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Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters
Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 04/21/2012 10:09:16 AM PDT by Kaslin

Late Friday afternoon, Free Beacon reporter CJ Ciaramella requested a comment from the Justice Department about my new book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. This was the response he received.

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That's right folks. Media Matters, the far Left website funded by George Soros, is now serving as a mouth piece for the United States Department of Justice. Not only did DOJ refer Ciaramella to Media Matters for information about Operation Fast and Furious, but didn't even refer him to material that had anything to do with his original question about the FBI covering up the existence of a third weapon found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Ciaramella writes:

The Department of Justice is using the liberal “watchdog” group Media Matters for America to deflect questions about the Fast and Furious scandal, including those regarding a gun that might have been used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

A new book raises questions as to whether the FBI hid the existence of a weapon recovered at the scene of murdered U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Conservative commentator and author Katie Pavlich lays out evidence she says points to a FBI cover-up to protect a confidential informant in her recently released book, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-up,

In response to an inquiry from the Free Beacon, a Justice Department spokeswoman said in an email that she “was told to direct your questions to the FBI, and also to provide you with a link to this story: http://mediamatters.org/research/201204190011”

The link was to a story at the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America supposedly refuting many of Pavlich’s claims. Media Matters is a partisan organization whose founder, David Brock, is also running a pro-Obama super PAC.

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For more than a year now, Americans have been stonewalled, ignored and disrespected in our quests for information about the Obama administration's lethal Operation Fast and Furious. The fact that the Obama Justice Department, headed by Attorney General Eric Holder, is now sending reporters to the far Left, George Soros funded, Media Matters for factual information about one of the bloodiest scandals in U.S. history, is no surprise and totally predictable. This is just an extension of the Obama administration's shameless coverup and refusal to tell the truth about Fast and Furious. The claims made by Media Matters match up nearly exactly with claims made by Justice Department officials in their defense against involvement in Fast and Furious.

The Justice Department has blood on its hands, there are at least 300 Mexican citizens dead and two of our federal agents have been murdered as a result of this program. The Obama administration as a whole refuses to take responsibility and provide transparency for an American public outraged by this scandal. The Justice Department is responsible for upholding the law in a fair, unbiased and non-political manner, but the current politically appointed DOJ leadership has chosen to engage in promoting a far Left and controversial agenda. Apparently, the new spokesperson for the Justice Department is Media Matters, and just in case you're wondering, Media Matters is headed by David Brock, who just so happens to be in charge of a pro-Obama super PAC. Media Matters also enjoys tax exempt status as a non-profit, despite being a mouth piece for the White House and the DOJ.

If you want the truth, read my book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. It is clear we won't be getting it from the Justice Department on this crucial issue.


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The entire title: Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters for Information on Fast and Furious
1 posted on 04/21/2012 10:09:21 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Media Matters is a Soros operation.

No?


2 posted on 04/21/2012 10:10:27 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: Kaslin
This speaks volumes. The WH, DoJ and Media Matters must have quite a cozy little relationship.
3 posted on 04/21/2012 10:11:44 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Kaslin; holdonnow
When will the IRS investigate Media Matters?
4 posted on 04/21/2012 10:12:44 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Kaslin

The DO”J” has no shame, no integrity, and no honesty.

The DO”J” and Obama are working 24/7 to destroy
all that was America - Equal under the Law
with Justice and Liberty for All.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 10:13:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

Amazing! We have a criminal enterprise running our country!


6 posted on 04/21/2012 10:14:24 AM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: Kaslin

Amazing! We have a criminal enterprise running our country!


7 posted on 04/21/2012 10:14:30 AM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: Kaslin

“State run media” is a good tag for them


8 posted on 04/21/2012 10:15:07 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

That’s what the partisan media shills and other fake journalists have been doing for years, so what took them so long?

Thanks Kaslin.


9 posted on 04/21/2012 10:19:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Correct.

Media Matters is to Obama as Josef Goebbels was to Hitler.

There isn't a shred of truth in ANY of the above.

Just lies, lies and more LIES.

