Jason Mattera Named Editor-in-Chief of Human Events « The Washington Independent
Jason Mattera, a 26-year-old conservative activist and video journalist, has been named editor-in-chief of Human Events, replacing the departed Jed Babbin.
Mattera, the author of a new book titled “Obama Zombies,” has risen to prominence by filming punchy, made-for-Fox News interviews with liberal activists and Democratic members of Congress — most recently, he confronted Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in a stairwell and demanded answers about whether the health care bill would fund jungle gyms. Tommy Christopher of Mediaite ripped into Mattera; Mattera, in an interview with Newsbusters, responded.
Tommy Christopher’s a joke. Nobody reads him. It’s probably him and his two moms. That’s about it.
Mattera also won some cable TV infamy for a speech at CPAC which The New York Times criticized for “racial tones” and “racial stereotypes.” The young, Brooklyn-born activist was furious — what the paper described as a “Chris Rock dialect” was how he actually talked. And I can confirm this. Hearing Mattera call somebody “brother” is like hearing him use the words “the” or “but.” It was, however, an example of just how dedicated he is to roiling the left.