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TruthRevolt draws fire

Mark Tapson is reporting that TruthRevolt (TR), the right’s counter-offensive to the George Soros-funded media attack dog Media Matters is designed to hold the mainstream media accountable for its leftist bias, so naturally those leftist media outlets, already feeling the heat, are attempting to dismiss and delegitimize it and its founders, David Horowitz and Ben Shapiro.

“This will get personal,” says Shapiro, embracing a tactic that formerly has been the province of the demonizing left, who subscribe to the Alinsky aim of personalizing a target and destroying him or her. “This will get rough. We’re ready for action.” TruthRevolt did in fact take action right out of the gate, its initial target being the patriarch of race-baiting demagoguery himself, MSNBC’s Al Sharpton. Shapiro initiated a petition calling on advertisers, specifically Mondelez International, the owner of Ritz Crackers, to stop supporting Sharpton’s show PoliticsNation. The petition has acquired nearly 5,900 signatures since the launch two days ago, the first thousand of them in under fifteen hours.

How did the news media respond to TR’s arrival on the scene? The major news outlets like ABC and CBS, perhaps either underestimating the popular support for such a right-wing media offensive, or hoping it will go away, simply chose not to bring attention to the launch. Not even MSNBC itself deigned to acknowledge TruthRevolt, at least on its website. Conservative sites like TheBlaze and Breitbart.com, of course, reported it, and a mixture of anticipation and zeal was in strong evidence among the commenters on those sites, who have long been awaiting a weapon like TR to bring the leftist media to their knees. “It’s about time,” was the general attitude.

What other mainstream media reports there were of the launch ranged from the careful neutrality of The Hollywood Reporter (THR) to the subtle editorializing of  The Daily Beast to the dismissal of Time to the predictable smears from the Huffington Post and Media Matters itself.

To its credit, The Hollywood Reporter kept things professionally objective in its full-length coverage. Time.com, on the other hand, did a very brief write-up that completely ignored the launch and TruthRevolt’s mission, characterizing TR merely as a series of boycotts. Their headline (“Al Sharpton’s Infamous ‘Cracker’ Speech Spurs Conservative Boycott of Ritz 20 Years Later”) and article imply that the boycott against Sharpton’s advertisers is twenty years too late and that the advertisers themselves are largely indifferent to the threat.

The Huffington Post whistled the same tune in its coverage of the TruthRevolt launch, dismissing the Sharpton boycott as “drudging [sic] up comments from 20 years ago.” The Daily Beast also slipped in a reference to “dredging up 25-year-old incidents to spur a boycott,” as if Sharpton hasn’t filled those intervening years with a career full of racist mendacity, most recently capitalizing on and exploiting Trayvon Martin’s death. (At least the Daily Beast spelled “dredging” correctly.)

A Daily Caller editorial by Patrick Howley oddly slammed Shapiro for using the left’s own tactics against it, and suggested that somehow Shapiro and TruthRevolt are anti-free speech. Apparently Howley has forgotten that the left has been pushing with all its might to shut down conservative talk radio for many years. He also cited a 1984 electoral map as evidence that the right is not a victimized class, as if conservatives don’t have a right to take action against blatant media bias. Sorry Mr. Howley, but boycotts are not censorship, and if you think that the right should continue to fight the Alinsky-trained left according to Marquess of Queensbury rules, then you don’t comprehend the fight we’re in or the enemy we’re up against. Managing editor Jeremy Boreing rebutted Howley on the TR site, pointing out that the old electoral map

was before the twenty-four hour news cycle, before the cell phone and the internet, and before the rise of political correctness and multiculturalism actively defined those who ‘subscribe to the political ideology of Ronald Reagan’ as racist, greedy, warmongering, homophobic, bigots fighting a war on the poor and on women in the American pop-culture.

In “Meet The Right-Wing Leaders Of ‘TruthRevolt,’” Media Matters noted the movement’s debut and then commented that “the history of two main TruthRevolt figures, Ben Shapiro and David Horowitz, suggests the site won’t prioritize accuracy or refrain from smears” -- which is rather comical projection on their part, considering that the mission of Media Matters itself is to distort and smear. The article then proceeds to try to paint Horowitz and Shapiro as racist right-wing nut jobs with a list of selective quotations, without addressing the substance or context of those statements -- the left’s usual tactic of demonizing rather than debating. Horowitz, for example, is quoted as saying “Blacks are the human shields of the Democratic party,” and as claiming that conservative activists Suhail Khan and Grover Norquist represented a Muslim Brotherhood infiltration at the 2011 CPAC -- neither statement of which is refuted by Media Matters but is simply presented as supposed evidence of Horowitz’s paranoia.

According to Shapiro, the traffic on the TR website’s first day was massive: over 100,000 visits, over 90,000 unique visitors, and a quarter of a million page views. As for a social media presence, TR has already amassed over 2,600 Twitter followers and 3,800 Facebook “likes” as of this writing.

Whether the left likes it or not or pretends to ignore it, TruthRevolt has kicked off with a bang, not a whimper, and is poised to give progressives a taste of their own medicine and help “right” our country’s long-standing media imbalance.


