From their web site:
Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.
Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3), other than testing for public safety organizations, are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.
And we have this organization taking names and making lists of all Fox employees? This is about the most un-American thing I can think of. Fox has a right to exist and any.body who wants to can work there and they should not be subjected to intimidation from Media Matters. They are nothing but a hit arm for the left wing anyway. This is ALL they do.
It’s way past time that the IRS take away their tax exempt status. I don’t even think it is LEGAL to do what they do. So maybe the FBI should investigate, too.
Politico published an eye-opening report on Saturday by Ben Smith about “Media Matters’ war against Fox.” Smith wrote that the organization continues to transform itself into an exclusively Fox News-battling group.
Media Matters founder David Brock told Politico that his organization’s activism has developed into a “war on Fox.” This strategy includes extensive work to compile intelligence on the employees of the cable news channel.
“We made a list of every single person who works for Fox and tried to figure out who might be disgruntled and why, and we went out to try to meet them,” Media Matters executive vice president Ari Rabin-Havt told Politico. “Somebody in that organization is giving us primary source documents.”
This, people, is the “civil” left wing – waging WAR on a legitimate business. They cannot stand an opposing view. All they know how to do is SHUT DOWN free speech. It is an outrage they have a tax exempt status!