Our Dept. of Justice has a propaganda minister who interfaces with the propagandists at left wing media outfit, MMFA which in turn churns out the regime’s talking points for other left wing media organs like MSNBC to disseminate. America’s becoming like a third world fascist state under Obama – we have our own propaganda ministry and everything – isn’t that exciting?
Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller reported on the Orwellian scandal, yesterday:
Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency.
Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. TheDC obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. . . .
Emails sent in September and November 2010 show Schmaler working with Media Matters staffer Jeremy Holden on attacking news coverage of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation scandal.
Holden attacked former DOJ Civil Rights Division attorneys J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky on Sept. 20, 2010 for what he called an attempt “to reignite the phony New Black Panther Party scandal.”
Read his full report. The emails are downloaded, here.
Robert Stacy McCain has additional background information on Schmaler from last Nov, via J. Christian Adams at PJ Media:
Holder is spending five days in the Dominican Republic, Barbados, and Trinidad. I have learned from sources with direct knowledge of Tracy Schmaler’s goings-on that the spin-mistress of the Justice Department Office of Public Affairs is accompanying Holder on this tropical jaunt. . . .
Tracy Schmaler is a name which may grow into a household one as the lies surrounding Fast and Furious unravel faster. . . .
She is the witchy federal employee who screams and cusses at reporters for NBC, the Washington Times, CBS and the American Spectator, yet doesn’t get fired because thug is so in style in this administration.
Read the rest of that story. A press release about Schmalter’s promotion at DOJ mentioned that she was once . . . a reporter?
You may recall that Tracy Schmaler was the DOJ spokesthing who yelled at CBS reporter, Sharyl Attkisson over the phone over her Fast and Furious reportage:
Today Attkisson appeared on The Laura Ingraham Show and detailed the reaction of White House and DOJ spokesthings when she questioned them last Friday.
6:05 – Laura: So they were literally screaming at you?
Attkisson: Yes. Well the DOJ woman was just yelling at me. The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. [Laura: Who was the person? Who was the person at Justice screaming?] Eric Schultz. Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.”
Yet most of the MSM are pulling for these guys.
Flashback to Feb 2009: Obama Poised To Silence Critics
Flashback to January of 2010: Is Recent Astroturf Campaign Part of Dept of Justice Propaganda Unit?
Flashback to May 2011: Obama Still Poised To Silence Critics
Literally counting the days til this nightmarish thugocracy is finally over.
One of MMFA’s favorite whipping boys, blogger Mike Vanderboegh, helped break the Fast and Furious and responds at Sipsey Street Irregulars: My email to Matthew Gertz of the ill-named “Media Matters”
Erick Erickson, Red State: Treat the Press as Enemy Collaborators