What Fresh Hell Is This?

August 30, 2010

Trib, Scaife, Followthemoney...

From Sunday's Tribune-Review:
In his new book "Control Freaks: 7 Ways Liberals Plan to Ruin Your Life" (Regnery), Terence P. Jeffrey warns that liberals in the White House and Congress who disregard the Founders' principles are taking control over such everyday aspects of life as where Americans live, what they eat, what (and whether) they drive, how they use their property, what they listen to, watch and read, how many children they have and what those children are taught.

Following are excerpts from the Trib's phone conservation with Jeffrey -- cnsnews.com editor-in-chief, Human Events editor-at-large, syndicated columnist and national manager of Pat Buchanan's 1996 presidential campaign.
So Jeffrey's editor-in-chief at CNSNews.

Guess (just guess!) who's the largest "funder" at the Media Research Center (the outfit that owns CNSNews). That's right my friends. It's our old pal, our old buddy Richard Mellon Scaife.

According to media matters, he's tossed about $2.8 million at Brent Bozell and the boys over the years.

No mention of that, of course, in Richard Mellon Scaife's newspaper when Richard Mellon Scaife's newspaper mentions the Media Research Center or CNSNews. Ever.

The circle jerk continues.


rich10e said...


Pgh_Knight said...

Why is media matters a reliable source? How are they funded? What is their political bias?

Ol' Froth said...

Media Matters states up front that they are a progressive organization whos mission is monitoring conservative media, and a 501c funded by donations. Simply going to their site would have told you that.

Pgh_Knight said...

I did... I was making a point.

Funded by "donations"??? Interesting how how these sites are funded by "donations" from someone.

EdHeath said...

This is a pretty good description (IMO) of Media Matters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Matters_for_America

One thing I have read is that they are useful because of the breadth of their information.

By contrast, factcheck.org proclaims itself to be non-partisan (which is to say not progressive, and factcheck ). There is also politifact.com, which also tries to be non-partisan. Those sources cover current and past national issues, I believe.