"With Her" - Billionaires, Bankers, Lobbyists, And... Journalists

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Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

With so much mud being slung from all directions in this circus of an election, it’s often hard to separate fact from fiction. However, on one particular topic there is little doubt. When it comes to the big money crowd, they are definitely “with her.”

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Not a single registered lobbyist has raised a substantial amount of money for Republican nominee Donald Trump‘s campaign, according to campaign-finance disclosures filed over the weekend.


Democrat Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, has drawn more than $20 million over the course of her race for her campaign and joint Democratic Party accounts through funds raised by registered lobbyists, according to her disclosures.


Campaigns and joint party accounts are required to disclose to the Federal Election Commission the names of registered lobbyists who raise more than $17,600. The latest disclosures cover the period through September.


Mr. Trump has spent more than a year railing against Washington lobbyists and the “special interests” they represent. Yet leaders of his transition team have held a series of meetings with industry lobbyists to prepare for a possible victory next month, the Washington Post reported.


On top of the financial cost of alienating lobbyists—which comes as Mr. Trump entered October with half as much cash in the bank as Mrs. Clinton—Mr. Trump also loses the broader network lobbyists’ support brings. Lobbyists are connected to a wide range of corporate clients who both have deep pockets and carry plenty of influence.


“We have specifically not recruited lobbyists to raise money as Mr. Trump has always said he would not be beholden to special interests that control Washington, D.C., and our failed politicians,” said Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks. “This is a movement about the people and it will continue to be if he is elected president.”


This year, lawyers and lobbyists donated nearly $30 million to Mrs. Clinton through August and just $830,000 to Mr. Trump, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.


On top of the legally required FEC disclosures, Mrs. Clinton also posts and regularly updates a list of donors who have raised $100,000 or more for her campaign.  Mr. Trump hasn’t disclosed any bundlers for his campaign, and a spokeswoman has said he doesn’t plan to do so.

Of course, this just adds icing to the cake of a trend I’ve been writing about all year. For example, recall what we learned last month in the post, Wall Street Goes “All In” for Hillary Clinton:

Hedge fund moguls are pouring stunning amounts of cash into the main super-PAC supporting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.


Citing data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, the Wall Street Journal reported in July that “seven financial firms alone have generated $47.6 million for groups working on Mrs.Clinton’s behalf.” 


The comparable amount raised for Trump at that time was $19,000. And though his haul from the financial industry has increased substantially by now, it still pales in comparison to Clinton’s.

It’s not just big money though. In an article published today by The Center for Public Integrity, we learned how lopsided journalists’ political donations have been:

In all, people identified in federal campaign finance filings as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism — have combined to give more than $396,000 to the presidential campaigns of Clinton and Trump, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis.


Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton: About 430 people who work in journalism have, through August, combined to give about $382,000 to the Democratic nominee, the Center for Public Integrity’s analysis indicates.




About 50 identifiable journalists have combined to give about $14,000 to Trump. (Talk radio ideologues, paid TV pundits and the like — think former Trump campaign manager-turned-CNN commentator Corey Lewandowski — are not included in the tally.)


Generally, the law obligates federal candidates only to disclose the names of people making contributions of more than $200 during a single election cycle, along with their addresses and employer and occupation. That means it’s likely that many more journalists have given the Clinton or Trump campaigns cash, but in amounts too small to trigger reporting requirements.


Together, these journalist-donors work for news organizations great and small, from The New York Times to sleepy, small-town dailies. While many of them don’t primarily edit or report on political news, some do.


Media executives are also often free from corporate policies restricting political donations, and some prominent news publishers and newsroom leaders routinely make campaign contributions. 


Damien Brouillard, the Washington Post’s director of finance and comptroller, for example, is among those helping fund Clinton’s presidential campaign. 


So, too, are former New Republic Publisher Chris Hughes, Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Vanity Fair Features Editor Jane Sarkin, Hollywood Reporter Publisher Lynne Segall, ElleEditor-in-Chief Roberta Myers and Lesley Jane Seymour, the former editor-in-chief of Moreand Marie Clare. Each has given Clinton at least $2,700. Some aren’t shy about it, with Hughes, who also co-founded Facebook, conducting a fundraiser for Clinton last year at his Manhattan home.


So how do Trump campaign officials feel about journalists and media executives giving money to Clinton? 


