Media Matters in Bed with Obama

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Media Matters in Bed with Obama
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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 4:57pm

The head of Media Matters for America -- now out coordinating a new super PAC to help President Obama get reelected -- is

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 04-09-2011
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 7:19pm

Lots of speculation in that faux 'news' story, little fact, no demonstrated ties to the WH.

Nice try.

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 7:20pm
What do you expect from Faux News?
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Registered: 03-02-2009
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 9:22pm
Media Matters is a non profit, aren't they?

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 04-09-2011
Mon, 02-13-2012 - 9:27pm

Media Matters is a non profit, aren't they?

And?

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Tue, 02-14-2012 - 1:56pm
nellewrites wrote:

And?

And... they are a tax exempt organization.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 02-14-2012 - 3:18pm
Not all tax exempt organizations are required to be apolitical...for example, the Heritage Foundation.
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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 6:44pm

They are supposed to be apolitical. Any light bulbs lighting up yet?

Really? Proof? I assume you are referring to 501(c) organisations... that should help you out.

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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 11:35pm
nellewrites wrote:

They are supposed to be apolitical. Any light bulbs lighting up yet?

Really? Proof? I assume you are referring to 501(c) organisations... that should help you out.

Do you think they are following the requirements of being a tax exempt organization?
According to the Wash Times...

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 11:48pm

In IRC 501(c)(3), lobbying is described as "carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation," while political activity is described as "participat[ing] in, or interven[ing] in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office." In short, IRC 501(c)(3) organizations may take sides with respect to political issues, but not political candidates. Since candidates commonly array themselves on opposite sides of issues, there are obvious difficulties at times in distinguishing between actions that support an issue but not a particular candidate.

http://www.muridae.com/nporegulation/lobbying.html

Media Matters

Since all you've done is speculate without providing any proof of association with the WH, they seem to be in the clear.

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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 12:06am

Since all you've done is speculate without providing any proof of association with the WH, they seem to be in the clear.

LOL! Oh, no, not Media Matters, they sure aren't in any association with the democrats. Yeah, that's credible. I'm done.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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