Skip to comments.O’Reilly: Media Matters and Soros Funding
Posted on 05/06/2007 10:22:06 AM PDT by yoe
The war of words between Fox News Bill OReilly and the left-wing Web site Media Matters for America has heated up, with OReilly accusing the site of lying about funding from Bush-bashing financier George Soros.
On April 24, OReilly told viewers of The OReilly Factor that Soros and several other wealthy radicals were helping to fund Media Matters which says it is dedicated to correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media by donating money to a foundation that in turn contributed to the Web site.
Media Matters countered that while Soros Open Society Institute (OSI) did contribute to the foundation, the Tides foundation, and Tides gave Media Matters more than $1 million in 2005, the OSI funds were specifically earmarked for two other beneficiaries. Soros has never given money to Media Matters, either directly or through another organization, the Web site stated.
On April 26, OReilly responded.
The vile Media Matters outfit is denying receiving funding from any of George Soros outfits, he told viewers.
Well, that is a total lie. As we laid out for you, the smear Web site received more than a million dollars from the Tides Foundation alone in 2005, and just by coincidence, Soros Open Society Institute donated more than a million dollars to Tides in 2005. Figure it out.
Media Matters has featured a number of articles critical of OReilly on its Web site.
“Anyone that says anything to expose Media Matters is doing this country a great service with the exception of the liberal Bill O’Reilly.”
Most stupid thing I’ve read in weeks. Thanks.
Funny how that sounds a lot like what Tom DeLay said about his management of campaign funds in the House.
I guess there's something fishy when DeLay does it, but there's no connection at all when Soros does it?
From my perspective, O'Reilly is on the mark much more than off the mark.
When the perfect host comes along, give me a ping.
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