Wednesday, April 25, 2007
One of the hardest hitting honest and steadfast media watchdog organizations, Media Matters is doing its job well. So well in fact that the media it monitors and fact checks is attacking with an onslaught of mis information and propaganda smears.
On April 23, Bill O'Reilly went off on a bizarre conspiracy rant and devoted an entire segment of his show to the devious conspiracy against him by Media Matters and its donors.
Referring to Media Matters as a vile propaganda outfit which specializes in distortion of comments made by right wing media people, he placed the organization at the center of a vast left wing conspiracy funded by his nemisis, George Soros.
He's been ranting about Media Matters for quite a while, but it seems to have come to a head last month when he was in Ireland being interviewed live. When confronted with some of his statements from the record, he blew up and asked where they had gotten the transcripts of his show. The interviewer replied Media Matters, of course! O'Reilly then went off on a rampage and called Media Matters an extremist propaganda organization which distorted his comments for poliitical gain.
This is utter nonsense, if you have ever read Media Matters, you would see the they just print the truth, verbatim and point out the mis statements and lies that are the substance of conservative media as well as the inconsistent statements and positions of mainstream media. They are a Media Watchdog. They are protecting us from the misinformation that these guys make a living from. When confronted to the reactions and outrage the public has from reading their words and the fact that Media Matters has createed a forum to fight back against their lies and misinformation has made them a deadly enemy.
The fact that O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Savage, Beck, Melanie Morgan and many others have decided to launch an attack on Media Matters means they are doing something right.
I have had a link on this page for Media Matters. If you have never checked them out, please do so. If you want to help them fight this concerted attack against them, they are asking for donations. They are simply defending your right to the truth!