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Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters
The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Michael D. Shear

Posted on 10/20/2010 11:10:27 AM PDT by abb

Media Matters, the liberal activist group that wages a rhetorical war against Fox News Channel and others in the conservative press, will announce on Wednesday the receipt of a $1 million donation from the philanthropist George Soros.

In a statement obtained by The Caucus, the organization says it plans to use the money to intensify its efforts to hold the Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting.

“Fox has transformed itself into a 24-7 G.O.P. attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan political ends,” the group will say in the statement, to be released Wednesday afternoon.

In an accompanying statement, Mr. Soros, a billionaire who has a history of supporting liberal politicians and causes, accused Fox News hosts of “incendiary rhetoric” and said he hoped that his money would be used “in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge Fox News poses to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.”

For years, conservatives have accused Media Matters of being a front organization for Mr. Soros. In May, Mr. Beck referred to Media Matters as “the left-wing George Soros-funded media machine that is now referring to me as a jihadist.” In 2007, Fox’s Sean Hannity called it “Hillary Clinton’s George Soros-funded group Media Matters.”

Officials at Media Matters regularly deny that they have ever taken money from Mr. Soros, who repeats that denial in Wednesday’s statement, saying, “I have not to date been a funder” of the liberal organization. Now, he will officially be a donor, and likely a fresh target for criticism from the right.

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1 posted on 10/20/2010 11:10:33 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb

May the “Rich” Liberals (who claim to hate the RICH), spend all their money on such projects and we shall ignore all said propaganda and therefor let their money be wasted on the empty headed who already believe their crap.


2 posted on 10/20/2010 11:14:54 AM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: abb

Pot/Kettle/Black


3 posted on 10/20/2010 11:16:17 AM PDT by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: abb

Stay away from Media Matters unless you want you puter to come down with a virus.


4 posted on 10/20/2010 11:16:46 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: abb

Yesterday someone said they thought Soros could be the antichrist...maybe they are right.


5 posted on 10/20/2010 11:16:46 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: abb

Pouring money down a rat-hole.


6 posted on 10/20/2010 11:17:34 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: abb
Soros is devil spawn. Where does he hide when it is daylight?
7 posted on 10/20/2010 11:18:48 AM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: abb

Spooky Dude has a very thin skin.


8 posted on 10/20/2010 11:19:55 AM PDT by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: abb
WOW, Glenn hit a nerve reporting last night on his TV show.

He exposed Soros's history of currency manipulation and Anti-American agenda. Massive funding of Tides foundation and other leftists groups.

Glenn questions if he is now targeting the dollar.

Soros hates sunlight.

9 posted on 10/20/2010 11:21:12 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: abb
Fox appreciates the extra publicity but Media Matters has almost zero influence. Now that it's publicly acknowledged that it's being funded by Soros they are noisy wasps without stingers.
10 posted on 10/20/2010 11:21:11 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: abb
“Fox has transformed itself into a 24-7 G.O.P. attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods..."

I challenge these a-holes to cite ONE example of a falsehood. Just one.


. . . . . . (crickets) . . . . . . . .

11 posted on 10/20/2010 11:22:35 AM PDT by red-dawg (We have learned to stop terrorism on planes by ourselves, it's time to do that in D.C.)
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To: abb

In an accompanying statement, Mr. Soros, a billionaire who has a history of supporting liberal politicians and causes,

They are not "liberal" causes by any stretch. They are LEFTIST causes. Liberal means wide open acceptance, regardless of personal responsibility. Leftism means government led authoritarian imposition of an agenda, which of course is George Soros' MO.

The New York Times, and its writers, are truly stupid bigots. They can't even tell the difference between liberal and leftist.

We will say that Rush Limbaugh also often uses this incorrectly. Glen Beck does not.

Johnny Suntrade

12 posted on 10/20/2010 11:25:57 AM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: abb

Well, the plus side is that most of it will go into the salaries and expense accounts of a bunch of stupid jerks.

I’ll be their perks include coverage for medical marijuana, AIDS treatment, transgender operations, and abortions. That stuff can be expensive.


13 posted on 10/20/2010 11:26:01 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: abb
Let daddy warbucks keep funneling his millions to the dim dems...they still don't get it that the people will decide in the end...not the dollars.

The ratings (people viewing) will decide whether FOX news sells advertising or not, or whether they will be on the air or not.

The votes (from the people) will decide who stays in congress or not.

Soros' sorry cash will always sway a few, due to the 80/20 rule, but in the end the people will decide.

Media Matters really doesn't matter to anyone but themselves...and people who can be "bought".
14 posted on 10/20/2010 11:26:05 AM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: abb

Media Matters & George Soros = a marriage made in the sewers of the Democrat cesspool party


15 posted on 10/20/2010 11:27:33 AM PDT by Enchante ("Baghdad Bob" (aka Robert Gibbs) is the ideal spokestwit for the Demagogue Party)
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To: abb

"Gee thanks George. We spent the last check on party favors for Barney's going away party"

16 posted on 10/20/2010 11:27:36 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Marty62

So, what you’re saying is that if you ‘visit’ them, you’ll come down with the computer equivalent of what you’d get when patronizing a skanked-up, two dollar whore?


17 posted on 10/20/2010 11:30:54 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Gaffer

Yeah, my puter guy after analyizing my poor puter, told me to stay away. All”s well for now.


