 status. We need to get at the root of the evil and that is MediaMatters. This is an election year for every representative and a third of the senators. I made that perfectly clear in contacting my senator and reps.

We must fight back!