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Media Matters: Connecting Progressive Websites

There are a couple of new websites that are turning a critical eye on the right in America which VanRamblings would like to bring to your attention.

The first website is called Media Matters, edited by David Brock.

According to a story in the New York Times ...

David Brock, the former right-wing journalist turned liberal, describes himself as once having been a rather large cog in the machinery of the conservative media. Now Mr. Brock is starting a new endeavor built to combat the very sector of journalism that spawned him, with support from the same sorts of people (Democrats) about whom he once wrote so critically.

With more than $2 million in donations from wealthy liberals, Mr. Brock will start a new Internet site this week that he says will monitor the conservative media and correct erroneous assertions in real time.

Also, say hello to Moving, formerly known as the Electronic Policy Network, a website which is “dedicated to explaining and popularizing complex policy ideas to a broader audience.” From its about page ...

Our goal is to improve collaboration and dialogue between policy and grassroots organizations, and to promote their work to journalists and legislators ... (by) post(ing) the best ideas and resources from leading progressive research and advocacy institutions ... We hope to strengthen democratic participation by providing a more inclusive and intelligible debate about the issues that shape our world.

Two worthy additions to the new media dialogue on issues affecting us all.

Posted by Raymond Tomlin at May 3, 2004 8:10 PM in Media


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