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The Benghazi Hoax

David Brock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
David Brock

That Benghazi would remain at the forefront of the contentious American political conversation speaks less to any special circumstances of the attack, and more to the insidious nature of a Republican noise machine that has grown in size and decibels over the last four decades.

NRA's LaPierre Can't Even Support NRA's Own Position on Background Checks

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

In the red-meat fulmination that is Wayne LaPierre's yearly appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (commonly known as CPAC, held h...

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...

The Ground Zero Muslim Center -- How Low Can We Go?

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

For some reason, those who demonize all Muslims don't realize that they are holding millions of peaceful, law-abiding, tax paying, American citizens to a similar warped standard.

Fox's Six Tricks: How to Spot the Next Sherrod

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Fox 'News' is different. Journalists who say that Fox and MSNBC are just mirror equivalents of each other are wrong. Let's decode Fox's parlor tricks in its relentless effort to create news and advance the conservative agenda.

PolitiFact Embraces Equivocation, the Truth Gets Squeezed

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

After documenting why my claim that Halliburton had defrauded taxpayers of "hundreds of millions of dollars in Iraq" was true, PolitiFact.com rated the statement "Half True." It's worth returning to the scene of the crime to see what we can conclude from PolitiFact's conclusion.

How Targeted Online Ads Helped Sink Lou Dobbs at CNN

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Colin Delany

Late last year, longtime CNN host Lou Dobbs resigned due to pressure from a coalition of organizations, including media watchdogs and groups representing Latinos and immigrants.