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It’s time to end the 501(c)(3) cover for the Left

On Tuesday, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro was on the receiving end of a not so nice tweet while pushing back against a false Washington Post article.  Receiving hateful tweets is likely considered a typical Tuesday for Shapiro, but this one came at the hands of a peculiar source: the official Twitter account for Media Matters for America.

Media Matters for America is the group behind the failed boycott attempts on prominent figures within conservative media.  Similarly situated to Media Matters is the Southern Poverty Law Center.  The SPLC is a group frequently cited as a reliable source on CNN and other liberal media outlets that labels as a hate group any organization not conforming with extreme progressive ideology.

These are two of the best known organizations in politics that are used to target conservatives through the guise of objectivity.  On its website, Media Matters describes itself as a “progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center claims on its website to be “dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seek justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.”

The way these groups describe themselves is misleading and serves as a disguise for attacking conservatives.  They are effectively nothing more than a slimy tentacle of the Democratic Party, spewing misinformation of their own.  Both Media Matters and the SPLC make a concerted effort not to “correct misinformation” or “seek justice,” but instead to silence speech that differs in any way ideologically from the far left.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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