Larry Elder takes Media Matter to the tool shed and excoriates the headline grasping leftist org:
Fox News guest co-host claims that FDR’s New Deal created the Great Depression (MEDIA MATTERS)
In this opening segment of his show, Larry sets forth a strong case for his view in 8-minutes.
I wanted to also have the first 2-hours of his show included in another upload (they were excellent), but alas, I am too tired and am working long hours. (I wish I could do this for a living! 870AM should have their own YouTube with uploads like National Review and other orgs.) Here are two articles mentioned during the show:
There seems to have been an issue a few years ago with Salon.com’s author, Scott Eric Kaufman, that the blog American Power dealt with and showed Scott’s lies in that matter. I am starting to think he doesn’t like good looking women… Kelly only now in his purview of taste… or distaste?
An internal Media Matters For America memo obtained by The Daily Caller reveals that the left-wing media watchdog group employs an “opposition research team” to target its political enemies. Included in the list of targets are right-leaning websites, conservative think tanks, prominent financiers and donors, and more than a dozen specific Fox News Channel and News Corporation employees.
One of those singled out for scrutiny in the memo is PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, a self-described libertarian. Thiel “directly funded, through a small government group, prior racist attack videos by James O’Keefe, the right-wing operative who staged the recent ACORN video sting,” states the memo. “Thiel’s role in funding such attacks has gone completely unremarked and largely uninvestigated.”
“An opposition research team will serve to hold Thiel and others like him accountable.”
In addition to Thiel, the memo contains this list of “preliminary targets”:
Fox News Channel
Fox Business Network
Fox News’ websites
Conservative news sites
Conservative think thanks
The Heritage Foundation
American Enterprise Institute
News Corp executives
Richard Mellon Scaife
Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
John M. Olin Foundation
Koch Family Foundations
Fox News executives
CEO Roger Ailes
Senior vice president Michael Clemente
Vice president of news Sean Smith
Vice president of new editorial product Jay Wallace
Fox Business Network executive vice president Kevin Magee
Fox senior production and corporation staff
Hannity executive producer John Finley
On the Record executive producer Meade Cooper
O’Reilly Factor senior executive producer David Tabacoff
Fox & Friends executive producer Lauren Petterson
“In all likelihood,” the memo concludes, “we will produce volumes of useful data week after week.”
….“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.”
Update: Brandon Kiser argues that this should change MMFA’s tax status.