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

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On Media Matters Radio , Pioneer Lilly Ledbetter Debunks Conservative Media Myths About Gender Wage Gap

From the April 12 edition of SiriusXM's Media Matters Radio: Previously: As Equal Pay Act Turns 50, Conservative Media Continue Crusade Against Closing Gender Wage Gap Fox Host Credits Gender Wage Gap With Helping Women Keep Their Jobs Fox's Megyn Kelly Calls Gender Pay Gap A "Meme"; Dana Loesch Dismisses It As A "Myth"

The Hill Failed To Disclose Pro-Telecom Writer Is Paid By Telecom

The Hill published an op-ed criticizing the "growing fascination with publicly funded broadband networks" and touting the "private-sector" as the best way to build telecommunications networks. But the Capitol Hill paper failed to disclose...Show More Summary

Fox's Laura Ingraham Laughs Off Concerns About Minorities' Access To Voter IDs

From the April 11 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: Fox, Limbaugh Attack Holder For Speaking To Black Leaders About Voter ID Laws Research Backs Up Voter Suppression Claims, But Media Stay In False-Balance Mode Fox's Voter Fraud Falsehoods Are Warping America's Minds

Hannity's Dangerous Game Touting A Rogue Rancher And His Violent Threats

Fox News' Sean Hannity is increasingly -- and dangerously -- taking on the role of PR agent for a Nevada rancher defying the federal government with violent threats. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has quickly become a darling of right-wing...Show More Summary

Fox's Tantaros: Kathleen Sebelius Was Obama's Human Shield

From the April 11 edition of Fox News' The Five: Previously: No Love Lost Between Conservative Media And Sebelius Upon Her Resignation Newt Gingrich Thinks Kathleen Sebelius Is More Dishonest Than Richard Nixon Ingraham Claims HHS Secretary Sebelius Is "Dedicated To Terminating" Life With "Death Panels" In Parody Voice

The Outrageous Way Fox's The Five Discusses Race In America

From the April 11 edition of Fox News' The Five: Previously: How Fox News Talks About African-Americans When It's Not February The Wicked Irony Of Fox Hosts Accusing Others Of Creating Racial Division Fox's Eric Bolling's Race Probl...

The Nevada Tortoise War Is A Right-Wing False Flag

The desert tortoise has become a symbolic scapegoat for right-wing media figures running defense for an anti-government cattle rancher who's threatening to wage a range war against federal law enforcement officers. Conflict has erupted...Show More Summary

Drudge Report Recklessly Hypes Confrontation Between Rancher And Federal Government

The Drudge Report is recklessly promoting the conflict between a federal agency and a scofflaw Nevada rancher who is threatening a violent "range war" against the federal government. Cliven Bundy, a cattle rancher in Nevada, is embroiled in a decades-long fight with the federal government over grazing rights on public land. Show More Summary

Fox News Contributor Accuses Brandeis University Of "Honor Killing" Outspoken Islam Critic

A Fox News contributor has accused Brandeis University of committing an "honor killing" by withdrawing plans to confer an honorary degree upon a controversial critic of Islam. In an April 11 op-ed, contributor Zev Chafets...Show More Summary

Why Ayaan Hirsi Ali Gets A Conservative Media Spotlight

Conservative media have rallied behind Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a political activist known for her toxic anti-Islam rhetoric after Brandeis University cancelled plans to grant her an honorary degree. Right-wing media have painted Hirsi Ali as...Show More Summary

"Feds Turn From Landlords To Warlords": Koch Groups Back Rancher Making Violent Threats Against Federal Gov't

Two affiliates of the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity are helping conservative media promote the cause of a Nevada rancher who has made violent threats against the federal government.

Fox Smears Undocumented Teachers For Legally Working In Denver Schools

Fox News attacked Denver public schools by claiming they were hiring "illegal alien" teachers who are unqualified to teach. But the teachers in question have legal status to work in the U.S., have an alternative license to teach from...Show More Summary

Fox News Gets It All Wrong On Clean Vehicle Program

Fox News continues to reverse the success of the federal clean energy loan program by cherry-picking from a small minority of failures, magnifying the trend of mainstream media distorting the program's success. In an April 11 segment...Show More Summary

Former CT. Gov. Indicted On Illegal Campaign Charges During Time As Radio Talk Show Host

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland, who resigned last week from his radio talk show, was indicted Thursday on seven counts of illegal campaign contributions, falsifying records, and conspiracy. The alleged counts indicate Rowland was...Show More Summary

Fox Host Declares Bush The Best At Dodging Shoes

From the April 11 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: Campaigns in Waiting: The Press Loved Bush's But Dumps On Clinton Fox News Uses Presidential Library Opening To Rehab Bush's Image Fox News Still Trying To Rehab The Bush Economy

Stephen Colbert Explains Bill O'Reilly's "Unified Theory Of Why Everything Is Going To Hell"

From the April 11 edition of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report: Previously: O'Reilly Takes On Gender, Racial, And Income Equality Movements: It's A "Symbolic Frankenstein's Monster" O'Reilly's Bizarre Attempt To Blame UConn Riots On "Alleged Inequality" And Stephen Colbert

No Love Lost Between Conservative Media And Sebelius Upon Her Resignation

Right-wing media responded to news that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning by lobbing personal attacks against the secretary and demonizing health care reform. Kathleen Sebelius To Resign As Health & Human Services Secretary HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Resign. Show More Summary

Fox News Hides Koch Funding Influence To Shield Billionaires From Criticism

Fox News minimized the influence of political spending by the Koch brothers in order to paint Democrats as hypocrites on the issue of campaign finance. After championing the impact Koch ad money has had on shaping public opinion on Obamacare...Show More Summary

Slate's Jamelle Bouie On MSNBC: Limbaugh Uses "Bizarre Turn Of Phrase" To Claim Obama Is "Exacerbating Racial Tensions"

From the April 10 edition of MSNBC's NOW with Alex Wagner: Previously: Rush: "The First African-American President Has, Sadly, Resorted To Exacerbating Racial Tensions" Limbaugh: It "May Well Be The Case" That Obama "Inspires Racism" In Others Limbaugh: The Era Of First Black President Has Americans "Literally Paralyzed, Frightened To Death" To Say What They Think

Fox Falsely Claims Obama Wants To Give Up Control Of The Internet To The U.N.

Fox News baselessly claimed that the Obama administration plans to give up control of a key Internet administrator to the United Nations,ignoring Obama administration officials' repeated insistence that it will not let a governmental...Show More Summary

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