Media Matters IRS Application For Tax-Free Status States That The Group Fights "Christian Influence" In Reporting

Well, I guess they're up front about it.

Except, they're not:


"It is common for news and commentary by the press to present viewpoints that tend to overly promote...a conservative, Christian-influenced ideology," the group said in its application for non-profit status with the IRS.



Vince Coglianese, a reporter with The Dailer Caller, has investigated the Media Matters' attacks on Christian organizations.



...



"Interestingly, though, in their public mission statement Media Matters makes no mention of the fact that it intends to target the Christian ideology," Coglianese noted.

It's pretty absurd, right out of the box, to claim that the media -- not the supplemental, alternative media, but the media itself, in whole -- is too damned friendly to Christian thought, and this dangerous bias of NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and CNN to curry favor with Christians must be combated.

But what do I know. I'm a conservative, ergo anything I say or write is false and stupid.

Obviously I just don't understand the proper interpretation of the facts.


Hey, Anderson Cooper

Stop coming at me every night with your "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!" Xtianist propaganda.

Posted by: Ace at 03:36 PM



Comments

1 You're just not looking at it "in context" Ace....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at April 20, 2012 03:37 PM (da5Wo)

2 yet again THE BALLS!

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 03:38 PM (NG097)

3 Eat Me!

Posted by: From the diary of Bo the White House Dog/Main Course at April 20, 2012 03:39 PM (vpe0k)

4 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 20, 2012 03:39 PM (DrWcr)

5 Critical Christian Theory says all Christians are Christianists, even if they don't know it.....



WTF?



Since when does an anti-religion get the same tax exempt status as a religion?

Posted by: tcn at April 20, 2012 03:39 PM (ZOUmX)

6 Obviously I just don't understand the proper interpretation of the facts.

Posted by: Ace


Maybe David Brock can put you some knowledge.

First he'd have to buy a clue though.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 20, 2012 03:39 PM (sbV1u)

7 4
Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 20, 2012 03:39 PM (DrWcr)


Yeah, but bet your bottom dollar he ain't a Christian.

Posted by: tcn at April 20, 2012 03:40 PM (ZOUmX)

8 Media Matters sucks George Soros' shrivelled nutsack.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 20, 2012 03:40 PM (v+QvA)

9 How does this change the fact that Obama is a DEPOS?

Posted by: real joe at April 20, 2012 03:40 PM (B+j5V)

10 The schlubs at the IRS probably just nodded their head in agreement with this statement. DC is a city-sized liberal bubble.

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at April 20, 2012 03:41 PM (RD7QR)

11 Sure, we eat dog, we're pro-Islam, anti-Christianity... but you can't call us un-American!! (if only because we didn't want to put that on our application)

Posted by: Media Matters at April 20, 2012 03:41 PM (FcR7P)

12
Wait.

So they admit to being bigots, and possibly perpetrators of Hate Crimes.


Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2012 03:42 PM (G/zuv)

13 Every time I watch the news it's all "What would Jesus do?" and "Moses says this and that", I'm sick of it.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 20, 2012 03:43 PM (KNvk+)

14 Evil Christians opposing slavery and baby killing. They have to be stopped.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 20, 2012 03:43 PM (NVu2l)

15 In context, it's not 'Christian influence' per se.



*Am I doing this right?

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2012 03:44 PM (X6akg)

16 to curry favor with Christians

Curry flavor with dalmations. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.

Posted by: Barky Obama at April 20, 2012 03:45 PM (vjyZP)

17 Ooh The Yankees are Christening ( see how I tied this into Christianity) the 100the year of Fenway Park with 2 Home Runs already

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 20, 2012 03:45 PM (eCnLg)

18 If I see one more news-reader quoting scripture, I'm going to lose it.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 20, 2012 03:45 PM (KNvk+)

19 Well, at least they don't eat dogs!

Posted by: blaster at April 20, 2012 03:45 PM (7vSU0)

20 Somebody has to counter that Bible thumping Rachel Maddow!!!

Posted by: David Brock, rhymes with at April 20, 2012 03:46 PM (Y+DPZ)

21 "It is common for news and commentary by the press to present viewpoints
that tend to overly promote...a conservative, Christian-influenced
ideology,"


What planet is this group from, again?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 20, 2012 03:46 PM (DuH+r)

22 Those Bible thumping retards run everything in the media!

My mole told me so.

No, not that mole. The mole I feed peanuts to in the park every morning

Those squirrels are asking for it, I'll expose their racist agenda yet!!!!

