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Terry Krepel has worked for newspapers for more than 17 years as a reporter, designer, and editor. 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 and is a Senior Editor at Media Matters for America.

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

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 12:40 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 | 1:34 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 | 3:35 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 | 11:39 AM

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 | 9:42 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 | 2:55 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 | 6:03 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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The Media Research Center's Brent Bozell Problem

(28) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 7:03 PM

Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell has always been an angry man prone to ranting and spewing bile. For instance:

  • At the end of the Clinton presidency, he hosted a insult-laden-$125-a-plate dinner to mark the end of the administration. "It's our way of celebrating the fumigation of Washington,"...
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Brent Bozell Tries to Create a Catholic Controversy... Then Throws Jews Under the Bus

(5) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 3:13 PM

For Brent Bozell and his Media Research Center, 2012 has been a year of failures in right-wing activism.

First came Bozell's attempt to distract from Rush Limbaugh's three-day tirade of misogyny against Sandra Fluke -- inspired by MRC employee Craig Bannister -- by pointing the finger at controversial...

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Accuracy in Media Fights 'Bigotry' With ... A White Supremacist

(5) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 6:21 PM

During a May 4 appearance on Fox News, liberal commentator Jehmu Greene referred to her conservative counterpart on the Fox panel, Tucker Carlson, as a "bow-tying white boy." Despite the factual accuracy of Greene's description -- Carlson is indeed a white male, and wearing a bow tie was...

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Brent Bozell Tries to Enlist Congress in His Vendetta Against NBC

(12) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 11:57 AM

Brent Bozell must have been looking for a new cause. After all, the "I Stand With Rush" website his Media Research Center created to support Rush Limbaugh in the wake of the fallout of his three-day denigration of Sandra Fluke fizzled after a week, when the

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Brent Bozell's Profile in Cowardice on Rush Limbaugh

(21) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 4:59 PM

The Media Research Center has long been in the tank for Rush Limbaugh, defending him and giving him a pass on his behavior, no matter how offensive. For instance:

  • The MRC defended Limbaugh regarding his failed bid to be part of an investor group that wants to buy...
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Birther Bribery: Is WorldNetDaily Trying to Influence Joe Arpaio?

(17) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 11:25 AM

On Aug. 17, 2011, WorldNetDaily's Jerome Corsi gave an hour-long-plus birther presentation to a tea party group in Surprise, Arizona. Corsi rehashed his usual evidence that President Obama's birth certificate is a forgery and promoted his conspiracy that Donald Trump was secretly working for Obama, and...

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