Hillary and Soros and The Blog Monitors

Richard Poe has a must-read two part piece on how Hillary, with Soros funding, set up the left blogosphere. Read it all. Here's his conclusion:

In it, Hillary declared, "We are... putting together a network in the blogosphere". She attributed its success to the efforts of "institutions that I helped to start and support like Media Matters and Center for American Progress..."

With these words, Hillary confessed to a federal crime. Both groups are supposedly "non-partisan", 501(c)3 tax-free organizations, strictly prohibited from coordinating efforts with a national political candidate such as Hillary.

More importantly, the two groups Hillary mentioned are deeply implicated in Bloggergate. Democrat billionaire George Soros launched the Center for American Progress in 2003 with a $3 million donation. The Center subsequently launched Media Matters for America in May 2004, which in turn launched the Center for Independent Media (CIM) in April 2006.

CIM tax filings bear the same address as Media Matters in Washington, DC.

The Center for Independent Media awards "fellowships" to leftwing bloggers, including cash subsidies, free legal service, free access to LexisNexis database searches and more. Its founder, President and CEO is none other than David Bennahum.

Bennahum helped found Media Matters, where he served as one of its original senior fellows.

On January 27, 1998 - ten days after Matt Drudge broke the Monica Lewinsky story - Hillary Clinton told reporters at a White House press conference that the Internet needed an "editing function or gatekeeping function".

With the help of David Bennahum and others, Hillary may finally achieve her goal.

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