“””Media Matters for America (MMfA) is a progressive””” . mission statement… “””comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media…””” founded May 2004 by David Brock
David Brock has since founded super PACs called American Bridge 21st Centuryand Correct the Record, has become a board member of the super PAC Priorities USA Action and has been elected chairman of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).
Priorities USA Action has amassed $132 million dollars as of 2016 for Hillary Clinton’s campaign… The top six donors to the super PAC have given $43.5 million
- Paloma Partners aka Donald Sussman $21,000,000
- Renaissance Technologies aka James Simons $16,000,000
- Pritzker Group aka Pritzker Family , “J B Pritzker” $15,600,848
- Saban Capital Group aka Haim Saban $12,230,000
- Newsweb Corp aka Fred Eychaner $11,000,000
- Soros Fund Management aka George Soros $10,506,693
The super PAC was founded in 2011 by former Obama campaign officials Bill Burton and Sean Sweeney to raise funds from wealthy donors, including corporations and unions, and support the re-election of President Barack Obama.
George Soros said his concern over “recent evidence suggesting that the incendiary rhetoric of Fox News hosts may incite violence” had moved him to donate to MMfA, in addition to the super pac Priorities USA Action David Brock chaired.
During a 2014 CNN interview, David Brock stated that George Soroscontributions were “less than 10 percent” of Media Matters budget. According to Politico: “Media Matters, however has received funding from or formed partnerships with several groups that George Soros funds or has funded. These include the Tides Foundation, Democracy Alliance, Moveon.org and the Center for American Progress.
John Podesta, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, provided office space for Media Matters early in its formation at the Center for American Progress, a Democratic think tank which Podesta established in 2002.
Hillary Clinton advised Media Matters in its early stages out of a belief that progressives should follow conservatives in forming think tanks and advocacy groups to support their political goals. According to The New York Times, Media Matters “helped lay the groundwork” for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign