Skip to comments.Media Matters’ desperation to smear NRA comes out in election hit piece
Posted on 01/19/2012 6:17:49 AM PST by marktwain
Wayne LaPierre Falsely Claims All The NRA's Money Comes From Small Donors, Chris Brown of Media Matters sneers in triumph.
Hes focusing on an interview with Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre by Glenn Beck, where the association head was asked about how NRA could hope to match union political contributions. LaPierres response:
We raise it all through 5, 10, 15, 20 dollar contributions that Americans are willing to preserve freedom. And they're willing to support it. But, you know, that's what NRA is about. I mean, I always say we're about our membership and we're about giving voice to our membership.
GOTCHA, Brown would have us believe:
LaPierre's claim that the NRA's fundraising is based exclusively on small dollar donations is false. The reality is that under LaPierre's leadership, the NRA has built extensive financial ties to the gun industry and other corporations.
The thing is, LaPierre wasnt talking about NRA fundraising in general. He was clearly responding to a specific question about NRA political contributions. For that, their Political Action Committee has been established as NRA-PVF (Political Victory Fund), which is separate from other NRA entities (and does not use members' dues), including the NRA Foundation, Whittington Center, and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund. The funding is separate for these groups, as is the reporting of expenditures, with the non-PACs making their own Form 990 IRS filings. Go to Guidestar and see for yourself.
PVF, as a PAC, registers with the Federal Elections Commission, and there are two convenient ways readers (and reporters interested in doing basic fact-checking, with a heavy emphasis on interested in) can see who their major contributors areone is through the FEC and another is through the Center for Responsive Politics OpenSecrets.org.
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Their worldview is destroyed when this is shown to be false, so they cannot allow themselves to believe it is otherwise.
This is one of the reasons that the left so easily falls into anti-semitism.
2nd amendment mama
“Media Matters” only when they speak the truth.................which they never do. When we loose the right to bear arms we are not a threat to thier lunacy and thier desire to control. We the people are thier bosses and we need to re establish this
Media smatters? What’s that?
Well said and I would extend that to politicians too.