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While Recounting Past Mass Shootings, O'Reilly Claims No Public Policy Will Prevent The "Carnage"

From the October 1 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: BILL O'REILLY: At this hour there are 10 reported dead, seven others wounded. The gunman, a 20-year-old who is now unidentified was shot dead by police as you heard. This is another black mark for all Americans. Show More Summary

Conservative Media Use Oregon Community College Shooting To Revive "Gun-Free Zone" Canard

In the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, conservative commentators instantly referred to the school as a "gun-free zone," falling back on conservative media's go-to mass shootingShow More Summary

Fox's Stephen Hayes Claims President Obama Is Using Oregon Shooting As Distraction From "Avalanche Of Bad News"

From the October 1 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier: STEPHEN HAYES: Like Charles, I don't doubt that the fact that the president's passionate about that. We saw that tonight. We have seen that before from this president. Show More Summary

STUDY: Fox Ignores House Majority Leader's Boast On Hannit y That Benghazi Investigation Is Harming Clinton Politically

Media Matters analyzed the cable news coverage of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's boast that the Republican-led House Select Committee on Benghazi was part of a partisan strategy and was damaging Hillary Clinton's presidential chances in 2016. Show More Summary

Syndicated Radio Host Michael Berry: "Black People Don't Know How To Exist Without White People Around To Blame Their Problems On."

Radio host Michael Berry said "black people don't know how to exist without white people to blame their problems on" and "most white people would like to get as far from black people as they possibly could and never have to see another...Show More Summary

Experts: New Anti-Planned Parenthood Footage Still Doesn't Support Fiorina's Claims

After GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina misrepresented the content of a secretly-filmed anti-Planned Parenthood video -- falsely claiming it shows an aborted fetus on a table, still moving, as a voice urges prolonging its life...Show More Summary

Fox's Chris Wallace: Damaging Clinton Was "Clearly One Of The Things That Republicans Were Hoping" For When They Started Benghazi Committee

From the October 1 edition of Fox News' Happening Now: JENNA LEE: How big of a deal is this, Chris, for Kevin McCarthy? CHRIS WALLACE: Well it's not good. You know, he did, it's the old cliche, but a Washington gaffe, which is when you accidentally tell the truth. Show More Summary

California News Media Proves Gender Pay Gap Is Real, Throw Support Behind New Wage Equity Law WSJ Calls "Foolish"

A Wall Street Journal op-ed falsely claimed that there is no gender-based pay-inequality in the United States and therefore no need for California's Fair Pay Act, which Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign this month. However, California...Show More Summary

Limbaugh Suggests Parents Are "Trying To Transgender" Their Children In A "Quest For Fame," And It's Caitlyn Jenner's Fault

From the October 1 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: RUSH LIMBAUGH: Another companion story here from Breitbart, headline "Video of Mom Giving First Hormone Shot to Transgender Teen Goes Viral." "The video of...Show More Summary

Limbaugh Decries Transgender Equality Movement Because The Transgender Community "Is So Small You Can't Even Assign It A Number"

From the October 1 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: RUSH LIMBAUGH: And what do we get from the White House? "The White House is reaching out to the transgender community for a list of things that its members...Show More Summary

Limbaugh: Obama's Focus On Transgender Equality Is Proof "The Aliens Have Already Landed"

From the October 1 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: RUSH LIMBAUGH: Benjamin Netanyahu at this moment addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations, saying that Israel is not going to allow Iran to go nuclear. Show More Summary

Late Night 's Seth Meyers Calls Out Deceptive Videos And Misinformation Fueling Congressional Hearing Over Planned Parenthood

From the September 30 edition of NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers: Previously: GOP Committee Chair Brandishes Data Promoted By Right-Wing Media At Planned Parenthood Hearing, Doesn't Realize It's From Anti-Choice Group CNN's Chris Cuomo...Show More Summary

Nat'l Black Chamber President Smears Wash. Post For Exposing Industry-Funded Pro-Smog Campaign

The president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) lashed out at The Washington Post for exposing his organization's oil industry funding, baselessly describing a Post article about the group's anti-environmental agenda as...Show More Summary

Joe Scarborough Says McCarthy "Made The Mistake" Of Revealing The Benghazi Committee's Partisan Aims "In The Friendliest Confines" On Fox

From the October 1 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe: JOE SCARBOROUGH (HOST): Well, John Heilemann, it's not like he fumbled the ball up, coughed the ball up on NewsHour or something, under withering cross-examination. He went to friendliest...Show More Summary

On The Wayne Besen Show , Media Matters ' David Brock Explains How Republicans On The Benghazi Committee Have "Used And Manipulated" The Media Into Faulty Clinton Coverage

From the September 30 edition of WCPT's The Wayne Besen Show: WAYNE BESEN: What I'm hoping, though, in terms of this whole Benghazi revelation from Kevin McCarthy, this gaffe, is that the media finally has the gumption to go after these Republicans and stop following their talking points ad nauseam without thinking, attacking her. Show More Summary

Benghazi, Emails, Planned Parenthood: How D.C. Press Keeps Enabling The GOP's Orchestrated Distractions

Within the span of just twelve hours this week, multiple Republican-sponsored political pursuits partially unraveled in plain sight. The long-running investigations were the Benghazi select committee and the related probe into Hillary Clinton's private emails, and Republicans' crusade targeting Planned Parenthood. Show More Summary

Four Times Latinos Stood Up For Hispanic Representation In The Media

For Hispanic Heritage Month, Media Matters looks back at four times Latinos stood up for Hispanic representation in the media to combat xenophobia, anti-immigrant slurs, and attacks on Spanish language. When Jorge Ramos Stood Up Against...Show More Summary

Fox Figures Are Still Pushing Debunked Myths About Hillary Clinton's Email Use

From the October 1 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: ANDREW NAPOLITANO: Well, she has been proven wrong -- profoundly wrong -- on this issue of classified material. Look, classified is the lay terminology. The legal terminology is confidential, secret, top secret. Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow Highlights Fox's Praise For The Political Nature Of Benghazi Investigations

From the September 30 edition of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show: RACHEL MADDOW: The Democrats have said from the beginning that the Republicans perverted this issue. That they took this solemn and serious national security matter and...Show More Summary

Ed Klein's New Book Won't Fix His Reputation For "Fan Fiction"

Discredited reporter Ed Klein is back with another book, Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary. Like his previous output, Unlikeable features supposedly insider accounts of conversations and behind-the-scenes dealings of the most powerful politicians in the country. Show More Summary

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