Sirius XM to Launch Media Matters Radio
Progressive watchdog group Media Matters will get itself a powerful new platform to wage its war on the Fox News Channel.
The group announced Wednesday the formation of Media Matters Radio on Sirius XM, which will begin a six-week run on Saturday.
The show, which airs live on the Sirius XM Left channel, will feature Media Matters executives Ari Rabin-Havt and Bradley Herring as co-hosts who will chastise media outlets for whatever it is that they deem "conservative misinformation.”
While the show won’t be entirely focused on Fox News, it’s likely to be a primary target, as Media Matters CEO David Brock and major donor George Soros have both acknowledged a renewed focus on Fox News.
Others who will likely find themselves in the Media Matters Radio crosshairs include the Wall Street Journal editorial page, blogger and commentator Andrew Breitbart, columnist Ann Coulter and several radio talk-show hosts, including Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Laura Schlessinger and Michael Savage.
With the inclusion of Media Matters Radio, Sirius XM will be in the unusual position of having hosts on one of its shows telling the audience that hosts on other shows that are also on Sirius XM – Schlessinger, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and others -- are lying to them.
"We will not shy away from addressing any source of conservative misinformation," Rabin-Havt told The Hollywood Reporter.