Media Matters Raison d’Etre Revealed: Attack Businesses, Wealthy People, and Christianity
Not that it’s any great surprise to anyone that hasn’t been living under a rock, but here it is:
When David Brock applied for tax-exempt status for Media Matters for America, he told the IRS exactly who his group would be fighting against: businesses, wealthy Americans and conservative Christians.
“Media Matters for America (MMA) believes that news reporting and analysis by the American media, with its eye on profit margin and preservation of the status quo, has become biased,” read the group’s application, obtained by The Daily Caller, “It is common for news and commentary by the press to present viewpoints that tend to overly promote corporate interests, the rights of the wealthy, and a conservative, Christian-influenced ideology.”
He’s right that news is biased, but it’s biased to the left and not the right. Just look at the difference in coverage of rising gas prices between Obama and Bush.
As for the rich people, how often does Media Matters attack the Kennedys? John Kerry? Warren Buffett? I sure don’t see any attacks in those searches. But try lefty bogeyman the Koch brothers and Koch Industries and you find plenty of attacks, both direct and indirect. Looks like they’re only interested in attacking rich conservatives, and would rather protect rich lefties.
And attacking Christianity is likely a very bad idea given recent poll results showing that the majority of Americans believe Jesus was real, was the Son of God, and really rose from the dead. Anti-Christian rhetoric isn’t likely to get these people to respect your point of view.
However, for lefties, Media Matters is one of their favorite sites, and they refer to it often… but now they’re revealed as biased from the start, and their credibility (what little they have left) should start to decrease.