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Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency.

Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. TheDC obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. (RELATED: Complete coverage of Media Matters for America)


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“Several media outlets, including Fox News this morning, are claiming that Fast and Furious was paid for with stimulus dollars,” Gertz wrote to Schmaler. “My research suggests that this is not true, and I was hoping you’d be able to confirm that.”

Gertz added that he needed a response “by 1 p.m.” because he thought the issue was “likely to snowball if it isn’t stopped.”

In less than two hours, Schmaler responded with an answer from her “budget folks” in DOJ. “You’re right,” she told Gertz, before explaining why she thought so.

At 1:13 p.m., Gertz responded, writing, “Thanks again for your help, here’s the piece” and adding a link to his online article.


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Throughout the email exchanges TheDC obtained through the FOIA request are numerous examples of Gertz and other Media Matters staff sending the full text of Media Matters blog entries attacking the DOJ’s political opponents in the media.




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Not surprised in the slightest...


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Not surprised in the slightest


This


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Romney said he's not bothering to try to win Obamabot votes because they are dependent on government, or thinks the government should be handing out free shite.


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Eric Holder is a crook of epic proportions.


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There has been so very little reporting about the meetings of minds with regards to the MSM being under the sheets with the Dem party since its inception four years ago. Just last week they were on a live mic discussing who got to ask wharever question for a got you moment. Look up the term journa LIST it is another thing where they were having discussions on how to hand the election to Oboe.


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I know this has been expected for awhile, but to actually see the proof is very surprising...


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Sickening.


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But...but Romney criticized those who don't pay taxes!


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Tax Returns!!!!

ETA: On that thought, isn't Media Matters a tax exempt organization?
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Oh Damn


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I am shocked by thi revelation that there is collusion between this administration and the the media of America. The only problem with it is by this afternoon there will a spin on this beyond belief(not hard for them to do) and someone will be thrown under the bus for getting caught with this being the case in fact. The scapegoat will have a job to takeover before the end of the day with a Soros connected venture.


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Eric Holder is a crook of epic proportions.


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If not for a complicit media, this dude would have been run out of office within the first year he took his position. It's amazing how much the media covers up for Holder just because he's one of Obama's boys.
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Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press
And sadly, your average so-called "progressive" is completely cool with this.


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Is the lack of comments from the left admission of support or disapproval?


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From what I can tell, Obama-bots, Left-Wingers and LibTards mostly have NO problem with dictatorship, so long as it is a Left Wing totalitarian state that imposes
economic equality.

The evidence that I see in support of my conclusion is based upon my personal observation that these LibTards NEVER complain about Leftist/Democrate anti-democratic methods of governance . . . in fact, most of the time, they applaud these methods as "progressive."

This should not surpise anybody. Left Wing Utopia cannot be attained here in the USA unless it is imposed by compulsion of the State, i.e. FedGov.


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Is the lack of comments from the left admission of support or disapproval?


Why ask rhetorical questions?

Of course they approve of this.

Of course, they will first try to tell you this isn't real. Once they realize you are too smart for that, then comes the spin...

Then comes the media approval....

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.


wickowick
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Why ask rhetorical questions?


The truth is I realy just wanted to see it back at the top of the page.


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DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters


Kinda looks like Germany just before the switch to becoming a Socialist Dictatorship.


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