‘Media Matters just stopped mattering for the media’: Group picks DOJ over AP

#NewMediaMattersSlogan Protecting the president from our mom’s basements

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) May 15, 2013

The US Dept of Justice is apparently the paramilitary wing of Media Matters.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 15, 2013

Shorter Media Matters:

MEDIA MATTERS:If the DOJ is investigating you, you probably deserve it, you hacks.Related:… bit.ly/13l18g6 via @instapundit

— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) May 15, 2013

The prog lap-bloggers at Media Matters have pinched off a loaf of hackery in defense of the Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press reporters’ phone records.

Haha. @mmfa says “Looky! We lurfs the press freedoms!” & yet second point is “Bush/Plame!” gruel. bit.ly/13kLd1p

— Jay Caruso (@jaycaruso) May 15, 2013

I’m shocked, shocked. Media Matters sides with Justice Dept, says AP ‘sounds like it should be investigated’ dailycaller.com/2013/05/15/med…

— Kirsten Powers (@kirstenpowers10) May 15, 2013

Amazing that Tea Party groups targeted, but @mmfa has tax exempt status for waging “guerrilla warfare” & “sabotage” against Admin critics

— Kirsten Powers (@kirstenpowers10) May 15, 2013

A coalition of media organizations issued a letter protesting the DOJ’s actions.

Media coalition letter of protest… drudge.tw/129Rj5i

— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) May 15, 2013

But not Media Matters, no sireee. The Soros-funded group responded with talking points “for those interested in pushing back against partisan attacks while the rest of us grapple with the larger questions.”

Larger questions like … whether mom will bring extra cookies to the basement when she delivers your lunch today?

LOL —-> mediamatters.org Even better? —-> dailykos.comBoy, you’d think there would be no news this week over at Kooks!

— LilMissAuditThis (@LilMissRightie) May 15, 2013

BREAKING: Media Matters asks Justice Department to subpoena its phone records, “just to make sure we’re not terrorists.”

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) May 15, 2013

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.Is it Media Matters or Obama Matters? fb.me/2vKyez2Rv

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 15, 2013

These MMFA guys are so cute when they’re cheering tyranny.

— EdMorrissey (@EdMorrissey) May 15, 2013

Helps if you read this in a “Yethhhhhh Matthhhter” Renfield voice. mediamattersaction.org/message/

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) May 15, 2013

Aw, @mmfa. It’s so cute when you shill against the 1st Amendment: mediamattersaction.org/message/

— Matthew Hurtt (@matthewhurtt) May 15, 2013

Today would be a good day to remind you that Media Matters is an ugly, servile joke: ccwc.me/10puDj8

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) May 15, 2013

Let it be known that when the sh*t hit the fan, Media Matters chose to side with authoritarian government instead of the Media. #DOJ

— RB (@RBPundit) May 15, 2013

Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake took Media Matters to task on Twitter.

Anyone who thinks Media Matters are just Dem Party hacks hasn’t read this uncompromising defense of press freedom bit.ly/13kLd1p #AP

— Eli Lake (@EliLake) May 15, 2013

Hey @mm4a thanks for taking such a principled stand against government interference in news-gathering bit.ly/13kLd1p #AP #integrity

— Eli Lake (@EliLake) May 15, 2013

Hey @arirabinhavt thanks for putting your neck on the line for the rights of journalists. This statement took guts bit.ly/13kLd1p

— Eli Lake (@EliLake) May 15, 2013

. @mmfa lost whatever influence they had with reporters after this statement on #AP bit.ly/13kLd1p New name: Media Doesn’t Matters

— Eli Lake (@EliLake) May 15, 2013

@joshuahersh media matters just stopped mattering for the media

— Eli Lake (@EliLake) May 15, 2013

Has Media Matters stopped mattering for the media?

Wow MT @ggreenwald: Media Matters distributes talking points to those who want to defend DOJ’s attack on APmediamattersaction.org/message/

— HuffPost Media (@HuffPostMedia) May 15, 2013

Always found it odd that when admin officials complain abt a story, subsequent criticism on Media Matters will neatly mirror the complaints.

— Jan Crawford (@JanCBS) May 15, 2013

First noticed it during Kagan confirmation–specific complaints from admin re my coverage would appear nearly verbatim on Media Matters.

— Jan Crawford (@JanCBS) May 15, 2013

From those who remember GOP talking points during Bush era, that Media Matters posting sure sounds familiar

— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 15, 2013

Real cutting-edge media accountability here:keeping press feet to fire by pushing talking points for admin in power > mediamattersaction.org/message/

— jmartpolitico (@jmartpolitico) May 15, 2013

Reminder: Media Matters Action Network isn’t just a mouthpiece for the Obama administration; It’s a 501(c)(4) nonprofit group.

@rbpundit It’s actually @mmfa that should be worried. Once rules for 501(c)(4) orgs are clarified, they will lose their Non-profit status.

— cosmoscon (@gdthomp01) May 15, 2013

How does Media Matters qualify for tax exempt status?… fb.me/2wkD9c5A2

— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) May 15, 2013

I wonder if @mmfa‘s 501(c)4 “education charity” will get any scrutiny from the IRS for plainly partisan work mediamattersaction.org/message/onepag…

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 15, 2013

[email protected]instapundit Sure seems to me that @mmfa has one of those fake 501(c)4’s I hear so much about pjmedia.com/instapundit/16…

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 15, 2013

[email protected]mmfa do you support the IRS giving very high scrutiny to 501(c)4’s which are plainly simply a tax free vehicle for political agitation?

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 15, 2013

[email protected]mmfa can you/your “Action Network” please tell me the talking points I should use on the issue of bogus 501(c)4 “educational” charities?

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 15, 2013

One thing that might keep @mmfa out of IRS trouble — their 501(c)4 doesn’t care about no Constitution

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 15, 2013

Zing!

does anyone in the media know that the plainly partisan @mmfa has an attached 501(c)4 “education charity”? Do any care?

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 15, 2013

Seems very strange indeed that @mmfa‘s “Action Network” 501(c)4 is apparently just jake with the IRS but conservative groups are not.

— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) May 15, 2013

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/15/media-matters-just-stopped-mattering-for-the-media-lefty-group-sides-with-doj-against-ap/

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