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Terry Krepel
Terry Krepel has worked for newspapers for more than 17 years as a reporter, designer, and editor, and is a former editor at Media Matters for America. He is the founder and editor of ConWebWatch, which monitors conservative news websites. Krepel holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from Arkansas Tech University.

Entries by Terry Krepel

Right-Winger Brent Bozell Wasn't Punished for His Lies but Demands Brian Williams Be Fired

(8) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 9:35 AM

When NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted last week that a story he had told about taking enemy fire during a visit to Iraq was untrue, the Media Research Center pounced into action, eager for a scalp.

MRC chief Brent Bozell quickly made his feelings known,

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WorldNetDaily-Backed Super PAC Gave No Money to Candidates

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 11:02 AM

In an email sent in March 2014 to WorldNetDaily's mailing list, WND editor Joseph Farah did his best to talk up the new super PAC he became involved with, Takeover Super PAC.

Farah and his employee, birther extraordinaire Jerome Corsi, are on the advisory board for the super...

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And the Slantie Awards Go to...

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 10:01 PM

Because Emmet, the star of "The Lego Movie," lived much of his life in a world where everything is awesome, he didn't have to worry about being Heathered by the Media Research Center.

In 2014, it seems that the ConWeb listened to the film's insanely catchy theme song...

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If Sharyl Attkisson's Such a Fair Reporter, Why Is Right-Wing Media Defending Her?

(4) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 4:05 PM

Since former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson revealed herself to be an anti-Obama, conservative-leaning reporter, the Media Research Center has had her back, defending her by ignoring the shoddy nature of her reporting. Which raises an important question: This defense by the MRC and other right-wing media outlets undermines...

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WorldNetDaily Emulates Breitbart, Attacks Wrong Loretta Lynch

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 5:44 PM

WorldNetDaily reporter Aaron Klein thought he had a big scoop in a Nov. 9 article headlined "Obama AG pick was Clinton 'bimbo erpution' fixer":

Loretta Lynch, President Obama's pick to become the next attorney general, once worked for Bill Clinton's campaign, where it turns out she co-authored a memo aimed...
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Right-wing Media Group That Backs Limbaugh Suddenly Concerned About 'Civil Discourse'

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 3:36 PM

Sometimes the double standards employed by the right-wing Media Research Center are breathtaking in their blatantness.

The latest column by MRC chief Brent Bozell and his director of media analysis, Tim Graham, is a screed against The Daily Show, declaring that "time for 'The Daily Show' to be...

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Right-Wing Reporter Jerome Corsi Promotes Film He Appears In

(1) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 9:54 AM

It's abundantly clear that filmmaker Joel Gilbert is nothing more than a charlatan and an opportunist.

The false claims in Gilbert's 2012 anti-Obama film Dreams From My Real Father -- especially his sleazy claim that Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, posed for nude photos taken by Frank Marshall Davis -- were...

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WorldNetDaily Tries to Defuse Bundy Standoff It Lit the Fuse On

(2) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 4:17 PM

WorldNetDaily was an early cheerleader of the standoff between Cliven Bundy and the federal government, even touting how armed militias had "made the confrontation over Bundy's use of federal land for grazing a rally cry." WND editor Joseph Farah ranted against the "Gestapo tactics of the...

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Brent Bozell's Ghostwriter Scandal Is Just His Latest Outrage

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 12:33 AM

The Media Research Center has been pushing the "Tell the Truth!" mantra for years, though that didn't apply to anyone telling the truth about conservatives.

It also didn't apply to the MRC itself. Now the MRC and its leader, Brent Bozell, have been exposed as engaging in a fundamental, years-long...

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The MRC's Dishonest Christie Scandal Comparison

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 8:17 AM

As one would expect, the Media Research Center is coming to the defense of Chris Christie over the so-called Bridgegate scandal. But its chief line of defense is utterly dishonest.

Scott Whitlock wrote in a Jan. 9 MRC item:

In less than 24 hours, the three networks have...
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WorldNetDaily's Rainbow-Colored 'Black Mobs'

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 4:05 PM

Colin Flaherty has been spending the past couple of years at WorldNetDaily spreading the idea of a "pandemic" of "black mob violence." It's paid off for him -- not only has WND published a "big list" of "black mob violence" he compiled, WND is...

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The Newsroom Is Right: WND Makes Up Stuff

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 1:39 PM

The HBO show The Newsroom recently aired an episode in which WorldNetDaily is depicted as having published a fabricated story. And you know what happens when WND gets criticized: a lot of thin-skinned whining and nasty pot shots in return.

Yet for all of WND's protestations, The Newsroom is correct...

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WorldNetDaily Tries to Cash in on Paula Deen's Racism

(3) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 1:27 PM

For the past year, WorldNetDaily has hired Colin Flaherty to engage in a primitive form of race-baiting -- obsessing over every incident of "black mob violence" he can find, even if the "black mob" in question is made up mostly of dogs.

Thus, it...

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WND Editor -- Known for His Obama Lies -- Wants to Lead a 'Day Of Prayer'

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 1:40 PM

When WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah first called for "a national day of prayer and fasting" in an April 11 column, his bill of particulars read like an anti-Obama rant:

  • There's a concerted effort to redefine marriage as any union between people, regardless of sex, possibly regardless even of...
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Conservative Newspapers Don't Make Money

(12) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 2:34 PM

Media Research Center chief Brent Bozell dedicated a recent column to complaining about criticism of "super-wealthy conservative bidders" for the Tribune Co. newspapers, particularly the Los Angeles Times:

The hilarious kickoff came when two leftist collectives -- the Daily Kos website and the California-based Courage Campaign Institute --...
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Accuracy In Media Honors Inaccuracy In Media

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 4:35 PM

According to right-wing media watchdog Accuracy in Media, "The Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award was established in 2005 to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of journalism in the tradition of Reed Irvine by independently covering and reporting on news that was misreported or ignored...

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How Obama-Hate Destroyed WorldNetDaily

(19) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 12:39 PM

For the past four-plus years, WorldNetDaily has dedicated itself to the personal destruction of Barack Obama.

It failed to stop Obama's election in 2008 -- despite such stunts as trying to link him to Hamas and Jerome Corsi traveling to Kenya to bring back some fraudulent...

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Even Birthers Don't Believe Jerome Corsi Anymore

(31) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 10:42 AM

WorldNetDaily's Jerome Corsi has managed to pull off what was once thought impossible -- writing a story that even birthers refuse to believe.

In an Oct. 9 WND article, Corsi claimed that "Arabic-language and Islamic experts" think that "the ring Obama has been wearing for more than 30...

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Welcome to Jerome Corsi's Cesspool

(23) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 3:55 PM

It's rough being Jerome Corsi these days.

WorldNetDaily's star reporter has spent the past four years peddling various birther conspiracies, desperately trying to prove that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. That work culminated with taking part in a successful effort to manipulate Arizona sheriff...

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Joseph Farah's Pack of Lies

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 7:03 PM

What does it say about the credibility of a "news" organization when its leader has been caught in lie after lie?

That's the situation WorldNetDaily finds itself. Its founder and editor, Joseph Farah, has been using his weekday column to push lie after lie about President Obama and his administration....

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