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Saturday, November 25, 2017
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Trump Repeated Fox News Lies About Manafort Activity

In response to the news that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted for, among other things, money laundering and acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign principal, Trump tweeted a Fox News talking point that Manafort’s alleged criminal activity occurred before he joined the campaign.

October 31, 2017

Fox & Friends Was The Only Cable News Morning Show Not To Mention Trump’s Pardon Of Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio

On July 31, Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt of court after he defied “a court order to stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants,” according to The New York Times. As the Times noted, the order originated from a lawsuit filed a decade ago “charging that the sheriff’s office regularly violated the rights of Latinos, stopping people based on racial profiling, detaining them based solely on the suspicion that they were in the country illegally, and turning them over to the immigration authorities.”

August 29, 2017

How Fox Promoted Convicted Criminal Joe Arpaio, Who May Be Pardoned By Trump

Over the past two decades, Fox News and Fox Business frequently praised and hosted Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, elevating him to national recognition. Now Arpaio, who was recently convicted of criminal contempt of court in a racial profiling case, has said that he would accept a pardon from President Donald Trump — and Trump is reportedly considering it.

August 23, 2017
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Corey Lewandowski Busted For Conflict Of Interest On ‘Meet The Press’

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski got called out by another guest on NBC’s Meet the Press after he denied having a stake in his call for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) head Richard Cordray to be fired amid a rumor he may run for governor in Ohio.

July 31, 2017

Chuck Todd Silent As Sen. John Cornyn Repeatedly Lies About Republican Bill Gutting Health Care

On July 13, Senate Republicans released a revised version of their bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act after the original version, which would have kicked 22 million Americans off of their health insurance, failed to secure enough votes.

July 17, 2017

Sunday Shows Ignore Angela Merkel Saying Europe Can No Longer Rely On The United States

Before today’s cable and broadcast network Sunday political talk shows aired, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced in a speech that President Donald Trump’s visit to the NATO and G7 summits showed that Europe no longer sees the United States as a reliable ally.

May 29, 2017

Sunday Shows Whitewash Republicans’ History Of Obstructionism

NBC’s Chuck Todd and Fox’s Chris Wallace failed to explain Republican senators’ unprecedented obstructionism of former President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees when discussing a 2013 rule change made by Senate Democrats to forbid the filibustering of judicial nominees below the Supreme Court level.

April 3, 2017
Richard Spencer, Neo-Nazi, White Nationalist, Twitter

Why Did Twitter Restore Accounts Of White Supremacists?

Twitter accounts belonging to white supremacists that were suspended earlier this year have been reinstated and have since gone back to sending out bigoted tweets.

December 12, 2016
Pence to lead Trump's White House transition team

The Right-Wing Media’s Government Takeover

Donald Trump has picked — or considered — nearly a dozen people who have worked in right-wing media, including talk radio, right-wing news sites, Fox News, and conservative newspapers, to fill his administration.

December 9, 2016
Donald Trump's war on free speech

First Amendment Watch: November 2016

Following is a list of President-elect Donald Trump’s attacks on the media — and demonstrations of disregard for the press — from Election Day through the end of November.

December 2, 2016
K.T. McFarland

K.T. McFarland: An Anti-Muslim Putin Fan Who Supports Torture

Meet K.T. McFarland, Trump’s pick for deputy national security adviser. She has advocated for war with Iran and misled about its nuclear program, expressed support for torture, and has made bizarre and incendiary statements about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

November 30, 2016
Trump's children to run blind trust and transition team

Corruption Concerns Over Trump’s Children Running His Businesses And Transition

Trump will hand over his business dealings to his children — but his children are also serving on Trump’s White House transition team where they are in a position to choose the people who make regulatory decisions impacting the businesses.

November 15, 2016
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On Sunday News Shows, Trump’s Latest Russia Problem Almost Ignored

Most networks ignored a report that American intelligence officials are probing Russian government ties to a man identified as a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump.

September 25, 2016
Trump campaign, Lewandowski

Report: The Trump Campaign Paid The Firm Of CNN’s Corey Lewandowski $20,000 In July

CNN, which has repeatedly defended its hire of former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as a paid contributor, will soon have to explain why he is still receiving his regular salary from the Trump campaign.

August 22, 2016