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NewInNewJ. Donating Member (540 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:22 AM
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Chris Matthews taking money from conservative groups: Noon
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:24 AM
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1. I cannot wait!
Hurry it up already raw story!

Damn I hate these waiting games!
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NewInNewJ. Donating Member (540 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:24 AM
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2. So do I, but I just keep giving rawstory the hits! Can't wait!
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:27 AM
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3. My husband can't wait
He's hated Tweety for years. Anything that helps expose that little twit will make my day.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:37 AM
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4. Took money? On what basis are they giving him money?
I don't get it. He's a "journalist" on a major network. How does he accept money?
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:42 AM
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5. Ask Doug Bandow
Doug Bandow was a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. He resigned on December 15, 2005 after admitting to accepting payments from lobbyist Jack Abramoff in return for publishing articles favorable to Abramoff's clients over a period of approximately ten years. He is notable for his strong opposition to the Law of the Sea Treaty and is the author of The Politics of Plunder. He "holds a B.S. in economics from Florida State University and a J.D. from Stanford, worked in the Reagan administration as special assistant to the president and has also served as editor of the political magazine Inquiry."
He has referred to his activities for Abramoff as "a lapse of judgement" and said that he accepted payments for "between 12 and 24 articles" over a period of years. He resigned only after BusinessWeek Online contacted the Cato Institute to probe news of possible payments. He typically received on the order of $2000 per article.

Copley News Service, a carrier of Doug Bandow's column, suspended his column immediately after the payola news became public. National Society of Newspaper Columnists President Suzette Martinez Standring is quoted as saying his action "isn't a lapse in judgment, its soul-selling. With so much practice at tweaking copy for others, Im sure the advertising industry will welcome him." <3>

Steve Clemons, publisher of the blog The Washington Note, has referred to Doug Bandow as his friend and stated that he would be happy to have him guest blog again, but later withdrew that statement. He said that Bandow's resignation was sufficient penalty for his transgressions, and that the larger problem is the corruption of think tanks.

Peter Ferrara, a senior policy adviser at the conservative Institute for Policy Innovation, also took money from Abramoff to write favorable op-ed pieces. He remains unrepentant and intends to pursue the practice in the future: "I do that all the time. I've done that in the past, and I'll do it in the future."

more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Bandow


Then there's emceeing events for those rat bastards.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:45 AM
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7. payola!
this could be interesting! a PAYOLA scandal, at the very top of the talking heads circuit. cool!
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:52 AM
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13. Let's hope
Eight minutes and counting.
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:45 AM
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8. Could be "speaker's fees" ... like Cokie Roberts & husband took money
from the tobacco industry for "speaker's fees"
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:51 AM
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12. did they?
god I loathe her.
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:52 AM
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15. That's it. n/t
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:43 AM
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6. FOX - all RW, CNN - Bushites and Airheads, MSNBC - all RWers except KO
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:46 AM
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9. Well We All Knew This
We know the media is payed off... but this great! It's about time this shit gets plastered all over the web.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:47 AM
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10. hmm, money for speaking appearances or money for closed door meetings?
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 10:49 AM
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11. my father likes to shut me up. pisses me off. he used tweety with msnbc
to tell me about liberal media, and gave me fox was conservative. i went to say, you are wrong and he tells me i am an exremist. i am simply looking forward to seeing what it is and saying
tweety
voted for bush 2000
dont know 2004
would rather have beer with bush
part of abramoff charity
part of plame investigation
brother running lt gov of penn as repug
and then this.....

ah

i need not say more, wink
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:51 AM
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14. It basically says:
Matthews has spoken to a lot of Conservative groups and no Democratic or Liberal groups.

He is listed with a speakers bureau whose clients frequently make up to $50,000 per event.

"Howard Kurtz reported in 2002 that NBC had banned the practice of journalists accepting speaking fees." NBC will not confirm this.

It is unlikely Matthews spoke to so many groups for free.

"The MSNBC icon has remained largely immune to liberal attacks because of his record of employment by Democratic politicians. According to the report, Matthews was a presidential speechwriter for Jimmy Carter and server as a top aide to the onetime Democratic Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill."
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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 12:09 PM
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16. That's what media whores do, sell the truth fo money, they have no shame..
Money and greed justify their lives...sick lying cheating fucks!!!
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