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#StopRush was infiltrated, audio recordings and other evidence released

#StopRush was infiltrated, audio recordings and other evidence released

I noted the other day the odd attack by various StopRush activists on one of their own, #StopRush turns on itself, devolves into name calling, accusations.

Now the details are coming out, and it turns out that StopRush was infiltrated by a Blue Dog type Democrat who didn’t like their online tactics.  That person, who was the subject of the attacks in the post above, has released various audio recordings and other evidence showing how one of the organizers of StopRush (who uses the Twitter name @Shoq) claimed to have close ties to Organizing for America and Van Jones.

@Shoq worked with Media Matters to launch the effort against Limbaugh, and is the Twitter user who frequently threatens to drag people at Cornell into an effort against me because of my writings about the Limbaugh secondary boycott.

The details resulting from the infiltration are revealed at the The Trenches website, StopRush’s Own Illegally Recorded Phone Call Exposes OFA, Soros, Van Jones, and 500 Automated Twitter Accounts, including the alleged true identity of “Shoq.”

Stacy McCain points out that one of the things about which Shoq complained on the recordings is that conservatives on Twitter were “counterattacking”:

During the conference call with other “Stop Rush” activists, Edelstein says “it’s making me crazy [that] Michelle Malkin is launching a new counterattack” against his group’s boycott effort. Edelstein also expressed concern about Dana Loesch and James O’Keefe, defended MSNBC contributor Krystal Ball, and worried that someone had discovered “one of my plant names that I use on the web to confuse the Right.”

I always knew that the StopRush effort was not what it seemed.  I can only expect that the people behind StopRush will lash out even more viciously than before.


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It’s the old poker bluff-you don’t need to hold 4 aces if they believe you do.

Plant names and robo Twitters. Another astroturf special!

Juba Doobai! | June 21, 2012 at 11:19 am

IF Stop Rush is Van Jones, it is Barack Obama. The Constitution is just another piece of toilet paper and the Bill of Rights don’t mean squat to him.

    OcTEApi in reply to Juba Doobai!. | June 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I’ve posted a few times, tips to something I gleaned from a website called the New Economy Working Group… before they scrubbed it.
    This is a suggested list of potential Task Group assignments:
    New Indicators
    New Financial System
    New Money
    New Market Rules
    New Media and Communications.
    New Post-Carbon Energy and Built Infrastructure
    New Food System
    New Manufacturing
    New International Rules and Institutions
    Decommissioning/Conversion, which will develop decommissioning/conversion plans for the following:
    Wall Street
    Military/Industrial Complex
    Private Benefit Corporations

    Private Benefit Corp = your business/place of employment

And Rush has the real deal…people. Not fake tweeters of bogus tweets (is that right?).

Heh. I look forward to the Rush exploitation of all this fabulation…!!!

Take note, Breitbarts; they will go to AMAZING lengths to silence us.

It’s making at least one of them “crazy” that “counterattacks” have been launched.

Yea, baby. The old days of rolling over for their lefty bunk are over.

Best quote :
Moderates will never win anything.

Advertisers had better smarten up. Some of Rush’s sponsors have ticked off millions of people and for what? 3 scruffy adolescents in grandma’s basement playing with automated Twitter accounts?

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to JoAnne. | June 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm


    Being Internet-based, Twitter falls prey to the same old problem: fake identities. Too many are willing to look at ‘numbers’ of respondents and not at content.

    Me? I am a retired Navy SEAL, married to a former Miss Universe – we met at a MENSA meeting, but that is neither here, nor there…

      radiofreeca in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | June 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      (1) She’s not a ‘former’ Miss Universe.
      (2) She said you met at Davos, when she admired how you threatened to bankrupt Soros by manipulating global currencies with your billions, causing all his futures to fail.
      (3) I hadn’t heard you’d retired! You’re still only 29 (in Internet years)

    jdkchem in reply to JoAnne. | June 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    You forgot the tofu Cheetos!

The recorded phone conversation is a fantastic revelation and I hope that Matt gets prosecuted…

-from the Burn Notice:
“…this story may actually have a sinister side. “Randy” made several contractual arrangements over the phone and by email without fulfilling them. While he collected personal information and requested photographs, Randy never sent anyone, say, a W-9 form. One #stoprush volunteer has still not been paid for work actually performed before they were “fired” in a testy email exchange with “Randy.” The possible civil and criminal charges just keep piling up.”

Punked #stoprush MMFA Obots is great day anyway you look at it.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to OcTEApi. | June 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    If these crimes involve Internet transactions or other vehicles of ‘wire fraud,’ that will fall under the US Just Us Department. Good luck with that…

Just tweeted about this article… things went really quiet really quick from “certain folks” on twitter.

Seems @Shoq is Shoq’ed.

stevewhitemd | June 21, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I’m going to need a program to know who all the actors are in this play.

