You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

Daily Caller: Media Matters Working With White House to Manipulate Media Outlets

An investigation conducted by a group of reporters at the Daily Caller website claims that Media Matters for America, a controversial left-leaning group, is working hand-in-hand with the White House to manipulate some of America’s largest news outlets.

Vince Coglianese, senior online editor for the Daily Caller, joined America Live to discuss the investigation, during which he spoke to both current and former Media Matters employees and Democratic leaders familiar with the organization.

Coglianese alleged that Media Matters employees met with Valerie Jarrett, one of the president’s closest advisors. He said, “What we found out was that since the beginning of the Obama administration that Media Matters has been in regular contact with the White House. Media Matters insiders tell us that they actually share a weekly phone call with the Center for American Progress and the White House.”

He continued, saying, “In these meetings, they actually work on coordinating messaging to an extent. Now, as to what direction that flows, whether the White House is instructing those progressive organizations to do something, or vice versa, is still something we’re trying to figure out.”

Coglianese then touched upon Media Matters' quest to destroy Fox News and the questions it raises about the organization’s tax exempt status. He said, “Can an organization that claims tax exempt status go after a media organization, a journalistic organization, like Fox News and try to destroy its business?”

Leave a Comment0

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!