Matthew Gertz

Matthew Gertz

@MattGertz

Followers64.9K
Following1.6K

Senior Fellow at @mmfa. Views expressed here are my own. Husband of @alyssarosenberg. Dad. Definitely not the GOP congressman. mgertz@mediamatters.org

Washington, DC
Joined on July 09, 2009
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @MattGertz and here's what we found interesting.

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Quoted @MattGertz

If you try to work with Trump, he will humiliate you. https://twitter.com/jeneps/status/862714181539291136 …

An ongoing tweetstorm about what happens when you try to work with Trump. Twitter Moments version: https://twitter.com/i/moments/874313960018915328 …

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I have a piece going up later this week but will not be on this website unless something has gone horribly wrong. Luckily there will be no news happening while I am gone.

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Programming note: I'm on vacation and will return April 22. For your media criticism needs, read my @mmfa colleagues, including but not limited to @pamela_vogel @revrrlewis @LisPower1 @ndrew_lawrence @crislopezg @existentialfish @AlKapDC @ehananoki @timothywjohnson @peltzmadeline

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.@jaketapper reports that President Trump has proposed an EXPANDED family separation policy -- separating all families, even those who enter at ports of entry, even if they're apprehended inside the US.

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Trump told border agents to break U.S. law and defy judicial orders https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/08/politics/trump-family-separation-el-paso-kirstjen-nielsen/index.html …

Trump told border agents to break U.S. law and defy judicial orders https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/08/politics/trump-family-separation-el-paso-kirstjen-nielsen/index.html …

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Hire bad people, replace them with worse people, rinse, repeat.

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There are days I just want to scream: PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS A KNOWING PARTNER IN A LIKELY IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD MONEY-LAUNDERING AND WMD-ACQUIRING SCHEME. Today is the most that kind of day. How is this not on the front page of every paper? How does this not lead the news?

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Quoted @GeoffRBennett

!!! DHS leadership vacuum: no confirmed secretary, no dep. secretary, no Secret Service chief, no head of FEMA, no head of ICE, no head of science & technology branch, no head of policy branch, no Inspector General & no CPB commissioner once McAleenan moves over- h/t @DafnaLinzer

When you’ve declared a national emergency on the border.

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As it's being reported that Trump wants to reinstate family separation, Fox News is going all in to suggest families separated at the border aren't actually families

"You talk about family separation, this is separating a child from an adult who *may or may not* be their parent"

As it's being reported that Trump wants to reinstate family separation, Fox News is going all in to suggest families separated at the border aren't actually families "You talk about family separation, this is separating a child from an adult who *may or may not* be their parent"

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Quoted @MattGertz

Things can — and will — get so much worse.

Holding up...

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Replying to @MattGertz

If you try to work with Trump, he will humiliate you (and you'll deserve it).

If you try to work with Trump, he will humiliate you (and you'll deserve it).

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Meanwhile, here in the US, Republicans have invited Candace Owens to testify at a hearing about hate crimes and Ted Cruz is having yet another hearing in the Senate about social media censorship that isn't actually happening.

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Read alongside this excerpt from new book by @JakeSherman and @apalmerdc detailing Fox News' crucial role in triggering the government shutdown over wall funding. Fox shapes the president's worldview and impacts policy outcomes. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/05/jake-sherman-anna-palmer-book-excerpt-donald-trump-paul-ryan-mark-meadows-freedom-caucus-shutdown-226569 …
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Read alongside this excerpt from new book by @JakeSherman and @apalmerdc detailing Fox News' crucial role in triggering the government shutdown over wall funding. Fox shapes the president's worldview and impacts policy outcomes. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/05/jake-sherman-anna-palmer-book-excerpt-donald-trump-paul-ryan-mark-meadows-freedom-caucus-shutdown-226569 …

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Reading between the lines here, it appears that Kirstjen Nielsen had difficulty because President Trump, kept getting hyped up on Fox & Friends coverage of the migrant "invasion" and calling her early in the morning to demand that she break the law. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/07/us/politics/kirstjen-nielsen-dhs-resigns.html …

Reading between the lines here, it appears that Kirstjen Nielsen had difficulty because President Trump, kept getting hyped up on Fox & Friends coverage of the migrant "invasion" and calling her early in the morning to demand that she break the law. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/07/us/politics/kirstjen-nielsen-dhs-resigns.html …

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Again, the law here is quite explicit, Pavlich is wrong, Fox News Sunday hosts her to be wrong, and the president just trumpeted her wrong claim. (Hemmer responds to this by changing the subject.)

Left, Fox News Sunday, 9:37 am
Right, Trump, 7:44 am
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Again, the law here is quite explicit, Pavlich is wrong, Fox News Sunday hosts her to be wrong, and the president just trumpeted her wrong claim. (Hemmer responds to this by changing the subject.) Left, Fox News Sunday, 9:37 am Right, Trump, 7:44 am

President Trump is starting his Monday by tweeting complete lies from yesterday's Fox News Sunday, the network's premiere purportedly "straight news" Sunday show (guest hosted by Bill Hemmer). 

Left, Fox News Sunday, 9:39 am
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President Trump is starting his Monday by tweeting complete lies from yesterday's Fox News Sunday, the network's premiere purportedly "straight news" Sunday show (guest hosted by Bill Hemmer). Left, Fox News Sunday, 9:39 am Right, Trump, 7:39 am

I'm going to delete those livetweets and redo them -- I used video from the Fox News reair at 7 pm and don't want to confuse people with chyrons about a Nielssen firing that hadn't happened yet.

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Well this is less than ideal cc @KevinMKruse

Well this is less than ideal cc @KevinMKruse

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Dara Lind
12 days ago

Kirstjen Nielsen will, and should, be remembered as the most aggressive DHS Sec in history — presiding over innovative, envelope-pushing tactics to crack down on border-crossers. But Trump is blaming DHS for the reality of migration, and so she's out.

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“Big Discounts”
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“Big Discounts”

The deep-cover agent is really putting himself at risk to bring this story to the masses.

The deep-cover agent is really putting himself at risk to bring this story to the masses.

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