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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

Gretchen Carlson Lashes Out At School Recommendations For Transgender Students

Fox News' Gretchen Carlson criticized a Nebraska school district's efforts to accommodate transgender and gender non-conforming students, accusing the district of pushing a "political agenda" while downplaying the problem of gender-based...Show More Summary

Michael Isikoff Turns To Old News To Revive Whitewater Obsession

Yahoo News correspondent Michael Isikoff is retreading old news to once again try to thrust Whitewater into the national political debate, continuing an obsession of his that dates back more than 20 years. Isikoff dramatically touted...Show More Summary

Fox News' Obamacare "Death Knell" Is Old News (And Good For Most Consumers)

Fox News attempted to spin reports that some health insurance plans that do not meet minimum standards under the Affordable Care Act will be discontinued as a "new Obamacare bombshell" and death blow to the health care law. The October...Show More Summary

NRA News Goes To Bat For Sheriff That Warned Of Civil War With The Federal Government

The National Rifle Association's media arm is defending a Maryland sheriff who warned that the enforcement of gun laws could lead to a civil war between his county and the federal government. Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis made national...Show More Summary

Steve Hayes: The Reason Women Don't Run For Office Is Because "Women Are Concerned With Other Things"

From the October 9 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered: Related: Women Donors Network: 71 Percent Of Elected Officials Are Men Previously: Fox Host: Do We Want Young People To Vote "If They Don't Know The Issues?" Bill O'Reilly: "There's Got To Be Some Downside To Having A Woman President" "Know Your Role And Shut Your Mouth": How Conservative Media Treated Women In 2013

National Review Online Thanks ISIS for Beheadings

In an article for National Review Online, anti-Muslim activist David Horowitz described the benefits to conservatives of the recent beheadings carried out by the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS). The October 9 article is headlined...Show More Summary

With Fox News Sitting Out Gay Marriage Fight, Social Conservatives Lose Their Loudest Voice

On Monday when the Supreme Court let stand appeals court rulings that allowed for same-sex marriage in five additional states, the right-wing media outbursts were predictably swift. Radio talker Mark Levin blasted the ruling as "judicial...Show More Summary

Fox Analyst: Obama Believes Military Should Be Fighting Ebola, Not Defending Our Country

From the October 9 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom: Previously: Conservative Media Attack Decision To Send U.S. Military To West Africa To Address Ebola Outbreak Conservatives Find A Way To Attack Obama For Fighting Ebola

When A Mainstream Journalist Falls Down The Benghazi Rabbit Hole

It's become commonplace for the right-wing fringe to respond to breaking news by invoking Benghazi. The Ebola outbreak, the NFL's domestic violence problems, and the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 are just three recent examples in the panoply of events that remind conservatives of the terrorist attack on a U.S. Show More Summary

NRA's Ted Nugent: "We The People ... Don't Believe That Our President Is A Christian"

National Rifle Association board member and conservative commentator Ted Nugent suggested that President Obama is not a Christian and touted Republicans as "the only chance we have" to kill "the wolf at the door" during the 2014 midterm...Show More Summary

Fox's Megyn Kelly Validates Old Glenn Beck Caliphate Conspiracy Theory That Is Still Wrong

Fox News host Megyn Kelly said that Glenn Beck accurately predicted the formation of a caliphate in the Middle East, though in reality the actions of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State fall far short of Beck's 2011 prediction...Show More Summary

Fox Leaves Out Important Information In Welfare Study To Hype "Entitlement Nation"

Fox News hyped a Watchdog.org study purporting to show Colorado recipients of government assistance programs accessed the government funds from exotic, out-of-state locations while on lavish vacations. But Fox's report failed to mention...Show More Summary

O'Reilly Crops Video To Accuse Mexican President Of Encouraging Illegal Immigration

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly aired a truncated video clip of a statement by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to claim he encourages the illegal immigration of Mexican people to the United States. But the clip left out the very next part of Peña Nieto's statement in which he noted that migratory flows from Mexico to the U.S. Show More Summary

O'Reilly Criticizes Supreme Court For Allowing Lower Court Rulings Ending Same-Sex Marriage Bans To Stand

From the October 8 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Related: Supreme Court Delivers Tacit Win to Gay Marriage Previously: O'Reilly: Ruling Striking Down Prop 8 Is "Judicial Activism" O'Reilly Tries And Fails To Attack SCOTUS Over Marriage Equality Decisions

Conservative Media Attack Decision To Send U.S. Military To West Africa To Address Ebola Outbreak

Conservative media figures have criticized President Obama for sending the U.S. military to help address the public health crisis posed by Ebola in Africa, ignoring experts who explain the critical need for assistance to contain the outbreak and the military's unique capability to support in those efforts. Show More Summary

"Categorically False": DHS Debunks Right-Wing Fiction That ISIS Attempted To Cross The U.S.- Mexico Border

The Department of Homeland Security definitively debunked the persistent right-wing media conspiracy theory that Islamic State fighters have attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the rumor is not supported by any "credible...Show More Summary

WSJ Shrugs Off Allegations By Amazon Staffers To Complain About Class Action Lawsuits

The Wall Street Journal editorial board is criticizing a new Supreme Court case by downplaying serious allegations in the case that Amazon.com engaged in illegal employment activities and complaining about class action lawsuits. On October 8, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Show More Summary

Hannity: "I'm Not Covering" The CDC Press Conference On Ebola Because "I Don't Trust Them"

From the October 8 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show: Previously: Fox's Dobbs Accuses CDC Director Of Not Prioritizing Public Health In Handling Of Ebola Fox Analyst Suggests The Federal Government Is Holding Back Ebola Treatments Conservative Media Rush To Politicize First Case Of Ebola In U.S.

Five Important Stories About Money In Politics That Fox News Sunday Didn't Cover

The 2014 midterm election cycle is already one of the most expensive ever -- due in part to the Supreme Court's recent campaign finance decisions, which have opened the floodgates for billions of dollars in political expenditures to influence our election system. Show More Summary

Conservatives Falsely Blame Undocumented Children For Deadly Enterovirus

Right-wing media are falsely blaming the recent surge of undocumented children from Central America for spreading a deadly strain of the enterovirus. Conservatives are claiming the children are a form of "biological warfare" and President...Show More Summary

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