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Eric Boehlert

The Return of The Clinton Crazies

Eric Boehlert | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

With Hillary Clinton's overseas term coming to a close and growing speculation about her future political plans in America, we're witnessing the unsightly resurrection of the Clinton Crazies, or Clinton Derangement Syndrome.

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

Eric Boehlert | Posted 02.20.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

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.

Murdoch Calls For Gun Reform While Fox News Demonizes Gun Reform

Eric Boehlert | Posted 02.16.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

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.

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

Eric Boehlert | Posted 02.10.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

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.

Ryan Grim

Another Journalist Sting Bungled

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

It was the middle of the day on Friday, and Eric Boehlert heard a knock on the door. A senior fellow at Media Matters, a nonprofit watchdog that chall...

Welcome to the Real World

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

When you consistently only hear one side of the story, that wake up call's a brutal one. Conservative Americans just got it when health care reform passed, and they're furious about it.

Not-So-Breitbart and the Story of James O'Keefe, the ACORN Gotcha-Guy

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News' first segment on James O'Keefe's arrest was as funny as it was disappointing. During the report, Tim Gaughan called the news a "very weird story that probably needs a lot of context and a lot of looking into."

The Weekly Standard Owes Me a Correction (I'll Wait)

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

How difficult is it to send a Weekly Standard "reporter" to a National Press Club event and then assume that "reporter" can accurately quote what people said at the event?

Think Again: Blogosphere to Mainstream Media: Get Off the Bus (and Walk a Mile in Our Shoes)

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Dowd's accident is yet another sign of how traditional media outlets are increasingly (and to their credit) taking cues from the reporters and commentators that populate the blogosphere.

How Bloggers Changed the Election: Eric Boehlert's 'Bloggers on the Bus'

Susan Madrak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Madrak

I was reading this critique of Eric Boehlert's new book by Anglachel, and it reminded me of something I'd thought earlier today: I can't believe that ...

The Stephanie Miller Show Talks Glen Beck with Eric Boehlert

Stephanie Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephanie Miller

Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, calls in to talk about his recent article, "Glenn Beck and the Rise of Fox News' Militia Media."

NPR: Shep Smith "Steers Away From Ideology"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NPR's "Morning Edition" profiled Fox News anchor Shepard Smith Tuesday morning, focusing on the ways Smith differs from his more opinionated colleague...

Eric Boehlert Is Right About The 60 Minutes Clinton Flap

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When I point out that the media often makes misstatements and unfair characterizations with respect to Hillary Clinton, that's less about me supporting Clinton than it is me supporting, well, accuracy.

9 Reasons Why Fox News Is In For A Rough 2008

MediaMatters | Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

My guess is that Fox News guru Roger Ailes has been reaching for the Tums more often than usual early in the New Year, and there are lots of reasons f...