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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

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

(1) 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

(3) 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'

(111) 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

(48) 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?

(99) 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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WorldNetDaily Emulates Breitbart, Attacks Wrong Loretta Lynch

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 4:44 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 | 2:36 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 | 8:54 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 | 3:17 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 23, 2014 | 11:33 PM

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 | 7:17 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 | 3:05 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 | 12:39 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 | 12:27 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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