Hillary Supporters Steered $6 Million to Media Matters!
It must be a new month.
Hillary Clinton’s Media Matters may be breaking the law. The liberal watchdog group Media Matters was already accused of being Hillary’s pitbull. Now, it looks like there is much more in Hillary’s Media Matters.
Media Matters claims it is not, as the National Review noted, “an avowedly political institution,” but a nonpartisan, progressive nonprofit that is unaffiliated with any political party or candidate. Hah!
But, after doing a bit of research, Let Freedom Ring reported that Media Matters is the Clinton War Room on steroids! LFR reported this after looking at the long list of Clinton lackeys that make up the staff. Let Freedom Ring also wonders if Media Matters is violating its 501c3 status.
Sweetness and Light reported more on this illicit Clintonian outfit. MM is getting a huge amount of financial support from Democracy Alliance, a self-described “liberal organization” whose long-term objective is to raise $200 million to develop a funding clearinghouse for progressive groups. Political operative Rob Stein, who served as chief of staff to Commerce Secretary Ron Brown during the Clinton administration, conceived of the project and is directing it.
Discover the Networks reported this on Soros-backed Democracy Alliance:
Democracy Alliance was forged from the remnants of the Phoenix Group, an assembly of financiers who backed pro-Democratic 527 organizations such as MoveOn.org during the 2004 election cycle…
According to author Joseph Klein, Democracy Alliance has also “received significant support from some of Hillary Clinton’s most important backers including Susie Tompkins Buell and her husband, Mark Buell, and financier Alan Patricof.” Moreover, Democracy Alliance reports that one of its officials, Jonathan Adler, served as Regional Campaign Coordinator for Senator Clinton’s successful 2006 Senate re-election campaign. The current Managing Director of Democracy Alliance, Kelly Craighead, is, according to Newsday’s Glenn Thrush, “one of the Clintons’ closest friends.” In the 1990s Craighead worked as an assistant to President Clinton and as director of the advance team for Hillary, who was then the First Lady. The depth of the friendship between Craighead and Mrs. Clinton is evidenced by the fact that Hillary, acting as a justice of the peace, performed Craighead’s 2001 marriage ceremony to political consultant Erick Mullen, a former aide to Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York and a former informal advisor to Mrs. Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign.
Recipients of Democracy Alliance grants are sworn to secrecy about the funds they receive from this organization, thus only a small percentage of its grantees are known to the public. Among them are Media Matters, EMILY’s List, ACORN, and the Center for American Progress.
According to Glenn Thrush of Newsday, Democracy Alliance members report that their organization “advises Democratic donors on where to spend their political contributions” and, in so doing, “steered more than $6 million to [David] Brock’s group” — Media Matters — between 2004 and 2006.