Joseph Stack: Disillusioned Leftist, Not “Racist Right-wing Teabagger”


Despite the leftist ideology revealed in Joseph Stack’s manifesto, shortly after he crashed his plane into the IRS building in Austin, TX, progressive media lept to align him with the Tea Party movement, describing him as right-wing, racist, anti-tax, patriot, or militia. Sensing the danger the average American citizen in the Tea Party movement represents to Democrats in 2010 and 2012, they [...]

Retirement age broadcaster retires; Media Matters takes credit


Eric Burns, the president of Media Matters, tells the New York Observer that the George Soros Steno Pool has “had some incredible successes this year.”
Acknowledging that “it’s been a difficult fund-raising environment,” Burns tells the Observer that Media Matters “raised roughly $10 million in 2009. The haul was less than the organization’s peak numbers in [...]

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