Posted by: Keith Olbermann at April 20, 2012 03:48 PM (Y+DPZ)

23 Hey hey hey, let's be fair. They're not against "Christianity," they're just against, you know, any sort of "Christian influence" whatsoever.Completely different. They don't mind actual "Christians," but when you start talking about people being influenced by the "teachings of Christ," they gotta draw the line.

Posted by: Lee (in KY) splitting hairs with a microblade at April 20, 2012 03:49 PM (jgXna)

24 Damm bitter clingers

Posted by: Barack the dog-eater at April 20, 2012 03:50 PM (sJKFk)

25 "But what do I know. I'm a conservative, ergo anything I say or write is false and stupid."

And overly Christian-influenced. You left out overly Christian-influenced.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 20, 2012 03:51 PM (niZvt)

26 You're a great American.

Translation : Worship Jesus.

Posted by: Media Matters at April 20, 2012 03:51 PM (KNvk+)

27 They do that in Saudi Arabia, too.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 20, 2012 03:51 PM (ueXzG)

28 What planet is this group from, again?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 20, 2012 03:46 PM (DuH+r)

I think the socialists/crony capitalists mostly hate that whole Thou Shalt Not Steal thing. That actually slows them down a little. Not much, but some.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 20, 2012 03:52 PM (NVu2l)

29 This overwhelming Christian influence is such that newscasters don't feel comfortable sacrificing infants to Molech on live TV anymore. Such a chilling effect on their First Amendment rights to free expression is unconscionable and unacceptable.

Posted by: Media Matters at April 20, 2012 03:52 PM (v+QvA)

30 Hey hey hey, let's be fair. They're not against "Christianity," they're just against, you know, any sort of "Christian influence" whatsoever.Completely different. They don't mind actual "Christians," but when you start talking about people being influenced by the "teachings of Christ," they gotta draw the line.
Posted by: Lee (in KY) splitting hairs with a microblade at April 20, 2012 03:49 PM (jgXna)


Oh my how times have changed?:
William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was a leading American politician from the 1890s until his death. He was a dominant force in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as its candidate for President of the United States

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 20, 2012 03:52 PM (eCnLg)

31 Mega dittos.

Translation : Christ is Lord.

Posted by: Media Matters at April 20, 2012 03:53 PM (KNvk+)

32 Ruh roh.

Posted by: Scooby Doo in hiding on Mystery Island at April 20, 2012 03:53 PM (iYbLN)

33 It wasn't rape rape.

This is code for "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved"

Posted by: Media Matters at April 20, 2012 03:54 PM (v+QvA)

34 Ruh roh, wrong thread.


Posted by: Scooby Doo in hiding on Mystery Island at April 20, 2012 03:54 PM (iYbLN)

35 It's pretty absurd, right out of the box, to claim that the media -- not the supplemental, alternative media, but the media itself, in whole -- is too damned friendly to Christian thought, and this dangerous bias of NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, and CNN to curry favor with Christians must be combated.

Now, ace, c'mon, we all know that you are an ardent Deist. Theocrat! Xtianist! Skygod worshipper!

For some strange reason, I have Dogbert in the pope hat screaming "out out you demons of stupidity!" in my head. Funny that.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 20, 2012 03:54 PM (VtjlW)

36 Poor Dave, it's a dog-eat-dog world out there, but he's under it....errr. on top of it.

Posted by: old glazier at April 20, 2012 03:54 PM (KcINh)

37 I think it was ace who recently noted what we've all noticed, which is that left-wingers see themselves as the underdogs. It's an essential part of their fantasy world-view.

They dominate academia, the media, almost all non-elected government posts, Hollywood, etc, but they still view themselves as the little guy standing up to Big Conservatism. Even communist dictators refer to the dissidents they murder as counter-revolutionaries.

So yeah, I actually do think that Media Matters has willed themselves into believing that conservative Christians dominate the narrative.

Posted by: sandy burger at April 20, 2012 03:54 PM (HfydS)

38 Who's looking out for you!

Translation: Judgement Day cometh

Posted by: David Brock, rhymes with at April 20, 2012 03:54 PM (Y+DPZ)

39 their are alot of good stories in the bible even if youre are

athist muslim jew ect like about how to be nice to youre

nieghbors wife and not being a killer ect or like when lyla

gave hercules a hair cut or the one about david against hercules

in a slingshot match pretty good lesson for a kids to know

#JusticeForHairton

Posted by: Jose Canseco's Gristle Encased Head at April 20, 2012 03:55 PM (+lsX1)

40 I think that by "conservative, Christian", they mean "pro-Israel".

Which is only slightly less laughable.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2012 03:55 PM (xm1A1)

41 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.





Translation :Kill all Muslims.

