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Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press
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Daily Caller 
September 18, 2012
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.
Emails sent in September and November 2010 show Schmaler working with Media Matters staffer Jeremy Holden on attacking news coverage of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation scandal.
Holden attacked former DOJ Civil Rights Division attorneys J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky on Sept. 20, 2010 for what he called an attempt “to reignite the phony New Black Panther Party scandal.”
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URLs in this post:
 Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/18/emails-reveal-justice-dept-regularly-enlists-media-matters-to-spin-press/
 Dozens of pages of emails: http://www.scribd.com/doc/106208610/Daily-Caller-FOIA-DOJ-and-Media-Matters
 Fox News: Justice Dept. thinks its collaboration with Media Matters ‘not a big deal’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fox-news-justice-dept-thinks-its-collaboration-with-media-matters-%e2%80%98not-a-big-deal%e2%80%99.html
 Media Matters sides with Justice Dept, says AP ‘sounds like it should be investigated’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/media-matters-sides-with-justice-dept-says-ap-%e2%80%98sounds-like-it-should-be-investigated%e2%80%99.html
 Media Matters, NOW unite to force Limbaugh off the air: http://www.prisonplanet.com/media-matters-now-unite-to-force-limbaugh-off-the-air.html
 Left-wing foundations lavish millions on Media Matters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/left-wing-foundations-lavish-millions-on-media-matters.html
 Brock’s Glock: In anti-gun DC, Media Matters for America gave bodyguard illegal weapons to guard founder David Brock: http://www.prisonplanet.com/brock%e2%80%99s-glock-in-anti-gun-dc-media-matters-for-america-gave-bodyguard-illegal-weapons-to-guard-founder-david-brock.html
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