Skip to comments.Media Matters’ War on Fox News
Posted on 03/31/2011 7:50:11 PM PDT by Nachum
I dont know about you wingnuts, but for my money the finest, most patriotic organization currently doing Gaias work in the never-ending battle against Rethuglican malevolence is the George Sorosfunded Media Matters for America. Yes, media really does matter for America, and the media that really matters for Amerikkka is Rupert Murdochs Fox News. If it werent for Faux News (as we lefty wags, justly renowned for our sense of word play, like to call it), the scales would fall from Americas media-mattering eyes, and the legions of the unblessed would suddenly achieve a moment of perfect clarity. Fox News lies are Americas demise. Or something like that; Im still working on the word play.
In case youre one of the dupes and fools who believe everything they hear on Fox News, Glenn Beck, and Fox News, Media Matters is in no wise a left-wing fever swamp of overpaid, high-dudgeoned hacks and nonentities, chained to their desks in fancy offices on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington as they monitor the latest outrages from Fox News and Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. Not at all. Instead, its a not-for-profit, $10-million-a-year, 501(c)3 progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media thats now threatening guerrilla warfare and sabotage against You guessed it: Fox News.
Like the minutes of a Union Square Communist cell in the 1940s, Media Matters eschews stylish writing and individual voices. Its a true tool of the leftist collective, the media that matters for an America that needs its media to matter. No matter which of its many senior fellows is writing research or columns about Fox News, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, the Koch brothers, and Fox News, it all sounds exactly the same. It doesnt matter whether its Eric Boehlert, Ari Rabin-Havt, Jamison Foser, Sarah Pavlus, Simon Maloy, or your great-aunt Hilda, the heroic prose reads like the product of the best J school in Belarus or my alma mater, the Columbia Graduate School of Social Research, Marxism-Leninism, and Journalism. Not that theres anything wrong with that!
Leaving aside for the moment the unfortunate resemblance of many of the names of MMFA staffers to those of the moochers and looters in Ayn Rands mean-spirited novel, Atlas Shrugged Wesley Mouch, Floyd Ferris, and Balph Eubank heres a typical example of 501(c)3 non-partisan, tax-exempt columnizing, from a drone heroic peoples writer named Karl Frisch, who can turn a weather story into an attack on, well, Fox News.
This is as a [sic] good a moment as any to note that there is a very real difference between weather (what we experience outside over a short period of time) and climate (the study of weather over a relatively long period of time). Got that? Conservative media figures telling you that this weeks blizzards (short period of time) disprove global climate change (relatively long period of time) are either lying or shockingly misinformed. Ill let them choose which is a more apt description.
Leading the anti-science idiocy is a host of conservative Fox News figures.
The propaganda team of the communist movement in the U.S.. The Soviets made sure to fund this well...
This is as a [sic] good a moment as any to note that there is a very real difference between weather (what we experience outside over a short period of time) and climate (the study of weather over a relatively long period of time). Got that?
Gee whiz,I didn’t know that. (sarcasm)
Also he might want to proof read a bit.
As a centrist news organization, Fox has ruffled the liberals feathers. I’d like to know how we conservatives can wage war on Media Matters.
The sarcasm of this piece was in the clouds and way over my head.
Do tell me that they are not serious.
How does one wage war on a soviet style disinformation machine? (Dezinformatsiya)
The answer is to remember who wrote the articles and discredit anything that this individual writes. Then, to make sure your energy goes into every political and legal opportunity to shut it down. Not easy, but it can be done.
That little Nazi bastard, Soros, can’t afford having the truth getting out to the “unwashed masses”.
You really should use their *full* name: ‘Fecal Media Matters’.
I prerer “Media Traitors”
Media Matters should change their name to Obama Defenders or Obama Worshipers.