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Media Matters IRS Status





jwellsy
The George Soros funded group Media Matters can say anything they want to and so can anyone else. If you feel that Media Matters has stepped over the non political requirements of a tax exempt entity then you have a right to have your voice heard as well. Any citizen can file an IRS complaint.


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Media Matters for America is organized as a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. Under IRS guidelines, they must abide by several rules to maintain this status. Specifically, 501(c)3 organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.

You can read an interesting article on this subject "Is Media Matters Breaking the law in its ‘war' on Fox News?" The article strongly suggests that Media Matters is violating its exemption as an educational foundation by actively participating in partisan political activities. Specifically the IRS application for 501(C)(3) tax-exempt educational foundation status, Section VIII, Question I asks the applicant: "Do you support or oppose candidates in political campaigns in any way?" (Emphasis added).

The Internal Revenue Service has a complaint form 13909 Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint (Referral) Form that is one page in length. The form comes with easy to follow instructions and then can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the IRS office.

I have taken the liberty to complete the initial heading of the form to include Media Matters for America's mailing address and tax ID number in order to assist any submitter with completing the complaint form. You may download this form HERE.

Read about IRS exemption requirements here.


http://nation.foxnews.com/media-matters/2011/06/27/want-file-irs-complaint-against-media-matters-click-here
handfleisch
How cowardly of FOX and the megarich Rupert Murdoch to attack Media Matters by getting its stooges to submit complaints to the IRS. If you don't like the message, kill the messenger.

Are they also going to submit complaints about right wing fundamentalist Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, which gets almost half a billion US tax dollars per year in government subsidies in its mission to train evangelical neocons? What blatant hypocrisy.

http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2011/mar/27/liberty-tops-state-federal-aid-its-students-ar-929147/?referer=None&shorturl=http://newsadvance.com/ar/929147/

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Liberty University students received approximately $445 million in federal financial aid money last fiscal year, according to U.S. Department of Education data, making LU the top recipient in Virginia.

The rapid growth of Liberty’s online program has fueled the increased reliance on federal aid dollars, said Robert Ritz, LU’s executive director of financial aid.

Last year, Liberty enrolled about 52,000 online students, plus another 12,000 through its residential programs.
jmi256
handfleisch wrote:
How cowardly of FOX and the megarich Rupert Murdoch to attack Media Matters by getting its stooges to submit complaints to the IRS. If you don't like the message, kill the messenger.

This coming from the guy who regularly posts about trying to drive people off the air simply because he and his fringe Left don’t like the message.

But I agree with you on your second point. Instead of taxpayer money going to pay for people to go to college they should pay their own way.
handfleisch
jmi256 wrote:
handfleisch wrote:
How cowardly of FOX and the megarich Rupert Murdoch to attack Media Matters by getting its stooges to submit complaints to the IRS. If you don't like the message, kill the messenger.

This coming from the guy who regularly posts about trying to drive people off the air simply because he and his fringe Left don’t like the message.


You're comparing Glenn Beck to Media Matters? False equivalency, another tactic of discredited errornauts like you. But it figures you'd support the lying media empire over the dogged truth-seeking not-for-profit outfit.
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