According to the Media Research Center, the best way to “save America from socialism and economic run” and “expose an expanding plot to silence Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and all conservative media in America” is to send the conservative group at least $25.
That warning is detailed in a fundraising letter obtained by Media Matters detailing MRC’s “Soros Project” which is described as “an urgent new special project of the Media Research Center.”
The letter is signed by MRC founder and President L. Brent Bozell. It rambles on for eight pages and attempts to scare up donations for MRC by concocting a vast conspiracy involving philanthropist George Soros, members of the media, and Media Matters.
Echoing other conspiracy-minded conservatives like Glenn Beck, MRC warns about a “foreign born man named George Soros.”
Bozell complains about “these Soros legions” that he claims are “riddled with hundreds of America’s most well-known, well-watched and well-listened to leftist media elite personalities.”
Ratcheting up the paranoia, Bozell claims that their “Soros Project” has “put us here at the MRC in jeopardy” because “as a direct threat to his media empire - the only threat really - we at the MRC stand in the way of his malevolent dream.”
Bozell goes on to describe “the Soros Web,” breathlessly described as a “massive empire” that is part of a plot whose goals include “destroying free market capitalism” and “transforming America into a second-rate socialist state.”
MRC has done a good service here, providing a textbook example of exactly how the conservative media group resorts to the same sort of deceptive practices and scare tactics they practice with their research. The difference this time is they’d like you to send in a check after they’ve scared you.
MRC being disingenuous as always. There are people who pose a bigger threat to America than George Soros, and their names are: Karl Rove, Koch Bros., Bryan Fischer, Brent Bozell, Rush Limbaugh, et al.