DC Trawler

Media Matters finally responds to the Daily Caller (sort of)

Looks like somebody didn’t get the memo about pretending TheDC doesn’t exist until this all goes away. I didn’t Photoshop this. It’s real.

If Media Matters is “correcting” the “misinformation” in TheDC’s coverage of the Ryan Jerome story, but ignoring all the stories about them, then there must not be any misinformation in those stories.

It’s all true.

Tacit admission noted, MMFA!

And since they mention it, you know another place that has strong gun laws? Washington, DC. But the laws aren’t so bad if you ignore them. Just ask Media Matters founder David Brock:

Brock believed he had received credible death threats, and employed a two-man security detail, at least one of whom was armed and acted as his driver. A new security system was installed in his house. He became concerned that one of his bodyguards was plotting against him.

By 2010, Brock’s personal assistant, a man named Haydn Price-Morris, was carrying a holstered and concealed Glock handgun when he accompanied Brock to events, including events in Washington, D.C., a city with famously restrictive gun laws. Price-Morris told others he carried the gun to protect Brock from threats.

Late in 2010, other Media Matters employees learned about Price-Morris’s gun, and he was fired due to their objections. No public announcement was made.

According to one source with knowledge of what happened next, Brock was “terrified” that news of the gun would leak.

“George Soros and a lot of groups connected to gun control are funding this group, and they wouldn’t be too happy that an employee of Media Matters was carrying a gun, especially when it was illegal in D.C.”

But hey, David, if you want to bring up gun laws again, we can have that discussion. Tell us: Why don’t gun laws apply to you?

By the way, the Media Matters drone who made that post used a screenshot from our home page, but he was careful to crop out the story right underneath it:

Tee-hee!

P.S. FoxNews.com:

The recent revelation that the head of Media Matters walked the streets of Washington with a Glock-toting personal assistant acting as a bodyguard may make it a little awkward for the group the next time it seeks a donation from a gun control advocacy group.

Media Matters reportedly took more than $400,000 from the Joyce Foundation specifically earmarked to promote a $600,000 initiative on “gun and public safety issues.” At the same time, Media Matters’ gun-guarded boss David Brock reportedly obsessed over his own security…

Officials at the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation did not return repeated calls for comment.

Lotta that goin’ around! ;)