For years, Media Matters has won glorious battle after glorious battle against the wicked and nefarious Fox News Channel. Why, there was the time they… um… Well, remember when they… er…
Oh, never mind. MMFA has definitively beaten FNC and everybody knows it.
Having dealt the death blow by threatening to bite Roger Ailes’ legs off, now MMFA is in the mood to celebrate. Amanda Terkel, Huff’N’Puff:
Since its founding in 2004, the progressive watchdog group Media Matters for America has been a thorn in the side of Fox News. Its dozens of staffers monitor the network’s leadership, hosts, guests and financial dealings incessantly, calling out misinformation, conflicts of interest and evidence of a partisan agenda, in a bid to shed light on the workings of the right-wing echo chamber.
But in the coming years, Fox will no longer be the center of Media Matters’ universe. That’s because the group believes it has effectively discredited the network’s desire to be seen as “fair and balanced.”
“The war on Fox is over,” said Media Matters Executive Vice President Angelo Carusone. “And it’s not just that it’s over, but it was very successful. To a large extent, we won.”
“To a large extent.”
To another, larger extent, they lost and now they’re giving up. But at least they’ve eaten into FNC’s ratings:
Well, who cares about ratings anyway? Face facts, teabaggers: David Brock won this war and you know it. He switched sides 15 years ago because the American right wing didn’t treat him with the adulation and respect he thought he deserved. Now he’s finally gained his revenge.
Now he’s snorting in triumph.
P.S. Hi, Eric!