A regular target for Media Matters is John Lott, an economist, author and Fox News contributor. Here's a piece written by Lott about David Brock and Media matters, and their handling of gun control issues:
- Of course, Media Matters never mentions the published research finding that right-to-carry laws reduce murders of police officers.
- Nor do they mention that there has been a total of 29 peer reviewed studies by economists and criminologists, 18 supporting the hypothesis that shall-issue laws reduce crime, 10 finding no significant effect on crime, and that just one claims that right-to-carry laws temporarily increases one type of violent crime, aggravated assault.
So who is behind Media Matters besides David Brock? George Soros, via Politico:
- George Soros announced that he has given $1 million to Media Matters “to hold Fox News accountable for the false and misleading information they so often broadcast.” Fox commentators frequently describe Media Matters, a frequent Fox critic, of being funded by Soros, but Media Matters has long denied that connection.