Media Matters donors Revealed

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    well well..

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    Left-wing foundations lavish millions on Media Matters

    Published: 12:50 AM 02/17/2012 | Updated: 1:06 AM 02/17/2012

    By David Martosko, The Daily Caller

    Relying on tax returns and websites of wealthy U.S. foundations, a Daily Caller investigation has revealed the sources of more than $28.8 million in funding collected by the liberal Media Matters for America since 2003, the year before its formal incorporation. That sum represents 54 percent of every dollar the organization has raised in its history, making Media Matters a principally foundation-driven — not citizen-supported — activist group.

    The list of Media Matters’ foundation funders, 120 in all, reads like a Who’s Who of the American progressive movement, including the far-left Tides Foundation ($4,384,702), George Soros’ Open Society Institutes ($1,075,000), the Ford Foundation ($966,466), the Sandler Foundation ($400,000) — endowed by subprime mortgage lenders Herb and Marion Sandler, who once bankrolled the embattled ACORN organization — and the Schumann Fund for Media and Democracy ($600,000), managed by longtime PBS host Bill Moyers and his son.

    They also include the anti-George W. Bush organization MoveOn.org ($50,000), the Barbra Streisand Foundation ($85,000), the kids’ shoes-powered Stride Rite Charitable Foundation ($25,000), the Lear Family Foundation ($55,000) — endowed by the TV producer and People for the American Way founder Norman Lear — and the Joyce Foundation ($400,000), whose board of directors included Barack Obama from 1994 to 2002.

    (RELATED: See the list of Media Matters’ foundation donors)
    http://dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/MMFA-donors-THE-DAILY-CALLER.pdf


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    and this surprises anyone because?
     
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    the libtards will say 'so what'. as always
     
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    This, technically, makes them part of the evil 1%.

    Just sayin'.
     
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    These are the people funding the OWS folks..

    get a clue
     
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    So what? If any of the various R/W lobbying groups were disclosed we would find a mix of big oil, big pharma and big banks. We all know who the big players are, how much we allow them to influence our personal opinions is the question.
     
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    Media Matters is not supposed to be a 'lobbying group'. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    And the kochs fund the teebaggers.

    Welcome to the real world.
     
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    Any proof anyone is "funding" the Tea Partiers??
     
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    *waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah*
     

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