The Deafening Silence From Media Matters

Discussion in 'Media' started by brono921, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. brono921
    Offline

    brono921 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Messages:
    91
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +10
  2. California Girl
    Offline

    California Girl BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    50,337
    Thanks Received:
    8,960
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +8,965
    Cool.
     
  3. Claudette
    Offline

    Claudette Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    19,621
    Thanks Received:
    3,024
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +7,683
    Wonder if Soros can buy someone off??

    It does pay to be a billionair ya know.
     
  4. Uncensored2008
    Offline

    Uncensored2008 Libertarian Radical Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    57,139
    Thanks Received:
    7,362
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    Behind the Orange Curtain
    Ratings:
    +20,645
    There is that half-black guy in his hip pocket.......
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. brono921
    Offline

    brono921 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Messages:
    91
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +10
    Seriously, you have to wonder how they've been able to get away with it so long. Long ago they've admitted they have a leftwing agenda, and even then their tax exempt status remained unchallenged.
     
  6. Offshore
    Offline

    Offshore Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    89
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +15
    The partisan left wing organisation is not very silent about it's desire to sabotage
    Fox news, free speech.....and it's obsession for all out rebel warfare against Fox News.
    In other words, any media that is not a lockstep mouthpiece for the left and media matters and their liar execs and partisan donors will be defamed.
    The bullies and abusers using fear and constant lies.....certainly sounds like the left.
    The audacity of cowardice....:eusa_shifty:
     
  7. Two Thumbs
    Offline

    Two Thumbs Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Messages:
    33,450
    Thanks Received:
    5,786
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Where ever I go, there I am.
    Ratings:
    +11,589
    Funny bit of information;

    They got this status under the evul Booosh!

    Aint that some gratitude.
     
  8. toxicmedia
    Offline

    toxicmedia Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    5,411
    Thanks Received:
    836
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Northern California
    Ratings:
    +2,351
    According to the Fox article...Mediamatters can advocate or oppose anything they want as long as that advocacy or opposition is done in "full and fair exposition of pertinent facts to permit an individual or the public to form an independent opinion or conclusion,".

    Mediamatters typically does not advocate or oppose Fox's positions on the issues, from what little I've read from them. What I see them doing is advocating or opposing Fox's credibility and accuracy regarding their process they use to create stories.

    What I guess this means is that Mediamatters can bash Fox all they want for thier conservative friendly slant...as long as they present Fox's positions fairly, as well as thier position that Fox is biased.

    I went to MM to see for myself. Let's look at this article (whoops, can't post RL's yet, but it's called Fox Falsely Suggests NEA Members' Dues Will Fund Obama's Re-Election Campaign, July 05, 2011 1:08 pm ET by Melody Johnson)

    It seems that MM does restate Fox's positions with both video and quotes, then presents it's position. If MM does this regularly, it doesn't seem like they should lose tax exemption. It seems to me that it would be impossible to point out how biased Fox is without actualy showing what they said.

    I'm kind of undecided.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011
  9. theDoctorisIn
    Online

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    30,007
    Thanks Received:
    5,791
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,948
    Since when do you have to not have opinions in order to be tax exempt?

    The law is fairly clear - they're not allowed to endorse candidates.

    They don't have to be "unbiased".


    Do you feel just as outraged at all the Conservative "watchdog groups" that are also tax-exempt, like newsbusters.org and Media Research Group?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 3
  10. gautama
    Offline

    gautama BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    4,355
    Thanks Received:
    336
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +336
    These arseholes have each other in their hip-pocket.
     

Share This Page