On Tuesday, Axios reported that Donald Trump’s “political allies” are working to raise an estimated $2 million to find dirt on journalist and editors from certain media outlets including The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
Axios published portions of a fundraising pitch for the effort. The pitch targets “CNN, MSNBC, all broadcast networks, NY Times, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, and all others that routinely incorporate bias and misinformation into their coverage.”
The pitch adds, “We will also track the reporters and editors of these organizations.”
According to Axios, the group claims it will send the “damaging information about reporters and editors to ‘friendly media outlets,’ such as Breitbart, and traditional media, if possible.”
Axios also reports that the people involved in raising the funds include “GOP consultant Arthur Schwartz.” The operations are to be run by “undisclosed others.”
Back in August the New York Times reported on the effort after it had exposed past anti-Semitic tweets from an editor at the newspaper. Reportedly, the pro-Trump network is now using the exposure to help fund their operation. They even joked that their new slogan should be: “Brought to you by The New York Times.”
The new effort is much like how the liberal nonprofit, Media Matters, a liberal nonprofit tracks journalists and publications for its bias.