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-- the left leaning media watchdog group Media Matters for America finding itself under a media microscope at this time Shannon Bream is live in Washington with one Shannon.
I -- -- informs it filed with the IRS in order to obtain tax exempt status media matters identified its purpose says quote charitable and educational since then.
The organization is made it clear that it is using its resources to attack various media outlets including Fox News.
This is basically taking a government subsidy in order to attack a for profit company like Fox News and news -- And so you have a company that -- free of -- tax federal taxes people can donate to and have a tax write off and is classified as an educational charity.
But by any conventional standard doesn't need any of those metrics.
Internal memos obtained by the daily caller show media matters leaders considered a number of the -- tax on Fox News.
Including the possibility of hiring private investigators to delve into the personal lives -- -- commentators and executives.
That's like experts say those kinds of activities stretch the boundaries of what a tax exempt organization should be doing.
You -- advocating a particular point of view.
You may do so strongly applaud you you can't have it just -- unsubstantiated.
You have to be.
We're reasonably objective about the way you present your -- -- an excessive use of inflammatory language we could be one factor.
That -- the Internal Revenue Service could look at.
A number of complaints against media matters have been filed with the IRS now several congressional Republicans say they're interested in betting the tax exempt status of the group.
Experts warn though this area of the -- very complex with plenty of wiggle room Jenna and we have more on this now Shannon thank you let's.
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