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Tucker Carlson’s Adventures In Deep Throating


Tucker Carlson’s finger-painting-with-poo-website has a superduper Must-Credit-Daily-Caller…Daily-Caller… D-A-I-L-Y … C-A-L-L-E-R …Daily-Caller …It’s-On-The-Internet …sigh …I-N-T-E-R-N-E-T Exclusive exposing Media Matters’ David Brock as an evil genius bent upon destroying conservatives by repeating the dumb-ass things that they say. Unfair!

Tucker and a crack team of “journalists” who have to tell their parents every couple of weeks or so that working for Tucker “is too a real job” secretly interviewed many people at Media Matters whose names you may recognize about Brock:

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.
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“He had more security than a Third World dictator,” one employee said
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“What movement leader has a detail?” asked someone who saw it.
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Extensive interviews with a number of Brock’s current and former colleagues at Media Matters, as well as with leaders from across the spectrum of Democratic politics, reveal an organization roiled by its leader’s volatile and erratic behavior and struggles with mental illness, and an office where Brock’s executive assistant carried a handgun to public events in order to defend his boss from unseen threats.

Yet those same interviews, as well as a detailed organizational planning memo obtained by The Daily Caller, also suggest that Media Matters has to a great extent achieved its central goal of influencing the national media.
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“We were pretty much writing their prime time,” a former Media Matters employee said of the cable channel MSNBC. “But then virtually all the mainstream media was using our stuff.”
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In November of 2009, Dobbs left CNN. “We got him fired,” says one staffer flatly.
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Glenn Beck, the former Fox News Channel host, drew the ire of a wide spectrum of liberal groups while his program aired nationally. But according to several people who watched the process from the inside, it was Media Matters that orchestrated much of the opposition to Beck.
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“We called it ‘fingerprint coverage,’” explains one former staffer, “where you know it was the result of your work.”
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“In ‘08 it became pretty apparent MSNBC was going left,” says one source. “They were using our research to write their stories. They were eager to use our stuff. Stories about Fox News were especially well received by MSNBC anchors and executives: “If we published something about Fox in the morning, they’d have it on the air that night verbatim.”
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“The entire progressive blogosphere picked up our stuff,” says a Media Matters source, “from Daily Kos to Salon. Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”

“If you can’t get it anywhere else, Greg Sargent’s always game,” agreed another source with firsthand knowledge.
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“The HuffPo guys were good, Sam Stein and Nico [Pitney],” remembered one former staffer.
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“Jim Rainey at the LA Times took a lot of our stuff,” the staffer continued.
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“Ben Smith [formerly of Politico, now at BuzzFeed.com] will take stories and write what you want him to write,” explained the former employee, whose account was confirmed by other sources.
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“If you hit a reporter, say a beat reporter at a regional newspaper,” a Media Matters source said,
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It’s not clear what the four spoke about — no one in the meeting returned repeated calls for comment — but the apparent coordination continued. “Anita Dunn became a regular presence at the office,” says someone who worked there.
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Were the lines of attack coordinated? “To my knowledge, there wasn’t coordination,” says a source.
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The irony of Brock’s relationship with the White House is that at certain points he has been openly hostile to Barack Obama, especially in conversations in social settings. Described by some who know him as a passionate and emotional Hillary Clinton supporter
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The intensity of the 2008 campaign, say those who knew Brock at the time,
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During a 2008 meeting of the left-wing umbrella group Democracy Alliance outside San Diego, Brock’s unusual behavior drew considerable attention. According to a fellow attendee, “David completely lost his shit.
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Two years later, at another Democracy Alliance meeting shortly after the 2010 election, Brock behaved in a way one prominent liberal who was there described as “erratic, unstable and disturbing.
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All of this, sources say, has caused anxiety for prominent Democrats.
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At some point, Brock received a prescription for his condition. “Some days he’d come in and you could tell he was on his meds because he would just sit in his office alone and not engage with staff,” says a coworker.
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Last spring, some at Media Matters headquarters and in other parts of the progressive world were caught off guard by an interview Brock gave to Ben Smith at Politico,
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“It was insane,” says a coworker. “David was totally manic at the time. We were all shocked.”
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Friends say Brock, who has publicly admitted drug use in the past, was working obsessively and staying out late with compatriots. “They’d close [local bars] and party till six in the morning,” said one.
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A number of people in Brock’s orbit believe he was regularly using illegal drugs, including cocaine. “It’s not like he was trying to keep it a secret,” says a female friend of Brock’s.
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Sources back at the Media Matters offices describe an atmosphere of tension and paranoia. “Many of us lived in fear that at any point we could be fired,” one said.
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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.”
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Meanwhile, Brock became rigid and harsh with his employees — “viciously mean,” in the words of someone who witnessed it.
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One staffer recalls Brock saying he would like to fire a researcher for being physically repugnant. “David definitely does not like ugly people.”
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The atmosphere in the office was considerably more tolerant on non-editorial matters. “There were these two folks who got caught [having sex] in the communications war room on the weekend,” said one employee.

“People came in, and lo and behold there were two of their colleagues doing the nasty on a desk.” Neither one was fired.

To be fair, Tucker did find someone who was willing to speak on the record:

David Saldana, the former deputy editorial director at Media Matters, concedes that under Brock’s leadership, “there were very harsh penalties for getting things wrong. And justifiably so. … There was no room for weakness. Things had to be gotten right.”

What a monster.

By the way, that one staffer at Media Matters? No not that one, the other guy. He totally owes me twenty bucks. Yeah, you know who you are…

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