After years of scrutiny by a liberal watchdog group, Fox News is pushing back and airing segments calling for the nonprofit to be stripped of its tax-exempt status, reports Politico.com.
The Fox Nation website is providing a link to pre-completed complaint forms about the group Media Matters to send to the Internal Revenue Service, the story notes.
Fox News is arguing that Media Matters has veered from an educational mission that would give it tax-free status, the story notes. Educational nonprofits must support claims with facts and stay out of engaging in politics to qualify for tax-exempt status.
“Our contention[s] about Fox News’ political operations are supported by the facts and their own actions, especially during the previous few years,” said Ari Rabin-Havt, executive vice president of Media Matters.