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GRAY: Taxpayers’ subsidization of war on Fox News
The Washington Times ^
| June 21, 2011
| C. Boyden Gray
Posted on 06/22/2011 10:55:36 AM PDT by Kaslin
David Brock, the conservative turned liberal advocate, has recently garnered a considerable amount of press coverage for his attacks on Fox News for, among many other things, allegedly taking over leadership of the Republican Party. What the news coverage has ignored is his use of tax-free funds for his organization, Media Matters for America (MMA), for these attacks a form of government support for activities that clearly do not merit tax-exempt status and that as a result infringe on Fox News First Amendment rights.
MMA was originally established as an Internal Revenue Service Section 501(c)(3) organization, that is, an organization that can receive tax-deductible contributions to engage in educational activities. The more precise purpose was to counter alleged media bias and so to identify occurrences of excessive bias in the American media, educate the public as to their existence, and to work with members of the media to reduce them.
What MMA actually is doing, however, moves far afield from identifying possible bias to mounting a campaign to undermine a major media outlet and to promote the Democratic Party and progressive causes associated with it. Mr. Brock himself has described this new strategy as a war on Fox, an effort to disrupt [Rupert Murdochs] commercial interests and look for ways to turn regulators against News Corp.s media outlets.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: brock; corruption; davidbrock; democrats; dncmedia; enemedia; foxnews; liberalfascism; liberalmedia; liberals; mediabias; mediamatters; mma; obamasminions; progressives; soros; sorosmedia; taxcheatparty; taxes; waronfox
posted on 06/22/2011 10:55:41 AM PDT
Media Matters for America = Open Society = George Soros
posted on 06/22/2011 10:59:32 AM PDT
by US Navy Vet
(Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
1- we need to start an email/letter writing campaign to Tea Party members of congress to stop this or bring this to light...
2- we need to get James “I brought down ACORN & pointed out the BS of NPR” O’Keefe involved....
posted on 06/22/2011 11:03:05 AM PDT
by God luvs America
(63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
David Brock, the self-proclaimed conservative turned liberal advocate...
In the interest of accuracy...;-)
posted on 06/22/2011 11:07:42 AM PDT
(Everything is different now...)
The left's 'war' on Fox News has been a flop so far so I'm not too worried about Rupert Murdoch going broke anytime soon. I do worry a bit that the incessant attacks on Fox News will force Murdoch to water down the networks coverage in a wasted effort to curry favor with the left and ward off further attacks. That would be foolish on Murdoch's part. Because most of what they advocate (communism) the left has to lie and misrepresent their intent and so, they cannot abide opposition. We know that Fox News is far from hard-core conservative but they do question Democrat positions and have some conservative commentators on board. This is 'unacceptable' to the left, so the 'war' against Fox News continues on various fronts. That taxpayer money helps fund it is outrageous and should be stopped, now. Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen.
posted on 06/22/2011 11:12:01 AM PDT
by Jim Scott
WHen was he ever?
I think he was a plant from day 1.......................
posted on 06/22/2011 11:23:13 AM PDT
by Red Badger
(Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
“David Brock, the conservative turned liberal advocate, has recently garnered a considerable amount of press coverage for his attacks on Fox News for, among many other things, allegedly taking over leadership of the Republican Party”.
What press , where? More waste of space drivel.
posted on 06/22/2011 11:31:13 AM PDT
MMA’s funding should be cut off and they should be hammered with the US taxcode.
But they’re a liberal organization, so it won’t happen.
So pay your taxes (MMA needs the money) and have a nice day. :)
posted on 06/22/2011 12:07:34 PM PDT
(Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
This hypocracy is one of the reasons I have many relatives with whom I’m no longer on speaking terms.
posted on 06/22/2011 12:58:31 PM PDT
by Terry Mross
(I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
David Brock, the conservative turned liberal... use of tax-free funds for his... Media Matters for America (MMA), for these attacks -- a form of government support for activities that clearly do not merit tax-exempt status and that as a result infringe on Fox Newsâ First Amendment rights. MMA was originally established as an Internal Revenue Service Section 501(c)(3) organization, that is, an organization that can receive tax-deductible contributions to engage in educational activities.
posted on 06/22/2011 4:28:24 PM PDT
(Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
To: God luvs America
Speaker Boehner is too busy golfing to pull the plug on the spending
posted on 06/22/2011 5:40:40 PM PDT
by Son House
(The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
To: God luvs America
One doesn't "get James O'Keefe" involved in anything; he "gets" himself involved, then we hear about it when he has enough evidence to demand action.
By the time we hear about some travesty, O'Keefe's done his home work months before. IMHO
posted on 06/22/2011 9:53:37 PM PDT
If he ever really was a conservative, how can he live with himself? It’s more likely that he was one of the infiltrators, possibly taking soros money all along, and he has no qualms about performing like a maniacal dancing bear for his masters.
posted on 06/23/2011 3:23:39 AM PDT
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