Happy One year: In just 12 months, more than five million consumers and producers of news have visited our site, viewing 30 million pages; our robust
May 4, 2005

Happy One year: In just 12 months, more than five million consumers and producers of news have visited our site, viewing 30 million pages; our robust discussion forums have featured more than 120,000 comments; and more than 35,000 websites have linked to Media Matters' research documenting lies, distortions, inaccuracies and other forms of misinformation in the news media that forwards the agenda of radical right-wing political forces.

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