Monday, November 03, 2008

Good Post Alert: Media Matters Makes It On Broadway!

Hats off, and kudos, to all the crew over there at Media Matters for America.

With the pending landslide election, the NYT, perhaps, saw fit, to give a nod to a dedicated group that keeps the dwarfs, finks, phonies and frauds in check, calling them out, with detailed documentation, on their lies and smears.

An All-Out Attack on ‘Conservative Misinformation’

Ripping a page from an old Republican Party playbook, Media Matters has given the Democrats a weapon they have not had in previous campaigns: a rapid-fire, technologically sophisticated means to call out what it considers “conservative misinformation” on air or in print, then feed it to a Rolodex of reporters, cable channels and bloggers hungry for grist.

Producers for both “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central take calls from the organization. James Carville, the Democratic strategist and CNN commentator, has read from its items on the air, not least, he says, because they “just irritate the right to no end.”
Digby adds;
Yes, they are ridiculously thorough, which is the kind of thing mainstream reporters and political analysts just hate. Stuart Rothenberg simply discounts all information that doesn't come from allegedly neutral sources. I'd love to know what he thinks those are. (I guess all those videos and documentation from Media Matters are just so booooring to have to look through to evaluate if what they are saying is true. So much easier to just put your fingers in your ears and your faith in Cokie Roberts.)
Go read the entire piece, it's pretty good.

And, if you aren't hip to them, go visit Media Matters, and you should bookmark them, and sign-up for any newsletters, its all great stuff!

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