Category Archives: The Media

What Benghazi Report?

A sweeping House committee report that clears the administration of wrongdoing and debunks two years worth of conspiracy theories may seem important to you, but three out of the four major networks didn’t spend a single second covering it yesterday. … Continue reading

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Last Week’s Agenda

Artist – Rob Tornoe In other news, Louisiana Republicans are establishing a special voter integrity program to combat the non-existent, imagined threat of voter fraud. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has officially scheduled 132 days of work for 2015. “Work” … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Chart: The Media’s Ebola Coverage Vanishes

No, it’s not your imagination; media coverage of Ebola has evaporated. According to a new report from Media Matters, cable news channels and broadcasters aired nearly 1,000 segments on Ebola during the month prior to the election, but have only … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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A History of Lying

The Associated Press reported yesterday that the flight restrictions placed over the town of Ferguson, Missouri during protests in August was not a response to gunfire as authorities originally claimed. According to audio recordings obtained by the Associated Press through … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Thanks Obama

Depending on whether the price of gas is up or down, it’s either bad news for Obummer or it’s bad news for Obummer. The top screenshot is from last year. The bottom screenshot is from today. (via Media Matters) Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Benghazi Network

According to a report from Media Matters, Fox News aired nearly 1,100 segments on Benghazi between September of 2012 and May of 2014. And to be clear, this does not merely include mentions of Benghazi; it includes “significant discussion” between … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Colbert on Celebrity Nudes and Sideboob

Stephen Colbert tackles the celebrity photo leak and clowns the Huffington Post in the process. The story I believe was broken by 14-year-old Benjamin Pearlman of Akron, Ohio who has diligently spent the last year Googling the phrase ‘Kate Upton … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Senators Angry They Couldn’t Block Retrieval of American POW

A group of Republican senators are venting their frustration with Majority Leader Harry Reid for not allowing them to block the Obama administration from trading five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. For posterity, Harry Reid has it in writing. … Continue reading
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Conspiracy Theory

This afternoon the Obama administration announced the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, one of several men believed to have led the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi. That’s all well and good, but the brain trust at Fox News … Continue reading
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How to Drastically Reduce School Shootings in America

Just stop counting them. In a news report published Thursday, CNN amends its prior reporting that there were 74 school shootings since the Newtown Massacre — a number calculated by gun violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety — and … Continue reading
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Credibility Problem

The new line at Fox News is that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl became a loyal Jihadist during his time in enemy captivity, but the reports their story is based on have a very familiar credibility problem that has reared its head … Continue reading
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Would a Traitor Try to Escape?

The picture painted by right wing media and former squad members of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is that of a man who willingly fled his post to join the other side. If that’s the case, why would he try to escape … Continue reading
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Bergdhazi

Is Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal, his release from enemy captivity, or the five prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for him responsible for the 2012 attack on the American embassy in Benghazi? No, but Fox News would like you to … Continue reading
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The League Of Extraordinary Journalists

Last month, the story of the mysterious theft of the Sandy Hook memorial signs was picked up by news agencies and bloggers all around the world. The internet seemed to pause in collective disgust just long enough to remind itself … Continue reading
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Just What We Need: More Faux News

Newsmax, which is more or less a more refined version of Fox Nation, is headed for television. And apparently Newsmax seeks to capture the “disenfranchised Baby Boomer” demographic. The conservative website announced in a statement that Newsmax TV inked a … Continue reading
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Fox is Not News

This is unintentionally hilarious. Fox went to a local diner looking for average Joe, ordinary Real Americans outraged about an EPA employee looking at pornography but all they could find was a couple Fox employees. The diner is a place … Continue reading
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Al Gore Tells It Like It Is

In an interview published in Politico Magazine this past week, former President Vice President Al Gore talked about the challenges of making climate change the cause of our generation in the context of unprecedented amounts of money in politics, and … Continue reading
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White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

  The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner was last night, celebrating 100 years, hosted by Joel McHale, who joked that he wasn’t the first choice to host the event, since Jimmy Fallon had other plans, or something. But, as usual, … Continue reading
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Fox News Gets It Wrong “All The Time”

Fox & Friends hosts responded to Scientific American editor Michael Moyer this morning and while their response was predictable, I’m impressed Steve Doocy was able to say this with a straight face. “Clearly he has a problem with Fox,” Doocy … Continue reading
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It All Began With Benghazi… And Donald Sterling

You knew this was coming at some point. Former congressman Allen West (R-FL) has found a way to link Donald Sterling to Benghazi and the fake IRS scandal. WEST: “Donald Sterling’s behavior is despicable, but so is that of President … Continue reading
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