The logic is lacking
Look at this story. Theme: woman is going to prison for running guns to the Zeta Cartel. After twice serving time for burglary and people smuggling. This is tragic, since her mother says she was trying to be nice. The solution: we need more gun laws.
At the bottom: "(Editor’s note: This aticle was written as part of the Media Matters Gun Facts fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to comprehensively monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation in the US media. Some of the worst misinformation occurs around the issue of guns, gun violence and extremism, the fellowship program is designed to fight this misinformation with facts.)"
From this and other events, it's apparent that in the last month, Media Matters' paymaster has indicated they should turn to the gun issue. It's also apparent one tactic is to hire writers, via these fellowships, to publish articles. A newspaper would never accept an outside group paying their reporters to write on a particular theme, but apparently they'll go along with people holding fellowships, with the same result.