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Fox News Shows Ignore Scott Walker's ACA Remarks After Months Of Gruber Coverage

Despite dedicating numerous segments to comments made by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber about tax credits established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that appear to support a right-wing challenge to their legality, Fox News' programming on weeknights has ignored remarks made by Gov. Show More Summary

Bobby Jindal Defends "No-Go Zones" Myth: Fox's John Bolton Said It Was True

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is defending his controversial allegation about purported immigrant "no-go zones" in Europe by citing the work of a group headed by Fox News contributor John Bolton. Fox News has helped propagate the myth,...Show More Summary

Fox News' Double Standard On Demanding Officials Decry "Islamic Extremism"

Fox News personalities attacked President Obama for not using the words "Islamic" or "Islam" to describe terrorism in his 2015 State of the Union address, but they ignored that the official GOP response, delivered by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), didn't mention Islam either. Show More Summary

Limbaugh Points To NY Mag Story On Incest As A Consequence Of Gay Marriage

From the January 21 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Related: What It's Like to Date Your Dad Previously: Fox Nation, Rush Limbaugh Peddle Gay Marriage-Pedophilia Link Rush Limbaugh Falsely Claims "Same-Sex Marriage Loses Every Time It's Been On The Ballot" On Fox News Sunday, Tony Perkins Compares Same-Sex Marriage To Incest

Media Ignore The Government Subsidies Helping Joni Ernst's Family Farm

Media coverage of Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst's Republican response to the State of the Union failed to explain that Ernst's family farm has benefited from large government subsidies, despite highlighting her upbringing on her family farm and calls to cut government spending. Show More Summary

REPORT: TV News Coverage Of Economy Slips In Final 6 Months Of 2014

Coverage of the economy on weeknight television news shows during the last six months of 2014 continued to focus heavily on policies meant to boost job creation and economic growth, but discussions overwhelmingly lacked input from actual economists. Show More Summary

Limbaugh Boycotted Obama's State Of The Union Because It's The "Next Santa Claus List"

From the January 21 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Limbaugh Claims Calling Obama "Santa Claus" Irritates Democrats Because "It's So Descriptive, It's So Apt" Limbaugh Suggests Obama PurposelyShow More Summary

This Washington Post Writer Has A Million Dollar Ethics Problem

The Washington Post has allowed opinion writer Ed Rogers to advocate for the positions and interests of his lobbying firm's clients in numerous anti-environmental pieces. The Post and Rogers have not disclosed his major conflicts ofShow More Summary

Washington, D.C. Based Fox Reporter Says D.C. "Is Not Part Of America" At Extremist Pro-Gun Rally

Emily Miller, the chief investigative reporter for Washington, D.C.'s Fox affiliate WTTG, told the crowd at a January 19 gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia that the District "is not part of America" and told gun advocates in attendance...Show More Summary

Fox News' Very Bad 2015

What happened to the extended victory lap? Convinced that last year's midterm losses for Democrats signaled the effective end of Barack Obama's presidency and a resounding victory for all-things conservative and Republican ("On Fox News,...Show More Summary

5 Years After Citizens United , Newspapers Fail To Cover Its Impact On Judicial Elections

Five years after the Supreme Court opened the floodgates of campaign spending with its Citizens United decision, top newspapers in the three states with the most expensive judicial campaigns, Ohio, Alabama, and Texas, have largely failed to connect Citizens United with major changes in these races. Show More Summary

The Daily Show 's Jon Stewart Mocks Fox News' Apologies For Muslim "No-Go Zones" Falsehood

From the January 20 edition of Comedy Central's The Daily Show: Previously: Fox Correction: "We Have Made Some Regrettable Errors On-Air Regarding The Muslim Population In Europe" The Fox News Effect: GOP Governor Repeats Myth About Muslim No-Go Zones In England Bill O'Reilly Lies About His Role Pushing Debunked "No-Go Zones" Myth

Fox's Allen West: "Obama Administration Continues To Provide Aid And Comfort, Material Support To The Enemy"

From the January 21 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: Fox's Allen West: Obama Administration "Borderlining On Providing Aid And Comfort" To Terrorists Allen West Tells Military To Disobey Commander In Chief Allen West: Obama "Purposefully Creating Drama" Like Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crash

On CNN, Media Matters ' Karen Finney Explains That Obama Has Focused On The Middle Class For Years

From the January 20 edition of CNN's CNN Tonight: Previously: Fox Can't Decide If Obama Is Distracting Voters From The Economy, National Security, Or Basically Everything Right-Wing Media Discuss Obama's SOTU Tax Plan Fox's Bolling Omits Important Statistic In Attack On Minimum Wage Increases

Fox Misleadingly Suggests Obama's Tax Plan Will Be "Raising Your Taxes"

Fox News misleadingly asked whether President Obama's new tax initiative which proposes to cut taxes on the middle class was "raising your taxes?" In reality, Obama's plan lowers middle class taxes and is funded by closing tax loopholes and increasing capital gain taxes on the top one percent of earners. Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Lies About His Role Pushing Debunked "No-Go Zones" Myth

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly falsely claimed that he had no role in hyping the myth that Muslim "no-go zones" exist throughout France, just days after Fox News apologized for spreading the fiction. In fact, O'Reilly previously cited the...Show More Summary

On O'Reilly , Bernie Goldberg Says Liberals Defend Beyoncé Because She Is Black

From the January 20 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: O'Reilly: Welfare Culture, White Condescension, Gangster Rappers, And Beyoncé Have Harmed BlacksFox Uses Beyoncé's VMA Performance To Dismiss "Modern Feminism"Fox's Watters: Single Women Are "Beyonce Voters" Who "Depend On Government Because They're Not Depending On Their Husbands"

Fox Can't Decide If Obama Is Distracting Voters From The Economy, National Security, Or Basically Everything

Ahead of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address, Fox News speculated that the president will boast about the nation's improving economy as a way to distract Americans from global unrest. However, pundits on the same network...Show More Summary

Limbaugh: My Response To Obama's State Of The Union Every Year Has Been "I Hope He Fails"

From the January 20 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Limbaugh: "I Still Want Obama To Fail, Lest There Be Any Doubt" Misinformer Of The Year: Rush Limbaugh Limbaugh: The Dirty Little Secret Is "We Want Him To Fail"

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