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Today Hosts Challenge Trump On Whether His Actions Are Presidential

From the February 10 edition of NBC's Today: MATT LAUER (HOST): Now this New Hampshire win though says, "OK, this guy is on track." When it comes to parents in this country, they want their kids to be able to look up to the president. Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Laments Media Bias: Journalists Are Now "In Another Business"

From the February 9 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: BERNIE GOLDBERG: This isn't a newspaper. You know who the clowns are? The clowns are the people who put out that kind of stuff. BILL O'REILLY (HOST): But I'm just tellingShow More Summary

Right-Wing Media Attack Chris Christie, Claim He "Sabotaged" Marco Rubio

Right-wing media personalities lashed out at Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) for "sabotag[ing]" Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the GOP's ABC News debate, claiming that Christie's attacks led to Rubio's poor performance in New Hampshire's GOP primary. Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow: Trump's New Hampshire Win "Will Be Seen Worldwide" As The Rise Of Right-Wing Fringe Nativism

From the February 9 edition of MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes: RACHEL MADDOW (CO-HOST): I will say if you're a Muslim-American. if you are from a family of immigrants, if you are a Mexican-American, as 30 million Americans are, this win tonight by Donald Trump, it may be chilling. Show More Summary

CNN's Jeffrey Lord Calls Trump "The Great Communicator" For Telling People They're Not "Racist, Bigoted" Xenophobes

From the February 9 edition of CNN's America's Choice: JEFFREY LORD: Two striking things here. One is -- and looking at these exit polls -- is Trump's appeal across all areas. I mean, women, all ages, education, income, party I.D., ideology, marital status. Show More Summary

VIDEO: How Fox News Paved The Way For Trump's Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump has won the New Hampshire primary. It's the first major win for Trump, whose vitriolic and bombastic campaign has dominated news coverage of the GOP presidential primary. But years before he became the epicenter of Republican campaign politics, Trump was using Fox News to pave the way for his eventual presidential run. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Praises Sean Hannity For Their Indistinguishable Views on Torture

From the February 9 edition of Premiere Radio Network's The Sean Hannity Show: SEAN HANNITY (HOST): You mentioned I'm going to waterboard them, sure, and more. I ask anybody if your kid is taken hostage, let's say three guys come toShow More Summary

Marco Rubio And Sean Hannity Commiserate Over Being Tracked By American Bridge And Media Matters

From the February 9 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show: SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Well, you outperformed all your polls numbers in Iowa, is the feeling you're getting there the same, that you're going to have the same...Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media Use Walmart "Bait-And-Switch" To Falsely Attack Minimum Wage

After building three stores in rapidly developing Washington, D.C., neighborhoods, Walmart announced it would not build two additional stores planned for low-income communities. Right-wing media are falsely claiming that the District's...Show More Summary

White Nationalists Hail Ted Nugent's Anti-Semitic Gun Safety Claim

White nationalists, including a former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, praised National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent for posting an anti-Semitic image to his Facebook page, claiming Nugent had "the courage" to tell "the truth,"...Show More Summary

Las Vegas Review-Journal Recites Right-Wing Mythology About Minimum Wage, Teen Unemployment

A Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial criticized a voter initiative gaining traction -- to place an increased minimum wage on Nevada's 2016 ballot -- by leaning on bogus right-wing information from a fast food industry-backed front group. Show More Summary

Media Hype A "Subdued," "Toned Down" Donald Trump As He Continues To Make Extreme Comments

As Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump campaigned in New Hampshire, media outlets hyped a "subdued" and "toned down" candidate, even going so far as to ask the presidential candidate "who are you, and what have you done...Show More Summary

Limbaugh Praises Trump's Latest Attack On Ted Cruz

From the February 9 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: RUSH LIMBAUGH: Cookie sends me this email, do you want to bleep what Trump said? So I said, did he use it -- was he calling Cruz a coward or was he using it in the physiological sense? She said no, no he was calling him a coward, I said don't bleep it. Show More Summary

Fox's Varney Fumes Over The Daily Show 's Response To His Beyonce Criticism

From the February 9 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.: STUART VARNEY (HOST): I regret to say that Varney & Co. once again made an appearance on The Daily Show. This time for our Super Bowl halftime coverage. Roll tape. [BEGIN VIDEO] VARNEY:...Show More Summary

CNN Op-Ed Calls Out Media "Sexism" Regarding Attacks On Hillary Clinton's Voice

A CNN op-ed outlines how media criticism of Hillary Clinton's voice is not only "sexist" and a distraction from political issues, but also represents a "charge faced by professional women that they are too aggressive and ambitious." Miami...Show More Summary

CNBC's Awful Trump Interview Highlights Its Larry Kudlow Problem

CNBC allowed senior contributor and potential Republican Senate candidate Larry Kudlow to conduct a softball interview with Donald Trump. During the February 8 interview, Trump thanked Kudlow for endorsing his tax plan and Kudlow backed...Show More Summary

NRA's Ted Nugent: Jewish Supporters Of Gun Safety Laws Are "Nazis In Disguise"

National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent responded to backlash over his posting of an anti-Semitic image on Facebook by calling Jewish people who support gun safety laws "nazis in disguise." On February 8, Nugent shared anShow More Summary

Marco Rubio Touts Rush Limbaugh's Defense Of His Recycled Lines At GOP Debate

From the February 9 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Senator, first off, I saw you with Megyn [Kelly] last night. I know that a lot of people are on you for what you said in the debate over and over again. Show More Summary

The Daily Show Slams Fox's Criticism Of Beyonce's Super Bowl Performance

From the February 8 edition of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: JESSICA WILLIAMS: And it was awesome because there was so much in this video about black female empowerment. But its not just about self-love, I mean she calls out police brutality and the constant fear that black people have of the police. Show More Summary

Watch Stephen Colbert Challenge Bill O'Reilly For Supporting Spending On War But Not Anti-Poverty Programs

From the February 8 edition of CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: BILL O'REILLY: Ronald Reagan was a very very good politician. He was an excellent politician. He did what he had to do. But ultimately, he did two things that benefited the country. Show More Summary

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