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Openly Partisan Organization Run By Loudmouth Kook Notes Other Openly Partisan Organization Run By Loudmouth Kook

Tucker Carlson’s right-wing whack-job blog has discovered there’s another openly partisan website, but this one is liberal! We will go ahead and not worry about reading the hard-hitting investigation in The Daily Caller that reveals Media Matters of America is just what it claims to be, an anti-wingnut collection of outrages from Fox News and its ilk. Instead, we will laugh at The Awl’s description, and then maybe go get a cup of coffee:

Part one of The Daily Caller’s hit piece on Media Matters for America went up last night. They accuse the progressive and political 501(c)(4) organization of declaring a war on Fox News! (The war on Fox News was described by Media Matters CEO, David Brock, as a “war on Fox.”) So yes, part one here reveals that Media Matters seeks to discredit right-wing talking heads, which is its actual, published agenda ….

The Awl also notes that both The Daily Caller and Media Matters for America are both “openly partisan organization[s]” run by “loudmouth kook[s],” which seems kind of wasted unless you’re going to put it in the headline, which we will certainly do right now. Done! [The Awl]

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106 comments

        1. BearNoLike

          I need nothing to give that douche a shot to the shins. I played fucking soccer for nine years, I'd make it look good, no foul or nothing.

          1. MittBorg

            Well, let me hold your coat, then. I'd so enjoy seeing you repeatedly connect with his naughty bits, to his detriment. It's not as if he needs them, anyway.

      1. Negropolis

        Fucking small ducks. Always looking for human hand-outs of welfare bread, the lazy bastards. Get off my pond, you glorified, riparian rats, and get a real jerb!

        And, don't you even get me started on those free-loadin' pigeons.

    1. KeepFnThatChicken

      I don't want publicity… I know deep down inside I'm just a rabble-rousing shit-stirrer.

      Temet Nosce.

    2. GhostBuggy

      Loudmouth kook?! I'm not a loudmouth kook! I may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, and a loudmouth kook, but I am *not* a porn star!

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      I like the enchiladas and the teriyaki too
      I even like the chicken
      If the sauce is not too blue.

    2. finallyhappy

      Wow, I didn't know they still made them. I remember a friend who got to have TV dinners(this was in the 60's). I thought it was great- she could pick from a selection in the freezer. My mom cooked dinner every day so that wasn't so much fun- no segmented aluminum foil pans for my food!

      1. MittBorg

        I grew up eating food cooked fresh from farms and gardens and cooked from scratch, so I can be picky about what I eat. When my partner moved in, I threw out all his TV dinners. I said, "We don't do prison trays in this house."

        1. Biff

          Before the surgery that rendered me wheelchair-bound for about half a year, I stocked up on the vile things, but not Swanson's. Marie Callender's or Claimjumpers didn't suck quite as bad. When I was able to drive myself to get more food, the first stop I made was Taco Hell. WTF, something different, anyway. I got better, thankfully.

          1. MittBorg

            Geezus, dood!~ You have beat your body up sump'n terrible!

            I gotta move in next to you and make sure you're well stocked with decent food. Sweet mother of god, wouldja lookit the stuff he eats. (hugs the Biff)

            How ya doin?

          2. Biff

            That's all ancient history. Well, not exactly ancient, but I've been on my feet without crutches or a cane for almost a year now. Once I was out of the wheelchair, I was back to cooking stuff resembling "real" food. It was known for awhile I'd be an invalid, so I stocked up on enough crap to survive on. Speaking of, about time for dinner. Green salad, steamed brocolli, and Wright's bacon. Mmm, bacon…

  1. Callyson

    For those without the time or inclination to drudge through the hit piece, it credits Media Matters for the removal of Don Imus, Lou Dobbs, and Glenn Beck. Also, the head of MM supposedly is a psycho and a drug user.
    In other words, in their eyes he's the left's version of Rushbo. No wonder they're freaked out.

    1. ManchuCandidate

      Actually, Brock was one of "them" a RW hit piece writer till he admitted that he was gay and realized he wasn't helping the gay community.

      He's been a target since he wrote his book (2000ish) and outed a number of RW self loathers including Drudge.

    2. Negligently_Joe

      But seriously does Media Matters actually do anything other than recording audio and video of their shows, and playing them back? In full and with limited editing, unlike a certain shouty, fascistic alcoholic that likes to molest our Interns?

      'cause, what I'm getting at, is maybe the people who deserve credit for the removal of Don Imus, Lou Dobbs, and Glenn Beck are…

  2. SayItWithWookies

    There is an important distinction, which is that while most people know what Media Matters does, many of them don't know who David Brock is — whereas most people know who Tucker Carlson is, but are under the impression he swallowed his own asshole in 2003 and hasn't been heard from since.

