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Media Matters Launches Fight FOX Campaign
AmericanThinker ^ | September 18, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver

Posted on 09/18/2009 11:59:54 AM PDT by Joiseydude

Well, well, well look here what just popped up in my email. It's a memo from Media Matters President, Eric Burns. Yes, of course, I subscribe to Media Matters. One must always keep one's enemies close.

Our boy Eric has decided that the one lone TV voice crying in the wilderness in often dissenting fashion to our Dear Leader is one lone voice too many and has decided to launch a "Fight Fox" campaign.

"Dear Friend," Eric's letter begins, "Since President Obama's inauguration, Fox News has officially abandoned its already dubious standing as a news organization and is now engaging in outright political activism, completing its transition into the 24/7 media wing of the far-right conservative movement."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 527groups; ericburns; foxnews; mediamatters; waronfox
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Isn't Chávez trying to shut down the last independent TV station in Venezuela because they are critical of Chavez and his socialist policies?
1 posted on 09/18/2009 11:59:54 AM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

I’ve got some used kleenex I can donate as currency to Media Matters.


2 posted on 09/18/2009 12:01:11 PM PDT by kromike
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To: Joiseydude
Hmm Van Jones tried this with Glen Beck. Guess Leftism really is a form of insanity cause they keep trying the same thing and epically failing.

Guess Media Matters has got to do something to keep those Soro’s buck flowing to their irrelevant joke of an organization.

3 posted on 09/18/2009 12:01:17 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Carbon offsets? Sounds like the Environmental Church wants us to buy climate indulgences.)
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To: Joiseydude

‘media splatters’...

bwahahahahahahahah


4 posted on 09/18/2009 12:01:57 PM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: MNJohnnie

Yeah, another kubuki dance for the ‘progressive’ agenda to raise cash.
Guess I’ll have to start watching Fox.


5 posted on 09/18/2009 12:03:38 PM PDT by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: Joiseydude

Media matters.

Just more fringe media flatulence.


6 posted on 09/18/2009 12:04:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Joiseydude

Liberals and the media pals can dish it out, but they can’t take it.


7 posted on 09/18/2009 12:05:41 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Joiseydude

SOOOOOO, the Fascist are crawling out from under the rocks at a record rate. If WE don’t like your form of journalism...WE WILL SHUT YOU DOWN.
I thought it was viewership and advertising that determined that? NOT politics. Did the 1st amendment just get erased?


8 posted on 09/18/2009 12:06:36 PM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Joiseydude

9 posted on 09/18/2009 12:09:40 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Joiseydude

Never cared for Burns. Did he get fired from Fox?


10 posted on 09/18/2009 12:10:08 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: Joiseydude

Well there’s a group that needs their tax status checked into. Media Matters!


11 posted on 09/18/2009 12:10:36 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Joiseydude

Next target for Glenn should be MEDIA MATTERS.


12 posted on 09/18/2009 12:11:00 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: 2nd amendment mama; 21twelve; 24Karet; abigail2; Accidental Ninja; acoulterfan; afnamvet; ...

PINGING THE COMRADES..............here we go again.......


13 posted on 09/18/2009 12:11:48 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: kromike

Is this the same Eric Burns who hosts a Fox News program on Sundays about media issues? If so, why the hell is this fifth columnist provided a forum for this?


14 posted on 09/18/2009 12:12:01 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Joiseydude

Did Obama sick his dogs on Fox? They must be getting to close to the truth?


15 posted on 09/18/2009 12:12:44 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Marty62

Foxnews is only part of News Corp, but look at this 3 months of its stock price chart, relating the dates to events etc:
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=NWSA&t=3m&l=on&z=m&q=l&c=


16 posted on 09/18/2009 12:13:35 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: Joiseydude

Fox is too far left.


17 posted on 09/18/2009 12:13:48 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: xcamel

Everyone is already watching FOX. Only ones watching CNN MSNBC and the rest of the fringe media are only family members and some relatives....


18 posted on 09/18/2009 12:14:45 PM PDT by Freddd (Government run health care=paying more and being denied what we already have.)
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To: Joiseydude

yeah...I guess taking out both ACORN and Van Jones in response has taught them absolutely nothing...


19 posted on 09/18/2009 12:14:56 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Steelfish

It used to follow the Beltway Boys on Sat. PM. I wondered if it was the same guy—sounds like it is. He always had one or two screaming liberals on that show to muck things up.


20 posted on 09/18/2009 12:16:58 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Steelfish

Eric was on Fox Watch.
His contract expired and was not renewed. He was ticked that he wasn’t told why.

I can’t wait until this rumble starts.


21 posted on 09/18/2009 12:17:02 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: musicman

Thank you, I needed that! lol


22 posted on 09/18/2009 12:17:17 PM PDT by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: Joiseydude

Big deal...they’re not relevant. Death dance of the dinosaurs...


23 posted on 09/18/2009 12:17:36 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: Joiseydude

Should read George Soros Media Matters if they want to be correct. Then the Democrats/Trolls can say George Soros doesn’t directly fund Media Matters. After that, hit them with this post:

“Media Matters is funded by the Democracy Alliance which is funded by George Soros and his brother. You can check MediaSource for this information. If you have a problem with the truth, please disregard this posting.”

Soros has a whole group of alliances he funds through the Democracy Alliance.


