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Andrea attend terror rose is a columnist for the New York Daily News at a co host of the five here on Fox News Channel.
Kirsten Powers is a columnist for the Daily Beast and a Fox News contributor also a -- contributor to USA today.
And Jim Pinkerton is a contributing editor and writer for the American conservative magazine also a Fox News contributor.
I want -- -- down some of this battle to a media matters memo that was actually circulated internally according to the daily caller and they got some extraordinary access.
To some of the stuff these folks have written.
Here's part of what it boils down to simply pull it writes Karl Frisch a senior fellow.
The progressive movement is in need of an -- George W.
Bush is gone we really don't have John McCain to kick around anymore.
Filling the lack of leadership on the right.
Fox News has emerged as the central enemy and antagonist of the Obama administration.
Our congressional majorities in the progressive movement as a whole we must take Fox News.
Head on with.
In a well orchestra well funded presidential style campaign to discredit.
And embarrass the network making it illegitimate.
In the eyes of news consumers.
Jim does that sound like the work of a tax free organization.
It doesn't and I have to tell you at John that you know last year.
David Brock the president of media matters was quoted as saying I want -- this him talking now I wanna engage in -- quote guerrilla war -- sabotage unquote campaign against fox.
And I -- that's kind of a little bit heavy for a charity is an as yet and said an educational and charitable charity.
And but I still -- just him -- -- you know just talking out of turn talking maybe a little bit prominent a position of instability.
Now I realize -- -- is memo that ninety page memo to all of all of our viewers can find on the on the daily caller web site and probably elsewhere as well.
That this was actually sort of the corporate culture of the whole organization that's kind of astonishing to me that are -- outfit like this could exist here in Washington.
-- you are an unabashed liberal and advocate of liberal causes so is media matters but.
You well how do you feel about this.
Purported war that they've watch.
Well I think it's disappointing because I actually think that they do a lot of good stuff even though I'm off and cut that -- -- on the receiving end of their criticism back overall I think.
You know they serve a purpose they they modern media and and they find you know where they think there's bias -- there's mistakes there's nothing wrong with that.
They -- where that the problem is what what is in these these memos talking about going after.
Not just about going after the network but actually going after individual people.
Executive producers -- of people who work at Fox News and trying to somehow just basically destroy their lives as far as I can Italian -- to try to find it.
Maybe track them and find something out about them it can be used against them that that this this is very very troubling to me.
And and the under is the Andrea the the coordination I guess you would say between.
Some of the issues that they were putting out there that were later then picked up or -- -- by White House spokespeople.
Is kind of interest.
It's more than interesting it's.
It's down right troubling I mean the fact that they actually could be coordinating.
Win the White House and then they're getting tax breaks I mean -- about -- John this is an organization that claims to be a charity.
That doesn't essentially pay any taxes.
And its existence is based on one thing and that's to take out a for profit company.
And that is News Corp.
the parent company of this network so because they don't like our reporting that's right.
Now look you can say we have free speech in this country you can say what you want about different news organizations.
But he can't get a subsidy for that.
And this is why Republicans and I applaud them for actually looking into what media matters is doing and looking into that revoking their tax.
Exempt status because you know there's two separate economies right now we have one -- -- -- for profit companies trying to make a business and the left is demonizing them.
And then you have.
These nonprofit fake charities that really aren't doing any real discernible charity work like media matters that aren't paying taxes which gives them an advantage so.
It's it's pretty ironic and it begs the question should there tax exempt status be revoked and I think it sent.
Well -- -- -- viewers don't like the kind of reporting that they see on Fox News Channel don't they have other alternatives.
Right and and and all the alternatives to fox are protected by the First Amendment I mean it's important understand that fox not only as a private corporation a private property at all and therefore has its own rights to exist and not be harassed and -- But it edition as embezzlement -- part of the media.
You know we have a first met -- say this as a CNN and MSNBC and everybody else and so for media matters to come -- and say we're not trying to deprive.
Fox and by implication is its its viewers and supporters of their first amendment rights to free speech and -- free speech.
That's pretty astonishing Sanders says that they're getting of that tax -- -- do that so and the fact all the other taxpayers of the of America are chipping in to pay for our preferred media matters to.
-- box and then not only not only that Pearson but people who donates to there -- sides get to take a tax deduction for the donation.
-- -- You know Shanahan said in her keys before we came on that this is a very difficult area.
And I think there are a lot of tax deduct.
Lot of it institutions that have tax deductible status -- Do you sort of engage in political.
That activity and so it's it's a it's a bigger problem and I'm not sure that you can take away their status.
For doing this I would also say they're not infringing on anybody's first amendment rights because it only the government can infringe on first amendment rights.
All that to be sad.
What they're doing I I have a major problem when I guess that there's nothing wrong we're monitoring the media there's nothing wrong with pointing out when mistakes are made.
There's nothing wrong with that but there is a problem with.
Waging an all out war against.
Individuals who work and and his organization.
To try to you know -- try to disrupt their lives to try to attempt to destroy their lives.
I don't think that people -- giving we're giving money to this organization really think that that's what they're doing.
We're gonna wrap it up there and agree are accused in power is ended ten Terrell Jim Pinkerton thank you.
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