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Eating Their Own: Union Wants to Unionize Extremist, Left-Wing Media Matters, Website Owners Furious

Written By : Warner Todd Huston
April 17, 2014

Started in 2004, the left-wing propaganda website Media Matters for America has been spreading lies about Republicans and conservatives for a decade, now. Naturally the site has always claimed the center-right coalition is “anti-worker” for opposing unions, but this organization itself has never been unionized. Now the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) is agitating to organize Media Matters and the propaganda outfit is fit to be tied over the union’s efforts.

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Started by Clinton operative David Brock, Media Matters for America (MM) has been programming the left-wing media since its debut and one of the organization’s repeated topics has been its blanket support for unions and for all the things unions advocate. Most especially a support for the union goal of “card check.”

Card check is a union scheme of making the unionization of a business easier–easier for unions, not employers. One of its features is to have employees voting on whether or not to allow a union to enter the workplace forced to vote their preference out in the open, without a secret ballot.

Of course, having a secret ballot where a voter’s choice is not open for everyone to see is an idea as old as democracy itself. Worse, an openly seen vote leaves a voter open to pressure and intimidation from the employer and the union alike. When a voter has a secret ballot he is more likely to vote his conscience, but when his choice is made public all sorts of pressures come to bear, pressures that might cause him to vote against his own desires.

In any case, MM has been a huge supporter of the card check idea pushed by unions as far back as 2009. MM spent many months, for instance, excoriating any Republican who opposed the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) in 2010 and 2011.

The EFCA died still born in Congress because even the Democrat controlled House and Senate couldn’t get it passed by 2010. Even Democrat voters were against the EFCA’s essentially un-democratic nature.

Anyway, flash forward to today and the SEIU is trying to organize the supposed union-supporting Media Matters and instead of accepting unionization with open arms, Media Matters is trying to stifle the whole thing and are acting like they hope their employees don’t get a union.

As it happens, MM has hired a high-priced, anti-union management firm to help it limit the union’s efforts as much as possible.

But, one has to wonder… why is this left-wing propaganda outfit so upset and desperate to prevent unionization of its employees? After spending ten years attacking the right for being “anti-union,” wouldn’t you rather think that such pro-union propagandists would welcome a union into its fold?

Well, you might think that if you expected such an organization not to be filled with hypocrites. But, the truth is, Media Matters for America is like every other leftist organization. They only support things they want to impose on others. When those things are turned on them, however, they want nothing to do with it.

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