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Glenn Beck's Biggest Enemy Plans For Life After His Show

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media

Now that Media Matters has declared victory over Glenn Beck, what's next on its agenda? Getting Donald Trump to stop questioning where President Obama...

Ratings, Revenues And A Painful Lesson: How Glenn Beck Cost Fox News More Than $40 Million

Eric Boehlert | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Neither Fox News nor Beck are saying exactly why the two decided to break up this week. But a simple lesson in TV Economics 101 would probably explain it.

O'Reilly Addresses Beck's Future With Fox News, Beck Responds

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Media

Bill O'Reilly said he didn't know whether or not Glenn Beck was going to leave Fox News when his contract is up in December. The question of Beck's...

Fox News Exec Linked Obama To Socialism—But Didn't Believe It Was True

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.29.2011 | Media

A Fox News executive was caught on tape saying he pushed the notion that Barack Obama was a socialist on air--even though he thought the "premise" was...

Breitbart Still Cannot Articulate a Critique of NPR

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

What's clear this week is that far-right partisans have embraced an all-consuming hatred for NPR. What's less clear is why.

Did Rush Limbaugh Call Michelle Obama Fat?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rush Limbaugh called Michelle Obama a hypocrite on his Monday show, saying that, while the First Lady advocates healthy eating, she "doesn't look like...

More Guns=Less Crime! You Know, Except at CPAC

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

As some visitors to the Conservative Political Action Conference made clear this weekend, they're not all that comfortable with more guns when the guns are going to surround them.

400 Rabbis Can't Be Wrong

David_Brock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David_Brock

Glenn Beck has a habit of supporting his arguments by using the work of known anti-Semitic and white supremacist individuals. And now 400 rabbis are speaking up.

Paul Ryan's Fiction-Filled SOTU Response: Will America Buy It?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Rep. Paul Ryan's Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address was a low moment for our democracy.

Sam Stein

MoveOn's Top Spokesperson Is Moving On

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top communications hands in the progressive movement is leaving her post for another outfit with similar ideological stripes....

Hey, Mr. Beck, Maybe Congress Just Doesn't Think You're All That Important

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Rodda

Mr. Beck, for all your egotism and speculation about the reasons that the overwhelming majority of Congress members haven't signed your little pledge, there's another possibility that you should seriously consider.

The Right's Rising Tide of Violent Rhetoric

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords appears be the latest victim of anti-government violence that has taken hold in America since 2009. It's a wave of violence th...

Fox News Boss Ordered Staff To Cast Doubt On Climate Change Science

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A top Fox News editor sent an email to staffers and journalists questioning the science behind global warming and directing them to always point out o...

'Friendly Reminder': Fox's Unbalanced Ethics Threatens Democracy

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Wendell Potter

Bill Sammon, Fox News' Washington managing editor, sent a memo "at the height of the health care reform debate" to his network's so-called journalists, directing them not to use the phrase "public option."

Fox News Boss Ordered Staffers To Echo GOP Talking Point About Public Option

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Media Matters has obtained leaked emails that show how a top Washington editor at Fox News directed his journalists not to use the phrase "public opti...

Amanda Terkel

Media Matters Hires Leader Of 'Stop Beck' Movement To Ramp Up Campaign Against Fox News

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- The battle between progressives and Fox News just got hotter. Liberal watchdog Media Matters has hired one of Glenn Beck's key nemeses, ...

A Letter From a Progressive to President Obama

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.

Media Matters Head: I'm Going To Call Sarah Palin About Glenn Beck

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Media Matters founder and president David Brock told Lawrence O'Donnell that he is going to call Sarah Palin personally to ask her to distance herself...

A Peace-Loving Sarah Palin Would "Refudiate" Glenn Beck

David_Brock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David_Brock

Sarah Palin -- who implied that Barack Obama was "palling around with terrorists" -- owes it to our country to use her enormous influence to call for an end to actual terrorism, no matter what its source.

Report: Dick Morris Pushed GOP Group On Fox News Without Saying They Paid Him

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Media Matters reports that, during multiple appearances on Fox News, pundit and political strategist Dick Morris promoted a group raising money in sup...

Billionaire Soros Donates $1 Million To Fight Fox News

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has donated $1 million to Media Matters for America in an effort to fight Fox News. Soros, a prominent Demo...

Crazier Than a Fox

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

The way it stands right now, Glenn Beck is the David Lee Roth of Fox News. There's the band, and then there's him -- and what's good for one isn't necessarily good for the other.

Good News Is No News

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Bergthold

Betsy Burton, who owns a small independent bookstore in Salt Lake City, is frustrated. No one seems to know about the tax credit that has helped her, and the media doesn't seem to be covering it much. This is Betsy's story.

California's 'Highway Shooter' On Glenn Beck: He 'Blew My Mind'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This past summer, as the SF Chronicle reported at the time, a convicted felon named Byron Williams "loaded up his mother's Toyota Tundra with guns, st...

Dumping the Tea Party in the Harbor Requires A Boycott and Real Campaign Finance Reform

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

It is time to tell the Tea Party that the party's over. Yeah, everyone in Washington sucks. They're all on the take to special interests. Bringing us ...