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Archived Since:April 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

On Fox, A Train Spilling Oil Is An Argument For Keystone XL, But A Pipeline Spill Isn't News

After a massive oil tanker derailed in West Virginia, several members of Fox News claimed that the accident demonstrates the need to build the Keystone XL pipeline because it is supposedly "safer" to transport oil by pipeline than by train. Show More Summary

This Is Why GOP 2016 Hopefuls Won't Answer Media's Calls To Repudiate Rudy Giuliani

Pressure is building for Republican presidential hopefuls to repudiate Rudy Giuliani's accusations that President Obama doesn't love America and harbors an "anti-colonial" worldview -- claims that, while extreme to moderate media consumers,...Show More Summary

Progressive Veterans Group Wants O'Reilly Off The Air

VoteVets, a leading progressive veterans advocacy group, is calling on Fox News to take Bill O'Reilly off the air following revelations from Mother Jones that the Fox News host may have repeatedly misrepresented his experiences reporting...Show More Summary

Hyping Mythical Internet Taxes, New York Times Legitimizes A Net Neutrality Study Long Debunked

The New York Times legitimized a discredited study from the Progressive Policy Institute claiming that net neutrality could cost American consumers up to $15 billion annually -- a claim that has been widely debunked for relying on "fuzzy...Show More Summary

Why Ronan Farrow Daily Was The Gold Standard For Covering Transgender Issues

With the cancellation of Ronan Farrow Daily, MSNBC is losing a show that for months represented the gold standard in cable news coverage of transgender issues. On February 19, MSNBC announced that it was cancelling Ronan Farrow Daily, which has occupied the network's 1 pm slot since premiering in February 2014. Show More Summary

Limbaugh Rushes To O'Reilly's Defense Over Falklands Fib

From the February 20 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Related: Bill O'Reilly Has His Own Brian Williams Problem Previously: Bill O'Reilly's Falkland Island War Story Called Into Question Veteran War Reporters: O'Reilly's Falklands Fibs Violate "Journalism 101"

Limbaugh: Giuliani Said What I've Been Saying For Years -- "Obama Does Not Like This Country"

From the February 20 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Fox Gives Giuliani A Safe Space To Explain Why Obama Does Not Love America Sean Hannity Defends Giuliani's Claim That Obama Doesn't Love America

Veteran War Reporters: O'Reilly's Falklands Fibs Violate "Journalism 101"

Revelations that Bill O'Reilly may have misled viewers about his reporting from the Falklands War back in 1982 are drawing fire from veteran war correspondents who contend apparent embellishments like O'Reilly's hurt the credibilityShow More Summary

How Fox News Responded To Bill O'Reilly's Falklands Fibs

Fox News has gone to war with Mother Jones after the liberal magazine published a story raising questions about the credibility of host Bill O'Reilly's past statements about his experience as a war correspondent. Mother Jones' DavidShow More Summary

The Clinton Foundation Is A Global Charity -- Why Does The Press Treat It Like A Political Death Star?

The Clinton Foundation returned to the headlines this week and once again the topic was promoted with lots of media hand-wringing. The problem is, it's not always clear journalists understand what the foundation does. At least it's not...Show More Summary

CNN's Stelter: "By Talking About A 'War Zone,'" O'Reilly Opened Himself Up To Scrutiny

From the February 20 edition of CNN's New Day: Previously: Amid Controversy, Bill O'Reilly Is Still Talking About His Time Covering The Falklands War Bill O'Reilly's Falkland Island War Story Called Into Question

Amid Controversy, Bill O'Reilly Is Still Talking About His Time Covering The Falklands War

Amid controversy over whether he has repeatedly lied about his role as a reporter in Argentina during the Falklands War, Bill O'Reilly once again suggested that he was "down there" in a war zone in 1982. On the February 19 edition of...Show More Summary

Doctor Refuses To Care For Gay Couple's Baby - Is This Conservative Media's "Religious Freedom"?

A Michigan pediatrician refused to work with the baby of a same-sex couple, citing her anti-gay religious beliefs. It's another case that highlights the potential dangers of conservative media's campaign to champion "religious freedom"...Show More Summary

Rudy Giuliani Invokes 9/11 To Reinforce His Claim That Obama Doesn't Love America

From the February 19 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show: Previously: Sean Hannity Defends Giuliani's Claim That Obama Doesn't Love America Fox Gives Giuliani A Safe Space To Explain Why Obama Does Not Love Ame...

MSNBC's Ed Schultz Outlines Jeb Bush's Right Wing Radio Problem

From the February 19 edition of MSNBC's The Ed Show: Related: Jeb Bush Has A Serious Talk Radio Problem Previously: Laura Ingraham Slams Jeb Bush For Not Embracing Right-Wing Radio How The Right-Wing Media Geared Up For War With Jeb Bush Limbaugh: Jeb Bush Is Trying To Prove The GOP Can Win The Presidency Without The Conservative Base

Bill O'Reilly's Falkland Island War Story Called Into Question

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has "recounted dramatic stories about his own war reporting that don't withstand scrutiny," including claiming that he covered the Falklands Islands warzone from which American reporters were banned, according to a Mother Jones report.

Fox's Erick Erickson: The Only Line Between "Gay Rights Extremists" And "Islamic Extremists" Is "Death"

Fox News contributor Erick Erickson compared LGBT-activists to terrorists to declare that "the divide between Islamic extremists and gay rights extremists is at death." In a February 19 blog post on RedState.com entitled "The Line Between...Show More Summary

Sean Hannity Defends Giuliani's Claim That Obama Doesn't Love America

From the February 19 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show: Previously: Fox Gives Giuliani A Safe Space To Explain Why Obama Does Not Love America Giuliani Goes On Fox To Call For Mosque Surveillance, Suggests Opposition Is Evidence Of Wrongdoing

The Problem With Right-Wing Media Outrage Over Obama Not Saying "Islamic Extremism"

Right-wing media are scandalizing President Obama's refusal to conflate terrorism with all of Islam, attacking the president for not focusing on "Islamic extremism" in the three-day White House summit to combat violent extremism. But the conservative outrage ignores the fact that conflating terrorism with an entire religion would harm U.S. Show More Summary

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