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Media Matters Wants To Control Airwaves

Have no fear fellow citizens, Media Matters For America is going to protect you from hearing "hate speech" on your radio.

As many here know, Media Matters is run by the professional propaganda hack David Brock.

Mr. Brock jumps on any chance to try to control free speech in this country. And the "nappy-headed" Imus incident is proving to be no exception.

From Media Matters:

DNC propagandist David Brock.

It’s not just Imus

Thu, Apr 12, 2007 6:55pm EST

On April 11, NBC News announced that it was dropping MSNBC’s simulcast of Imus in the Morning in the wake of the controversy that erupted over host Don Imus’ reference to the Rutgers University women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.” The following day, CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves announced that CBS — which owns both the radio station that broadcast Imus’ program and Westwood One, which syndicated the program — has fired Imus and would cease broadcasting his radio show.

But as Media Matters for America has extensively documented, bigotry and hate speech targeting, among other characteristics, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity continue to permeate the airwaves through personalities such as Glenn Beck, Neal Boortz, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Savage, Michael Smerconish, and John Gibson

Mr. Brock graciously enumerates the many crimes against humanity perpetuated by these radio personages.

In the interest of time and bandwidth we will only quote some of the allegedly egregious remarks of Rush Limbaugh:

Rush Limbaugh

* On the March 2 broadcast on his nationally syndicated radio show, Premiere Radio Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show, Rush Limbaugh stated that "since [Sen. Barack] Obama [D-IL] has — on his mother’s side — forebears of his mother had slaves, could we not say that if Obama wins the Democratic nomination and then wins the presidency, he will own [Rev.] Al Sharpton?"
* On the November 30, 2006, edition of his radio show, Limbaugh proclaimed: My "cat’s taught me more about women, than anything my whole life" because his pet cat "comes to me when she wants to be fed," and "[s]he’s smart enough to know she can’t feed herself. She’s actually [a] very smart cat. She gets loved. She gets adoration. She gets petted. She gets fed. And she doesn’t have to do anything for it."
* On the January 10, 2006, broadcast, Limbaugh suggested that some women "would love to be hired as eye candy."
* On the July 17, 2005, broadcast of his radio program, Limbaugh announced a new "advertising campaign" for the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in which he would call the facility "Club G’itmo, the Muslim resort," a "tropical paradise down there where Muslim extremists and terrorist wannabes can get together for rest and relaxation." On his website, he sold "Club G’itmo" T-shirts that read: "I Got My Free Koran and Prayer Rug at G’itmo," "Your Tropical Retreat from the Stress of Jihad," "My Mullah went to Club G’itmo and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt," and "What Happens in G’itmo Stays in G’itmo."
* On the March 1, 2005, edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Limbaugh claimed that "[w]omen still live longer than men because their lives are easier."
* On June 14, 2004, Limbaugh shared with listeners his "pet name" for the National Organization for Women (NOW): "National Association of Gals" (his acronym: "NAG"). Limbaugh claimed that the "militant feminists" who make up the "NAGs" "aren’t determining who wins elections. White men are."
* On April 26, 2004, Limbaugh claimed that women "actually wish" for sexual harassment, and said he then "laughed [him]self to tears" when Media Matters for America documented that and other sexist remarks he has made. The Media Matters report also noted that Limbaugh used the term "femi-Nazis" eight times between March 15 and April 29.

Outrageous, aren’t they?

And just an hour later came this spittle-flecked rant, from the same Media Matters:

Media Matters bankroller George Soros.

In wake of CBS Decision David Brock Calls for ‘Broader Conversation’ on bigotry and sexism in the media

Thu, Apr 12, 2007 7:23pm EST

Washington, DC – In the aftermath of CBS Radio’s decision to cancel Don Imus’ syndicated radio show Imus in the Morning, David Brock, President and CEO of Media Matters for America, released the following statement regarding the overall tone of talk radio and cable news today.

“I applaud CBS for listening to reason and canceling Imus in the Morning. Viewers and listeners sent the clear message that they would no longer tolerate bigotry on America’s airwaves,” said David Brock, President and CEO of Media Matters for America, the organization first to post on Don Imus’ racist comments of April 4th.

It is our hope that this incident will begin a broader conversation about the responsibility that news corporations, journalists, and media figures have to the American public. This is an opportunity for the media to truly raise the bar to a higher standard and return to the fundamentals of journalism.” …

And by "a higher standard" and "the fundamentals of journalism” Mr. Brock means barring the expression of any opinion that differs from his own — or more precisely, from the Democrat National Committee’s doctrine.

