The left leaning media enjoys a stranglehold on public perception, which some groups are hoping to reverse or correct. Media Equalizer’s news director Melanie Morgan joined Chris Salcedo on “The Chris Salcedo Show” today to discuss a couple of projects they have in the works to help restore balance to the news, and why it’s so important to do so.
Thin skinned hostility seems to be the order of the press’ day. CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski recently threatened to release the name of a video meme artist for making fun of his network. He also went after former Fox analyst Monica Crowley and Sheriff David Clark, accusing them of plagiarizing various works. He does not seem interested in investigating the works of anyone on the political left.
Kaczynski also planted web bugs in emails to anonymous tipsters while researching stories. He claimed they were just a way to see if the recipient has read the email, but the service he uses also transmits the IP address of the reader, along with other identifying information.
CNN is not the only biased offender. Media Matters for America, a leftwing website, specifically targets advertisers on conservative news organizations. Morgan’s group discovered that MMFA tries to “personally destroy … any conservative icon.” The tactic is part of their playbook -- which she stated she has seen -- that they use in pitches to donors.
Morgan’s project, Media Equality -- with 107,000 conservative activists -- has decided to mirror these tactics and show advertisers on left leaning programming what their affiliation truly looks like. Chris characterized her work as “fighting fire with fire.”