An award-winning investigative journalist, Matthew Vadum’s work is cited by Fox News, Weekly Standard, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and many other media outlets. He’s been on “The O’Reilly Factor,” “CBS Evening News,” “The Daily Show,” and “The Colbert Report,” and denounced by Al Sharpton, Oliver Stone, Roseanne Barr, and Keith Olbermann.
Michelle Malkin hailed Vadum for having “the foresight and insight to report on the [ACORN] story when nobody else would.” Glenn Beck said he finally “got it” when Vadum appeared on his Fox TV show to talk about ACORN, helping him draw one of his famous tree diagrams. Vadum “writes some of the harder edged and more influential briefings” in the conservative movement (Washington Post) and is a “conservative data hound” (Washington Independent). Vadum is also an Adjunct Scholar at the James Madison Institute. His report galvanized opposition to liberals’ campaign to force a kind of affirmative action onto private grant-makers in Florida. According to National Review, it convinced the Florida legislature in 2010 to pass SB0998 which outlawed the “ACORNization” of philanthropy in that state.