Endeavor Media Group, LLC

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Endeavor Media Group, LLC (EMG) in Houston, Texas, is the owner of Talon News and GOPUSA, according to research conducted in February 2005 by Georgy and other bloggers at The Raconteur Blog.[1][2]

Located at the bottom of the GOPUSA page is the following:[3]

Copyright © 2000-2007, GOPUSA.com
A Division of Endeavor Media Group, LLC
Bobby Eberle, President and CEO

Endeaver Media Group LLC, chartered March 8, 2005, is "not in good standing as it has not satisfied all state tax requirements",[4] according to the Texas Comptroller of Corporate Accounts.[5] The corporation's manager is Bobby Eberle,[6] located at the same address as that given for EMG: 2620 Sunday House Drive, Pearland, Texas. The corporation's registered agent is Capitol Corporate Services, Inc. of Austin, Texas.[5]


Fake company?

Endeavor Media Group is "a company with a PO Box and a fake phone number listing. When checking on endeavormediagroup.com in whois, the same info comes up -- but endeavormediagroup.com is a Forbidden domain. Also, when googling[7] "endeavor media group" [in February 2005, it got] you nothing. It's like this company [didn't] exist.[1]

"And it didn't -- until Monday [February 7, 2005].

Endeavor Media Group, LLC (39068802O)
info AT endeavormediagroup.com
P.O. Box 891354
Houston, TX 77289 US
Phone: 999-999-9999
Record expires on 07-Feb-2008
Record created on 07-Feb-2005
Database last updated on 10-Oct-2007 (9:13 EDT)

A WhoIs search conducted October 10, 2007, found the following updates:[8]

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact: Endeavor Media Group, LLC (39068802O)
c/o Network Solutions
info AT endeavormediagroup.com
P.O. Box 447 Herndon, VA
US Phone: 570 708-8780
Record expires on 07-Feb-2008
Record created on 07-Feb-2005
Database last updated on 10-Oct-2007 (8:33 EDT)

GOPUSA

"So what's the deal? Talon News changed ownership right around the time the Jeff Gannon[/James Guckert] controversy was about to boil over.

"But wait, there's more," Georgy added in February 2005.[1]

"Talon News' #1 client GOPUSA.com, is also, ... owned by Endeavor.[9]

Domain Name: GOPUSA.COM[10]
Administrative Contact, Technical Contact: Endeavor Media Group, LLC (39068802O)
c/o Network Solutions
info AT endeavormediagroup.com
P.O. Box 447 Herndon, VA
US Phone: 570 708-8780
Record expires on 2012-09-27
Record created on 1999-09-27
Database last updated on 10-Oct-2007

MensNewsDaily.com link

MillionsOfAmericans.com

Then

Blogger Martin added February 10, 2005:[1]

"Whois connects IP addresses 65.17.231.170 - 6.17.231.189 to Bobby Eberle. 173 is GOPUSA. 174 is Talon News. One other IP in the series is currently in use. 65.17.231.175 is used for MillionsofAmericans.com. (Emphasis added.)
"Whois revealed in February 2005 that MillionsOfAmericans.com was registered to:
Eberle Communications Group, Inc.
1420 Spring Hill Rd.
McLean, VA 22102
US Phone: 703 821 1550
Fax: 123 123 1234
Martin opined: "Bruce is assuredly a relative of Bobby. Some research should be done on the full client list for each of the companies. Major clients referenced for Campaign Funding Direct include Ronald Reagan, Oliver North and Jesse Helms.[1]
"Could this be the company that was the previous domain owner for Talon News and GOPUSA?," he asked.

On February 15, 2005, Georgy posted his last comment on Endeavor Media Group: "The Texas secretary of state's office (Corporations division) wrote me back:

"We show no listing for Endeavor Media Group LLC or Endeavor Media Group as a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership or assumed name filing in our records."

Now

MillionsOfAmericans.com—entitled "GOPUSA - Millions of Americans"—is registered to:[11]

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact: Endeavor Media Group, LLC (39068802O)
c/o Network Solutions
info AT endeavormediagroup.com
P.O. Box 447 Herndon, VA
US Phone: 570 708-8780
Record expires on 18-Dec-2009
Record created on 18-Dec-2000
Database last updated on 10-Oct-2007 (9:25 EDT)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Finding the Foot Behind the Talon," The Raconteur Blog, February 9 and 10, 2005.
  2. The reliability of the information provided in The Raconteur blog posting has been questioned. However, all information was checked at the time and was updated October 10, 2007.
  3. "The Federalist Papers," GOPUSA.
  4. Certificate of Account Status, Texas Comptroller of Corporate Accounts, October 10, 2007.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Franchise Tax Certification of Account Status: Endeavor Media Group LLC, Texas Comptroller of Corporate Accounts, accessed October 10, 2007.
  6. Officers and Directors, Endeavor Media Group LLC, Texas Comptroller of Corporate Accounts, accessed October 10, 2007.
  7. Google search for "endeavor media group", WordSpy.com, February 2005.
  8. endeavormediagroup.com, WhoIs/Domain Tools, accessed October 10, 2007.
  9. Also verified by roseeriter, "More GOPUSA connections-? Richard M. Scaife?" The Daily Kos, February 25, 2005.
  10. GOPUSA.com, WhoIs/Domain Tools, accessed October 10, 2007.
  11. millionsofamericans.com, WhoIs/DomainTools.com, accessed October 10, 2007.

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