Hamas ally Jodie Evans and President Barack Obama, October 15, 2009.
Democrat party front group Media Matters for America has released several statements in recent days seeking to throw reporters off the trail of the strong ties between President Barack Obama and Jodie Evans, co-founder of the terrorist support group Code Pink.
Media Matters attempts to influence public opinion by getting their politically-slanted, factually-challenged reports in the hands of sympathetic liberal reporters who then either regurgitate Media Matters’ propaganda to the public as news or use it as guidance to bury news.
In this case, Media Matters was responding to a report by World Net Daily’s Aaron Klein, picked up by Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit and Big Government, and by Glenn Beck, tying Obama to leaders of the so-called Gaza Freedom Movement, the group behind the terror flotilla intercepted by Israel as the six ship convoy attempted to break a blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the terrorist enclave of Gaza.
Much of the information forming the basis for Klein’s report was originally researched and published at Big Government months ago, which Klein (a solid researcher in his own right who has added much to this story) acknowledged at the time.
Klein reported last weekend that Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers, his wife Bernardine Dohrn and Obama funder Jodie Evans each had ties to Obama and the Gaza Freedom Movement.
In spite of plenty of evidence that shows that Obama and the Ayerses were more than just neighbors in Hyde Park, Chicago, Media Matters devotes much energy into dismissing any notion of political connections between Obama and the unrepentant terrorists. In fairness, no direct ties were documented between Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and Ayers and Dohrn.
The same cannot be said when it comes to Obama and Jodie Evans. Media Matters initially dismissed as “flimsy” reports by Klein (and Hoft) of ties between Obama and Jodie Evans:
“Klein’s effort to connect Jodie Evans to Obama is equally flimsy. To wit: the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Obama ‘dropped into an exclusive VIP dinner,’ during an October 2009 California fundraiser “for about 160 high-level party donors, some of whom wrote checks of $30,400 or more for a pair of tickets and the privilege of shaking hands and taking a picture with him. The Chronicle further reported:
“Jodie Evans, a co-founder of Code Pink, paid $30,400 for a pair of tickets to the VIP dinner, where she presented Obama with a petition from women in Afghanistan urging him not to send additional troops. Evans said she spent several minutes discussing the war there with the president and told him that the country’s women “want a place at the table” in resolving the conflict.”
As anyone who has followed the reports on Big Government knows, Media Matters was lying. Jodie Evans’ ties to Obama are anything but flimsy.
Two days later, after Glenn Beck picked up the story, Media Matters acknowledged that Jodie Evans was a bundler for Obama’s presidential campaign, but then downplays that by saying she was just one of 560 bundlers and that 324 bundlers did better than she in bundling for Obama.
“Beck links Evans to Obama because she was a bundler for his campaign. After tying Evans to the Gaza flotilla, Beck and his producer Stu Burguiere linked Evans to Obama on the basis that she was a bundler for the Obama campaign:
“BECK: Evans, she’s with Code Pink, right? And Stu, was she not a bundler for Obama as well? […]
“BURGUIERE: By the way, confirmed, that was a Politico story that reported that Jodie Evans was a bundler for Obama, meaning that she was raising over $50,000 for the campaign.
…”Evans was one of hundreds of bundlers to the Obama campaign.
“More than 300 bundlers directed more money to Obama’s campaign then did Evans. Beck ties Evans to Obama solely on the basis that she was a bundler for the Obama campaign. OpenSecrets.com lists 560 Obama bundlers of $50,000 or more; at least 324 of those bundlers directed more money to Obama than did Evans.”
For the benefit of reporters who have been misled by Media Matters, here are some details of Obama’s ties to Jodie Evans:
February 2007 — Jodie Evans co-hosts Obama’s breakthrough Hollywood fundraiser just weeks after he announced his candidacy. She gives the maximum $2300 to Obama’s primary effort. The other co-hosts were her husband Max Palevsky (now deceased) and the Dreamworks Trio of Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg (Note to Media Matters: That makes Jodie Evans one out of five). A few weeks before the fundraiser, Jodie Evans was in Cuba as a guest of that state sponsor of terrorism.
April 2007 — Obama campaign announces early fundraising bundlers. Jodie Evans is on the list.
June 2008 — Jodie Evans meets with Obama at a high dollar fundraiser days after she expresses sympathy in a radio interview for Osama bin Laden.
Jodie Evans: …”We were attacked because we were in Saudi Arabia, that was the message of Osama, was that because we had our bases in the Middle East, he attacked the United States.”
