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AOL Beck “News”: Shilling for Media Matters
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The headline screams, if an AOL headline can be said to scream:

Glenn Beck Blasted for Endorsement
Even Fox News May Have Issue With It

Wassup with this

Well, it seems the core of the AOL story is that “critics” claim Beck has a conflict of interest with his endorsement of gold and that Fox News has a problem with him and that…

Wait. Back up. Beck? Critics? Conflict of interest? Say again? What’s that link? The actual full sentence reads:

Critics including Media Matters say it’s a major conflict of interest for Beck, who has often advised the viewers of his Fox News program to buy gold to protect themselves against the collapse of the dollar — and of Western civilization — without informing them of his Goldline deal.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Media Matters. You know, that non-partisan, non-conflict of interest organization with no axes to grind.

Right.

So let’s re-start this story. Reporter Jeff Bercovici, who works for AOL, which is owned by the parent company of Fox competitor CNN, is using as the core of his story a hit piece provided by the highly partisan left-wing Media Matters, funded by Friends of George Soros and Barack Obama etc. etc., to zap in a highly misleading fashion Fox star Beck, who is…unbelievably enough…an Obama critic and conservative. The story is designed as if it were completely unaware of any of the conflicts presented by the news source itself. No reference by Bercovici as to the ideological and financial roots of MM, the interest that AOL might have in this story, or of reporter Bercovici’s awareness that such things even exist.

In hilarious fashion, the word “shill” is used about Beck. 

Another day in the life of liberal media shills who think the rest of us don’t get the game.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at jlpa1@aol.com. His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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