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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Media Matters finds they are only relevant when attacking Fox News

The liberal hack site Media Matters has, over the years, completely given up any pretense of caring at all what goes on in "the media" in general and continues to narrow it's focus to slamming Fox News at every turn. When they began their campaign against conservatism in 2004, it was their clear goal to monitor, then counter, all media outlets for what they deemed to be conservative misinformation.
Launched in May 2004, Media Matters for America put in place, for the first time, the means to systematically monitor a cross section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation — news or commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda — every day, in real time.
However, they have become less and less relevant, maintaining any audience what-so-ever by appealing to the most out of touch and extreme of the liberal base. By narrowing their focus to Fox News and just a few conservative web sites they can excite the least informed. They take most content out of context or completely misconstrue the meaning; they seem to refute "conservative misinformation" by twisting facts to suit their own agenda. The irony is not lost on conservatives......this site claims to be the guard of truth and honesty against conservative misinformation by handing out mis-informative facts of their own.

In a recent interview, founder David Brock said Media Matters was preparing itself for an "all-out campaign of guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at the Fox News Channel
“The strategy that we had had toward Fox was basically a strategy of containment,” said Brock, Media Matters’ chairman and founder and a former conservative journalist, adding that the group’s main aim had been to challenge the factual claims of the channel and to attempt to prevent them from reaching the mainstream media.

The new strategy, he said, is a “war on Fox.”

It would seem the only way for Media Matters to remain relevant is their sole reliance on attacking Fox News. Now they are not only trying (and failing) to make Fox look bad with their attempt at fact-less smears, but they are also putting together "opposition research files" on Fox’s top executives and a series of midlevel officials. Funny, I was not aware that top and mid-level executives' (probably personal) information, had anything to do with countering conservative news misinformation. It would seem that if you can't make news refuting news, the next best thing is to go after those reporting the news. When that fails, going after the executives who run the company makes sense.

Those who can, report facts, those who can't are Media Matters.....

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