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    Re: Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Sounds like a personal conflict. I don't see how it's relevant to these links you're talking about.

    Rupert Murdoch is a terrible person and he owns the company whose article you just linked. Should I therefore ignore it completely?
    That is generally the arguement.

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    Re: Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    As the name implies, they are focused on conservative MEDIA -- not conservative or Republican politicians. That's not against the rules.
    Did you write that with a straight face?

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    Re: Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Did you write that with a straight face?
    It's fine if you think 501(3)c non-profits should have no political leans, but if you feel that way then I would expect you to be shocked and awed that the heritage foundation, a self-admitted conservative think tank, is filed under the same status as media matters. Either rail against them all or be a hypocrite, your choice.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
    **Thirty Minutes Later**
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    As the name implies, they are focused on conservative MEDIA -- not conservative or Republican politicians. That's not against the rules.
    Leftists appear to live in denial and, worse still, they are frequently willing to publicly shame themselves as hopelessly confused human beings in order to defend their ludicrous beliefs.

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    Re: Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Leftists appear to live in denial and, worse still, they are frequently willing to publicly shame themselves as hopelessly confused human beings in order to defend their ludicrous beliefs.
    Wingnuts, as usual, know not of what they speak. If you maintain that Media Matter is not focused on critiquing the media, now would be a good time to post some examples.

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    Re: Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Wingnuts, as usual, know not of what they speak. If you maintain that Media Matter is not focused on critiquing the media, now would be a good time to post some examples.
    Is it your position that Media Matters does not defend Barrack Obama or other Democrats against media criticism? That they are just as defensive of Republicans as they are of Democrats?

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    Re: Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Is it your position that Media Matters does not defend Barrack Obama or other Democrats against media criticism? That they are just as defensive of Republicans as they are of Democrats?
    No, clearly that is not my position. As stated several times, what Media Matters does is fact check the conservative media. Now would be a good time for you to post some examples of them doing something else, if you can.

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    Re: Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Is that right? Can you post up the IRS regs. stating that tax exempt organization cannot have a political leaning?
    I would be happy to:

    To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

    Exemption Requirements - Section 501(c)(3) Organizations
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    No, clearly that is not my position. As stated several times, what Media Matters does is fact check the conservative media. Now would be a good time for you to post some examples of them doing something else, if you can.
    Well, that's not all they do.

    They support and defend Obama at every turn, as we see here,

    Facts Puncture The Myth That Obama "Apologies" Have Ruined U.S. Standing | Media Matters for America

    They also attempt to influence legislation, as with these two articles.

    Conservative Media Still Deny Fact That Unemployment Benefits Stimulate The Economy | Media Matters for America

    How The Right Redefines "Fairness" To Push Tax Hikes On Poor People | Media Matters for America

    Those are partisan political positions and are a violation of the IRS code that posted above.

    I hope you are wearing your back-brace. You're going to move the goal post and brother, it's heavy. Be sure and lift with your legs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I would be happy to:
    I've seen them do no campaigning and I haven't seen them try to get any particular legislation passed.

    Care to try again?

    Having a political lean is not the same as campaigning.
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
    **Thirty Minutes Later**
    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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