But I digress. Anita Moncrief has released donor lists that contain the names of people who donated to the Obama campaign in 2008. She claims that Obama's people gave the lists to ACORN so the community organization could get them to donate again, despite already giving the maximum amount.
Moncrief has a new website called Emerging Corruption. On it, she has posted a 700+ page document, containing thousands of names of people / entities who had already donated to the campaign. In 2008, Moncrief was working with a New York Times reporter named Stephanie Strom and provided this and other information to Strom.
As a confidential source for the New York Times, I turned this document over to reporter Stephanie Strom months before the 2008 presidential elections and though the list includes information more complete than what the Obama campaign turned over to the Federal Election Commission, the NYT decided to bury the story.In light of the JourNolist scandal, which proved that the New York Times itself had people on the listserv that collaborated and conspired to control the news, what happened next, when viewed through that prism, says quite a bit. In fact, it should be considered criminal all by itself. Strom emailed Moncrief in the days leading up to the 2008 election. Here is a portion of that email:
“I’m calling a halt to my efforts. I just had two unpleasant calls with the Obama campaign, wherein the spokesman was screaming and yelling and cursing me, calling me a rightwing nut and a conspiracy theorist and everything else…”I don't know about you but these attempts to control the media by the Obama campaign are eerily reminiscent of what Rod Blagojevich tried to do with the Chicago Tribune. Also, remember what Blago told his Chief of Staff John Harris when talking about Obama and Rezko, another huge fundraiser:
"(Obama's) more Tony'd up than I am."
Be sure to read it all.