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Ted Cruz Wants Money To Publicize Rush Limbaugh's Praise Of Him

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is asking supporters for money so he can put Rush Limbaugh's praise of him "in front of millions of Republican primary voters." During the November 22 edition of Fox News Sunday, Limbaugh was asked for his opinion about the Texas senator. Show More Summary

A Guide To The Right-Wing Media Myths About Syrian Refugees In The Wake Of The Terror Attacks In Paris

Right-wing media have repeatedly exploited the November 13 ISIS-led terror attacks in Paris to stoke baseless fears about Syrian refugees posing a terror threat in the U.S., falsely claiming that the United States lacks a rigorous refugee...Show More Summary

Even Fox News Is Fascinated By Smart Gun Technology

Fox & Friends presented emerging smart gun technology as "fascinating," reliable, and not vulnerable to hacking in a segment that highlighted a shotgun that can only be fired by an authorized user who wears a special ring. The National...Show More Summary

Fox Floats Conspiracy That Obama Administration Ordered The Military To Downplay ISIS Threat

Fox News baselessly claimed that the Obama administration ordered military officials to manipulate intelligence about ISIS after it was reported that the Pentagon was expanding an investigation into allegations that intelligence was altered to make the terror group look weaker than it was. Show More Summary

Fox Anchor Dismisses Guest Who Accurately Explained Gun Violence Poses Greater Threat To Americans Than Syrian Refugees

Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer swiftly interrupted and dismissed his guest, political consultant Mathew Littman, for stating that in recent years mass shootings and gun violence generally have posed a bigger threat to Americans than terror attacked planned aboard. Show More Summary

CNN's Cuomo Grills Trump Surrogate Over False 9/11 Claims, Support For "Rough[ing]" Up Protester

On November 24, CNN's Chris Cuomo interviewed Trump Organization executive and Trump campaign surrogate Michael Cohen regarding Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump's false claim that "thousands" of Arab-Americans cheered...Show More Summary

On CNN, Farhana Khera Condemns The "Reckless And Irresponsible Anti-Muslim Rhetoric" That Is Contributing To A "Very Toxic Environment"

From the November 24 edition of CNN's New Day: CHRIS CUOMO: The only way I can relate to this is when I'm trying to process this, is I remember growing up as a kid in Queens where everybody assumed if you were Italian you were in the mafia. Show More Summary

CNN's New Day Explains How GOP Candidates Are Taking Advantage Of Public Frustration With Media To Lie

From the November 24 edition of CNN's New Day: CHRIS CUOMO (HOST): I submit to you that this is an example of why Trump is popping with people. That we like to hide, we like to protect the Muslims. And he saw them and now we're playing political correctness and he will not. Show More Summary

Fox & Friends Asks If Ahmed Mohamed Is "Extorti[ng]" Former School District

From the November 24 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: STEVE DOOCY: Remember a couple of months ago that story out of Texas? About the kid who took, he said it was a clock, took it in to class and one of his teachers said, "Hey, that...Show More Summary

MSNBC's Joy Reid Blasts NRA For Blocking Law That Would Stop Terrorists From Buying High Powered Guns

From the November 23 edition of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes: JOY REID: We look at the, you know, really deadly and horrific massacres we've seen in this country. If you then replace the characters who did them, who are white American males, with Muslims, you would have a whole different sort of category of fear that would happen in the country. Show More Summary

O'Reilly Claims He's Never Seen Racism From Donald Trump, Then Highlights His Racist Tweet

Fox host Bill O'Reilly defended Donald Trump, claiming he's never seen the GOP presidential hopeful show any racism, while correcting Trump's insensitive and wildly inaccurate tweet that falsely claimed that African-Americans are responsible for more than 80 percent of murders against whites. Show More Summary

Fox's Stephen Hayes Blasts Trump's False Claim That Thousands Of Muslims Celebrated 9/11

From the November 23 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier: STEPHEN HAYES: I think people are looking for moral clarity and they're looking for somebody who is not sort of living their life or having these arguments in the nuances. Show More Summary

Listen To A Christian Pastor Push Back Against Sean Hannity's Anti-Refugee Rhetoric

From the November 23 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show: SEAN HANNITY: Reverend let's say -- let's say that this number is right because we have polls out. Thirteen percent of Syrian refugees support ISIS. Alright lets say you take in a hundred in your home town -- I think you're in Connecticut, right? REV. Show More Summary

Michigan Mayor Responds To CNN Anchor Asking Her If She Is "Afraid" To Govern "A Majority Muslim-American City"

A Michigan mayor who was asked by a CNN anchor whether she is "afraid" to govern "a majority Muslim-American city" told Media Matters she was caught "completely by surprise" by the line of questioning. Karen Majewski, mayor of Hamtramck,...Show More Summary

Fox Co-Hosts Agree That Waterboarding Should Be Reinstated

From the November 23 edition of Fox News' The Five: GREG GUTFELD: I'm all for surveillance, I'm all for -- hey, I'm pro-waterboarding. But that's not really a deterrent. It's just a technique used to extract information to stop an event. Show More Summary

Rush Limbaugh Defends Trump's Endorsement Of Waterboarding: "There Is No Political Correctness In War"

From the November 23 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: RUSH LIMBAUGH: Now, this next question is so predictable and it's classic. George Stephanopoulos, little George, wants to find out from [Donald] Trump what he thinks of waterboarding. Show More Summary

Limbaugh Defends Donald Trump's Debunked Claim That Thousands Of American Muslims Cheered The 9/11 Attacks In New Jersey

From the November 23 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: RUSH LIMBAUGH: I mean, this is the funny thing, they're fact-checking Trump, they're claiming Trump is making this up. Now Trump, if I have this right, Trump says that he saw tens of thousands of Muslims cheering in New Jersey, on 9/11. Show More Summary

How Fox News' Climate Change Denial Finds Its Way Into Children's Textbooks

A New Study Connects Conservative Misinformation On Climate Change To California Textbook Inaccuracies New research from Southern Methodist University (SMU) found that some children's textbooks that depict the reality of human-caused...Show More Summary

Fox Contributor Laments Girls Girls Trying To Join Boy Scouts Because It Violates "Classic American Tradition"

From the November 23 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered: LISA KENNEDY MONTGOMERY: Isn't that group the girl scouts? They're kind of losing this PR campaign right now, because people going, oh, what do they just put on glitter nail polish...Show More Summary

Even Laura Ingraham Won't Substantiate Trump's 9/11 Claim

Not even Laura Ingraham is willing to support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that American Muslims cheered in Jersey City, New Jersey during the September 11 attacks. The conservative talk radio host, who hasShow More Summary

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