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Fox News Revenue Plummets As Advertisers Drop Hannity

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters. Fox News’ role as a secondary communications shop for Donald Trump and host Sean Hannity’s advertiser troubles are apparently starting to affect the network’s bottom line. In September 2017, Fox News’ ad revenue dropped a whopping 17 percent as compared to September 2016, while CNN’s dipped 1 percent and MSNBC’s increased […]

October 27, 2017
Donald Trump, Press

Journalists Speak Out On How The Press Should Cover Trump

Facing the reality of President-elect Donald Trump’s impending inauguration, traditional media outlets can either band together in the face of Trump’s bullying anti-press tactics or risk being steamrolled by the incoming administration. Reporters need to be ready to recommit to solid, rigorous reporting to hold Trump accountable.

January 20, 2017
Donald Trump

Even A Bigot Is Getting Better Campaign Press Than Clinton

For Clinton to be generating press reporting that’s less positive and even more negative than Trump’s is astonishing given the type of gong show campaign he’s been running.

April 20, 2016
New York Times Building

Former NYT Executive Editor Tells Politico: The Times Gives Hillary Clinton Unfair Scrutiny

“Where I think Hillary Clinton faces, you know, certainly more of a burden is that the controversies she’s been in are immediately labeled, you know, Travel-gate or Email-gate… if you actually asked people what about any of these controversies bothers them, they don’t know anything specific about any of them.”

March 21, 2016
File photo of a Flint River sign seen along the Flint river in Flint, Michigan

How National Media Failed Flint

“Journalists have become lazy. We wait for the obvious and jump on trends.”

February 12, 2016
Journalists in the debate media filing center watch as Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the first official Democratic candidates debate of the 2016 presidential campaign in Las Vegas

Clinton Coverage Goes Off The Rails — Again

She “Shouts,” She’s “Angry”; Shades of 2008

February 11, 2016
Marco Rubio

If “Establishment” Is Code For “Moderate,” Media Need To Stop Calling Rubio The Establishment Candidate

What happens when the facts change but the script does not?

February 5, 2016
Sarah Palin and Donald Trump cartoon

This Week In Crazy: A Down And Dirty ‘Squirmish’

Did you know that you can measure your patriotism by the number of times you’ve seen 13 Hours? It’s true. If you haven’t seen 13 Hours yet, it means you hate America. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

January 22, 2016
Donald Trump rally Reno Nevada crowd

Trump Bullies The Press — And The Press Yawns

Reporters are routinely bullied, threatened and ejected from Trump rallies — yet this only seems to get him more press attention.

January 21, 2016

The Media And Trump’s Rally Thugs

The press seems too nervous to call out the dangerous and disgusting behavior at Trump rallies. People who cover politics know that what’s unfolding there is unheard of. They know it’s extraordinary. They know it’s potentially very dangerous.

January 12, 2016

How Fox News Plans To Use Michael Bay’s Benghazi Film To Sink Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Run

Spoiler alert: It involves lying. Treating a Michael Bay film as if it’s a documentary with bearing on Hillary Clinton’s service as secretary of state doesn’t make a lot of sense. But that’s exactly what Kelly did.

January 6, 2016

Clinton, Trump, And How The Pundit Class Misread 2015

Everyone got it wrong. Clinton’s campaign was never in the dire state that the press claimed it was. And Trump, it turns out, appears to be a perfect messenger for today’s increasingly radical and intolerant Republican Party.

December 23, 2015

The Very Worst Of Fox Business, Host Of Tuesday’s GOP Debate

Meet the host of tonight’s GOP debate — Fox Business. Media Matters has gathered 35 of the network’s absolutely lowest moments…

November 10, 2015
Republican presidential candidates 2016 debate

The GOP’s Debate Debacle: Will Republicans Get Away With Bullying The Media?

Will Republicans get away with their demands for upcoming debates? Early signs look promising for the GOP, less promising for journalism.

November 4, 2015

Waiting For The Media’s Benghazi Mea Culpa: The Press Sponsored The GOP Charade For Years

For years, Republicans often found willing partners in the Beltway press who were also eager to overplay Benghazi and play it as a blockbuster scandal. The press cannot, and should not, simply whitewash the very important role it played.

October 27, 2015
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Trump Accidentally Demolishes The Fox News Benghazi Narrative

Listening to Fox News for the last three years viewers have been led to believe the Benghazi tragedy stands as the biggest failure in American foreign policy and easily represents the darkest day in U.S. history, even though scores of attacks have claimed more Americans lives

October 21, 2015

This Week In Crazy: A Jackboot On The Face Of Sanity

Dear conservatives: Imagine a jackboot stomping on the face of your overwrought metaphor. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

October 16, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Beware The Gaystapo Goon Squad!

Homophobes, misogynists, bigots… what a wonderful world.

August 14, 2015

Are These The 4 Worst Examples Of Misogyny On Fox News?

Roger Ailes brought Trump back into the Fox News fold because, frankly, vile misogyny has always been part of their brand.

August 10, 2015
Speaker Boehner meets with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who is to serve as chairman of the select committee to investigate the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi. (SpeakerBoehner/Flickr)

Trey Gowdy Throws Credulous Reporters Under The Bus

Rep. Trey Gowdy is defending the Republicans’ misuse of taxpayer funds for an inquisition that has in no way advanced the public’s understanding of the Benghazi tragedy.

June 24, 2015

Murdoch’s HarperCollins Deletes (Some) Errors From Kindle Version Of ‘Clinton Cash’

At least a dozen additional errors await correction by author Peter Schweizer and his publisher.

May 14, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Obama’s Reefer Madness

Another edition of “This Week In Crazy,” our weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing.

March 27, 2015

On Obama ‘Assassination,’ Kessler Went Over The Line — Not For The First Time

Is Obama’s assassination “the only catalyst” to reform the Secret Service? Ron Kessler thinks so.

October 1, 2014

New Study Reveals Depths Of Fox’s Benghazi Obsession

It’s hardly a secret that Fox News is fixated on the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. But now, thanks to a new study from the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America, we know the true scope of the network’s obsession. The report finds that in the first 20 months following the attacks, five […]

September 16, 2014