10 posted on 04/21/2012 10:28:41 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Chgogal
Never.

Obama has dispatched his agents to "investigate" Americans who are concerned about the sanctity of human life and our National Security.

The communists utilized the KGB for similar reasons.

11 posted on 04/21/2012 10:31:08 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Kaslin

We need Congress to intervene here!


12 posted on 04/21/2012 10:31:13 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Chgogal

I believe they already are


13 posted on 04/21/2012 10:33:12 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Can’t make this crap up...but media matters can. Ping.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 10:35:02 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Kaslin

It wouldn’t surprise me to see Obama give Media Matters the right to levee fines and make arrests based on first amendment violations.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 10:38:15 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Congress? What Congress? The one that investigates and investigates,and investigates Fast and Furious, but goes no where. The Congress that likes everything just like it is and refuses to change anything. Don’t think we can expect any help from Congress on most anything — they have it just the way they want it.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 10:39:12 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: winkadink

” Don’t think we can expect any help from Congress on most anything — they have it just the way they want it.”

That was my point : )


17 posted on 04/21/2012 10:50:59 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Nachum; MestaMachine; Travis McGee

FYI.

grrrrr


18 posted on 04/21/2012 10:51:13 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Diogenesis

“The DO”J” has no shame, no integrity, and no honesty.”

The “J” doesn’t stand for Justice!


19 posted on 04/21/2012 11:03:19 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Diogenesis

“The DO”J” has no shame, no integrity, and no honesty.”

The “J” doesn’t stand for Justice!


20 posted on 04/21/2012 11:04:28 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Kaslin

Does this mean Issa can subpoena David Brock now?

Perhaps request some financial documents from them?


21 posted on 04/21/2012 11:05:50 AM PDT by digger48
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

>It wouldn’t surprise me to see Obama give Media Matters the right to levee fines and make arrests based on first amendment violations.

And EACH person would have just cause to prosecute under the 5th Amendment AND possibly 18USC241, and additionally to file civil suit under 42USC1983.


22 posted on 04/21/2012 11:08:44 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Kaslin

this explains a lot. especially media matters gunning for Fox. the government arm.


23 posted on 04/21/2012 11:16:12 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Kaslin

Totally lawless administration. All coverup all the time.


24 posted on 04/21/2012 11:35:58 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Kaslin

bttt


25 posted on 04/21/2012 11:45:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: winner3000
Amazing! We have a criminal enterprise running our country!

It's the Chicago Way.

26 posted on 04/21/2012 11:53:53 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: vette6387

The “J” stands for Jag-off, or Jerk-offs.
How nice, we now live in a banana republic and we never even had a revolution. The morons elected this tyrant.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 2:11:45 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Kaslin
Everytime this dirt bag group is mentioned it is required for me to post this.

Media Matters is a Gay Fascist Website!

28 posted on 04/21/2012 2:52:15 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Chgogal

Probably never.


29 posted on 04/22/2012 8:35:57 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

Will ACORN be the public affairs point-of-contact for voter fraud and SEIU for the Labor department?


30 posted on 04/22/2012 9:10:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: mojito

Looks like media matters is being set up to the “official” news outlet.

Wonder what the doj and the kenyan will do to the alphabet soup media that got him elected?

useful idiots.


31 posted on 04/23/2012 4:56:05 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Chgogal
When will the IRS investigate Media Matters?

after the zer0 regime is long gone...

32 posted on 04/23/2012 5:34:42 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Yorlik803
The “J” stands for Jag-off

Ah, you must be from Western PA.
33 posted on 04/23/2012 5:59:56 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Media Matters is a Soros operation. No?

No. The White House is a Soros operation.

34 posted on 04/23/2012 6:05:16 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
It wouldn’t surprise me to see Obama give Media Matters the right to
levee fines and make arrests based on first amendment violations.


Who would stop him?

35 posted on 04/23/2012 6:13:53 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Kaslin

The seeds of a second American revolution are being planted, little by little.


36 posted on 04/23/2012 6:51:16 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin

Media Matters == Ministry of Truth?


