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So what if Adam Lanza had been an NRA member?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8:13am 3/29/2013 at 8:13am

The game plays out every time there is a high-profile act of criminal violence.  There is an immediate media and left-blogsphere search to tie the shooter to a “right-wing” entity … usually the Tea Party movement.

Groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center have created a fundraising machine off of such

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Media Matters identifies greatest threat to education — John Stossel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:44am 2/25/2013 at 9:44am

You know the greatest threat to American education as Media Matters wants it?

John Stossel. Libertarian.

Possibly the greatest threat to the children ever, The Right-Wing Money Putting John Stossel In...

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Tweet of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 28, 2013 at 11:36am 1/28/2013 at 11:36am

Related to this, via Mediaite:

In a soon-to-be-released interview with The New Republic, President Obama reportedly laments the negative influence Fox News and Rush Limbaugh can have on the congressional debate over various pieces of leg...

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Learning to love Alinsky’s asymmetrical political warfare

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:39am 12/27/2012 at 10:39am

As we move into 2013 and the legal insurrections, we should learn from history.

As Thomas Lifson at American Thinker points out, now that the major institutions have been surrendered, it’s time to emulate the left, Here comes the Alinskyite Right:

David Gregory and Piers Morgan have both met the Alinskyite Right, and...

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Carbonite CEO admits dropping Limbaugh hurt growth more than expected

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12:13pm 8/3/2012 at 12:13pm

Carbonite famously dropped Rush Limbaugh on a Saturday Night at the height of the Sandra Fluke controversy.  Carbonite became the poster child for the Rush boycott movement organized by Media Matters, which coordinated the effort with so-called independent groups.

At the time I examined Carbonite’s SEC filings, and how Carbonite had built...

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Conservatives – good at buycotts, bad at boycotts

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 7:30pm 8/1/2012 at 7:30pm

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day has proven something I’ve noticed before.

Conservatives are very good at buycotts, but very bad at boycotts.

There have been attempts by some conservative and religious groups to boycott various businesses over political issues. But I can’t think of one, at least not recently, that has caught on.

Or that has...

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#StopRush turns into #MediaMattersStopped

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:26am 3/29/2012 at 10:26am

Earlier this month Media Matters launched its most ferocious boycott effort ever to force Rush Limbaugh off the air by intimidating advertisers.

It always was a charade, as documented here many times.  Media Matters coordinated with “independent” groups to make it appear that there was a grassroots movement, but it was astroturf.

The...

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Kohler joins Limbaugh boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 9:43am 3/27/2012 at 9:43am

Kohler, based in Wisconsin, has joined the Rush Limbaugh boycott, according to tweets it sent out yesterday from its Twitter account, @Kohler:

It is not clear that Kohler actually ever advertised on the Limbaugh show, almost certainly not nationally.  This may be another of the pre-emptive moves to take the pressure off.

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From Twitter bombing to war of attrition

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10:45am 3/23/2012 at 10:45am

This analysis by Topsy Analytics show the volume of tweets using the two most popular hasttags for the various boycott Rush groups, #StopRush and #BoycottRush.

What it shows is that activity peaked from Friday, March 2 – Monday, March 5. There still is activity, but nothing like what was sustained during the...

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

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 9:53pm 3/22/2012 at 9:53pm

I have written multiple posts regarding the coordination between Media Matters and an independent group using the name Boycott Rush, which has a website BoycottRush.org and also the Stop Rush...

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$100,000 of ‘grassroots’ anti-Rush activism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:16am 3/22/2012 at 10:16am

Just as Bill Maher was pleading for an “amnesty” in the political correctness war to silence speech, Media Matters was committing $100,000 to an advertising campaign urging people to call local radio stations to complain about Limbaugh.  Via AP:

The liberal Media Matters for America is using a past campaign against Glenn...

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Bill Maher reaping what Media Matters has sown

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 9:18am 3/22/2012 at 9:18am

We live in a world where groups like Media Matters and Think Progress monitor and record every word uttered by any conservative of prominence in the media, hoping to find something “insensitive” with which to mount a campaign to silence the speaker through intimidation of advertisers.

So what goes around come around, and...

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Independent Rush boycott group coordinated with Media Matters

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:30am 3/21/2012 at 9:30am

I have been covering political boycotts frequently since the inception of this blog, including the Prop 8 boycotts, the Mormon Boycott, the DNC boycott, the Beck boycott, the King & Spalding boycott, boycotts of various states for various re...

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The answer to the Twitter war is sunshine

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:14am 3/19/2012 at 10:14am

As posted yesterday, the people still pushing the Limbaugh advertising boycott rely on bombarding advertisers with Twitter messages, and have developed strategies to maximize the apparent number of tweets sent to advertisers, through retweets and multiple tweets by single users.

It is not hard to see how an advertiser could receive thousands...

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Carbonite and Howard Stern

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2012 at 10:17am 3/16/2012 at 10:17am

As detailed yesterday, the Media Matters employee spearheading efforts to pressure advertisers to stop advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show considered the March 3 Saturday night announcement by Carbonite that it was ceasing all advertising on Rush’s show to be a turning point.

Just the day before, on March 2, Carbonite’s CEO David Friend...

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Media Matters astroturfed the Limbaugh secondary boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 9:48am 3/15/2012 at 9:48am

The secondary boycott of Rush Limbaugh advertisers is portrayed in the media as a reaction to a groundswell of public outrage.  In fact, the secondary boycott was initiated by and driven by Media Matters, which had a “Stop Limbaugh” campaign on the shelf waiting to be used, and was executed by Angelo...

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The real threat to conservative talk radio is not what you think

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 8:52am 3/14/2012 at 8:52am

You already know how Media Matters, Think Progress, and other left-wing groups are targeting Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers with threats of secondary boycotts.

The Rush secondary boycott is part of a strategy which has been refined by left-wing groups like Color of Change over the past several years to bully advertisers into dropping right-wing speech.  That...

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