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New Conservative Advocacy Group -- Center for American Freedom

By    |   Thursday, 05 January 2012 05:31 PM

A group of conservative journalists is creating an advocacy group, the Center for American Freedom (CAF). It aims to battle liberal control of the media and will hit President Barack Obama hard, Politico reports.

The group’s chairman is Michael Goldfarb, a former Weekly Standard writer who is now a partner in the lobbying firm Orion Strategies, where his clients include conservative patrons Charles and David Koch. CAF will have an annual budget of “several million dollars,” Goldfarb  said.

The group will publish a conservative online news service, the Washington Free Beacon, headed by former Weekly Standard writer Matthew Continetti.

The group also will have a campaign-style war room directed by two former heads of the Republican National Committee’s impressive research operation. And CAF's media-monitoring unit will attack unfair reporting at MSNBC, just as Media Matters has done to Fox News.

“This is a fairly modest start-up that really hopes to combat the [liberal advocacy group] Center for American Progress and create something that in the not-so-distant future can be competitive,” Goldfarb told Politico.

Conservatives, of course, already have strong think tanks, such as the American Enterprise Institute and Heritage Foundation. But CAF will add to the conservative presence online, where Newsmax occupies a central position.

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