DC Trawler

My top 10 favorite parts of the Daily Caller’s story on Media Matters

If you haven’t read it yet, it’s a doozy. Here are the parts I liked:

  1. “Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”
  2. “Ben Smith [formerly of Politico, now at http://BuzzFeed.com] will take stories and write what you want him to.”
  3. “Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”
  4. “Ben Smith [formerly of Politico, now at http://BuzzFeed.com] will take stories and write what you want him to.”
  5. “Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”
  6. “Ben Smith [formerly of Politico, now at http://BuzzFeed.com] will take stories and write what you want him to.”
  7. “Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”
  8. “Ben Smith [formerly of Politico, now at http://BuzzFeed.com] will take stories and write what you want him to.”
  9. (Tie) “Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”
    “Ben Smith [formerly of Politico, now at http://BuzzFeed.com] will take stories and write what you want him to.”
  10. “This is the first in a Daily Caller investigative series on Media Matters For America.”

There’s a whole lot more, and I’m not going to tell you which of the other good stuff should be on your top 10 list, but that’s mine. Read the whole thing. I hope it makes you smile. And if it doesn’t, that makes me smile.

P.S. Roll Call reports this morning on American Bridge 21st Century, David Brock’s super PAC:

Brock, a conservative-journalist-turned-Democratic-activist, presides over a network of fundraising entities that includes two political nonprofits, the political action committee and a nonprofit tied to Media Matters that is barred from political activity.

“The long-term plan was always to have Media Matters occupy all of the spaces it could occupy,” one former employee said. “They try to create their own echo chamber. It’s a fabulous strategy.”

But interviews with former Media Matters employees reveal a picture of a sprawling and paranoid organization that has at times grappled with frequent turnover and disgruntled employees. They describe Brock, a well-respected operative and prolific fundraiser, as a shy, even shadowy, manager.

Huh.

P.P.S. David Brock’s enemies list. I have to imagine that at this very moment he’s updating it furiously…