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Prosecutor Who Led Conviction Of Petraeus: Comparison With Hillary Clinton's Email Use "Has No Merit"

In an August 30 USA Today opinion piece, the former U.S. attorney who oversaw the prosecution of retired Gen. David Petraeus for mishandling classified state secrets debunked the false comparison by conservative media of Hillary Clinton's...Show More Summary

Fox Host: "Why Has The Black Lives Matter Movement Not Been Classified Yet As A Hate Group?"

From the August 31 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: Fox News Graphic Calls Black Lives Matter The "'Murder' Movement" Fox Host Suggests Black Lives Matter Movement Is Endangering Police Officers "War On Cops": Fox News Abandons Its Catchphrase When Bike Gangs Threaten Police

Fox News Graphic Calls Black Lives Matter The "'Murder' Movement"

From the August 31 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: Fox Host Suggests Black Lives Matter Movement Is Endangering Police Officers How National Media Forced A Black Lives Matter Activist To Defend His Race By Falling Victim To Breitbart News' False Story "War On Cops": Fox News Abandons Its Catchphrase When Bike Gangs Threaten Police

Howard Kurtz Disparages Jorge Ramos, Continues Fox's Defense Of Donald Trump

Fox News host and resident media critic Howard Kurtz questioned Jorge Ramos' journalistic integrity in the wake of the Univision anchor's contentious press conference questioning of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, concluding that...Show More Summary

CNN's Jake Tapper Allows GOP Guest To Get Away With False Claim About Planned Parenthood

CNN host Jake Tapper failed to correct a Republican congresswoman's false claim that 94 percent of Planned Parenthood's health services are related to abortion, instead telling his guests to "agree to disagree." Tapper Allows Republican...Show More Summary

Fox's George Will Dismisses Gun Legislation And Blames "Evil" After VA Shooting

From the August 30 edition of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Fox News Sunday: Related: Father Of Slain Journalist Alison Parker: "Mark My Words," I Will Do "Whatever It Takes To Get Gun Legislation" Passed Father Of Slain Journalist Alison Parker:...Show More Summary

On MSNBC Live , Angelo Carusone Discusses The GOP's Inability To Stand Up To Donald Trump

From the August 28 edition of MSNBC's MSNBC Live: Previously: How Fox News And Donald Trump Ate The Republican Primary As Fox News Struggles With Trump, Media Call Out The Network For Creating His Candidacy Angelo Carusone On MSNBC Live: Trump Benefiting From "Feedback Loop" Of Conservative Media Praise

Fox Cites One-Sided Study To Claim Michelle Obama's Healthy Lunch Program Costs School District Jobs

Fox News tried to blame First Lady Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch program for reports of financial woes and layoffs at school districts, but it failed to disclose that the study it cited comes from a group supported in part by...Show More Summary

Limbaugh Conspiracy: Hillary Clinton Blackmailing Obama To Avoid Indictment Over Emails

From the August 28 edition of Premiere Radio Network's The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Limbaugh Adds A Hillary Clinton Twist To His Petraeus-Benghazi Conspiracy Theory Fox Guest Recycles Debunked Clinton Email Myths To Call For Criminal Investigation Media Debunk Misinformation Surrounding Clinton's Use Of Private Email

Father Of Slain Journalist Alison Parker: "We Need To Keep The Pressure On The Politicians To Not Be Afraid Of The NRA"

From the August 28 edition of Fox News' The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson: ANDY PARKER: We've got to do whatever we can to hold these people's feet to the fire and not be afraid of the NRA fighting any kind of reasonable legislation tooth and nail. Show More Summary

Fox Guest Uses Statutory Rape Conviction To Hype Myth That False Sexual Assault Allegations Are An "Epidemic"

From the August 28 edition of Fox News' The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson: Related: St. Paul's School Student Cleared on Most Serious Charges Previously: Wash. Post Helps Perpetuate Myth That False Reports Of Rape Are Widespread Fox...Show More Summary

Media Debunk Misinformation Surrounding Clinton's Use Of Private Email

More media outlets are debunking misinformation surrounding Hillary Clinton's use of private email, dismantling three main talking points used to accuse Clinton of malfeasance by highlighting that Clinton used her email in a "common" manner, that her situation isn't criminal, and that her handling of email is not comparable to what retired Gen. Show More Summary

Fox Host Furthers Debunked Myth That Clinton Emails Were Scrubbed Of Classification Markings

From the August 28 edition of Fox News' Happening Now: Previously: State Dept. Shuts Down Fox's Anonymous Speculation Of Clinton Aides Stripping Email Classification Markings Fox Pushes 3 Debunked Myths To Scandalize Hillary Clinton's...Show More Summary

CBS Evening News Allows Discredited Researcher John Lott To Falsely Connect Gun Laws To Higher Murder Rates

CBS Evening News allowed discredited gun researcher John Lott to attack the view that gun violence is a public health issue with the unsupported claim that murder rates have increased everywhere guns have been banned. Lott is a well-known pro-gun advocate and frequent source of conservative misinformation about gun violence. Show More Summary

Buzzfeed Details Conservative Talk Radio's Love For Donald Trump

Despite the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates, conservative talk radio seem unified on their favorite: Donald Trump. Thanks to talk radio, Buzzfeed's Rosie Gray noted in her August 27 article "The Real Media Machine...Show More Summary

IA Radio Host Jan Mickelson Says It's "Cool" That Texas Is Denying Birth Certificates To U.S.-Born Children Of Undocumented Immigrants

Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson, who is under fire for suggesting that undocumented immigrants should become "property of the state" unless they leave Iowa, applauded a decision by Texas' Department of State Health Services to deny birth...Show More Summary

Fox & Friends Distinguishes Itself From Jorge Ramos Who Is "Advocating For A Certain Point Of View" And "Not A Reporter"

From the August 28 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: Conservative Media Cheer Donald Trump For Ejecting Univision's Jorge Ramos From Press Conference REPORT: 30+ Fox News Hosts And Contributors Who Are Campaigning For Republicans Fox & Friends Attempt To Roast Marshmallows With Hands, Plastic Spoon

Fox Host Complains That NYPD Officers Have To Justify Their Stop-And-Frisks

Fox's Tucker Carlson declared that a new mandate requiring New York City police officers to provide written justification for stop-and-frisk encounters is "an attack on police practices that have worked." NYPD officers will soon be "required...Show More Summary

Wash. Post 's David Ignatius Explains The "Scandal" Missing From Clinton's Email Use

Washington Post opinion writer David Ignatius checked the "overstated" uproar over Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state, citing national security legal experts who roundly dismiss the idea that any criminal mishandling of...Show More Summary

CNN's Bizarrely Homophobic Coverage Of The Virginia Shooter

In its reporting on the fatal shooting of two journalists in Virginia, CNN repeatedly and needlessly mentioned the shooter's history of registering gay porn websites as evidence that he was unstable and disturbed. On August 27, CNN reported...Show More Summary

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