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Fox News: Justice Dept. thinks its collaboration with Media Matters ‘not a big deal’

Posted By admin On September 19, 2012 @ 2:31 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Matthew Boyle
Daily Caller [1]
September 19, 2012

The Department of Justice continues to ignore requests for comment in response to the revelation its Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler has coordinated with left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America, and is sending signals to at least one media organization that the cabinet agency doesn’t believe the collaboration has great significance.

“We have reached out to the Justice Department for some comment on this,” Fox News Channel anchor Jon Scott said on the air Tuesday morning. “Officially, they are not commenting about it — ‘no comment’ — although they are essentially saying, off the record, that it is not a big deal.”

Emails The Daily Caller obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and published Tuesday show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, and Media Matters staffers working together to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals.

Schmaler and the DOJ have ignored TheDC’s requests for comment on the matter since before the first piece was published. She has also ignored TheDC’s requests asking her to confirm that the DOJ doesn’t think her apparent partnership with Media Matters is a “big deal.”

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/18/fox-news-justice-dept-thinks-its-collaboration-with-media-matters-not-a-big-deal/

[2] Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press: http://www.prisonplanet.com/emails-reveal-justice-dept-regularly-enlists-media-matters-to-spin-press.html

[3] 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

[4] Holder refuses Fast and Furious interview request, accuses TheDC of throwing ‘sticks and stones’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/holder-refuses-fast-and-furious-interview-request-accuses-thedc-of-throwing-%e2%80%98sticks-and-stones%e2%80%99.html

[5] 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

[6] Justice Dept. Demands News Site Server Logs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/justice-dept-demands-news-site-server-logs.html

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