Media Matters for America

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Media Matters for America is a far-left wing hate group (funded by George Soros's Shadow Party) ...at least according to Bill O'Reilly. In actual fact very little of what Billo says is true (40% according to one Late Show host) and this is no exception (George Soros donated $1 million to Media Matters in 2010, which is his only connection to the organization[1]).

Media Matters is a liberal media watchdog, more concerned with combating conservative media bias. As such they are not so keen on Fox News and Bill O'Reilly's show. Since Soros' donation, Media Matters has concentrated less on the media in general and more on "crazy crap some wingnuts said on Fox." They famously produced the documentary Outfoxed which demonstrates the bias in Fox News.[2]

Media Matters also tracks and debunks pseudoscience favored by conservatives, including creationism,[3] global warming denialism,[4] and bogus claims about abortion.[5]

Media Matters is far from unbiased itself, as could be expected from an organization founded by David "Anita Hill is a Perjuring Lesbian" Brock.[6] One of their studies purportedly demonstrating conservative bias in newspapers due to conservatives dominating op-ed pages was criticized for weighting columnists syndicated in local rags the same as ones syndicated in major newspapers.[7]

In March of 2014, Media Matters launched Mythopedia, a sort of quick and dirty refutation of claims.[8]

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