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Monday, October 22, 2018
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Right-Wing Media Push Polygraph Conspiracy Theory

Prior to coming forward publicly, Ford underwent a polygraph exam in which she was questioned about her recollection of the assault.

September 28, 2018
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Conspiracists Smear Ford Over Yearbook Photo

An emerging attack on Christine Blasey Ford falsely claims that her high school yearbooks undermine her account of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulting her while they were in high school.

September 21, 2018
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Alex Jones Reappears On Facebook Despite Ban

Even though Facebook has permanently banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Periscope has temporarily banned him, he appeared on both platforms.

August 20, 2018
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NRA TV Channel Calls For Censorship Of News Coverage

The National Rifle Association’s media outlet sent a pro-censorship message on social media and then went ballistic when people called it pro-censorship.

May 26, 2018
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Ex-Wife Of Alex Jones Says He Was Violent, Abusive

Jones described her “nightmare” marriage during a wide-ranging April 3 interview on the David Pakman Show in which she talked about an ongoing custody dispute with her ex-husband, his threats last year against Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and his rise as a prominent backer of President Donald Trump. The couple divorced in 2005.

April 5, 2018
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Trump Campaign, RNC Advertising On Infowars Conspiracy Channel

Jones also pushed conspiracy theories about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting — labeling it “a giant hoax,” “staged,” and “fake” — and has called other mass shootings and national tragedies “staged” “false flag” events. (He often claims that contrary to official accounts, attacks and other mass casualty events are carried out by his political opponents.)

March 29, 2018
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Who Still Advertises On Alex Jones’ Infowars? The NRA

CNN reported on March 3 that it had “discovered ads on InfoWars’ channels from companies and organizations such as Nike (NKE), Acer, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Network, the Mormon Church, Moen, Expedia (EXPE), Alibaba (BABA), HomeAway, Mozilla, the NRA, Honey, Wix and ClassPass.” Many companies that were running ads on Jones’ YouTube channel told CNN that they terminated the ads after being made aware of them.

March 6, 2018
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The NRA’s Latest Lie About Background Checks

The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) leadership has broken its silence following last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Comments made by its leadership at CNN’s February 21 town hall on gun violence and during speeches at CPAC indicate that the NRA is coalescing around a misleading talking point that attacks the national background check system for gun purchases.

February 23, 2018
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The Clownish Right-Wing Attempt To Discredit Roy Moore Report

Right-wing websites are hyping the absurd claim of a user on Twitter that The Washington Post offered to pay an Alabama woman to say that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore had engaged in sexual misconduct.

November 11, 2017
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Contrary To Spin, Stronger Gun Laws Do Reduce Gun Violence

In an interview with Media Matters, Dr. Daniel Webster, who serves as the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, pointed to research showing significant reductions in gun violence associated with permit-to-purchase laws, and explained how the Post erred…

October 25, 2017

Gun Lobby’s Favorite Expert Sees Las Vegas Massacre Claims Fall Apart

Following a mass shooting sniper attack on a Las Vegas country music concert that left 59 dead and more than 500 people wounded, Lott — a go-to source for conservative misinformation about gun violence following high-profile shootings — published an opinion piece at FoxNews.com comparing machine gun attacks in Europe versus the United States.

October 5, 2017
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23 Reasons Why The NRA Is Racist

In the October edition of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) magazine America’s 1st Freedom, NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre takes on what he calls the “false notion” from the “gun-ban media” that “somehow the NRA is racist.” Outlets covering the NRA and race should consider these examples — starting with LaPierre himself — in evaluating his claims:

September 28, 2017
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Joe Arpaio Thanks Alex Jones For Pleading His Case To Donald Trump

A U.S. District Court judge convicted Arpaio of criminal contempt of court in July. He faces up to six months in jail for his refusal to comply with a court order that said he could no longer direct the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to engage in racially discriminatory practices against Latinos. Arpaio was defeated in his re-election bid for a seventh term in November.

August 24, 2017
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NRA Double Standard On Terror On Display Following Barcelona, Charlottesville

The National Rifle Association’s live news show Stinchfield issued a “terror alert” following terrorist van attacks in Spain, in which ISIS supporters drove vans into crowds at two locations, killing 14 and injuring more than 100 people.

August 19, 2017

In Charlottesville, NRATV Finds Terrorism It Doesn’t Want To Hype

Every weekday morning starting at 9 a.m., the National Rifle Association’s news outlet NRATV begins its broadcast with a show — Stinchfield, hosted by Texas radio personality Grant Stinchfield — that “brings you live news updates and interviews” and “tackles the issues the mainstream media won’t.”

August 16, 2017
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Roger Stone Says He’s In Communication With The White House About The Seth Rich Lawsuit

Roger Stone is doing damage control following the filing of a lawsuit alleging a scheme by Fox News and Trump administration officials — including possibly the president himself — to use the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich to absolve the Trump campaign of accusations it coordinated with Russia.

August 3, 2017
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MSNBC Hosts Accuse Trump, Staffers In National Enquirer Coercion Scheme

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters. MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough described President Donald Trump’s “unmoored behavior” in a Washington Post column where they alleged that “this year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked.” Brzezinski […]

June 30, 2017
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Donald Trump Jr. Interviewed By Racist NRA Commentator At NRA Annual Meeting

In the past, Whittle has promoted the racist notion that black people are inherently intellectually inferior to people of other races, cited a white nationalist to claim people in inner cities “don’t have access to cognition,” and claimed African-Americans are compliant “slaves” of the Democratic Party who trade a willingness to engage in voter fraud for welfare. Trump will speak later today at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum.

April 29, 2017
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Are Mainstream Outlets Normalizing Trump’s Impeachable Offenses?

In what should serve as a prompt for investigative journalists, the exact nature of the emoluments Trump has received is unclear in many instances due to Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns.

March 7, 2017

NRA News Dismisses LGBT Students’ Safety Concerns Over Texas’ New Campus Carry Law

NRA News Host: LGBT Students Shouldn’t Be Afraid “Unless They Have Been Living In A Cave Somewhere”

September 1, 2016
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NRA: ‘We Highly Recommend’ Racist Newsletter That Frequently Defended Slavery

The NRA’s magazine America’s 1st Freedom celebrated racist former NRA board member and NRA Executive Council member Jeff Cooper and recommended that people read the late Cooper’s newsletter — which was peppered with racial slurs and defenses of slavery — before the 2016 election. In an August 3 article, America’s 1st Freedom feted the upcoming 40th anniversary of Gunsite, a shooting academy founded by Cooper. The article lavishes praise on Cooper’s “well-known erudition,” calling him “a formidable historian and philosopher of broad, eclectic taste.”

August 5, 2016
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20-Plus Years Of Anti-Gay Hate From The NRA

NRA Head Wayne LaPierre said one Obama administrator was “in the toilet” because of efforts to prevent discrimination against transgender students.

June 17, 2016
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Ted Nugent Reelected To NRA Board After 2016 Of Hate

In the group’s 2013 board elections Nugent was second only to Iran-Contra figure Oliver North for most votes in favor of reelection. He frequently mixes his pitches for the NRA with inflammatory commentary, such as when he told people to join the NRA while calling for the “evil carcasses” of President Obama and other progressive politicians.

May 22, 2016