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What Is A "White Hispanic"?

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home
Raul A. Reyes

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting rampage at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, journalists and law enforcement officials were scrambling for details.

Conservative News Darling Is Falling Apart, Staff Says

The Huffington Post | Michelle Fields2 | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Glenn Beck’s website The Blaze is coming apart, suffering from a lack of editorial direction, staff attrition and internal discord, a...

Erick Erickson Really Doesn't Like Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home

Is Erick Erickson the conservative movement's Sandor Clegane? Like the infamous knight from "Game of Thrones," Erickson developed a reputation for c...

Conservatives' Love of Police and Hate for Teachers Exposes an Embarrassing Hypocrisy

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
Dale Hansen

The conservative media is fond of offering solutions for "fixing" public education that they would never suggest for their local police department.

Strange Days: Conservatives Criticize 'Liberal Media' for Being Too Soft on GOP Front-Runner Trump

Eric Boehlert | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home
Eric Boehlert

This Trump campaign has produced all kinds of regrettable firsts this season, but one of the strangest twists has to be that some conservatives who have spent generations denouncing the press for being unfairly critical of Republicans have now completely flipped the script.

Rush Limbaugh Pats Himself on the Back While Blaming the Left for His Own Divisiveness

Alan Colmes | Posted 11.04.2016 | Home
Alan Colmes

The man who's been hammering away at liberals for three hours a day since 1988, telling the world how horrible the left is, blames the people he's spent all his time denouncing for dividing America.

RedState Names Leon Wolf Managing Editor As Erick Erickson Prepares Exit

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.05.2015 | Home

NEW YORK -- RedState named Leon Wolf as its new managing editor Monday as longtime editor Erick Erickson transitions out of his role leading the influ...

Change Coming to Fox News?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home
Chris Weigant

Is Fox News on the brink of becoming (as Pinocchio might say) a "real news organization" instead of the wooden de facto propaganda wing of the Republican Party?

Conservatives, Stop Scapegoating President Obama for the State of Race Relations

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.05.2016 | Home
Elwood D. Watson

Many Republican politicians, pundits and loyal GOP voters have targeted President Obama as the reason for the current state of race relations in our nation. As those in the land of rock-ribbed republicanism see it, our current commander-in-chief is the primary reason that the racial situation is less than desirable.

Bill O'Reilly and I Killed Bin Laden -- But the Liberal Media Doesn't Want You to Know

Spencer Critchley | Posted 05.01.2015 | Home
Spencer Critchley

I'm done talking about this. And so is Bill. And so is the management of Fox News -- the highest rated channel in cable, bar none.

The Perils of Defending Bill O'Reilly

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.03.2015 | Home
Eric Boehlert

What's the peril to conservatives of blindly protecting O'Reilly? Simple: It completely undercuts the conservative cottage industry of media criticism. You can't simultaneously demand that Brian Williams be fired and that Bill O'Reilly be left alone, not if you want anyone to pause for more than three seconds when considering your press critiques.

Sarah Palin and the Demise of Tea-Party Media

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.01.2015 | Home
Eric Boehlert

Palin's accelerated descent this week represents a larger trend within the conservative media. It represents the decline of the tea-party wing of the right-wing press and how a once-flourishing enterprise of outside upstarts, with their eyes on disrupting the GOP hierarchy, have in recent years faded in terms of importance and prestige within that sphere.

Conservative PAC Slams Liberal Media Bias, MSNBC In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.23.2015 | Home

Conservative War Chest, a political action committee that aims to "thwart the smear tactics of liberals," has released a new TV spot attacking leftwin...

QUIZ: What CIA Report? Conservative Websites and the Torture Report

Henry Tenenbaum | Posted 02.09.2015 | Home
Henry Tenenbaum

Below is a visual survey of conservative websites' home pages captured about six hours later ("six hours" being just over a decade in Internet years).

Jason Linkins

This Is Your Conservative Media Penny-Stock Scam...On Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.03.2014 | Home

If you want a good conservative investment, listen to me and put your money into a nice index fund. If you want a bad conservative investment -- somet...

Viggo Mortensen: Watching Fox News Is Like Watching 'A Horror Movie'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Viggo Mortensen is all for reading things you don't agree with to get a broader sense of the world, but he just can't tolerate Fox News. The actor ...

Conservative Media Coverage of Michael Brown's Killing Is Embarrassing

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.26.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If you are white or Republican, you are likely to think the racial component of the shooting of Michael Brown is getting far too much attention. If you are black or a Democrat, you are likely to feel the opposite is true. This divide suggests we don't live in a post-racial America like many would have you believe.

The Disgusting Way Conservative Talk Show Hosts Talk About Michelle Obama's Body

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home

Being a woman in this society pretty much means being constantly subjected to judgments about your body, but those judgments take on an entirely new p...

The Year in Racism

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Home
Dale Hansen

When a celebrity get busted for driving drunk with an ounce of cocaine, they at least admit to having a problem and check into a clinic. When a politician gets caught having an affair, they at least suggest they have let people down and get counseling. But for some reason being racist is the only sin that provides political cover.

The Story About Conservative Media That Should Terrify Progressives

Colin Holtz | Posted 03.10.2014 | Home
Colin Holtz

Politico is up with a big story this week that should scare any progressive who cares about winning the war of ideas. It is ostensibly about how the right is copying the success of liberal outlets like the Huffington Post. In reality, it is a good reminder of just how badly the right is trouncing the left when it comes to media infrastructure.

Conservative Media Freaks Out Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Posted 11.26.2013 | Home

Conservative media reacted with horror to the United States' new nuclear deal with Iran, comparing it—just a tad hyperbolically—to the Munich deal...

The New York Times Uncovers Conservative Attacks and Then Prints One; Both Are on the Front Page

George Lakoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
George Lakoff

The NY Times has many virtues and some important flaws. Both were evident on the paper's front page this week and there is a lot to be learned by what did and did not appear there.

Conservative Media's Obamacare Glitch

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.22.2013 | Home
Dale Hansen

Perhaps instead of finding every possible way to tear the system down conservatives can offer some solutions -- any solutions -- that could make the ACA a law that at least 51 percent of Americans could be proud of.

Think Again: Benghazi and the Wingnut Media

Eric Alterman | Posted 10.08.2013 | Home
Eric Alterman

Ideologues who criticize the media believe that their particular ideological hobbyhorse would win the day if only the media paid greater attention to it. This complaint often takes form in the question: "Why is the mainstream media ignoring ... ?"

Fox News Has Profound Effect On Scientific Belief

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.06.2013 | Home

Fox News has been known for their extensive climate change denial (see here, here, here and here), despite living in an age where 97 percent of scient...