Liberal news watchdog Media Matters issued talking points defending the Department of Justice for tapping the phones of reporters with the Associated Press on Wednesday morning.
Bill Benter, who is funding an effort in support of Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense, has a history of backing anti-Israel organizations.
The Obama campaign has dispatched Bill Clinton to raise money from a secretive group of big-money liberals.
The Department of Justice is using the liberal “watchdog” group Media Matters for America to deflect questions about the Fast and Furious scandal, including those regarding a gun that might have been used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
At a book signing event Monday evening in Washington, D.C., Media Matters for America (MMFA) chief David Brock refused to distance himself from the borderline anti-Semitic language used by one of his senior employees. We “don’t feed the trolls,” said Ari Rabin-Havt, MMFA’s executive vice president, when asked if Media Matters condones and stands by the use of the term “Israel firster,” a borderline anti-Semitic slur that is regularly employed by MMFA writer M.J. Rosenberg.
Obama administration allies at left-leaning media outlets are dabbling in borderline anti-Semitic conspiracy theories as debate over how to respond to Iran’s nuclear program heats up, according to a bipartisan chorus of critics.