Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: DOJ Refers Reporter to Media Matters, Source Claims

Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: DOJ Refers Reporter to Media Matters, Source Claims

Katie Dixon, a ‘confidential assistant’ in the Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice, reportedly sent an email to Washington Free Beacon writer C.J. Ciaramella saying that she had been directed to send him a link to Media Matters for America, which holds weekly “strategy calls” with the White House, in response to an inquiry  regarding the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. In a tweet Friday evening, @CJCiaramella said:

Requested comment from DOJ re: @KatiePavlich‘s #fastandfurious book. DOJ sent me a link to a Media Matters article

He then linked to what appears to be an email from Friday, April 20th at 5:15pm from Dixon. 

The screenshot of that email shows Dixon saying:

Per your request for information on a Fast and Furious book, I was told to direct your questions to the FBI and also to provide you with a link to this story:

The message then linked to a story titled Fast And Fallacious: Pavlich’s Book On ATF Operation Filled With Falsehoods. At the time of this writing, Dixon has not responded to Breitbart News to confirm that she sent the email shown in the tweet.

Pavlich’s book, which is currently a top seller on, is described as telling readers “in chilling detail, just what this operation conducted by the ATF, under the supervision of the Justice Department, entailed” and saying that “equally appalling is the blatant cover-up of wrongdoing by the Obama administration.”

In a statement to Breitbart News, Pavlich said…

For more than a year now, Americans have been stonewalled, ignored and disrespected in our quests for information about the Obama administration’s lethal Operation Fast and Furious. The fact that the Obama Justice Department, headed by Attorney General Eric Holder, is now sending reporters to the far left, George Soros funded, Media Matters for factual information about one of the bloodiest scandals in U.S. history, is no surprise and totally predictable. This is just an extension of the Obama administration’s shameless coverup and refusal to tell the truth about Fast and Furious.

The Justice Department has blood on its hands, there are at least 300 Mexican citizens dead and two of our federal agents have been murdered as a result of this program. The Obama administration as a whole refuses to take responsibility and provide transparency for an American public outraged by this scandal. The Justice Department is responsible for upholding the law in a fair, unbiased and non-political manner, but the current politically appointed DOJ leadership has chosen to engage in promoting a far Left and controversial agenda. Apparently, the new spokesperson for the Justice Department is Media Matters. If you want the truth, read my book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. It is clear we won’t be getting it from the Justice Department on this crucial issue.

Ciaramella concluded via Twitter, “The Media Matters article doesn’t address my specific question at all. Keep up the good work, DOJ.”

UPDATE : Deparment of Justice PR  Katie Dixon also worked for the Democratic National Committee and Organizing For America, according to her LinkedIn profile. [Editor’s note: following the publication of this article, the Past Employers section of Dixon’s LinkedIn profile has been made private.]

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Political Organization industry

September 2009 – December 2009 (4 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Fulfilled multimedia requests for Democratic congressional offices and state parties, including national media coverage of the death and funeral of Senator Ted Kennedy for family and staff. Also tracked and monitored major national political events for both Democratic and Republican figures to include in daily media tracker schedule for use by the DNC and the White House. Also researched and organized public record archives on major GOP figures, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Political Organization industry

July 2009 – August 2009 (2 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Used VoteBuilder and the Voter Activation Network to search and organize personal health care stories on behalf of Organizing for America for public use in campaign literature, the Organizing for America website and speeches by the President and federal elected officials in support of the Affordable Care Act.

She also worked for the Sunlight Foundation and tweeted enthusiastically about Obama’s Bundler List on 7/15/11, saying “Now this is f**king awesome:” Ms. Dixon’s tweets are protected but are viewable here. (h/t Twitter user @teezieldors) The record of this tweet has been deleted following the publication of this article.


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