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Gov. Palin shares Jeffrey Lord’s article about leftist think tank’s hit job against Fox News

Posted by Dr. Fay on September 30, 2014


Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page this afternoon:

Sarah Palin shared a link.
The Hit Job on Fox News
It was a hit job. Sixty veterans signing a much publicized “Open Letter to Fox News” — yet the signers were mysteriously never identified beyond the military branch in which they served. No wonder. I have been through the list of sixty, and it is filled…

Here is the article that she linked to:

The Hit Job on Fox News

Veterans’ letter attacking Bolling, Gutfeld, hid liberal activists.

By 9.30.14

It was a hit job. Sixty veterans signing a much publicized “Open Letter to Fox News” — yet the signers were mysteriously never identified beyond the military branch in which they served.

No wonder. I have been through the list of sixty, and it is filled with Obama campaign workers, one ex-Obama White House aide, liberal activists, Democratic Party congressional candidates, Democratic Party state legislators, and more. The letter was sponsored by the Truman Project, a ten-year-old think tank with a focus on national security. Its board of directors includes Hunter Biden, the son of the Vice President. None of which was even whispered in the haughty “Open Letter” that was distributed to a media all too eager to go along with an attack on Fox News and two of the co-hosts on the Fox show The Five — Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld. Instead the letter was presented as a source of genuine outrage from average, non-partisan American veterans — while keeping the real identity of the signers secret.

And you wonder why Americans are cynical about politicians?

The other day on Fox’s The Five co-host Eric Bolling made a mistake. Following up a “One More Thing” salute by co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle to United Arab Emirates Air Force Major Mariam Al Mansouri for being that rarity of an Air Force pilot in an Arab country – a woman pilot in that part of the world where women are all too frequently treated as less than even second class citizens. Bolling joked about whether this meant “boobs on the ground.” Gutfeld smiled a joke about whether the Major could park the jet. (For those who watch Gutfeld on both The Five and his own Redeye, the joke is always the joke within the joke, obviously lost on less sophisticated critics — unless, of course, it wasn’t lost and they needed Gutfeld’s remark to help play their game.)

By the next day there was the inevitable apology from Bolling, which he expanded on during a second show after that. Bolling mentioned that Fox had heard from a number of women in the military who were in fact genuinely upset. And Gutfeld, who correctly notes that he is known for “hacky jokes” that are supposed to be “hacky jokes,” did his own apology.

Time to move on, yes? There are people out there who wish “death to America” and are working on it. Surely there’s more to be concerned about than this? No. Not if you’re the Truman Project.

What in the world does the Truman Project have to do with the Bolling/Gutfeld episode from The Five? Well, gee. If you’re only a ten year old think tank and your coin of the realm is national security, the Bolling/Gutfeld remarks are pure PR gold. So without wasting a moment, the Truman Project had a new project to raise its profile: Jump into this pool and make a sure-fire splash by self-righteously attacking Fox News, Bolling, and Gutfeld. So it did.

The tool selected for this job was a condescending-in-tone “Open Letter to Fox News” ripping Messrs. Bolling and Gutfeld — after they apologized. And the hook? Have the letter signed by sixty former members of the U.S. military. All of them signing with nothing but their name and their branch of service. As in “Jane Doe, US Army” or “John Doe, US Navy” etc.

So the letter was written, the sixty signers added — and voila! Great PR ensues from the media! It took off on the Internet and social media. Mediate headlined: “60 Veterans Sign Open Letter to Fox News Condemning ‘Boobs on the Ground’ Remark.”

Over at Talking Points Memo the headline read: “An Open Letter To Fox News About ‘Boobs On The Ground.”

At Business Insider the header was: “US Veterans Send Fox News An Open Letter About ‘Boobs On The Ground’ Joke.”

The letter went everywhere. And what did the Truman Project letter say?


What followed were the sixty signatures, with service branch indicated.

Now. Notice the very first part of the very first sentence? The part that begins: “We are veterans of the United States armed forces….”

True enough, as far as it goes. But right off the bat something very important was left out. Who are these people? Veterans – i.e., former members of the military — are like everyone else. When not in the service they are doing other things. In this case the question is obvious. Like… what? Curiously — very curiously — the letter does not say what these signers have been doing in their non-military lives. There was a reason.

