One-sided commentary by right-wing Jonah Goldberg attacks Media Matters and David Brock
Reported by Chrish - October 9, 2007 -
FOX and Friends continued the smear campaign against MediaMatters.org today 10/09/07, bringing on right-wing columnist Jonah Goldberg to belittle Hillary Clinton's "paranoia" about the "vast right-wing conspiracy" and to slap fellow winger and FOX News Contributor Byron York on the back for his book exposing the retaliatory "vast left-wing conspiracy."
Goldberg essentially said that there was no VRWC and it was Clinton's paranoia which prompted her to "help start and support" Media Matters and the Center for American Progress, which are cornerstones of the VLWC, which is tied to George Soros - but he and York are not paranoid.
After correctly reading the MM's mission is to "correct conservative misinformation," Doocy noted that they never "take shots" at anyone from Air America (hellooooo, "conservative misinformation"!) then incorrectly characterized Media Matters as out to get Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. Even a casual look at their website shows that they document reporters, columnists, pundits, and hosts from all manner of newspapers, magazines, radio and TV shows, and websites who disseminate conservative talking point falsehoods. People documented include many in the so-called liberal mainstream media, such as Chris Matthews, Wolf Blitzer, Maureen Dowd, Keith Olbermann, Frank Rich, Dan Rather, and Ron Reagan. They target content, not personalitites, though it's no surprise that FOX hosts and guests are prominent on the list. So Doocy was wrong to say they target the most radical and well-known right-wing talkers.
He changed the subject quickly to founder David Brock, who "started Media Matters" and got the Jonah Goldberg biography: Brock has no credibility, except for "actually a very good book on Anita Hill," he tried to find love on the left and is now basically the hatchet-man on the left. The left loves him because he claims to know the inside workings of the right, but that's all hot air.
Well, that was good enough for Doocy and his audience. He didn't recommend Brock's "Blinded by the Right" which details Brock's work for the right and his change of heart, which would educate viewers and allow them to make up their own minds. Can't have that.
Whatever happened to "fair and balanced"? "We report, you decide"? Empty slogans, both.