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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-Wing News Site Obsesses Over Clinton Emails, Ignores Trump

(40) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 8:36 PM, the "news" division of the right-wing Media Research Center, claims in its mission statement that it's "a news source for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin."

That's a total lie. CNS is interested only in spin.

The latest example:...

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WorldNetDaily Begs for Money to Head Off 'Existential Threat'

(21) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 5:44 PM

WorldNetDaily -- the right-wing conspiracy theorists best known for relentlessly pursuing the discredited idea that Barack Obama is not eligible to be president because he may not be an American citizen -- is apparently in serious financial trouble.

WND editor Joseph Farah sent a letter to WND's mailing...

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Right-Wing Media Help Discredited Anti-Obama Filmmaker Cry Persecution

(3) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM

In February, the Federal Election Commission deadlocked on taking action against right-wing filmmaker Joel Gilbert for failing to disclose how much he spent manufacturing and mailing what he claimed was millions of DVD copies of his anti-Obama documentary "Dreams From My Real Father" to voters in several swing...

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Kathleen Willey Wants You to Buy Her a House

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 8:35 PM

Back in 2013, Kathleen Willey attempted to cash in on being a professional victim with Clinton-hating right-wingers by begging for money to pay off her house. Right-wing conspiracy website WorldNetDaily let her tell a sob story about how she "has endured untold personal hardship and anguish for telling...

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Right-Wing Media Try to Distract From Abortion Clinic Shooting

(8) Comments | Posted December 1, 2015 | 11:00 PM

When the shooting that killed three at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic -- where the alleged killer, Robert Dear, reportedly ranted about "baby parts" after the crime -- occurred, the folks at, the "news" division of the right-wing Media Research Center, knew what it had to do: change the...

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Breitbart Hires Birther And Extremist Sympathizer To Run Its New Jerusalem Site

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 11:52 PM

The Breitbart News Network has started a new sub-website, Breitbart Jerusalem, which it claims will "produce daily, hard-hitting exclusive news and features related to Israel and will also cover Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and beyond." To run this operation, Breitbart has hired "veteran Middle...

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Right-Wing Media Cries 'Liberal Bias' in CNBC GOP Debate -- But Can't Prove It

(13) Comments | Posted November 1, 2015 | 9:57 PM

Echoing the attacks by Republican presidential candidates on the moderators of the CNBC-hosted debate, Media Research Center chief Brent Bozell ranted: "The CNBC debate will go down in history as an encyclopedic example of liberal media bias on stage."

But there was one thing missing from Bozell's declaration:...

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Accuracy in Media's Month of Bad Benghazi News

(2) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 10:07 AM

Accuracy in Media, the right-wing media-watchdog group, has had a bad month.

First, it was forced to mount a desperate defense of the House Select Committee on Benghazi following Rep. Kevin McCarthy's statement that the committee was designed to hurt Hillary Clinton's presidential prospects. While that appeared obvious to most...

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Right-Wing Journalists are Indistinguishable From Protesters

(25) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 10:41 PM

Sam Dorman is an intern for the right-wing news site, operated by the right-wing Media Research Center. Last week, his assignment was to hit up various members of Congress with a gotcha question: "Is an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver a human being?"


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Professor Still Doesn't Think Historical Context Matters When Discussing Margaret Sanger

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 9:43 PM

A few weeks back, I wrote about how conservative author and Grove City College professor Paul Kengor ignored historical context about Margaret Sanger's talk in 1926 to a Ku Klux Klan women's group, as well as cherry-picking the account of the speech in Sanger's autobiography.

Now Kengor has...

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How the Right-Wing Media Helped Make Ann Coulter's 'F---ing Jews' Tirade Possible

(4) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 3:05 PM

While Ann Coulter's "f---ing Jews" Twitter tirade has received much deserved condemnation, forceful criticism is lacking in some sectors of the right-wing media -- perhaps because they helped put her into a position to say such offensive things by encouraging her to be provocative.

The Media Research Center, for example,...

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A Right-Wing Professor's Disinformation Campaign Against Margaret Sanger

(16) Comments | Posted September 7, 2015 | 11:00 PM

Paul Kengor, a professor at Grove City College -- whose most recent book, published by the right-wing WorldNetDaily, purports to explain how "From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage" -- devoted a recent Heritage Foundation column to forwarding a...

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Thank Right-Wing Media Activists for Ted Cruz's Dismissal of Tough Questions as 'Liberal'

(109) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 12:13 AM

When Ted Cruz dismissed Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's questions to him on immigration as something a "liberal journalist" would ask, the right-wing Media Research Center applauded it. After all, that evasion tactic is straight from the MRC playbook.

The MRC reinforces to conservatives that any...

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Right-Wing Media Won't Acknowledge That Anti-Planned Parenthood Videos Are Dishonest

(44) Comments | Posted July 26, 2015 | 11:06 PM

What has the right-wing Media Research Center's "media research" been reduced to these days? Complaining that a story is accurately reported in the media.

As one might expect, the MRC has joined the rest of the right-wing media in being all over a video secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists at...

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Did Right-Wing Media Influence Dylann Roof?

(97) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 12:33 AM

The discovery of an apparent online manifesto by Dylann Roof, accused perpetrator of the self-declared racist massacre of nine blacks in a Charleston, S.C., church, shows Roof describing his path to embracing white supremacy:

The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing...
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Birthers at WorldNetDaily Won't Hold Cruz to Same Standard as Obama

(47) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 12:26 PM

WorldNetDaily telegraphed more than a year ago that it would not use the same presidential "eligibility" standards on Ted Cruz that it spent years hammering Barack Obama on.

WND editor Joseph Farah threw a fit over applying WND's birther standards to Cruz in a January 2014

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

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 8:35 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 | 10:02 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 | 9:01 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 | 3:05 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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