NewsBusters' Sheppard shoots and misses...badly
Terry Krepel over at ConWebWatch (he's also a Media Matters senior editor) destroys  a Fox News Forum post by Noel Sheppard , NewsBusters associate editor, in which Shepard attacks Sen. John Kerry for calling Media Matters and ThinkProgress "good folks" while writing  about the George Will global warming controversy  on Huffington Post.
Sheppard writes :
What Kerry chose to hide from readers was his wife's connection to these so-called "good folks."
ThinkProgress is the blog of the far-left leaning Center for American Progress. Contribution records  show CAP having taken funds from the Tides Foundation, an organization that's received a great deal of money  from the Howard Heinz Endowment chaired by -- wait for it! -- the junior senator from Massachusetts' wife Teresa Heinz Kerry.
Well, as Krepel points out :
There's just little one problem with Sheppard's conspiracy theory: it's not true.
As we  and  others  have detailed, Heinz Kerry's donations to the Tides Foundation have been explicitly earmarked toward specific projects in Pennsylvania, making it impossible for that money to have gone toward CAP or Media Matters. Thus, the entire premise of Sheppard's article is false.
Curiously, at no point does Sheppard address the actual claims CAP  and Media Matters  have made about Will's false statements on global warming, nor does he mention that Washington Post ombudsman Andy Alexander has raised questions  about the claims and the editing process that allowed them into Will's column.