There is a cabal of Progressives – far-left Democrats – who conspire together to deliver news, opinion, analysis, education to the masses that is meant to “nudge” the public and shape opinion. Media Trackers uncovered the 1,000 member group and their highly coordinated movement.
They are not delivering facts, they are manipulating them to manipulate the public. They would undoubtedly like people to believe their views are those of the majority.
While all the members are obvious left-wing, their cabal adds a new dimension. We are always being sold the line that anyone who thinks there is communication among the far-left is a conspiracy nut. They are not only conspiring together, they are affecting the means of communication throughout the United States. They are formulating opinion.
EAG News posted a story, linked below, about the closed 1,000 member Progressive group on Google called Gamechanger Salon that includes a CNN commentator, contributors and political reporters for The Huffington Post, Occupy this and that, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation and a producer for Al Jazeera America. That’s right, they are in cahoots with Qatar’s TV station Al Jazeera, Qatar being a sponsor of terror in the Middle East.
Media Trackers uncovered the group after making an inquiry into the actions of a University of Wisconsin professor Joel Rogers who is a member of the group and who sent an email raving about the groups’ success in getting Sandanista Bill elected mayor of New York City.
The members include a list of notable communists, socialists, democratic socialists and liberals. The members include representatives from the Economic Policy Institute, AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood, Code Pink, Greenpeace, Netroots Nation, NARAL, Change.org, SEIU, MoveOn, ThinkProgress, Media Matters, DEMOS, various universities including Harvard, George Washington and Fordham, Harry Potter Alliance (love that one), League of Young Voters, a number of peace groups, Working Families Party, ACORN aka New York Communities for Change and others, et al.
Some members of the group are: Amanda Terkel, Senior Political Reporter and Politics Managing Editor at The Huffington Post, Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post and MSNBC contributor, Josh Dorner, Communications Director at ThinkProgress, Angelo Carusone, Executive Vice President at Media Matters, Katrina van den Heuvel an opinion writer for The Washington Post online, and David Brodwin a columnist for USA Today.
Many have a powerful platform to spew their contrived news. One of the groups – ironically – is Free Press TV. It is not unusual for the far-left to use words and terminology that mean the opposite of what they are or what they are presenting.
One member, Sally Kohn is a left-wing CNN commentator who used to work for Fox News. She is an unwavering walking talking point for the Obama administration.
Opinions they cover are environmental extremism, attacks on ALEC, minimum wage, and basically any Barack Obama idea including constant attacks on Fox News.
In September 2012, through a Freedom of Information Act, Daily Caller found that the White House Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler coordinated with left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America, which is a member of Gamechanger Salon. The White House regularly consulted with the group.
Media Matters is tax exempt and launched the perpetual War of Fox.
Unsurprisingly, the Department of Justice had no problem with it.
“We have reached out to the Justice Department for some comment on this,” Fox News Channel anchor Jon Scott said on the air. “Officially, they are not commenting about it — ‘no comment’ — although they are essentially saying, off the record, that it is not a big deal.”
The White House has held secret meetings with the press, carefully omitting Fox News.
Recently, a New York Times liberal executive editor Jill Abramson was fired. She complained loudly about the lack of freedom in the press thanks to the Obama administration. That is nothing new, complaints have been coming from such famous liberals as Lanny Davis and Bob Woodward. Check out this link.
Mr. Obama is, as Politico once wrote, the “puppet master” who has “taken old tricks for shaping coverage (staged leaks, friendly interviews) and put them on steroids using new ones (social media, content creation, precision targeting). And it’s an equal opportunity strategy: Media across the ideological spectrum are left scrambling for access.”
“The results are transformational,” Politico continued. “With more technology, and fewer resources at many media companies, the balance of power between the White House and press has tipped unmistakably toward the government. This is an arguably dangerous development, and one that the Obama White House — fluent in digital media and no fan of the mainstream press — has exploited cleverly and ruthlessly.
There are rumors that the White House pushed Jay Leno out over his anti-Obama jokes.
Sharyl Attkisson, appearing on Howard Kurtz’ show in April, said that in the last couple years, there is much less interest in original, investigative reporting. CBS, in her recent experience, doesn’t seem to want to ruffle feathers of politicians, corporate interests, et al.
She said it was easy for her to leave CBS because they didn’t leave her much to do. Other reporters feel the same way about the reporting at CBS and other networks, Attkisson said.
One will find that most articles in print media and most news show, except for Fox, repeat the same lines as if they were all scripted and mailed out from some central source. That is not to suggest Barack Obama is behind all of this – he’s way too detached. However, he and his minions are in line with all of this. They think the same way and they certainly do influence the news. The thin-skinned president doesn’t take criticism well and he appears vengeful at times.
Now we know there is at least one conspiratorial group involved in forming opinions in a big way.