Media Matters is a White House front group
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Obama administration attack dog Media Matters is attempting to shut down free speech by spending $100,000 dollars on radio advertisements in an effort to get Rush Limbaugh off the air in a staggering display of contempt for the first amendment.
“The ads use Limbaugh’s own words about student Sandra Fluke, who told congressional Democrats that contraception should be paid for in health plans. Limbaugh, on his radio programs, suggested Fluke wanted to be paid to have sex, which made her a “slut” and a “prostitute.” In return for the money, he said Fluke should post videos of herself having sex. Under sharp criticism, Limbaugh later apologized,” reports the Associated Press.
The ads, which will run in eight major cities, encourage listeners to call stations which carry Limbaugh’s show and complain about his remarks. Using an approach similar to that which ran Glenn Beck out of Fox News, Media Matters is clearly trying to create momentum behind booting Limbaugh off the air altogether.
This represents a revolting attack on the first amendment. Media Matters has proven once again that its sole purpose is to crush the free speech of any broadcaster who dares to challenge Obama’s big government agenda.
Should we really be surprised given the fact that Media Matters is nothing less than a propaganda front for the White House itself?
As we have documented on many occasions, in addition to new information gleaned by the recent Daily Caller investigation, Media Matters is an Obama attack dog. When you’re attacked by Media Matters, you’re being attacked by the White House itself.
The Daily Caller exposé revealed that the organization conducts “a weekly strategy call with the White House” and that an Obama administration representative meets with Media Matters reps at the Common Purpose Project meeting at the Capitol Hilton on 16th Street in Washington every Tuesday evening.
“Media Matters has been in regular contact with political operatives in the Obama administration,” states the report. “According to visitor logs, on June 16, 2010, (David) Brock and then-Media Matters president Eric Burns traveled to the White House for a meeting with Valerie Jarrett, arguably the president’s closest adviser. Recently departed Obama communications director Anita Dunn returned to the White House for the meeting as well.”
Media Matters brags about how it works with the White House to control big media networks. “We were pretty much writing their prime time,” a former Media Matters employee said of the cable channel MSNBC. “But then virtually all the mainstream media was using our stuff.”
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The organization barely even attempts to hide the fact that it is a mouthpiece for the Obama administration and the political elite.
Media Matters is tied at the hip with Think Progress as part of John D. Podesta’s Progressive Media propaganda campaign, described as a “war room for promoting the foreign and domestic policies of Barack Obama.” Podesta, Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff, also helped found Media Matters. The organization also received a $1 million contribution from billionaire globalist George Soros back in 2010.
Podesta, who headed up Barack Obama’s presidential transition team, founded The Center for American Progress, which is tasked with “driving the White House’s message and agenda”.
According to SourceWatch, “CAP’s Progressive Media project emerged as a major communications war room on behalf of Obama’s domestic and foreign policy agenda and CAP became a strong advocate for escalation in Afghanistan. Progressive Media is run through the Center for American Project Action Fund, the more political 501(c)4 arm of CAP. It coordindates closely with the Common Purpose Project, an effort to create message discipline among the pro-Obama organizations, with a direct tie to the White House.”
Media Matters’ sister organization Think Progress, also founded under the umbrella of Podesta’s Center for American Progress, has also aggressively attacked conservative broadcasters.
Whether you love him or hate him, Rush Limbaugh has millions of listeners and has become a thorn in the side of the Obama administration’s big government agenda. Media Matters’ attempt to shut down his radio show is part of the broader assault on free speech in media which is taking place at every level.
Given the fact that Carbonite’s shares tanked after they bowed to cowardice and pulled ads from Limbaugh’s show in response to the Fluke controversy, Media Matters’ stunt is unlikely to bring much success. Indeed, with Media Matters’ own website traffic on the wane (Infowars gets far more readers without having to take handouts from George Soros), El Rushbo would be wise to start a counter-campaign where his listeners promise to patronize new sponsors if they advertise on Limbaugh’s broadcast.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.