Prosecute the torture.

October 13, 2010

Beginnings Of Another Zombie Lie

First I'll try to kill it. But I already know that such actions are futile.

For instance, they're still saying President Obama wasn't born in the United States. They're also saying he's the illegitimate son of Malcolm X (which, considering the fact that Malcolm X was an American Citizen, completely undercuts the "Obama is not an American" lie)

Anyway back to the zombie lie at hand.

From Greg Sargent at The Plum Line:
I suppose this is par for the course. But perhaps it should be part of the discussion that right wing commentators who claim lefty groups and unions are running ads funded by anonymous donors -- just as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other righty groups are doing -- are just flat out lying.

This lie is so easily debunked that Joe Scarborough actually retracted it today on Morning Joe after making the claim and getting corrected. Will Karl Rove and Fox News and others spreading this falsehood or letting it go unchecked do the same?

Scarborough, during a discussion this morning of the Obama-and-Dem-versus-Chamber dust-up, called on President Obama to demand disclosure from unions and MoveOn, claiming "blatant hypocrisy."
Sargent continues:
But the comparison is totally bogus. Under Federal law, unions disclose far more about their funding than other political groups do, and it just so happens that MoveOn's ads are funded by a Federal political committee that has to comply with the same disclosure requirements that candidate and party committees do.
And now the zombie:
On Fox News yesterday, Rove, who helped found two groups that are dumping millions in anonymous contributions into the midterms, compared his efforts to those of liberal groups like the National Resources Defense Council, the League of Conservation Voters, the Center for American Progress -- and, of course, the supreme boogeyman, MoveOn.

"Like a lot of liberal groups," Rove said, they "do not report their donors."
Karl Rove - Zombie liar.


Heir to the Throne said...

Your source Greg Sargent is a dishonest hack.

From Twitter!/ThePlumLineGS/status/27251808755
Why is it so hard for some to process the idea that MoveOn is a Federal PAC, subject to same disclosure laws that candidates are?

From Wiki
MoveOn comprises two legal entities Civic Action a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation and Political Action a federal political action committee

Greg Sargent should check the about page.

Has Civic Action released their donors list?
From the about page Civic Action has created a number of television and print advertisements to amplify the voices of MoveOn members.

So much for the progressive's we disclose donor's to ads talking point.

EdHeath said...

HTTT, it never ceases to amaze me that you have super secret ultra powerful computer skills and sources that no one else has. For example, the Federal Election Commission is unable to research the same information you just presented and determine that the ads you mention MoveOn is running are breaking the law. Unless of course the particular type of ad you have in mind that MoveOn is running do not fall under the FEC.