37 posted on 04/23/2012 6:55:21 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: Kaslin
If I have to post this every hour on the hour I will.

Media Matters is a GAY FASCIST WEBSITE

Founder homosexual radical David Brock supports NAMBLA

That would be the National Man Boy Love Association!

38 posted on 04/23/2012 7:16:17 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Kaslin

Katie Dixon, a ‘confidential assistant’ in the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice, reportedly sent an email to Washington Free Beacon writer C.J. Ciaramella saying that she had been directed to send him a link to Media Matters for America, which holds weekly “strategy calls” with the White House, in response to an inquiry regarding the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. In a tweet Friday evening, @CJCiaramella said:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/04/20/vast-left-wing-conspiracy-doj-refers-reporter-to-media-matters

UPDATE : Deparment of Justice PR Katie Dixon also worked for the Democratic National Committee and Organizing For America, according to her LinkedIn profile. [Editor’s note: following the publication of this article, the Past Employers section of Dixon’s LinkedIn profile has been made private.]


39 posted on 04/23/2012 7:31:43 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: mojito

Do not leave out SNOPES.

Apparently SNOPES is a the official document repository for the administration.

From April 27, 2011 Long Form BC Announcement:

http://whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/birth-certificate.pdf

Go to bottom of the pdf document....

SNOPES!


40 posted on 04/23/2012 7:32:42 AM PDT by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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To: Kaslin


41 posted on 04/23/2012 7:36:42 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kaslin

To reach the Office of Public Affairs please call (202) 514-2007.

Tracy Schmaler
Director

Gina Talamona
Deputy Director

Nanda Chitre
Deputy Director

Allison Price
Senior Public Affairs Specialist

Tracy Russo
New Media Specialist

Adora Andy
Press Secretary

Brin Frazier
Speechwriter

Dean Boyd
Public Affairs Specialist

Xochitl Hinojosa
Public Affairs Specialist

Alisa Finelli
Public Affairs Specialist

Wyn Hornbuckle
Public Affairs Specialist

Charles Miller
Public Affairs Specialist

Laura Sweeney
Public Affairs Specialist

Riley Roberts
Deputy Speechwriter

JeeYoung Oh
Press Assistant

Katie Dixon
Confidential Assistant

Michael Passman
Press Assistant

Lori Gobble
Staff Assistant

Kelly Creighton
Office Manager

http://www.justice.gov/opa/opa_contacts.html


42 posted on 04/23/2012 7:39:44 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kaslin
Once again, Media Matters exposes itself as a purely partisan political operation that should NOT be granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

They just flaunt it right in the noses of Congress, and the spineless Republicans will do nothing.

43 posted on 04/23/2012 7:49:42 AM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: Kaslin

DOJ. That would be the Department of Just Us, the leftists. Got it.


44 posted on 04/23/2012 8:19:22 AM PDT by Monkey Face
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To: Kaslin
BTTT


45 posted on 04/23/2012 8:50:15 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Kaslin
I'm in the fifth chapter of "Fast and Furious" and compared to what is laid out in the book so far, those Media Matters points, even if true (and some of them are real stretches, IMHO), more or less amount to saying Shakespeare was a bad writer because he spelled badly. (N.B. In shakespeare's time the rules for spelling were less defined than they are today).

They are not refusing to see the forest for the trees - they are refusing to see the forest for the acorns!

46 posted on 04/23/2012 9:20:29 AM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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Taqiyya Taqiyya



47 posted on 04/23/2012 9:38:28 AM PDT by devolve (---- --------insanity_is_alive_and_mucho_malignant----------)
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To: Prole

If you DARE to ask questions about this relationship, you are just EXTREMIST, ABSURD, and possibly even RACIST!!

You don’t want to be associated with RACISTS do you?
(Democrat Framing)


48 posted on 04/23/2012 9:44:14 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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49 posted on 04/23/2012 9:50:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Kaslin

OUTRAGEOUS,UNBELIEVABLE!!! Should I laugh or cry???


50 posted on 04/23/2012 11:36:02 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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