Video: 15 Year Old Girl Scout Whistle-Blower Tells Her Story On Fox and Friends

The Blaze  broke Girl Scouts/Media Matters story on Tuesday, and follows up with a post about 15 yr old Sydney Volanski, the Girl Scout whistleblower who first noticed the Media Matters reference last year and left the organization over it.

Sydney joined the crew of “Fox & Friends” on Thursday morning to explain what she found and also to talk about her website, Speak Now: Girl Scouts Website,” which she co-edits and that was set up to expose other liberal bias within the Scouts.

“My sister and I started a website to help inform families of the more leftward leanings of Girl Scouts because they promise to be neutral politically and about certain social issues,” she explained, “but when you examine the women that they promote and the websites and books that they refer girls to, there is a clear liberal ideology, like with the Media Matters site.”

“With Speak Now: Girl Scouts we’re just trying to spread awareness to families because we were so deceived,” she added. “For eight years we were in Girl Scouts and we didn’t realize that Girl Scouts was promoting such a liberal ideology.”

Sydney went on to claim the Scouts have promoted Planned Parenthood and abortion advocacy groups in the past, using that as example of more liberal bias in the organization.

On a side note, Girl Scouts spokesperson Michelle Tompkins — who did not answer any of our follow-up inquiries — did give a statement to Fox saying that the organization’s material is regularly reviewed and updated and that upcoming versions of the book will not include references to Media Matters. That’s similar to what we were told. However, there are still plenty more questions we asked, such as how Media Matters came to be placed in the book, who wrote the page that the reference appears on and what group, if any, will replace Media Matters once the new publications are released.

Watch Sydney’s  interview with Fox, below:

Be sure to check out Sydney’s website, Speak Now: Girl Scouts.

Another good Girl Scout Whistle-blower site I discovered while researching my post, yesterday is HonestGirlScouts.Com.

As Sydney noted, there are still many unresolved “issues” with the Girl Scouts.

Speaking of hapless Media Mutters…

Big Government isn’t through smacking them around.

Dana Loesch delivers another one-two punch with:Media Matters Attacked Palin For Clothing Costs, Defend Michelle Obama

The Soros and SEIU-funded Media Matters is smarting over three losses these past two weeks. First there was the Simon Wiesenthal Center slamming Media Matters for America for its anti-Israel screeds, the second was Politico calling the propaganda site a “core institution” of the Democrat party, and the third was the Girls Scouts backing away from linking to the site in its brochures. Because of this stellar track record Media Matters decides to throw another noodle at the wall and reverse its position on “class warfare” by defending the $2k dresses (to say nothing of the shoes and handbags) worn by the First Lady.


Jan 2009: Iranian Press TV Interviews Iran’s Favorite US Congressman Who Bashes Israel and Defends Hamas (Video)

Stop with the lies and misinformation, Paulbots sneer –Ron Paul has nothing against Israel, in fact, he really loves Israel.

— Except when he’s saying things like, “the Palestinians have been ripped off and all of the blame is on Israel”.

In this incredible interview he gave to the Iranian state owned English language propaganda channel, Press TV in January of 2009, he said that, and much more. Paul said he favored ending the United States’ special relationship with Israel because if Israel has a problem it should have to deal with by itself, and it shouldn’t be any of our business.

“If I personally favor one side over the other side, it’s really pretty academic, because politically I don’t want to be involved.”

Paul called Gaza essentially a “concentration camp” where they (read Hamas) defend themselves with homemade bombs, “like they’re the aggressors?”

“If I say the Palestinians have been ripped off and all of the blame is on Israel, then I’ve sort of stepped in a little more than I want to…”

He  stepped in it, all right.


Morris: Ron Paul is ‘the most liberal, radical, left-wing person to run for president’

Bolton: If You’re Thinking Of Voting For Ron Paul, ‘Think Again’

Hat tip: Brian B.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, and Doug Ross in Larwyn’s Links, thanks!


Media Matters Botches Fast And Furious Story/ Girl Scouts of America Botches “Fact-Checking”

Of course, Media Mutters botches most stories, so this is barely newsworthy. Still, I thought I’d tie it to the Girl Scout/Media Matters story because I wanted to have a word or two about that.

