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WikiLeaks: Baseless ‘Pay To Play’ Accusation Against Clinton For Morocco Speech She Didn’t Give

The suggestion by CNN and Fox News that Clinton’s activities with regard to Morocco are a corrupt pay to play are dubious and baseless.

October 24, 2016
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Donald Trump Is A Serial Anti-Semite

Trump’s anti-Semitism comes in different shapes and sizes. He verbalizes it, encourages it, enables it, tolerates it, and makes excuses for it. What he doesn’t do is condemn it.

October 24, 2016
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The James O’Keefe-Donald Trump-Breitbart News Nexus

Trump is using convicted criminal James O’Keefe’s heavily edited video to support his claims of a “rigged election” — a page out of Breitbart’s playbook.

October 21, 2016
Chris Wallace moderates final presidential debate

Chris Wallace And The Banality Of Conservative Dishonesty

What makes Wallace such an effective purveyor of dishonesty is that he’s good at playing the part of the reasonable, “even-handed” journalist, even when what he’s saying is wrong.

October 20, 2016
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Debate: Will Fox News’ Chris Wallace Let Trump Off Easy?

Given the constraints Wallace has placed on himself — and his network’s history of conservative misinformation — here’s what to expect at final the debate.

October 19, 2016
Fox News contributor Monica Crowley spins for Donald Trump on sexual assault charges.

#EndorseThis: Watch As Former Nixon Aide Spins Wildly For Trump

Even in the wake of fresh testimony from multiple women about his alleged sexual assaults and voyeurism, Monica Crowley sees a silver lining for the billionaire bully in these disturbing stories.

October 13, 2016

Excerpt: Behind The Secretly Funded Right-Wing Attack On The Clinton Foundation

For conservative funders seeking to take down the most formidable Democratic presidential contender, Schweizer offered not just audacity and experience but his own nonprofit. As president of the Government Accountability Institute in Tallahassee, Florida, he could accept millions of dollars in tax-exempt funds for research, promotion, and expenses (including his $200,000 annual salary) from foundations and individuals. And unlike the Clintons, who had disclosed decades of tax returns and more than 300,000 foundation donors, Schweizer didn’t have to reveal any of his funders.

October 9, 2016
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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
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
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida, U.S. August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

First Debate: Fairly Or Not, Media Pressure Is On Clinton

Donald Trump has never participated in a one-on-one presidential debate. Hillary Clinton has been in 10 of them. Yet it’s Clinton, not Trump, who is under the most pressure when the two presidential candidates face off Monday night in New York.

September 25, 2016

After Terror Attacks, Fox News Brings On Anti-Muslim Fearmongers To Push Lies And Anti-Refugee Rhetoric

Fox News is providing a platform for conservatives to spread misinformation about refugees and stoke anti-Muslim fears following a series of apparent terror attacks around the country. Fox’s open-door policy for fearmongers is in keeping with the network’s disconcerting history as a source of Islamophobia and anti-immigrant and anti-refugee sentiment after terror attacks at home and abroad.

September 19, 2016
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Fox Business Invites On A Deplorable Hate Group Leader To Defend The “Basket Of Deplorables”

Fox Business’ Stuart Varney hosted Tony Perkins, a leader of a hate group who tried to make homosexuality punishable by death, on the September 12 episode of his show, Varney & Co., to discuss Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s comment that half of her Republican counterpart’s supporters can be put “into what I call the basket of deplorables.”

September 13, 2016
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Sean Hannity Has Given Donald Trump $31 Million In Free Publicity

Fox News host Sean Hannity, who has been informally advising Donald Trump’s presidential campaign while serving as its primary media cheerleader, has effectively turned his nightly prime-time show into Trump’s second campaign headquarters.

August 25, 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

Fox News Is Laying The Groundwork For Trump To Skip Out On Presidential Debates

Fox News figures are helping rationalize Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s threat that the 2016 presidential debates must have “fair” moderators or he won’t participate, pointing to Candy Crowley’s 2012 debate moderation in which she fact-checked Republican candidate Mitt Romney as an “unacceptable” example.

