Tag Archives: Media Matters

REPORT: Hannity Hired Cohen To Investigate Left Wing Groups Calling For Hannity Show Boycott [VIDEO]

Media Matters reports: The mystery client that President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, fought in court to keep secret is Fox News host Sean Hannity, Cohen’s lawyer divulged on Monday. Cohen’s lawyers had acknowledged that Cohen had three legal clients since 2017 in a filing in federal court related to legal issues surrounding documents the FBI obtained by raiding ...

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Kushner Tried To Sell Paper To Media Matters Founder

Buzzfeed reports: Just days before heading to a West Wing job, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was secretly engaged in talks to sell his struggling news organization, the New York Observer, to Clinton megadonor and Univision chair Haim Saban and Hillary Clinton ally David Brock — a progressive media figure with aspirations to turn the news outlet into “the Breitbart ...

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Hannity Melts Down Over Advertiser Boycott [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Sean Hannity opened his show tonight with a full-scale tear against Media Matters and other liberal media figures putting pressure on his show’s advertisers in response to his coverage of Roy Moore‘s underage sex abuse scandal. In tonight’s monologue, Hannity slammed into MMfA for being “anti-free speech,” “pro-censorship” and leading a “smear campaign” against him. Hannity connected this ...

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BREAKING: CNN Shitcans Trump Sycophant Jeffrey Lord For Tweeting “Sieg Heil!” To Media Matters President

FINALLY. CNN reports: CNN severed ties with Jeffrey Lord on Thursday, hours after he ignited controversy by tweeting the words “Sieg Heil!” at a prominent liberal activist. “Nazi salutes are indefensible,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement. “Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.” Lord, a columnist for The American Spectator, has been harshly critical of the activist ...

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SNORK: Sean Hannity Begs For Help After Fox News Formally Retracts Bullshit Claims About Seth Rich

Earlier this afternoon Fox News formally retracted their insane claims about the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich after the Rich family essentially threatened to sue them into oblivion. The retraction came just as Media Matters, with no overt call to action, simply posted a list of the advertisers on Sean Hannity’s show.  And oh boy, is Hannity ever freaking ...

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Media Matters Threatens To Sue Roger Ailes After Report That He Had Their Phone Records Hacked

Reported earlier today by New York Magazine: Fox News also obtained the phone records of journalists, by legally questionable means. According to two sources with direct knowledge of the incident, Brandi, Fox’s general counsel, hired a private investigator in late 2010 to obtain the personal home- and cell-phone records of Joe Strupp, a reporter for the liberal watchdog group Media ...

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Media Matters To CNN: Fire Corey Lewandowski

Last week Media Matters launched a petition calling on CNN to fire former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. This morning they renewed that call with a video compilation of Lewandowski’s on-air attacks on Hillary Clinton. Watch below. From the petition: CNN has a Corey Lewandowski problem. Just this weekend, we learned that Republican nominee Donald Trump paid the firm of ...

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Media Matters Questions CNN Over Staffer Corey Lewandowski’s Renewed Work With Trump Campaign

Via Media Matters: CNN political commentator Corey Lewandowski announced in an August 25 tweet that he is with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his campaign in New Hampshire. Lewandowski was hired by CNN as a political commentator in June, just days after he was fired from Trump’s campaign. The move drew sharp criticism from media experts, who questioned the ...

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Tony Perkins: Evil Gays Are Threatening My First Amendment Right To Appear On Cable Television

Deluded hate group leader Tony Perkins seems to believe that there is a First Amendment right to appear on cable news shows. He writes: The Supreme Court’s definition of marriage may have changed, but the Left’s goals haven’t. In the year since five justices tried to overturn thousands of years of human history by legalizing gay marriage, liberals were supposed ...

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Media Matters On Alliance Defending Freedom: The Terrifying Anti-LGBT Christian Hate Group [VIDEO]

Media Matters today provides a primer on Alliance Defending Freedom. An excerpt: News networks frequently invite Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) — one of the most powerful right-wing legal groups in the country — to defend laws like North Carolina’s anti-LGBT bathroom legislation. But media outlets typically identify ADF as merely a “Christian legal organization,” failing to mention the group’s record ...

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The Truth About “Bathroom Bills” [VIDEO]

Media Matters writes: North Carolina is the first state in the country to pass a law aimed at broadly controlling transgender people’s access to public restrooms. Proponents of the law claim it’s needed to prevent sexual predators from sneaking into women’s bathrooms by dressing up as women and pretending to be transgender. That “bathroom predator” talking point is a myth. ...

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Media Matters Exposes “Web Of Self-Dealing & Dark Money” Behind Smearing Of Merrick Garland [VIDEO]

As I noted a few days ago, the Judicial Crisis Network was known as the Judicial Confirmation Network before President Obama took office. Clip recap: A Media Matters investigation of the discredited right-wing group Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), the main source of baseless smears against, and false characterizations of, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, reveals a familial web of self-dealing ...

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Media Matters: The Worst Of 2015 [VIDEO]

“For over a decade, Media Matters has fought conservative misinformation in the media. As another year comes to an end, we take a look back to just some of the inanity we’ve seen this year.” Watch this.

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Wingnuts Lose Their Papal Shit [VIDEO]

Media Matters has compiled a dozen reactions to the Pope’s visit from the biggest loudmouths in Teabagistan. You’ll enjoy this.

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REPORT: Donald Trump Paid Actors To Cheer At His Presidential Announcement

Via the Hollywood Reporter: Donald Trump’s big presidential announcement Tuesday was made a little bigger with help from paid actors — at $50 a pop. New York-based Extra Mile Casting sent an email last Friday to its client list of background actors, seeking extras to beef up attendance at Trump’s event. “We are looking to cast people for the event ...

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Media Matters: Right Wing Rodeo

Ben Carson, Jan Mikelson, and Mark Levin.

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Media Matters: Right-Wing Rodeo

Another classic Alex Jones meltdown, Fox News host denies existence of bipolar disorder, and more of Fox News attacking Disney’s Frozen.

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Oregon Officials: Lying Todd Starnes Is A Lying Liar From Liartown Who Tells Lies

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries today called out Todd Starnes for lying in yesterday’s Fox News column about the possible fines faced by that anti-gay bakery. Via Raw Story: Starnes incorrectly reported that bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein could face $200,000 in fines and damages – which an official with the BOLI flatly denied in a statement ...

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More On My Husband’s Not Gay Flap

Via Media Matters: TLC denies claims that its newest show, “My Husband’s Not Gay,” helps promote the discredited notion that gay men can choose to be heterosexual. But one of the show’s stars has a history of promoting “ex-gay” therapy, even acting as a spokesman for a major “ex-gay” organization. But one of the stars of TLC’s show – Preston ...

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Breitbart Headline Of The Day

According to Breitbart, US Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch should face tough questioning before the Senate over her role in the 1992 Whitewater hearings. The prosecutor has a long career built of some high profile cases but there is one case Lynch was involved in that few are talking about. Lynch was a part of Bill Clinton’s Whitewater probe defense ...

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