The very first signer is “Michael Breen, U.S. Army.” Who is Michael Breen? Aside from being the executive director of the Truman Project? The Truman Project itself identifies Mr. Breen as having “clerked in the Office of White House Counsel, where he focused on national security matters and assisted with the confirmation of (Obama nominee) Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.” Which is to say, Mr. Breen is a former Obama White House aide.

And from there on through the list one finds the signatories to this letter of outrage to have backgrounds other than being a veteran — serious political backgrounds. Backgrounds that are highly partisan — and hidden from readers. For example?

  •  “Margot Beausey, U.S. Navy” is a staffer for Colorado Democrat Senator Michael Bennet and is pictured here with President Obama when she worked as an Obama White House Navy liaison.
  •  “Scott Holcomb, U.S. Army” is State Representative Scott Holcomb, a Democrat from Georgia who serves as the Democrats’ Chief Deputy Whip in the Georgia State House.
  •  “Aryanna Hunter, U.S. Army” is Aryanna Hunter Strader, the 2012 Democratic nominee for Congress from Pennsylvania’s 16th District.
  •  “Alex Cornell du Houx, U.S. Navy” is a Democrat in the Maine House of Representatives. He is a “vice-chair of the DNC Veterans Council and member of the DNC Youth Council.”
  •  “Kevin Johnson, U.S. Army” is an Obama White House “Champion of Change” as featured on the White House website.
  •  “Andrea Marr, U.S. Navy” is likewise celebrated on the Obama White House website as a “Champion of Change”
  •  “Jon Gensler, U.S. Army” is an environmental activist who has worked for the left-wing Environmental Defense Fund and been a “guest blogger” on climate change at the left-wing Think Progress.
  •  “Rob Miller, U.S. Marine Corps” appears to correspond with ex-US Marine Rob Miller who twice was the Democrats’ nominee against South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson.
  •  “Terron Sims II, U.S. Army” is in fact a former co-chair of 2008’s Virginia Veterans for Obama and is now “a member of Organizing for America’s (OFA) veterans steering committee.”
  •  “Sonia Fernandez, U.S. Marine Corps” as noted here, “served as a campaign volunteer for the Presidential campaign of then Senator Barack Obama in 2008, working in New Mexico and again in 2012 serving as a national campaign surrogate for his reelection, writing blogs, appearing in the media as well as serving as an elected delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. She is currently the Western Regional Coordinator for the Democratic National Committee’s, Veterans and Military Families Council where she helps to advocate for veteran issues.”
  •  “Dan Futrell, U.S. Army” is a Democratic activist from Massachusetts, a supporter of Elizabeth Warren who wrote of veterans support for her candidacy in the pages of the Huffington Post.
  •  “Daniel Savage, U.S. Army” has “served on the staff of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel” — President Obama’s former White House chief of staff.
  •  “Matt Pelak, U.S. Army” is seen here at this White House website meeting with President Obama about a project called Team Rubicon.
  •  “LaRue Robinson, U.S. Army” served as “National Democratic Law Students Council, Vice President, 2008-2009.”
  •  “Anthony Woods, U.S. Army” was a Democratic candidate for Congress in a California primary. He lost to John Garamendi but received considerable favorable press attention, as here in the Daily Beast where he was lauded for having “the best political résumé ever” as “a gay, black Iraq veteran with a Harvard degree.”
  •  “Matt Zeller, U.S. Army” was “the Democrat candidate for Congress in 2010 in NY’s 29th Congressional District.”

The Truman Project has quite deliberately and deceptively made this “Open Letter to Fox News” appear to the media and the wider public as if its signers are nothing more than outraged veterans. Nothing to see here more than that…just look, report it and move on. Which, in fact, is what all those “news” outlets above not to mention the wider social media did. Not a one of them published the backgrounds of the signers.

But in reality this snarky letter is filled with signers who have either worked directly in the Obama White House, have served in or have run for state or federal office as Democrats, or have worked as activists for various liberal causes.

What we have here in fact is a classic example of a left-wing hit job. No one, beginning with Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld, believes their off-the-cuff remarks on a live TV show were appropriate. Both men have apologized, Bolling twice. But this isn’t really about Eric Bolling or Greg Gutfeld. What this is really all about is a hardcore and on-going political effort to smear Fox News. This time as part of that “war on women” business liberals need to survive politically.

