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Media Matters memo called for hiring private investigators ‘to look into the personal lives’ of Fox employees


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A little after 1 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2009, Karl Frisch emailed a memo to his bosses, Media Matters for America founder David Brock and president Eric Burns. In the first few lines, Frisch explained why Media Matters should launch a “Fox Fund” whose mission would be to attack the Fox News Channel.



“Simply put,” Frisch wrote, “the progressive movement is in need of an enemy. George W. Bush is gone. We really don’t have John McCain to kick around any more. Filling the lack of leadership on the right, Fox News has emerged as the central enemy and antagonist of the Obama administration, our Congressional majorities and the progressive movement as a whole.”


“We must take Fox News head-on in a well funded, presidential-style campaign to discredit and embarrass the network, making it illegitimate in the eyes of news consumers.”



What Frisch proceeded to suggest, however, went well beyond what legitimate presidential campaigns attempt. “We should hire private investigators to look into the personal lives of Fox News anchors, hosts, reporters, prominent contributors, senior network and corporate staff,” he wroteScissors-32x32.png

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So...basically the agents of the left are suggesting that personal lives are, indeed, fair game for politicians and journalists on the right.


Interesting. That is as clear an example of a double standard as I've seen so far. What a horrifically ugly game.

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Is Obama Programing Media Matters Or Is It The Other Way Around?




Of course, this pipeline can go both ways, too. Is Media Matters pushing its own George Soros-funded, far left ideas on the Administration in these weekly strategy sessions? And how independent is MMFA if it is being included in strategy sessions led by the White House? This all too cozy relationship certainly eviscerates any expectation that MMFA’s reports can be trusted. And with claims that MSNBC is fully programmed by the White House and MMFA, and that the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and the L.A. Times are also spoon-fed the Obama agenda on a daily basis, well, it calls into doubt everything in the Old Media’s coverage of Barack Obama’s White House.

But don’t expect the Old Media to take this lying down. Already the media is attacking Daily Caller’s exposé. Just today, for instance, in an attempt to undermine the DC series, Politico’s Dylan Byers complained that many of the Daily Caller’s quotes are from unnamed sources and saying that DC editor Tucker Carlson’s piece does “not cite specific examples” to back up the allegations.

But, is this the same Politico that published over 100 stories based on unnamed sources and unfounded allegations — most of which still haven’t been proven — against Herman Cain, stories that contributed to his ultimate withdrawal from the race for the GOP nomination for president? You know it is.

In any case, as more of the DC’s report emerges, what we see is a disturbing case of influence peddling among the media that calls into question everything we read about Barack Obama.



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