Paul A. Ibbetson: “Do you think that’s a valid argument?”
Jodie Evans: “Sure. Why do we have bases in the Middle East? We totally violated the rights of that country. Why do we get to have bases in the Middle East?”
Late August 2008 — Jodie Evans attends the Democrat national convention. As a bundler, she was invited to private receptions with Obama and his vice presidential nominee Joe Biden on successive nights.
A week later, in early September, Jodie Evans stole people’s identities to crash events at the Republican national convention. She was detained by the Secret Service as she tried to rush the stage during vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech.
Shortly thereafter, Jodie Evans attended two exclusive Hollywood fundraisers with Obama — one a private dinner with about one hundred donors. Two weeks later she met with a state sponsor of terrorism, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in New York City.
In October, Jodie Evans worked with Code Pink’s Los Angeles chapter on a get out the vote effort for Obama.
After Obama’s election in November, Jodie Evans and Code Pink traveled to Iran at the personal invitation of Ahmadinejad. Their government minders took them to the power centers of the Islamic Republic, Tehran and Qom.
In 2009 Jodie Evans and Code Pink led several trips to Gaza, Egypt and Israel to deliver “humanitarian aid” to Hamas and propagandize against Israel. During one trip to Gaza in early June, Hamas gave Code Pink a letter for Obama. On June 19, Jodie Evans visited the White House and met with Buffy Wicks, the deputy of Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett.
Also in June, Jodie Evans visited the White House residence, according to White House records.
After Jodie Evans met with the Taliban in Afghanistan in September 2009, she was videotaped giving a propaganda package from that trip directly to Obama at the aforementioned San Francisco fundraiser.
The next day, Jodie Evans says, Obama’s deputy chief of staff gave her a briefing.
When Obama announced his new Afghanistan strategy in November 2009, White House staff coordinated dissent against Obama’s own war policy with Jodie Evans.
December 2009, bearing a letter of support from Sen. John Kerry, Jodie Evans and Code Pink led over 1000 global leftists to Cairo to deliver “humanitarian aid” to Hamas in Gaza. Joining them were Ayers and Dohrn.
Jodie Evans enlisted the aid of Egyptian First Lady Suzanne Mubarak to allow passage into Gaza while Code Pink and their fellow leftists tried to provoke the Egyptian government into violence in the streets of Cairo.
Eventually, around 100 activists were allowed into Gaza in a trip controlled by Hamas. Before the trip, the Hamas terrorists guaranteed the safety of the Code Pink group in Gaza.
In January 2010, Jodie Evans and Code Pink beseeched the jihadists of the Muslim Brotherhood to “join us in cleansing our country!” by kidnapping former President and Mrs. Bush, Karl Rove and other members of his administration.
On May 31, Code Pink released a statement demanding that the U.S. condemn and cut off all aid to Israel for what Code Pink called a “terrorist act” by Israeli commandos armed with paintball guns who boarded the terror flotilla ships.
Obama and Jodie Evans share many radical policies, even if they have a few disagreements on the war. Areas where they largely agree include: an anti-American, anti-free enterprise worldview; radical environmentalism (they both worked with Van Jones); marijuana decriminalization; abortion on demand; gays in the military; closing Gitmo; kow-towing to radical Islam; and working with unrepentant terrorists.
Reporters, don’t let Media Matters fool you into not investigating why the president of the United States works with someone with this current history.
Jodie Evans and Code Pink have worked with state sponsors of terrorism including the governments of Saddam Hussein, Cuba’s Castro brothers, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Syria’s Bashar Assad as well as the anti-American governments of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega and Bolivia’s Evo Morales.
Jodie Evans and Code Pink have also worked with terrorists including Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban, Sunni terrorists in Iraq and the father of Islamic terrorism, the Muslim Brotherhood. They brag about giving cash and humanitarian aid to terrorists who murder Americans, Israelis and free Iraqis.
Bonus tip: Jodie Evans and Code Pink delivered cash and humanitarian aid to “the other side” in Fallujah in late 2004 as U.S. forces were clearing the Iraqi city of al Qaeda community organizers. Sen. Barbara Boxer reportedly gave a letter of support for Code Pink’s effort. Jodie Evans is a big money donor to Boxer, also.
[Attention reporters: This is the latest segment in an ongoing series about Code Pink, its co-founder Jodie Evans and President Obama. Click here to read earlier articles.]