To Media Matters, It Is Still 2008

MediaMattersLogoMedia Matters is at it again.

Writer Kevin Kalhoefer has “awarded” the National Center’s Jeff Stier and Julie Kelley’s November 9 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about left-wing efforts to raises taxes on meat for supposed climate change-fighting purposes as the 4th most ridiculous thing the conservative media said about climate change in 2015.

To rebut the piece, Media Matters called it “baseless.” Not much of a rebuttal, that.

Media Matters also, once again, misled its lemmings by calling the National Center for Public Policy Research “oil-industry backed.” As we documented here in November, we last received a contribution from the oil industry in 2008, so any accurate references to oil industry donations would have to be — very much — in the past tense.

Media Matters cited its claim that we are oil-industry by linking to a webpage noting that we last received an oil industry donation in 2008, so it can’t claim it doesn’t know.

Media Matters, like other leftist groups, appears unwilling to discuss the state of the evidence that the man-made catastrophic global warming theory is true. Instead it plays a game of diversion, discussing (however misleadingly) the sources of funding of those who point out that the models that predicted dramatic global warming have overwhelmingly failed to be accurate, as the years have gone by, and we’ve had time to evaluate them against actual temperature.

One gets the sense the left doesn’t care any more about whether the global warming theory is true than if its statements about the right’s funding are true.

What Media Matters says about our funding makes no more sense than claiming George w. Bush is president of the United States. What was true in 2008 is not true today.



The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than four percent from foundations and less than two percent from corporations. It receives over 350,000 individual contributions a year from over 60,000 active recent contributors.