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Blog Profile / Media Matters for America


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

Blog Post Archive

Anti-Gay Columnist MacKinnon Out At The Tampa Tribune

Just days after suggesting that some southern states should secede from the U.S. to form a new country that is based on "traditional values" and less tolerant of the LGBT community, columnist Douglas MacKinnon has left his job at the...Show More Summary

Ingraham: Democrats Won't Let Black Americans "Off The Plantation" Without Being Labeled A "Sell-Out"

From the October 28 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show: Previously: Fox's Stacey Dash: The Democratic Party Has "A Plantation Mentality" Fox's Allen West: Government Safety Net Programs Create "Economic Dependency Plantation" In Inner-City

Are Newspapers In Battleground States Covering Dark Money's Unprecedented Influence On The Midterms?

A Media Matters analysis of newspaper coverage of anonymously donated "dark money" in three battleground states shows that secret money's growing influence on elections has not necessarily translated to more awareness in the media. While...Show More Summary

Watch This ADF Attorney Call Matthew Shepard's Murder A Hate Crime Hoax

An attorney for anti-LGBT extremist group the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) peddled the myth that the story of Matthew Shepard's brutal anti-gay murder was fabricated in order to advance the "homosexual agenda." On October 27, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission held its annual national conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Show More Summary

Fox Host Glosses Over Murder Convictions While Hyping Blackwater As Solution To "Win The War"

Days after several former Blackwater guards were found guilty of violent crimes related to the deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians, Fox News' Brian Kilmeade hosted Blackwater founder Erik Prince for an interview that glossed over the severity...Show More Summary

Ingraham: Nurse Acted "A Little Bit Selfish" For Questioning Gov. Christie's New Jersey Quarantine

From the October 28 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Related: Unapologetic, Christie Frees Nurse From Ebola Quarantine Previously: CNN Tonight Rebukes Laura Ingraham For "Extreme" Attack On Obama About U.S. Ebola Case Ingraham: Diseases...Show More Summary

Fox Figures Advocate For Stop-And-Frisk, Profiling, And Mosque Surveillance Following Extremist Attacks

Following a series of attacks in North America carried out by suspects with reported beliefs in religious extremism, Fox News figures have called for more aggressive stop-and-frisk policies, profiling of Muslims, and the surveillance of mosques. Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media Praise Failed Theory Of Trickle-Down Economics Myth To Condemn Hillary Clinton

Conservative media praised the failed theory of trickle-down economics in response to Hillary Clinton's remark that the middle class, not tax cuts for corporations, spurs economic growth, a position backed by economists. Hillary Clinton...Show More Summary

NRA's Election Message: "Vote Your Guns" Because ISIS Might Be Outside Your House

A paranoid column from National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre appearing in the gun group's magazine fearmongered about terrorist attacks and "angry mobs" rioting "just for the sheer hell of it" in the United States before calling...Show More Summary

The Guardian Promotes Discredited, Debunked Book About Matthew Shepard's Murder

The Guardian helped peddle a thoroughly discredited book alleging that Matthew Shepard was murdered in a drug-related incident, even though lawyers and investigators involved in the case have denounced the book as "fictional." On October...Show More Summary

MI Newspaper Fails To Disclose Op-Ed Writer's Significant Koch Connection

An op-ed in Michigan's Midland Daily News praising the billionaire Koch brothers and defending their relentless spending intended to influence elections failed to disclose the author's significant connections to the Koch brothers. In...Show More Summary

Not Just "Ordinary Street Thugs": Limbaugh Accuses Clinton And Warren Of Forming "Marauding Bands" To Attack Business

From the October 27 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Media Forget Context In Effort To Scandalize Hillary Clinton's Assessment Of Trickle-Down Economics Limbaugh: Obama To "Whine And Moan" About Inequality In Order "To Stigmatize The Rich" Contrary To Right-Wing Media Claims, Middle Class Is Key To Economic Growth

Ingraham: Diseases Are Coming Into This Country "Because We Have Barack Obama As President"

From the October 27 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show: Previously: How Right-Wing Media Have Used Ebola To Scare Americans Ingraham: The Left Believes Americans Should Die From Ebola To Repay Our Debt To Africa Ablow Doubles Down: Obama Won't "Defend" America From Ebola Because "He Has It In For" The Country

Ernst, Grimes And When Newspaper Editorial Meetings Matter To The D.C. Press

Newspaper editorial board meetings have always been a sort of midterm exam for candidates. Shopping for endorsements, it's where they are asked to discuss, in detail, their policy positions and to do so in a setting that isn't conducive...Show More Summary

Fox's Bartiromo Defends Trickle-Down Economics: "The Bottom Line" Is "Business Creates Jobs"

From the October 27 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: Media Forget Context In Effort To Scandalize Hillary Clinton's Assessment Of Trickle-Down Economics Bill O'Reilly: Income Inequality "Is A Fabricated, Political Thing" Myth and Facts: Economic Inequality

Media Forget Context In Effort To Scandalize Hillary Clinton's Assessment Of Trickle-Down Economics

Mainstream media figures, following in the footsteps of conservative media, are trying to manufacture a scandal out of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent argument against trickle-down economics by stripping her comments...Show More Summary

CNN's Stelter Highlights Megyn Kelly's Reckless Ebola Coverage: "One Of Those Excellent Examples About Why We Should All Avoid Rushing To Judgment"

From the October 26 edition of CNN's Reliable Sources: Previously: Fox's Bob Beckel Calls Out His Network's Ebola Sensationalism How Right-Wing Media Have Used Ebola To Scare Americans Right-Wing Media Wag The Dog On Ebola

The Junk Science Behind Michael Savage's Attacks On Military Troops With PTSD

Last week, Michael Savage leveled his latest in a long string of attacks on Americans with mental illness and the medical community that works to help them. After a veteran caller with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) expressed support...Show More Summary

Listen To A Muslim Community Leader Call Out Sean Hannity's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

From the October 24 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show: HANNITY: Why are so many people though, why are there so many radical Islamists? What is the attraction to this way of life? What is the attraction to this extremism? YOUNUS: First of all Sean, I disagree. Show More Summary

Conservatives' Latest Example Of Potential Voter Fraud Actually Proves The System Works

Conservative media figures pointed to the news that 145 immigrants' names were flagged on North Carolina's voter rolls as proof of potential voter fraud in the upcoming election. But the discovery of these names actually disproves the...Show More Summary

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