About a month ago I began to notice a huge increase in Fox's attacks on Media Matters from about once or twice a week to one or two a day, mostly on Fox and Friends, O'Reilly or Hannity. Here are some chyrons from Fox & Friends**-
A Liberal Influence; Revealing the funding behind Media Matters
The Money Behind The Machine; David Brock Committed to a Quiet Room
Financing the War on Fox; Brock used to be a Republican, now a Liberal
Media Matters’ Money; David Brock is an admitted drug user
A Liberal influence; Brock spent time in a mental ward
Unusual, but I just figured with the economy getting better they were flailing around for anything to hyperventilate over, and their viewers do so enjoy stories of evil librul entities "co-ordinating" with the Kenyan Socialist Not-Like-Us Administration. Enter Tucker Carlson's pixilated fish wrap "The Daily Caller" and its "multi-part expose"-
Relying on tax returns and websites of wealthy U.S. foundations, a Daily Caller investigation has revealed the sources of more than $28.8 million in funding collected by the liberal Media Matters for America since 2003, the year before its formal incorporation. That sum represents 54 percent of every dollar the organization has raised in its history, making Media Matters a principally foundation-driven — not citizen-supported — activist group.
Wow, 2.8 mil in just under 10 years, which comes to um.... about 3 mil a year. That in all that time The Soros Monster has contributed just over $1 mil is unconscionable, outrageous and totally criminal!!! I mean the Koch brothers won't piddle under 2 mil for their most visible beneficiaries, it's just so uncouth.
But then David Brock has a temper! And his assistant legally carries a gun! He was adopted! On and on last week, getting more personal and nasty as it went along.
I received in my mail yesterday, written by Mr David Brock and a MM colleague, the preview copy of “The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine” It's released on Tuesday.
Not that it sounds coordinated or anything…
**NOTE- This from the Brave New Films associated site Newhounds. Both have been going after Fox and Ailes for years, and I've never seen this kind of concerted effort aimed at them. I've only dipped into the book, but I plan to write about it later this week.