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Thursday, July 10, 2014
MRC Defends Scaife, Doesn't Disclose He Was An MRC Donor
Topic: Media Research Center

A July 4 NewsBusters post, attributed only to "NB Staff," complains that a New York Times obituary for Richard Mellon Scaife, "a longtime supporter of conservative causes," contains "nasty personal swipes."

Not only does "NB Staff" not dispute the accuracy of the information -- choosing instead to reprint a 1998 column by Brent Bozell defending Scaife -- it also fails to include a very important disclosure: Scaife-controlled foundations were major donors to NewsBusters' parent organization, the Media Research Center.

The Sarah Scaife Foundation has donated more than $3 million to the MRC since 1998, and the Scaife-controlled Carthage Foundation donated $10,000 in 1997.

Interestingly, Bozell's 1998 Scaife-defending column also fails to disclose his Scaife funding, which surely he must have been aware of at the time he wrote it.


Posted by Terry K. at 9:26 PM EDT

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