Tucker Carlson calls for IRS probe of Media Matters’ tax-exempt status

March 14, 2019 by Ben Marquis

The far-left propaganda machine known as Media Matters for America declared an all-out war against Fox News host Tucker Carlson over the weekend by digging up and then publicizing offensive comments Carlson had made in radio interviews more than a decade ago, with the obvious intent to ramp up the ongoing advertiser boycott of his weeknight program and ultimately get him fired from the network.

But, rather than bow to the coordinated outrage mob online that descended upon him, Carlson instead stood tall, refused to apologize for what was said and immediately began to strike back against those who are seeking to destroy him, his reputation and his career.

Carlson hits back at Media Matters

Initially, Carlson responded to the organized attack against him from Media Matters with a brief and defiant statement that he posted to social media on Sunday.

Carlson said, “Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago. Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”

But that non-apology was merely the first salvo of Carlson’s return fire against Media Matters, an organization he proceeded to excoriate and expose as openly partisan hack propagandists of the Democrat Party during his program on Monday, while at the same time decrying the current trend of liberal mouthpieces using manufactured outrage in an effort to silence any and all who dissent from leftist views.

Media Matters’ tax-exempt status

Carlson wasn’t finished there, though, as he continued his counterattack against Media Matters on Tuesday, further exposing its partisan hackery by revealing that the group is almost certainly in violation of the non-profit status it holds with the Internal Revenue Service, whereby the entity is able to avoid paying taxes.

A guest on the program named C. Boyden Gray, a former White House counsel who has tangled with Media Matters in the past, discussed the very real probability that the leftist organization runs afoul of the terms of its tax-exempt status by brazenly politicking on behalf of the Democrat Party and for previously serving as a surrogate for the failed 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign.

Carlson referenced documentary evidence showing coordination between Media Matters and the Clinton campaign in 2016, which would seemingly be a violation of IRS rules. Gray agreed and noted that Media Matters long ago “declared war on Fox News,” meaning its flagrant flouting of the requirements for tax-exempt status has continued for more than a decade.

It was pointed out by Carlson that perfectly legitimate conservative organizations were denied non-profit and tax-exempt status by the IRS under the Obama administration, yet this “openly partisan group in flagrant violation of the law” continues to be protected by the very same government agency.

What Media Matters is attempting to do to Tucker Carlson, and by extension to all other effective voices on the right, is simply despicable and anathema to our nation’s tradition of open debate and right of free speech.

Hopefully the bright spotlight Carlson and others are beginning to shine on the partisan organization will catch the attention of somebody at the White House or the IRS who can address the rather obvious and repeated violations of IRS rules by Media Matters.