“Considering that we’re witnessing the single biggest coordinated media attack in political history, it should come as no surprise,” Trump spokesman Jason Miller told the Center for Public Integrity. “If the [Federal Election Commission] viewed their biased hit pieces against Mr. Trump as in-kind contributions, they would have exceeded their maximum allowable gift limits a long time ago.”


An election worthy of the Banana Republic we have become.

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Chupacabra-322's picture

Operation Mockimg Bird fully exposed.

roxyNL's picture


400k donation ... that's a 40 min speech for hillary !

10k donation  ... that's what Trump makes from one casino table in few hours!


Both are corrupted, and both serve the system !


nyse's picture

I'm still at 99% Trum landslide FYI

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Turned down gettin married to the Devil.......sent Trump 5 bucks.

roxyNL's picture


Delusioned stupid ZHers think that Trump is a saviour. He is nothing more than controlled opposition, listen again to his speech in front of his zio master AIPAC. All his advisors are globalists compatible !

80% Hillary wins ... globalists wins

20% Trump wins ... He will be used by his masters to collapse the system.

Both cases golbalists win

ZH people too stupid to realise this !


nyse's picture

Delusioned baby bag heads try to put all "ZHers" in a box

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Well this is probably because Trump has insulted the integrity of almost every accredited journalist, by suggesting that they have somehow been 'unfair' towards Trump. All I can say is that if Trump hadn't done so many crazy things, his portrayal in the media might look a lot better. In any case, these smear attempts against Hillary don't seem to be having much effect with smart and informed American voters. The Huffington Post has run a number of advanced simulations of the election, and has concluded that there is a 90% chance of Hillary winning.

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moneybots's picture

"Well this is probably because Trump has insulted the integrity of almost every accredited journalist"


Incredible sarcasm, Million Dollar Bonus, as you know that they are media propagandists.

roxyNL's picture

Of course I put them in a box since the majority don't even realise how politics work, they support trump as if it was a football team playing a final !

Even if he wins, they will just use him as he will find it extremely difficult to overcome the federal agencies dynamics that are all against him (in particular the FED).

Even his own party is against him !

They will plot a soft coup against him like they did with Morsi in egypt, or they will trigger a financial crisis an blame it on him !


InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

you are a waste of life... please do us all a favor and just jump already... or use the nailgun

AVmaster's picture

All that money, and still can't knock trump out of the race... That is, if you believe the polls...

crazzziecanuck's picture

Exactly.  Hillary can't seem to break 50% despite all these negatives that Trump is encumbered with.

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

and that is with her minions rigging the polls.  reality doesnt like the cunt

VinceFostersGhost's picture


80% Hillary wins ... globalists wins

20% Trump wins


I can work with 20%.......sure as hell beats 80%.


There ain't no plan C bitch.


You got A or B......that's it!

bidaskspread's picture

Plan C, martial law third term president.  I would bet an EMP going off would do the trick, or maybe a power outage on the eastcoast caused by Russian hackers.

crazzziecanuck's picture

Why would sending the USA into chaos be in the Kremlin's interest?  Look at how America lost it's fucking mind over 9/11.  Invading, bombing and regime changing every country in the Middle East ***BUT*** the ones that were funding and sponsoring international terrorism.  Imagine if you made a catastrophe nation-wide?  Hillary and the Pentagon would f**king nuke every living thing off the face of the earth.

Deathrips's picture

Why cant plan c be anyone who takes anothers constitutional rights gets a bullet for free?



Arnold's picture


Hardly convincing.

Perhaps your performance would be better if you had a raise?

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Delusioned stupid ZHers think that Trump is a saviour.'

Many of us have no such delusion, but we are voting for him anyway.

You might want to prepare accordingly.

PT's picture


Hillary fucks up:  We knew that was coming.
Trump fucks up:  We prove there was no real alternative.

It's an exercise in eliminating false hope.

Hillary fucks up:  People might still think an outsider may be able to save them next time
Trump fucks up:  The next "alternative" will have to put on a much bigger, more convincing show than Trump did.

The wild buffalo are all lined up on the edge of the river.  If one falls in now, they get eaten by the crocodiles.  Sooner or later a couple get pushed in and have to make a run for it.  The next couple realize that if they don't follow then they may have to make the trip alone.  Then the stampede starts.  Now the crocodiles aren't so sure they whether they see dinner or being-crushed-to-death.  The crocodiles would much prefer it if just a few buffalo hit the river at a time.  Or if they could spread the herd thinner along the river's edge.  They could deal with that.  The buffalo need to keep a keen eye on what those crocs are up to.