Posted by: Media Matters at April 20, 2012 03:56 PM (KNvk+)

42 Posted by: Jose Canseco's Gristle Encased Head t April 20, 2012 03:55 PM

I have to admit, I've never understood your brand of "humor"

Posted by: Sheriff Buford T. Justice at April 20, 2012 03:56 PM (sbV1u)

43
Those darn Christians made Axelrod push the Seamus Romney meme until it bit him in the ass.Poor Davidhas been strangely silent this week.

Posted by: Tough,Tougher,Crunchy at April 20, 2012 03:57 PM (c3mby)

44 or the one about david against hercules

in a slingshot match pretty good lesson for a kids to know


I shot coffee out my nose.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 03:57 PM (NG097)

45 Jesus Christ never ate a dog.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 20, 2012 03:57 PM (/kI1Q)

46 Ooh The Yankees are Christening ( see how I tied this into Christianity) the 100the year of Fenway Park with 2 Home Runs already

I feel compelled by the Holy Spirit to disclose that I feel about that game the way that Kissinger felt about the Iraq/Iran war.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 20, 2012 03:57 PM (VtjlW)

47 i thought it was against the law to 'not hire' based on religion?

wonder if there are any christians at media matters?

Posted by: willow at April 20, 2012 03:57 PM (TomZ9)

48 I'd be willing to bet David Brock's bodyguards have never engaged in questionable acts with hookers.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2012 03:59 PM (/ZZCn)

49 45 Jesus Christ never ate a dog.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 20, 2012 03:57 PM (/kI1Q)



Then how could he possibly relate to a street kid from Jakarta like me?

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at April 20, 2012 03:59 PM (v+QvA)

50 Those Hymies are crafty. Controlling our media, exerting their Christian Influence and...what?

Posted by: Rev. Jesse Jackson at April 20, 2012 03:59 PM (9c8b6)

51 Anderson Cooper tripped and accidentally sat on a coke bottle. True story.

Posted by: Apropos of nothing! at April 20, 2012 03:59 PM (KXm42)

52 I think that by "conservative, Christian", they mean "pro-Israel".

Well, Christainity got its start asan obscure Jewish sect. So it's only a short leap for the towering intellect of David Brock to go straight to Christian = Jewish.

He also agrees that up is down, black is white, and slavery is freedom. Although I hear he's agnostic on the issue of whether or not we've always been at war with Oceania.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 20, 2012 03:59 PM (sbV1u)

53 48 I'd be willing to bet David Brock's bodyguards have never engaged in questionable acts with hookers.
Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2012 03:59 PM (/ZZCn)

Not of the female variety, anyway.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 20, 2012 04:00 PM (v+QvA)

54 >>Ooh The Yankees are Christening ( see how I tied this into Christianity) the 100the year of Fenway Park with 2 Home Runs already

There's a report on Twitter that SCOAMF's "congratulatory message" to the Red Sox was drowned out by boos. Looking for corroboration....

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 20, 2012 04:00 PM (/kI1Q)

55 I guess that they figure the news isn't sufficiently hostile toward Christians and conservatism. That can be the only reasonable interpretation of their position.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2012 04:00 PM (r4wIV)

56 48
I'd be willing to bet David Brock's bodyguards have never engaged in questionable acts with hookers.


Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2012 03:59 PM (/ZZCn)

In context: That is true of female hookers.

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at April 20, 2012 04:01 PM (RD7QR)

57 Not of the female variety, anyway.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 20, 2012 04:00 PM (v+QvA)

And judging by the picture of that columbian, she was all female!

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 20, 2012 04:01 PM (eCnLg)

58 You can eat a Christian dog, but not a Muslim dog.

If those damn Christians hadn't had dogs I wouldn't have, in context, eaten them. They were tough, not like snake, yum yum.

You know you become what you eat, so I guess I am a snake in the grass, in context of course.

Posted by: Barry at April 20, 2012 04:01 PM (hXJOG)

59 I'd be willing to bet David Brock's bodyguards have never engaged in questionable acts with hookers.



per se

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 04:02 PM (NG097)

60 All The News That The Almighty Deems Fit To Print

Posted by: The New York Times, Christianist Propaganda Sheet at April 20, 2012 04:03 PM (QKKT0)

61 And judging by the picture of that columbian, she was all female!
Posted by: nevergiveup at April 20, 2012 04:01 PM (eCnLg)


Now if she was Thai, I don't think you could be as certain...

