NOW: Huge Layoffs at Leftist ‘Watchdog’

(DCWatchdog.com) – A new sign that leftist propaganda is in crisis has emerged as Media Matters, which bills itself as a “watchdog”, has followed several other left-wing media outlets, by dismissing at least a dozen employees in the wake of a federal investigation and lawsuit initiated by Elon Musk, the CEO of “X”.

Longtime staffers of Media Matters disclosed their unexpected terminations on various social media platforms, The Daily Caller reports.

These layoffs occurred subsequent to legal actions taken by Republican Attorneys General Ken Paxton of Texas and Andrew Bailey of Missouri, who have accused the organization of potential fraudulent behavior through alleged data manipulation on “X”, previously known as Twitter.

In November, Musk launched a defamation lawsuit against Media Matters in a federal court.

The organization had purportedly fabricated images that depicted advertisements from major corporations appearing next to content from white supremacists and neo-Nazis, accusing them of doing so knowingly.

“Bad News: I’ve been laid off from @mmfa, along with a dozen colleagues. There’s a reason far-right billionaires attack Media Matters with armies of lawyers: They know how effective our work is, and it terrifies them (him),” stated Kat Abughazaleh, a former staffer, attributing the backlash to Musk’s actions.

“After nearly four years of working at media matters, I got laid off. So if anyone is looking for researchers with video experience, drop a line,” Beatrice, another former employee, mentioned.

“Got laid off, lmk who wants research done. On the plus side, no more listening to the dumbest dogshit on earth everyday,” said researcher Brendan Karet.

“Journalism milestone achieved (got laid off),” Bobby Lewis, another ex-writer at Media Matters, announced.

“I got laid off from Media Matters @mmfa today, proud of the 5 years of intense work I put into fighting right-wing hatred. I’m an incredible manager with superb research skills. Please hire me!” expressed Alex Peterson, associate research director.

“Layoffs at Media Matters today. Lots of smart people available for jobs now,” noted Jared Holt, a senior researcher at the Institute of Strategic Dialogue.

In a supportive thread, Abu commended her former colleagues, advocating for their employment in the media industry.

The staff reductions at Media Matters are part of a broader pattern of cuts across liberal media organizations.

For instance, NowThis dismissed half of its editorial team in February as part of a “broader initiative to realign our resources and structure to ensure a long-term sustainable business in the evolving media landscape.”

Concurrently, The Intercept also reduced its workforce, laying off 15 employees including Editor-in-Chief Roger Hodge.

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