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Media Matters Launches Pre-Hearing Defense of Eric Holder


There may be very troubling news ahead for Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration. Consequently, true to form, Media Matters for America (MMfA) has launched their defense of Holder, aimed at limiting the damage from headlines sure to come.

Fox’s Kelly, Gallagher Join Right-Wing Hyping Of Republican Calls For Holder’s Resignation

MMfA routinely ignores objective reporting in an attempt to marginalize content not considered part of the liberal mainstream media. In fact, The Hill reported that calls for Holder to resign were “intensifying” as far back as October 6th. Obviously, if they were intensifying back then, that they recently doubled over night is legitimate news. What MMfA is doing here is attempting to influence mainstream media outlets to avoid picking up news potentially damaging to the Obama administration. Their timing is highly suspect, as well.

GOP calls for Holder’s resignation intensify

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) on Thursday called for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over his role in a botched gun-tracking operation, and questioned whether he was protecting President Obama.

Labrador is not the first Republican to call for Holder’s resignation over Fast and Furious.

Earlier this week, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the “only honorable thing” for Holder to do is resign — though he said he doubted he would.

“There are two options: He was lying or he was not doing his job, keeping up with what the Justice Department was doing,” Farenthold said in an interview on NRA News radio. “I would probably resign if that came out, if I had done that.”

As Politico, hardly the home of right-wing news, is reporting today, Holder is now set to testify regarding the Fast and Furious Operation before the House Judiciary Committee on December 8th. Politico was following up on a news blurb Tweeted out by CBS. As the propaganda arm of the Obama administration, MMfA doesn’t want people to read much about that news. Its latest attack on Fox has nothing to do with helping to improve media reporting in America. It’s intentionally designed to influence media so as to limit any and all bad news for the left.

Attorney General Eric Holder will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 8 about the controversial Fast and Furious gun-running program, the Department of Justice confirmed Friday.

Holder is under fire from Republicans, who have accused him of lying in testimony about when he first learned of the program.

Two weeks ago, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced he had issued a subpoena to Holder for Justice Department documents related to the operation. The subpoena requested all of Holder’s communications on Fast and Furious, and any communications between the White House and the Justice Department related to the program.


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