"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

October 28, 2005

Raising money at O'Reilly's expense

I received this email from Media Matters today.

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, we told you that Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is leading an aggressive right-wing attack on Media Matters. O'Reilly and his allies see the success that Media Matters has had combating conservative misinformation in the media, and they are afraid. So they are lashing out at us, hoping to destroy us so that we can no longer hold them accountable for their false claims.

Yesterday, hundreds of you responded with generous financial support. We are very grateful, both for the contributions and for the expressions of support for the work we do.

But last night, O'Reilly attacked us again. Using his platform as host of a cable news progam, O'Reilly is relentlessly attacking us, night after night -three days in a row now, and four in recent weeks ... and countless more times on his radio show.

To be clear: O'Reilly has not pointed out a single factual error in our work. He offers no examples, no facts. He simply insults us, and makes baseless claims about us. He's a bully, and he's lashing out at us because we fight back against his lies and misinformation.

If you haven't done so yet, stand with us -and with other Americans from across the country -and stand up to Bill O'Reilly. Please *donate now* to help combat conservative misinformation - and be sure to sign up now to receive important email updates from Media Matters.

Thank you for your support!

David Brock
President and CEO
Media Matters for America

My next plan is to somehow get O'Reilly to attack LEFT is RIGHT on the air so that I can then ask for donations. Heck, there's not a single factual error on this site (and the moon really is made of cheese). I mean, hey, it's worth a try, no?

Have other Left-leaning organizations thought of this great fundraising method?

No comments: