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stewert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:23 PM
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Help: Need Names of Conservative Groups !

Last week O'Reilly told a caller to his radio show that there is not one
conservative group trying to influence anyones vote etc. I guess O'Reilly forgot
the numerous right-wing think tanks, and how the corporations, the PAC's, and
many wealthy republicans give money to Bush and the RNC. A pioneer raises $100,000
or more and gives it to Bush, I would call that a republican trying to influence the election.

Not to mention Bush raised about double what Gore did and he still lost the popular vote.

Then he said there are all kinds of liberal groups and people that are trying to influence
your vote. He cited George Soros, hollywood liberals, liberal websites, Joe Conason,
and on and on. He also called Conason a liberal bomb thrower on the factor friday night, lol.

Al Franken played the clip of this on his friday show for the segment called How stupid
is that. If anyone has a transcript of the O'Reilly clip used for how stupid is that, please
post it in this thread. It was near the end of fridays O'Franken factor with Joe Conason, O'Franken
played the clip for Joe then they commented on it. It was in the last half hour of the show.

I plan to make a web page listing all the conservative think tanks etc. So I need you guys
to name them and post the url to their website.

You can also add the names of republicans who have been trying to influence people
to vote republican. What about PAC's and 527's etc. Give me everything you have.

Just add to the list:

Conservative Think Tanks

Heritage Foundation
American Enterprise Institute
Americans For Tax Reform
The Cato Institute
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Competitive Enterprise Institute
International Institute for Strategic Studies
Progress and Freedom Foundation

Conservatives Who Have Tried to Influence Elections

Rupert Murdoch
Grover Norquist


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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:24 PM
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1. Concerned Women of America
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 06:12 PM
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19. American Family Association, Homeschool Legal Defense Fund,
Focus on the Family, to name three Right-wing Christian organizations
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:26 PM
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2. groups
Club for Growth, NRA, Christian Coalition.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:26 PM
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3. Ask and ye shall receive!
http://rightweb.irc-online.org/org/index.php

Sample (but there are LINKS on the actual page!):
American Committee for Peace in Chechnya
American Conservative Union
American Enterprise Institute
American Israeli Public Affairs Committee
American Security Council
Americans for Community and Faith-Centered Enterprise
Americans for Victory over Terrorism
Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs
Bradley Foundation
Castle Rock Foundation
Center for Security Policy
Coalition for Democracy in Iran
Commentary
Committee for the Liberation of Iraq
Concerned Women for America
Council for a Community of Democracies
.
.
.

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stewert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:37 PM
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5. People........
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 05:47 PM by stewert
I also need some names of actual people who give big money to republicans, other
than Rupert and Grover.

Anyone have a list like that ?

Thanks........

Conservative Think Tanks (update)

Heritage Foundation
American Enterprise Institute
Americans For Tax Reform
The Cato Institute
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Competitive Enterprise Institute
International Institute for Strategic Studies
Progress and Freedom Foundation
Family Research Council
Manhattan Institute
American Conservative Union
American Security Council
Americans for Community and Faith-Centered Enterprise
Americans for Victory over Terrorism
Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs
Bradley Foundation
Castle Rock Foundation
Center for Security Policy
Coalition for Democracy in Iran
Commentary
Committee for the Liberation of Iraq
Concerned Women for America
Council for a Community of Democracies
Club for Growth
NRA
Christian Coalition


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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:43 PM
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6. Must I do everything???
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tomorrowsashes Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:30 PM
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11. people financing RNC
List from infoshop.org:

NYC Host Commitee 2004

Honorary Chairmen
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Governor George E. Pataki

Chairman
Rudolph W. Giuliani

Co-Chairman
Lewis M. Eisenberg-Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Granite Capital International Group, an investment management company. Prior to co-founding Granite Capital, Mr. Eisenberg was a general partner and co-head of the equity division of Goldman, Sachs & Company for many years.

Vice-Chairs
Honorable Edward I. Koch
Andi Bernstein
Roland W. Betts
John M. Hennessy
Marie-Jose Kravis
Dr. Harvey W. Schiller

Finance Co-Chairmen
Dawn L. Arnall-Ameriquest Capital
Howard S. Jonas
Marie-Jose Kravis-Economist
Henry R. Kravis-Economist
Dr. Hank McKinnell Jr.-Pfizer Inc
Henry M. Paulson Jr.-Goldman Sachs
David Rockefeller-um, a Rockefeller
Jerry I. Speyer-Developer
Sanford I. Weill-CEO Citigroup and Democrat

Finance Vice-Chairmen
Wayne L. Berman
William C. Rudin-Rudin Management
Ivan Seidenberg
Jonathan M. Tisch-Democrat and CEO, Loews INC.-hotel chain profitting from guranteed reservations brought by the RNC

President
Kevin Sheekey- For the past two years, Kevin served as Special Advisor to the Mayor, after starting the Bloomberg for Mayor Campaign in 2001. He first joined Bloomberg LP in 1997, where he directed intergovernmental affairs and advised on public affairs.


