Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz who is known for his liberal views says that the left wing media watchdog group is in danger of becoming the “Jeremiah Wright” for the 2012 presidential elections for a very surprising reason; he has allegedly seen the liberal group’s anti-Israel sentiments quoted on various neo-Nazi sites.
The Daily Caller, which interviewed Dershowitz quoted him as saying, “You know where I get their stuff? I read their stuff mostly on a neo-Nazi website that sends it to me,” he explained. “Somehow I am on their mailing list. I am not on Media Matters’s mailing list. But I tend to read Media Matters articles when they’re sent to me by a neo-Nazi website.”
Dershowitz added during the interview:
“When I started reading their stuff it sounded like the kind of stuff you see on neo-Nazi websites or on Hezbollah-supporter websites. It is so extremist. The thing that shocked me is that anybody regarded it as mainstream.”
Big Government contacted Media Matters to get a response to the Caller story without much luck.
During a call to the group’s Washington, D.C. based headquarters, an enthusiastic sounding intern named Rachel took my call.
“She’s on the phone, but can I take down your number or transfer you to voice mail?”
“I only need a couple of quotes,” I said. “Can I hold?”
“I don’t know!” Rachel exclaimed. “Let me slip a note to her at her desk. I will do my best! What’s your story about again?”
“Alan Dershowitz, you know, the story in the Daily Caller.”
There was a lengthy pause, and then she asked, “Alan… who? Can you spell that please?”
After an even lengthier pause, I mercifully responded, “Sure. D-E-R-S-H-O-W-I-T-Z.”
After 27 minutes, my call was transferred to the voice mail of a spokesman named Matt Butler who admitted that “this voice mail is checked rather infrequently.”