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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:17 PM

Dick Armey slams Freedomworks...

I guess they forgot to include a gag order in his buyout.

EXCLUSIVE: Dick Armey Dishes On FreedomWorks' Deals With Beck & Limbaugh

Former chairman says group wasted money paying Beck $1 million last year for fundraising

Former FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey says the conservative outlet that helped launch the Tea Party paid Glenn Beck at least $1 million last year to fundraise for the organization, an arrangement he said provided "too little value" for the money.

"The arrangement was simply FreedomWorks paid Glenn Beck money and Glenn Beck said nice things about FreedomWorks on the air," Armey, the former House majority leader, told Media Matters Friday. "I saw that a million dollars went to Beck this past year, that was the annual expenditure."

Armey, who left the organization this past fall after a dispute over its internal operations, said a similar arrangement was also in place with Rush Limbaugh, but did not know the exact financial details.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/01/04/exclusive-dick-armey-dishes-on-freedomworks-dea/192036

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rocktivity Jan 2013 #1
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underpants Jan 2013 #3
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #5
Courtesy Flush Jan 2013 #4
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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:21 PM

1. Beck is basically self-employed, right?

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But Rush is the employee of a radio station -- shouldn't that payment have gone to them if he was going to promote FreedomWorks on his program? I have to wonder if that's a conflict or interest.

Of course, since FreedomWorks paid Armey EIGHT million, it's more than a little hypocritical for HIM to complain.


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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:27 PM

2. I love the part of the article where it says

that they were charging their true believers from $20 to almost $1000 to attend FreedomWorks rallies. Talk about fleecing the sheep!

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:39 PM

3. Yes this whole thing should be a slap in the face but they will never hear of it

we all pretty much knew that was going on the whole time now it is confirmed.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:57 PM

5. They know how gullible these people are.

Apparently, it's just too tempting to stop themselves from taking advantage of them for profit.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:45 PM

4. Another link, from Crooks and Liars dot com.

http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/freedomworks-board-report-leaked-rush-limba

There are lots of nuggets in the board report worth talking about and the Mother Jones report has many highlighted. But I want to give some attention to a small, easy-to-miss item that deserves more sunlight. Page 14 of the PDF lists development projects for 2013. Here's the list:

Major Donor DVD Project
Glenn Beck Radio Ads
Glenn Beck TV (GBTV)
TheBlaze Action Center
Youth/Minority Outreach
FreePAC 2013 (six regional events)
Substantial FreedomConnector Upgrades
4th Annual Blog-Con
Bloggers & Blogger Outreach
Development Publications & Mailings
Activist Fly-Ins (quarterly)
FreedomWorks University
Legislative Entrepreneur Events
Online Marketing
FreedomConnector International
FreedomConnector Mobile App
Upgrading Campaign Technology
Hill Briefings (retreat, meetings, breakfasts)
Rush Limbaugh Contract

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:17 PM

6. Ah, that's why the little Dittoheads are crawling here. Glennbeckistan is missing a few idiots, too.


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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:21 PM

7. Who Rush and Glenn are shilling for:


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