In a not so shocking op-ed piece by Media Matters for America founder David Brock, he openly admits that he uses the non-profit organization to defend Hillary Clinton against criticism.
According to his op-ed piece titled Brock: What’s Behind The House Select Committee On Media Matters?, he sought to defend Clinton against the investigation being conducted by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. In doing so, he pointed out that his group was associated with Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton’s political advisor and former consultant on Libya.
At the time of the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Blumenthal was not only a paid consultant of Media Matters, but he was also providing information to Clinton from Media Matters. As we know, Media Matters is just one of many organizations funded by criminal George Soros.
Blumenthal testified before the select committee last week in a closed door session. Brock took the opportunity to blast Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and his committee for not releasing the transcript of the testimony by Blumenthal.
“By refusing to release the transcript, the Republicans want to hide the true nature of the Blumenthal deposition: Their partisan attempt to both chill Blumenthal’s right to freely express his own political views and more broadly to intimidate our organizations — organizations that have led the way in exposing the fraudulence of the Benghazi investigation itself. (Not to mention our role in specifically defending Hillary Clinton from the Republicans’ unfair attacks on the subject).”
So, what’s the problem here? Media Matters is a 501(c)3 organization. According to the IRS:
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity. Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes. (Emphasis mine)
The IRS continues:
“…voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that (a) would favor one candidate over another; (b) oppose a candidate in some manner; or (c) have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates, will constitute prohibited participation or intervention.”
Frankly, I think all of this demonstrates a complete disregard for the First Amendment as it seeks to silence political speech, something that a lot of churches fear with their tax-exempt status. This is something they shouldn’t fear as they are tax-exempt by the IRS’ own admission. But just remember how conservative groups were targeted by this same IRS concerning their tax-exempt status. Also, keep in mind that Brock is an open, practicing sodomite as well, so he is most definitely being allowed to skirt the law when it comes to sodomy. How much more when it comes to violating the terms of his organization’s tax-exempt status?
Furthermore, it isn’t just Brock who is in view here. Blumenthal was obviously collecting checks from the Clinton Foundation as well as Media Matters. It seems that both of these men have engaged in open violation of the IRS code. Now the question is, will there be anyone with backbone to hold them accountable in the IRS? I won’t hold my breath.