Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was among those attending a party to launch Media Matters founder David Brock‘s new book, The Fox Effect, and reports show that the Democratic Nevada Senator may be among the books biggest supporters. According to Politico, Sen. Reid actually made comments to the crowd at the party, and promised, “I will do anything I can to make sure is a success.”
The report, posted by Dylan Byers but accredited to Ken Vogel, notes that Sen. Reid had nothing but praise for Brock, noting that he “has changed the political world as we know it,” and said, “I will do anything I can to make sure it’s a success.” Another controversial comment from the report? “If there’s anyone that needs to feel good about someone else beating up on Fox, it’s me.”
While the fact that one of the most powerful Democrats in America likes what Media Matters is doing, particularly against Fox News, is no surprise, perhaps the proximity of official party leadership to the group may be of more concern. After all, Media Matters is under fire after the Daily Caller began a series of reports on the instability of the leadership there and the alleged disillusion of the staff– which also included tidbits that suggested the group was in cahoots with the White House. On the other hand, the book is co-written by Ari Rabin-Havt, a former Reid staffer, so the support may not be so shocking.
As the Daily Caller (who were, shockingly, not invited) notes, Sen. Reid was not the only big-name Democrat there:
Reid was among other notable Democrats featured on the gathering’s invitation including Minnesota Senator Al Franken, former Center for American Progress head John Podesta, former White House communications director Anita Dunn, and Democratic strategists James Carville and Paul Begala.
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