  3. Negligently_Joe

    The difference is, one partisan orginzation run by loudmouth kooks manages to stay in business thanks to the market for freely deseminated lies and hate masquerading as news, while the other… waitasecond. I may have phrased that wrong.

    1. mrblifil

      I dunno…right wing apparatchiks are all a bunch of babies and I wish they'd all get fucked. That's kinda sorta pedophilia in a way too. Also.

        1. RedVelvetNJ

          Maybe not directly, but Mark Ames, who links to Media Matters on his site and used to be a talking head at MSNBC, openly bragged about fucking a 15-year-old girl while he was in his thirties. He gleefully wrote about how much more turned-on he got when he realized the girl was 15 rather than 16:
          http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/beast-in-the

  4. Ducksworthy

    Wasn't Tucker Crawlson trained as a butt boy to Malcolm Forbes senior before being foisted upon us?

  5. MinAgain

    I fear that the marketplace of ideas is becoming nothing more than a seedy 7-11 with a broken Slushie machine.

      1. Loaded_Pants

        I've long held the opinion that the only reason 7-11 was successful was because of stoners. Think of the worst "food" imaginable & some stoner will come it at 2 am & buy it & sometimes eat it on the spot.

  6. Allmighty_Manos

    In a three-part in depth series, Tucker Carlson goes inside the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and reveals its true agenda: electing Democrats to the Senate. "This is an organization that will do anything to win, from rummaging through voter files to get names and addresses to spending millions on negative TV ads," says Carlson.

    Part 1: How the DSCC Provides Operatives, Cash to Fund Tim Kaine's Campaign

    1. SayItWithWookies

      Wow, what abject hatred and ignorance. But I'm sure all those FOX commenters were just as meanly prejudicial against white people when Anna Nicole Smith died.

      1. Loaded_Pants

        She was a fake blonde, with fake tits, she married for money, was from Texas, took more prescription drugs than Whitney would ever touch. Anna Nicole was all-American, dammit!

    2. DrOzarkZ.Hellbender

      Stop the presses! FreeRepublic has it ALL FIGGERED OUT:

      My facebook is swamped by my gullible liberal friends posting about the Fox News website where some horrible racist comments were posted in the wake of Whitney Houston's death. This stank of liberal COINTELPRO, and a little research led me to this website where this character has the same belief, plus, apparently some knowledge of the guy who runs the website that "broke" the story. Anyone know anything more about this?

      Mind you, I think there actually may have been a period in the 1970s where there were more FBI infiltrators than Klansmen in the KKK, but the notion that scores of liberals faked Fox News comments strikes me as just a teensy bit unlikely.

    3. cheaphits

      There is no discernible bottom here, jeez, it just sinks lower and lower.

      The operatives of the current Rethug candidates are probably frantically trying to obtain these idiot's email address to add to their mailing lists.

  7. Baconzgood

    "Our Loudmouth Kooks are Loudmouthier Kooks than your Loudmouth Kooks"

    -Tucker Carlson Being Butt Hurt-

  8. Negligently_Joe

    Ah, and the Usual Suspects really do seem to be going Full Court Press against MMFA all of a sudden, as our favorite Cuntbilly Snow-Grifter apparently wrote some screed on facebook about it.

    I mean, the funny thing here is really that all Media Matters actually is is clips from Fox News and right-wing radio of these ass-clowns' own literal words. Good to see the far-right (as though there's any other sort, these days) is deciding to run with the whole "recording the actual words I say and then playing them back later so that people other than my intended audience hear my vile hate is the very worst sort of slander" argument.

    1. Designer_Rants

      I mean, the funny thing here is really that all Media Matters actually is is clips from Fox News and right-wing radio of these ass-clowns' own literal words.

      Yeah, I don't get it. Why can't they own it and own up (down?) to it? I suppose they didn't like their reflection in the funhouse mirror, but then realize it's just a regular mirror?

  9. Rotundo_

    Why couldn't this trustafarian asshole get a real hobby like auto racing or polo or yacht racing. At least there a sniveling little shit like Tucker would fit right in. Maybe he and Jonah Goldberg can set up a polo team and waddle around and break ponies backs trying to ride them or something. Of course given these two, they'll try to do something disgusting with them instead.

    1. Beowoof

      I would like to see them do a bride of the burro show in Tijuana, Tucker would make such a good bride.

      1. Rotundo_

        A role (or should that be spelled with two "L's"?) that but for massive amounts of unearned inherited wealth, Tucker was born for. Jonah could be a good comedy act in that vein, but Tucker would take it beyond performance art to a whole (should that be missing the "w"?) new level.

