It’s a good an explanation as any for this otherwise slightly-bizarre piece on Media Matters’ inability to move the media needle on a ‘story’ about Fox News that required the reader to simply take the unsupported word of an anonymous former Fox News employee that Bad Things Are Happening. Left-porn, in other words: and when you look at it that way the aforementioned inability is not only not surprising at all; it almost makes one feel kind of sad and melancholy on Media Matters’ behalf. That is, until you remember that Media Matters is a virulent Lefty shill that wants half the country to die in a fire. Then you get over it.
But one thing that I will bring up, with malice aforethought: since when has Media Matters actually been effectual? I mean, I’ve been in this gig since about 2003 or so; and I’ve been with RedState for over half a decade. We move the media needle all the time. I’ve seen it. I’ve done it. And in all that time, I can’t think of a single specific event where Media Matters has been the point site for ruining a conservative’s day. And apparently, neither could Mediate: their assertion of Media Matters’ relevance is as sourced as the original Fox-bashing report that sparked the article (i.e., not at all). That’s so… unlikely… that I actually can’t quite believe it.
So help me out, here? Surely Media Matters has earned their corn once since they came into existence.