Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Politician-Journalism Incest Matrix

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

This matrix is a spotlight on those members of the corporate media and public relations spin machine, and their mostly GOP/neo-con shill relatives, especially their spouses. (Additions are welcomed):



Job title of spouse/relative
Howard Kurtz, Washington Post and CNN Reliable Sources host Sheri Annis (wife) Pres. Fourth Estate Strategies, GOP campaign consultant, 2002 spokesperson for Arnold Schwarzenegger, media consultant for various anti-immigration California propositions, including Prop. 227, which eliminated various California bi-lingual education programs. Has written for the neo-con National Review.
Chris Matthews, NBC and MS-NBC, Hardball host Jim Matthews (brother) GOP Lt. Gov, running mate of GOP gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania Lynn Swann.
Campbell Brown, NBC News Dan Senor (husband) Former Coalition Provisional Authority chief spokesman, contributor to Fox News, former intern for American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), senior associate of The Carlyle Group. director US-Israel Business Exchange (USIBEX). Senor is working as an aide to Democrat-turned-independent/Republican candidate Joe Lieberman.

Wendy Senor Singer (sister-in-law) Head of AIPAC office in Jerusalem.

Saul Singer (brother-in-law) Opinion editor of Jerusalem Post.
Michael Ledeen, American Enterprise Institute, Karl Rove adviser, formerly with The New Republic. Barbara Ledeen (wife) Staffer, Senate Republican Conference.

Simone Ledeen (daughter) Former Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority adviser to occupation Iraqi Ministry of Finance for northern Iraqi affairs
Brit Hume, Managing Editor, Fox News, Washington Kim Schiller Hume (wife) Former Fox News Washington Bureau Chief, Vice President Fox News.
Carl Cameron, Fox News Pauline Cameron (wife) Campaigned for George W. Bush's 2000 election.
John Ellis, Fox News George W. Bush (cousin) In charge of 2000 election projections for Fox News.
Tucker Carlson, MSNBC Richard Carlson (father) Vice Chairman of neo-con Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), member Scooter Libby Legal Defense Fund Trust
Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute Stephen Rademaker (husband) Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation. Reported to John Bolton, then Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs prior to his appointment as UN Ambassador in 2005.
Veronique Rodman, American Enterprise Institute Peter Rodman (husband) Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Former senior editor of National Review and signatory of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). Although PNAC recently closed its doors, its core members are connected to successor neo-con elements, including FDD and the Committee on the Present Danger.
Bob Schieffer, CBS News Tom Schieffer (brother) U.S. Ambassador to Japan, former U.S. Ambassador to Australia, former President of the Texas Rangers baseball team when G. W. Bush made millions from a $700,000 investment as general partner.
Anne Applebaum, Washington Post Radek Sikorski (husband) Defense Minister of Poland, former Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Jim VandeHei, Washington Post Autumn Hanna (wife) Former aide to Rep. Tom DeLay.
Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Alan Greenspan (husband) Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank
John Podhoretz, Fox News, New York Post, National Review, Weekly Standard, regular on CNN's Reliable Sources Norman Podhoretz (father)

Midge Decter (mother)

Retired Editor-in-chief Commentary (magazine of the American Jewish Committee) and Project for the New American Century member.

Heritage Foundation, Project for the New American Century, Harper's, Commentary, Jamestown Foundation, Hoover Institution, Hudson Institute, Accuracy in Media.

Francis B. Coombs, Jr. Managing Editor, Washington Times Marian Kester Coombs (wife) Contributor to anti-Semitic and racist Occidental Quarterly, edited by Kevin Lamb, former Managing Editor for Human Events and Evans-Novak Political Report.
Robert Kagan, Columnist, Washington Post, Co-founder of Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Victoria Nuland (wife) Bush administration Permanent Representative to NATO.

Fred Kagan (brother) Resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute and major force behind the "surge" in Iraq.

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