  10. bureaucrap

    Why does Wonkette send me to the top of the page every time I give someone an upfist? Makes it very hard for me to give out my (generally generous) share of upfists.

  11. Loaded_Pants

    He was right there in thick of the RW when Clinton was in office. Brock basically admitted that there was a network of RWers working to "get" Clinton–which was apparent to anyone who was paying attention. Remember how people laughed at Hilary saying it was some of sort of right-wing conspiracy? Well, it was fuckin' TRUE.

    1. DemmeFatale

      I think he was the one that came up with "a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty" to (falsely) describe Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas thing.
      He was a dark dude before stepping into the light.

  12. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    I'm sure that tomorrow the Daily Caller will be running its hit piece against Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center. Right?

    1. Tundra Grifter

      Whenever I see a photo of L. Bent Bozo the Turd he looks to me like a guy who just came in from a Civil War reenactment.

      As a Confederate, of course.

  13. mrblifil

    If Tucker's so jealous, it would be a simple matter for him to have his "scales fall from the eyes" conversion and start talking smack against conservatives like Brock decided to do. True Brock was probably gay-bashed in one way or another when he was researching which State Troopers saw the Clenis or not. But surely Carlson gets just as badly tie-bashed to this very day, right?

  14. Tundra Grifter

    I read that Daily Caller hitpiece and not a single source is mentioned by name. Some of the amusing annecdotes appear to have one source – some not.

    Now, I don't recall seeing any staff member of Media Matters actively campaigning for a candidate. Sheer InSannity was out there pushing for Bush/Cheney. He gives every GNoPee candidate a free infomercial (at least) and a chance to plug his or her website for donations.

    The ClusterFox talking heads repeat the RNC talking points – if you read them in the morning you can always identify them by the unique language. Remember "embolden" the enemy?

    "TheDC" (oh, so hip!) claims the White House and MSNBC use information from MM4A. The right wing gasbags, on the other hand, just read off the front page of The Sludge Retort.

    My favorite charge in TheDC hitpiece is that both MM4A and the White House called the evil Dr. Corsi's work on Mr. Obama "Unfit for Publication." If that doesn't prove a direct link, I just don't know what does…

    1. Beowoof

      Hmmmmmm, msnbc would seem to have the resources of a large news organization at their disposal. Of course that doesn't fit Tucker's meme so let's make some shit up.

  15. elburritodeluxe

    The similarities don't stop there!

    David Brock is a known homosexual and Tucker Carlson wears a gay bow tie.

  16. MittBorg

    His most memorable coinage being from his hit piece on Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings: "A little bit nutty and a little bit slutty." To his credit, he has since apologised and striven to make amends.

  17. Negropolis

    The Awl also notes that both The Daily Caller and Media Matters for America are both “openly partisan organization[s]” run by “loudmouth kook[s],”

    Here's bullshit false equivalency, here, and a bad one at that given that the two sites aren't even in the same category.

    1. Tundra Grifter

      There is plenty of daylight between Media Matters for America and Newsbusters, too.

      I can't call L. Bent Bozo the Turd's website a joke because it is never funny. Sad, but not funny.

  18. Tundra Grifter

    It's Tuesday morning (2/14) and Media Matters for America has yet to respond on its site. This is weak and sad.

    First of all, The Daily Caller hitpiece is lighter than tissue. Today's segment consists of nothing spun over two pages – so gossamer it is transparent. No named source – just a memo from a staffer with some dumb ideas.

    Oh – and MM4A speculated Rupert Murdock might have a spot of bother about phone hacking, and they wanted to exploit it. This is news?

    Why can't MM4A answer such flimsey charges? Pathetic.

    Personally, I like much of their work. They do a good job. They do heavily edit comments, removing critical ones very quickly and others in a more random manner.

    Why can't they stand up to such a diaphanous assult?

      1. Tundra Grifter

        ST:

        That I just don't agree with. Media Matters has – quite fairly – gone after a great many people. They've used facts – videos, words, in context and fully presented – to make their points.

        It's just gutless to not respond now.

        I did appreciate Tucker Carlson's tip that David Brock's book is about to be released. Do ya think that could have anything to do with this attack?

  19. Serolf_Divad

    OMG, did I really just spend the last 30 minutes reading the journalistic equivalent of a a slew of "yo momma's so fat" insults?

    I think my favorite part of the piece, BTW, was when it argues that the Whitehouse and Media Matters were clearly coordinating their messages because this on time when Media Matters was mad at Fox News, a White House Spokesman called Fox a propaganda arm of the Republican Party. Point, set, match, gentlemen!

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