Aw: Soros donates $1 million to Media Matters

posted at 4:30 pm on October 20, 2010 by Allahpundit

“Wait,” you say, “hasn’t Soros been funding them for years?” Not exactly: He’s been donating to other lefty groups for years — Tides, Democracy Alliance, etc — and they’ve in turn been donating to Media Matters. The big news today is that he’s decided to cut out the middleman.

In a statement obtained by The Caucus, the organization says it plans to use the money to intensify its efforts to hold the Fox host Glenn Beck and others on the cable news channel accountable for their reporting.

“Fox has transformed itself into a 24-7 G.O.P. attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan political ends,” the group will say in the statement, to be released Wednesday afternoon.

In an accompanying statement, Mr. Soros, a billionaire who has a history of supporting liberal politicians and causes, accused Fox News hosts of “incendiary rhetoric” and said he hoped that his money would be used “in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge Fox News poses to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.”

Everybody wins here, no? The Brock boys win by getting a cool mil to spend on new Tivos for recording Fox or whatever the hell it is they do with their money. Fox wins by having something juicy for Bill, Glenn, and Sean to talk about tonight on this otherwise extremely slow news day. Soros wins by kicking up a little insta-PR for himself among disgruntled lefties: Remember, he’s been sitting out the midterms this year despite Democrats desperately needing more outside money to try to stem the Republican tide. Dropping seven figures on the left’s favorite hatchet shop to keep screeching about Fox is right in the nutroots’s pleasure zone, and the fact that he’s making a big show of doing it publicly helps their talking point about shadowy Republican donors and the Chamber of Commerce. And of course, you and I win too, my friends — for the simple reason that this news is bound to inspire yet another “Red Eye” robot theater salute to Soros and Media Matters. Remember this golden oldie from January? Gutfeld and Andy Levy will have a hard time topping it, but I have faith.

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Like I always said, Soros is an 80 year old Hungarian snake in the grass, but thats ok…he’s 80…how much time does he have left.

royzer on October 20, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Someone must have convinced him he could control the tsunami. Talk about good money after bad and I thought he was a business man.

jeanie on October 20, 2010 at 9:07 PM

What’s so funny is that unlike their far-superior conservative counterpart Newsbusters, they actually have a page solely dedicated to…corrections.

Del Dolemonte on October 20, 2010 at 5:38 PM

MM can post directly to their front page and to their corrections page simultaneously… saves time with new posts, donchyaknow!

ajacksonian on October 20, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Does anyone pay attention to Media Matters? How is the rhetoric on Fox in more ridiculous than MSNBC other than number of viewers. What is their accuracy level?

Cindy Munford on October 20, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Tides Foundation is also donating money to NPR and HuffPo for investigative reporting. I wonder how many Democrats they’ll investigate?

hawksruleva on October 20, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Investigative reporting? You mean like this?

You know, the whole investigating the forest but can’t find it due to the trees?

ButterflyDragon on October 20, 2010 at 4:41 PM

The reality of how George Soros has amassed such huge wealth is entirely suppressed by the Left in their eagerness to take his money as he doles it out. It’s vanity run far past amok.

Soros has become wealthy (and continues to be so) by IMPOVERISHING PEOPLE GLOBALLY.

His process is described as “destabilizing economies” (which he’s in the process of doing with the $US) but the effects remain consistent: he impoverishes people, entire populations of people, which are oftentimes never returned to profitability after Soros has played his evil game with their economies.

The Left enjoys his money but disregards where it comes from and how. Utterly monstrous.

And it’s being used NOW for, allegedly, “investigative” journalism, to “expose lies in media”??!? MONSTROUS. Monstrous duplicity, it’s evil doing evil by claiming it’s doing “good” (which evil routinely claims).

A dollar from Soros is the equivalent of a great deal of suffering imposed by Soros — intentionally — for the sake of his taking from them any “hope” for “change“.

Lourdes on October 20, 2010 at 11:01 PM

George Soros funds most of those Leftist orgs. Did you hear now Huffington Post was bought by Tides Foundation that Far left marxists org- Obama was involoved with.

The phrase, “Ham Fisted” comes to mind, one way or another Soros is fisting U.S.

Dr Evil on October 20, 2010 at 5:41 PM

By the way, Soros funded the website-ring madness of the “9/11 Truther” bunch.

Among many other hysteria-site-interests on the internet.

Lourdes on October 20, 2010 at 11:07 PM

Soros: enemy alien.


quikstrike98 on October 21, 2010 at 3:53 AM

LOL – Glenn called him out yesterday, invited him onto the show for an hour debate on the issues, and this is Soros’ response.

As far as I know, Glenn is the only national figure focusing on the shadowy forces and men behind the left’s agenda.

disa on October 21, 2010 at 7:22 AM

Soros: enemy alien.


quikstrike98 on October 21, 2010 at 3:53 AM

Soros: American citizen. For more than 5 decades. Not an alien.

dieudonne on October 21, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Like I always said, Soros is an 80 year old Hungarian snake in the grass, but thats ok…he’s 80…how much time does he have left.


evil people are afraid to die….
they know the Truth of what comes next…
so they live a long time.
It’s one of Life’s great ironies.
snark off-

lobosan5 on October 21, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Die already, you Communist POS……

adamsmith on October 21, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Just heard on Rush that Soros gave 1 million to NPR then Juan Williams fired that evening……………….Hmmmmmmmm?

Herb on October 21, 2010 at 12:40 PM