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Archived Since:April 14, 2008

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Ted Nugent To NRA News: Our Critics Are "Subhuman Mongrels"

National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent made a rare appearance on the NRA's radio show to call his critics "subhuman mongrels" and to claim people who "attack" the NRA are "not the same species as we are." During his January...Show More Summary

Duke's Call To Prayer And Fox News' Call For Outrage

Fox News celebrated Duke University's decision to cancel planned weekly broadcasts of Muslim calls to prayer from the campus chapel, crediting viewers and outraged citizens' public outcry over the "unequal treatment" being given to Islam relative to Christianity for the university's reversal. Show More Summary

Fox Reporter To Address Gun Group That Says Violence Against The Government Is An Option

Emily Miller, the chief investigative reporter for Washington, D.C.'s Fox affiliate WTTG, is scheduled to speak at a rally organized by Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), a far-right pro-gun group. VCDL has previously published...Show More Summary

Ingraham: GOP Needs A 2016 Nominee Willing To "Swift Boat" Hillary Clinton

From the January 16 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show: Previously: Stolen Honor: A Media Matters For America Review Of The Anti-Kerry Film From Swift Vets And POWs For Truth Gingrich Tells The Truth About...Show More Summary

Fox News Dismisses Paid Sick Leave As A "Giveaway"

Fox News diminished the importance of paid sick and parental leave for working families and other employees as unnecessary "giveaways," ignoring the fact that paid sick leave policies have proven to save the economy billions of dollars...Show More Summary

George Will Bungles Basic Facts While Cheerleading For Keystone XL

Misinformer of the Year George Will reversed the timeline of events surrounding President Obama's threat to veto a bill forcing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and distorted a quote from Obama about the number of jobs Keystone...Show More Summary

The Daily Caller Relies On Holocaust Denier To Smear President Clinton

A Daily Caller smear is falling apart after the conservative outlet relied on the word of a Holocaust denier and con artist to accuse President Bill Clinton of having "once praised" him in a letter of commendation. The Daily Caller published...Show More Summary

Despite Dropping Oil Prices, Media Are Still Dismissing Keystone XL's Climate Impact

Many news outlets are uncritically touting the State Department's conclusion that building the Keystone XL pipeline would not significantly worsen climate change without noting that this determination was based on an expectation of high oil prices. Show More Summary

Fox News Sunday Invites Hate Group Leader For Debate About Same-Sex Marriage

Fox News Sunday will host a debate on same-sex marriage featuring a anti-gay hate group leader who's known for peddling lies and smears about the LGBT community. On January 18, Fox News Sunday is scheduled to host a debate on same-sex...Show More Summary

NRA Uses Charlie Hebdo Attack To Warn "Anti-Gunners": Only The Second Amendment Can Save You From A Terrorist

The National Rifle Association reacted to the terror attacks at Charlie Hebdo by releasing a commentary video that blamed France's gun laws for the attack and warned "anti-gunners" that only the Second Amendment can stop terrorists from...Show More Summary

Limbaugh Cites His "Religious Beliefs" To Dispute Pope Francis' Warning About Man-Made Climate Change

From the January 15 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Related: Pope says climate change mostly man's fault Previously: Rush Lashes Out At The Pope Over Critique Of Inequality Limbaugh: "If You Believe In God, Then Intellectually You Cannot Believe In Manmade Global Warming" Limbaugh: Global Warming Is "A Hoax. Show More Summary

A Terrorist Massacre The News Barely Covered

A brutal attack on a Nigerian town by the militant group Boko Haram that killed as many as 2,000 people has been given relatively little attention by the U.S. media. On January 3, Boko Haram militants attacked the town of Baga, Nigeria, near the Cameroon and Chad borders, after attacking a nearby military base. Show More Summary

Atlanta Mayor: Anti-Gay Fire Chief "Was Not Terminated Because Of His Faith"

From the January 15 edition of MSNBC's News Nation with Tamron Hall: Previously: Fox's Erickson Calls LGBT Community "Terrorists" Over Firing Of Anti-Gay Atlanta Fire Chief Atlanta's Mayor Dismantles "Religious Freedom" Defense Of Terminated Anti-Gay Fire Chief

What The Media Needs To Know About Who's Fighting To Restrict Broadband Access

Media outlets covering the fight against greater competition in the broadband market should note the role that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) played in blocking competition in 19 states. The media has a history of ignoring ALEC's role in pushing model legislation. Show More Summary

First Female S.F. Chronicle Editor-In-Chief Speaks Out On The Industry's Glass Ceiling

Audrey Cooper does not believe it should have taken a century and a half for the San Francisco Chronicle to name its first female editor-in-chief. And she should know. She's that editor. Cooper, who was named to the top post at the Chronicle...Show More Summary

Mitt Romney And Hillary Clinton Are The Same Age -- Will Campaign Coverage Reflect That Fact?

"In American politics, there's a sense you want to be new. You don't want to be too familiar. You want to be something fresh. You don't want to be something old and stale." Karl Rove discussing Hillary Clinton on Fox News, May 26, 2014. Mitt...Show More Summary

Rudy Giuliani On Fox: If Romney "Had Made Benghazi A Bigger Issue" In 2012 The GOP "Would Have Had A Better Chance"

From the January 15 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Previously: Conservative Media Figures Object To "Stupid" Third Romney Run Romney Gets Lost In Fox News Benghazi Bubble Ingraham: Romney Could Have Won By Pushing His Self-Deportation Immigration Stance Harder

Hannity Panel Slams President Obama For Allowing Women In Combat

From the January 14 edition of Fox News' Hannity: Previously: Fox's Ralph Peters: Women In Combat Will Inevitably "Get People Killed" The Right-Wing Media's Misogyny Has A True Cost For The U.S. Military Fox's Bolling Calls First Female UAE Pilot That Bombed Islamic State "Boobs On The Ground"

Fox News Pushes Debunked Claims About Net Neutrality

Fox News promoted debunked claims about President Obama's proposed net neutrality regulations, falsely asserting that the regulations are unpopular, would stifle innovation, and raise costs for consumers. On Wednesday The New York Times...Show More Summary

GOP Justifies Weakening Social Security Disability Program Using Right-Wing Media's Smears

Congressional Republicans are borrowing from years of right-wing media attacks on federal disability benefits to justify their recent attempt to snarl funding for Social Security programs. On January 6, Republicans in the House of Representatives...Show More Summary

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