Posted by: Insomniac at April 20, 2012 04:03 PM (v+QvA)

62 The Christian influence is obvious - didn't you see all of the Rudolph and Frosty cartoons.

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2012 04:03 PM (WkuV6)

63 Fair and Balanced = Genuflect and Repent!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 04:05 PM (0q2P7)

64 42
Posted by: Jose Canseco's Gristle Encased Head t April 20, 2012 03:55 PM



I have to admit, I've never understood your brand of "humor"

Posted by: Sheriff Buford T. Justice at April 20, 2012 03:56 PM (sbV1u)
If Jose Canseco's Gristle Encased Head were a Swede, what kind of cake would he bake?

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at April 20, 2012 04:05 PM (Aaxiu)

65 Leaning Godward

Posted by: MSNBC at April 20, 2012 04:06 PM (QKKT0)

66 OMG What the hell did I do?

Posted by: Christian Influence, Esq. at April 20, 2012 04:06 PM (9vZCv)

67 The No SIN Zone!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 04:06 PM (0q2P7)

68 I hope they don't target me for saying my rosary on my longest string of king-size anal beads. I'm very concerned.

Posted by: dally, who does not enjoy telling the truth at April 20, 2012 04:07 PM (ggRof)

69 Well, you know who we're talking about. ....It's those damn white Christians, who are so judgemental and stuff. Look at the harm they've done over the years, to this country.

Posted by: Media Matters at April 20, 2012 04:07 PM (+5U+B)

70 Gee, Day-vee, do you think God would let the President eat me for dinner?

Posted by: Davey and Goliath, Media Giants at April 20, 2012 04:07 PM (Y+DPZ)

71 Sounds like the tax exempt angle was a "religous" purpose. And in this case the religious purpose was anti-religion, or at least anti-christian. Sounds like a first amendment claim for tax exempt status on the same basis as religious broadcasters get it .... or something.

Posted by: Canoedad at April 20, 2012 04:08 PM (A3zgF)

72 Matthew Shephard, h8ters!!!!11!!1!11!eleventy1!!!

Posted by: Media Matters at April 20, 2012 04:09 PM (QKKT0)

73 Gee, Day-vee, do you think God would let the President eat me for dinner?

Why, oh why, did I break Rules For Morons #3 (never eat or drink anything whilst reading the comments). I am going to end up with aspiration pneumonia from the volume of diet pepsi that just went into my lungs.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 20, 2012 04:09 PM (VtjlW)

74 I am become Barky, devourer of dogs

Posted by: Baraka Obamaheimer at April 20, 2012 04:10 PM (ykSKg)

75 Gee, Day-vee, do you think God would let the President eat me for dinner?

You win the internet, you stop-motion blast fron the past.

Posted by: fluffy at April 20, 2012 04:11 PM (3SvjA)

76 Jesus Christ never ate a dog.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 20, 2012 03:57 PM


That's why Bark Obama is even better than Jesus!

He's done it ALL!

...and all for us....

Posted by: MrScribbler at April 20, 2012 04:12 PM (MQc8e)

77 "It is common for news and commentary by the press to present viewpoints that tend to overly promote...a conservative, Christian-influenced ideology,"

He said it's common, not pervasive. Keep in mind the twelve largest cable news shows, the nation's largest newspaper, and the two most popular radio programs lean heavily to the right. They don't all promote Christian ideas, but as MM says, it's common to see these views promoted in the mainstream media. Why MM feels the need to combat them (if they do) I don't know.

Also, since the article you cite isn't sourced, you're relying on the Christian Broadcast Network's characterization of Media Matters' document. That's sort of like asking Dan Savage to provide a character reference for Rick Santorum.

.02

Posted by: Jordan at April 20, 2012 04:12 PM (RSG1I)

78 .02

Posted by: Jordan at April 20, 2012 04:12 PM


And overpriced at that.

Posted by: huerfano at April 20, 2012 04:14 PM (bAGA/)

79 Obama ate dog for our sins...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at April 20, 2012 04:14 PM (wtvvX)

80 And overpriced at that.

I always get jordon and clarence confused. I can't remember with is the dolt, and which the cretin.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 04:16 PM (NG097)

81 Which was the one that argued that removing sulfur from coal burned by power plants lowered oil prices?

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 04:17 PM (NG097)

82 Romney is giving a great speech here in az

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 20, 2012 04:17 PM (zdHCe)

83 If Jose Canseco's gristle encased head took Jordan out on a date, what kind of restaurant would they go to?

Posted by: Harry Carey at April 20, 2012 04:17 PM (3SvjA)

84 I knew bad things would happen once ABC greenlit "Good Christian Bitches"...

Posted by: Karusky at April 20, 2012 04:18 PM (kwOeR)

85 And which one thinks the Texas Legislature is in perpetual session?

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 04:18 PM (NG097)

86 @76

LOL!!

