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Is the DOJ and Media Matters joined to LIE about news to get Obama re-elected?

Charge 2012/09/18 16:02:16

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Newly published emails show the top spokeswoman at the U.S. Justice
Department regularly collaborating with the liberal advocacy group Media
Matters on stories that slam the administration's critics.



The emails, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and
published by The Daily Caller, often show department public affairs
chief Tracy Schmaler communicating with Media Matters bloggers.
Sometimes, the emails were in response to inquiries. Other times,
Schmaler was pitching ideas, according to the Caller.



In a January 2012 email chain, Schmaler sent a Media Matters writer
lines from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman
Darrell Issa's comments at a recent hearing. She reportedly underlined
passages where the California Republican tries to explain the difference
between Operation Fast and Furious and other anti-gunrunning operations
under former President George W. Bush.



Hours later, an article appeared on Media Matters' site titled "Rep. Issa Ties Himself in Fast and Furious Knots."

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  • banzaib... Charge 2012/09/25 06:33:02
    banzaibuckaroo
    +1
    it's now going to come down to their debates. It's sad but true.
  • Charge banzaib... 2012/09/25 13:55:23
    Charge
    +1
    Absolutely true....
  • jool banzaib... 2012/09/19 23:12:38
    jool
    +1
    Don't fall into the trap! Mitt is way ahead.
  • banzaib... jool 2012/09/19 23:48:24
    banzaibuckaroo
    why, because Mitt said it himself.
  • ruru 2012/09/19 04:09:09
    ruru
    +6
    Media Matters is a tax exempt organization. Tax exempt organizations are forbidden by law to be involved in politics. So what we have here once again is the Obama administration breaking the law. Shame on Obama.
  • David Viet ruru 2012/09/19 09:08:01
    David Viet
    +6
    Media Matters should lose its 501(c)(3) status!!
  • Charge David Viet 2012/09/19 14:17:42
    Charge
    Thank You
  • Charge ruru 2012/09/19 14:17:28
    Charge
    Ya, maybe the DOJ will investigate them.... lolz.
  • truthzx95 2012/09/19 03:48:15
    truthzx95
    +2
    how about the two communists, duke kahanmoku and mich informed, attempting to sweep this under the rug like all communists do. they point fingers at any conservative with proof of how their ideology and policies fail, and claim "you're stupid for believing that" and THEY believe o-blame-o. it is absolutely hilarious to watch.
  • rk 2012/09/19 03:31:21
    rk
    +5
    The most corrupt administration ever
  • Charge rk 2012/09/19 14:18:21
    Charge
    I agree....
  • Kaleokualoha 2012/09/19 03:01:48
    Kaleokualoha
    Exactly what "lies" are involved? Your references indicate they collaborated on issues, but does NOT mention any "lies." Your suggestion that they may be joining to "lie" is unsubstantiated by your references.

    This an excellent example of how disinformation originates and is exaggerated in the Conservative Disinformation Network, like the game of "Gossip"! Such misrepresentation creates a "straw man," which makes the target easier to attack:

    "A straw man, known in the UK as an Aunt Sally, is a type of argument and is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.[1] To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by replacing it with a superficially similar yet unequivalent proposition (the "straw man"), and refuting it, without ever having actually refuted the original position.[1][2]" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    "Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters." - Albert Einstein
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/19 14:22:36
    Charge
    +1
    The "LIES" are the result of deliberate collaboration between Media Matters and the DOJ to substantially distort or suppress the content of stories to give a "false" impression.... Did you read the emails, if you do you will see that the truth is NOT what they are interested in, it was all about covering Obama's a$$.
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/19 18:30:00
    Kaleokualoha
    You are evading the question. Once again: EXACTLY what "lies" are involved? Please provide a rational, focused answer. Please quote any reference to "lies" without tap dancing.
    Tap Dance

    Jumping to conclusions seems to be quite common in the fantasyland of the right-wing blogosphere. Such conclusions are drawn despite other likely explanations for the evidence presented. In the world of disinformation, speculation is misrepresented as fact.

    When asked to substantiate their conclusions, we may encounter bluster, red herrings, and ad hominem attacks more often than rational, focused answers. Military Intelligence students are quickly disabused of such behavior, and learn the value of supporting every conclusion they proffer. Researchers at the Rand Corporation and other highly regarded research institutions often come from such rigorous backgrounds, where conclusions are based on empirical evidence, rather than wishful thinking. It's a pity that blogosphere researchers and commentators are not held to similar high standards of accuracy.

    "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." - Daniel Moynihan
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/19 20:41:08
    Charge
    More and more is coming out.... why don't you read yourself?

    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 ...









    More and more is coming out.... why don't you read yourself?

    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?

    Read more M. Catharine Evans at Potter Williams Report

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.co...
    (more)
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/19 20:46:16
    Kaleokualoha
    Thanks for your response, but you have still failed to identify any actual LIES. Please quote the EXACT "lies"!
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/19 21:11:28
    Charge
    Obviously you can not read or are incapable of comprehending that when DOJ's Ms. Schmaler says to Matt Gertz of MM that what Mr, Phillips said was "completely false" and it was indeed true and correct; that would constitute a LIE!
    I know you NEED to back Obama and cover for his administrations divisive actions, but don't act ignorant or blind to cover Obama's transgressions.
    There is more but I'm not going to carry your inability to handle the failure of you leader.
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/19 22:20:16 (edited)
    Kaleokualoha
    The contention that F&F; was a "partisan program" IS completely false (see http://features.blogs.fortune... ).

