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Blog Profile / Media Matters for America


URL :http://mediamatters.org/
Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:17186
Posts / Week:47.9
Archived Since:April 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Fox Goes Quiet Following O'Reilly-JFK Revelation

Fox News is not commenting on reports that Bill O'Reilly lied in his books and on Fox News that he was nearby and "heard" a shotgun blast when a figure linked to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy committed suicide. The network...Show More Summary

Fox's Ralph Peters: Obama "Is The Reincarnation Of Pontius Pilate"

From the February 25 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom: Previously: Fox Analyst: Obama Timed Syrian Airstrikes To Avoid Killing Islamic State Terrorists Fox Analyst: Obama Believes Military Should Be Fighting Ebola, Not Defending Our Country Fox's Ralph Peters: Obama "Despises The Men Who Served Honorably" In U.S. Military h/t Right Scoop

With New Debate Strategy, GOP Slips Further Into The Right-Wing Media Bubble

"The Republican Party needs to stop talking to itself."--The RNC's post-2012 election report. Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) fumes about "gotcha" questions from "clueless" political reporters and vows not to be distracted by them on the campaign trail. Show More Summary

Fox News And CNN Ignore Passage Of Major Anti-LGBT Law In Arkansas

Fox News and CNN ignored the passage of a major anti-LGBT law in Arkansas. Will cable news outlets keep silent as conservatives push for similar legislation across the country? On February 23, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) allowed Arkansas SB 202 to become law. Show More Summary

Fox News Adopts GOP Smear Attempt On Net Neutrality, Dubbing It "Obamanet"

Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy pushed a Republican attempt to tar net neutrality when he said that it "could do to the Internet what Obamacare did to the healthcare system," a right-wing attack widely discredited when Senator Ted...Show More Summary

Under Scrutiny For Fabrications, O'Reilly Shifts Focus To Claim Fox News Is Under Siege

Bill O'Reilly tried to shift focus away from the scrutiny he is facing for embellishing his reporting career by claiming that Fox News is under attack. After Mother Jones called into question O'Reilly's accounts of covering the 1982Show More Summary

O'Reilly Lied About Suicide Of JFK Assassination Figure, Former Colleagues Say

Bill O'Reilly has repeatedly claimed he personally "heard" a shotgun blast that killed a figure in the investigation into President John F. Kennedy's assassination while reporting for a Dallas television station in 1977. O'Reilly's claim...Show More Summary

The Hill Lets Republicans Suggest Public Didn't Have A Voice On Net Neutrality

The Hill legitimized Republican claims that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) needs to delay its vote on net neutrality to give the public time to review the idea, ignoring the fact that the agency received nearly 4 million comments -- which overwhelmingly favored net neutrality -- during an open-comment period in 2014. Show More Summary

Limbaugh Calls FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler "Obama's Butt Boy" For Net Neutrality

From the February 24 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Rush Limbaugh's Scare Tactics And The Truth About Net Neutrality Limbaugh: Net Neutrality Is "The Next Con Game" The Obama Administration Is Running What The Media Should Know About Net Neutrality

For Bjorn Lomborg, Shilling For Anti-Environmental Causes Is A Matter Of Life And Death

Bjorn Lomborg has argued for more coal use abroad and fewer electric cars here in the U.S., both times contorting the facts to cast his position as a way to keep people from dying. In each instance, Lomborg cloaks his anti-environmental...Show More Summary

Conservative Media Use Mall Of America Threat To Promote Concealed Guns As A Terrorism Solution

Conservative media are reacting to a terrorist threat against Mall of America by calling for people to be allowed to carry concealed guns in more places even though no evidence exists that civilians with concealed carry permits stopShow More Summary

Hannity: Selma 's John Legend "Doesn't Know Anything" About Voting Rights

Fox News Host Sean Hannity is criticizing singer John Legend's Oscars speech, which invoked the civil rights movement and the ongoing fight for racial and social justice. In response to Legend's completely accurate statement that the...Show More Summary

All The Journalists Disputing Bill O'Reilly's Falklands War Tales

Bill O'Reilly's claims about his 1982 Falklands War reporting have been disputed by numerous journalists who covered the events for CBS News, NBC News, and CNN, as well as an Argentine historian. Mother Jones Highlights O'Reilly's Fibs...Show More Summary

Fox News Rallies Behind Florist Who Refused To Serve Gay Couple

Fox News rallied behind a Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding, continuing the network's defense of the right to discriminate against gay customers. On February 18, a Benton County Superior Court...Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media Rush To Defend Industry-Funded Climate Denier Willie Soon

Conservative media have been quick to rush to the defense of climate science denier Willie Soon, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who has recently come under fire for accepting over $1.2 million from the fossil fuel industry without disclosing this conflict of interest in most of his scientific papers. Show More Summary

Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore Blasts Giuliani's "Racist" Rhetoric About Obama

From the February 23 edition of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show: Previously: On CNN, Former Fox Anchor Describes How Giuliani's Comments Are Rooted In Conservative Media Rhetoric Rudy Giuliani Invokes 9/11 To Reinforce His Claim That Obama Doesn't Love America Fox Gives Giuliani A Safe Space To Explain Why Obama Does Not Love America

Fox Host Dismisses The Dangers Of Right-Wing Terrorists After Years Of Deadly Attacks

Fox News host Eric Bolling suggested that there haven't been any recent examples of right-wing terrorism in order to downplay a recent Department of Homeland Security report warning of right-wing extremists. In fact, there have been multiple deadly right-wing attacks in the U.S. Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly's Claim That "Many Were Killed" Rejected By Argentine Historian

An Argentine historian has discredited Bill O'Reilly's claim that the riot he covered in 1982 as a CBS News correspondent was a combat situation, where "many were killed." In fact, according to the historian -- an expert on the Falklands...Show More Summary

Fox's Bolling Explains Gender Pay Gap: "Men Take More Risks"

From the February 23 edition of Fox News' The Five: Previously: Fox Host Slams Equal Pay Advocacy At Oscars: "Patricia Arquette Needs To Do Her History" Right-Wing Media's Outraged Reactions To The Oscars Fox's Bolling: "There Should Be No Question" Men Are More Successful And Better Leaders Than Women

New Study Highlights Lack Of Education Experts In Print And Online Media

A new study finds that the "education experts" often cited in print and online news stories may have little expertise in education policy. In the most recent issue of the journal Education Policy Analysis Archives, authors Joel R. Malin...Show More Summary

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