conservative nonprofits http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22986/all en 23 Liberal Media Outlets, Including MSNBC Defend IRS Tea Party Probe http://www.mrc.org/articles/23-liberal-media-outlets-including-msnbc-defend-irs-tea-party-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left-wing operations say conservatives deserved to be targeted. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Blame the victim! Twenty-three liberal news operations have taken that strategy about the IRS attack on conservative nonprofits. Fifteen of the 63 members of the left-wing Media Consortium have thrown their support behind the IRS’s investigation. The 15 organizations either wrote or re-posted stories defending the IRS actions.</p><p dir="ltr">Another eight liberal outlets, including MSNBC, ran similar stories. Altogether, these outlets have received a combined total of more $14 million dollars from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations since 2000.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/23-liberal-media-outlets-including-msnbc-defend-irs-tea-party-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Media alternet Campaign Legal Center conservative groups conservative nonprofits Democracy 21 George Soros IRS Lawrence O'Donnell media consortium mother jones MSNBC open society foundations patriot patriotism Scandal targeting Tea Party Fri, 17 May 2013 15:31:41 +0000 julia.seymour 43608 at http://www.mrc.org