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Dallas Morning News ' Wayne Slater Tells National Media "Perry Has Bigger Problems Than ... Conventional Wisdom Suggests"

From the August 21 edition of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show: Previously: Texas Journalists Urge National Press To Take Perry Case More Seriously

Civil Rights Leader Debunks Conservative Media Obsession With "Black-On-Black" Crime In Ferguson Coverage

From the August 21 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: Conservative Media Race-Baiting: Ferguson Edition Right-Wing Media Push "Black-On-Black" Crime Canard To Deflect From Ferguson Police Shooting Watch Marc Lamont Hill Blast Racial Canards Used To Distract From Brown Shooting

On MSNBC's The Ed Show, Eric Boehlert Denounces Right-Wing Media's "Contemptuous, Shallow" Obsession With Obama's Vacations

From the August 21 edition of MSNBC's The Ed Show: Previously: Bush Speechwriter Thiessen's Hypocrisy On Presidential Vacations Chris Wallace's Double Standard On Presidential Vacations During A Russian Crisis Media Criticize Obama's Florida Trip, Ignore Bush Vacation During 2008 Invasion Of Georgia

Fox Calls Record Bank Of America Financial Settlement "A Shakedown" By Government

From the August 21 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto: Previously: "Medieval Justice": Right Wing Media Attack DOJ Over Historic JPMorgan Settlement Fox's Gasparino: J.P Morgan Chase Fine Is "McCarthyism" From The Obama...Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media Continue To Decry Ferguson Residents Registering To Vote

Right-wing media are parroting local Republican officials and criticizing voter registration drives in Ferguson, Missouri, the site of intense protests after the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Voting rights advocates...Show More Summary

Fox Ignores Bush Precedent For DOJ Investigation Of James Foley's Murder

Fox News hosts criticized the Department of Justice's decision to investigate the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State extremists. In fact, such investigations are routine and were pursued under President George W. Bush for Americans killed abroad during his administration. Show More Summary

Fox's Gasparino Calls Public Pensions "Ponzi Schemes," Wishes More "Stigma" Was Attached To Welfare

Fox News turned to misleading statistics and sensational rhetoric in a renewed attack on government anti-poverty relief programs, federal workers, and public pensions. On the August 21 edition of Fox News' Happening Now, co-host JonShow More Summary

Conservative Media Race-Baiting: Ferguson Edition

In response to the protests following the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the right-wing media have unleashed an array of race-baiting tropes. From "lynch mobs" to "race pimps," here are some of the worst examples. Show More Summary

Geraldo Rivera: Obama Played Golf "With His Old Chums From The Hood" After Press Conference On The Islamic State

From the August 21 edition of Fox News' The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson: Previously: Geraldo Rivera And The Victim-Blaming Of Black Teenagers Fox's Rivera: Obama's "Biggest Failing... Is Not Assuming The Role" Of "Surrogate DadShow More Summary

Wash . Post Helps Perpetuate Myth That False Reports Of Rape Are Widespread

A Washington Post article about sexual assault on college campuses failed to provide crucial context about how rare false reports of these incidents actually are. After the White House formed a task force in January to address the prevalence...Show More Summary

Texas Journalists Urge National Press To Take Perry Case More Seriously

While many national outlets are dismissing the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry as political payback, Texas journalists warn that such claims are misguided, incomplete, and the product of a "rush to judgment." On August 15, news broke...Show More Summary

Watch The Conservative Chorus Of Race-Baiting Accusations That Follow Obama's Remarks On Race

With the nation's attention turned toward the growing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, media figures have called on President Obama to speak out more forcefully on the situation and race relations in America. But Obama's past statements...Show More Summary

Muslim Leaders Have Roundly Denounced Islamic State, But Conservative Media Won't Tell You That

Conservative media figures have wrongly accused Muslim groups and leaders of failing to denounce the violent acts of the terrorist group the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL), despite the fact that numerous Muslim religious authorities, advocacy groups, and Imams have come together to denounce the Islamic State's un-Islamic crimes against humanity. Show More Summary

Fox's Ablow Explains He Called Michelle Obama Fat Because She's "Struggled With Her Own Weight"

From the August 21 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered: Previously: Fox Host: Michelle Obama Is Too Fat To Be Credible On Nutrition Fox Host Defends Calling Michelle Obama Fat If There's A Decency Line Inside Fox News, Keith Ablow Actually Crossed It With "Lose A Few" Insult

Fox's Keith Ablow: "Something Is Deeply Wrong With The Psyche" Of Ferguson Residents

Fox News medical contributor Keith Ablow wrote that there is something wrong in the minds of Ferguson residents who reacted to the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown by a police officer with protests. In an August 20 opinion...Show More Summary

Watch Marc Lamont Hill Blast Racial Canards Used To Distract From Brown Shooting

From the August 20 edition of CNN's Newsroom: Previously: Right-Wing Media Push "Black-On-Black" Crime Canard To Deflect From Ferguson Police Shooting O'Reilly To Marc Lamont Hill: "Say You're A Cocaine Dealer -- And You Kind Of Look Like One A Little Bit" Who Let The Smart Guy On Fox News? Fox News Fires Liberal Commentator For Being Too Liberal

Geraldo Rivera And The Victim-Blaming Of Black Teenagers

Geraldo Rivera is once again citing alleged appearance as a mitigating factor in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, evoking footage of Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie to contextualize potential police motive for killing...Show More Summary

Experts: Pro-Smog Pollution Report Is "Unmoored From Reality"

A recent study from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) claims that smog regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will cost the economy $270 billion. But the regulations, necessary to alleviate the...Show More Summary

Media Carry Water For NRA's False Attack Ad That Claims Michael Bloomberg Wants To Ban Guns

Media outlets are uncritically reporting the false claim in a new attack ad from the National Rifle Association that gun safety advocate Michael Bloomberg wants to "ban... your guns." In fact, Bloomberg supports the right to own a gun. The...Show More Summary

What The Media Should Know About GOP Surrogate And Fox News Contributor Allen West

Fox News contributor Allen West is endorsing and holding events for GOP candidates and organizations across the country. Republicans are accepting West's help despite his history of toxic remarks, including calling President Obama an...Show More Summary

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