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Palin: We Have Reason to be Optimistic

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on March 7, 2014

Gov. Sarah Palin appeared “On The Record” earlier this evening at which time host Greta Van Sustern ask questions ranging from the content of Palin’s CPAC speech to the current situation in Ukraine to “will you run in 2016?”

h/t sarahnettoo

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Palin: Mark Levin Nails It

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 23, 2013

Governor Palin shared a video of Mark Levin’s appearance with Neil Cavuto today.  In it, “The Great One” shares his thoughts on Obamacare, Senator Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin,

From Palin’s Facebook page:

Mark Levin nails it here. Remember time is short before the nation is fundamentally transformed unless we fight for the USA.

h/t sarahnettoo

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Palin: 9/22 Appearance on America’s News HQ

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 23, 2013


Sarah Palin was a guest on America’s News HQ on Sunday, September 23rd.  Palin laid it on the line when it comes to defunding Obamacare and the “cannabalism” within the GOP.  Additionally, Gov. Palin answered a number of questions that were sent to ANHQ via Twitter including her thoughts on the possibility of Hilary Clinton as a  presidential candidate.

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Sarah Palin to Appear on Hannity Tonight, 9 p.m. Eastern

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on July 30, 2013

Sean Hannity announced on his afternoon radio show that Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz would be guests on his 9:00 p.m. FOX News show this evening.  From Hannity’s website:

Tonight Sarah Palin joins Sean to sound off on ObamaCare’s struggles. Plus will the former vice presidential candidate become Sen. Sarah Palin? And Sen. Cruz discusses his hopes of uniting the party against the Affordable Care Act.

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Palin to Appear “On The Record” Tonight, 10pm Eastern

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on July 26, 2013


Tune in to  “On The Record” tonight at 10:00 p.m.  Eastern when Sarah Palin will  join Greta Van Susteren to discuss all of the president’s “phony scandals”

From Palin’s Facebook page:

I’ll be on Greta’s “On the Record” tonight talking about Obama’s “phony scandals” claim. The Democrat Party’s leadership is obviously a lost cause, but take note that the GOP’s out of touch hierarchy is disappointingly not doing the job of calling Obama out and holding the media’s feet to fire, and consequently Obama gets away with claiming that these very serious government scandals are “phony.” They have the mic, but they selfishly don’t use it to call out corruption and incompetence. They’d rather be “liked” by the media. This is a business to them, not a cause. Of course, ten second soundbites aren’t conducive to explaining all of this, but I’ll try.

– Sarah Palin

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Palin to Appear “On The Record” Tonight, 10pm Eastern

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on July 1, 2013


Posted to Palin’s Facebook page:

I sure respect Greta Van Susteren’s work ethic, independence, and ability to stay on top of so many current events that viewers count on her covering. (Check out to see what she’s keeping up with, just today!) I look forward to joining her tonight on her Fox show “On the Record” — I’ll be interviewed from Alaska (10pm EST, 6pm Alaska time). Greta’s so good about inviting feedback; you have opportunity to sound off on

– Sarah Palin

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Drudge Report Headline Indicates Palin will Return to FOX News (Updated)

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on June 13, 2013

From Drudge Report:

Sarah Palin rejoining FOXNEWS as contributor, DRUDGE has learned, announcement expected this afternoon... Developing...


h/t @LoreleiAmI on Twitter


Mediaite is reporting that Palin has indeed returned to FOX News.

Wall Street Journal report here.

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Palin: Offer to Renew FOX Contract Reportedly Declined

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on January 25, 2013

hannity_sarah2Supporters of Sarah Palin knew that her contract with FOX was set to expire at the end of 2012 but over the last three weeks absolutely nothing was leaked regarding those contract negotiations.  Today, that all changed with breaking news from Real Clear Politics:


Sarah Palin Parts Ways With FOX News

After a three-year run as a paid contributor to the nation’s highest-rated cable news channel, Sarah Palin and FOX News have cut ties, according to a source close to the former Alaska governor.

“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.”

The source declined to say whether Palin would pursue a television contract with another news network, such as CNN.

Bill Shine, Executive Vice President at FOX, subsequently issued a statement to the New York Times confirming the news, saying, “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”  More

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FOX Cancels Palin’s Appearances for Tonight

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 29, 2012

Just tweeted by Sarah Palin:

I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the…

Posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page:

I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure
wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John
McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect
on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight.
Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more
than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this
patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans
tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John
McCain. Thank you for everything. And happy birthday, my friend.

– Sarah Palin

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