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Media Matters Hypocrisy

With all of the Media Matters attacks on gun bloggers, NRA News, and the Second Amendment in recent years, we just assumed that it was the money from the Joyce Foundation that inspired their attacks. Turns out there may be more to it than that…

David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs.

Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe.

The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled.

“He had more security than a Third World dictator,” one employee said, explaining that Brock’s bodyguards would rarely leave his side, even accompanying him to his home in an affluent Washington neighborhood each night where they “stood post” to protect him. “What movement leader has a detail?” asked someone who saw it.

Um. Wow. Okay.

Daily Caller has a look at the world inside Media Matters, and the paranoia of politically-motivated snipers isn’t the only gun-related news they found about the founder of the organization.

By 2010, Brock’s personal assistant, a man named Haydn Price-Morris, was carrying a holstered and concealed Glock handgun when he accompanied Brock to events, including events in Washington, D.C., a city with famously restrictive gun laws. Price-Morris told others he carried the gun to protect Brock from threats.

Late in 2010, other Media Matters employees learned about Price-Morris’s gun, and he was fired due to their objections. No public announcement was made.

According to one source with knowledge of what happened next, Brock was “terrified” that news of the gun would leak. “George Soros and a lot of groups connected to gun control are funding this group, and they wouldn’t be too happy that an employee of Media Matters was carrying a gun, especially when it was illegal in D.C.”

So, let me get this straight. The attacks on lawful gun owners are coming from a group that is headed by someone who hires an armed driver, suffers from a questionable mental state, has publicly admitted to drug use, and had an assistant violate gun laws on his behalf. The organization leader isn’t actually concerned about the hypocrisy of it all, but rather that funding might dry up if his gun hiring habits are exposed.

There’s much more in the article about the absurdity that supposedly takes place in their offices – looking the other way while colleagues are having sex on a desk, while also trying to fire a researcher for the crime of being ugly – and just how many in the media have run with their stories while the White House ultimately uses the rhetoric that Media Matters writes and pitches.

9 Responses to “Media Matters Hypocrisy”

  1. wfgodbold says:

    Once again, if the left vociferously accuses the right of something, it’s actually because they were doing it themselves?

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

  2. Ken says:

    If there’s one person who shouldn’t be hating ugly people, it’s David Brock.

    http://www.noisyroom.net/blog/davidbrockA.jpg

  3. Braden Lynch says:

    If Media Matters writes it, I assume the opposite is true. I don’t think they would notice the truth if it bit them on the posterior like a pit bull.

    Oh, and I loved the Shakespeare quotation.

  4. Jacob says:

    Good read, but the fact that leftist interest groups work in collusion with leftist media outlets and leftist politicians isn’t news.

    What I find interesting is on page 5, the part about Brook’s paranoia. You see similar behavior from the antis, especially Robyn Ringler, and how they react to people who do not accept their world view.

  5. Andy says:

    Sounds like Haydn needs a job.

    http://www.nrahq.org/careers/jobs.asp

  6. What has always amazed me about Brock was that he used to be known as a conservative writer. He wrote for The American Spectator in their heyday and did vicious exposes of both Hillary Clinton and Anita Hill.

    It was only after he came out of the closet that his politics did an 180 shift. It was if not only had he been lying about his sexuality but everything else as well.

  7. flatdarkmars says:

    If he were really afraid of snipers, he wouldn’t stand around smoking in an open location with long lines-of-sight.

  8. I’m pretty sure that if I admitted to conspiring with another person to illegally carry firearms like some of these clowns do, and it was brought up in the media, I’d be looking at a criminal investigation. When I heard David Holthouse admit to illegally buying a street gun and contemplating murder with it, I was astounded he wasn’t prosecuted for the serious federal felony.

    It is incredible to me that the perps and the authorities just ignore these crimes.

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