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Media Matters Defends Hillary, Attacks Rudy

Of course that’s hard to believe, but it’s true.

Indeed, a Google search of mentions of Mrs. Bill Clinton on the DNC/Hillary/Soro website known as Media Matters results in 12,900 highly positive returns:

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Whereas a Google search for mentions of Rudy Giuliani on Media Matters returns 10,800 darkly negative results:

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See for yourself. Click on any of the search results to see the nature of these articles on each of these candidates.

Every Media Matters article about Hillary defends or promotes her. Every article on their site about Mr. Giuliani attacks or denigrates him.

So what, you may say. After all, Media Matters proudly admits to being a “progressive” organization.

But alas, they also solicit donations on the basis of being a 501c3 taxpayer supported “charity.”

From the Media Matters website:

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And, as such, they are strictly restricted from “intervening” in political campaigns according to the IRS guidelines:

Political Campaign Activity

Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.

So how are they getting away with it?

The IRS encourages people to report such egregious violations:

Where Do You Report Suspected Tax Fraud Activity?

If you suspect or know of an individual or company that is not complying with the tax laws, you may report this activity by completing Form 3949-A. You may fill out Form 3949-A online, print it and mail it to:

Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888

If you do not wish to use Form 3949-A, you may send a letter to the address above. Please include the following information, if available:

* Name and address of the person you are reporting
* The taxpayer identification number (social security number for an individual or employer identification number for a business)
* A brief description of the alleged violation, including how you became aware of or obtained the information
* The years involved
* The estimated dollar amount of any unreported income
* Your name, address and daytime telephone number

Although you are not required to identify yourself, it is helpful to do so. Your identity can be kept confidential. You may also be entitled to a reward.

Citizens can also voice their concerns to the members of the Senate Finance Committee, who oversee the Internal Revenue Service:

Chairman Max Baucus (L) and ranking member Chuck Grassley (R)

Committee On Finance

219 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-6200

Majority Phone: (202) 224-4515
Minority Phone: (202) 224-5315

Democrat Members

Max Baucus, MT
John D. Rockefeller IV, WV
Kent Conrad, ND
Jeff Bingaman, NM
John F. Kerry, MA
Blanche L. Lincoln, AR
Ron Wyden, OR
Charles E. Schumer, NY
Debbie Stabenow, MI
Maria Cantwell, WA
Ken Salazar, CO

Republican Members

Charles Grassley, IA
Orrin G. Hatch, UT
Trent Lott, MS
Olympia J. Snowe, ME
Jon Kyl, AZ
Craig Thomas, WY
Gordon Smith, OR
Jim Bunning, KY
Mike Crapo, ID
Pat Roberts, KS

Don’t let Media Matters get away with it.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, October 29th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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