Anti-Christian Media Matters Agenda Exposed
Bobby Johnson LLMedia via CBS Friday, April 20, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- An influential organization with ties to the Government came under fire latterly for attacking Christian news distribution centres.
Now, CBN Reports has obtained a document showing the terribly foundation of the group known as Media Matters for America is founded on anti-Christian bias.
Faith Groups in Crosshairs
Media Matters is a non-profit liberal watchdog group that has the ear not just of the main line media, but also the Obama administration.
As an element of its strategy, Media Matters frequently targets Christian affiliations in an effort to combat what it views as pro-Christian "bias in stories reporting and analysis by the American media."
"It is typical for news and commentary by the press to present viewpoints that tend to overly promote...a conservative, Christian-influenced ideology," the group recounted in its application for non-profit standing with the IRS.
Vince Coglianese, a newshound with The Dailer Caller, has investigated the Media Matters ' attacks on Christian setups.
"Media Matters, in its application to the IRS--outright, in the first paragraph--declares it should be an anti-Christian organization," he revealed.
"Interestingly, though, in their public mission statement Media Matters makes no mention of the incontrovertible fact that it intends to target the Christian ideology," Coglianese noted.
Media Matters didn't respond to CBN News ' requests for comment on this story or the document.
David Brog, manager of Christians United for Israel, believes the Media Matters ' targeting of Christians is connected to its anti-Israel perspectives.
"They want to take on what they see as a Christian-influenced media and Christian-influenced policy, and no better starting point than with the issue of Israel and with attacking U.S. Support of Israel," Brog told CBN News.
'Israel Firsters '
Till just recently, the man at the center of Media Matters ' anti-Israel campaigns was M.J. Rosenberg.
Rosenberg served as the group's senior foreign policy fellow before stepping aside amid controversy over his anti-Israel papers, including heated criticism from well-known Left wingers like attorney Alan Dershowitz.
Rosenberg customarily uses the label, "Israel Firsters," implying that American followers put the interests of Israel above the US. It is a charge commonly manufactured by Neo-Nazis and anti-Semitic groups.
"We don't see any condemnation of his hate language coming from Media Matters, and we've yet to note any shift in editorial policies," Brog declared. "For all we all know, they've said bye to the person but not the message."
"I call upon all my friends on the left who love Israel, who hate anti-Semitism, to speak up," he scolded. "Your silence is deafening. You are letting your compatriots get away with the vilest of accusations."
In the meantime, Media Matters ' new Middle East expert, Walid Zafar, seems to be following in Rosenberg's footsteps.
He latterly blasted DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for pulling out of a fundraiser hosted by an American Muslim whose name is on the federal terrorist watch list.
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