Charles "Icarus" Johnson has gone on a self-righteous tirade for the last couple of years, claiming some anti-jihadist bloggers and others were collaborating with neo-Nazis, all based on information from "commentors." He's also smeared those of us who made up his audience, claiming "there's Nazi's at them Tea Parties," as well as sliming bloggers like Robert Stacy McCain.
Sunday, along with posting a photo of a couple walking on the beach eating a pizza, he decided to launch another attack into Rush Limbaugh. What is interesting, is the source for much of "Icarus's" blog post (see red circle).
Media Matters For Democrats. You know, the supposed "watchdog" headed by David Crock. Guess who one of it's funders is (DiscoverTheNetworks)?
Media Matters has not always been forthcoming about its high-profile backers. In particular, the group has long labored to obscure any financial ties to George Soros. But in March 2003, the Cybercast News Service (CNS) detailed the copious links between Media Matters and several Soros "affiliates"—among them MoveOn.org, the Center for American Progress, and Peter Lewis. Confronted with this story, a spokesman for the organization explained that "Media Matters for America has never received funding directly from George Soros" (emphasis added), a transparent evasion. Nor were groups cited by CNS the only connection between Media Matters and Soros.
As investigative journalist Byron York has noted, another Soros affiliate that bankrolled Media Matters was the New Democratic Network. In addition, Soros is reported to be involved in the newly formed Democracy Alliance, a partnership of some 80 affluent financiers who each have vowed to contribute $1 million or more in order to build up an ideological infrastructure of leftist thinks tanks and advocacy groups. News reports list Media Matters as a main beneficiary of the Alliance's funding. By August of 2004, Media Matters' operating budget had already doubled to $4 million.
To summarize, Soros and his Open Society Institute pour millions of dollars into the coffers of MoveOn, the Center for American Progress, and Democracy Alliance. In turn, these organizations funnel some of that money to Media Matters.
Yes, that George Soro$, the one who admittedly helped the Nazis during their occupation of Budapest in 1944.
KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.So, Charles Johnson, the guy who claims all of us conservatives and Tea Party attendees are a bunch of Nazis, is using talking points from a group funded by a Nazi collaborator.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.
KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.
Mr. SOROS: Yes. That's right. Yes.
KROFT: I mean, that's–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?
Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don't–you don't see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.
KROFT: No feeling of guilt?
Mr. SOROS: No.
KROFT: For example that, 'I'm Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.' None of that?
Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c–I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn't be there, because that was–well, actually, in a funny way, it's just like in markets–that
if I weren't there–of course, I wasn't doing it, but somebody else would–would–would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the–whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the–I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.
You keep chuckin' that chicken, Charles!