Media Matters Lies

In other news, the Earth is round, revolves around the Sun, and is not the center of the universe.

When Rush Limbaugh was working to get partial ownership of an NFL team, Media Matters was busily spreading lies about a fake quote reportedly by Limbaugh. Of course, Media Matters scrubbed its site of the fake quotes, without issuing any sort of apology, then lied again by claiming they never posted the quotes.

Media Matters smeared Bill O’Reilly and then lied about it on the Today Show. It is very foolish of them to actually claim to have put out the full audio and full transcript when they’re both quite available. And, as Johnny Dollar said, when your “full transcript” begins with “Now, how do we get to this point,” your “full transcript” is a lie. The context is intentionally omitted because the context doesn’t fit Media Matters’ dishonest left-wing agenda.

Media Matters Lies Again, This Time About Obama Intimidating Supreme Court

Confessed serial liar David Brock thinks you’re stupid.

His left-wing character assassination factory, Media Matters for America, has been caught lying once again. Media Matters uses deception and counts on you not making the effort to read the full quotations it truncates.

The new blog post, Media conservatives falsely claim Obama’s Supreme Court criticism was “unprecedented” is a distortion from start to finish. (Things have a habit of disappearing on the Web so here is a PDF copy of the blog post preserved for posterity.)

In it Media Matters fails to demonstrate its hypothesis, which is that critics of President Obama are incorrect when they say Obama’s calling out of the Supreme Court by name and criticism of it during a State of the Union address was unprecedented.

In fact the evidence that Media Matters presents—past State of the Union addresses from previous presidents—only demonstrates the opposite, namely, that Obama’s actions are unprecedented.

(Read the rest of that article to see all the lies every step of the way of that Media Matters article.)

Media Matters’ “False and Defamatory Charge”

The left-wing organization Media Matters (MMFA) appears to have been caught red-handed in an ugly and false smear attack against Cliff Kincaid, editor of Accuracy in Media (AIM) and president of America’s Survival, Inc. In an August 19, 2005, item entitled, “AIM’s Kincaid posted ‘letter’ from Afghan ambassador thanking him for petition to extradite Newsweek’s Isikoff,” Media Matters clearly implies that Kincaid fabricated a letter from an Afghan ambassador. However, every indication reveals that Kincaid did no such thing.

(Read The Media Report to see all proof that Media Matters smeared Kincaid.)

Media Matters lies about HA’s response to Jamilgate
More Media Matters lies, distortions, context rejections and the like.

Media Matters Lies About Media Coverage of Sarah Palin North Korea Slip
A full take-down of Media Matters over it’s lies about Palin’s gaffe and the media response.

I could bring up a hundred more obvious Media Matters lies, smears, distortions attacking the right. They’re all over the place. And Media Matters continues to add to the total number of lies, smears, distortions of the right every week. It’s what Media Matters does.

So, if you want to bring an accusation about someone on the right, be forewarned sourcing Media Matters is almost as good as saying “they” because we all know how trustworthy the proverbial “they” are.

7 Comments

  1. PB, you yourself a documented liar, and a twisted, resentful, rather distasteful one at that.

    For you to complain about Media Matters only adds to their credibility.

  2. Heh. From Media Matters:

    FOXLEAKS: Fox boss ordered staff to cast doubt on climate science

    In the midst of global climate change talks last December, a top Fox News official sent an email questioning the “veracity of climate change data” and ordering the network’s journalists to “refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question.”

    The directive, sent by Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon, was issued less than 15 minutes after Fox correspondent Wendell Goler accurately reported on-air that the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization announced that 2000-2009 was “on track to be the warmest [decade] on record.”
    [...]
    A month after Sammon sent his memo, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies released data confirming that 2009 was the second warmest year on record and marked the end of the warmest decade on record.

    After spending weeks hyping the Climategate non-scandal, Special Report never mentioned the NASA report.

    MM also cites the actual memos distributed, showing Fox to be spreading cheap propaganda rather than actual facts.

  3. The following excerpt is from the Washington Examiner’s Mark Tapscott, 12/15/10

    “Oh the horror! Fox bureau chief told reporters to be ‘skeptical’

    “You think the most essential purpose of journalism and the reason the Founders included freedom of the press in the First Amendment was to insure independent reporting about government, politicians, and public policy issues, right?

    Well, you must be wrong because Fox News Washington Bureau Chief Bill Sammon is getting a raft of garbage from liberal activists masquerading as journalists at Media Matters, some liberal bloggers and a scattering of real journalists who ought to know better.

    Why? Politico’s headline captures the controversy perfectly: “Fox editor urged climate skepticism.”

    A journalist being skeptical? Who would ever have thought such a thing could be. I don’t know, maybe anybody who has heard this (attributed long ago to a crusty desk editor at the illustrious City News Bureau in Chicago): “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.”

    In other words, we journalists are paid to BE SKEPTICAL.

    For the record, here’s what Sammon said in a Dec. 8, 2009, memo to his reporting staff shortly after the Climategate global warming email scandal erupted:

    “Given the controversy over the veracity of climate change data, we should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.”

    SNIP Note that Sammon includes both those who say the planet has warmed – i.e. global warming advocates – and those who claim the opposite, that the planet has cooled – global warming critics. How much more even-handed – dare I say it, fair and balanced? – can the guy be?…”

  4. MM also cites the actual memos distributed, showing Fox to be spreading cheap propaganda rather than actual facts.

    Uh huh:

    The occasion for the latest bout of anti-FNC bloviating was the leak of an email from Sammon, sent during the height of the so-called Climategate scandal. It read:

    Given the controversy over the veracity of climate change data, we should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.

    So Sammon instructed staff to incorporate the most basic tenets of science and journalism – skepticism and political neutrality, respectively – into their reporting on contentious scientific issues with tremendous political implications. And this is a problem?

  5. Perhaps the words of George Orwell are instructive:

    In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

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