Given the energy roiling around the rallies this weekend with dueling messages of “sanity” and “fear,” Media Matters thinks injecting their “Drop Fox campaign”is perfect timing.
The left-wing organization is not releasing exact figures on how much they are spending on the campaign, but as Spokeswoman Jess Levin put it, “I would say that we’ve made a considerable investment to get our message out this weekend.
Media Matters metro ads with anti-Fox News messages began greeting commuters and tourists last night: “Fox Keeps Fear Alive” and “Restore Sanity, Fight Fox.” At the rally, Media Matters will hand out rally signs, lapel stickers, and T-shirts and gathering signatures for their “Drop Fox” petition.
“The dueling themes remind me of a certain right-wing cable network,” writes Media Matters Contributor Karl Frisch in a morning post. “Each day, Fox News “keeps fear alive” with a steady stream of false and misleading attacks…” …”Fox News is not a news organization. Fox News is a right-wing political operation.”