While we are spending some time on George Soros, one of the organizations he funds has created a bit of a media blitz around itself lately. Media Matters, a non-profit launched in 2004, is 'dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.' Fair enough. There is certainly enough misinformation in the U.S. media, both on the left and the right, that vigilance in monitoring the sides' respective media mouthpieces can be useful for the information thirsty public.
However Ben Smith over at Politico has noted that the group has 'quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage”' against Fox. As noted above, the operative 'quietly' has itself recently transformed to 'not so quietly.'
In other words, rather than simply correct what it feels is misinformation, the group plans to actually try to subvert the conservative organization by influencing advertisers and turning regulators against it. All of which begs the question: if they think that their message is better than Fox's, why doesn't Media Matters spend more time talking about it? Instead of serving a valuable service by monitoring news, slanted though its own analysis might have been, Media Matters is now merely the latest addition to the Media Wars problem, and is no better than the wide-eyed pundits it is trying to topple.