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(The Daily Caller)   Spinning Out Of Control: Department of Justice emails show AG Holder's communications staff collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals   (dailycaller.com) divider line 93
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2012-09-18 12:28:09 PM  
The Daily Caller has never been in control.
 
2012-09-18 12:50:00 PM  
So . . . Media Matters has a source inside the AGs office? I don't see any mention of classified or confidential documents, just someone collaborating with a reporter on a story.

I'm having trouble seeing what the big deal is. Reporters are supposed to have sources.
 
2012-09-18 01:24:43 PM  
He gave an interview.

blogs.houstonpress.com
 
2012-09-18 01:25:09 PM  
Tucker Carlson has become a poor man's Breitbart. A cheap copy of an untalented con artist. Pretty pathetic.
 
2012-09-18 01:36:48 PM  
i blame a video posted on youtube.
 
2012-09-18 02:08:36 PM  
The Daily Caller

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"Hello? Yes, this is Potato."
 
2012-09-18 02:14:05 PM  

SphericalTime: So . . . Media Matters has a source inside the AGs office? I don't see any mention of classified or confidential documents, just someone collaborating with a reporter on a story.

I'm having trouble seeing what the big deal is. Reporters are supposed to have sources.


It's not even a source, it's the COMMUNICATIONS STAFF answering questions about official agency positions, from a REPORTER!

I can't even howl my outrage loud enough!
 
2012-09-18 02:39:04 PM  
So... green why?
 
2012-09-18 03:19:39 PM  

KyngNothing: SphericalTime: So . . . Media Matters has a source inside the AGs office? I don't see any mention of classified or confidential documents, just someone collaborating with a reporter on a story.

I'm having trouble seeing what the big deal is. Reporters are supposed to have sources.

It's not even a source, it's the COMMUNICATIONS STAFF answering questions about official agency positions, from a REPORTER!

I can't even howl my outrage loud enough!


Well, the Republicans have all individually taken a vow that they won't ever collaborate with Fox News or any right-wing blogscream site on any article or story. All of them. They're Just That Moral.

Or, alternatively, politicians talk to people who can communicate their side effectively. Left does it. Right does it. Both sides are bad, but I'm not gonna vote Republican because of it.
 
2012-09-18 03:49:33 PM  

brianbankerus: So... green why?


Far Right Wing Talking point + DailyCaller = Automatic Greenlight
 
2012-09-18 04:01:45 PM  
This is the most important story of the day Fark Cons! :: eyeroll ::
 
2012-09-18 04:02:13 PM  
ZOMG Liberal MEDIA!!!!! FOX NEWS WAS RIGHT!
 
2012-09-18 04:02:24 PM  
Yeah...no.
 
2012-09-18 04:05:25 PM  

KyngNothing: It's not even a source, it's the COMMUNICATIONS STAFF answering questions about official agency positions, from a REPORTER!



Zounds! To the fainting couches!!
 
2012-09-18 04:05:33 PM  
Spinning Out Of Control: Department of Justice emails show AG Holder's communications staff collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals

Is that illegal?
 
2012-09-18 04:07:18 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Is that illegal?


It might be if it was in any way true, but it's not, so.
 
2012-09-18 04:07:40 PM  
I believe the point being made by Subby is the Daily Caller is "Spinning Out Of Control" by making the routine DOJ Communications replies to legitimate questions by Media Matters seem evil.

If only the Daily Caller had asked the same questions to the DOJ, maybe they wouldn't have had to go through the FOIA method to get the same answers.

/BFD.
 
2012-09-18 04:07:54 PM  
Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler, keep on farking that chicken. Or, you know, doing exactly what is in your job title.
 
2012-09-18 04:10:09 PM  
And Romney continues to lose.
 
2012-09-18 04:10:42 PM  
This will surely distract us from the Romney video! HAHA, LOOK OVER HERE!
 
2012-09-18 04:11:15 PM  

NateGrey: This is the most important story of the day Fark Cons! :: eyeroll ::


They're turning the dial on the Shiatflinger up a notch to try and distract from Romney being a dipshiat. And it ain't workin'.
 
2012-09-18 04:11:27 PM  
But the 47% oppressed by Romney want it that way. So that makes it OK to suppress free speech.
 
2012-09-18 04:12:01 PM  
The Daily Caller

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"We're that f*cking bad."
 
2012-09-18 04:12:20 PM  
Ah, I saw this trending on twitter very briefly today. Wondered if it'd even show up here. To know that this is what it's actually about is a new low in the 'liberal media conspiracy'
 
2012-09-18 04:13:50 PM  

Fluorescent Testicle: HellRaisingHoosier: Is that illegal?

It might be if it was in any way true, but it's not, so.



I guess I'm not seeing the criminal act. Unethical maybe, but not illegal.
And it seems a bit disingenuous for Republicans, of all people, to get angry over the Democrats having a media outlet "go after" someone.
 
2012-09-18 04:13:57 PM  
So says Tucker Carlson's website.

Give me a legit source and maybe I'll care.
 
2012-09-18 04:14:07 PM  
Facism: It's what's for dinner.
 
2012-09-18 04:14:09 PM  
... to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals

What sort of attacks? D-Day like amphibious warfare or "Yo Momma So Fat" jokes? Is there a predetermined scale for these types of things?
 
