October 07, 2007

(Updated) New Media Matters Lie: "We're Nonpartisan..."



Media Matters is not, as the National Review claims, "an avowedly political institution," but a nonpartisan, progressive nonprofit that is unaffiliated with any political party or candidate.

Question - how can something be "nonpartisan, progressive...?" That's a blatant, screaming contradiction by definition.

Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of international social and political philosophies.
One can not be "progressive" and still be "nonpartisan." Sorry, Media Matters. Didn't you get the memo?

Unbelievable. Oh, well. Onto the documented proof that this is one of the most dishonest political organizations in the country.

First, Hillary Clinton admits helped in "starting and supporting" the organization. And, of course, there's her supporters who steered $6 million to the "progressive" organization that only monitors one type of political message. Fast forward to about 2:35 and listen closely. Maybe Media Matters can type up a transcript of what she said there. You know what? Screw them, because they'll never do it. I'll do it myself:

[begin transcript]

Hillary Clinton: …certainly better prepared and more focused on, you know, taking our arguments and making them effective and disseminating them widely, and really putting together a network in the blogosphere, and a lot of the new progressive infrastructure, institutions that I helped start and support like Media Matters and Center for American Progress…

[end transcript]

And here's Media Matters president and conservative-hit-man-turned-liberal-smear-artist David Brock, who donates exclusively to Democrat candidates, including...gasp...HILLARY CLINTON!


And here's an investigation into the filing records of a Media Matters chapter in Colorado, which revealed that two former Clinton political operatives - former campaign adviser to Al Gore and Bill Clinton Rick Ridder, and former political director of the Clinton Administration from (1998-2000) Craig Hughes (who supervised political activities of one Hillary Clinton and was with the Clinton team since 1991) - as the organization's registered agents under Colorado business law.

Here we are (again) doing the job that the mainstream media won't do.

And then, of course, there's Media Matters' self-styled calls to action, 'fighting back' against 'conservative misinformation' and calling for readers to 'get involved with campaigns.' Do they think their readers are blind?


But they're not political, no. Not them. None of this means anything. These are not the droids you're looking for.

What a pathetic lie. Keep lying to the American people, you leftist swine.

Sweetness and Light documents how this leftist smear organization may be violating IRS code, claiming to be a non-political, non-advocacy 501(c)(3) organization. Here's more on prominent Media Splatters backing organization "Democracy Alliance" - a group of wealthy liberals who back smear organizations and blogs like these.

And here's some background on Media Matters, their intricate ties with Democrat groups and politicians, and some of their latest "work:"

In June 2007, Media Matters released a report titled The Progressive Majority: Why A Conservative America Is a Myth. According to this study, the "conventional wisdom" which "says that the American public is fundamentally conservative," is "fundamentally false." "Americans are progressive across a wide range of controversial issues, and they're growing more progressive all the time," the researchers conclude. The report examines public attitudes regarding the economy, social issues, national security, the environment, energy, health care, and the proper role of government.

So is Media Matters a political organization?

No - they just engage in politics every day, support and are supported by every Democrat candidate and politician in the country, vote Democrat, donate to Democrats, are funded by George Soros and other wealthy Democrats, and focus exclusively on smearing Republicans and lying about them. Other than that, no. They're a "charity."

Peekaboo! We see you.

By Good Lt. at 02:00 PM | Comments |