Finally, the opening salvo has been fired against one of the most lethal weapons in the information war against America. Media Matters for America (MMFA), malevolent media mother-ship of the uber left, has been exposed in an ongoing investigation by the Daily Caller. This left-wing media machine of destruction has generated a dossier of lies, libels and defamation on every effective voice on the right. The Geller dossier is seven pages long listing their fallacious links (go here). When Media Matters issued a Memo to media: Pamela Geller does not belong on national television, Chris Matthews canceled me that day. And CNN, MSNBC, HLN, etc. never had me on again. America, the prohibition of the truth is being rigorously enforced. The destroyers successfully got Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck and Imus off the air. And they are working tightly with the White House. Goebbels Ministry of Propaganda was amateurish next to these destroyers. They are dismantling this country, ruining (and removing) people without so much as firing a shot.
The Daily Caller obtained a detailed organizational planning memo describing the great extent achieved of MMFA's central goal of influencing the national media. Media Matters will spend $20 million in 2012 to influence news coverage. Donors have every reason to expect success, as the group’s effect on many news organizations has already been profound. “We were pretty much writing their prime time,” a former Media Matters employee said of the cable channel MSNBC. “But then virtually all the mainstream media was using our stuff."
Anti-gun hypocrite and nutty head of the malevolent mother-ship, David Brock, broke DC gun laws. His constant heavy security detail was always packing serious heat. Brock's paranoia and irrational fear of assassins are a manifestation of his long history of mental illness. And this loon traffics in the marginalization and defamation of leading conservatives by calling them ..... loons. You can't make this shiz up.
Inside Media Matters: Sources, memos reveal erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations Daily Caller, February 12, 2012
Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe.
The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled.
“He had more security than a Third World dictator,” one employee said, explaining that Brock’s bodyguards would rarely leave his side, even accompanying him to his home in an affluent Washington neighborhood each night where they “stood post” to protect him. “What movement leader has a detail?” asked someone who saw it.
Extensive interviews with a number of Brock’s current and former colleagues at Media Matters, as well as with leaders from across the spectrum of Democratic politics, reveal an organization roiled by its leader’s volatile and erratic behavior and struggles with mental illness, and an office where Brock’s executive assistant carried a handgun to public events in order to defend his boss from unseen threats.
And MM had enormous power:
“The entire progressive blogosphere picked up our stuff,” says a Media Matters source, “from Daily Kos to Salon. Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”
“If you can’t get it anywhere else, Greg Sargent’s always game,” agreed another source with firsthand knowledge.
Reached by phone, Sargent declined to comment.
“The HuffPo guys were good, Sam Stein and Nico [Pitney],” remembered one former staffer. “The people at Huffington Post were always eager to cooperate, which is no surprise given David’s long history with Arianna [Huffington].”
“Jim Rainey at the LA Times took a lot of our stuff,” the staffer continued. “So did Joe Garofoli at the San Francisco Chronicle. We’ve pushed stories to Eugene Robinson and E.J. Dionne [at the Washington Post]. Brian Stelter at the New York Times was helpful.”
“Ben Smith [formerly of Politico, now at BuzzFeed.com] will take stories and write what you want him to write,” explained the former employee, whose account was confirmed by other sources. Staffers at Media Matters “knew they could dump stuff to Ben Smith, they knew they could dump it at Plum Line [Greg Sargent’s Washington Post blog], so that’s where they sent it.”
Smith, who refused to comment on the substance of these claims, later took to Twitter to say that he has been critical of Media Matters.
Anyone who reads Smith knows what a tool he is. He pimps their talking points as if they were news.
Reporters who weren’t cooperative might feel the sting of a Media Matters campaign against them. “If you hit a reporter, say a beat reporter at a regional newspaper,” a Media Matters source said, “all of a sudden they’d get a thousand hostile emails. Sometimes they’d melt down. It had a real effect on reporters who weren’t used to that kind of scrutiny.”
A group with the ability to shape news coverage is of incalculable value to the politicians it supports, so it’s no surprise that Media Matters has been in regular contact with political operatives in the Obama administration. According to visitor logs, on June 16, 2010, Brock and then-Media Matters president Eric Burns traveled to the White House for a meeting with Valerie Jarrett, arguably the president’s closest adviser. Recently departed Obama communications director Anita Dunn returned to the White House for the meeting as well.
It’s not clear what the four spoke about — no one in the meeting returned repeated calls for comment — but the apparent coordination continued. “Anita Dunn became a regular presence at the office,” says someone who worked there. Then-president of Media Matters, Eric Burns, “lunched with her, met with her and chatted with her frequently on any number of matters.”
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