Marxist For Profit

Les sent me a pair of articles. First was this one which mostly was covered earlier here.

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.”….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.

So there’s that. Then there’s this:

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…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.

I have no idea how Left Media Matters would be if they weren’t paid to do so, but as we see with other hardcore leftist ideology, most of their support are people paid to support them.

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0 Responses to Marxist For Profit

  1. Joel says:

    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.

    Nonsense. When did anti-gunners ever object to their anointed ones being defended by armed guards? “No one except police and military” invariably gets stretched to include the guards of the worthy. After all, how else could they defend themselves from those awful bitter clingers?

  2. Bubblehead Les says:

    What’s scary is the fact that the Kill the Jews Movement has so many Tentacles in so many places. Notice that the ACORN Shill is now a Congress Critter from Maryland? Prior Stories tell us that current and former White House Staffers meet weekly with other branches of the Kill the Jews Movement, such as Media Matters, to plan Tactics and Strategy near 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    Anybody want to tell me again that there’s no “Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy?”

  3. Jack says:

    Between this, the Starbucks extortion, and Bloomberg’s army. It’s gotten quite easy to convince fence sitters, even foreign ones about the insanity and hypocrisy of the US Gun Control Movement.

    An Australian anti-carry was disgusted by the Starbucks extortion. A Canadian wanted to carry in solidarity.

    Also the fundamental unfairness of discretionary issue is a powerful tool. When you point to a person that their country has CCW but it’s reserved for a special elite, it’s very hard for them do defend it, especially if they had been talking about any form of equality beforehand.

    And the “Gun Death” and actual statistics really defelate this old chestnut: “you know, sometimes it seems that the USA is the only industrialized nation that has a gun problem” but what really does it are these two charts.

    Someone who is on the fence about being anti gun and merely feels that way because it’s what’s normal for them, has a hard time refuting the hard evidence that violent old US has gone from 10% to 70% Shall issue or better, all without blood in the streets.

    I had one Belgium make the claim that his country couldn’t handle it, but was at a lose to explain how the US could, if we were so violent.

    Interestingly it was the Irishman that harped the most about how unfair discretionary issue is and talked of Bloomberg’s gun control with “Control…. *my* control” and dreamed of a carry system “similar to driver’s licensing… I mean. Meet core competencies. Pass an impartial test. There’s your license.”

    And yes exams and training requirements and licensing are onerous, but this is still a European, who recently had a fatal shooting on his block, demanding Shall issue.

    From what I’ve seen there are two interrelated chords working against the Antis on fence sitters. And with examples of three big gun control organizations acting this way…
    1) Their hypocrisy and demand that they not be held to the laws they want for the rest of us.
    2) That they want an unfair and unequal system for their own monetary and physical benefit.

    And this doesn’t even go into the major aspects of how gun control just doesn’t work or that the dire predictions of blood in the streets don’t happen.

    • Jack says:

      Sorry for making long comment longer, but the disgust over Bloomberg was over the whole “Bloomberg’s Army” thing. It really helps when the antis prove to be megalomaniacal and innumerate tin-pot tyrants.

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