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Holding The Media Accountable by Mind Map: Holding The Media Accountable
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Holding The Media Accountable


Efin Hoftig, dir. comm. media matters

Carl fresh. comm director for media matters

jeremy schulman. dir. research media matters

justin cole. dep'y director online comm

What We Do

progressive media research and info center

monitor broad section of media & conservative misinfo

7 days a week updated

have posted nearly 10,000 research items

started by david brock, fmr gop. author "republican noise machine"

correct conservative misinfo

expose hate speech on pub airwaves

let them know someone is watching

strengthen america's 4th estate

not trying to kill journalism

try to empower american people by enhancing their voice within media

"regardless of what issue motivates you, media should be second on the list"

try to stick to CONTENT not INTENT

What is Conservative MisInfo

news or commentary inaccurate, unreliable, not credible that forwards the conservative agenda

not just conservative OPINION

use only publicly available, independent, facts

Relevance of Blogosphere

reporters read blogs all the time

be polite and to the point when contacting media

on state and local level, get to know them

follow local media!

make a list

conservative radio guys too

local tv

Content vs. Intent

create an archive. follow media. keep record

check out the dailyhowler

provide accurate transcript

Working with Others In Your Area

over last 4 years we have built relationships w reporters bloggers and others

just b/c you build it doesn't mean they'll come


the case of gunny bob

called for gps trackers on all non citizen muslims

ID all advertisers

apply pressure

do you have a prob with those wearing ur critique as badge of honor

not trying to change minds of ditto heads

this is about impact on MSM

this distracts them from their other hateful work

the impact

content criticism

media policy