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Fake news is on the rise on Facebook

Fake News Outperformed Real News On Facebook At Height Of 2016 Campaign

“I think Trump is in the White House because of me. His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything. His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up,” said Paul Horner.

November 17, 2016

Donald Trump’s Broad Coalition

It might well turn out to be the case that Donald Trump will become the foundation for a Broad Coalition of women who will elect a first woman president.

October 13, 2016

Aleppo, Arrests, And The Danger Of Third Parties

Voters should perhaps take heart that Gary Johnson now knows what Aleppo is. He is on the ballot in all 50 states, competing with the major party nominees for your vote.

September 30, 2016
Howie Carr

Trump Surrogate: Obama Was Given Everything ‘Because Of The Color Of His Skin’

“He didn’t have to work for anything. Just because of the color of his skin he was given everything. And he still hates the country.”

September 30, 2016
conservative newspapers

Conservative Newspapers Explain Why They Refused To Endorse ‘Frightening’ Trump

Opinion editors at three major newspapers that have routinely endorsed Republicans for president — dating back more than a century in some cases — tell Media Matters they endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton because Republican nominee Donald Trump is “frightening” and potentially “dangerous.”

September 30, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in Anaheim, California, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump’s Threats Show Him To Be A Hypocritical Bully

Donald Trump followed his pathetic performance in the first one-on-one debate with Hillary Clinton with a series of abusive taunts of a former beauty queen, an insistence that polls show him “winning” the debate (none that I’ve seen) and a promise to pound Clinton with her husband’s past marital infidelities.

September 30, 2016
taco trucks

Houston Taco Trucks Register Voters As Latinos Flex Political Muscle

Taco trucks in Houston have begun doubling as voter registration sites as Latinos in Texas flex their political muscle before the Nov. 8 presidential election in a state that has long symbolized Mexican immigration to the United States.

September 30, 2016

Aleppo, Arrests, And The Danger Of Third Parties

Voters should perhaps take heart that he now knows what Aleppo is. Gary Johnson is on the ballot in all fifty states, competing with the major party nominees for your vote.

September 30, 2016
debate gains

Debate Helps Clinton Gain Among Key Voting Blocs

The Democratic polling firm Democracy Corps conducted live dial meter testing that found she made significant leaps with unmarried white women and white working-class voters in terms of both favorability and voter preference.

September 30, 2016
trump miss universe

Trump Continues Attacks On Former Miss Universe With Middle-Of-The-Night Tweets

Donald Trump said Friday that Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton was “duped” into using his comments about a “disgusting” former Miss Universe to attack him.

September 30, 2016
Trump

‘Don’t Vote For Trump,’ Says USA Today In First Presidential Endorsement In Its History

USA Today broke its 34-year tradition of not endorsing in a presidential race, publishing a scathing argument against voting for Donald Trump.

September 30, 2016
trump fox news

Trump Becomes Latest GOP Nominee To Get Lost Inside The Fox News Bubble

Looking to make the media rounds on Tuesday morning in an attempt to clean up his Monday night debate mess, Republican nominee Donald Trump actually had only one destination on his schedule: Fox News, of course.

September 29, 2016

The Cincinnati Enquirer Endorses Hillary, And Other Miracles

The last time The Cincinnati Enquirer endorsed a Democrat for president was in 1916, when Woodrow Wilson was running for re-election during World War I.

September 29, 2016
Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Decline And Likely Fall Of Donald Trump

A recent essay in The Wall Street Journal described Donald Trump thusly: “Rather like the crazy boy-emperors after the fall of the Roman Republic, he may have problems with impulse control — and an uncontrolled, ill-formed, perpetually fragmented mind.”

September 29, 2016
gary johnson

Meet Gary Johnson’s Money Men

Look behind the curtain, and you’ll find that Johnson’s candidacy is fueled by money provided by funders who are driving forces behind things most young voters abhor, like the privatization of public education and the “right” to pollute the environment.

September 29, 2016
young voters

Social Media Sites Push Young Voters to Register

“I think if we just rely on politicians to get out the vote, we’re never going to see mass participation,” Mr. Flaxman said to The Wall Street Journal. “The only way we’ll see that is if we think that’s a civic or civil responsibility that everyone is in charge of in our society.”

September 29, 2016
Trump tweets, Twitter

Donald Trump’s Castro Connection

A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in communist Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings.

September 29, 2016
clinton won first debate

Most Americans Say Clinton Won First Debate

A majority of Americans say Democrat Hillary Clinton won Monday night’s presidential debate, but her performance doesn’t appear to have boosted her level of support among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Wednesday.

September 29, 2016
Bill Weld walks away from candidacy

#EndorseThis: Gary Johnson Can’t Name Favorite Foreign Leader, Calls It Another ‘Aleppo Moment’

Whenever Gary Johnson can’t answer a reasonable question from now, we guess that he’ll just call it another ‘Aleppo moment.’

September 29, 2016
Trump campaign, Lewandowski

Lewandowski Has CNN Blessing To Work With Trump, Says He Needs Approval To Answer Media Matters’ Questions

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski refused to answer questions from Media Matters about the ongoing payments he is receiving from the Trump campaign while he serves as a CNN contributor, claiming he can’t answer media questions without network approval.

September 28, 2016
Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations, answers questions during a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, California July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo

“Movement Afoot” To Expand Roger Ailes’ Role In The Trump Campaign

“There is a movement afoot” to bring ousted Fox News CEO and alleged sexual harasser Roger Ailes “more into the process” of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign, according to Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

September 28, 2016
trump defensive

Clinton Seeks To Keep Trump On Defensive After Presidential Debate

Democrat Hillary Clinton sought on Tuesday to keep Republican rival Donald Trump on the defensive a day after their first U.S. presidential debate with accusations he is a sexist, racist and tax dodger, while Trump suggested he would “hit her harder” next time by bringing up her husband’s infidelity.

September 28, 2016

The Biggest Choke of Trump’s Political Life: 6 Reasons His Debate With Hillary Was An Unmitigated Disaster

The twilight zone nature of the presidential campaign continued Tuesday, with the fallout from the first debate hounding Donald Trump, bouying Hillary Clinton and leaving millions of voters wondering if the race’s dynamics have shifted from the near-tie in recent polls.

September 28, 2016
hillary clinton polls

Early Polls Show Clinton Bump After First Debate

A CNN poll of verified individuals showed that 62 percent believe Clinton won the debate, compared to just 27 percent for Trump. Another poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, showed 51 percent of debate watchers believing Clinton won, compared to 42 percent for Trump.

September 28, 2016
micromanager Trump, Russian

Trump Supporters Rigged Online Polls After First Presidential Debate

That CNBC poll Donald Trump tweeted which showed him winning the debate over Hillary Clinton by a 61 percent to 39 percent margin? It was rigged.

September 28, 2016