Media Matters in Cahoots with DOJ on Fast and Furious
The Daily Caller obtained multiple emails sent in September and November of 2010 showing Holder's Justice Department communications staff in cahoots with Soros funded left-wing reporters at Media Matters. Apparently Media Matters worked with Holder's press defenders to head off any negative stories about Operation Fast and Furious launched in the fall of 2009.
Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder's top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. TheDC obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act.
The emails revealed Media Matters targeted Townhall's Katie Pavlich, Sipseystreet's Mike Vanderboegh, Daily Caller's Matt Boyle, and CBS' Sharyl Atkisson.
Schmaler also requested an attack piece on Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips. What ticked off Schmaler enough to go after Phillips? According to Big Government she didn't like something he said about Fast and Furious when he appeared on Fox News.
In one of the more shocking emails, Ms. Schmaler emailed Matt Gertz at MMfA and suggested an attack piece on Tea Party Nation Founder Judson Phillips. She tells Mr. Gertz what Mr. Phillips said was completely false, because President Bush's operations Wide Receiver and Hernandez "put this to a lie." There's only one problem with that statement. Mr. Phillips was only talking about Fast and Furious. There was nothing false in his appearance on FOX News. He simply said it must be investigated and it was a partisan program.
Later that day Chris Brown wrote a piece calling Mr. Phillips a "right-wing extremist." He tried to prove Mr. Phillips wrong that Fast & Furious had anything to do with gun control, which Ms. Attkisson proved to be correct on December 7, 2011. That was the only part of Mr. Brown's piece that had anything to do with Mr. Phillips' appearance. The rest of it was a smear job on him, pointing out past statements.
The DC emails were released just days before the Justice Department's Inspector General is scheduled to answer questions before the House Oversight Committee regarding his investigation into Fast and Furious. Will IG Horowitz be asked to explain how a tax-exempt advocacy group like Media Matters has become a propaganda arm of Holder's DOJ?
So now we not only have a dead Border Patrol Agent, a dead ICE agent, hundreds of murdered citizens south of the border and an administration supplying firepower to Mexican drug cartels, we have evidence of Media Matters and the DOJ working together to stop real journalists from finding out who ordered this fiasco.
How high up does this bloody gun walking scandal go if Soros' shadow party media group is working 24/7 to stop the truth from getting out?
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