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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Bobby Lewis
Puerto Rico

Sunday Talk Shows Ignore Catastrophe In Puerto Rico

On September 20, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, and knocked out power to the entire island of 3.5 million people. Puerto Rican officials have described “apocalyptic” destruction, and a dam is in danger of bursting, threatening to flood already devastated areas.

September 25, 2017
manafort

Far Right Falsely Claims Manafort Wiretap Vindicates Trump

Right-wing and fringe media are claiming yet again that President Donald Trump was correct when he accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping in Trump Tower, now arguing that a legal wiretap targeted at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is proof of Trump’s claim. However, said wiretap was pursuant to a warrant and targeted at Manafort, not Trump. This is at least the fifth time in six months right-wing media has attempted to validate Trump’s lie.

September 20, 2017

When Right-Wing Media Was In Love With Paid Protesting

Many right-wing media figures have accused anti-Trump protesters of being “paid” on a widespread basis to demonstrate against President Donald Trump. Not only do these allegations lack any evidence of a systematic effort, they also ignore the fact that the conservative tea party protests of the early 2010s were “astroturfed” — heavily supported and organized by large, outside groups like the Koch brothers.

February 8, 2017
Trump, Propoganda

The Media Outlets Poised To Become Trump’s Personal Propaganda Machine

President-elect Donald Trump is coalescing a network of supportive right-wing media outlets to help push his agenda and attack political opponents, including an online publication owned by his son-in-law, a supermarket tabloid, and a new 24-hour news outlet that has been described as “Trump TV.”

January 3, 2017
Comet Ping Pong, fake news

Pizzagate: Nightly News Shows Combat Fake News With Real Reporting

While conservative media outlets downplayed the fake news stories calling them “silly” and “nonsense,” nightly news programs on NBC, CBS, and ABC reported how fake news can have dangerous consequences.

December 6, 2016
Hillary Clinton pneumonia

The Six Worst Media Reactions To Hillary Clinton’s Pneumonia Diagnosis

On the September 12 edition of his radio show, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, an ally of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, said he’d “been containing a Cheshire Cat grin all day” over the video of Clinton leaving the 9/11 memorial event, and that it had him “literally in ecstasy” because the “hand of God” made Clinton ill.

September 13, 2016