Save Our State  

Go Back   Save Our State > General Forum (non official Save Our State business) > The Media

The Media Topics and information relating to the Media (publications, television, press, first amendment issues, etc) of interest to SOS Associates and Users

Immigration Pushed To The Forefront Again.... Thanks! To Everyone Who Has Propelled This Issue To Its' Rightful Position. Years Of Hard Work Are Paying Off.....Keep Up The Good Work!......
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2012, 12:30 PM
Jeanfromfillmore's Avatar
Jeanfromfillmore Jeanfromfillmore is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,287
Default Armed men guarded Media Matters boss

MediaMaters is another one of those non-profits (501c3) that is hiding under its non-profit status to funnel government grants (your tax dollars) to political party agendas. This is illegal, yet so many 501c3's are doing it to say it's illegal is a joke. Remember ACORN got away with it for years, and to this day continues to break the law. There's a huge difference between what a 501c3 is allowed to do and what a 501c4 can legally do. Not all non-profits are the same, and there needs to be a calling out on those that are sticking it to our citizens and bilking our tax dollars to promote there political ideology.

Brock and the Glock: Armed men guarded Media Matters boss as he took $400,000 gun control donation

The recent revelation that the head of Media Matters walked the streets of Washington with a Glock-toting personal assistant acting as a bodyguard may make it a little awkward for the group the next time it seeks a donation from a gun control advocacy group.
Media Matters reportedly took more than $400,000 from the Joyce Foundation specifically earmarked to promote a $600,000 initiative on "gun and public safety issues." At the same time, Media Matters' gun-guarded boss David Brock reportedly obsessed over his own security.
"It doesn't look good," said Fraser Seitel, president of Emerald Partners Communications and a public relations expert who authored the book "Rethinking Reputation."
"But it is a gray area in terms of public relations. Since (Media Matters) is so anti-NRA, to have their members packing heat leaves them open to criticism," he said.
Brock reportedly told confidantes that he feared for his safety and needed hired guns to keep him safe. The District's gun laws are among the strictest in the nation, which raises the question of whether Brock's assistant at times was in violation of its ban on carrying a concealed weapon.
"He had more security than a Third World dictator," one Media Matters employee told The Daily Caller. Brock's guards rarely left Brock's side and even accompanied him to his home in a tony Washington neighborhood where they "stood post" nightly, the source told the DC.
Media Matters proudly claims to be engaged in an information war to bring down Fox News, and has been exposed as a distributor of liberal talking points that regularly find their way into the reporting of mainstream media outlets, according to The Daily Caller.
Officials at the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation did not return repeated calls for comment. The nonprofit doles out donations to a variety of groups to address such issues as urban public education, job training, the environment, and gun violence.
A July 2010 grant of $400,000 to Media Matters was specifically targeted to support a gun and public safety issue initiative. As part of the initiative, Media Matters sent a representative, David Holthouse, undercover to a shooting sports trade show and had him write about the experience.
In a Media Matters article entitled, SHOT Show 2011: "The Second Amendment Ain't About Duck Hunting," Holthouse wrote that "increased lethality has become the nicotine of the firearms industry."
"Every year gun makers roll out new lines of assault rifles, tactical shotguns and handguns that hold even more bullets, or fire even faster, or boast new gadgetry that supposedly enables their user to kill other human beings more efficiently than ever before," reads a line from the January 2011 article.
Holthouse previously wrote an article for a Denver publication claiming he once planned a murder in such detail that he traveled to a neighboring state to buy a gun with a scratched-off serial number so it could not be traced back to him. His intended target was someone who attacked him as a child, forcibly raping him as a 7 year old, according to the article.
The latest revelations about Media Matters has raised questions in Washington, with some lawmakers in Congress considering opening a investigation into the group's tax-exempt status, according to reports in The Daily Caller.

Read more:

Media Matters received $50,000 grant to scrutinize religious media
Media Matters for America, the liberal media watchdog -- under the spotlight in a weeklong series by The Daily Caller -- was instructed by a donor to scrutinize religious outlets like the Christian Broadcasting Network and its founder Pat Robertson.
In 2006, the group received a $50,000 grant that specifically instructed the group to "expand the monitoring and fact checking of religious broadcasts." Since 2006, Media Matters has focused heavily on Robertson and other religious figures prominent in the media like Focus on the Family founder James Dobson and the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.
The grant for the religious media monitoring project reportedly came from the Arca Foundation, a 60-year-old organization that funds dozens of causes -- many of them liberal-leaning such as ProgressiveCongress and Tides Center.
Media Matters has run a string of items on its website about Robertson and his "700 Club" program. Many focused on Robertson's comments on Islam.
Among the Robertson headlines were: "Robertson: Europe committing 'racial suicide'"; "Pat Robertson on Kwanzaa: 'I think that's died a merciful death, because nobody paid any attention to it'"; and "Pat Robertson Tells Christian Viewer Named Mohammad To Change His Name To 'Mo or Something.'"
Nonprofits like Media Matters are supposed to honor instructions that donors place on their contributions -- such as the directions given by the ARCA Foundation.
DC noted that ARCA used to be headed by now-Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., when the group gave $400,000 in grants to organizations related to ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
The ARCA Foundation, which had $51 million in assets in 2010, has also given $190,000 toward the operation of "Democracy Now!," which DC described as a left-wing news and talk radio program; it contributed another $350,000 to the Independent Media Institute, which runs the progressive website, and $250,000 to the nonprofit group that publishes Mother Jones magazine, the DC reported.

Read more:
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 08:06 AM
Patriotic Army Mom Patriotic Army Mom is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 829

Whose guarding Americans!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2012, 12:53 PM
Don Don is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 649

I read this guy's book. He's nuts.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright SaveOurState 2009 - 2016 All Rights Reserved