    A just released DOJ Inspector General report "found no evidence that Holder was informed about the Fast and Furious operation before Jan. 31, 2011, or that the attorney general was told about the much-disputed gun-walking tactic employed by the ATF" (see http://www.washingtonpost.com... ).

    Further, even the remote possibility that Schmaler may have lied TO Gertz about Phillips does not mean that they "joined together to lie about news to get Obama re-elected."

    Exactly what "Obama's transgressions" are you referring to?

    "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." - Daniel Moynihan
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/20 16:44:16
    Charge
    The report you tout says that the DOJ and ATF are equally at fault and suggested 14 individuals that "utterly failed", within the DOJ; so who might I ask is responsible for the DOJ.... Eric Holder.
    If this was a Republican administration you would crucify them and you know it.

    It's not a "remote possibility"; it is a hard fact, I thought you liked facts, but not when they show you side is the perpetrators of the LIES.
    Obama is a liar and a deceiver... let's face it they can't even tell the truth about their indifference to the lack of security in Libya that cost the life of our ambassador.
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/20 19:00:29
    Kaleokualoha
    The President is ultimately responsible for all problems within his administration. As Truman said, "The buck stops here."
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/20 19:42:21
    Charge
    Does that apply to Obama as well?
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/20 20:23:47
    Kaleokualoha
    Of course!
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/20 22:18:33
    Charge
    Fast and Furious, Libyan Ambassador Death, Solyndra and other taxpayer funds losses, GM bailout losses, Obamacare misrepresentation, Cash for Clinkers, No Budgets, etc., etc.
    Ok, so you are going to vote for Romney.
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/20 22:32:51
    Kaleokualoha
    No way! His womens' health position, alone, is reason not to vote for him.
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/21 14:00:51
    Charge
    Oh, let's not blame Obama for anything right; I guess he's really not in charge.
    What women's health position; you mean not paying for Flukes contraception?
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/21 20:14:55 (edited)
    Kaleokualoha
    Against Planned Parenthood. Obama's weakness, of which he has many, are INSIGNIFICANT in comparison to Romney.
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/22 16:11:02
    Charge
    A lot of people, the majority in fact, are against public funding of Abortion...
    Romney's weakness, of which there are a few, are INSIGNIFICANT in comparison to Obama.
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/22 18:46:48
    Kaleokualoha
    Planned Parenthood is about a lot more than abortion.
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/22 19:03:31
    Charge
    Granted, it's about more, but NOT a lot more, In 2010, Planned Parenthood’s abortion income was 51.5 percent of its clinic income.
    I reiterate, A lot of people, the majority in fact, are against public funding of Abortion. It can not be justified because PP does OTHER things.
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/22 19:07:44
    Kaleokualoha
    On the other hand, "Three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services." - http://www.plannedparenthood....

    This suggests that the vast majority of PP services do NOT involve clinic income.
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/23 15:12:03
    Charge
    OK, you want to use numbers....
    2007 Planned Parenthood service numbers
    Number of abortions (medical and surgical): 305,310
    Total number of abortions per week: 5,871
    Adoption referrals: 4,912
    Ratio of adoption referrals to abortions: 1 per 62
    Despite representing just 3% of Planned Parenthood's reported number of health services provided each year, abortion represents the core business of the organization.
    parenthoods number health services year abortion represents core business organization

    http://politicalcalculations....
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/23 18:14:15 (edited)
    Kaleokualoha
    Isn't this because the vast majority of PP services are performed for free? Eliminating support for PP may have negligible effect on abortion, but may be devastating to other 97% of PP services.
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/23 18:30:26
    Charge
    This is because PP is subsidized by the federal government.... All I'm saying if abortion is going to be such a large part of their revenue they should be a privately funded organization, like Catholic Charities with no government funding.
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/23 18:33:57
    Kaleokualoha
    It's a large part of their revenue to AVOID federal subsidies for that service!
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/24 15:23:05
    Charge
    You miss the point, when compared to dollar value as percentage of business it's hard to deny that public funding is paying for some of the 'free' abortions.....
  • Kaleoku... Charge 2012/09/24 21:12:58
    Kaleokualoha
    Planned Parenthood CHARGES for abortions on a sliding scale. Other services may be free.
  • Charge Kaleoku... 2012/09/25 13:56:28
    Charge
    And federal dollars subsidize the low cost and free abortions.
  • rk Kaleoku... 2012/09/21 00:59:37
    rk
    +1
    16 trillion 100,000,000,000,000. in unfunded debt Hugh Deficit, 1 in 8 unemployed
    World financial downgraded US twice, Lied about Libya. Lie about Solyndra, fast and furious,
  • Charge rk 2012/09/21 14:01:53
    Charge
    Exactly, but somehow the Liberals say none of the bad stuff is Obama's fault??????
  • Roger 2012/09/19 02:29:54
    Roger
    +3
    Yes, with obama the media really controls the goverment (That is why they support him) They put him in power they use the power. They did the same thing with carter (He was "ahead" in the polls put if you asked 10 people 9.5 of them would say Reagan, Honestly ask someone who is not on das interwebs if they like der fuher.)

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