21
Jun
11

well, well, well…..

Rooted Cosmopolitan: …..CommonSense Media, a firm that does work for Republicans, is led by Jane Hamsher.

In isolation, I don’t care what Jane Hamsher does for money …. but it’s time for the media to stop lazily presenting her as a representative figure of liberal Democrats, of the Netroots or of ideologically committed progressives. She’s not. She’s someone who leads a firm that Republicans pay to help them defeat Democrats.

….CommonSense Media also does work for entities working against progressive interests and Democratic candidates. At the same time BP was being accused of “greenwashing” their record after the Gulf oil spill, CommonSense media was doing online advertising for BP….

….If the national political media is going to present Jane Hamsher as a one-time Obama supporter who has now concluded that Obama “just isn’t in to her,” fine. But it’s horribly irresponsible and inaccurate for the press to file those stories without noting that she at one time did business with the DNC, and apparently now does business with Republicans seeking to defeat Democrats. She’s not just a disaffected progressive, she’s someone who leads a business that takes money from Republicans to defeat Democrats.

Full post here

Thank you Proud


31 Responses to “well, well, well…..”


  1. June 21, 2011 at 9:10 am

    We all knew this about these phony progressives, but seeing this concrete proof just blew me away. Oh, I gotta send this to Lawrence O’Donnell who’s been showcasing these shills for the last few days.

    • 2 itgurl_22@yahoo.com
      June 21, 2011 at 9:27 am

      We really need to organize a twitter bomb of some sort. #JaneHamsherisaRepublican #MSNBCfakeliberals and #PLsAreRepublicans would be good hash tags for us to get trending on Twitter. Any other suggestions would be great.

      If we could coordinate all of the pro-Obama blogosphere and pick a day to do this, it could be effective. Actually, Thursday would be great because I’m sure MSNBC will have all the “disappointed Progressives” on to tear down POTUS over whatever decision he makes on Wednesday about Afghanistan.

      What do you guys think? I don’t have a blog of my own, but we really need to do this.

    • 12 Dorothy Rissman
      June 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

      I just sent Dana’s article to ed, rachel and larry. Pay back is a biatchie !

    • June 21, 2011 at 11:56 am

      Proud~ O’Donnel has been giving Hamsher a forum for as long as he’s had his show from my understanding… along with Adam Green.. MSNBC has used Hamsher and pals (including Huffington) as reps for the ‘left’ since President Obama was elected… and we can be certain that they already know about Ms. Hamsher’s REPUBLICAN dealings- that is why she is invited by the media. First Arianna.. now Hamsher- making money off being FAKE Democrats. Scratch the surface of anyone of these LOUD PL ‘representatives’ and I am betting they ALL are republicans- making money from pretending to be “the left who’ve given up on Obama”.

      O’Donnell and his media pals KNOW Hamsher doesn’t represent the left- thats why they give her a national forum to spew her lies. What cracks me up is how may dupes follow her.. and don’t forget Markos of DK.. another REPUBLICAN.. turned “progressive”.. what pies does he have his fingers in? The whole greedy bunch of them make me sick, but the people who believe these people are any sort of democrat or liberal are pure fools.

    • June 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      I too will send it to O’donnell and Schultz, and Maddow.

  2. 17 Tulips
    June 21, 2011 at 9:19 am

    yes call her out plast it all over the blogg world.

  3. 18 Fred
    June 21, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Hamsher was NEVER a supporter of the President.NEVER!

    She was a Clintonite and an Edwards supporter. Anyone who stands up to her is called an” “Obamabot” amongst other way she finds to insult us when we challenge her

  4. June 21, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Her fans are already saying it doesn’t matter. I say bullsh*t. When Obama or Dems work with Republicans its because they have to but they get called sell outs anyway. Jane has a choice. She’s a total fraud.

    • 20 Dorothy Rissman
      June 21, 2011 at 10:22 am

      Talk about people who drink the kool-aid! They did the same thing when she worked with Grover Norquist. Talk about mind control.

  5. 21 S. Holland
    June 21, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Truly, is anyone here surprised???

    • 22 Dudette
      June 21, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      Sad to say it, but I am. I was sitting here with my mouth agape as I read this post. She gets on my nerves often (now I know why), but I still continued to read FDL regularly. Not anymore. I’m totally disgusted.

      So this year I’ve given up WalMart, Target, MSNBC (except for Rachel), Huffington Post and Firedoglake. Thank goodness for TOD or I really would be a basket case now.

  6. 23 PoliticalJunkessa
    June 21, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Before I was truly initiated into the world of the faux progressive blogosphere, I could tell it was just about money with these firebaggers. Just from their words and actions you could tell they were grifters and frauds. Nothing more to them than that.

  7. 24 Ladyhawke
    June 21, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Lawrence O’Donnell gave Dan Choi a platform to criticize President Obama last week. When you are starved for attention, any outlandish claim will do to get on cable tv. But I wonder if anyone on The Last Word staff bothered to get the facts about what President Obama and his administration has done for the LGBT community. A simple google search using the keywords “Obama LGBT accomplishments” produced the extensive list below. I can’t imagine anyone looking at this list and deciding a Republican in the White House would be a good thing. Dan Choi is just another phony progressive who has mastered the art of moving the goalpost as it relates to President Obama. Choi and his ilk are just malcontents who itch to (you know).

    http://www.equalitygiving.org/Accomplishments-by-the-Administration-and-Congress-on-LGBT-Equality

    • June 21, 2011 at 10:18 am

      And he’s using it to make money. Seriously, how does the guy support himself? Did he get a pension from the service when he had to leave? Follow the money, I always say. In Hamsher’s case, that’s certainly true.

    • 26 Dorothy Rissman
      June 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

      I sent this to larry on Sunday. He did discuss the poll at NN last evening. I have never gone out of my way to hurt or belittle anyone, but the time has come to put on our gloves and fight. I think this is partly what PBO was talking about WE have to work and let the truth be known.

      • 27 Ladyhawke
        June 21, 2011 at 11:06 am

        Exactly DR, we have got to be relentless in shoving the FACTS down the throats of the PL and the MSM. If they won’t do their job of educating an informing the public we will have to do it for them and hopefully embarrass them in the process. I have not hesitated to email the networks and cable questioning them on their reporting. I feel empowered every time I send out a missive with my two cents. I want fact checking and truth telling to be cool again. Bottom line, the media firewall must be breached with the “FACTS”.

        • 28 Dorothy Rissman
          June 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm

          We should do it over and over again. Perhaps they will begin to get the message that we are not sitting on our hands and whining. We are letting them know that millions of other liberals have a different opinion of those WATBs. Losers is the word I am looking for, but Janethedog is vicious. She would do anything to hurt Obama.

  8. 29 Tally
    June 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    ok. Jane is a C^nt, who will never deserve the special honor status of C^ntess that I have, because I have decided to re-OWN that word. Sorry Jane, losers don’t get special status.

    Princess Potty Mouth has spoken.

    😀 😀 😀


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