At Big Government, Mary Chastain sounds like she’s about at her wits end with the hapless propaganda outfit because they’re constantly botching their Fast and Furious stories by claiming that it was a “botched ATF operation”:

Mr. Brown wrote about the NRA’s “conspiracy theories” and, of course, one of them was about Operation Fast and Furious. Mr. Brown titles this part, “What the … Botched ATF Operation Initiated To Promote Gun Control?” First of all, Fast and Furious was NOT botched. This is how it was suppose to work. Secondly, this isn’t a “ridiculous claim” because it’s true. I already had to point out to Mr. Brown that Sharyl Attkisson at CBS News has documents proving the ATF was using Fast and Furious as a way to implement tougher gun control laws.

Mr. Brown says, “What’s truly breathtaking is LaPierre’s willingness to push such wild conjecture absent any evidence.” No, Mr. Brown it’s truly breath taking that no matter how much evidence is presented you and MMfA keep on the rose colored glasses. Again, look at the documents Ms. Attkisson provided in her report. There is evidence the ATF was using Operation Fast and Furious to promote tougher gun control.

David Codrea at Gun Rights Examiner has a few choice words for snotty Obama water carriers who like to ridicule the purveyors of these outrageous “conspiracy theories”….

But that’s the talking point those still foisting the “botched gun sting” myth (that would be pretty much all of the establishment media, the administration and all the Democrats in both houses of Congress) want spread.  So much so that regressive attack dog sites like TPMMuckraker and Media Matters routinely insult those who point to growing evidence that the government was looking for walked weapons to be found at crime scenes and traced back to U.S. gun stores as “insane paranoid[s]” and purveyors of “far-fetched conspiracies.”

The problem for them is, and they should be called on it every time they purposefully lie to cover crimes resulting in the brutal murders of U.S. law enforcement agents and untold hundreds of Mexican nationals, is that the allegation did not originate with “right wing bloggers” or Republicans, or the NRA.

Do you know where it started?

From one of several insider sources who have proven consistently reliable throughout investigations by this  correspondent and Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars, who informed us back in early January:

Coming next will be more info on what the agents refer to as the Phoenix ATF office ‘walking across’ ARs and AKs to pad their statistics.

You might want to ask the snotty regressives out there busily spreading their lies if the people who have brought information to light and risked retaliation from the like of the “innocent” Mr. Melson are insane paranoids prone to far-fetched conspiracies.  You might also want to ask them how many insider sources they have when they come up with their attack pieces designed to shield their political champions and subvert the truth, and ultimately the attainment of justice.

And by that I mean actual whistleblowers, not administration talking point dispensers relying on leftist media shills.

So yeah, the clowns at Media Mutters are obviously running interference for Dear Leader, and it’s these naked propagandists that the Girl Scouts of America turn to get “the facts?”

This doesn’t surprise me, but it does sadden me and it also frankly disgusts me.

Via Dana Loesch of Big Journalism:

Think twice before buying Girl Scout cookies next year. Fox and Friends discussed how the Girl Scouts of America is now promoting Media Matters, in addition to its affiliation with Planned Parenthood (more).

The ongoing moral decline of the Girl Scouts has caused an exodus within its ranks and a decline in its formerly popular cookie sales. The absence of such a group has sparked the creation of others to take its place, most notable among them: the American Heritage Girls and the Frontier Girls.

Next year, when the green sashes come by your home and ask you to buy cookies to help support their organization, know why your answer will be “no, thanks.”

*UPDATE: Girl Scouts says it will stop linking to Media Matters:

In a statement to The Daily Caller, Girl Scouts of the USA confirmed on Wednesday that its literature will no longer refer scouts to Media Matters For America as a source of information to balance bias in news reporting.

“Girl Scouts constantly reviews our materials based on feedback and suggestions we receive from our members and we update our materials on a regular basis,” said the statement. “As a result of this process, upcoming reprints of journeys materials will not include links to Media Matters.”

They knew what they were doing, though. Watch the Fox News video at the link. The Blaze contacted Girl Scouts of America and talked to a representative who acknowledged that she knew that Media Matters was a left-wing organization.

It’s not exactly news that the Girl Scouts have become a left-leaning organization. I saw it for myself when my oldest daughter (now 20) was a Brownie. In one of the most absurd cases of political correctness I’d ever encountered, we were invited to a “Positive Male Role Model/Scout Dance” when she was in kindergarten. That was their lame euphemism for Father/Daughter Dance. See? They were being sensitive to girls who don’t have fathers. We almost quit right then and there.

We finally did quit after 3rd grade because frankly it was a huge waste of our time. There just was not  a whole lot going on with the Girl Scouts. Certainly no actual  scouting.  I never bothered signing any of my other daughters up, either, because whatever once had made the Girl Scouts a  positive experience for young girls, the magic was long gone by the time my girls were old enough for it.

The long march through that institution had already neared completion.