(PatriotWise.com)- The Gateway Pundit recently posted an article about how Media Matters has nonprofit status when it is, in reality, a political organization churning out propaganda for the Democrat Party.
This isn’t new. There have been serious questions and concerns for years about Media Matters having 501(c)(3) status while acting as a political opposition research group.
Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson examined this in exhaustive detail in her 2017 book “The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote.”
Media Matters was founded in 2004 by political activist David Brock. While it was ostensibly designed to counter the conservative Media Research Center, in reality, Media Matters isn’t a media “watchdog;” it’s a political opposition research operation that receives oodles of funding from wealthy Leftists, including the Tides Foundation, MoveOn.org, and even George Soros.
501(c)(3) nonprofit groups are barred from engaging in political advocacy on behalf of a politician or political party. But that, in a nutshell, is precisely the purpose of Media Matters.
It is affiliated with the Democrat Super PAC American Bridge 21st Century. So that right there pretty much proves that Media Matters isn’t nonpartisan.
When Sharyl Attkisson was investigating the Obama administration over the 2012 Benghazi attack, Media Matters set to work smearing Attkisson to protect the Obama administration.
During the 2016 election cycle, Media Matters worked to shield Hillary Clinton while attacking outlets that reported on her email scandal.
In an extensive 2014 report at the Capital Research Center, writer Matthew Vadum exposed Media Matters as the well-funded opposition research outfit that has always been and how its true purpose isn’t to expose the lies of conservative media, but to smear and slander anyone who reports negatively on Democrats while it advances the Democrat-approved narrative.
It stands to reason that a deeply partisan political organization like Media Matters should have its tax-exempt status stripped.
But if it hasn’t happened after nearly twenty years, what are the odds anything will be done about it now?