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at April 20, 2012 04:18 PM (hXJOG)

87 @83 I dunno, but dog would be on the menu...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at April 20, 2012 04:18 PM (wtvvX)

88 I always get jordon and clarence confused. I can't remember with is the dolt, and which the cretin.


Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 04:16 PM (NG097)

They're interchangeable imbeciles so don't sweat it.

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at April 20, 2012 04:18 PM (RD7QR)

89 Jesus Christ: Son of God

Barack Obama: Loin of dog

Posted by: Tex Lovera at April 20, 2012 04:19 PM (wtvvX)

90 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at April 20, 2012 04:19 PM (6HIQG)

91 Religious organizations get a tax exemption for doing charity work.

But I wasn't aware that you could get tax exempt status.....for doing Anti-Religious work.

Posted by: wheatie at April 20, 2012 04:19 PM (+5U+B)

92
If Jose Canseco's gristle encased head took Jordan out on a date, what kind of restaurant would they go to?

Posted by: Harry Carey at April 20, 2012 04:17 PM


Dutch treat or loser pays?

Posted by: huerfano at April 20, 2012 04:20 PM (bAGA/)

93 "Christians are still allowed to speak in America. We must stop that."

Posted by: mama winger at April 20, 2012 04:20 PM (P6QsQ)

94
Keep in mind the twelve largest cable news shows, the nation's largest
newspaper, and the two most popular radio programs lean heavily to the
right.


Bull. Shit. You dunce.


Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2012 04:21 PM (G/zuv)

95 You know, in context, I did Sarah hundreds of times in my bunk.

Posted by: Secret Service agent at April 20, 2012 04:21 PM (hXJOG)

96 >>>He said it's common, not pervasive.

He said "by the press" that implies a pervasive widespread problem by using not using some sort wording indicating some sort of boundaries.

like "by some some media outlets"

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 04:23 PM (0q2P7)

97 To avoid Christian bias:
1. Media in places like San Francisco, St. Louis and San Diego will now identify the cities as "Francisco", "Louis" and "Diego".
2. Cities like Los Angeles and Corpus Cristi will just have to rename themselves entirely,
3. Christmas is cancelled.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 20, 2012 04:23 PM (iAUf+)

98 You know dog spelled backwards is God.

I thought eating dog backwards would make me a God.

It worked, in context, for a lot of stupid fuckers in this country.

Posted by: Barry at April 20, 2012 04:23 PM (hXJOG)

99 91
Religious organizations get a tax exemption for doing charity work.



But I wasn't aware that you could get tax exempt status.....for doing Anti-Religious work.

Posted by: wheatie at April 20, 2012 04:19 PM (+5U+B)

What you think Planned Parenthood is not a non profit?

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at April 20, 2012 04:24 PM (hXJOG)

100 Critical Liberal Theory says all libtards are smug stupid douchebags, even if they are damned proud of it, too.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 20, 2012 04:25 PM (niZvt)

101 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 20, 2012 04:25 PM (8y9MW)

102 Which 'largest American newspaper' leans heavily to the right?

Posted by: mama winger at April 20, 2012 04:26 PM (P6QsQ)

103 Did you notice how quick the mainstream media was to blame Gabby Giffords' shooting on athiests?

Posted by: David Brock, rhymes with at April 20, 2012 04:26 PM (Y+DPZ)

104 Posted by: Jordan at April 20, 2012 04:12 PM (RSG1I)

Hi Jordan. Is the Texas Legislature still in session?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 20, 2012 04:27 PM (Ck8hC)

105 Christians try and stigmatize the consumption of canines, just because our great Indonesian Precedent likes to go to town on a dog now and then. We need a tax shield behind which we can fight this rampant culinary bigotry. America needs to be able to empathize with the most primitive of societies. We must munch mutts. Tax-deductably.

Posted by: Media Mutters Eaters at April 20, 2012 04:27 PM (X3lox)

106 "Keep in mind the twelve largest cable news shows, the nation's largest
newspaper, and the two most popular radio programs lean heavily to the
right.

Bull. Shit. You dunce."

Twelve largest cable news shows (2010): OReilly, Hannity, Glenn Beck, Greta, OReilly Factor Report, Shep Smith Report, Special Report with BB, Fox and Friends, America's Newsroom, Your World with Cavuto. Largest newspaper in the nation is obviously WSJ, dominating everything else. Largest radio shows are Rush and Hannity.

Keep feeding!

Posted by: Jordan at April 20, 2012 04:27 PM (RSG1I)

107 N.B.: "Jose Canseco's Gristle-Encased Head" is an apt parody of Jose Canseco's thoroughly bizarre Twitter feed, filtered through Ace's hypothesizing that Canseco's tweets could each be considered a line of a poem.


Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at April 20, 2012 04:28 PM (IlZPo)

108 Which 'largest American newspaper' leans heavily to the right?

I think he means the WSJ, but I guess supporting capitalism is right-leaning in Jordon world. And really, that only applies to the Editorial page anyway. The rest of the paper is standard issue soft left.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 04:29 PM (NG097)

109 >>>Bull. Shit. You dunce.

Well ... Largest newspaper = WSJ, is center in my book, but some argue leans right. Certainly has no "Cristian" bend.

12 Largest cable news shows = Fox's lineup. Prolly true since CNN and MSNBC can keep viewers.

2 largest radio shows. Rush and Sean.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 04:29 PM (0q2P7)

110 Twelve largest cable news shows (2010): OReilly, Hannity, Glenn Beck,
Greta, OReilly Factor Report, Shep Smith Report, Special Report with BB,
Fox and Friends, America's Newsroom, Your World with Cavuto. Largest
newspaper in the nation is obviously WSJ, dominating everything else.
Largest radio shows are Rush and Hannity.




What? No "Live with Mother Angelica"? Christianists are slipping up here.

Posted by: mama winger at April 20, 2012 04:30 PM (P6QsQ)

111 Hey, Jordon, is the Texas Legislature still in session?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 20, 2012 04:31 PM (8y9MW)

112 WSJ is mostly center in my book too. There's nothing ideological about business news. I think the editorial page leans right, though.

Posted by: Jordan at April 20, 2012 04:31 PM (RSG1I)

113 >>>>>>>>>>Shocker!! Another Libtroll that doesn't understand the basic concept of supply and demand.

Posted by: dananjcon at April 20, 2012 04:31 PM (eavT+)

114 Murdoch Rulz! You would almost think the other media outlets aren't in it for the money.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 04:32 PM (NG097)

115 Want to know why those shows are the largest?

People WATCH them

Don't worry Jordan, you can go to the airport or bus terminal and watch CNN for balance since your TV forces you to pray with Bill O'Reilly

WSJ has a Republican leaning editorial page, their news articles are leftist prap that is indistiguishable from The Economist

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2012 04:32 PM (Y+DPZ)

116 Yeah, all that Christian shit I get from Scientologist Greta Van Susteren is unbearable.

Epic Fail, Jordan. I'm sure you're used to it.

Shinebox, shitbag. Now.

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 20, 2012 04:33 PM (rND5e)

117 OOOO Booed in Boston? That's worse than the worst approval rating.

Posted by: dally, who does not enjoy paying so much tax at April 20, 2012 04:33 PM (oZfic)

118
Twelve largest cable news shows (2010): OReilly, Hannity, Glenn
Beck, Greta, OReilly Factor Report, Shep Smith Report, Special Report
with BB, Fox and Friends, America's Newsroom, Your World with Cavuto.


All together they have the viewership of a couple of network news broadcasts. Wow. And all from one channel.

LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2012 04:33 PM (X3lox)

119 do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance
Posted by: Homo God at April 20, 2012 04:27 PM (OhYCU)

I've always wondered why people would think a god worth worshiping would have anything but contempt for a nation that practices baby murder.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 20, 2012 04:33 PM (NVu2l)

120
But what do I know. I'm a hobo-hunting, dog eating, chicken fucking, Val-U-Rite swilling ewok, ergo anything I say or write is false and stupid.

FIFY. You're welcome.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie © at April 20, 2012 04:33 PM (BDH94)

121 Actually the largest radio audience is NPR I believe

You know, where Nina Totenberg reads Bible verses to us and Charlie Rose admonishes us to get right with God

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2012 04:34 PM (Y+DPZ)

122 I think the editorial page leans right, though.

Does it "overly promote" Christianity, as Media Matters, and you, by sucking their balls and claiming they have a point, pretend?

You don't even know what you're arguing, do you, you stupid fuck.

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 20, 2012 04:34 PM (rND5e)

123 Dally, would you go out with Jordan?

He wants to take you out for a dog.

Posted by: Harry Carey at April 20, 2012 04:35 PM (3SvjA)

124 "Nancy Pelosi: We need to revise that whole ‘free speech’ part of the Constitution"

I'd eat that...

Posted by: Barky O' Dogbreath at April 20, 2012 04:36 PM (EMtXr)

125 >>>it's common to see these views promoted in the mainstream media.

Um OK let me rephrase your statement to what you have implied.

"If I look at a random news source it is common that it is conservative"



That is false.

