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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures while delivering a speech at the Alumisourse Building in Monessen, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 28, 2016.

Trump’s Dangerous Embrace Of Right-Wing Media Insurrectionism

For anyone stunned by Donald Trump’s apparent suggestion yesterday that “Second Amendment people” could prevent Hillary Clinton from appointing justices to the Supreme Court — a remark widely interpreted as a veiled threat of political violence — keep in mind that vigilante, insurrectionist rhetoric has become a cornerstone of the conservative movement and right-wing media in recent years.

August 11, 2016
Memo Pad, Fox News, Coverage, Television, Sean Hannity, Jack Welch, New Republic, Obama, Criticism

5 Ways The GOP Plays The Media And Wins

Republicans are masters of lighting up a story like a Roman candle and watching the media scramble around it in amazement. Here are five ways they do it.

September 28, 2015
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5 Reasons Donald Trump Is A Public Service Announcement Against Conservative Politics

If there’s any value to this farce, it’s that Donald Trump continues to accidentally reveal essential truths about the Republican Party.

August 10, 2015
Bowe Bergdahl

Right-Wing Hypocrites Demand Obama Secure Bergdahl’s Release… Until He Does

You’ve got to hand it to American conservatives. They may not be rational, but at least they’re consistent. They can kick, scream and clamor for something with relentless fervor… until President Obama does it, in which case it becomes the epitome of evil and irresponsibility. The recent release of the last known American prisoner of […]

June 4, 2014
Sharyl Atkisson

Heritage Tries Its Hand At News, But Forgets The Facts

The Daily Signal,  The Heritage Foundation’s online “news” website, debuted Tuesday, offering up vagaries and unverifiable assertions aplenty, but too few empirical facts and little in the way of attribution. Its first video was a publicist’s dream, a puff piece that no serious news organization would air. What appears in The Daily Signal matters because […]

June 3, 2014