Skip to comments.DOJ and Media Matters coordinated Fast and Furious reports
Posted on 09/19/2012 1:32:47 AM PDT by marktwain
The Department of Justice and Media Matters corresponded and coordinated on stories about Operation Fast and Furious gunwalking, going so far as to disparage the citizen journalist who initially broke the story, Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller reported today, citing emails obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request to determine the extent of cooperation between the government and the progressive advocacy group.
The emails often show department public affairs chief Tracy Schmaler communicating with Media Matters bloggers, Fox News reported in a follow-up story noting the arrangement targeted administration critics. Sometimes, the emails were in response to inquiries. Other times, Schmaler was pitching ideas, according to the Caller. "A major subversion of the purpose of that office..." Video: Has the DOJ been using Media Matters to spin the press?
Nice to know the Gunwalker criminals are paying attention, Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars observed in his response to the story, which included emails where Media Matters Matt Gertz told DOJ spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler that Vanderboegh was three inches away from being an insurrectionist.
The revelation comes as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is preparing to hear from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz about his report on the gun walking scandal launched by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman noted.
Schmaler, regular Gun Rights Examiner readers will recall, is the DOJ official who dismissed as spurious and frivolous the complaint filed with the DC Bar Association by Vanderboegh and this correspondent over Attorney General Eric Holders contempt of Congress citation for his refusal to produce subpoenaed Fast and Furious documents.
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Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
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