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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
NBC, Trump

NBC Is Building A Trump Normalization Machine

After running a proto-fascist campaign, President-elect Donald Trump will bring his hate, misogyny, and bigotry to the White House at the end of the month. And when he does, NBC will have a machine ready to normalize him. In short, Fox News finally has competition.

January 6, 2017
Trump, Murdoch, Fox News

Donald Trump Could Make Rupert Murdoch Even More Powerful

Donald Trump has asked Murdoch to submit the names of possible nominees for Federal Communications Commission chairman. Trump’s FCC will be positioned to roll back regulations that have kept Murdoch from buying up newspapers and television stations across the country.

January 5, 2017
Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly, New Face Of NBC News, Withheld Vital Information During The Election

There are many reasons to be concerned with Kelly’s move, among them her history of using white racial anxiety to bolster her career, her willingness to defend and promote anti-gay “hate groups,” and her ability to use a patina of unearned credibility to push out the same right-wing lies that her Fox colleagues spout.

January 4, 2017
Sexual Assault

How CNN And Fox News Enabled The Worst Sexual Assault Apologism Of 2016

As sexual assault allegations against President-elect Donald Trump piled up in the months before the election, CNN and Fox News each relied on paid Trump surrogates and media allies to peddle some of the worst sexual assault apologism of the past year.

December 29, 2016
Fox Business anchors Cavuto and Varney ponder Trump's nuclear tweeting

#EndorseThis: Fox Host Cavuto Shaken By Trump’s Nuclear Tweeting

“I’m thinking this out,” Fox Business anchor Neal Cavuto told his colleague Stuart Varney, one of the president-elect’s most obsequious fans. “Let’s say we get to Dow 20,000, so we’re all richer for it. But Donald Trump also promises more nukes, so we’re all blown up just as we’re counting our money.”

December 23, 2016
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly poses on the set of his show "The O'Reilly Factor" in New York March 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The Electoral College: Bill O’Reilly Defends ‘The White Establishment’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claimed that “the left in America is demanding that the Electoral College system put into place in 1787 be scrapped” because “the left wants power taken away from the white establishment.”

December 21, 2016
Right-wing news, russia, Putin

How The Right-Wing Media Helped Trump Voters Warm Up To Putin

The right-wing media has spent years holding Putin up as a “better leader” than Obama, which set the stage for Republican opinions to shift in the autocrat’s favor, leading to a nearly 50-point swing in support from conservatives in just over two years.

December 15, 2016
Fox settlement, Ailes

New Accusations Against Former Fox News Head Ailes

New sexual harassment accusations against former Fox News network chief Roger Ailes were revealed in a lawsuit filed against 21st Century Fox on Monday.

December 14, 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
Obama saved 1.5 million auto jobs

Remember When Obama Saved 1.5 Million Auto Industry Jobs?

In the end, the bailout that Obama championed saved more than one million jobs, and Fox News still hated it. If only Obama had saved 1,000 Carrier jobs instead.

December 1, 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

Fox News’ Eric Bolling Is Trying — And Failing — To Cover His Bigoted Tracks

Bolling deleted a five-year-old racist tweet about President Obama immediately after Media Matters unearthed it. He’s obviously trying to hide his racism, and he’s doing a terrible job of it.

November 22, 2016
Pence not offended by Hamilton cast member's remarks and praises show

What Boycott? Pence ‘Not Offended,’ Urges Americans To See ‘Hamilton’

Trump called Hamilton “highly overrated,” but Pence praised the blockbuster musical, which dramatizes America’s founding in hip-hop style with a multiracial cast.

November 21, 2016
Ellison

Here Come The Anti-Muslim Attacks On Keith Ellison

Conservatives are regurgitating attacks linking Ellison to Farrakhan that were first leveled at him during his first run for Congress in 2006.

November 18, 2016
Trump lashes out at the press on Twitter

Trump’s Transition Signals He Will Continue To Be Incredibly Hostile To The Press

During the campaign, the Committee to Protect Journalists declared Trump an “unprecedented threat” to free press. So far, his transition has indicated that won’t be changing anytime soon.

November 17, 2016
Megyn Kelly Donald Trump debate question

Megyn Kelly Reveals Pro-Trump Election Conspiracy At Fox

The day before the first presidential debate, Mr. Trump was in a lather again, Ms. Kelly writes. He called Fox executives, saying he’d heard that her first question “was a very pointed question directed at him.”

November 11, 2016
10 Plagues Donald Trump

10 Plagues Unearthed By This Election

This election laid bare what has long plagued us. The clash between Trump and Clinton slit open the underbelly of America and a toxic stew has oozed out.

November 9, 2016
America should have seen Trump coming

Anger, Bullying, Conspiracies — And Big Cable Network Profits

As the national political melodrama drew near its end, a sometime email correspondent in Texas worried about my safety.

November 9, 2016
Fox News mouth piece Brett Baier

Bret Baier Is A Fox News Mouthpiece For Unknown Sources On FBI Stories

The reports leave little doubt that Fox News is acting as “the pipeline for the fifth column inside the bureau” that is publicly seeking to influence the election.

November 3, 2016
Sean Hannity and the right-wing media's grip on the GOP

Right-Wing Media’s Vise Grip On The GOP Only Getting Tighter

The GOP is trying to figure out what to do when its public face resembles a rodeo clown like Sean Hannity, and when so many Republican voters live inside the right-wing, fact-free, Rush Limbaugh bubble that Trump so firmly embraced.

November 1, 2016
Lou Dobbs

Bigoted Lou Dobbs Claimed Trump Is Victim Of ‘Globalist Mormon Mafia’

Lou Dobbs has claimed that Donald Trump is the victim of a “globalist” conspiracy by the “Mormon mafia,” and he has derided former GOP nominee Mitt Romney for refusing to support Trump, saying maybe it’s because he is a Mormon and “getting visions.”

October 29, 2016
Trump, Brand America

Trump Making Same Claim About Polls That Conservatives Used In 2012

Trump is making the same mistake as Mitt Romney. He insists that public polls showing him trailing Hillary Clinton are biased because they “oversample” Democrats. But that’s exactly the same argument that a lot of conservatives used in 2012 when Romney lost.

October 28, 2016
Chris Wallace interviews Donald Trump on Fox News.Chris Wallace interviews Donald Trump on Fox News.

Three Ways Fox News Is Attempting To Delegitimize Clinton’s Lead In The Polls

Fox News has attempted to delegitimize Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead in the polls for months, claiming that the polls are skewed due to oversampling, that the size of rallies Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds is more indicative of his support than polls, and that there are “secret” Trump supporters who are too embarrassed to tell pollsters whom they support.

October 27, 2016
Trump TV

Trump Campaign Test Drives ‘Trump TV’

After retreating to Fox News, the Trump campaign finds a way to get favorable media coverage by just doing it themselves. Is this the beginning of Trump TV?

October 25, 2016