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Hating Breitbart Gets R Rating and the Right Screams Bias

Ari Rabin-Havt | Posted 12.23.2012 | Media
Ari Rabin-Havt

Because Hating Breitbart failed to receive special treatment from the MPAA, Newsbusters cries bias. A strategy Andrew Breitbart himself would have been proud of.

Michael Calderone

ABC News Veteran Defends Ousted Yahoo! Journalist

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.30.2012 | Media

TAMPA, Fla. – ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson offered his support Thursday for journalist David Chalian, one day after Yahoo! News swiftly fired the ...

Conservative Writer's Crass Reaction To Anderson Cooper

Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

Conservative media watcher Brent Bozell had an ugly reaction to Anderson Cooper's announcing that he is gay on Monday. After years of not publicly ...

Right-Wing Media Cling to Discredited Number for Obama's Asia Trip Cost

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

WorldNetDaily has demonstrated over and over again that facts are irrelevant when it comes to reporting on President Obama and his administration -- t...

Tell the Truth! (But Not When It Hurts Brent Bozell's Agenda)

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

The "Tell the Truth" campaign is less about truth-telling and more about bullying the media into promoting right-wing talking points. The MRC doesn't really want a balanced media. It wants a slavishly right-wing media.

The Right-Wing Media's Election Analysis Just Ain't That Good

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Back in 2001, conservative media figures were adamant. Democratic Party victories at the ballot boxes during the off-year elections had little national significance.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Misrepresenting what I said during an appearance on Countdown this week, NewsBusters claims that I'm trying to deny Glenn Beck his "constitutionally protected free speech." Wrong. What I said is that words have tremendous power -- they can inspire and they can incite. There's a reason you can't shout "fire" in a crowded theater. But even though Glenn Beck is shouting "fire" in a crowded, anxious country, I specifically said that the right response to his steady stream of lies, hate, and race-baiting -- all served up with a not-very-subtle undercurrent of violence -- is to put unrelenting pressure on his advertisers and his bosses. Pressure works. CNN dropped Lou Dobbs. I'm actually of two minds when it comes to Beck. Part of me resents spending even a second of my life thinking about him. But part of me recognizes that he's too dangerous to ignore.

Media Research Center Takes Ted Kennedy-Related Quote Out of Context

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

Pierce's statement, misrepresented by the MRC, came in the context of a larger statement about how the Chappaquiddick incident effectively kept Kennedy from having the "moral credibility" to be president.

Reading The Pictures: Grandma Must Die!

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-08-12-shaw_obamacare.jpgHonestly, the whole "Death Panel" thing was so "out there," it didn't resonate with me until I came across this Newscom photo today.

Right-Wing Media Won't Concede Obama-Chrysler Dealer Conspiracy Is Bogus

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

Right-wing bloggers were abuzz last week with news of its conspiracy du jour: that the Obama administration is targeting Chrysler dealers for closure whose owners have donated to Republicans.

Matthews' "Oh God" vs. Santelli's Rant: Which Told Us More About The Press?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Why did the press dub Matthews' remark a "blooper," yet Santellli's rant was crowned a "populist" "shot heard around the world?"

Right-Wing Press Critics Don't Understand How Journalism Works

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

If newsrooms tilt so tragically to the left, why don't conservatives try to get jobs in newsrooms?

The NY Times Sends A Dittohead To Interview Rush Limbaugh

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The Times writer who profiled Limbaugh is pretty much a Dittohead, a Limbaugh devotee. So of course there was no reason to fear a "hit job." The whole...