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TNR: Media Matters Seeks New Identity in Post-Clinton World

Clio Chang and Alex Shephard write in The New Republic about the organizational shake-up and shift in focus at the leftwing media watchdog Media Matters for America. The brainchild of its Clinton ally founder David Brock, Media Matters now seeks to reinvent itself in a post-Clinton world. Brock has recently stated that he hopes to transform his social media platform Shareblue into a “Breitbart of the left.” But Clinton’s electoral loss offers a unique challenge for Media Matters because, as Chang and Shephard report, “[t]he organization had long ceased to be a mere watchdog, having positioned itself at the center of a group of public relations and advocacy outfits whose mission was to help put Clinton in the White House.”

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Media Matters Has Paul Ryan’s Back

If Rep. Paul Ryan is looking for more support in his quest to be Speaker of the House of Representatives, he may–or may not–want to look further than progressive media outlet Media Matters. It appears to have his back versus Conservative radio host Mark Levin, who simply went through Ryan’s actual record on his October 23 radio show.

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Clinton Camp Goes to War with New York Times

Longtime Clinton hit man David Brock and his Lloyd-Bridges-sniffed-the-glue hair have unleashed hell on The New York Times. According to Politico on Thursday, “Brock’s war against the New York Times just went nuclear – and the paper is responding with equal fury.”

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WSJ Promotes Op-ed Claiming Transgender Identity is a Mental Disorder

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal’s online edition promoted a June 2014 op-ed by Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, which argues that transgender identity is a mental illness akin to bulimia and should not be treated with surgery, which can cause more harm than good. Though the article did not appear in the paper’s print edition, its promotion on the website coincides with the debate over former Olympian Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner.

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Maher to Media Matters: ‘Shut the F*ck Up’

HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher criticized overdone political correctness, particularly Dolce & Gabbana’s boycotters and Media Matters, along with members of academia in his closing monologue on Friday. Maher began by talking about the boycott of Dolce & Gabbana,

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