Chief Operating Officer
Maureen J. Reidy-Ms. Reidy is chiefly responsible for marshalling the resources of New Yorks private and public sectors to ensure the successful presentation of the 2004 National Republican Convention at Madison Square Garden. Ms. Reidys duties include overseeing a privately funded budget in excess of $60 million, forging marketing and licensing agreements with commercial vendors and managing an advertising and public relations campaign that aims to showcase New Yorks businesses. Prior to becoming Executive Director of NYC Big Events, Inc., Ms. Reidy served four years as President of the Miss Universe Organization

See also:
http://www.rncnotwelcome.orgv http://www.nyc2004.org
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:36 PM
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4. Shows what a liar O'Really is...
"A television ad sponsored by the Coalition for the Future American Worker has aired making the claim that Sen. Tom Daschle introduced a bill that offers jobs and amnesty to illegal aliens. According to Daschle's lawyer the ad should be pulled because the claim is false.
...
After a brutal series of attacks by right wing groups on behalf of John Thune in 2002, the right wing groups have returned to South Dakota on Thune's behalf. In the last week, four different groups have begun running ads in South Dakota, including an ad by the ridiculously titled "Coalition for the Future American Worker."
The "coalition" is a well documented white supremacist front group and has had their racist television ads pulled from a number of television stations. Earlier this year in Iowa, a tv station pulled the group's ads. The Associated Press reported, "We took a look and decided the ads were unnecessarily inflaming and borderline racist," said Jim Boyer, general manager for WHO-TV, who said the ads took a position he did not want represented at the station. "It was a piece of business we did not want."
It's one thing to have a group run a negative ad, but for a station to accept white supremacist money to run a false and misleading ad is something we should not tolerate in a state like South Dakota."

http://www.fromtheroots.org /

The Club For Growth is another bunch of thugs (used to be funded by Enron) that ran an ad comparing Daschle to Osama Bin Laden.
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candy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:04 PM
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7. What about the John Birch Society?
I remember them was I was a kid growing up in Massachusetts but I don't know if they are still relevant anymore.

They were based in Belmont,Mass at that time.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:27 PM
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8. Not to mention the so-called internet media outlets that ...
spew hatred at 'liberals.' Newsmax.com, townhall.com (run by Heritage Foundation, that was founded by the Coors family, and funded by them and Richard Mellon Scaife, our favorite right-wing millionaire), and worldnetdaily.com (run by Farrah -- funded by Moon as in Moonies). Go to pfaw.org and au.org (Peope for the American Way and Americans United for Separation of Church and State). Go down to the right-hand bottom corner of the screen for pfaw and hit 'rightie organizations' or something like that. Anyway, the latter two orgs have compiled data on right-wing orgs that influence elections. And buy David Brock's book, "Blinded by the Right."
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:51 PM
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9. Christian Conservative Citizens (the one Trent Lott belonged to),
sort of a religious racist group.
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:10 PM
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15. Correction: Council of Conservative Citizens
These guys also have a web site.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 05:36 PM
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17. Thank you for the correction. nn/t
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drfemoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:59 PM
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10. The Diebold guy in Ohio?
Not exactly a "group", just a voting machine manufacturer.

http://www.csmonitor.com/specials/neocon/index.html?lef...

http://www.csmonitor.com/specials/neocon/spheresInfluen...

a sample: {JINSA}
U.S.-Israel strategic cooperation is a vital component in the global security equation for the United States, and has been at the heart of JINSAs mission since its inception in 1976.

The Middle East remains the focal point of American security policy because of the confluence of energy, money, weapons and ideology. The inherent instability in the region caused primarily by inter-Arab rivalries and the secular/religious split in many Muslim societies leaves the future of the region in doubt. Israel, with its technological capabilities and shared system of values, has a key role to play as a U.S. ally in the region.

The neo-con influence is Huge. O'Billy is the sightless leading the sightless.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:50 PM
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12. Don't forget the Eagle Forum (thank you Phyllis Schlafly) and
Citizens for Tax Justice (I think that's what it's called).

