Media Matters Receives $1 Million Donation From Soros

Soros

George Soros

If you’re a millionaire and are think right wing conservative media should be held “accountable for their reporting,” then donate to a left wing activist group. The New York Times reports:

Media Matters, the liberal activist group that wages a rhetorical war against Fox News Channel and others in the conservative press, will announce on Wednesday the receipt of a $1 million donation from the philanthropist George Soros.

In a statement obtained by The Caucus, the organization says it plans to use the money to intensify its efforts to hold the Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting.

“Fox has transformed itself into a 24-7 G.O.P. attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan political ends,” the group will say in the statement, to be released Wednesday afternoon.

In an accompanying statement, Mr. Soros, a billionaire who has a history of supporting liberal politicians and causes, accused Fox News hosts of “incendiary rhetoric” and said he hoped that his money would be used “in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge Fox News poses to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.”

Continues at The New York Times

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  • Butter Knife

    When billionaires turn their differences into a mass media shadow war, we all lose.

  • Butter Knife

    When billionaires turn their differences into a mass media shadow war, we all lose.

  • Blockmyass

    Is it just me or does Geoge Soros bear an uncanny resenblance to Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi?
    “Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side…”

    • MeatBurgler

      Haha I know, he really does, and he’s probably even darker and more evil. I’m sure you know about Soros and his…..nasty….agendas. This is one of the guys that people need to realize is really really running some shit and pulling obama the scapegoats strings, as well as other prominent decisionmakers.

      • Alech

        About time that the other side gets some billionaire backing too. Evens the playing field a little. Unless you want the world ruled by the Murdoch camp.

  • Blockmyass

    Is it just me or does Geoge Soros bear an uncanny resenblance to Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi?
    “Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side…”

  • MeatBurgler

    Haha I know, he really does, and he’s probably even darker and more evil. I’m sure you know about Soros and his…..nasty….agendas. This is one of the guys that people need to realize is really really running some shit and pulling obama the scapegoats strings, as well as other prominent decisionmakers.

  • Alech

    About time that the other side gets some billionaire backing too. Evens the playing field a little. Unless you want the world ruled by the Murdoch camp.