What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 15, 2010


Richard Mellon Scaife's Tribune-Review is still at it.

In yesterday's Whispers column, they twice reference the Capital Research Center without mentioning the financial relationship between the CRC and the paper's owner, Richard Mellon Scaife.

Take a look:
Congressional Research Service employees apparently are as good at research as ACORN workers are at registering voters.

A recent report commissioned by House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass. -- both longtime ACORN supporters -- is an obvious whitewash.

So says the Capital Research Center, which found that CRS failed to unearth any examples of individuals registered to vote by ACORN who cast fraudulent ballots. In reality, at least two Ohio voters registered by ACORN were convicted of voter fraud -- one each in 2007 and 2009.
And here:
George Soros' Media Matters for America, which habitually smears the anti-American leftist billionaire's ideological opponents, has 70 employees, according to a recent report in The New York Observer.

Previous estimates had placed the number of Media Matters workers at between 60 and 100.

The group recently named radio and TV host Glenn Beck as its 2009 Misinformer of the Year -- undoubtedly because Beck last year was a constant irritant to the Obama administration.

While his minions indulge in mischief, Soros wants the International Monetary Fund to become, as the Capital Research Center described it, "a kind of globetrotting Bernie Madoff." Soros wants the IMF to offer poor countries low-interest loans so they can invest in the global warming industry.
I'll let Mediamatters speak on whether they've received direct funding from Soros:
In fact, Media Matters has never received funding from progressive philanthropist George Soros.
There's more here on any indirect funding.

Bottom line is that they've gone on record stating their funding relationship with Soros (none). Which is much much much more than can be said for Richard Mellon Scaife and the Capital Research Center. Foundations that he controls have given millions to the CRC over the years.

  • The Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $225,000 in 2008.
  • The Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $250,000 in 2007.
  • The Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $250,000 in 2006.
In fact, according to (the non-Soros funded) mediamatters, Scaife has given more than $4.25 million to the Capital Research Center over the last 27 years.

That's a lot of money and a long relationship. And yet none of it is mentioned as Scaife's paper uses "research" from the CRC to make its political points.

The circle-jerk continues.


Heir to the Throne said...

I see nothing on Media Matters funding from Moveon.org/Soros in their spinning any indirect funding.
This comment is never addressed.
George Soros funded MoveOn.org....MoveOn.org gave money to Mediamatters.org. Ipso facto George Soros's money has gone to MMFA.

EdHeath said...

Well, I looked on Google and couldn't find any MSM source about MoveOn dot Org funding MediaMatters, but whatever, you put it in italics (not-linked) so it must be true. And obviously if any group that has ever analyzed a Conservative's statement is found in any way lacking, it must be perfectly all right for all Conservatives to do what ever they want, not cite funding links, tell lies, say whatever they want about liberals, because you put something in italics.

Heir to the Throne said...

any MSM source about MoveOn
So Media Matters is a vaild MSM source?

EdHeath said...

Other way around, I was looking for a MSM story on Media Matters.

Though I would consider any adequately sourced Media Matters piece a valid source.