Friday, January 04, 2008

Media Matters

The right always "jokingly" says that the left is all for free speech unless they don't agree. Organizations like Media Matters for America and Foxwatch give tons of credence to that assertion.

If you TRULY believe in and support free speech, why would you start and fund a website that monitors the speech of your ideological opposition? Here's tons of information that's been compiled about their nefarious little outfit.

IRS Form 990 for the year 2005 ---

MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, S.W., Suite 30, Washington, D.C. 20036 (Telephone 202-756-4100)

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM SERVICE ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Works to notify activists, journalists, pundits and the general public about instances of misinformation providing them with resources to rebut false claims and take direct action against offending media."
Direct public support: $8,470,957.00
Gifts, grants, contributions: $3,719,571.00 (source)

Their main targets:
1. Don Imus
2. Rush Limbaugh
3. Sean Hannity
4. Glenn Beck
5. Dr. Michael Savage
6. Bill O'Reilly
7. Chris Matthews
8. Brit Hume
9. Ann Coulter
10. Pat Robertson
11. Neil Cavuto
12. John Gibson
13. Lou Dobbs
14. Shepard Smith
15. Joe Scarborough
16. Tucker Carlson

So they have a bunch of job openings right now --all of which I would be qualified (or overqualified for):
Media Matters for America — a progressive, Washington-based, nonprofit research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media — seeks a researcher to help carry out this mission as a member of its Research Department. This position is based in our Washington, D.C., office. Applicants must be prepared to relocate if not living within commuting distance of downtown D.C.

Media Matters researchers are responsible not only for reading, watching, and listening to news outlets, but also for researching, analyzing, and writing about what they observe. In this rapid-response environment, the work of a researcher is likely to be published almost every day on the Media Matters website.

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of political experience and proven writing skills. The candidate should also demonstrate a breadth of knowledge about and awareness of current political and policy issues and an understanding of the problem of conservative misinformation in the media.

How to Apply
Please email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements in plain text or PDF format to Competitive salary and excellent benefits provided. No phone calls, please. We can respond only to candidates whom we are contacting for an interview.

Media Matters for America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

I'm thinking of applying --the say they're an EOE. Could they not hire me on the basis of being a Conservative? And then I'll sue. That's my plan to stop the liberal misinformation and infringement on free speech... Sound like a plan?

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