Any of these high-fallutin'-sounding group names automatically is suspicious. They name these groups the way they do for a reason.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:59 PM
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13. Don't all these "Eagle Forum", "Moral Majority"
type groups stump for the Repubs these days? Don't tell me they're just telling their lemmings to "vote their conscience."
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:08 PM
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14. Traditional Values Coalition
Amazing what sorts of memory lapses self-professed "Conservatives" can come up with when it comes to inconvenient facts and data that undermine their polemics. How odd that O'Reilly forgot about the Traditional Values Coalition! How very strange that the "Mo' Spin Zone" also forgot about the self-styled "American Family Association." I would also have mentioned the CWA and the Eagle Forum, but others beat me to it. The Family Research Council may still be in existence, but I'm not sure.

As for web sites, there are such things as the Free Republic, Sierra Times, Conservative Underground, to name only a few.

I consider Bill-O to be a grass skirt conservative--of the sort that will have to hastily weave themselves new garments to hide the bare knees and naughty bits on that day of reckoning when "Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!" comes true.
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:19 PM
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16. I got this from the Planned Parenthood site awhile back
They may have updates

___________________________

American Life League (ALL) - 250,000 members
Founded on April 1, 1979, by five families, including that of the current president, Judie Brown.

ALL is opposed to

* abortion
* cloning
* comprehensive, medically accurate sexuality education
* contraception
* federal funding for family planning
* fetal tissue/stem cell research
* homosexuality
* international family planning
* living wills
* organ donation
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
* reproductive technology ? artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization
* right to die
* welfare reform

ALL falsely claims that emergency contraception, the Pill, Depo-Provera, and Norplant are unsafe abortifacients and abortion causes breast cancer and severe psychological trauma

________

Americans United for Life (AUL) - AUL?s newsletter has a circulation of 17,000
AUL was founded in 1971, making it America?s oldest anti-abortion organization.


AUL is opposed to

* abortion
* right to die

* public misinformation campaigns ? AUL falsely claims that abortion causes breast cancer

________

Christian Coalition - 1.5 million supporters
Founded in 1989 by the Reverend Pat Robertson.


Christian Coalition is opposed to

* abortion
* Buddhism
* campaign finance reform
* comprehensive, medically accurate sexuality education
* feminism
* Hinduism
* homosexuality
* legalized gambling
* National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
* New Age Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
* pornography
* separation of church and state

________

Concerned Women for America (CWA) - More than 500,000 members
Founded by Beverly LaHaye in 1979

CWA is opposed to

* abortion
* atheism
* Beijing+5/ Cairo+5 (women?s rights conferences and declarations)
* comprehensive, medically accurate sexuality education
* drug and alcohol education
* equal pay for equal work legislation
* Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
* federal funding for child care
* feminism
* fetal tissue/stem cell research
* gays in the military
* hate crime legislation
* homosexuality
* insurance coverage of contraception
* international family planning
* Medicare
* National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
* right to die
* separation of church and state
* teacher unions
* Title X
* U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
* United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
* universal health care
* women serving in the military

CWA supports

* abortion bans
* abstinence until marriage
* abstinence-only sexuality education
* creationism
* higher defense spending
* home schooling
* Nicaraguan contras
* Outcome Based Education and other non-traditional educational experiments
* parental notification laws
* privatization of Social Security
* school prayer
* state reporting of names of people with HIV to federal agencies



* public misinformation campaigns ? CWA falsely claims that abortion causes breast cancer and severe psychological trauma, and the IUD, Norplant, Depo-Provera, and the Pill are abortifacients

________

Eagle Forum

Founded by Phyllis Schlafly in 1972 as Stop ERA,
80,000 members

Eagle Forum is opposed to

* abortion
* affirmative action
* comprehensive, medically accurate sexuality education
* Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) ? Eagle Forum was instrumental in its defeat
* federal funding for child care
* federal spending on education/school-to- work programs
* feminism
* fetal tissue/stem cell research
* gays in the military
* gun control
* hate crime legislation
* international treaties, conferences, and executive agreements including the U.N. treaties on the Rights of the Child and Women
* liberalism
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
* statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico
* Violence Against Women authorizes funding for sexual assault and domestic violence prevention, including sexual assault prevention training for judges, battered women?s services, state-based services for victims of domestic violence, and transitional housing for victims of domestic violence
* women in the military

Eagle Forum supports

* abortion bans
* abstinence until marriage
* English as the official language of the United States
* home schooling
* school prayer
* Strategic Defense Initiative
________

Family Research Council (FRC)
Founded in 1983 by Gary L. Bauer. FRC merged with Focus on the Family from 1988-1992, then reorganized separately and incorporated in October 1992.
400,000 members

FRC is opposed to

* abortion
* comprehensive, medically accurate sexuality education
* contraception
* feminism
* fetal tissue/stem cell research
* gays in the military
* hate crime legislation
* homosexuality
* funding international family planning programs
* needle exchange programs
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
* pornography
* right to die
* separation of church and state
* welfare
* women in the military