24 posted on 09/18/2009 12:19:33 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn - Senate 2010 ! Take Back the House/Senate! Stop ZERO!)
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

25 posted on 09/18/2009 12:19:41 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: netmilsmom

Well, in which case he shouldn’t have been hired in the first place- but then again, it looks like he never showed his true colors until now.


26 posted on 09/18/2009 12:19:42 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Joiseydude

Didn’t Burns used to be on a show on Fox with Cal Thomas and other journalists?


27 posted on 09/18/2009 12:20:13 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: LeonardFMason

Next target for Glenn...I repectfully disagree. Knock off SEIU and their pedophile union local bosses first...then we can mop up the smaller stuff.


28 posted on 09/18/2009 12:21:46 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: netmilsmom

I thought he was a decent fellow,but turns out he’s a scumbag!


29 posted on 09/18/2009 12:21:56 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Joiseydude
"...completing its transition into the 24/7 media wing of the far-right conservative movement."

Yeah, right. Apparently, MM has never heard of O'Reilly, Shepard Smith, Geraldo Rivera, or Juan Williams - all 4 leftists.

30 posted on 09/18/2009 12:23:11 PM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Media Matters is also supported by the Tides Foundation.


31 posted on 09/18/2009 12:24:43 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Joiseydude
So much for the concept of free speech. This only goes to prove time and again the hypocrisy of liberals. They cry tolerance, but they are the most intolerant ilk of people that have ever lived. No one is allowed to express any opinion that is contrary to their liberal ideology. The term, liberal, no longer denote liberty, but it now denotes oppression.
32 posted on 09/18/2009 12:27:56 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: Joiseydude
The ol' "We've launch a fight but we need your money." excuse. Sounds like the PTA.
33 posted on 09/18/2009 12:28:27 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Joiseydude

34 posted on 09/18/2009 12:28:56 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Steelfish

That’s the network that has BOR, Shep and Rivera.

So I guess they are trying to be “Fair and Balanced”. LOL!


35 posted on 09/18/2009 12:28:57 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: netmilsmom
Eric was on Fox Watch. His contract expired and was not renewed. He was ticked that he wasn’t told why.

Now I remember: the media navel-gazing program, usually with one or two obnoxious "journalists."

Fox is above all a business enterprise, so I'm guessing Eric does know why his contract wasn't renewed. Dollars and cents.

36 posted on 09/18/2009 12:31:02 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: Joiseydude

Eric Burns obviosuly has no problems in the liberal media outlets of ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, etc, have “officially abandoned its already dubious standing as a news organization and is now engaging in outright political activism”?

Definate moronic idiot you be Burns.


37 posted on 09/18/2009 12:31:49 PM PDT by cranked
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To: LeonardFMason

As Glenn would likely say, Fringe Media doesn’t really Matter


38 posted on 09/18/2009 12:31:57 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: Joiseydude

Yes. Must. Fight. Fox. Because the truth, must. not. get. out.


39 posted on 09/18/2009 12:33:06 PM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (Liberals are terrible at math.)
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To: netmilsmom

He should have watched his own show and discovered that he was neither pretty nor interesting. That might have given him a clue.


40 posted on 09/18/2009 12:36:36 PM PDT by altura
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To: browardchad

>>Fox is above all a business enterprise, so I’m guessing Eric does know why his contract wasn’t renewed. Dollars and cents. <<

He says on Wikipedia that it wasn’t ratings.
I suspect he became a whiny b!tch.


41 posted on 09/18/2009 12:38:40 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: altura

I agree!


42 posted on 09/18/2009 12:39:20 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: True Grit

That was my question exactly. He had a show on Saturday afternoon with 4-5 other columnist and discussed a few issues.

Is this his revenge?


43 posted on 09/18/2009 12:43:40 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Joiseydude
If Eric is as inept at this as he was as Moderator of Fox News Watch, Fox has no worries.

No wonder they fired him.

44 posted on 09/18/2009 12:45:15 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: MNJohnnie

I wonder if he thinks Olberman and Maddow are not biased?


45 posted on 09/18/2009 12:51:30 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Joiseydude

Ex-Fox guy going after Beck and Foxnews. A bit bitter....still!


46 posted on 09/18/2009 12:52:20 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: Joiseydude

The same thing happened in Germany and the USSR. They learned well from their teachers.............but not well enough. We are not Germans or Russians. We don’t take kindly to anyone trying to tell us what to do.


47 posted on 09/18/2009 12:52:23 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Joiseydude
Third world dictatorships must shut down media dissent. Is that what Media Matters is wanting to achieve?

I thought that dissent was patriotic? What say ye Hillary?

Isn't media Matters a Podesta / Hillary spawned beast? Or am I confused?

48 posted on 09/18/2009 12:56:20 PM PDT by listenhillary (A "cult of personality" arises when a leader uses mass media creating idealized/heroic public image)
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To: Joiseydude

Kyle-Anne is another hot conservative!


49 posted on 09/18/2009 1:06:44 PM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: PhiKapMom
Soros has a whole group of alliances he funds through the Democracy Alliance.

Communists and authoritarian dictators LOVE the words democracy and democratic... Look at the way Chavez uses those words, and let's not forget the DDR - Deutsche Demokratische Republik - AKA East Germany.

Mark

50 posted on 09/18/2009 1:08:00 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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