2012-09-18 04:14:27 PM  

SphericalTime: So . . . Media Matters has a source inside the AGs office? I don't see any mention of classified or confidential documents, just someone collaborating with a reporter on a story.

I'm having trouble seeing what the big deal is. Reporters are supposed to have sources.


Not to mention the right-wing news being the attack dog of the GOP... hardly a surprise that the department would want to defend itself. For goodness sakes, the guy was on the COMMUNICATIONS STAFF.
 
2012-09-18 04:14:35 PM  

TDWCom29: Ah, I saw this trending on twitter very briefly today. Wondered if it'd even show up here. To know that this is what it's actually about is a new low in the 'liberal media conspiracy'


Forgot to add, if twitter is any indication, I fully expect to see something about Obama saying he 'likes redistribution' in a video from 1998 on here sometime soon
 
2012-09-18 04:15:45 PM  
BREAKING NEWS FROM THE DAILY CALLER

The White House Press Secretary has been just video taped answering questions from members of the LAME STREAM MEDIA in a blatant attempt to influence their publication of the WHITE House's plans.
 
2012-09-18 04:15:48 PM  
apparently there is a DOJ spokesperson with an awesome name: Xochitl Hinojosa
 
2012-09-18 04:18:00 PM  

beta_plus: But the 47% oppressed by Romney want it that way. So that makes it OK to suppress free speech.


wtfamireading.jpg
 
2012-09-18 04:18:00 PM  
THE SMOKING GUN...

After Holden published that piece, Schmaler sent him an email titled "Great piece..." and continuing in the body of the message, "On USCCR investigation.'" One minute later, Holden responded, writing, "Thanks!"

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/18/dailercaller-makes-things-up
 
2012-09-18 04:18:56 PM  

beta_plus: But the 47% oppressed by Romney want it that way. So that makes it OK to suppress free speech.


Slow down and breath before you hurt yourself. Trolling is a marathon, not a race.
 
2012-09-18 04:19:58 PM  

beta_plus: But the 47% oppressed by Romney want it that way. So that makes it OK to suppress free speech.


I will try to say this in the nicest possible way: I doubt you could recognize the notion of "free speech", nor the dangers of government suppression thereof, if they bit you on the ass. You've mewled about the right-wing's "speech rights" in about ten consecutive threads, and in every one of them, there has been exactly jack and shiat to do with governmental prior restraint of speech. So I guess what I'm saying is go cry, emo kid. You want to experience suppression of speech based on content? Go find a religious dictatorship and check out their censored books. Then check for what the government censors here. Then come back and give a book report.
 
2012-09-18 04:20:50 PM  
That was like reading a derpier version of the Warren Report.
 
2012-09-18 04:21:03 PM  

SphericalTime: So . . . Media Matters has a source inside the AGs office? I don't see any mention of classified or confidential documents, just someone collaborating with a reporter on a story.

I'm having trouble seeing what the big deal is. Reporters are supposed to have sources.


And we're done. "DOJ communications staff talking with reporter" /= "DOJ communcations staff collaboring with left-wing advocacy group to attack reporters"

Especially as the communications staff provided the same information to other reporters.

Daily Caller makes WingNutDaily look fair and balanced by comparison. Why are these morons getting greenlit?
 
2012-09-18 04:22:43 PM  
Looks like a conspiracy if I ever saw one.

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2012-09-18 04:27:55 PM  
What does "the daily caller" even mean? I imagine the daily caller is someone who calls Limbaugh daily trying to get on the air.
 
2012-09-18 04:29:24 PM  
Daily Caller


www.freewebs.com

The call is coming from inside the Potato!
 
2012-09-18 04:31:56 PM  
And now Fox News picks up the "story" and runs with it. Link

Pretty interesting timing considering the Republican National candidate is bailing out the canoe for all he is worth.
 
2012-09-18 04:32:41 PM  
This combined with the DNC using Turkish warships for a presentation means that the UN is in collusion with the Mexican Drug Cartels to take out guns and promote the secular Muslin agenda. Book it. Done.
 
2012-09-18 04:38:15 PM  
encycl.opentopia.com

Government staffer leaks news to press.
 
2012-09-18 04:39:12 PM  
Must ... find ... something ... anything ... to ... divert ... people's ... attention ... away ... from ... Romney's ... dickhead ... comments.
 
2012-09-18 04:43:21 PM  
When will mods change the Fark Politics tab to read "Leftist Circle-Jerk" to warn everyone who visits the site?
 
2012-09-18 04:44:30 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: When will mods change the Fark Politics tab to read "Leftist Circle-Jerk" to warn everyone who visits the site?


Poor you.
 
2012-09-18 04:45:50 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: When will mods change the Fark Politics tab to read "Leftist Circle-Jerk" to warn everyone who visits the site?


Your butthurt is noted.
 
2012-09-18 04:49:18 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: When will mods change the Fark Politics tab to read "Leftist Circle-Jerk" to warn everyone who visits the site?


They have sites for people like you. Check the links on the politics tab. Your chances are good; anything with an ironic sounding name.
 
2012-09-18 04:51:54 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: When will mods change the Fark Politics tab to read "Leftist Circle-Jerk" to warn everyone who visits the site?


So tons of links to right leaning blogs is a leftist circle jerk...? Do you actually know what a circle jerk is? Would you like to join one?

Pro-tip: don't play soggy biscuit. Well, unless you want to.
 
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