FRC supports

* abortion bans
* abstinence until marriage
* anti-obscenity laws
* censorship
* HIV partner notification laws, national reporting and tracking of HIV, disclosure of HIV testing results to insurance companies
* home schooling
* parental notification laws
* school prayer

* public misinformation campaigns ? FRC falsely claims that emergency contraception is an abortifacient, and that homosexuals are pedophiles

________

Feminists for Life of America (FFL)
Founded in 1972 by Catherine Callaghan and Pat Goltz. Callaghan is a retired professor of linguistics and Goltz is a former member of NOW, who left the group because of her anti-choice views.
5,000 members

FFL is opposed to

* abortion
* capital punishment
* fetal tissue research
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
* pornography
* right to die

________

Focus on the Family
Founded in 1977 by James C. Dobson

Focus on the Family is opposed to

* abortion
* comprehensive, medically accurate sexuality education
* fetal tissue/stem cell research
* gambling homosexuality National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
* pornography
* right to die

________

Human Life International (HLI)
Founded in 1981 by Fr. Paul Marx. In 1980, Marx was ousted from the Human Life Center he had founded at Minnesota's St. John's University and Abbey in 1972.

HLI is opposed to

* abortion
* comprehensive, medically accurate sexuality education
* contraception
* feminism
* homosexuality
* international family planning
* liberal dissent movement within the
* church
* New Age
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
* pornography
* right to die
* United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
* voluntary sterilization

* public misinformation campaigns ? HLI falsely claims that contraception is an abortifacient and results in infertility and that abortion causes severe psychological trauma and breast cancer

________

Life Dynamics Incorporated (LDI)
Founded in 1992 by Mark Crutcher, a former car dealer and motorcycle racer. Crutcher dedicated himself to the anti-choice movement after his daughter's death, which was unrelated to abortion.

LDI is opposed to

* abortion
* fetal tissue/stem
* cell research
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

________

Missionaries to the Preborn

Missionaries to the Preborn started as a branch of Operation Rescue and was renamed in 1990.
It was founded by Rev. Matt Trewhella, who has been among protesters convicted of arson, disorderly conduct, and trespassing. He also signed the "Justifiable Homicide" declaration...

Missionaries to the Preborn is opposed to

* abortion
* contraception
* gun control
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

* public misinformation campaigns ? Missionaries to the Preborn falsely claims that the Pill, the IUD, Norplant, and Depo-Provera are abortifacients

________

National Right to Life Committee (NRLC)

Founded in 1972 by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB)

The NRLC is opposed to

* abortion
* Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
* fetal tissue/stem cell research
* funding the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
* managed care health insurance plans
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
* right to die

________

Operation Save America (formerly known as Operation Rescue)
Operation Rescue was founded in 1988 by Randall Terry, protg of Joseph Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League

Operation Save America is opposed to

* abortion
* comprehensive, medically accurate sexuality education
* feminism
* fetal tissue/stem cell research
* homosexuality
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

Operation Save America supports

* abortion bans
* capital punishment
* civil disobedience
* corporal punishment
* militant activism
* patriarchy
* school prayer
* "Biblical slavery" (as restitution for crime or debt reduction)
* theocracy

* compares the right to choose abortion with the horrors of the Holocaust

________
Pro-Life Action League (PLAL)
Founded by Joseph Scheidler in 1980 "with the aim of saving babies' lives through nonviolent direct action." PLAL was born when Scheidler convinced a small group of dissenters from the National Right to Life Committee to form their own group that supported more aggressive action.

Pro-Life Action League is opposed to

* abortion
* birth control pills, Norplant, Depo-Provera and emergency contraception
* fetal tissue/stem cell research
* National Organization for Women (NOW)
* Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

* public misinformation campaigns ? PLAL falsely claims that that the Pill, Norplant, and Depo-Provera are abortifacients, and that abortion is more dangerous than childbirth

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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 05:53 PM
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18. Don't Forget Religious Hate Radio
O'Reilly loves to bitch about NPR and it being publicly funded (only 10% of their overall expense), but every day, every hour...right now, there's some Right wing preacher on one or two or a dozen local radio stations spewing pro-Repugnican propaganda wrapped up in a cross and an American flag.

Start with Focus On The Family with the evil Rev. Dobson and the cadre of tele-evangelists and the hundreds of local on-air bible thumpers...all chirping this noise without any need to present a different opinion...making millions through "donations" and broadcast time sales...by using publicly-owned NON-Commercial airspace.

O'Reilly wouldn't dare touch this...the spin would even boggle his boggled mind.
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