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Pushing For Mosque Surveillance, Fox News Is Fighting The Last War

But there’s no indication domestic mosque surveillance uncovers useful terror information. Just ask the New York Police Department, whose extensive, post-9/11 Muslim surveillance program turned out to be a “failure by any reasonable standard,” according to the Cato Institute.

June 19, 2016
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O’Reilly Is Now Challenging Hannity As Trump’s Biggest Fan At Fox News

Bill O’Reilly wanted to reward Trump for his bullying tactics. He wanted to reward Trump’s novel strategy of trying to create conditions for a judge’s recusal by manufacturing a controversy about the judge. Or as The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple put it, “In Bill O’Reilly’s world, friends excuse friends for being racist.”

June 11, 2016
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Huckabee Says Judge Curiel Has ‘A Liberal Agenda’ — But He Can’t Say How

In an interview on Wednesday night with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Mike Huckabee defended Donald Trump’s racist comments against the federal judge overseeing one of his Trump University lawsuits.

June 9, 2016
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Conservative Media Struggles To Defend Trump And His Widening University Scam Scandal

What good is having a right-wing echo chamber if it’s not cranked up and blaring out a disciplined message during the presidential campaign? The conservative movement continues to grapple with that propaganda question in the wake of Donald Trump clinching the nomination, which has created deep fissures within the right-wing media and its historically united front.

June 7, 2016
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Flashback: How Fox News Let Trump Lie When Trump U. Lawsuit Was Filed

Trump and his real estate seminar business have been facing fraud and misrepresentation lawsuits for years, and Fox News was letting Trump lie about it long before he became a presidential candidate.

June 2, 2016
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The Definitive List: Who Deserves Blame For The Nomination Of Donald Trump?

We know Republicans are responsible for Trump, because you can be assured they’ll take credit for him if he wins. Here’s a quick review of who deserves the most blame.

May 30, 2016
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How Megyn Kelly’s Softball Interview With Trump Signaled Fox News’ Complete Surrender

While Kelly huddles with her manager and agent and tries to figure out what went wrong after a long-running media love fest, the larger story that has come into focus is how Fox News, led by Kelly’s genuflection to Trump, has signaled its institutional surrender to the presumptive GOP nominee.

May 24, 2016
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Endorse This: Fox Host Varney Says Plane Crash ‘Good Politically For Donald Trump’

EgyptAir Flight 804 dropped out of the sky early Thursday morning somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea. And you know what that means: A little later Thursday morning somewhere over Midtown, New York, Fox News personalities speculated about how the deaths of 66 people confirm the grim worldview of a man their network has all but endorsed.

May 19, 2016
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Wayne Simmons, Right Wing Media’s Benghazi Expert, Pleads Guilty To Fraud

In an April 29 press release the Department of Justice noted that Simmons “falsely claimed he spent 27 years working for the Central Intelligence Agency” and had pleaded guilty “to major fraud against the government, wire fraud, and a firearms offense.”

April 30, 2016
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VP Nomination Not Up To Cruz At Contested Convention

Nominating Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick was supposed to signal an upward trajectory for Ted Cruz’s flailing presidential campaign, though to most it seemed little more than a last ditch effort to stop Trump from securing the party nomination in Indiana, and later in California, where Fiorina was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010.

April 29, 2016
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With The Megyn Kelly Vs. Donald Trump TV Summit, Everyone Wins (Except The GOP)

The Fox News vs. Trump saga represents a completely dysfunctional relationship: Much of Fox loves Trump’s right-wing politics; Trump loves to bully Fox. Now the latest love/hate chapter is that Trump has agreed to sit for Kelly’s interview, which is weirdly being hyped as a major campaign showdown. (Remember when campaigns were focused on voters, not cable news hosts?)

April 28, 2016
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Exposed: Coal Companies Secretly Funding Climate Science Denial

Peabody Energy’s Chapter 11 filing will likely yield further proof that Big Coal and climate science deniers are in cahoots.

April 16, 2016
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Fox Anchor’s Advice To Trump On Hard Questions: “Dodge It!”

“I wouldn’t answer a question on gay marriage, abortion, or… what was the third one? Contraception!”

April 1, 2016
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Endorse This: Jorge Ramos Challenges Bill O’Reilly On Trump’s Racism

You have to be tougher on Donald Trump,” Ramos said. “You let him get away with anything.”

March 17, 2016
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Luntz Focus Group Focuses On Sanders After Fox’s Democratic Town Hall

It was already weird enough that the Republican establishment has been rooting for Sanders in the 2016 nomination race, but the responses Luntz highlighted may be part of a long term election strategy.

March 8, 2016
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Endorse This: Jeb’s Super PAC Man Now Speaking

So what exactly does somebody say after wasting over $100 million trying to elect Jeb Bush?

March 7, 2016
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Rubio: GOP Will ‘Never’ Unite Around Donald Trump As The Frontrunner

Rubio’s lays out problem for Trump: The Republican Party will keep on fighting him all the way through this primary season.

March 2, 2016
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Another Debate Brawl? Fox News, Kelly Set For Trump Rematch

Moderators say they don’t plan to mention Trump’s comments about Megyn Kelly, his complaints of unfair treatment, or his absence from Fox’s January debate.

March 2, 2016
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Excerpt: ‘Republic Of Spin: An Inside History Of The American Presidency’

David Greenberg examines the complex relationship between our politics-driven media and our media-driven politics in his new book.

February 27, 2016
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Are Republicans Backing Down From SCOTUS Threat After Roger Ailes’ Personal Attorney Said They Made A Mistake?

“I think Republicans have to recalibrate immediately. When you make a mistake, say you made a mistake.”

February 17, 2016
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The Donald Trump Vs. Fox News Cluster****, Explained

Like the bickering Sam and Diane duo from Cheers sitcom fame, Trump and Fox News obviously belong together (they like all the same things!), but they just can’t get past their stubborn differences.

February 4, 2016
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Donald Trump And His Subversive Sense Of Humor

“Hey, you’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.”

February 3, 2016
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Trump Holds An Unflattering Mirror To GOP, Fox News

If you are going to run against the Republican establishment, that means running against Fox News.

February 1, 2016
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This Week In Crazy: Put The Devil Back Into Hell

666 is not only the number of the Beast — it is also, it seems, the number of weeks this election cycle has been going on. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

January 29, 2016
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Trump Draws Full House At Own Event As He Snubs Fox News Debate

Trump told the crowd that Fox News made repeated calls to try to persuade him to change his mind. Fox News told the story differently.

January 29, 2016
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