If there’s one thing we know about the left these days it’s that they want to silence voices of those they disagree with. The group Stop Rush has been trying to get Rush Limbaugh off the air, with no success. Recent emails reveal that MSNBC host Krystal Ball, who recently ran for Congress as a Democrat, is part of the Stop Rush group. So is Neal Rauhauser, who is a good friend and close associate of convicted Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin.
Attempting to discover the identity of an infiltrator in their group, the #StopRush leader @Shoq (aka “Shoq Value,” who is believed to be an activist named Matt Edelstein) indicated that Ball had warned another member about the suspected “right wing disrupter.” The other member had “already inquired with Krystal last week, and Krystal said ‘we don’t like or trust this guy,’” Shoq wrote in an e-mail published Thursday by Brooks Bayne at The Trenches. [...]
Ball, a Democrat who ran for Congress in Virginia two years ago, is a paid MSNBC contributor who was recently announced as one of four co-hosts of a new daily program, The Cycle, on the left-leaning cable news network. It is unclear whether MSNBC executives were aware of the extent of Ball’s involvement in #StopRush, which used the social network in a campaign to drive Limbaugh off the airwaves by threatening boycotts against advertisers on his conservative talk show, the nation’s most popular syndicated radio program.
Professor William Jacobson’s Legal Insurrection blog has described how the #StopRush effort was evidently coordinated with the tax-exempt non-profit Media Matters for America, apparently using so-called “sockpuppet” accounts in a fake-grassroots ”astroturf” campaign.
Read the whole thing to find out how Neal Rauhauser is tied into all of this.
Speaking of Democrat operative and close Kimberlin associate Rauhauser, the man needs some lessons in etiquette and chivalry.
As for MSNBC, they really know how to pick ‘em, don’t they. One of their newest hosts calls conservatives racists who are afraid of Obama taking white people’s money.
Update: Be sure to read all about Neal Rauhauser and his past at Screed of Momus.