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Media Matters for America
Media Matters for America ^ | NA | David Brock

Posted on 05/03/2004 5:33:55 PM PDT by Mr.Atos

Letter from David Brock, Founder of Media Matters for America

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Media Matters for America, a new Web-based, not-for-profit progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Because a healthy democracy depends on public access to accurate and reliable information, Media Matters for America is dedicated to alerting news outlets and consumers to conservative misinformation -- wherever we find it, in every news cycle -- and to spurring progressive activism based on standards and accountability in media.

In the mid-1990s, as a conservative media insider, I saw firsthand (and participated in) the damage done to our democracy when conservative misinformation masquerades as journalism. In my book Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative (2002), I revealed how this misinformation -- deliberately bought and paid for by covert political forces -- enveloped the media, poisoned public discourse, and nearly toppled a president.


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitprop; bias; brock; davidbrock; left; matters; media; propaganda
Take any subject in contemporary polititcs, and cross-reference it with the all the liberal spin on that topic, weave it with conjectural innuendo, and call it 'clarification' and what you get is this new web-resource for the moonbats of the fever swamps... Media Matters for America
1 posted on 05/03/2004 5:33:55 PM PDT by Mr.Atos
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To: Mr.Atos; Admin Moderator
Needs a "Barf Alert" in the title...
2 posted on 05/03/2004 5:37:04 PM PDT by Eala (Sacrificing tagline fame for... TRAD ANGLICAN RESOURCE PAGE: http://eala.freeservers.com/anglican)
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To: Mr.Atos
Well I think the first thing he should investigate is the collapse of Air America.
3 posted on 05/03/2004 5:37:41 PM PDT by Rabid Dog (Join your FreeRepublic Chapter and make a difference!)
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To: Mr.Atos
Unlike the Phoenix, this Dodo bird will not rise from the ashes of Air America.
4 posted on 05/03/2004 5:54:32 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: Mr.Atos
"Media Matters for America is dedicated to alerting news outlets and consumers to conservative misinformation, wherever we find it, in every news cycle, and to spurring progressive activism based on standards and accountability in media."

And "spurring progressism activism in the media" is somehow different from what he accuses conservatives of doing? Please.
5 posted on 05/03/2004 6:00:37 PM PDT by cwb (Liberals: Always looking for social justice in all the wrong places.)
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To: Blue Highway
was that you on the phone?
6 posted on 05/03/2004 6:08:45 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Don't shoot I'm Che! I'm worth more to you alive than dead!" Che Guevara October 1967)
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To: perfect stranger
It most certainly was.
7 posted on 05/03/2004 6:11:50 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Mr.Atos
I thought Brock was a slimebag when he was right wing, and he's still one now he's left wing.
8 posted on 05/03/2004 6:12:02 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Blue Highway
How much room is still left on the 20 gig?
9 posted on 05/03/2004 6:14:20 PM PDT by perfect stranger ("Don't shoot I'm Che! I'm worth more to you alive than dead!" Che Guevara October 1967)
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To: Mr.Atos
What the HELL happened to David Brock? Did the Clinton folks beat, torture, and threaten him during his stay in Little Rock all those years ago?
10 posted on 05/03/2004 6:24:35 PM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: Eala
Needs a PROVEN LIAR alert also. Our local talk host in Memphis was talking about this today. This guy has a real bad habit of NOT telling the truth. He was at one time a conservative now he's a liberal..like ariana huffington.
11 posted on 05/03/2004 8:46:32 PM PDT by GailA (Kerry I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, but I'll declare a moratorium on the death penalty)
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To: Eala; Timesink; dueler88; All
You're right! I posted it on the way out the door...

... after it was referred to me for balance. If that won't make you Barf, I don't know what will. The mission statement itself is oxymoronic ...neo-maxi-zum-dweebie!

... correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media... I revealed how this misinformation -- deliberately bought and paid for by covert political forces -- enveloped the media, poisoned public discourse, and nearly toppled a president.

And what is the funding source for this highly developed new online agitprop dispensation resource complete with a referenced database of lop-sided analysis that would make the polit bureau proud?... all dedicated to the toppling of a President. The staff for this site must be immense.

It stinks of Ernst Stavro Blofeld Soros himself if you ask me.

12 posted on 05/03/2004 10:58:49 PM PDT by Mr.Atos
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