It does seem, however, that the progressive Left is seriously dismayed that folks on the Right, including Rush, the Professor, the TP folks, and so on are doing what Breitbart figured out — handing the Left’s tactics right back to them.

Alinsky’s book was written in English, after all, and is accessible to all of us.

The Left got its way for a few decades because too many of us on the right were unwilling to smile and hand it back to them. Breitbart showed us that we could go right back at them with good humor and style, and it works.

See how rattled they’re getting? See how many unforced errors are coming from the Left? They don’t know how to handle the very tactics they’ve used for years.


LukeHandCool | June 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Hey @Shoq,

I tought I taw a puddy cat.

I did! I did! I did tee a puddy cat.

Uh oh, puddy cat looks mad because he’s not too smart.

I harken back to early Prof Jacobson posts about enhancing his firearms proficiency. This blog is an outstanding source for understanding the news and challenging the conventional narratives. Ipso facto, the left slanders Prof. Jacobson as a right wing extremist in the valid hope that softer minds will run from his reasoning just because the extremist charge has been made. I’m sure the Prof endures scores of threats to his person, property and employment just because he dares to respectfully blog his views. In my lifetime, free speech has never been this fraught with dangerous, brown shirt reprisals. Prof Jacobson, you carry a whole lot on your brave shoulders, let us know how we can help.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Mark30339. | June 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I got frequent death threats simply running a science & critical thinking website and message board addressing bogus UFO and bigfoot reports and the like (Skeptomania!). I can only imagine what a conservative political blogger receives.

It is days like today I wish @Shoq hadn’t blocked me on Twitter. I would love to taunt him over this.

theduchessofkitty | June 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

“It does seem, however, that the progressive Left is seriously dismayed that folks on the Right, including Rush, the Professor, the TP folks, and so on are doing what Breitbart figured out — handing the Left’s tactics right back to them.”

Yes, Yes and YES!!!! 🙂

    Mark30339 in reply to theduchessofkitty. | June 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Actually, they are dismayed over their fraud and deceit being exposed in the blogosphere (how nice it would be for them to be exposed and discredited by the MSM). I hardly think that the Right deploys fraud and deceit in return — the Right’s response seems both careful and effective. For example, Breitbart’s Acorn videos were not fraudulent or deceitful (although some may quibble over a right-wing journalist getting his story with undercover methods, there never seems to be an ethical problem when left-wing journalists do so). Breitbart may have held back on how much video he had, but the Left cannot claim to be “deceived” when they labeled the first video an isolated anomaly, and Breitbart destroyed their position with follow-up videos in more cities.

    The double-standard tragedy is that the Left’s deceit does work — and mostly because the MSM covers for them. If the 100 noble journalists who camped out in Alaska to hunt for dirt on Palin aren’t doing anything, maybe they could look into the Left’s brown-shirt thuggery. Why not look into the robotic army of false slanders on twitter or try to contact The Other McCain about his need for an undisclosed location?

“I can only expect that the people behind StopRush will lash out even more viciously than before.”

What else? There are no other options for these people. Look through history: it’s all they’ve got. They don’t even have the imagination for anything else.

Henry Hawkins | June 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Turning on each other is what leftist fascists do when they run out of perceived enemies, run out of attack ideas and tactics, or fail at shutting down the opposition. They’re like crocodiles who, having eaten all the fish in the river, begin eating each other.

    OcTEApi in reply to Henry Hawkins. | June 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Just look to any of their Islamist pals mired in 7th century totalitarian political goatf***** ideology.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to OcTEApi. | June 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Another analogy is the USSR, whose government never ran out of enemies, or the Nazis. First go the Jews. Then the elites in academia. Then they round up the lawyers. Then the big business leaders must go. Then the newspaper and radio people. Then the….

      Eventually they run out of victim groups and start looking suspiciously at each other. Intramural purges in the USSR and Nazi Germany were common. Leftist fascists cannot operate without opposition and will imagine it where none exists, just like America’s professional race-baiters will create racism crises where none exist. Which brings us full circle to leftist fascists…..

As of Monday, June 24th, Rush will appear on WKDN 106.9 FM here in Philadelphia. Very quickly they have transformed the station from a Christian format to a news talk format with Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

I am excited. Beck and Hannity are already broadcasting on this station and the sound quality is excellent.

alan markus | June 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

The PR departments of major corporations should have a procedure in place when they get an avalanche of Tweets due to astroturf initiatives like this:

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At that link, provide a mailing address to the PR Department and state that all comments must be made in writing, from a valid mailing address, due to the fact that their Twitter accounts & email systems appear to have been “spammed” and it is impossible to accurately gauge customer satisfaction based on that type of input, so until further notice, only written comments via mail will be utilized for analysis.

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