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Media Matters’ War on Women continues

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On Sunday’s edition of Whatever That CNN Show with Brian Stelter Is Called, former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson kicked up a fuss when she speculated that Media Matters for America (David Brock’s decades-long apology to the Clintons for telling the truth about them) had targeted her. Now MMFA is yelling at her and bullying her and doing all that usual, tedious nonsense. “Prove we targeted you! Prove we targeted you! Jump through our hoops! Do it now!”

But as Bryan Jacoutot at Legal Insurrection notes, that might be a smokescreen to distract from a more interesting admission Attkisson made (emphasis Jacoutot’s):

“Media Matters, as my understanding, is a far left blog group that I think holds itself out to be sort of an independent watchdog group. And yes, they clearly targeted me at some point. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories…

Oh, they did? And nobody at Media Matters is disputing it? Huh.

Jacoutot notes:

We’ve noted here the numerous times Media Matters has unabashedly attempted to bring an end to right-leaning news outlets like Fox News, and astroturfed secondary boycott of Rush Limbaugh.

If it’s also creating content that the Big 3 network news programs are presenting as “politically neutral,” the American people have a right to know…

Media Matters, the organization that began as an effort to expose right-wing bias in media portrayed as “fair and balanced,” may now be engaging in the inverse of the very thing it sought to prevent through its cooperation with news outlets like CBS.

If that’s true, it would explain why misogynist creeps like Josh Marshall are so desperate to libel and discredit Attkisson. Not to mention David Brock himself:


Just imagine the field day MMFA would have if somebody on the right talked to a female reporter like that. “Put up or shut up.”

But hey, it’s not a War on Women when they do it.

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Jim Treacher