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Flashback: Media Matters Smeared Issa On Behalf Of White House

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    In his new book "This Town," New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich describes a concerted effort by the Obama White House to feed negative stories about Rep. Darrel Issa's past to willing and "trusted" reporters in Washington. The Washington Post has an early copy of the book and explains the context of the anti-Issa smear job:

    In the summer of 2010, with Republicans poised to take over the House and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) in line to lead the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the White House started urging reporters to write negative stories about the congressman’s past, a new book says.

    It looks like the happy anti-free press folks at Media Matters took up the assignment with gusto. In January of 2011, one week after Issa took over as Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Media Matters issues a breathless "report" entitled REPORT: Media Ignore Rep. Issa's Alleged Criminal Past.

  2. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Media Matters is to the White House and Democratic party what Joseph Goebbels was to Hitler and the National Socialist Party. They print whatever the White house wants them to print.