I begin this post knowing that people are ready to refute it with the argument that Media Matters for America exposed a phony soldier hating Rush Limbaugh. That’s fine, brainwashed people do what they do.
Media Matters For America is an organization that exists to stifle the conservative movement while furthering their own “progressive” agenda. This should be accepted by all before they even go into a conversation about the group. If you don’t accept this, you now have a right to stop reading.
Navigating to the “about us” tab of their homepage tells the story,
Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
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.
Using the website http://www.mediamatters.org as the principal vehicle for disseminating research and information, Media Matters posts rapid-response items as well as longer research and analytic reports documenting conservative misinformation throughout the media. Additionally, Media Matters works daily to notify activists, journalists, pundits, and the general public about instances of misinformation, providing them with the resources to rebut false claims and to take direct action against offending media institutions.
Now that we know what Media Matters for America claims to stand for, we can engage in a more productive dialog about them. First and foremost, I am an unwavering supporter of the First Amendment. I believe that everyone has the right to say whatever they want, about whoever they want, anytime they want. I also believe that people should understand that even though they have a right to say anything, they also need to be ready to accept the consequences of their words.
In the effort of furthering their agenda, Media Matters took a conversation by Rush Limbaugh, applied their “about us” policy to it and reported their interpretation of what Limbaugh’s thought process and his meaning were. Fine, after all we have the First Amendment. Now the pseudo David Brock’s of the world and the real David Brock for that matter, are unhinged at the backlash that is just beginning to encircle the “progressive” group.
Limbaugh’s statement, interpreted through the eyes and mouths of a group whose major purpose is to further the “progressive” movement, sounds bad. Limbaugh’s statement taken in context sounds right on. Calling people who have made up lies about military operations and otherwise faked an entire military career, phony soldiers, is anything but misleading or a falsehood. The real issue is that the liberals and democrats are pretty much reeling after the Petraeus report and the fact that between the Democrat’s take over of congress and now, Pelosi, Reid & Co. have managed to amass a whopping 11% approval rating.
11%, man that means 89% of the people polled disagree with the Democrat led congress. Now don’t fly off the handle just yet, I am a believer in the fact that the Republicans who have been in control really messed up things as well. They started acting like Democrats and we conservatives didn’t like it.
I bring the Democrat led congress into this solely based on the ties of Hillary Clinton to Media Matters of America. Hillary claims that she started Media Matters for America a claim she makes rather proudly I might add, check it out.
It is very good to know for sure that Hillary started Media Matters. That tidbit of information is significant in that it aligns Media Matters not only with the Democratic party, but with an actual Democratic Senator. Unfortunately for conservative bashing liberals, being a mouthpiece/proponent for a political party negates Media Matters 501(c)(3) status and probably opens up the organization to some new found IRS scrutiny.
It does get more interesting though. Media Matters denies any link to Hillary at all. Now as has been pointed out in the blogosphere, either Hillary is lying or Media Matters is lying. Obviously, Media Matters knows the consequence for being aligned with a political party or a specific politician, so it is easy to see why they would need to lie to protect their agenda in this instance. It also makes it easy to see why they would need to make insidious, out of context accusations about Rush Limbaugh and any other conservative speech, that it interprets as “misinformation”.
Hillary, i’m assuming, wants to further her “progressive” agenda, why not create a proxy to do it?
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