Exposed: Fox Misleads On Impact Of Budget Sequestration…

Fox Misleads On Impact Of Budget Sequestration, Calls For Deeper Cuts >by: CRAIG HARRINGTON | Research ››› May 11, 2014 9:34 AM EDT |Re-Post 07/20/2014|   Fox News latched onto a study of the first full year of budget sequestration, claiming that the report undermines warnings that across-the-board cuts would cost the economy hundreds of thousands of jobs. In fact, the federal workforce has been significantly reduced since sequestration went […]

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Re-examine: It’s Official: Watching Fox Makes You Stupider

It’s Official: Watching Fox Makes You Stupider >by: Ben Adler on May 21, 2012 – 9:04 PM ET | Re-post Oct 13,2013 People who work at Fox News might like to think that they are despised by real journalists only because they are conservative and most journalists are liberal. Anyone who read the admiring obituaries of William F. Buckley Jr. in mainstream and liberal outlets would know that is nonsense. […]

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Spotlight: Sarah Palin’s Departure from Fox News

After She Was Fired Sarah Palin Hilariously Tried to Out Fox -Fox News Sarah Palin >by: Jason Easley |Jan. 26th, 2013 | Ego met ineptitude as Sarah Palin hilariously thought that she could out fox Fox News, and manage the spin behind her firing. Howard Kurtz has the details, “The new contract offered by Fox, say people familiar with the situation, would have provided only a fraction of the million-dollar-a-year […]

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Spotlight: Media Matters for America

Friends — We’re focusing this week on how reality is confronting the system of misinformation. Higher taxes on the wealthy don’t impede growth, Fox cowering in the face of climate reality, and a Hawaii Congresswoman who challenged Bill O’Reilly over his remarks about Asian-Americans. All that and a pernicious debt ceiling lie that the media too often enables.  John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Media Coverage Propagates Debt Ceiling Misinformation The debt […]

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Spotlight: Media Matters for America

Friends — We’re focusing this week on how reality is confronting the system of misinformation. Higher taxes on the wealthy don’t impede growth, Fox cowering in the face of climate reality, and a Hawaii Congresswoman who challenged Bill O’Reilly over his remarks about Asian-Americans. All that and a pernicious debt ceiling lie that the media too often enables.  John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Media Coverage Propagates Debt Ceiling Misinformation The debt […]

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Spotlight Media Matters: Weekly Update

Friends — As we start a new year, it’s striking to see right-wing media immediately grasp for the same old lies, from taxes to gun violence to Hillary Clinton. All that and a special look back at Fox’s awful climate coverage.    John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish The NRA Hates ‘Hollywood Guns’ (Except When It Loves Them)  Following the tragic mass shooting in Newtown, CT, the National Rifle Association blamed gun […]

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Spotlight Media Matters: Weekly Update

Friend — The media is shutting out economists from a budget debate, Fox News never wants to talk about gun violence, and conservative media are a moneymaking “racket.” But don’t get discouraged. Let’s keep fighting for the media all Americans deserve. John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Economists Ignored In Budget Debate News broadcasts covering the ongoing budget negotiations are ignoring the best experts: economists. Economists have been completely excluded by broadcast […]

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Spotlight Media Matters: Weekly Update

Friend — The media is shutting out economists from a budget debate, Fox News never wants to talk about gun violence, and conservative media are a moneymaking “racket.” But don’t get discouraged. Let’s keep fighting for the media all Americans deserve. John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Economists Ignored In Budget Debate News broadcasts covering the ongoing budget negotiations are ignoring the best experts: economists. Economists have been completely excluded by broadcast […]

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Spotlight Media Matters: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Friend — As Mark Twain once said: “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.” This week we’re looking at unbelievable stories that are all too real: a head of a news network recruiting a president, CNN elevating climate disinformation, and a Republican donor changing the paper of record in San Diego into his mouthpiece. All that and more. John Whitehouse […]

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Spotlight: Tom Ricks and Media Truth-Telling About Fox News

Tom Ricks and Media Truth-Telling About Fox News >By Eric Boehlert, Media Matters | November 28, 2012  |   How Fox proved it’s not interested in having an open debate. Tom Ricks It took less than 90 seconds of airtime, but Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tom Ricks did real damage to Fox News yesterday when he stated clearly and unequivocally that the channel operates “as a wing of the Republican Party,” […]

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