MMFA president — and nasty little bigot — Angelo Carusone has been getting most of the glory for the campaign to take down Tucker Carlson, but the Washington Post is shining a much-needed spotlight on the real hero(ine) of this story: 24-year-old MMFA researcher Madeline Peltz.
Tucker Carlson says he’s the victim of a powerful bully. Meet the 24-year-old who found the tapes. https://t.co/9jTRO14A1G
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 14, 2019
Put on your swooning pants and get ready to be impressed:
In reality, credit for the tapes’ publication is due to Peltz: a 20-something in her first adult job who lives in the basement of a D.C. house she rents with five other people, a few cats and a dog named Noodles.
“I’m not like some high-power-wielding globalist,” Peltz said, adopting the conspiracy-inflected jargon of the far right. “I’m this kid who’s been on the Internet my whole life and knows how to get around it.”
She said Carlson’s response to the audio’s publication is a sign that it had an effect. Media Matters says it has more material; it is not clear if the releases will continue.
“There’s a lot of stuff that I don’t think Fox News is super proud of,” Peltz said. “It just took 10 hours a day [listening to] Bubba the Love Sponge to figure out.”
Is she stunning and brave, or is she stunning and brave?
This is absurd. The 24-year-old is an employee of Media Matters, one of the better funded and more powerful Leftist orgs in America. That's like saying if an intern at the White House wrote a press release, that intern is responsible for the press release. https://t.co/4dCnMRpPm7
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 14, 2019
Of course it’s absurd. So naturally, Max Boot loves it:
“While Carlson described Media Matters as working to “bully” corporations, it is the fraction of the size of Fox News, whose revenue for 2018 has been estimated to be more than $3 billion.” Way to go @mmfa! https://t.co/kpPTVxD1tj
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) March 14, 2019
Hope Max didn’t wet himself from excitement.
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) March 14, 2019
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 14, 2019
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) March 14, 2019
The Maximumest Boot.
This is a dumb argument. What does it matter how big media matters is compared to Fox News? Media matters goes after advertisers to try to bully corporations into dumping their talent. And amazingly they never lay a glove on liberals.
— Jeff Hardacker (@JEFF7529) March 14, 2019
It’s a dumb argument for several reasons. Including this one:
Dude, media matters is a ridiculous partisan organization being led by a racist transphobe. Disliking Tucker doesn't make someone good
— Moo(g) (@MoogMoog36) March 14, 2019
So you support the bigotry of the President of Media Matters…outstanding Max
— James D (@jamesc89th) March 14, 2019
Boot wants Fox News to fire “racist” Tucker Carlson … but “way to go,” Angelo Carusone! So some bigots are more equal than others?
Well, in any event:
I can't wait to see this awful logic applied to other giant political orgs. https://t.co/MvulyhyBs9
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) March 14, 2019
It’s gonna be lit.