Fox News Goes to War With Liberal Watchdog Organization, Pushes to Strip Group’s Tax-Exempt Status

Jul 7, 2011  •  Post A Comment

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.

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  1. That is mad funny!!! Media Matters starts telling fox news advertisers to stop buying ads, so Fox News fires Glen Beck.
    Win Media Matters.
    Then Fox News starts running ads of their own against Media Matters.
    Ultra win Media Matters!!! Every 30 second ad Fox runs against Media Matters is lost revenue. If this was the goal of Media Matters then bravo!!! Bringing down Fox News isn’t an easy task but I’m glad someone is up to it. Thanks Media Matters!

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