August 14, 2016
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears on screen via video link during a news conference at the Frontline Club in London

Wiki Fiction: Why Is Julian Assange Pushing Right-Wing Conspiracy Claims?

With his brazen attempt to manipulate an American presidential election, in tandem with the Russian oligarchy and the American right, Julian Assange has drifted a long way from the progressive and transparent spirit in which Wikileaks first introduced itself to the world.

August 12, 2016
Donald Trump speaks on stage with Fox News host Sean Hannity during CPAC 2015 (Michael Vadon via Flickr)

4 Ways Fox News Has Helped Trump Throw His ‘Rigged Election’ Temper Tantrum

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has recently seemed to be preparing himself and his supporters for a loss in November, complaining to rally-goers in Ohio that he’s “afraid the election’s going to be rigged.” President Barack Obama swiftly rebuked Trump’s inflammatory suggestion, ridiculing the GOP nominee and known conspiracy theorist. “Of course the election won’t be rigged. What does that even mean?” Obama told reporters. “If Mr. Trump is suggesting that there is a conspiracy theory that is propagated across the country, including in places like Texas where typically it is not Democrats who are in charge of voting booths, that’s ridiculous. That doesn’t make any sense.”

August 8, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to the media regarding money he listed as being donated to veterans groups at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York

Cable News (Except Fox) Increasingly Using On-Air Graphics To Combat Trump’s Lies

Media outlets have increasingly turned to chryons (or on-air graphics) to combat Donald Trump’s lies in real time. This media tactic has become an important tool given their inability to pushback on lies that are consistently repeated by the Trump campaign. On the April 4 edition of MSNBC Live, MSNBC aired live footage from a Donald Trump rally where he claimed to have watched a videotape of the United States handing $400 million in “ransom money” to Iran. MSNBC debunked Trump’s claim using a chyron that read, “Trump Says He Watched (Nonexistent) Video Of Iran Receiving Cash.”

August 5, 2016

Trump Ally Roger Stone Promotes Double Agent Smears Against Deceased Capt. Khan And His Family

Published with permission from Media Matters for America. Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally and adviser, is promoting smears against fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan and his family. Stone is claiming that Khizr Khan, Capt. Kahn’s father, is a “Muslim Brotherhood agent” and is promoting an article suggesting Humayun Khan was a double agent […]

August 2, 2016
Khizr Khan speaks during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Fox News Didn’t Show Democratic Convention Speeches That Cut Against Its Right-Wing Narrative

Fox News did not air several Democratic National Convention speeches from figures promoting issues that run counter to the narrative the network has pushed for years—including racial justice, reproductive rights, gun safety reform, LGBT equality, and respect for Muslim-Americans.

July 29, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Bill O’Reilly Insists White House Slaves ‘Well Fed And Had Decent Lodgings’

Enslaved families across America were split apart, rape was common, and human life was a commodity to be traded worldwide. But hey, food and shelter. Let’s move on.

July 27, 2016
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Roger Ailes Built The Conservative Infrastructure That Donald Trump Is Exploiting

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote that Trump’s and Ailes’ “trajectories are deeply interwoven” and that “Trump is the Republican nominee perhaps in part because Fox News and other prominent right-wing commentators weakened the control of Republican Party bosses.”

July 23, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Jon Stewart Makes A Glorious Return

Stewart brought the righteous rage he’s known for and pointed it at perhaps his favorite target over the years: Sean Hannity and the endless hypocrisies of conservative media.

July 22, 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. Picture taken July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo

Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Resigns After Sexual Harassment Claims

Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox, will assume the role of chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, the company said.

July 21, 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

Fox News, Ailes In Negotiations Over His Exit: Source

According to the report, which cited anonymous sources, lawyers for 21st Century Fox Inc, gave Ailes a deadline of August 1 to resign or face being fired for cause.

July 20, 2016
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Cartoon: Rupert Murdoch May Have To Fire Roger Ailes

It’s not Roger’s fault.

July 18, 2016