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Senate Minority Leader McConnell Lashes Out At Media Matters

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Hot diggity-dog the Mitch McConnell is trying to say that Media Matters is trying to stifle conservative free speech, which isn't true at all. See the video at the link, notice at end of his talk he implys the IRS scandal was orchestrated by the Obama administration.

In a June 21 appearance at the American Enterprise Institute to speak about "Washington's ongoing assault on free speech," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) described Media Matters for America as part of a "coordinated assault from groups on the left that don't like the idea of anyone criticizing their aims" that seeks to "harass" and "intimidate conservatives with the goal of scaring them off the political playing field."


McConnell described this as "a grave and growing threat to the First Amendment."


In response to McConnell's comments, Media Matters president Bradley Beychok said, "Mitch McConnell seems to be implying there is something underhanded or sinister about what Media Matters does. That is not the case. We monitor and correct conservative misinformation in the media. So what the Senator and so many others on the right are actually afraid of are their own words, which every day prove to contain plenty of misinformation."

Senate Minority Leader McConnell Lashes Out At Media Matters | Blog | Media Matters for America
 

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Hot diggity-dog the Mitch McConnell is trying to say that Media Matters is trying to stifle conservative free speech, which isn't true at all. See the video at the link, notice at end of his talk he implys the IRS scandal was orchestrated by the Obama administration.

In a June 21 appearance at the American Enterprise Institute to speak about "Washington's ongoing assault on free speech," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) described Media Matters for America as part of a "coordinated assault from groups on the left that don't like the idea of anyone criticizing their aims" that seeks to "harass" and "intimidate conservatives with the goal of scaring them off the political playing field."


McConnell described this as "a grave and growing threat to the First Amendment."


In response to McConnell's comments, Media Matters president Bradley Beychok said, "Mitch McConnell seems to be implying there is something underhanded or sinister about what Media Matters does. That is not the case. We monitor and correct conservative misinformation in the media. So what the Senator and so many others on the right are actually afraid of are their own words, which every day prove to contain plenty of misinformation."

Senate Minority Leader McConnell Lashes Out At Media Matters | Blog | Media Matters for America
Is the bolded (above) the media bias that you are referring too? It seems that an unbiased approach would be to "monitor and correct" all misinformation in the media. ;)
 

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Media Matters is nothing but a biased organization out to mock conservative media and try and nitpick out their "falsehoods" as perceived by them and their viewpoint. Those who actually take Media Matters seriously are most likely mentally enslaved by an extreme liberal worldview that clouds objective judgement much like the conservatives that parrot Newsbusters.
 

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Media Matters is nothing but a biased organization out to mock conservative media and try and nitpick out their "falsehoods" as perceived by them and their viewpoint. Those who actually take Media Matters seriously are most likely mentally enslaved by an extreme liberal worldview that clouds objective judgement much like the conservatives that parrot Newsbusters.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell takes Media Matters seriously.
 

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Hot diggity-dog the Mitch McConnell is trying to say that Media Matters is trying to stifle conservative free speech, which isn't true at all. See the video at the link, notice at end of his talk he implys the IRS scandal was orchestrated by the Obama administration.

In a June 21 appearance at the American Enterprise Institute to speak about "Washington's ongoing assault on free speech," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) described Media Matters for America as part of a "coordinated assault from groups on the left that don't like the idea of anyone criticizing their aims" that seeks to "harass" and "intimidate conservatives with the goal of scaring them off the political playing field."


McConnell described this as "a grave and growing threat to the First Amendment."


In response to McConnell's comments, Media Matters president
Bradley Beychok said,
"Mitch McConnell seems to be implying there is something underhanded or sinister about what Media Matters does. That is not the case.
We monitor and correct conservative misinformation in the media
. So what the Senator and so many others on the right are actually afraid of are their own words, which every day prove to contain plenty of misinformation."

Senate Minority Leader McConnell Lashes Out At Media Matters | Blog | Media Matters for America
Sounds like Bradley just admitted MM should lose their tax-exempt status.
 

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Is the bolded (above) the media bias that you are referring too? It seems that an unbiased approach would be to "monitor and correct" all misinformation in the media. ;)
Nope, just conservative information.
 

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LOL I meant conservative misinformation.
LOL it still applies Pete. Unless they look at both sides equally, they are engaging in bias, and you just as equally since you cant see how its bias.
 

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LOL it still applies Pete. Unless they look at both sides equally, they are engaging in bias, and you just as equally since you cant see how its bias.
I didn't say it wasn't. bias, it clearly is.
 

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McConnell is a dope. It's takes a special kind of knownothingism to equate holding the rightwing noise machine accounting for its disinformation campaigns "A threat to the first amendment". He's on par with Palin on this one.

What's good about this is that it shows that this shill of the rightwing media is frightened by the truth and fact checking MM provides. So it must be working. Frankly the Tea Party Occupation Forces can't do their dirty work unless the have the rightwing noise machine spewing out unquestioned memes day and night. So McConnell is scared.
 
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