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Clinton's "Second Email Address" Was Explained Months Ago, But Fox Missed The Evidence

Fox News selectively quoted a statement from Hillary Clinton's lawyer to suggest that she lied about having a "second email account" during her time as secretary of state. But the network ignored in several segments that the supposed...Show More Summary

Why Is The New York Times Providing A Platform For Industry Groups To Baselessly Attack The EPA?

The New York Times devoted a front page article on May 19 to advancing baseless industry allegations that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) illegally lobbied on behalf of clean water protections. Buried deep within the article...Show More Summary

Fox Discussion Of Criminal Investigation Uses Racial Stereotypes

From the May 19 edition of Fox News' Happening Now: Previously: Video: What Happens When Local News Over-Represents African-Americans As Criminals Fox Turns To Racial Profiling Advocate To Promote Chokeholds And Stop-And-Frisk In NYC REPORT: New York City Television Stations Give Lopsided Coverage To Black Crime

The Beltway Press Also Thought The Iraq War Was A Good Idea

As likely Republican candidates for president continue to struggle with the legacy of the Iraq War, and specifically with the question of whether they would have authorized a similar invasion if they had been president at the time, it's important to remember the media's role in the foreign policy failure. Show More Summary

Mic's Elizabeth Plank Takes Down Fox News' Absurd Anti-Feminist Talking Points

Mic's Elizabeth Plank fired back against Fox News' absurd anti-feminist rhetoric on the May 19 edition of Flipping The Script. Plank highlighted the outrageous claims frequently perpetuated by conservative media figures in order to discourage men from being feminists. Show More Summary

Fox Completely Distorts Obama's Policy Proposals To Hype Alleged "War On Police"

From the May 19 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: "Disarming The Force": Fox's Fact Free Response To Obama's Restriction Of Military Equipment To Law Enforcement

"Disarming The Force": Fox's Fact Free Response To Obama's Restriction Of Military Equipment To Law Enforcement

Fox News falsely asserted that President Obama was disarming police officers by issuing an executive order limiting the transfer of certain military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. But the order merely limits local law enforcement's...Show More Summary

Fox Host: If You "Really Want To Work For A Green Energy Field," The Place To Go Is Big Oil

From the May 18 edition of Fox News' The Five: Previously: Sean Hannity And Dana Perino: "Sponsored By" Fracking Companies Meet The Climate Denial Machine

Experts Debunk WSJ's Favorite Report On Cost Of Federal Regulations

For three years running, The Wall Street Journal editorial board has championed an annual report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) claiming that federal regulations are a "hidden tax" that cost Americans almost two trillion dollars every year and nearly $15,000 per household. Show More Summary

The Clinton Foundation Witch Hunt

Suddenly under scrutiny for her $250 donation to the Clinton Haiti Relief Fund in 2010, Judy Woodruff, the co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, issued a statement late last week defending her modest giving. "I made the gift in response to an urgent joint appeal from former President Clinton and then-President George W. Show More Summary

This NY Post Op-Ed Attacking Clinton Aide Cheryl D. Mills Is Riddled With Inaccuracies

The New York Post ran an op-ed pushing falsehoods and reckless speculation to attack Cheryl D. Mills, the former counselor and chief of staff to Hillary Clinton during her time at the State Department, in order to accuse her of having...Show More Summary

Male Congressmen Are Avoiding Female Staffers: Fox Host Says "Deal With It, Don't Complain About It"

From the May 18 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered: Related: Why Some Male Members of Congress Won't Be Alone with FemaleStaffers Previously: Fox Host To Actresses Suffering Pay Discrimination: "Be Grateful" You Get To Star Alongside Famous...Show More Summary

How Right-Wing Media Talk About Poverty In America

Right-wing media have a plan to solve the national crisis of poverty in America -- and it's all about "personal responsibility." Roughly 45 million Americans live in poverty, 1 in 7 received food stamps just last year, and 20 percent of children under the age of 18 were impoverished in 2013. Show More Summary

Fox Complains About Right To Appeal Death Sentences: "Where's The Justice In That?"

Fox host Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested that the U.S. justice system was too lenient on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who received the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bombing, complaining that his right to appeal upends the "justice" of the...Show More Summary

The Fox News Connection To Clinton Foundation Donations That Chris Wallace Forgot

Fox News' Chris Wallace casted doubt on the fact that many journalists have donated to the Clinton Foundation, asking to see a list for proof while ignoring the fact that the co-chief operating officer of the parent company of his own...Show More Summary

Media Ignore How Hillary Clinton's Policies Have Helped Address Income Inequality

Mainstream media are highlighting the Clintons' recent disclosure of their personal finances to suggest that Hillary Clinton will not be able to address poverty and income inequality as a 2016 presidential candidate, ignoring how her past policies and work have helped to alleviate these issues. Show More Summary

Karl Rove's Awkward Attempt To Evade Disclosure Issues In Senate Races He Discussed On Fox News

Fox News contributor Karl Rove awkwardly tried to evade his history of failing to disclose his financial and political interests in the 2014 Senate races he repeatedly discussed on Fox News Sunday, calling himself a pundit, "not a journalist." On...Show More Summary

Fox's Brit Hume: Those In Poverty Are "Responsible For That By The Choices They Make"

From the May 17 edition of Fox News' MediaBuzz: Previously: "The Rich Suffered More": The Worst Of Fox News' Poor-Shaming CNN's Brian Stelter Calls Out Fox News For Taking President Obama's Poverty Speech Out Of Context Jon Stewart: Fox News' Poor-Shaming Is "Easily Provable And Decidedly True" President Obama Calls Out Fox News For Slanted Poverty Coverage

CNN's Brian Stelter Calls Out Fox News For Taking President Obama's Poverty Speech Out Of Context

From the May 17 edition of CNN's Reliable Sources: Previously: "The Rich Suffered More": The Worst Of Fox News' Poor-Shaming Jon Stewart: Fox News' Poor-Shaming Is "Easily Provable And Decidedly True" President Obama Calls Out Fox News For Slanted Poverty Coverage

Fox's Chris Wallace Grills Marco Rubio Over "Flip" In Iraq War Position

From the May 17 edition of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: Related: Rubio Steps In Jeb Bush's Iraq Quicksand Previously: Fox News Joins The Fray: Special Report Panel Criticizes Jeb Bush's Changing AnswersShow More Summary

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