While there is no evidence Soros gave directly to Brock and Media Matters, clearly Soros-funded groups have been instrumental in getting MMA started. David Horowitz is familiar with the practice of changing ones political ideology, but in Horowitz case, he was a 1960s radical who became a conservative author. Horowitz charged that Media Matters original claim that it had taken no money from Soros or groups affiliated with Soros was a lie. This is typical of Brocks operation, Horowitz told Cybercast News Service . They split hairs to present an untruth. Media Matters can no longer deny its Soros affiliation because once you have the names (of donors), once you know that Peter Lewis is involved, you cant deny it, said Horowitz, who as a conservative, co-founded the Los Angeles-based Center for the Study of the Popular Culture and Front Page Mag.com, a news and commentary website. Media Matters and George Soros - “It depends on what you mean by funded” by Macsmind Why does the left always try to distance themselves from George Soros? He is one of the biggest contributors in their party. He funds Moveon.Org, Mediamatters, and many campaigns like Al Franken's. Yet, they act like he doesn'r exist. I have brought up Soros's name in a few threads here, and not one person has ever responded. He probably is the most influential person in the democratic party, and the direction that they have taken, and yet no one wants to even mention his name on the left. Why?