When you look at the total number of outlets, the number promoting any sort of conservative slant is miniscule in comparison to those that support liberal slant. The actual number of viewers is irrelevant to your statement. Just if you select a news source it is common that it be conservative. It's not common, in fact it is very rare. Only a small fraction of all major media outlets have a conservative slant.



Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 04:36 PM (0q2P7)

126
Hannity is not a news show. Beck is not a news show.

O'Reilly is not a news show.

...

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2012 04:36 PM (G/zuv)

127 Also, since the article you cite isn't sourced, you're relying on the Christian Broadcast Network's characterization of Media Matters' document. That's sort of like asking Dan Savage to provide a character reference for Rick Santorum

The video accompanying the cbn article shows a copy of the IRS document filed by MM and quotes directly from it, so you can see for yourself.

Nice attempt at misdirection, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 20, 2012 04:36 PM (xm1A1)

128 OOOO Booed in Boston? That's worse than the worst approval rating.
Posted by: dally, who does not enjoy paying so much tax at April 20, 2012 04:33 PM (oZfic)

not me.

Posted by: dally, who does not enjoy telling the truth at April 20, 2012 04:36 PM (ggRof)

129 At Red Sox game, President Obama comes on big screen to recognize Fenway's 100th anniversary, followed by loud chorus of boos.






This is one of the many reasons why I love baseball. Baseball is American. Clearly Obama is not.

Posted by: mama winger at April 20, 2012 04:36 PM (P6QsQ)

130 99....What you think Planned Parenthood is not a non profit?

Oh I know they are, Billy Bob. ......But I was not a ware that the IRS recoginzes "Fighting Christian Influences" as an official category that qualifies for tax exempt status.

Posted by: wheatie at April 20, 2012 04:37 PM (+5U+B)

131 I was just so pissed at being preached to by Kim Kardashian that I kicked the dog. My President says that's good though, tenderizes the meat

Posted by: Over the River Jordan at April 20, 2012 04:37 PM (Y+DPZ)

132
And the Wall Street Journal doesn't lean right.

WSJ's ideology is Commerce.

They don't give fuck all about anything but commerce.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2012 04:38 PM (G/zuv)

133
Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2012 04:36 PM (G/zuv)


There's that problem, too.

Did Meaty Eat Mutters write anything that was true?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2012 04:38 PM (X3lox)

134 Every time Simon Cowell moaned "oh GOD" on American Idol, I felt like I was being forced to watch The 700 Club

Posted by: Over the River Jordan at April 20, 2012 04:40 PM (Y+DPZ)

135 Dog-eaters of the world unite!

http://youtu.be/ioqGEwPUrMs

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2012 04:40 PM (ykSKg)

136
It was all lies. Lies. Lies. Lies.

Jordan is a fucking liar.

And a dunce.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2012 04:40 PM (G/zuv)

137 And a faggot.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2012 04:40 PM (G/zuv)

138 not me.
Don't be so hasty. He seems like a nice young man.

Come on! Join him for a dog.

Posted by: Harry Carey at April 20, 2012 04:41 PM (3SvjA)

139 Obama was booed only in the context of standing near first base, where Bill Buckner used to be

Posted by: Politifacts at April 20, 2012 04:41 PM (Y+DPZ)

140 Baraka, you the man, dog!

Posted by: Randy Jackson at April 20, 2012 04:42 PM (ykSKg)

141 Sean Hannity is not sitting there presenting news. It's an opinion show.

Are we at the point in America where opinions have to be regulated? Or monitored by the Soros-faggots at Media Matters?

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 20, 2012 04:42 PM (G/zuv)

142 >>>WSJ's ideology is Commerce.
They don't give fuck all about anything but commerce.

Well to our friendly communist who is really bad at math and thinks 99% of people agree with him, WSJ promoting free markets might as well be the Holy See newsletter.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 04:42 PM (0q2P7)

143 >>Gee, Day-vee, do you think God would let the President eat me for dinner?

Win win win.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 20, 2012 04:43 PM (/kI1Q)

144 Let Me Put My Beliefs In You.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 20, 2012 04:43 PM (sGYTG)

145 Breaking News

@BreakingNews



US Military says 11 involved in Colombia misconduct scandal: 6 Army, 2 Marines, 2 Navy and 1 Air Force - @AP (via twitter)

Posted by: dally, who does not enjoy paying so much tax at April 20, 2012 04:43 PM (oZfic)

146 Top ten list of other stuff Media Matters should be reporting on:

10. The lack of white faces in the Chicago Obama Campaign headquarters.
9. The amazing lack of white on rice.
8. ........