18 posted on 10/20/2010 11:37:43 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Marty62

Thank Heavens you don’t have to take Tetracyaline for some sort of NSU (non specific utheritis).....been there, done that in my very younger days in Asia....


19 posted on 10/20/2010 11:48:45 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: abb

philanthropist George Soros
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Or former Nazi and currency manipulator who has crashed the dollar. Take your pick.


20 posted on 10/20/2010 11:50:30 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: abb

philanthropist George Soros.

___________________________________________________________

I prefer psychopath.


21 posted on 10/20/2010 11:51:06 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: abb

More foreign money trying to influence our elections.


22 posted on 10/20/2010 11:54:23 AM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: abb
Same story on The Blaze
23 posted on 10/20/2010 11:58:18 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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Commie Blaster:

http://www.commieblaster.com/george-soros-fund/index.html


24 posted on 10/20/2010 11:59:27 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: abb

MM takes a million bucks from a foriegn convicted criminal, but MM creeps show up on MSNBC every day to trash the US Chamber of Commerce for “taking foriegn money”?

Just another example of leftists accusing their opponents of the crimes the leftists are actually the ones committing.


25 posted on 10/20/2010 12:00:43 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Armaggedon

Isn’t soros a foreigner?
Isn’t his money, foreign money?


26 posted on 10/20/2010 12:00:54 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Gaffer

EEEEWWWEEEE!

Glad your behaving yourself now!


27 posted on 10/20/2010 12:04:30 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Marty62

In my drunk and younger days, I didn’t think to much about things. I was invincible......alcohol and youth can pose an undue influence on a person.


28 posted on 10/20/2010 12:06:40 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Marty62
Stay away from Media Matters unless you want you puter to come down with a virus.

I know they're bad - but that bad? Really?

29 posted on 10/20/2010 12:13:02 PM PDT by GOPJ (“Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power.” Martin Buber)
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To: John.Galt2012

“I’ve come to the conclusion that one can do a lot more about the issues I care about by changing the government than by pushing the issues.”
Soros

Interesting reading from 2003 about Soros:
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35574
Especially the part about Clintons pardon of his trading partner Rich.


30 posted on 10/20/2010 12:16:16 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: abb

Talk about foeign influence and contributions...the hyphan breathtaking.


31 posted on 10/20/2010 12:23:35 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: SueRae

scratch ‘hyphan’, add hypocracy.


32 posted on 10/20/2010 12:25:43 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: John.Galt2012

good, fine decent people die....and yet these evil panderers go on, and on, and on...


33 posted on 10/20/2010 12:29:04 PM PDT by cherry
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To: GOPJ

Yes, really.


34 posted on 10/20/2010 12:31:20 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: abb
Awesome.

Continue to bale the ocean with a teaspoon, Soros.

Tsunami coming, and it's aimed right at you fat Nazi a$$ and all the little bastards you've birthed into our system.

Retroactive abortion time.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

35 posted on 10/20/2010 12:32:10 PM PDT by The Comedian (Don't run. You'll just die tired.)
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To: cherry

“these evil panderers go on, and on, and on...”

From the looks of his latest photos, it appears Soros may be meeting the Father of Lies fairly soon.


36 posted on 10/20/2010 12:41:39 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: abb

Not to worry, as every morning Jim Quinn manages to draw all of their fire with his radio show. I bet they don’t even get ten minutes to check out what’s on Fox News.

Make him spend it all, Quinn!


37 posted on 10/20/2010 12:46:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: abb
philanthropist George Soros.

PHILANTHROPIST George Soros? If Rush Limbaugh donated 100 million dollars to the Heritage Foundation, would he be called "Philanthropist Rush Limbaugh"? Was Oral Roberts ever referred to as "Philanthropist Oral Roberts"?
38 posted on 10/20/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: abb
Soros should marry Helen Thomas, they make the perfect couple since they both got beat with the ugly stick way too many times. PhotobucketPhotobucket
39 posted on 10/20/2010 12:56:33 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Caractacus..or Bob if a boy & Boudicca if a girl....such hard decisions for dearie Snidely)
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To: abb

“the organization says it plans to use the money to intensify its efforts to hold the Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting. “

HA!! They OBVIOUSLY have never watched Glenn Beck.
Beck is the most honest guy in ANY media outlet. How can it be ‘attacking’ when he uses their OWN words, their OWN websites???
All he does is tell us the side of the story that those clowns DON’T want us to know about. And boy, do they get mad when he spills their beans!

Spend on, George!


40 posted on 10/20/2010 1:03:56 PM PDT by J40000
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To: abb

They’re going to use the funds for the “Get the big money out of politics” ad blitz....


41 posted on 10/20/2010 1:08:12 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: abb

It isn’t a “donation”, he owns Media Matters. Therefore he is just pumping in some of his pocket change into another one of his America hating totalitarian supporting businesses.

For further info see http://tinyurl.com/2lsbd9


42 posted on 10/20/2010 1:27:43 PM PDT by Nahanni
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To: abb

No different than the money that was thrown down the Air America rat hole. Hopefully, it will have the same net effect.


43 posted on 10/20/2010 2:39:26 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (Obama - The "As Seen on TV" President)
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To: abb
kinda like giving himself money isn't it???
44 posted on 10/20/2010 4:51:10 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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