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Archived Since:April 14, 2008

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Fox Hosts Baselessly Connect Sydney Hostage Situation To Torture Report

From the December 15 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: Conservative Media's Celebration Of Torture Conservative Media's Take On Torture: A Laughing Matter The Myths Behind Conservative Media's Defense Of Torture

Dick Cheney Hides Behind Torture Myths To Evade Questions On Meet The Press

Former Vice President Dick Cheney dodged pointed questions from Meet The Press host Chuck Todd by pushing myths about the CIA's use of torture on terrorist suspects during the Bush administration. NBC's Meet The Press Presses Dick Cheney...Show More Summary

Broadcast Sunday Shows Largely Ignore Rollback Of Financial Regulations In Spending Bill

The Sunday broadcast political shows overwhelmingly ignored the omnibus spending bill's rollback of key regulations on Wall Street and campaign finance. Only ABC's This Week covered the provisions, which come at a time when the financial...Show More Summary

Fox & Friends Airs Misleading Footage To Suggest Al Sharpton Led Protesters Calling For "Dead Cops"

Fox & Friends Sunday repeatedly spliced footage of Al Sharpton speaking at a Washington, D.C. "Justice for All" march with footage from a separate event in New York City where some in the crowd chanted for "dead cops" to claim Sharpton...Show More Summary

George Will's Michigan State Commencement Speech Draws Student Protests

Michigan State University (MSU) students protested before, during, and after George Will's speech at the university's graduation ceremony in response to the conservative Washington Post syndicated columnist's offensive comments about...Show More Summary

Fox's Bolling: "There Should Be No Question" Men Are More Successful And Better Leaders Than Women

From the December 12 edition of Fox News' The Five: Previously: Fox's Bolling Calls First Female UAE Pilot That Bombed Islamic State "Boobs On The Ground" Fox Host Doesn't Think Little League Baseball Is A "Female Friendly" Sport Fox's Bolling Opposes 9-Year-Old Girl Playing Football: "Let The Boys Be Boys, Let The Girls Be Girls"

MSNBC's Dyson On Fox News' Coverage Of Protests Over Police Killings: "Their Narrative Is Thuggery"

From the December 12 edition of MSNBC's The Ed Show: Previously: Fox's Rivera: LeBron James Should Wear "Be A Better Father" Shirt Instead Of "I Can't Breathe" Hannity To Tavis Smiley About The Role Of Race In Recent Police Killings: "You Need To Be Educated" Geraldo Rivera Recommends Another T-Shirt For LeBron James: Wear One That Says "We're The Problem"

USA Today Amplifies Misleading Estimate On Cost Of Net Neutrality

USA Today amplified a misleading op-ed claiming that proposed net neutrality regulations could cost consumers $15 billion in new user fees and taxes, a number that has been called into question by advocacy groups for faulty assumptions. On...Show More Summary

Fox News Attacks Republican Congressman After He Defends Latest Benghazi Report

Fox News is firing shots at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) after he criticized conservative attempts to delegitimize the Committee's report on Benghazi. In November, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee...Show More Summary

Spending Bill Coverage Ignores Hundreds Of Millions Invested By Financial Regulation Opponents

Media coverage of the contentious debate surrounding provisions included in a last-minute spending resolution largely ignored the role of campaign donations from the finance sector during the 2014 midterms in carving out controversial regulatory changes that benefit the industry. Show More Summary

NY Times Columnist Maureen Dowd Promised To Make Column Subject "Look Great"

Emails between New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal show Dowd promising that a column to be written about Pascal "would make sure you look great." Buzzfeed reported that the emails, released after...Show More Summary

Limbaugh: Fewer Men Are In College Because It's Been "Chickified" By Feminism

From the December 12 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Related: NY Times: The Rise of Men Who Don't Work, and What They Do Instead Previously: 11 Times Right-Wing Media Blamed The World's Problems On Feminism Limbaugh: Street Harassment Shows The "Massive Failure Of Modern Day Feminism" Limbaugh Blames Feminism For "Ruining Women"

The New York Times Downplays The Influence Of Money In Politics

The New York Times downplayed the impact of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and dismissed the influence of money in politics by ignoring record-breaking spending of outside groups, the role of large donor political contributions,...Show More Summary

Union Leader Suggests Those Who Released CIA Torture Report Are "Wusses," Cites Jack Bauer From 24

The New Hampshire Union Leader referenced the fictional character, Jack Bauer of the television show 24, to call those in favor of releasing the Senate report on CIA torture practices "wusses" and claim opposition to the agency's brutal...Show More Summary

New Think Tank CEO Allen West Plagiarized Viral Internet Story

Allen West heavily plagiarized from a viral Internet story in a piece attacking the Obama administration for purportedly ignoring the deaths of law enforcement officers. West lifted at least six paragraphs (including typos) from theShow More Summary

Geraldo Recommends Another T-Shirt For LeBron: Wear One That Says "We're The Problem"

From the December 12 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: Fox's Rivera: LeBron James Should Wear "Be A Better Father" Shirt Instead Of "I Can't Breathe" Fox's Rivera: Obama's "Biggest Failing... Is Not Assuming The Role" Of "Surrogate Dad For Urban Families" Geraldo Rivera And The Victim-Blaming Of Black Teenagers

The Duggars Just Made It Easier To Discriminate Against LGBT People. Will TLC React?

The Duggar family - made famous by TLC's popular reality television show - just helped repeal an ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination. What responsibility does TLC have for the work being carried out by its reality TV...Show More Summary

The Five Worst Examples Of Fox News Hosts Trivializing Torture

Fox News hosts rushed to minimize the severity of interrogation methods used by the CIA during the Bush administration in the wake of a Senate report outlining the agency's brutal techniques. Here are some of the network's worst attempts to trivialize torture. Show More Summary

On The Bill Press Show , Media Matters ' Matt Gertz Explains Why George Will Is A Bad Choice For Commencement Speaker

From the December 11 edition of TawkrTV's The Bill Press Show: Previously: George Will's Michigan State University Commencement Speech Sparks Protests, Outrage Under Fire, Michigan State President Defends Honoring George Will Wash. Post's George Will: Sexual Assault Victim Is Now A "Coveted Status"

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