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Archived Since:April 14, 2008

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The Kentucky Senate Race And The Media's Double Standard For Disqualifying Candidates

Last week, in the tightly contested Senate race in Kentucky, both Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes gave newsworthy interviews in which they seemed to stumble over basic questions.Show More Summary

GOP Civil War: Huckabee Demands Republicans "Grow A Spine" And Oppose Marriage Equality

Fox News host Mike Huckabee advised Republicans to "grow a spine" and oppose marriage equality, blasting court rulings overturning same-sex marriage bans as "the betrayal of our Constitution." During an October 7 interview with the anti-gay American Family Association's radio program, Huckabee said that he's "utterly exasperation with Republicans... Show More Summary

Fox News Sunday Fails To Disclose Karl Rove's Advocacy In Races He Analyzes

Fox News Sunday hosted Karl Rove to analyze Senate midterm elections without disclosing his role with political organizations that have spent millions of dollars supporting Republican candidates in those races. On the October 12 edition...Show More Summary

CBS Medical Correspondent Shuts Down Fear-Mongering On The Transmission Of Ebola

From the October 12 edition of CBS' Face the Nation: Previously: Chuck Todd Calls Out Media For Helping GOP Irresponsibly Push Ebola Fears To Win Votes Media Promote Ebola Fear-Mongering Stunt CNN Turns To Outbreak Fiction Writer For Ebola Coverage

Chuck Todd Calls Out Media For Helping GOP Irresponsibly Push Ebola Fears To Win Votes

From the October 12 edition of NBC's Meet the Press: Related: Cry of G.O.P. in Campaign: All Is Dismal Previously: Right-Wing Media Exploit Ebola Fears To Attack Immigration Conservative Media Advocate Travel Bans From Ebola-Stricken Countries, Against Experts' Advice

Watch Ted Olson Destroy The Conservative Argument That Overturning Same-Sex Marriage Bans Is "Judicial Activism"

From the October 12 edition of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday: OLSON: We have a Constitution and Bill of Rights precisely because we want protections from majority rule. When the majority in a legislature or a popular vote take...Show More Summary

Challenged On Absurdity Of Southern Border Fence, Hannity Says He'd Put A Fence On Canadian Border Too

From the October 10 edition of Fox News' Hannity: HANNITY: My point is, don't you think it would be in our best interest if we want to not get hit again by terrorists to maybe secure our border? BECKEL: I don't think that's the place...Show More Summary

Megyn Kelly Sets Up Call For New Benghazi Hearing With Deceptively Cut Video

From the October 10 edition of Fox News' The Kelly File: Previously: Fox News Deceptively Clips Obama To Claim Panetta Interview Revealed Benghazi Deception Fox Spent Four Hours Trying To Explain Away Obama's "Acts Of Terror" Comments O'Reilly Demands New Benghazi Hearing On His Terms

Rock The Vote President Denounces Fox Hosts' Declaration That Youth Shouldn't Vote

Rock The Vote president Ashley Spillane responded to Fox News hosts' criticism of the campaign encouraging young people to vote, saying the hosts' declaration that they don't want young people to vote if they "don't know the issues,"...Show More Summary

Here's What Fox Left Out Of Its Softball Interview With Joni Ernst

Fox News provided a platform for Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst (R) to recite talking points during an interview on the network, but neglected to ask Ernst about any of her controversial policy positions that are garnering widespread...Show More Summary

Fox Bristles At Court Rulings That Shut Down Restrictive Voter ID Laws

Fox News is calling recent court decisions blocking voter ID laws a "setback," despite the fact that these decisions will allow more people to engage in the political process. On October 9, the Supreme Court issued an order temporarily...Show More Summary

Laura Ingraham Worries Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Will Face Discrimination

From the October 10 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show: Related: Mike Huckabee threatens GOP over marriage Previously: O'Reilly Criticizes Supreme Court For Allowing Lower Court Rulings Ending Same-Sex...Show More Summary

School District Responds To Fox News' Misinformation About Transgender Student Recommendations

A Nebraska school district superintendent responded to Fox News' inaccurate reporting about the district's recommendations for accommodating transgender and gender non-conforming students. On October 9, Fox News ran several segmentsShow More Summary

CNN Turns To Outbreak Fiction Writer For Ebola Coverage

CNN Tonight turned to ophthalmologist and fiction writer Dr. Robin Cook to hype unsubstantiated fears about the transmission of the Ebola Virus and the CDC's grasp on the situation. Presenting Cook as "The Man Who Wrote The Book On Ebola,"...Show More Summary

NRA-Friendly Washington Times Turns To Discredited Gun Researcher John Lott

The Washington Times is amplifying an attack on gun violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety by citing a shoddy report from discredited gun researcher John Lott. In an October 9 article, Times reporter Kelly Riddell, who is...Show More Summary

Allen West: ISIS Is Using Media Matters' Online Intimidation Tactics

Fox News contributor Allen West claims followers of the Islamic State are using the "progressive socialist tactic of 'trolls'" to harass members of the military. In an October 9 post to his website, the former Republican congressmanShow More Summary

Citing Importance Of North Carolina To "Winning" The Senate, Hannity Attacks Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan

From the October 9 edition of Fox News' Hannity: Previously: Fox's Hannity Provides Air Time For New Republican Attack Ad Fox's Sean Hannity Helps GOP Roll Out Romney Campaign Ad Blitz HannityPAC: The GOP's Man Inside Fox

Tantaros: Obama Administration Believes That "Hobby Lobby Is A Bigger Threat Than ISIS"

From the October 9 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: Fox Host Says Obama Is "Tipping His Hat" To ISIS By Calling Them ISIL A Fox News Analyst Blames Obama For Islamic State's Beheading Of Steven Sotloff

Fox News Runs Wild With Claims About White House Ties To Prostitution Scandal

Fox News is drawing sweeping and unsupported conclusions to accuse the White House of covering up a volunteer's role in a 2012 Secret Service prostitution controversy. Fox's "bombshell" claims are undermined by the fact that it has long...Show More Summary

Fox's Ablow Suggests Obama's Desire To Make America "Suffer" Might Lead To Ebola Outbreak

Fox News contributor Dr. Keith Ablow claims that the Obama administration is not taking forceful enough action to combat the Ebola crisis because the president may think "we should suffer along with less fortunate nations." In an October...Show More Summary

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