‘Killing The Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot To Derail Hillary…’

Photo: Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on “Face the Nation” with John Dickerson, in Washington, D.C., in this picture provided by CBS News, September 20, 2015.

Weekend Reader: ‘Killing The Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot To Derail Hillary And Hijack Your Government’ >by:National Memo|10/04/2015 9:55 AM|RePost: 10/10/2015 3:22:15 PM | Ever since the New York Times published a front-page article about the personal email account used by Hillary Clinton when she served as Secretary of State last March, that supposed scandal has dominated coverage of the Democratic presidential front-runner in the U.S. news media. But from the […]

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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 Media Matters for America: Weekly Update

Friend — From voter suppression efforts to the stranglehold that the right-wing media machine has on Republican politics, we’re looking at what got called out this week. All that and more. John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Colin Powell Explains Voter Suppression To Bill O’Reilly Colin Powell discussed voter suppression with Bill O’Reilly. Powell shared his concern that voter ID laws suppress the ability of minorities to vote, especially when there is […]

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Spotlight Media Matters for America: Weekly Update

Friend — From voter suppression efforts to the stranglehold that the right-wing media machine has on Republican politics, we’re looking at what got called out this week. All that and more. John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Colin Powell Explains Voter Suppression To Bill O’Reilly Colin Powell discussed voter suppression with Bill O’Reilly. Powell shared his concern that voter ID laws suppress the ability of minorities to vote, especially when there is […]

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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 Matter: Weekly Updates

Friend — In the wake of a terrible tragedy in Connecticut, the media is pushing to extremes. Some are doing what they should have done long ago, but others are doubling down on misinformation. All that and the Misinformer of the Year.  John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Misinformer Of The Year: Rush Limbaugh The toxic, sexist rhetoric and conspiracy theories that built the right-wing bubble are just some of the reasons […]

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Spotlight Media Matter: Weekly Updates

Friend — In the wake of a terrible tragedy in Connecticut, the media is pushing to extremes. Some are doing what they should have done long ago, but others are doubling down on misinformation. All that and the Misinformer of the Year.  John Whitehouse Twitter: @existentialfish Misinformer Of The Year: Rush Limbaugh The toxic, sexist rhetoric and conspiracy theories that built the right-wing bubble are just some of the reasons […]

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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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