Skip to comments.EXPOSED: Far Left Soros-Funded Media Matters Helped Produce CBS News Reports
Posted on 04/21/2014 6:29:47 AM PDT by kristinn
The liberal media and conservative outlets are highlighting former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkissons speculation that Media Matters for America is being paid to attack her reporting that was perceived as critical of the Obama administration. Thats a dog bites man story. Of course the Democratic Party front group is paid to attack reporters and media outlets that critically report on President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.
What stood out in Attkissons comments about Media Matters, made in an interview with Brian Stelter on CNNs Reliable Sources that was broadcast on Sunday, was the revelation that Media Matters helps produce news reports for CBS Newsand given the matter of fact way Attkisson mentioned itpresumably other liberal news outlets as well.
It is widely known that Media Matters works the refs in mediatrying to spin reporters to discredit conservative media, talk radio personalities and politicians and to report favorably on Democrats. What has not been widely known until today was the Democratic Party front groups role in actually producing the news.
Attkisson: Media Matters, as my understanding, is a far left blog group that I think holds itself out to be sort of an independent watchdog group. And yes, they clearly targeted me at some point. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories, and at some point
After Sundays broadcast, CNN posted a follow-up story that included a response from Media Matters. The response does not mention previous collaborations with Attkisson and CBS News in producing news reports for the network.
We also sought comment from Media Matters; Attkisson said she thought it was possible that the liberal media monitoring group had been paid to discredit her. Media Matters responded:
Sharyl Attkisson is continuing a pattern of evidence-free speculation that started at the end of her tenure at CBS. We have never taken contributions to target her or any other reporter. Our decision to post any research on Attkisson is based only on her shoddy reporting.
There was no mention of Media Matters working with Attkisson to produce news reports for CBS News in the recent hit piece by David Brocks Senior Fellow attack poodle Eric Boehlert posted at Media Matters on April 17th with the laughably dishonest headline (if Attkisson is to be believed):
Sharyl Attkisson Keeps Peddling Hollow Liberal Media Bias Claim
Former CBS Reporter Apparently Cant Produce Any Proof For Conspiracy
CBS News should disclose which reports by the network were done in collaboration with the Democratic Party front group Media Matters. Attkisson should also disclose on which stories she collaborated with Media Matters.
Context of Attkissons statement:
Transcript by CNN
STELTER: On the flip side, youve been treated harshly by some on the left who say you are presenting conservative bias. You got these dueling impressions of you. Is there truth to that? How do you feel when youve heard that?
ATTKISSON: I do think, again, thats a campaign by those who really want to controversialize the reporting I do so you wouldnt listen to it, because if anybody took a few minutes really just do a Google search, you would see the dozens and dozens of stories Ive done that were, in many cases, complemented by liberal press and other liberals as being a very good story, and I have been criticized by the conservative side in the past.
So, I think it wouldnt take it wouldnt take much for someone
STELTER: Do you think thats what Media Matters is doing? Media Matters has been campaigning against you and saying youve been inaccurate in your reporting, is that what theyre doing? Theyre just trying to controversialize the issue?
ATTKISSON: Media Matters, as my understanding, is a far left blog group that I think holds itself out to be sort of an independent watchdog group. And yes, they clearly targeted me at some point. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories, and at some point
STELTER: Thats interesting.
ATTKISSON: Well, I think they call dont they call you? I mean, they call journalists and theyre trying to
STELTER: Right, theyre always emailing things, making us
STELTER: try to act outraged about something, right?
ATTKISSON: And I was certainly friendly with them as anybody, good information can come from any source. But when I persisted with Fast and Furious and some of the green energy stories I was doing, I clearly at some point became a target, that they you know, I dont know if someone paid them to do it or if they took it on their own. But they were very much STELTER: Do you think thats possible that someone paid them?
ATTKISSON: Well, they get contributions from yes, they get contributions from
STELTER: But specifically to target you?
ATTKISSON: Perhaps, sure. I think thats what some of these groups do, absolutely.
Not a surprise.
But, then again, did “they” in ABCNNBCBS ever deny that the “Journolist” existed and that the national new media were being routinely fed stories and sound bites by a group of writers and editors?
Is there any doubt they all do this? Hannity has put the duplication across all of the media sources numerous times.
One example was when Sotomeyor was nominated. Every single news outlet was talking about her ‘life experience’ with very nearly the same script.
Why does George Soros, a malefactor of great wealth, still retain US citizenship?
The Koch brothers only go around repairing some of the rips Soros has torn in the fabric of that inspiration that was once the American Ideal.
And for this, they live rent-free in the head of Senator Harry Reid (D-Beijing). Harry Reid should be registered as a representative of a foreign government, because he certainly does not represent the interests of the State of Nevada.
We don’t have journalists in this country, we have panegyrists................
A very recent example of centralised plotting by the News Cartel is seen in Bloomberg’s latest attack. Every story from the presstitutes contains the phrase “NRA playbook” .
Always evaluate ANY journalist as a communist first. Then let their work speak for itself.
Atkisson is a personal heroine of mine.
So its official- they are paid propagandists
The talk show hosts at night are hand picked by the democrat party.
Who knew? I haven’t watched CBS news since 1977. I got all my news Fox and Drudge back then.