December 30, 2011
A 2010 book published by the Girl Scouts, designed for middle-school-age girls to gain insight into how to process and understand the media, seems at first glance like a useful resource. However, the book, titled MEdia, refers young readers to the extreme left-wing, George Soros-funded Media Matters for America as one of the primary sources for clearing up media misinformation and verifying facts, The Blaze reports. Considering Media Matters' less-than-objective views, some questions were raised by concerned parents as to why the book's authors would include it as a sole source to debunk media lies. After the controversy was brought to the attention of the Girl Scouts, spokesperson Michelle Tompkins said the organization was reprinting the book this month, but had no further comment about which groups, if any, would replace Media Matters as a reference in the new version. Meanwhile, the book remains on the shelves at bookstores across the U.S.