STETLER: Do you think that’s what Media Matters is doing? Media Matters has been campaigning against you and saying you’re been inaccurate in your reporting is that what they are doing they are just trying to controversialize the issue?
ATTKISSON: Media Matters is my understanding is a far-left blog group that holds itself out to be an independent watchdog group, and yes, they clearly targeted me at some point. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories, and at some point –
STETLER: That’s interesting
ATTKISSON: Don’t they call you? I mean, they call journalists.
STETLER: They are always emailing us things trying to act outraged by something.
ATTKISSON: I was certainly friendly with them as with anybody, good information can come from any source. but when I persisted with Fast and Furious and some of the green energy stories I was doing, I quickly became a target. I don’t know if someone paid them to do it or if they took it on their own.
STETLER: Do you think that’s possible that someone paid them?
ATTKISSON: They get contributions from –
STETLER: But specifically to target you?
ATTKISSON: Perhaps, sure. I think that’s what some of these groups do, absolutely
Media Matters is the ideological equivalent of a Mafia hit squad. And yeah, I have no doubt they get hired to do specific hits.
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