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Isn't it a tad ironic that a "cracker" company is sponsoring one of the biggest race baitters in our lifetime?  
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TruthRevolt Sharpton mailing

So how exactly did Sharpton end up with a primetime spot on MSNBC? In 2011, MSNBC President Phil Griffin decided to hire Sharpton after a spat with The Young Turks host Cenk Ungyar, who accused Griffin of kowtowing to the White House. Griffin touted Sharpton this way: "I've known Rev. Sharpton for over a decade and have tremendous respect for him. He has always been one of our most thoughtful and entertaining guests. I'm thrilled that he's now reached a point in his career where he's able to devote himself to hosting a nightly show. PoliticsNation is going to be an incredibly strong kick-off to our evening schedule."
 
Thoughtful. Deserving of respect. Those are not two descriptors often associated with the race-baiting Sharpton. In 1994, Sharpton stood before a crowd at Kean College in New Jersey. "White folks was in the caves while we was building empires," he said. "We built pyramids before Donald Trump even knew what architecture was…We taught philosophy and astrology [sic] and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it…Do some cracker come and tell you, ‘Well my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,' you better hold your pocket. That ain't nothing to be proud of, that means their forefathers was crooks."
 
Sharpton doesn't dislike all "crackers." One of the companies that has run commercials on Sharpton's show is Ritz Crackers, owned by Mondelez International. Mondelez gave TruthRevolt this statement: "At Mondelez International we demonstrate our commitment to responsible corporate citizenship by participating in programs that best serve a wide range of local communities and their interests and needs. We extend our responsibility to the sponsorship of tasteful, believable television programming and we avoid sponsorship of programs that would be unacceptable in terms of generally accepted social or community standards."
 
If you disagree with Ritz Crackers that Sharpton's program is "tasteful," "believable," and generally acceptable in terms of social or community standards -- if you do not think that Sharpton's brand of divisive racism ought to be sponsored by Ritz Crackers -- please click here to sign our petition, call the offices of Mondelez International at (855)535-5648, and tweet @RitzCrackers with hashtag #SharptonsCrackers.
 
Mondelez International is hardly the only major brand to support Sharpton with their dollars. Other advertisers have included Nissan, Cymbalta, Depend, Nissan, Toyota, Nationwide Insurance, V-8, AARP, Alleve, among many others. Most who advertise during Sharpton's show do so by buying time in a block of MSNBC programming, of which Sharpton's show is a part. These advertisers should be urged to tell MSNBC to pull their spots from PoliticsNation. Anything less is sponsorship of one of the great race hoaxers and inflammatory race-baiters in American history.


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TruthRevolt's 3-month goal on Sharpton petition met in 15 hours

Breitbart is reporting that TruthRevolt.org, the organization dedicated to targeting the funding bases of propagandizing leftist media outlets, posted a petition asking Americans to tell advertisers on MSNBC's PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton to drop their support for the race-baiting demagogue. Their stated goal was humble: 1,000 signatures by January 1, 2014. Instead, by 11:16 a.m. PDT, the goal had been met. Instead of the signatures taking three months, they barely took 15 hours.

"The next step," TruthRevolt.org Editor-in-Chief and Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro said, "is to mobilize those who have signed our petition -- and we urge Americans to continue signing! -- to make their voices heard directly. This is where the fight truly begins."


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Ben Shapiro is reporting that he will lead TruthRevolt.org, that launched on Monday to expose the mainstream media and “unmask leftists in the media for who they are, destroy their credibility with the American public, and devastate their funding bases."

Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 with Breitbart News Executive Chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon, Shapiro said those who "bankroll" and enable the mainstream media to lie and "push their agenda" must "be made aware that the American public is not going to stand for this bullshit."

He simply said there has to be a "price to pay for that."

Shapiro said TruthRevolt will be billed as the "anti-Media Matters." He emphasized that Media Matters has tried to destroy the careers of conservatives who are truth-tellers and TruthRevolt will "turn that around and go after the liars of the left-wing" and the mainstream media. 

He went on to say, "we're not going to stop until we've made clear to these advertisers" that the American public is not happy with advertisers supporting and spending cash on people" who are propagandizing on behalf of the obama administration" and other left-wing causes. 

Shapiro said because "money talks," the media will not change, and the mainstream media will continue to peddle their lies and distortions while omitting facts that hurt their agenda "unless these folks start to feel it in their wallet."

He said TruthRevolt's goal is going to be to "change the nature of media" by "actually making it clear that they are going to lose money if they" continue to mislead Americans.

Shapiro said nothing has contributed more to the rise of President Barack Obama and the death of traditional Americanism than the mainstream media.

"They have to be made to pay by the capitalists that they despise," Shapiro said. 

Shapiro said TruthRevolt will look at donors to and stock holders of left-wing organizations like Media Matters and J Street and "hold them accountable to their own communities" because their donors may not even know "what they are signing" when they write checks to these organizations. 

Shapiro also emphasized that the left has made it uncomfortable for conservatives to tell the truth and TruthRevolt will attempt to make it "just as uncomfortable for the left to lie."

Bannon, the host, mentioned that his father's favorite person to see on television on the right is Shapiro because of his relentlessness and  fierceness in combating the left and the mainstream media.


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