Fox News Retaliates Against Media Matters by Arguing (Wrongly) That it Should Lose its Nonprofit Status
By Lauren Kelley, AlterNet
Posted on July 7, 2011, Printed on July 7, 2011
Politico reports today that Fox News is waging a war on the group behind the war against Fox News (that would be Media Matters for America):
For seven years Fox News has pushed back against the daily scrutiny and criticism leveled at it by Media Matters, the liberal watchdog group. But after David Brock, the group’s founder, said in March that his group’s new strategy amounted to a “war on Fox,” Fox ratcheted up its response.
In the past ten days, the news channel has run more than 30 segments calling for the nonprofit group to be stripped of its tax-exempt status. Its Fox Nation website has even provided a link to pre-completed complaint forms against Media Matters to send to the Internal Revenue Service.