We’ve known Media Matters for America is hiding behind its tax-exempt, non-partisan 501(c)(3) status, but it’s time the IRS calls them out and pull their tax-exempt approval. They can have any opinion they want, they can pick up the phone and coordinate with Democrats in Washington all they want, but they can not do this while claiming to be a non-partisan group.
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Joel Pollak at Big Government has information and the text of an email that was inadvertently sent to at least one Republican staffer. The email is about an upcoming story on the Keystone Pipeline and in part, includes the following paragraph.
We are hoping for a big media splash, but – more importantly – we’re hoping that allies will be able to leverage it to gain favorable coverage.
Pollak goes on to note…
Under IRS requirements, MMfA would likely be able to provide its research to legislators, but not to coordinate with political “allies” to “gain favorable coverage” on legislation still pending before Congress so that such legislation might be defeated and those allies might benefit from greater exposure.
Media Matters is simply the tax-exempt voice of the Democrats with the only goal of shutting down Fox News. Take a look at their current home page, mentioning Fox & Friends, Krauthammer, Megyn Kelly, Andrew Breitbart, Hannity, Chris Wallace … et all. (Note that I barely watch any TV let alone Fox News these days.)
So, what will the IRS do, or is the establishment too afraid to pull the tax-exempt status? Could you imaging the feigned outrage from the left as the government attacked them?
Big Government’s sister site Big Journalism does a better job pointing out left wing media bias and gives credit where credit is due, but they pay their taxes. If this is allowed to stand, Breitbart and company should immediately form a 501(c)(3) and go to town.
Update: Michelle Malkin also picked up on this last night, and her post includes the name of the Media Matters employee who sent the email to the congressional staffers. No hiding now.