George Soros Gives $1 Million To Media Matters

NEW YORK - AUGUST 19: George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute and a billionaire investor, speaks at a forum addressing the global response to the flood in Pakistan at the Asia Society August 19, 2010 in New York City. The devastating flood, one of the worst in Pakistan's history, has affected about one-fifth of Pakistan's territory and left over 4 million homeless. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Media Matters is a “non-partisan” (yeah, right) organization of liberals who spend their days watching Fox News and griping about what they see on their website.

From the New York Times:

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.”

The myopic fixation on Fox News proves that “civil and informed discourse” isn’t really the objective of Media Matters. If it were, they’d target MSNBC about as often as Fox.

Instead, Media Matters is little more than a shill group advancing a leftist agenda by muddying the waters around any media report of opinion that’s inconvenient for said agenda.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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