For while most people around here know that Media Matters is largely bankrolled by the self-confessed Nazi helper, convicted insider trader and fugitive from justice George Soros, it is also backed and run by top Democrats.

From Discover The Networks:

MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA

… Standing behind Brock was John Podesta, a former chief of staff in the Clinton administration and the head of the "progressive" Washington, DC think tank, the Center for American Progress. In 2004 Podesta provided Brock with office space for his fledgling enterprise.

Soon after, Media Matters received over $2 million in seed donations from a roster of affluent donors including… Susie Tompkins Buell, a co-founder of the fashion company Esprit and a close ally of Senator Hillary Clinton; James Hormel, a San Francisco philanthropist who nearly served as ambassador to Luxembourg during the Clinton administration; Bren Simon, a Democratic activist…

Prior to founding Media Matters, David Brock met with a number of leading Democratic Party figures, including Senator Hillary Clinton, former Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota, and former Vice President Al Gore.

Today, more than a few of the organization’s roughly 30 staff members are Democratic operatives. Among these are Media Matters’ chief communications strategist Dennis Yedwab, who is also the Director of Strategic Resources at Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Brock’s personal assistant, Mandy Vlasz, is a Democratic pollster and a veteran consultant to Democratic campaigns, including the 2000 Gore/Lieberman campaign. Katie Barge, the Director of Research at Media Matters, formerly presided over opposition research for Senator John Edwards’s unsuccessful 2004 presidential campaign…

Media Matters receives financial support from the Tides Foundation [run by Teresa Heinz Kerry], the Arca Foundation, the Peninsula Community Foundation, and the San Francisco Foundation.

In other words, Media Matters For America is just another front for the Democrat Party. Especially the Hillary wing of said party.

So it is no surprise that they would seek to bar Glenn Beck, Neal Boortz, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Savage, Michael Smerconish, John Gibson and anyone else who counters the DNC line from the public airwaves.

Indeed, regular readers will recall that Media Matters has been on a jihad to silence Ann Coulter for years now.

If Media Matters has its way the only people who will be allowed to use the public airwaves will be Messrs. Brock, Soros, Chomsky, Ms. Hillary Clinton and other officially approved Democrats.

And since Media Matters is a 501c3 taxpayer supported "charity" we even have the privilege of paying for their attempts at censorship.

  Update!

I have been reminded of this five year old piece from the Drudge Report:

DAVID BROCK WAS COMMITTED TO MENTAL WARD; BESTSELLING AUTHOR SUFFERED BREAKDOWN WHILE WRITING TELL-ALL, SAY SOURCES

Tuesday May 21, 2002

Controversial author David Brock suffered a breakdown last summer and was committed to the psychiatric ward of Sibley Hospital in Northwest Washington, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

The breakdown came just months before Brock finalized production of his bestselling book BLINDED BY THE RIGHT — a book that has been widely challenged on points of accuracy!

"He had delusions, he thought people were trying to kill him," reveals a source who befriended Brock last July at the hospital.

Brock told fellow patients that he did not feel safe — even inside of the hospital’s secure medical setting!

"He spent time in the ”The Quiet Room’, there was just a mattress on the floor, and he had some books. He was so tired and stressed."

Reached by phone in Washington late Tuesday Brock strongly denied the hospitalization and breakdown in any way affected his ability to recall events depicted in BLINDED BY THE RIGHT. Brock strongly denied that any portion of the book was written at the hospital while he was under medical treatments, as is claimed by one source.

Publisher CROWN could not be reached late Tuesday.

Brock’s book of personal observations and first-hand accounts involving various Clinton scandals and scandal players generated divided opinion.

Former President Clinton chatted up Brock’s effort in Los Angeles last weekend.

"Clinton, who seems to have practically committed passages to memory, told his former aides that whenever they feel down, they should read Brock’s book to illuminate anew what they were all fighting against for eight years, and as a reminder of what ‘unhappy’ people their counterparts on the right truly are," the LOS ANGELES TIMES reported.

But one source familiar with Brock’s breakdown questioned: "With all of this, how can he be considered credible?"

Brock said by phone, "I am not going to comment on private medical matters."

So it would seem that the gentleman who once famously called Anita Hill "a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty" might share some of those characteristics.

(Thanks to Mark for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, April 13th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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