Media Matters to Lunch with Rupert Murdoch: Will a Food Fight Erupt?

Liberal media watch dog Media Matters for America paid $86,000 in a charity action for its CEO to lunch with Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America followed the wisdom of that age-old adage when they paid $86,000 on a charity auction website to win a lunch with News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch (pictured above).

According to a press release on MMA's website, the nonprofit's founder David Brock and five invited guests will sit down for a "friendly lunch" with Murdoch, the conservative billionaire who owns Fox News. No date or restaurant has been set yet, nor has Brock announced which guests he'll bring or what he hopes they'll discuss.

Most likely, he's not interested in discussing the auction site Charity Buzz's proposed topic: to get Murdoch's advice on a new business concept. "Are you a budding entrepreneur? Do you have an idea that you are sure will propel you to success?" asks the auction page.

On the contrary, the lunch could quite likely get heated. MMA's self-described agenda is to correct news "commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda," and the organization tries to counter Fox News's conservative propaganda channels in particular. According to The Huffington Post, Media Matters has even dogeared a $1 million donation from liberal billionaire philanthropist Geroge Soros just to combat superstar Tea Party demagogue Glenn Beck.

David Brock, please bring a camera, some hard-hitting questions, and some antacid, just in case. GOOD readers, what would you ask Rupert Murdoch if Brock invited you to join them at lunch?

Via The Huffington Post

via Real Time with Bill Maher / YouTube and The Late Late Show with James Corden / YouTube

A controversial editorial on America's obesity epidemic and healthcare by comedian Bill Maher on his HBO show "Real Time" inspired a thoughtful, and funny, response by James Cordon. It also made for a great debate about healthcare that Americans are avoiding.

At the end of the September 6th episode of "Real Time, " Maher turned to the camera for his usual editorial and discussed how obesity is a huge part of the healthcare debate that no one is having.

"At Next Thursday's debate, one of the candidates has to say, 'The problem with our healthcare system is Americans eat shit and too much of it.' All the candidates will mention their health plans but no one will bring up the key factor: the citizens don't lift a finger to help," Maher said sternly.

Keep Reading Show less

There is no shortage of proposals from the, um, what's the word for it… huge, group of Democratic presidential candidates this year. But one may stand out from the pack as being not just bold but also necessary; during a CNN town hall about climate change Andrew Yang proposed a "green amendment" to the constitution.

Keep Reading Show less
Me Too Kit

The creator of the Me Too kit — an at home rape kit that has yet to hit the market — has come under fire as sexual assault advocates argue the kit is dangerous and misleading for women.

The kit is marketed as "the first ever at home kit for commercial use," according to the company's website. "Your experience. Your kit. Your story. Your life. Your choice. Every survivor has a story, every survivor has a voice." Customers will soon be able order one of the DIY kits in order to collect evidence "within the confines of the survivor's chosen place of safety" after an assault.

"With MeToo Kit, we are able to collect DNA samples and other tissues, which upon testing can provide the necessary time-sensitive evidence required in a court of law to identify a sexual predator's involvement with sexual assault," according to the website.

Keep Reading Show less

Villagers rejoice as they receive the first vaccines ever delivered via drone in the Congo

The area's topography makes transporting medicines a treacherous task.

Photo by Henry Sempangi Senyule

When we discuss barriers to healthcare in the developed world, affordability is commonly the biggest concern. But for some in the developing world, physical distance and topography can be the difference between life and death.

Widjifake, a hard-to-reach village in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with a population of 6,500, struggles with having consistent access to healthcare supplies due to the Congo River and its winding tributaries.

It can take up to three hours for vehicles carrying supplies to reach the village.

Keep Reading Show less
via Keith Boykin / Twitter

Fox News and President Trump seem like they may be headed for a breakup. "Fox is a lot different than it used to be," Trump told reporters in August after one of the network's polls found him trailing for Democrats in the 2020 election.

"There's something going on at Fox, I'll tell you right now. And I'm not happy with it," he continued.

Some Fox anchors have hit back at the president over his criticisms. "Well, first of all, Mr. President, we don't work for you," Neil Cavuto said on the air. "I don't work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you, just report on you."

Keep Reading Show less