George Soros has invested tens of millions of dollars in Facebook. And Soros is a financial backer of Media Matters for America, which calls itself a progressive media watchdog group, but in reality is a vicious uber-left smear machine. And this demonstrates Media Matters’ real commitment to “fact-checking” and accuracy: they hire a smear merchant who clearly doesn’t know a thing about actual Nazism to research the “far-right.” Watch for more smears and lies from this egregious organization. It’s remarkable that anyone at all, even on the left, still takes it seriously.
“Can’t make it up: Fact-checker who misidentified ICE agent’s ‘Nazi’ tattoo hired by Media Matters to research alt-right,” Twitchy, July 21, 2018:
Remember last month when blue-check celebrities like actor Ron Perlman smeared as a Nazi a veteran of the Marine Corps and double amputee who now works for ICE as a computer forensics analyst? Why? Because of the Iron Cross tattoo on his arm.
After Perlman and others spread the false claim far and wide, ICE issued a tweet clarifying that the tattoo is a symbol of his platoon in Afghanistan.
Justin Gaertner is a combat wounded U.S. Marine who continues to serve his country as an ICE computer forensics analyst, helping solve criminal cases & rescue abused children. The tattoo shown here is the symbol for his platoon while he fought in Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/BaOBxaAMHS
— ICE (@ICEgov) June 18, 2018
Among those giving steam to the idea that ICE had hired a Nazi was former New Yorker fact-checker Talia Lavin, who this week tweeted that she’s found a new gig with Media Matters for America researching right-wing extremist groups. Great hire, guys.
Some personal news: I'm delighted to be joining Media Matters (@mmfa) next week as a researcher on far-right extremism and the alt-right, part of a brand-new team. I'll be working full-time with some of the smartest, most passionate people in media right now and I'm psyched.
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) July 20, 2018
ICYMI: Media Matters has hired Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) as a "researcher" on "far-right extremism," despite the fact that her only claim to fame here was falsely accusing a disabled war veteran of sporting a Nazi tattoohttps://t.co/wwLOdWIaDm
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) July 21, 2018
Jon Levine writes at The Wrap
Media Matters for America has hired Talia Lavin, a former fact checker for The New Yorker, less than a month after she left the magazine over a tweet falsely accusing a disabled ICE employee of having a Nazi tattoo.
The liberal media watchdog group will employ Lavin as a researcher on far-right extremism, she said Friday in a tweet….
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