NEW YORK – Media Matters for America today launched a campaign of disprovable lies clearly aimed at minimizing my new book, “The Manchurian President,” while attempting to deter news media from featuring the crucial work.
The George Soros-funded activist organization’s attacks came in response to a segment today on the Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends” morning program.
In one screaming headline, Media Matters falsely claims “WND’s Aaron Klein makes absurd claim that Bill Ayers helped ‘draft’ health care reform.”
The article has no text, only a link to my “Fox and Friends” interview in which I make no such claim.
What I factually state in the Fox interview is that extremists tied to Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground terrorist organization, helped to craft key Obama legislation.
Indeed, as I will document below, one of the main founders of the Weathermen with Ayers sits in the board of the very organization that helped craft President Obama’s “stimulus” bill.
In a second lying piece, titled Fox hosts Klein to push his conspiracy-laden, anti-Obama attack book,” Media Matters hurls a slew of false accusations.
Begins Media Matters: “In the May 24 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends, WorldNetDaily’s Aaron Klein pushed the baseless conspiracy theories from his book The Manchurian President. Klein claimed there were ‘extremists now who are helping to craft legislation from the outside and then those inside the White House.'”
Media Matters, however, does not prove how my claim, supported in my book by nearly 900 endnotes, is “baseless.” Indeed, two years of research by myself and my co-author, Brenda J. Elliott, fully support the contention.
Astonishingly, Media Matters wrote, “Klein baselessly claimed the Apollo Alliance ‘helped craft the stimulus bill'”
Baselessly? No less than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed Apollo’s role in crafting the bill last year when he stated: “The Apollo Alliance has been an important factor in helping us [the U.S. Senate] develop and execute a strategy that makes great progress on these ”
The Apollo Alliance itself boasts on its website and in its promotional material its declared role in crafting the “stimulus bill.”
Meanwhile, in its sloppy smear job, Media Matters again falsely claims I “suggested that Bill Ayers helped to draft health care reform,” when I factually stated extremists tied to Ayers helped craft key legislation.
Apollo Alliance board members include a slew of radicals tied to Ayers:
- Jeff Jones, a founder of the Weather Underground who was on the run from law enforcement agencies while his group carried out a series of bombings of U.S. government buildings.
Jones joined the Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS, from which the Weathermen splintered in the fall of 1965. Two years later, he became the SDS’ New York City regional director, a position in which he participated in nearly all of the group’s major protests until 1969, including the 1968 Columbia University protests and the violent riots that same year at the Democratic National Convention.
In 1969, Jones founded the Weathermen with Ayers and Mark Rudd when the three signed an infamous statement calling for a revolution against the American government inside and outside the country to fight and defeat “U.S. imperialism.”.
Jones also was a main leader and orchestrator of what became known as the Days of Rage, a series of violent riots in Chicago organized by the Weathermen. The culmination of the riots came when he gave a signal for rowdy protesters to target a hotel that was the home of a local judge presiding over a trial of anti-war activists.
Jones went underground after he failed to appear for a March 1970 court date to face charges of “crossing state lines to foment a riot and conspiring to do so.” He moved to San Francisco with Ayers’ wife, Bernardine Dohrn. That year, at least one bombing claimed by the Weathermen went off in Jones’ locale at the Presidio Army base.
Jones’ Weathermen took credit for multiple bombings of U.S. government buildings, including attacks against the U.S. Capitol March 1, 1971; the Pentagon May 19, 1972, and a 1975 bombing of the State Department building.
- Van Jones, President Obama’s controversial former “green jobs czar” who resigned in September after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization and signed a statement that accused the Bush administration of possible involvement in the 9/11 attacks. Jones also called for “resistance” against the U.S.
Jones himself described the Apollo Alliance mission as “sort of a grand unified field theory for progressive left causes.”
- Joel Rogers, a founder of the socialist New Party. “The Manchurian President” presents documented evidence indicating Obama was a New Party member. In an interview, New Party co-founder and Marxist activist Carl Davidson recounted Obama’s participation with the New Party.