Daily Caller: Media Matters Working With White House to Manipulate Media Outlets
An investigation conducted by a group of reporters at the Daily Caller website claims that Media Matters for America, a controversial left-leaning group, is working hand-in-hand with the White House to manipulate some of America’s largest news outlets.
Vince Coglianese, senior online editor for the Daily Caller, joined America Live to discuss the investigation, during which he spoke to both current and former Media Matters employees and Democratic leaders familiar with the organization.
Coglianese alleged that Media Matters employees met with Valerie Jarrett, one of the president’s closest advisors. He said, “What we found out was that since the beginning of the Obama administration that Media Matters has been in regular contact with the White House. Media Matters insiders tell us that they actually share a weekly phone call with the Center for American Progress and the White House.”
He continued, saying, “In these meetings, they actually work on coordinating messaging to an extent. Now, as to what direction that flows, whether the White House is instructing those progressive organizations to do something, or vice versa, is still something we’re trying to figure out.”
Coglianese then touched upon Media Matters' quest to destroy Fox News and the questions it raises about the organization’s tax exempt status. He said, “Can an organization that claims tax exempt status go after a media organization, a journalistic organization, like Fox News and try to destroy its business?”