Kudos for MediaTransparency.org
"For up-to-date tracking of the organizations and issues funded by conservative philanthropies, MediaTransparancy.org does an excellent job of following the money."
Joanna Mareth, Common Wealth
"Hardly just a niche research site, Media Transparency takes the work out of tracking the conservative movement. The site combines its extensive search features with regularly updated information on some of the hottest policy issues in the conservative movement."
"I'm a huge fan of Media Transparency. It has a fact-filled database and a powerful search engine that delivers timely and reliable information about how the conservative movement affects the mainstream media. Media Transparency embodies the best of the world-wide web."
- Dan Moldea, author and investigative reporter
"This is a very clever and effective tool you've created and I compliment you on your achievement, even though we probably wouldn't agree on anything else."
- David Horowitz/Salon and FrontPage
"Media Transparency has a nifty feature called the Fund-o-Meter, which lets you evaluate any web page on the Internet against their databases for signs of bias."
- PR Watch
"I started picking a right-wing organization at random and going to Cursor's Media Transparency to see who is funding them. I did this several times. Guess what I found? There are hundreds of right-wing organizations, but they are almost all funded by a foundation whose name contains Scaife, Olin or Bradley, and a few others."
- Seeing the Forest
"What an amazing site! (Great-looking, too.) Please keep doing what you're doing. You can count me as a strong supporter."
- Joe Conason, Salon and New York Observer
"A great collection of resources for persons studying the funding of conservative ideas."
- Political Research Associates' The Public Eye
"Media Transparency is a left-wing survey of conservative activity. It is valuable for conservative networking and comprehension of the far-left perspective on conservative free speech."
- World Journalism Institute
"If you have questions about any advocacy groups you hear about in the media, go to Media Transparency, type in the organization, click go and voila, the funders show up with the reasons given for granting the money. Click on the funders and get a profile and see who else they support. After a while, you will begin to see a pattern. Print out the organizations run by these foundations and keep next to your TV."
"News, opinion, analysis and investigative data related to links between conservative think-tanks, funding sources and influence."
"An intellectual and political resource for journalists and scholars doing research on the connections between right-wing foundations and public policy. It deserves recognition for its public service and the widest possible audience for the tireless research on this neglected topic undertaken by its founder, Rob Levine. Media Transparency is the essential tool for researching this movement."
- Eric Alterman, The Nation
"Media Transparency opened up new perspectives for me as I pieced together connections between the Bradley Foundation, the Bell Curve, and the individuals advocating Norplant for Welfare policies. I really appreciate the existence of your organization, and I admire you for working so hard to provide such important information."
- Kimberly S.
"Now, Media Transparency is not, in and of itself, scary. But what it DOES is scary -- tracking the political economy of public opinion and public policy by showing the labyrinthine connection between the conservative movement, the media, and policy-making. For instance, one of the strands of the conservative movement that Media Transparency is tracking is the way that the Federalist Society and similar organizations are trying to reshape the U.S. Constitution."
"I just discovered a really great site called Media Transparency which has a search engine to generate where any non-profit gets its money and who those funders give their money to. Truly an awesome resource."
- Left Business Observer/LBO Talk
"There are several media watchdog groups out there...my personal favorite is mediatransparency.org."
- Edwin Black, author, "IBM and the Holocaust."
"If you've had about your fill of "the myth of the liberal media," Media Transparency is an ideal place to turn for material for a refuting argument."
- The Crisis Papers
Media Transparency offers a wealth of information on "the money behind the media" and it's "backgrounder" on the movement is probably the best overview I've seen.
- Bain S./Democratic Underground