P.J. Salvatore

MMfA's David Brock Paid Former Partner $850k in "Blackmail" Settlement

Via Fox News: Media Matters chief David Brock paid a former domestic partner $850,000 after being threatened with damaging information involving the organization’s donors and the IRS – a deal that Brock later characterized as a blackmail payment, according to

Friday Crib Sheet: Maddow vs Politifact; NPR Debuts New Ethics Book

– Rachel Maddow and Politifact engage in giant slapfight: On her Dec. 20 show, Maddow said, “Today, the self-proclaimed but quickly becoming irrelevant Web site PolitiFact declared the idea that Republicans voted to end Medicare their lie of the year for

Friday Crib Sheet: Maddow vs Politifact; NPR Debuts New Ethics Book

Daily Kos Bans Blogger for Citing Concern with Radical Islam

The Daily Kos has blacklisted one of their bloggers, Eric Allen Bell, after he published his concerns over a mega-mosque: [youtube -kMDPk47cgc nolink] Eric Allen Bell was a regular blogger for the “Daily Kos” until he was recently banned for the

Presidents Day Crib Sheet: SNL Flubs Birth Rates, ESPN Fires Staffer For Slur

– Amy Poehler: “We need contraception. There are too many people.” Except there aren’t. All over the birth rates are declining. We already have a government too big for our population, pretty soon ourgovernment will out-populate our population. It negatively affects our economy

Friday Morning Crib Sheet: RIP Anthony Shadid, MMfA Donors Revealed

– Classic Ace of Spades on Keith Olbermann.– Rick Santorum turns the tables on the press. This is how you reject a narrative and turn it on its face: [youtube MMVzaIMYuTY nolink] – Media Matters donors revealed: the website that endorsed Occupy

Creepy: Google Bypasses Apple Browser's Privacy Settings

Not just Google, but other advertising companies as well: Google Inc. and other advertising companies have been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.’s Web browser on their iPhones and computers–tracking the Web-browsing habits of people who

Thursday Crib Sheet: MMfA Occupies MSNBC, Rape Defenders

– Media Matters Occupies the MSNBC newsroom: Just in recent weeks, there have been several examples. Two MSNBC hosts who have recently, and regularly, used the organization’s content for their programming are Ed Schultz of “The ED Show” and Al Sharpton

Tuesday Morning Crib Sheet: MMfA Onslaught Continues, Loesch Accepts AIM Award

– Site whose mission is to ‘correct conservative misinformation’ is oddly silent about the Daily Caller piece. – Big Journalism’s Dana Loesch accepts the Accuracy in Media Award: [youtube YXO_B4zZiY8 nolink] – The David Brock Enemies List. Big Hollywood and Big Government make an appearance! – Dylan Byers

Alan Dershowitz: Media Matters Could Cost Obama the Election

Alan Dershowitz lashed out at Max Blumenthal and Media Matters at a recent appearance, angrily remarking that they will cost Obama the election: Much more newsworthy than the silly spitballs Blumenthal threw with his screaming article was Dershowitz’s conviction that

Monday Morning Crib Sheet: The Media Matters Bomb, ESPN and Sexism

– The Daily Caller drops a bomb on Media Matters for America. We learn MMfA head David Brock is a self-infatuated, paranoid hypocrite who has more bodyguards than fans (and apparently encourages an assistant to break gun laws), and what we

Dog Whistle Progressives Fabricate Racial Incident at CPAC

Earlier today Comedian Steven Crowder and Chris Loesch, a production artist, performed a satirical (by design) number called “Mr. America” at CPAC as a last-minute request to mark the launch of the same name video. The video (and the performance) features

Nobody Expects The Progressive Inquisition!

During the rise of the tea party Anderson Cooper called conservatives “tea baggers” on CNN and remarked about “teabagging.” The network featured a multitude of guests and contributors who likened tea partiers to nazis, bigots, pick your poison. No pressure was ever brought about

Obama Justice: FBI Intensifies Murdoch Investigation

Reuters: U.S. authorities are stepping up investigations, including an FBI criminal inquiry, into possible violations by employees of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire of a U.S. law banning corrupt payments to foreign officials such as police, law enforcement and corporate sources

MMFA Prop Watch: The Week of February 3rd, 2012

Unless you missed it this week: Media Matters still refuses to condemn the violence in the Media Matters-endorsed OWS movement. Media Matters also refuses to answer why a “media site” is seemingly in violation of the rules binding 501 c(3)s

Media Matters Continues Blacklist Efforts, Lies About Loesch's Remark

Media Matters continues to deflect from accusations of antisemitism and extreme bias by trumping up nontroversies on other conservatives. In addition to watching Fox, scouring Andrew Breitbart’s Twitter feed, and recording Erick Erickson and Dana Loesch’s shows, Media Matters for

New York Times Posts $40 Million Loss in 2011

Trying. Not. To Smile. Failing. AMY CHOZICK in the New York Times: The New York Times Company reported on Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit declined 12.2 percent as rising subscription and digital advertising revenue at its largest newspapers could not