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Entries by Eric Boehlert from 12/2012

Is Conservative Media One Big 'Racket'? (Ask Dick Morris)

| Posted 12.11.2012 | Media

The nasty "racket" accusation highlights what's happened as Republicans have handed over more and more of their branding and marketing to media personalities whose ultimate barometers of success differ from those who run political parties.

Murdoch Calls For Gun Reform While Fox News Demonizes Gun Reform

| Posted 12.17.2012 | Media

By going on Twitter and demanding Obama take action while Murdoch's highest profile property in the United States actively tries to silence debate about gun reform, the media baron either revealed himself to be a hypocrite of historic proportions, or clueless about Fox News' content.

Why Won't Press Put U.S. Gun Violence In Context?

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Media

Another unfolding American gun massacre has produced an avalanche news coverage, but it's coverage that continues to omit crucial context about gun violence and the rash of often public shooting sprees that plague the country.

The GOP's Lost Year in the Fox News Bubble

| Posted 12.30.2012 | Media

The grand experiment of marrying a political movement around a cable TV channel was a grand failure in 2012. But there's little indication that enough Republicans will have the courage, or even the desire, to break free from Fox's firm grip on the party.