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Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
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Archived Since:April 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Network News' Shameful Decision To Snub Obama's Immigration Address

Early in his first term, President George W. Bush addressed the nation in primetime about allowing for limited stem cell research in America and his approval for limited medical research. During the weeks leading up to the announcement,...Show More Summary

Megyn Kelly's Startling Immigration Admission Subverts Months Of Fox Fearmongering, Including Her Own

Fox News host Megyn Kelly undermined months of claims from her network peers when she admitted to guest Jennice Fuentes that President Obama's upcoming executive action does not constitute "amnesty." Kelly, who has herself used the "amnesty"...Show More Summary

With Jonathan Gruber Comments, Fox Searches For Its Next Benghazi

One hundred and two weeks away from the 2016 presidential elections, Fox News anchor Jon Scott this week wondered out loud if the current controversy surrounding MIT economist Jonathan Gruber and his inapt comments that the Affordable...Show More Summary

Laura Ingraham Likens Obama's Immigration Action To "Home-Grown Tyranny" Of A "King"

From the November 20 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show: Previously: Laura Ingraham Advises GOP To Dismantle 14th Amendment's "Birthright Citizenship Nonsense" Fox Legal Analyst Erroneously Attacks The Legitimacy Of Obama's Immigration Action Right-Wing Media Fail To Distance Reagan And Bush From Obama On Immigration

What Happens When Gun Extremist Larry Pratt Gets Confronted With His Radical Views

Fox News Radio host Alan Colmes confronted Gun Owners of America (GOA) executive director Larry Pratt with several of Pratt's inflammatory comments. Media outlets frequently give Pratt a platform to push for weaker gun laws without pressing...Show More Summary

Fox Legal Analyst Erroneously Attacks The Legitimacy Of Obama's Immigration Action

From the November 20 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: Right-Wing Media Fail To Distance Reagan And Bush From Obama On Immigration Right-Wing Media Wrong About The Legality Of The Upcoming Executive Orders On Immigration WSJ Ignores Piles Of Precedent To Question Legality Of Obama's Immigration Order

Right-Wing Media Fail To Distance Reagan And Bush From Obama On Immigration

Right-wing media outlets are trying to draw a distinction between Republican administrations' executive actions on immigration and President Obama's proposed order, claiming that the current president's authority for deferring deportation...Show More Summary

Media Should Be Wary Of Calling Keystone XL "Environmentally Safe"

Media figures are touting the Keystone XL pipeline as an "environmentally safe" alternative to truck and rail transportation, uncritically citing a State Department report on the environmental impact of building Keystone XL. But experts...Show More Summary

Laura Ingraham Advises GOP To Dismantle 14th Amendment's "Birthright Citizenship Nonsense"

Fox News and ABC News contributor Laura Ingraham has repeatedly urged the Republican party to prioritize the elimination of birthright citizenship, a constitutionally-protected right that cannot be abridged without repealing parts of the 14th Amendment. Show More Summary

New House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz Is Backed By Glenn Beck And Sean Hannity

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will be the next chairman of the House Oversight Committee. Right-wing media figures like Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity have championed the conservative legislator, calling him one of the "good Republicans,"...Show More Summary

CNN's Don Lemon Apologizes For Controversial Comments To Cosby Rape Accuser

From the November 19 edition of CNN's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin: LEMON: I need to say something before we get to our next story. A word about my interview last night with Cosby accuser Joan Tarshis. As I am a victim myself I would never want to suggest that any victim could have prevented a rape. Show More Summary

Fox Unexpectedly Hears from Beneficiary of Immigration Action

From the November 19 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered: Previously: Conservatives Vs. Ronald Reagan On Immigration O'Reilly: Obama "Has Decided To Tear The Country Apart Politically" By Pursuing Executive Action On Immigration Right-Wing Media Wrong About The Legality Of The Upcoming Executive Orders On Immigration

Limbaugh: Civil Rights Leaders Like Rep. John Lewis Want To "Reenact Selma" In Ferguson, MO

From the November 19 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Limbaugh Decries Lack Of "Real Victims Of Racism" At March As Rep. John Lewis Prepares To Speak Rush Limbaugh: If Civil Rights Activists In The '60s Had Owned Guns, "You Think They Would Have Needed Selma?" Civil Rights Leader Rep. Show More Summary

REPORT: Ebola Coverage On TV News Plummeted After Midterms

In early October, the GOP developed a plan to make the federal government's response to Ebola a central part of its midterm elections strategy. Television media played into Republicans' hands, helping to foment panic about the disease. Show More Summary

CNBC Host Disparages Climate Science: "I Don't Argue Religion With People"

From the November 19 edition of CNBC's Squawk Box: Related: Expose CNBC's Climate Denial Previously: CNBC Host Thinks Killer Lampreys More Of A Threat Than Climate Change Billboard Campaign Calls On CNBC To Improve Its Climate Coverage REPORT: CNBC Still Deeply In (Climate) Denial VIDEO: Meet The CNBC Figures Dismissing Climate Science

This Right-Wing Legal Powerhouse Wants To Make Gay Sex Illegal

Few anti-LGBT groups get as much media attention as the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the right-wing legal organization best known for defending anti-gay business owners who refuse to comply with nondiscrimination laws. But while...Show More Summary

Fox Turns To Chuck Norris, Ronald Reagan To Invent Latest Attack On Christmas

In an effort to push Fox News' favorite narrative that Christmas is under attack, the network turned to former television star Chuck Norris and former President Ronald Reagan as ammunition for its latest attempt to attack President Obama...Show More Summary

Limbaugh Credits Fox News For Giving GOP "Permission" To Talk About Impeachment

From the November 18 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Fox Hypes Punishment For Obama's Immigration Overhaul: Impeach, Sue, Defund, & Obstruct Fox's Chris Wallace Predicts "Calls For Impeachment" Over Executive Action On Immigration What Right-Wing Media Miss In Threatening Impeachment Over Executive Action On Immigration

On Fox, Pundit From Oil-Funded Group Says Climate Scientists Are The Profiteers

Fox News provided American Enterprise Institute (AEI) fellow Jonah Goldberg a platform to attack climate scientists as profiteers who are "financially incentivized" to advocate climate change action, without disclosing AEI's own financial incentive to undercut action on climate change. Show More Summary

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