The Corner

Media Matters: Political? Us?

Media Matters has taken offense at my statement yesterday that the liberal watchdog group is “an avowedly political institution.”  Not so, they say:

Media Matters is not, as the National Review claims, “an avowedly political institution,” but a nonpartisan, progressive nonprofit that is unaffiliated with any political party or candidate.

That’s good to know.  It should be pointed out that Media Matters is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) institution, meaning it is tax exempt and that contributions made to Media Matters are fully tax deductible.  That is, by one of the true perversities of our tax code that also benefits some conservative groups, a contribution to Media Matters is as tax deductible as a contribution to the Salvation Army or the Red Cross.  It’s a great relief to know they’re not political.

Byron York is a former White House correspondent for National Review.

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