Girl Scouts dump Media Matters … I can but Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos and Samoas again!!!
Under extreme pressure and national attention, the Girl Scouts of the USA have decided to no longer tell Girl Scouts to no longer go to uber-Lib website Media Matters to learn about media bias. Needless to say, the Girl Scouts organization got an ear full and their emails were swamped by irate individuals who learned that the Girl Scouts were telling 6th through 8th grade girls to refer to Media Matters, a far Left and bias website. In the future, the Girl Scouts org might want to consider the source themselves before making policy.
Girl Scouts constantly reviews our materials based on feedback and suggestions we receive from our members and we update our materials on a regular basis,” said the statement. “As a result of this process, upcoming reprints of journeys materials will not include links to Media Matters.”
One question still remains … how liberal have the Girl Scouts of America become if they allowed the Media Matters issue in the first place? Who could ever have thought Media Matters was appropriate and not a far Left website? The Girl Scouts only reversed this policy because of public outcry and negative PR, I guarantee the hierarchy thought there was no issue with their initial stance. These folks have obviously lurched to the LEFT, how unfortunate that they would ruin what should be a middle of the road, non-political organization for kids. Instead, the LEFT is looking to indoctrinate young girls under the guise of Thin Mints.
Consider the Source … Girl Scouts of America Tell Kids to Go to George Soros Funded Far LEFT Media Matters Web Site to Clear up any Media Misinformation & Media Bias
Looks like an end to buying Girl Scout cookies, and I loved the “Thin Mints” and “Do-si-dos” and “Samoas” so.
The Girl Scouts of America have much explaining to do. It appears in their published book called MEdia, tells impressionable girls from 6th to 8th grade that if they have questions regarding the media stories, misinformation and media bias to go to the Goerge Oros funded, Far LEFT Media Matters web site as one of the primary sources for debunking lies. ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING!!! It is obvious that this organization is finished. A note to the Girl Scouts of America, maybe you people might want to consider the source as well!
From The Blaze:
In 2010, the Girl Scouts of the USA published a book called “MEdia.” The publication, designed for girls in grades six through eight, is a guide that apparently offers insight into how young people should process and understand the media messages surrounding them.
Considering the pervasive nature of popular media, this seems like a viable tool. However, there’s a problem — the book refers young readers to Media Matters for America as one of the primary sources for debunking lies and deceit.
On the surface, “MEdia” seems like it’s an excellent resource (and in some ways maybe it is) that encourages self-reflection and skepticism — two very understandable and useful tenets. But on page 25 of the book, a very curious recommendation is given.
The page in the Girl Scouts publication Under the headline, “Consider the Source.” Maybe the Girl Scouts of America might take their own advice and consider the source of MEDIA MATTERS?
The Internet is a breeding ground for “urban legends,” which are false stories told as if true. Next time you receive a txt or e-mail about something that seems unbelievable, confirm it before you spread it.
The fact-checking site snopes.com investigates everything from urban legends to “news” articles and posts its findings. Media Matters for America (http://mediamatters.org/) gets the word out about media misinformation.
Media Matters enjoys a comfy tax exempt status under the guise of this mission statement. However, as stated at Big Government, their manner in doing so should be LEFT-wing propaganad in its own right. QUESTION FOR THE GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA … SO YOU ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN ONE SIDE OF MISINFORMATION?
Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
Call, write and email the Girl Scouts of America and ask them just how a far LEFT group like MEDIA MATTERS happen to find its way into their organizations publication. They can be contacted HERE.
As stated at Wizbang, what do you think the MSM’s reaction would have been if Rush Limbaugh or NewsBusters was used by the Boy Scouts of America as a media bias tool? Hmm?