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 White House came under fire lately for attacking Christian news outlets.
Now, CBN Stories has acquired a document showing the very foundation of the group known as Media Matters for America is built on anti-Christian bias.
Faith Groups in Crosshairs
Media Matters is a non-profit liberal watchdog group which has the ear of not only the mainstream media, but also the Obama administration.
As a part of its system, Media Matters often targets Christian affiliations in an attempt to counter what it perspectives as pro-Christian "bias in reports reporting and analysis by the North American media."
"It is common for news and commentary by the press to present viewpoints that tend to overly promote...a conservative, Christian-influenced ideology," the group said in its application for non-profit standing with the IRS.
Vince Coglianese, a journalist with The Dailer Caller, has investigated the Media Matters ' attacks on Christian organizations.
"Media Matters, in its application to the IRS--outright, in the very first paragraph--declares it's going to be an anti-Christian organization," he revealed.
"Interestingly, though, in their public mission statement Media Matters makes no mention of the undeniable fact that it intends to target the Christian ideology," Coglianese noted.
Media Matters didn't respond to CBN Reports ' requests for comment on this story or the document.
David Brog, director of Christians United for Israel, believes the Media Matters ' targeting of Christians is hooked up to its anti-Israel perspectives.
"They need to take on what they see as a Christian-influenced media and Christian-influenced policy, and no better starting place than with the issue of Israel and with attacking U.S. Support of Israel," Brog told CBN Reports.
'Israel Firsters '
Until recently, the man at the centre of Media Matters ' anti-Israel campaigns was M.J. Rosenberg.
Rosenberg served as the group's senior foreign policy fellow before stepping apart amid controversy over his anti-Israel writings, including heated criticism from well known Democrats like attorney Alan Dershowitz.
Rosenberg customarily uses the label, "Israel Firsters," implying that American fans put the interests of Israel above the United States. It's a charge usually 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 said. "For all we all know, they've said bye bye to the person though not the message."
"I call upon all my mates on the left who love Israel, who hate anti-Semitism, to speak up," he admonished. "Your silence is deafening. You're letting your compatriots get away with the vilest of accusations."
Meanwhile, Media Matters ' new Middle East expert, Walid Zafar, seems to be following in Rosenberg's steps.
He recently blasted DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for pulling out of a fundraiser hosted by an American Muslim whose name is on the Fed terrorist watch list.
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