New evidence suggests that the overwhelming liberal bias of the mainstream media is part of a coordinated effort to silence conservative view points.
An internal document released by the liberal student group Democracy Matters–in coordination with Hillary Clinton Super PACs and far-left media organizations–details the coordinated plan to undermine President Trump. The ultimate plan is to “resist the normalization of Donald Trump.”
The 49-page document labeled “PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL” is the work of long-time Clinton ally and mudslinger David Brock. Brock is the founder of Media Matters for America. Additionally, during the 2016 presidential election, he managed multiple liberal Super PACs in support of Hillary Clinton.
The internal memo was released in coordination with Media Matters, American Bridge 21st Century, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and Shareblue. The memo is designed to coordinate the narrative and strategy of the progressive groups as they exert influence over the mainstream media. George Soros has been the leading donor for Brock’s left-wing organizations, contributing millions of dollars since 2012, according to Factcheck.org.
Since its founding in 2004, Media Matters has grown into a behemoth that exerts extreme influence over the mainstream media. A critical article published on Media Matters website is often enough to change the liberal news narrative.
Shortly after the election of President Obama, Tucker Carlson of Fox News and The Daily Caller, obtained a confession from a former Media Matters employee who explained that at first “we were pretty much writing their prime time,” for MSNBC. “But then virtually all the mainstream media was using our stuff.”
The influence of Media Matters continued to grow throughout Obama’s tenure as the media enterprise worked closely with senior advisor Valerie Jarrett to carefully craft a positive narrative to send to the mainstream media. For example, the leaked memo celebrates convincing mainstream news outlets CBS News and NBC News to block Donald Trump from conducting interviews over the phone with the goal of reducing “Trump’s ability to control the news cycle.”
Since their inception, Media Matters has been directly linked to Hillary and Bill Clinton. During the 2016 election, it is likely Brock violated campaign donation laws by working directly with the Clinton campaign while managing multiple liberal super PACs promoting the Clinton candidacy.
Media Matters exerts immense control over the mainstream media. According to the leaked memo, “Democrats were clobbered in the digital space,” despite the efforts of Brock’s AstroTurfing campaign Correct the Record.
The internet has completely undermined liberal control of the media and is perhaps one of the major explanations for the recent resurgence in conservative values. The central topic of the leaked memo was to increase control over decentralized spaces on the internet.
For example, one of the major initiatives highlighted in the memo was the plan to coordinate with social media giants. “Internet and social media platforms, like Google and Facebook, will no longer uncritically and without consequence host and enrich fake news sites and propagandists.”
Social media spaces inherently undermine the centralized message desired by Brock. Average people sharing the news that is important to them undermines the elite’s control of information.
Liberal control of social media has already begun, Google service YouTube is punishing the revenue sources for conservative video producers, and Facebook has teamed up with left-wing groups such as Snopes to “fact check” popular stories in the news feed and hide stories that counter the liberal narrative.