This Week In Tax-Exempt MMfA #FAIL by P.J. Salvatore 9 Oct 2011 post a comment Share This: Your money at work ... attacking both truth and freedom. Why Is Media Matters a 501(c)(3)? - New Video Suggests Media Matters Ignored Facts In Attempt to Smear Breitbart, Cover Up Pigford Fraud This morning, Big Government posted video from an event at the National Press Club at which Faya Rose Touré (formerly Rose Sanders), an attorney from the $2.7 billion Pigford “black farmers” discrimination settlement, revealed major flaws in the claims process. Her statements support previous reporting by Big Government and Big Journalism–reporting which Media Matters ruthlessly and wrongly attacked as false. The newly released video confirms much of what Pigford’s critics have been saying, destroying previous attempts by George Soros’s Big Labor-funded minions at Media Matters to hide the truth. From Breitbart media’s earliest reporting on the Pigford settlement, Media Matters began recklessly hurling accusations of racism, and lying about Andrew Breitbart and others’ writing about the issue, while discounting facts now shown to be correct. In hindsight, that appears to have been an orchestrated effort to suppress the truth behind Pigford and potentially keep the scandal from surfacing in mainstream media outlets. It is an effort that has failed. - Did Media Matters Collude With DOJ On Black Panther Story? When news broke of alleged voter intimidation involving the New Black Panthers Party in the 2008 election, Media Matters for America (MMfA) launched a relentless push back against the charges, resulting in almost 8,000 MMfA site specific Google hits in which MMfA attacked virtually anyone who attempted to report on the controversy, while elevating any reporting that minimized it, or the Department of Justice’s decision to drop the case. Meanwhile, a former MMfA Director of External Affairs, Xochitl Hinojosa, who had actually joined the Department of Justice in July of 2009 as a Public Affairs Specialist, took an active role in pushing back against the story from witin DOJ. - Following New Black Panthers Story, Media Matters Circles Wagons for Obama This Media Matters post is bizarre, even more than usual for the organization. Is Mr. Maloy upset because Mr. Breitbart again exposed the Chosen One’s radical connections? Are he and MMfA that desperate to play defense for the President that they have to attack the number of words in Mr. McCarthy’s article? Again, how is MMfA tax exempt? When will they balance this coverage with, say, some fact-checking on a story about a rock painted over nearly thirty years ago? - Would MMFA Give A GOP Candidate The Same Benefit Of The Doubt? According to Mr. Gertz since the Panthers arrived that day to support Obama and follow him around this doesn’t prove a connection between them. This is coming from the same organization that, despite having no proof, likes to run reports blaming Sarah Palin for the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. Mr. Gertz also thinks that just because Obama was there with the Panthers and spoke from the same podium doesn’t mean he is associated with them. Yet when a few nut jobs show up at a tea party the ENTIRE tea party is then judged by those few people, regardless whether or not the said nut jobs were plants. But wait! The photo of Obama & the Panthers actually shows Obama several feet ahead of them so he obviously doesn’t have anything to do with them. Hmm, if Bush was photographed several feet ahead of a few KKK members that would absolve him right?