PICKET: (AUDIO) David Brock responds to Daily Caller series on Media Matters

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Media Matters for America founder David Brock finally responded to someone about The Daily Caller series regarding allegations that Washington D.C. based non-profit has a plan of attack against the Fox News Channel that would include investigations into the personal lives of employees who work for the cable news channel. 

Mr. Brock spoke to MSNBC personality Ed Schultz on the radio this afternoon and said:

“We’re on the show today, because we’ve published this book the Fox Effect. Today’s the day it came out. The noise from the Daily Caller which was picked up and trumpeted by Fox News happened all in the week in the run up to the publication of his book.”

“And so I think you have an effort here on the part of Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller and Fox and folks near to Tucker Carlson, as a paid contributor of the Fox News Channel, to dampen the effect we think the book is going to have.”

“And I don’t think they have succeeded. We haven’t responded. Reuters said that the Daily Caller piece was bad journalism and lame propaganda, and we don’t feel like we need to respond to that.” 


I spoke to The Daily Caller Founder Tucker Carlson on Tuesday who believes it will be difficult for Mr. Brock to “be very effective going forward” for the progressive movement.

“He’s engendered no personal loyalty among his staff at all, so it’s kind of hard to run an effective organization, if your staff is calling reporters and telling them what you do,” said Mr. Carlson.

“I don’t think (The White House) needs him. I think he’s widely regarded among progressive leaders as unstable and therefore ineffective, so what would be the point? ”  


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Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket, a former Opinion Blogger/Editor of The Watercooler, was associate producer for the Media Research Center, a content producer for Robin Quivers of "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius satellite radio and a production assistant and copy writer at MTV.

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