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Sunday, November 19, 2017
Craig Harrington
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House Republicans Target Bob Mueller, FBI With Fox News’ Uranium One Smear

Taking their cues from Fox News host Sean Hannity, three Republican congressmen introduced a resolution in the House demanding special counsel Robert Mueller step down from his role of investigating possible collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and agents of the Russian government.

November 4, 2017
Moore

CNN Is Paying Stephen Moore To Lie To Its Viewers About Health Care

Discredited economic pundit and former Trump campaign adviser Stephen Moore continues embarrassing CNN during news segments with his supposed policy expertise. Media Matters compared two of Moore’s recent appearances — one in which he appeared alongside a credentialed policy expert, and one in which he faced only an ill-prepared network host — and found distinct differences in the tone of each discussion. These differences demonstrate the dangers of news outlets continuing to rely on unscrupulous hangers-on from the Trump administration to comment on policy issues.

July 17, 2017
FEC

Trump’s “Infrastructure Week” Scheme Was Another Media Fake Out

A close reading of the plan, coupled with the White House’s budget request for the 2018 fiscal year, shows that it is not actually a plan to invest $1 trillion in our nation’s roads, bridges, and other vital infrastructure. Instead, it is a proposed $200 billion tax giveaway to developers and construction contractors, which the administration hopes would spur additional private sector investment of up to $1 trillion.

June 10, 2017
Trump

Yes, Trump Budget Would Cut Social Security (And Violate His Promise)

A number of usually reliable reporters were duped by White House spin that President Donald Trump’s draconian budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 to slash spending for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was not a violation of his major campaign pledge to protect Social Security from cuts.

May 24, 2017
stephen moore

Former Economics Adviser Reveals Trump Lied About Medicaid

Discredited right-wing economic pundit and former Trump campaign economic adviser Stephen Moore accidentally let slip that gutting the Medicaid program “was central” to President Donald Trump’s plan to repeal Obamacare, despite the president’s repeated assertions that he would not touch the program.

May 8, 2017
jobs

Fox News Retools Misleading Jobs Report Spin One Last Time

The generally positive outlook on the economy portrayed by these journalists, economists, and other experts was once again absent at Fox News, which painted the report as another example of the president’s failing policies.

January 7, 2017
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Trump Drives Misleading News Coverage 140 Characters At A Time

Since his victory, Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to generate positive news about himself across the spectrum of media platforms, implanting misleading narratives about his business and economic acumen into national news.

December 12, 2016
Paul Ryan medicare

Evening News Virtually Ignores Paul Ryan’s Medicare Privatization Plan

Ryan’s specific charge that Medicare is “broke” because of the ACA is completely wrong. President Obama’s health care reform law greatly improved Medicare’s long-term finances and extended the hospital insurance trust fund’s solvency by 11 years.

November 28, 2016