Media Matters for America, the group headed by conservative turned liberal writer David Brock, has finally admitted the truth about its financial connection to billionaire George Soros.
After initially claiming on Dec. 1, 2004 that "neither Media Matters nor its president and CEO David Brock has received any money from Soros or from any organization with which he is affiliated," the group is no longer disavowing any connection with groups "affiliated" with Soros.
Media Matters for America (MMA) spokeswoman Sally Aman, when asked about donor funding, mentioned Peter Lewis, the chairman of the Cleveland based insurance company Progressive Corporation and a close confidant of Soros. It is common knowledge that both Lewis & Soros actively funded MoveOn.org.
The plot thickens when Brock's financial records and public documents are examined and are found to show that the heavily funded Soros liberal think tank, The Center for American Progress, (CAP) was instrumental in getting Brock's media group off the ground.
Former Clinton administration chief of staff John Podesta, the current president of (CAP), also confirmed to the New York Sun that his group provided office space and logistical assistance to Brock in 2004.
Soros has reportedly given $3 million to CAP and its senior vice president, Morton H. Halperin [see The BLOG post of 10/14/04 for Halperin's history], is also the director of Soros's Open Society Institute.
Of course, this admission doesn't come as a shock to those who follow the news and are aware of the intense liberal bias in the MSM. We knew it was there all along because we saw the evidence of the tracks it left in its wake. This article brings out the carcass of the bias 'beast' into the open.
Once upon a time the liberals influenced events by decided what news to show & how to spin it. Those days are over.
Kudos to Marc Morano, Cybercast News.com Senior staff writer, (read entire article here)
for the kind of reporting that asks the hard questions & gets to the truth, regardless of political leaning, for that is
the job of a free press.