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For more on the investigation into media matters we welcome now to co author of the article.
-- holidays daily caller senior online -- that's good to have you with us let's let's start with that very issue.
Progressive group liberal group.
This is they style themselves as some sort of watchdog report kind of group are today.
Well they do well actually it seems that there are essential component to the democratic movement is what we discovered.
They don't sell -- attacking conservative misinformation and he's as you just heard but the fact is.
-- internal memos that we that we acquired actually show us an organization that -- focused on getting progressive messages into the media making the media.
More liberal which to a lot of your viewers probably be it's kind of a surprising thing that they want to do but it's true.
And they've done it since 2004 the organization was founded by David Brock in 2004.
And since that time.
But their focus has been making the media more liberal and -- -- a lot of money doing it in writing the backs of organizations like fox the daily caller a lot of other news organizations that -- Develop more like centrist journalistic perspective.
Yet here they are continuing to rise and you make more money from donors -- would prefer that in the media be more liberal that's circle.
More liberal even left wing.
The founder media matters as you said David Brock.
In personality who is at the very least controversial.
And apparently well connected.
-- with the national liberal media.
-- -- with major democratic.
Liberal left wing political figures.
What in the world is is -- a relationship as well with George -- -- is his money coming from.
Wells from progressive donors and you mentioned George Soros he's known to have given them a million dollar donation.
So you're right -- he's he's well connected and the progressive movement he's considered to be a leader of the progressive movement.
But his behavior has gotten in trouble he has gone to meetings of the democratic Democracy Alliance which is -- very powerful group.
Of progressive liberal leaders and he's actually lost his -- -- some of the sources that we small mid -- indicating that he flipped out on.
But people like John Podesta who recently stepped down from the Center for American Progress of a noted figure had the progressive movement so he's -- in trouble there.
-- -- but yes he has a lot of donations coming from progressives just like George Soros as you mention.
And as we heard Shannon report I should say at this point that media matters has been after me for years they've come after media.
-- -- -- like attack dogs junkyard dogs.
-- -- friend -- -- used to savored the regards that I have displeased that they're one online.
That serves to remind me guesses as well what what I really -- -- at least in the minds of media matters but I mean these are.
These are really extraordinarily -- people going after folks.
Under the pretext of being some kind of middle of the road watchdog over journalism.
How in the world -- they've been able to sustain -- Brian stalter with the New York Times calling them a liberal group.
That seems an inadequate.
Yeah well I mean they've had what they've done is they've been able to -- a lot of people a quarter and look at realize this -- a lot of these.
Reporter shortsighted as taking their content you know may very well do it in good faith but the fact is media matters brags about their capability sources within.
Brag about their capability to get their content into the media -- yet you mentioned -- -- That Greg Sargent at the Washington Post decided multiple times as being a good dumping place for their content.
Ben Smith formerly of Politico and they'll buzz feet -- mentioned among -- that we mentioned a little bit ago MSNBC.
Who supposedly at one point was even writing the prime time lineup based on stuff that media matters was providing them.
Phil Griffin the head of MSNBC was available to take their phone calls and any given moment and he took them.
So yet there are a lot of people here that are involved it's.
This is an ongoing series of special reports on media matters.
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