Media Matters Gets $1 Million From George SorosBy Naiwrita Sinha, Gaea News Network
Thursday, October 21, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO (Gaea Times.com) Media Matters has received a donation of $1 million from Billionaire George Soros. 80 year old George Soros, who has been accused of donating money to the media watchdog, Media Matters, said that this is the first time that he has given money to the group. His million dollar donation seems to have confirmed the suspicions of those, who believed that he had been backing Media Matters for some time. The money will be reportedly used by Media Matters in checking facts of Fox News and holding the latter accountable for their statements. Media Matters also confirmed that this is the first time for them to have received financial help from George Soros.
George Soros said that despite the claims and suggestions by Fox News commentators, he has never funded the group before. However, in view of certain evidence that imply an outbreak of violence, due to the incendiary rhetoric of Fox News hosts, he has decided to fund Media Matters. He further stated that Media Matters is among the few groups that attempt to hold Fox News accountable for their facts broadcasted by them, which are often misleading. In his words he is supporting Media Matters in an effort to widely publicize the challenges that Fox News is presenting to civil and informed discourse in their democracy.
Glenn Beck has taken the incident of Media Matters being funded by George Soros, as an opportunity to mock him on his show. Glenn Beck has asked George Soros to come on his show and have a face to face discussion about it. Glenn Beck is a host on Fox News.