Media Matters Declares 'War' on Fox News
Liberal group plans 'sabotage' campaign to discredit network
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2011 2:46 PM CDT
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes in a file photo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Nobody can accuse the liberal Media Matters group of having a hidden agenda. The mission is out in the open and called "war on Fox." That's how founder David Brock describes the group's new vision to Ben Smith of Politico. As part of this war, it plans a campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” on Fox News, its top and mid-level executives, its big-name anchors, parent company News Corp., and papa bear Rupert Murdoch.

Media Matters is putting together "opposition research" files on Fox honchos, along with a legal team to help Fox foes sue for defamation. It also has two reporters working on a book about the network that's due out next year. Fox has no comment, but a Fordham media professor thinks the network is probably tickled. “One way of keeping your core supporters happy is to be attacked by people your core supporters don’t like.”

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Jun 22, 2011 11:28 PM CDT
I find it extremely troubling that an organization, such as Media Matters, who is partially funded by a socialist foreigner (Soros), whose claim to fame is fattening his pockets by collapsing currencies (he was found guilty in his own country of Hungary for his attempt at collapsing the currency there, and then he attempted the same thing in the UK), is paying Media Matters millions of dollars to essentially stifle the First Amendment rights of Fox News, or for that matter, the First Amendment rights of everyone Soros opposes. But what I find even more troubling is that Soros has visited the Obama White House 12 times (and these are the recorded doubt Obama has met with this man in secret as well). People, there is something very sinister happening in this country, and it's very frightening to me--my parents fled a communist regime--I have a reason for my concerns. Media Matters' attempt at stifling Fox News is no different than the Chinese, the North Koreans, Castro and Chavez controlling the message the people hear. If you control the message, you control the masses. Remember Pravda and Tass? I have a feeling that something wicked this way comes. If we don't stand for preserving the Constitution and everything that this country stands for, we are doomed. If you think the first four years of Obama has been a nightmare, just imagine his next four years, when he does not have to pander for the centrist vote. As we all know, Obama already tried to ban a Fox News correspondent from the White House pool of reporters. What does that tell you about the mindset of our President and how he stands on the First Amendment? Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Mar 28, 2011 5:04 PM CDT
" The Tyranny Of The Ignoramuses Is Insurmountable And Assured For All Time " , A.E. , just look around you , ... there are simply more of them ..... and there will always be more of them ,.... and They Compound Their Ignorance With Arrogance ,..... embrace that , and lose some frustration ,..... it is the Arrogance of the Ignorant , that in Numbers , turns into Tyranny , and . this is the world we live in,..... its like Nite of the Living Dead , protect yourself from Ignorance / zombification by educating yourself you dum fuks ......
Mar 28, 2011 3:37 PM CDT
wow.. this news site is catching up with reality.