Theodore's World: Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters To Go After FOX News Channel

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October 21, 2010

Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters To Go After FOX News Channel

Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters

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.”

For years, conservatives have accused Media Matters of being a front organization for Mr. Soros. In May, Mr. Beck referred to Media Matters as “the left-wing George Soros-funded media machine that is now referring to me as a jihadist.” In 2007, Fox’s Sean Hannity called it “Hillary Clinton’s George Soros-funded group Media Matters.”

Officials at Media Matters regularly deny that they have ever taken money from Mr. Soros, who repeats that denial in Wednesday’s statement, saying, “I have not to date been a funder” of the liberal organization. Now, he will officially be a donor, and likely a fresh target for criticism from the right.


Wild Thing's comment.......

Soros is devil spawn. Where does he hide when it is daylight?

WOW, Glenn hit a nerve reporting last night on his TV show. He exposed Soros's history of currency manipulation and Anti-American agenda. Massive funding of Tides foundation and other leftists groups.

Heh heh and of course Fox appreciates the extra publicity but Media Matters has almost zero influence. Now that it's publicly acknowledged that it's being funded by Soros they are noisy wasps without stingers.

Soros has been Obama's puppet master.

Check out othis website, whoever it belongs to had done extensive work on gathering information about Soros.

Commie Blaster blog

Posted by Wild Thing at October 21, 2010 02:55 AM


Beck offered Soros an entire hour of air-time to state his case. This is how Soros responds: buying a pitbull to attack Beck instead on putting on his big boy pants and coming out of the shadows. Coward.

Posted by: petesuj at October 21, 2010 09:34 AM

He is one ugly SOB.

Posted by: BobF at October 21, 2010 09:35 AM

Nuts. It won't work Media Matters will now have to compete with Fox on an even level, which they can not do. The only way they report news is: Out of context, half truths, or just flat out lies. There ratings suck and are in the toilet, so talk about a losing proposition soros just bought the farm.

Posted by: Mark at October 21, 2010 02:02 PM

My question is, why is Soro's still breathing after all the damage he has done worldwide?

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at October 21, 2010 05:08 PM

Pete, your right, Soros is a coward. He would rather sit off to the side and buy people and then try to control them, then to go on any talk show where he might be questioned.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 21, 2010 06:27 PM

Bob he sure is. His eyes, heck his whole face make me feel like we are looking at Satan.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 21, 2010 06:29 PM

Mark, heh heh really did, your right.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 21, 2010 06:31 PM

Eddie, yes he is still breathing.....augh.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 21, 2010 06:32 PM

Soros reminds me of the villian in a Batman show...

Posted by: Willy at October 21, 2010 08:13 PM

Margaret Thatcher was trying to arrest Soros back when he was trying to under cut the pouund. Soros hid behind the constitution back then. Now he is trying to under cut the constitution which has the clause about defending the country against enemys foreigh and domestic. Soros qualifies as an enemy both foriegn and domestic.

Posted by: Avitar at October 21, 2010 08:38 PM