Liberty2012's picture

Nice analogy Thank you ;)

Pairadimes's picture

96% of media, 90+ percent of federal employees, a monopoly on major corporate support, and the all-in commitment of the deep state. 

Anybody still think they live free in a republic?

crazzziecanuck's picture

Everyone knows who butters their bread and so act accordingly.  Need to keep those paychecks coming in to pay that mortgage.

PT's picture

Till someone loses their job or something else goes wrong and suddenly they realize they're gonna lose it all anyway.

Countrybunkererd's picture

One is quite different than the other.  Risk and providing something some people want for their cash vs. political favors for cash at the people's expense.  I hate communism and socialism but if these dirtbags push us over that edge, i would like to remind them that historically they are the first to get rounded up and shot by the masses.  I am not suggesting that happen but it does have historical precedent.

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

please go play russian roulette with a single shot deringer... it is the only cure for your hopelessness

nyse's picture

Something big comin in the next 24 hrs gang..

jus_lite_reading's picture

Just an FYI to my fellow GLPers, James O'Keefe has his next hit video coming out and this one will be YUUUGE

Watch boys! 12 NOON! TODAY!

innocent observer's picture
innocent observer (not verified) Chupacabra-322 Oct 18, 2016 8:31 AM

it should bother the business savy that none of the "smart money" backs drumpf.


not a bright prospect when they don't bother with even token "insurance" contributions.

but do keep harping about how all those polls are wrong.

jus_lite_reading's picture

I work in finance. I'm in the heart of the beast. The globalists bankers have this dream of unlimited money in their pockets and open borders.

They forgot that we are the people.

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

Does the term "end game" mean anything to you?

Countrybunkererd's picture

is that some kind of app?  or an NFL term?

jus_lite_reading's picture

Exactly. I'm serious. If Hillary steals this election I quit my job and its on like Donkey Kong. Read the email I posted yesterday with the movie script. Patriots only need to "tear up the rail tracks and shut down the weak supply chain" and the globalists are dead. I'm ready and willing and able to fight for my country to defend from enemies both foreign and domestic. We all need to think about what our plan of action will be. This is literally America's last stand and everything we believed in, everything this nation was founded on, all the lives lost were for NOTHING. Think long and hard about that.

innocent observer's picture
innocent observer (not verified) jus_lite_reading Oct 18, 2016 8:55 AM

please stay by your computer/ip address, for ease of collection for re-education/soylent processing.

jus_lite_reading's picture

Oh are you admitting that a just a few hundred patriots could shut down the NWO? Think what tens of thousands could do. Longest coldest winter on record.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Alot of the smart money lost on Brexit. This dumbass did quite well

Hal n back's picture

in 2008 Obama said he woudl go after wall street and lobbyists. He did not and he has received funding from Wall Street and lobbists.


Now it looks like Wall Street and Lobbyists are really fearful of Trump.


The US risk is more of the same and thats Hillary in spades. Trump no doubt  has risks but I for one think the upside has real potential with him.  His biggest risk IMO is Congress, both sides will undermine him as well as MSM. The thing is, I think that rather than just talking about the congress pitfalls, he will do something about it. How, I have no idea. But he has already proven he is not afraid of doing or saying anything, and frankly I admire that.


Kidbuck's picture

How did you expect it to shake out? Trump is on the side of the elite and rich. Hillary is the voice for the little down trodden people.

The Merovingian's picture

Unless you are a coal miner or oil industry worker or manufacturing worker or a ...

Singelguy's picture

You forgot to add the "sarc"

Nunyadambizness's picture

You either wrote that to see what kind of reaction you're going to get, or you'r a moron.  No other option.

MFL5591's picture

The American filth seen all sticking with an unamerican criminal!

roadhazard's picture

So Trump dumps on Journalists but expects donations.

MFL5591's picture

Media owned 96% by the tribe who have been robbing the US for 50 years!

PirateOfBaltimore's picture

Where did he expect donations?  The data are backward-looking.  They've already donated -- that is what the trump dumping is about.


Mr. Bones's picture

Being a Lapdog is a pretty easy life.