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Philly Reporter Sent to Cover Wall St. Protests Is Also a Media Matters Fellow

"...we’re not that big on boundaries."

What would you think if a senior reporter for a major U.S. newspaper was also a fellow at the anti-Fox, anti-Glenn Beck, and frankly anti-conservative left-wing group Media Matters? As Fox recently pointed out, that's exactly what's going on with Philadelphia Daily News reporter Will Bunch.

Bunch, who has been covering the Occupy Wall St. protests, admits the affiliation on his Twitter account:

The New York Times notes the Media Matters association and calls him a "progressive journalist," while noting the anti-Tea Party tone of his book:

In his new book, “The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, High-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama,” the progressive journalist Will Bunch serves up his own anatomy of the Tea Party movement, that loose agglomeration of right-wing insurgents, libertarians, conservatives, evangelicals, survivalists, gun-rights crusaders, antitax protesters, deficit hawks, antigovernment zealots, militia members, Ayn Randers, Limbaugh “ditto heads,” Glenn Beck fanatics, birthers, Birchers, and supporters of Sarah Palin and Ron Paul.

But it's where Bunch's affiliation isn't mentioned that's interesting, as Fox points out: was unable to find any mention of Bunch’s association with Media Matters on, which hosts content from the Philadelphia Daily News and its rival, the Inquirer.

There is also no mention in the Daily News’ online edition of Bunch’s support of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, which is suggested in his Twitter posts.

Sure enough, the "About Will Bunch" section on the paper's website makes no mention of the association:

And Keith Olbermann also failed to mention it while introducing Bunch's recent guest appearance on "Countdown," during which the progressive journalist talked about the protests:

“I’ve always written about the media, criticizing the media a lot from a progressive point of view,” he explained to “I think my editors are really proud to have someone writing with a point of view. I have a strong background, and I’m pretty good at identifying issues in the media. We think it’s good for dialogue and for selling papers.”

But what about compartmentalizing his opinions from his reporting?

“The Daily News is fairly unusual, we’re not that big on boundaries,” said Bunch. “The new editor, Larry Platt, encourages us to be more opinionated.”

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