Media Matters and the empire strikes back?


The media spin machine called "Media Matters" has targeted me and this newspaper for its special brand of left-wing-only criticism. Essentially, we're getting the Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh treatment from an enterprise that makes no bones about targeting "conservative" mediums. And, of course, some of the local media competitors firmly planted in the Harry Reid camp (one of which is actually funded by Reid) lap it up.

Let me be plain: The "Media Matters" criticism should be a badge of courage for any non-Kool-Aid drinking journalist. It should also make independent minds wonder why "Media Matters" reaches all the way out to Nevada to dispense poison.

Might it have anything to do with Sen. Reid's election woes? He has already said he hopes the Review-Journal, his chief critic in Nevada, goes out of business. And then, "Media Matters" pops up? Maybe it's a coincidence, but I'm bracing for a "random" IRS audit and maybe a couple of unannounced federal inspections.

Do you think I'm being overly cautious?