Conservative Transparency

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Conservative Transparency was launched November 1, 2009 by the Media Matters Action Network of Media Matters for America. The website is the successor to Media Transparency, which Media Matters Action Network acquired from Cursor.org in December 2008.[1]

It is a website that serves well as a complement to the Front Groups portal and astroturf information on SourceWatch. According to the Washington Post, the site "uses Internal Revenue Service filings to track the major financial backers and beneficiaries of conservative activist groups. ... For example, the Web site's listing for FreedomWorks Inc., which has helped organize anti-tax and anti-health reform protests, shows the group brought in more than $4 million in 2007, much of it from wealthy conservative donors such as the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation (Note: see Richard DeVos). The Web site is unequivocally liberal, taking aim only at conservative organizations." [2].

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  1. "Media Matters Action Network acquires MediaTransparency.org from Cursor, Inc.," MediaTransparency.org, December 12, 2008. (No longer available online)
  2. Dan Eggen Liberal group eyes conservatives' connections, Washington Post, November 3, 2009

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