Lib group gets anonymous contributions for its campaign to reveal the identities of contributors to conservative groups

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    And, on a related note, CLC gets paid nothing to continually post plagiarised anti-democrat/Obama rants on BDC. Or does he?

     
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    And, on a related note, CLC gets paid nothing to continually post plagiarised anti-democrat/Obama rants on BDC. Or does he?

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    jed,

    What eludes me is how he works for us, the taxpayers, as a government contractor, and is able to post during workling hours, the amount of posts he does on a regular basis.

     
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    Two weeks ago, the liberal Center for Media and Democracy kicked off a national campaign to reveal the identities of anonymous contributors to conservative groups in an effort to unseat the GOP governor in Wisconsin.

     

    Now the group may have to answer embarrassing questions about its own finances.

    A Watchdog.org review of financial documents reveals the Madison-based CMD, which bills itself as a journalism organization, received $520,000 in 2011 from the Schwab Charitable Fund. That’s 60 percent of the $864,740 CMD received that year.

    CMD lists no donors on its tax returns, but its website identifies numerous financial backers without any financial data. Several are highlighted in bold and labeled “current donors.” But one important name is missing: Schwab.

    Schwab is a so-called donor-advised fund -- a financial institution that manages contributions to nonprofits so that donors remain anonymous. Such donor-advised funds are legal. Like many nonprofits, Watchdog.org’s parent, the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, uses one, too.

    But CMD and allied organizations have worked feverishly to suggest the practice is shady — and limited to conservatives. As recently as Monday, CMD attacked the practice on its own website.....

    Kinda like how socialist billionaire and political activist George Soros spends millions secretly funding campaigns  attacking conservative billionaire  political activists the Koch Brothers, for supposedly being secretive...

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    Could you please provide the link to this article, CLC?

     
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    Gotta agree with ACC, the funding for CMD is not the issue here, what the CMD has investigated is the funding links and dark money that is flowing directly into the political system.  How CMD funds its operations is completely irrelevant.  Now if the are funnelling money to candidates by using the Schawb account then they are no beeter than those they are investigating and, since turnabout is fair play, should themselves be investigated.  

     
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    In response to andiejen's comment:
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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
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    Two weeks ago, the liberal Center for Media and Democracy kicked off a national campaign to reveal the identities of anonymous contributors to conservative groups in an effort to unseat the GOP governor in Wisconsin.

     

    Now the group may have to answer embarrassing questions about its own finances.

    A Watchdog.org review of financial documents reveals the Madison-based CMD, which bills itself as a journalism organization, received $520,000 in 2011 from the Schwab Charitable Fund. That’s 60 percent of the $864,740 CMD received that year.

    CMD lists no donors on its tax returns, but its website identifies numerous financial backers without any financial data. Several are highlighted in bold and labeled “current donors.” But one important name is missing: Schwab.

    Schwab is a so-called donor-advised fund -- a financial institution that manages contributions to nonprofits so that donors remain anonymous. Such donor-advised funds are legal. Like many nonprofits, Watchdog.org’s parent, the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, uses one, too.

    But CMD and allied organizations have worked feverishly to suggest the practice is shady — and limited to conservatives. As recently as Monday, CMD attacked the practice on its own website.....

    Kinda like how socialist billionaire and political activist George Soros spends millions secretly funding campaigns  attacking conservative billionaire  political activists the Koch Brothers, for supposedly being secretive...

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    Could you please provide the link to this article, CLC?

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/04/liberal-media-group-gets-520g-dark-money-donation-for-war-on-right/

     
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    Gotta agree with ACC, the funding for CMD is not the issue here, what the CMD has investigated is the funding links and dark money that is flowing directly into the political system.  How CMD funds its operations is completely irrelevant.  Now if the are funnelling money to candidates by using the Schawb account then they are no beeter than those they are investigating and, since turnabout is fair play, should themselves be investigated.  

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    Thank you, Damien, that is a consistent answer.  I disagree, I do think that one should be allowed to contribute anonymously.

    A Supreme Court decision addressed this, when NAACP contributors in the 1950s reasonably feared retribution , and the Court ruled a State could not compel the NAACP to reveal its donors.

    Contributors to an organization supporting traditional marriage were harassed by zealots in recent years...

    Transparency is a laudable goal, but there are other factors...

     
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    In response to andiejen's comment:
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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
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    Two weeks ago, the liberal Center for Media and Democracy kicked off a national campaign to reveal the identities of anonymous contributors to conservative groups in an effort to unseat the GOP governor in Wisconsin.

     

    Now the group may have to answer embarrassing questions about its own finances.

    A Watchdog.org review of financial documents reveals the Madison-based CMD, which bills itself as a journalism organization, received $520,000 in 2011 from the Schwab Charitable Fund. That’s 60 percent of the $864,740 CMD received that year.

    CMD lists no donors on its tax returns, but its website identifies numerous financial backers without any financial data. Several are highlighted in bold and labeled “current donors.” But one important name is missing: Schwab.

    Schwab is a so-called donor-advised fund -- a financial institution that manages contributions to nonprofits so that donors remain anonymous. Such donor-advised funds are legal. Like many nonprofits, Watchdog.org’s parent, the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, uses one, too.

    But CMD and allied organizations have worked feverishly to suggest the practice is shady — and limited to conservatives. As recently as Monday, CMD attacked the practice on its own website.....

    Kinda like how socialist billionaire and political activist George Soros spends millions secretly funding campaigns  attacking conservative billionaire  political activists the Koch Brothers, for supposedly being secretive...

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    Could you please provide the link to this article, CLC?

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/04/liberal-media-group-gets-520g-dark-money-donation-for-war-on-right/

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    Thank you, CLC.

    And byw, I will not denigrate what is in the article because the source is "FOX NEWS".

    I would appreciate the same when it cames to my sources, including the NYTimes and AltnetHeadlines.

     

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