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Monday, July 23, 2018
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How The False Equivalence Of ‘Civility’ Bolsters Trump

The Red Hen reaction shows how Trump benefits from backward media accountability.

June 27, 2018
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Fox ‘Judge’ Pirro Wants Sessions Out — So She Can Take His Job

Fox News’ loudest Trump propagandist aspires to be attorney general.

June 10, 2018
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The Staggering Corruption Of Dinesh D’Souza’s Pardon

But it was good enough for President Donald Trump, who announced earlier today via Twitter that D’Souza (a vocal supporter of the president) will be receiving a full pardon.

June 1, 2018
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Debunking Trump’s Litany Of Phony Conspiracies

Right-wing media help Trump spin lies about the Russia investigation, and it’ll only get worse.

May 25, 2018
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Gingrich’s Latest Grift Is A Bogus ‘History’ Course

A scammy online adventure with baklava, Ben Franklin, and lots of grifting.

May 13, 2018
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Dick Cheney: Liar And Proud Torture Advocate

All the howling falsehoods the former VP told in his defense of torture.

May 12, 2018
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Springtime For Steve: Bannon Plots His Comeback

The past several months have been difficult for Steve Bannon, the disheveled, wannabe Machiavelli of American politics. Late last summer he was unceremoniously fired from his senior post in the Trump White House, then the candidate he backed in the Alabama special Senate election suffered a historic defeat under the weight of credible reports of sexual assault, and then he was evicted from his chairmanship of Breitbart News.

March 17, 2018
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Trump’s Wacky Right-Wing ‘Blue Apron’ Scheme

The Trump White House’s newly proposed budget is (like all White House budget proposals) more of a political document than anything else. It has no actual bearing on how the government will spend its money, and Congress will almost certainly ignore it.

February 14, 2018
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That Heavily Hyped Memo Is Utterly Underwhelming — But Still It Makes Noise

After far more drama and tension than should have been necessary, the infamous House intelligence committee memo on alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI against President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was released. And it was, predictably, a hilarious and self-defeating flop, but that fact won’t discourage Trump’s most slavish acolytes from claiming the Russia “hoax” has been […]

February 4, 2018
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Just Ignore Trump’s Media “Awards”

A little less than a week ago, the president of the United States announced during one of his characteristic fits of Twitter pique that he would be putting on his very own awards show. “I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR,” Donald Trump tweeted on January 2. He scheduled the big announcement for Monday, January 8 — today — at 5 p.m.

January 9, 2018
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The Long, Public Humiliation Of Steve Bannon

It’s been quite a news day for Steve Bannon. The Breitbart.com chairman and former White House strategist made headlines this morning when excerpts from author Michael Wolff’s new book on the Trump administration quoted him disparaging Trump campaign officials for the now-infamous June 2016 Russia meeting.

January 4, 2018
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Oversold Genius Bannon Now Dropping Fast

Steve Bannon, we’re told, is a “street fighter.” That’s what Bannon told us, anyway, when he went on 60 Minutes earlier this year shortly after his brief tenure in the Trump administration came to an end. “I think I’m a street fighter,” Bannon said…

December 15, 2017
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Right-Wing Liars Smearing Moore Accuser

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s allies in the conservative media have been trying desperately to undermine the numerous credible reports of sexual misconduct by Moore, and today they thought they’d finally spied an opportunity — which they immediately seized on with characteristic dishonesty.

December 9, 2017
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Will Roy Moore Ruin Steve Bannon’s Reputation?

Steve Bannon would have you believe that he stands at the crossroads of history, directing traffic. Ever since he emerged as a national political figure in the latter stages of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Breitbart.com chairman has cultivated a reputation as a wily tactician…

November 17, 2017
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Roy Moore And The Rot In Conservative Politics

The Washington Post’s explosive investigation into Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct with underage girls has provided a distressingly clear look at the moral rot that has infested conservative politics. Moore, who stands credibly accused of sexual misconduct by multiple on-the-record sources…

November 11, 2017