Tax-exempt organization works closely with Obama administration
April 28, 2014
Obama and Hillary Clinton operative David Brock told CNN his organization, Media Matters for America (MMFA), uses George Soros money to influence the corporate media and work directly with establishment journalists.
The New York Times has called Brock a “prominent Democratic political operative.”
MMFA is deeply embedded within the Democrat establishment. Former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff, John Podesta, helped the Democrat propaganda operation get its start. Hillary Clinton advised MMFA to emulate conservative think tanks in its organizational approach.
According to the Daily Caller, MMFA works as a de facto propaganda arm for the Obama White House. “Media Matters held weekly strategy calls with former White House deputy communications director Jen Psaki and other groups like the Center for American Progress,” Fox News reported in February 2012.
“Media Matters has been in regular contact with political operatives in the Obama administration,” The Daily Caller reported. “According to visitor logs, on June 16, 2010, (David) Brock and then-Media Matters president Eric Burns traveled to the White House for a meeting with Valerie Jarrett, arguably the president’s closest adviser. Recently departed Obama communications director Anita Dunn returned to the White House for the meeting as well.”
Fox News pointed out Brock’s objective is to destroy the alternative media. As we noted recently in a report covering the so-called Clinton Papers, a paranoid effort to undermine and destroy so-called conservative media, including Drudge Report, has obsessed Democrats since Hillary Clinton made public her fear of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” in 1998.
“Media Matters has habitually attempted to denigrate and smear Alex Jones and his message of liberty, by dismissing Jones as a crazed ‘conspiracy theorist’ and then connecting him to other targets of their attacks, people like Ron Paul, Glenn Beck, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Lou Dobbs and the Fox News network,” Paul Joseph Watson reported for Infowars on February 13, 2012.
“Media Matters has now been completely exposed as little more than an attack dog for the Obama administration. The fact that Alex Jones is regularly smeared by this organization proves that Infowars is hitting the establishment where it hurts and taking flak from the very top of the power structure.”
The desire to undermine the First Amendment and attack perceived political enemies has carried over into the Obama White House. In 2010 we reported on Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, at the time Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and his plan for government infiltration of conspiracy groups in order to undermine them through postings on chat rooms and social networks, as well as real meetings. The plan was outlined in an article Sunstein wrote for the Journal of Political Philosophy.
In 2010, Brock formed a super-PAC, American Bridge, created to get establishment Democrats elected. He currently sits on the board of Priorities USA Action, a super-PAC formed to get Hillary Clinton elected president in 2016.
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Brock made the comments about Soros and the MMFA agenda of injecting liberal propaganda in the media during an interview about the journalist Sharyl Attkisson.
Attkisson resigned from CBS due to the network’s liberal bias. Her fall from CBS began after she did stories on the ATF’s Fast & Furious, reportage which earned her an Emmy Award and the CBS Evening News the Radio and Television News Directors Association’s National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video Investigative Reporting.
Despite the kudos, MMFA accused Attkisson of “unsubstantiated” and “shoddy reporting” after she countered the Obama administration’s discredited narrative on the Benghazi attack and the murder of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens. She was also criticized by the Soros operation for stories on Obamacare and the dangers of vaccines.