Posted by: flashbazzbo, s.e. at April 20, 2012 04:44 PM (i0rVe)

147 Media Matters less with each passing day.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at April 20, 2012 04:44 PM (mxnUd)

148 Jordan stole my Jesus Fish !!!!!

Posted by: David Puddy at April 20, 2012 04:44 PM (Y+DPZ)

149
Bad news is really snowhitballing downhill for Barky as of late. I can hardly wait until he blows a gasket on live TV.

With that thin skinned prick it's only a matter of time.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 20, 2012 04:46 PM (7+pP9)

150 With that thin skinned prick it's only a matter of time.


Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 20, 2012 04:46 PM

It's NOT thin !!!!

Posted by: Kal Penn at April 20, 2012 04:48 PM (Y+DPZ)

151 If "congress shall make no law" has any meaning (I said "if"), then haven't MM just screwed themselves by explicitly stating that their position is based on religion?

I mean if some other org had applied for the same tax exemption, based on the idea that the other org was promoting a religious viewpoint, that other group would be turned down, right? So MM should also be turned down since it would mean the govt was granting favorable treatment specifically based on MM's religious views.

/Too obvious?

Posted by: Easy Reader at April 20, 2012 04:48 PM (yrvmU)

152 The total number of liberal and leftist leaning media sources and shows....is far bigger than the totalnumber of conservative leaning shows.

Liberal group-think also pervades the TV shows and programming on the three broadcast 'alphabet' networks. .....As well as movies, and music...so liberal dogma is being emitted on virtually every possible venue.

It just pisses off people like Jordan that there are more people watching the conservative shows.....instead of availing themselves of all the liberal-laced menus out there.

Posted by: wheatie at April 20, 2012 04:48 PM (+5U+B)

153 I just noticed that Yahoo is now referring to George Zimmerman as "Accused Murderer George Zimmerman".

Posted by: Ted Striker at April 20, 2012 04:49 PM (YmPwQ)

154 Maybe closing this tax loophole (educational groups) is one of the things that could be eliminated to reduce deficits.

Posted by: Jordan at April 20, 2012 04:50 PM (RSG1I)

155 Perdue's plane made an emergency landing. per twitter

Posted by: dally, who does not enjoy paying so much tax at April 20, 2012 04:51 PM (oZfic)

156 Shit, I missed it. Was the booing of Obama televised? (The game is on MLBTV here in NC)

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2012 04:51 PM (hiMsy)

157
Bad news is really snowhitballing downhill for Barky as of late. I can hardly wait until he blows a gasket on live TV.

With that thin skinned prick it's only a matter of time.<<<<

Let me moderate the first debate and I guarantee it. Give me 15 minutes with the Dalai Lama and I'll have him taking a swing at me. Barry would be a fucking cakewalk.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 20, 2012 04:52 PM (sGYTG)

158 Maybe closing this tax loophole (educational groups) is one of the things that could be eliminated to reduce deficits.

Tides Foundation hardest hit, so, I could accept this.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 04:55 PM (NG097)

159 Maybe closing this tax loophole (educational groups)

Charitable status is not a "tax loophole" and Media Mutters is not an educational group. They have no education, at all.

You can't try to pervert our system and then call fall the whole thing to be dismantled because your perversion doesn't fit in. That's perverse.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2012 04:55 PM (X3lox)

160 I hope all the Purdue chickens are ok. That reminds me...I'm hungry again.

Posted by: dally, who does not enjoy telling the truth at April 20, 2012 04:56 PM (ggRof)

161 Oh how true comrades. Every time network newscast is just like a Jerry Falwell sermon. When did fighting conservative Christian influences become a tax exempt status?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2012 04:59 PM (1Jaio)

162 Drats, Media Matters is on to us!! Now prepare for the coming onslaught MM! First it will be a green bean casarole with some baked chicken and potatos. Maybe a fruit salad and chocolate cake. Then we'll be friendly and cordial while speaking with you the Gospel of Jesus. TAKE THAT MEDIA MATTERS!!!

Posted by: Christianist at April 20, 2012 08:32 PM (wbyfw)

163 This is an excellent post. It is very informative. Thank you so much. I'll be a regular viewer.

Posted by: Sunrise Point ePub at April 20, 2012 09:16 PM (DoQmH)

164 The scum of Media Matters are nothing more than asshole communists.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at April 20, 2012 09:21 PM (UB/jG)

165
That is useful information and its quite easy to come a croper if you are not vigilant.

Posted by: Under a Vampire Moon ibooks at April 21, 2012 04:53 AM (+yFoL)

166 Wow this is soo helpful I have been trying to figure this out on my own for a long time now. Hopefully making this change will help encourage discussion on my blog.

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