Skip to comments.GRAY: Taxpayers’ subsidization of war on Fox News
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Media Matters for America = Open Society = George Soros
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....
In the interest of accuracy...;-)
WHen was he ever?
I think he was a plant from day 1.......................
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. :)
This hypocracy is one of the reasons I have many relatives with whom I’m no longer on speaking terms.
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.
Speaker Boehner is too busy golfing to pull the plug on the spending
By the time we hear about some travesty, O'Keefe's done his home work months before. IMHO
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.
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