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