“Media Matters”: Should it be “Conservative Media Matters”?

October 3, 2007

I recently learned of a website called Media Matters, although it was launched in May of 2004.

It looks pretty interesting and they sure have put the pinch on some of the “conservative media.” They seem to be squirming. I’m not sure who is funding the site however.

On their “about us” page, they state the following:

Launched in May 2004, Media Matters for America put in place, for the first time, the means to systematically monitor a cross section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation — news or commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda — every day, in real time.

(emphasis added)

Are they implying that if it is “news or commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the” liberal agenda, then it does not need to be monitored or corrected? Or perhaps they figured they’d leave that up to someone else?