‘Media Matters just stopped mattering for the media’: Lefty group sides with DOJ against AP

Shorter Media Matters:

The prog lap-bloggers at Media Matters have pinched off a loaf of hackery in defense of the Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press reporters’ phone records.

A coalition of media organizations issued a letter protesting the DOJ’s actions.

But not Media Matters, no sireee. The Soros-funded group responded with talking points “for those interested in pushing back against partisan attacks while the rest of us grapple with the larger questions.”

Larger questions like … whether mom will bring extra cookies to the basement when she delivers your lunch today?

Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake took Media Matters to task on Twitter.

Has Media Matters stopped mattering for the media?

Reminder: Media Matters Action Network isn’t just a mouthpiece for the Obama administration; It’s a 501(c)(4) nonprofit group.

Zing!

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • Clayton Grant

    You can bet the the words “media” or “matters” were not part of those flagged for extra scrutiny by the IRS, but I’m surprised that “America” didn’t get them audited.

    • CatHerder

      True.

    • trixiewoobeans

      It’s a “Soros” group, they’re untouchable.

      • Junie3

        We really do need to do something about Soros injecting himself and his groups in our Gov’t. We don’t want nothing to do with this immoral, demonic entity ruining our country for his wet dream of a new world order. Clintons are in his bag too.

  • Pablo

    “Reminder: Media Matters Action Network isn’t just a mouthpiece for the Obama administration; It’s a 501(c)(4) nonprofit group.”

    No, it’s a 501(c)(3) which is far worse. Donations to it are tax deductible.

    http://mediamatters.org/about

    • David2020

      And as long as they neither lobby in excess of the 501(h) limits nor endorse political candidates, so they will remain.

    • lainer51

      does anyone pay attention to these hacks?
      never heard them,thankfully.!

  • independentjones

    ♫”Spinning, whirling,
    still descending
    like a spiral sea,
    unending …”♫

    — Lee/Lifeson/Peart

    • RightFinShark

      Cygnus X-1,excellent.

  • http://profiles.google.com/danielmedicis Daniel Medicis

    Today would be a good day for one of our worthless, do-nothing representatives on the Right to start action and pull MMFA’s tax-exempt status.

  • Steve_J

    “…while the rest of us grapple with the larger questions.”
    —————————
    The sharpness of the crease in Obama’s pants on any given day, is that one of the larger questions?

    • lainer51

      Only to that dolt David Crooks, er, Brooks…

  • Jack Deth

    Well, it looks like those who were bought early, often and are staying bought are being slowly revealed and separated from those who might be wising up.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    George Soros…..he is what is wrong with guys who worked with the Nazis….

  • Karl Winrich

    So who brought the fire pokers and the marshmallows? We can use all that fiery vitriol and hate from the leftists to roast the marshmallows :) Put it to some good use for a change.

  • tops116

    Media Matters saw that Team Obama will even turn on a fawning press, so they’ll do or say anything to keep their own tax exempt status.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “So you’re saying radical leftist Communist sympathizers have infiltrated every level of the US government and the media too? That’s insane, you people are teabaggers and wingnuts!” Sincerely, Joe McCarthy

    • $30423294

      Interesting. I remember how much effort the hard left put into repeating the mantra that McCarthy was an over-the-top scary nutcase.

      The man was quirky, but he was substantially correct in his charges.

      Now it makes sense. The government infiltrators — and they did exist, and they continue to exist — saw the spotlight dangerously close to them. So they used what they overtly admit is their agitation method of ridicule to frighten investigators away from them. For 50 years as the marxists seized the mainstream of the democrat party, they repeated over and over that any disagreement with them was McCarthyism.

      You see, the choice to them was clear: either they had to get back out of government after infiltrating it — from the classroom to the union halls to the various presidential czars — or they had to re-write the history books.

      Guess which option the communists picked?

      The one they always pick: they rewrote history. McCarthy was crazy, the name is synonymous with false charges.

      And now that they’ve educated a generation of rubes, they’re making their move. It is as plain as the nose on your face.

    • $30423294

      Interesting. I remember how much effort the hard left put into repeating the mantra that McCarthy was an over-the-top scary nutcase.

      The man was quirky, but he was substantially correct in his charges.

      Now it makes sense. The government infiltrators — and they did exist, and they continue to exist — saw the spotlight dangerously close to them. So they used what they overtly admit is their agitation method of ridicule to frighten investigators away from them. For 50 years as the marxists seized the mainstream of the democrat party, they repeated over and over that any disagreement with them was McCarthyism.

      You see, the choice to them was clear: either they had to get back out of government after infiltrating it — from the classroom to the union halls to the various presidential czars — or they had to re-write the history books.

      Guess which option the communists picked?

      The one they always pick: they rewrote history. McCarthy was crazy, the name is synonymous with false charges.

      And now that they’ve educated a generation of rubes, they’re making their move. It is as plain as the nose on your face.

  • DizzyMissL

    How embarrassing.

  • DizzyMissL

    How embarrassing.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Media Splatters all over wall, ceases to be effective in spreading Communist propaganda with the blessing of Hitlery Clit-tongue.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Media Splatters all over wall, ceases to be effective in spreading Communist propaganda with the blessing of Hitlery Clit-tongue.

  • wbmccl

    When even the Huffington Post can’t believe you’re backing up this administration in a flagrant abuse of power, you know you’ve officially jumped not only one shark, but twenty sharks

  • wbmccl

    When even the Huffington Post can’t believe you’re backing up this administration in a flagrant abuse of power, you know you’ve officially jumped not only one shark, but twenty sharks

  • marcellucci

    Let’s not forget “White House Holds Secret Meeting with Reporters”….
    With the press’ panties in a bunch about the DOJ,
    time may be ripe to find a whistleblower to find out what was really “discussed”…..

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    MM doesn’t .

  • IronButterfly

    Is Media Matters an arm of the White House, the IRS, the Benghazi cover up operation, the Obama Justice Department (always refer to it as the Obama Justice Department), Operation Forward, the 2014 Campaign, strategy on Syria???……… Help me out here.

  • arrow2010

    Sounds like MMFA is violating their tax-exempt status by engaging in political activities and should be investigated!

  • LegalizeShemp

    Hey Media Splatters, maybe you can answer all the questions about your members as the TEA party organizations did. Like most leftist propagandists, you spew it out backwards all day, and take it in backwards all night.

  • TocksNedlog

    Shorter MMFA: “Trust them! They’re from the government, and they’re here to help.”

    • lainer51

      Like today when Barry said the American people need to be able to trust the IRS..
      HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
      What a comedian!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1azuce

    Where are you lefty trolls? You’ve been vewy vewy crickets these past few days. Probably MurphTesticle can’t resist the bait.