Media Matters president and far-left activist Angelo Carusone wants conservative journalists and media personalities to lose their jobs. He's made it his life's ambition to find old soundbites and video clips that make people like Tucker Carlson look bad by today's hypersensitive standards.
But Carsone has some hateful ghosts in his own closet. The Daily Caller recently unearthed inflammatory comments he made in the past about everything from transvestites to ethnicity.
“Carusone’s now-defunct blog included degrading references to ‘trannies,’ ‘jewry’ and Bangladeshis,” Hasson wrote. “Carusone posted a lengthy diatribe in November 2005 about a Bangladeshi man who was robbed by ‘a gang of transvestites,’ as Carusone described it. Carusone was offended that the gang was described as ‘attractive’ in an article.”
The Daily Caller – which was co-founded by Carlson – posted screen images of Carusone’s alleged old blog. The report also indicated the Media Matters honcho also “downplayed a male basketball coach’s alleged sexual and physical abuse of his female players” and used an ethnic slur.
The Daily Caller report also indicated that Carusone allegedly made anti-Semitic comments about his then-boyfriend and once praised then-West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, a Democrat and former high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan, as one of his favorite public figures, writing: “In his lunacy, we trust.”
“In another post, Carusone claimed that his boyfriend only leaned conservative ‘as a result of his possession of several bags of Jewish gold,’” Hasson wrote. “Carusone previously dismissed concerns about his past anti-Semitic comments on the grounds that his longtime partner is Jewish.”
Media Matters is known as a tax-exempt lobbying organization which has aimed to silence many conservative media voices. Carusone has led numerous boycott attempts but famously opted against taking action after hateful rhetoric from MSNBC host Joy Reid's pre-fame blog was unearthed.
While we're on the subject, why is Media Matters a non-profit organization? They're a media outlet and they're clearly trying to make a profit. Media Matters calling themselves a "non-profit" sounds like a tax scam.