With many independent voters still undecided in the presidential election, May 30th was as good a time as any for Media Matters and the Violence Policy Center to try to push those independents toward the groups’ own fringe territory.

They did so with the “end justifies the means” attitude that’s typical of how they and their political allies pursue their goals. Media Matters is a George Soros-funded propaganda operation that describes itself as “a progressive research and information center dedicated to . . . correcting conservative misinformation.” The Violence Policy Center was founded (and is still led) by a former activist with the National Coalition to Ban Handguns, who made his political orientation known by initially naming his group the New Right Watch. We think that evaluating the credibility of these groups can help illuminate voters’ decision-making process this year.

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