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 2018-10-20 00:46 

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Lou Dobbs guest justifies Proud Boy assaults in New York by calling the victims terrorists...

PETE HOLMBERG: I'm going to call it terrorism. If a 12-year-old throws a brick through a window, that's vandalism. If you're threatening someone's thought and you're telling them to limit their free speech and you're threatening th...

 2018-10-20 00:46 

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Tucker Carlson calls worldwide outrage over Jamal Khashoggi's murder "a stunt ... hyped and manufactured"...

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): The latest of a long series of the moral litmus tests delivered to us by fiat on cable news. Support this. Don't support that. Otherwise you're bad person. That's the message of almost every show: share my beliefs or you...

 2018-10-19 21:27 

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Fox guest says Trump's assertion that assaulting reporters helps Republicans win elections was "just bad timing"...

NEIL CAVUTO (HOST): You know Amber, I'm wondering what you make, I know it's a different case. Last night when the president was in Montana, he actually heaped praise on Congressman Greg Gianforte, the man who assaulted a journalist and commended ...

 2018-10-19 21:27 

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CNN's Rick Santorum defends Trump by claiming he was only praising assault in general, not assault on reporters...

RICK SANTORUM (GUEST): Donald Trump, effectively took something that have historically plagued Republicans. Which is media basically beating up on conservatives and decided I'm not going to take it anymore and I'm going to, you know, turn it again...

 2018-10-19 20:10 

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What you need to know about One America News' reported upcoming interview with the president...

According to One America News Network (OANN) CEO Robert Herring, President Donald Trump will sit down for an interview with the sycophantic " news " outlet's White House correspondent, Emerald Robinson. A closer look at Robison's backgroun...

 2018-10-19 19:00 

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Eric Trump on Fox: President Trump "can have fun" by joking about assault on a reporter...

MELISSA FRANCIS (CO-HOST): You brought up Montana, I'll get criticized if I don't bring up the fact that the president in Montana also stumping for incumbent House Republican Greg Gianforte. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault after a physi...

 2018-10-19 19:00 

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NRATV correspondent: Migrant caravan is "an invasion under the guise of migration"...

CHUCK HOLTON (NRATV CORRESPONDENT): Now it's undoubtedly awfully convenient that these huge caravans are forming now and are being speedily transported north just in time for the November 6 election. But the real story here is the nexus we're find...

 2018-10-19 16:53 

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CNN fails to disclose non-disparagement agreement in interview with ex-Trump official...

CNN anchor Kate Bolduan hosted Marc Short, a CNN commentator and former director of legislative affairs for President Donald Trump, without disclosing that Short signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that bars him from criticizing the president. Among t...

 2018-10-19 16:53 

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Nevada GOP candidate Danny Tarkanian will hold fundraiser with Vegas shooting conspiracy theorist Roger Stone...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Nevada congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian is set to attend a fundraiser with misogynist and racist dirty trickster Roger Stone. Stone is a conspiracy theorist who has speculated that the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting was...

 2018-10-19 15:09 

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Broadcast evening news shows have ignored health care in 2018...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters The flagship evening news shows on the three broadcast networks have not aired a single substantive segment on health care policy in 2018. They have ignored Republican efforts to sabotage health care policy despite voters co...

 2018-10-19 14:31 

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MSNBC segment fact checks GOP lies about support for pre-existing condition coverage...

STEPHANIE RUHLE (HOST): Democrats have been trying to keep the focus on health care, the top issue for their base. But Republicans have started running ads on that too, claiming they want to keep Obamacare's coverage with people who have pre-existing ...

 2018-10-19 14:31 

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The president is in favor of Republicans assaulting journalists...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters In June, five staffers in the newsroom of the Annapolis, MD, Capital Gazette were murdered by a man with no apparent political motive who had a personal grudge against the paper. In brief remarks from the White House followi...

 2018-10-19 13:36 

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Fox & Friends guest attributes homelessness in Colorado to legalized marijuana...

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Is it a good idea, Joe I'll start with you, to legalize pot nationwide here in the United States? Canada just did it. JOE PETERS (FORMER POLICE OFFICER): The quick answer is no, and I think we'll be sorry. Fortunately we hav...

 2018-10-19 02:51 

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Laura Ingraham warns that electing Democrats will mean a flow of "4 million plus" migrants crossing the border...

LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): No American should suffer or be brutalized in order to fulfill the Democrats' fantasy of a borderless society. [...] Don't buy for a moment what the left is selling you. Democrats are the ones using this and that stoking fal...

 2018-10-19 02:51 

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Sean Hannity dismisses outcry over Jamal Khashoggi's murder: "Where was the Benghazi outrage?"...

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Let me ask you about this Khashoggi. You saw Tom Friedman today. RUSH LIMBAUGH: Yeah well Friedman, he made a good point about this. You've got to acknowledge good points when they're made. I think this is a precarious time fo...

 2018-10-19 01:45 

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Donald Trump praises Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter...

DONALD TRUMP: But Greg is smart, and by the way, never wrestle him. You understand that, never. Any guy that can do a body slam, he's my kind of guy. He's my guy. I shouldn't say that -- there's nothing to be embarrassed about. So I was in...

 2018-10-18 22:00 

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Fox News host calls #MeToo "disgusting" because they won't demand migrant caravan stop before the US border...

GREG GUTFELD (HOST): It's a cop-out. It's actually disgusting. What happened to the Democratic Party? As Juan said, Bill Clinton, President Obama understood that border security helps to define a country and like it or not, the wall is actually pa...

 2018-10-18 22:00 

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Sheldon Adelson-owned Las Vegas Review-Journal endorses Adelson-backed ballot initiative, fails to disclose ownership in editorial...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters A Nevada newspaper owned by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson published an editorial endorsing an Adelson-funded ballot initiative campaign -- and failed to disclose the connection. The Las Vegas Review-Journal ran an ed...

 2018-10-18 20:18 

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Fox Business finally abandons Saudi investment conference...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Last Friday, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, and the Financial Times all announced that they would no longer sponsor a high-profile Saudi-backed investment conference to be held later this month in light of the disappearance of journa...

 2018-10-18 19:20 

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Media keep talking about "identity politics." But what does it even mean anymore?...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters For nearly two years, Democrats have been desperate to understand the secret to President Donald Trump's success. This week, Fox Business hosts Lou Dobbs and Trish Regan might have just figured it out. From the October 1...

 2018-10-18 18:16 

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Fox's Outnumbered smears murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi as being "tied to the Muslim Brotherhood"...

HARRIS FAULKNER (CO-HOST): And now some things have come out, and we're just reporting the facts, Lisa, we don't have to fall down one way or the other on this, but Khashoggi was tied to the Muslim Brotherhood -- MARIE HARF (CO-HOST): That's i...

 2018-10-18 17:18 

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Sean Hannity told Fox viewers to donate to a GOP candidate, whose campaign then turned it into an ad...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris is running a Facebook ad featuring Sean Hannity stating on Fox News that Harris "needs your help." Harris is a former pastor who has appeared in anti-LGBTQ media outlets...

 2018-10-18 15:30 

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Laura Ingraham: "Illegal immigration" has led to a "transformation electorally" in American communities...

LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): What have I told you about this? Once the Republicans got back on their heels on the issue of family separation, they were all freaked out because you had all these reporters down their interviewing poor, indigent people who have be...

 2018-10-18 15:30 

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Rush Limbaugh: "So-called Washington Post journalist" Jamal Khashoggi's murder doesn't matter because Benghazi...

RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): Ladies and gentlemen, I have a question. I continue to get emails about the so-called Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. My question is a really rather simple one: Where was this concern for our ambassador and three other m...

 2018-10-18 14:55 

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Fascism expert on MSNBC: "We're seeing fascist tactics" like "hypernationalism" and "fear of the other" employed in the US...

MIKA BRZEZINSKI (CO-HOST): Joining us now, Yale professor Jason Stanley. He has been studying fascist propaganda for the past decade. ... So what are we seeing right now here with President Trump and the United States of America. You have people like form...

 2018-10-18 14:55 

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Fox host: US shouldn't take punitive action against Saudi Arabia for alleged murder of a journalist because they might retaliate...

STUART VARNEY: What kind of punishment would you think would be OK if it is clear that the Saudis did it? REP. FRANCIS ROONEY (R-FL): Well, if the Saudi leadership, particularly, is complicit in something like this, I don't think we can treat Saudi an...

 2018-10-18 14:55 

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Fox News wanted to exploit a caravan of migrants as a midterm election issue, so that's what Trump is doing...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters President Donald Trump responded on Thursday morning to reports of a caravan of migrants moving through Central America toward the U.S. border by blaming Democrats for their purported "assault on our country." The pr...

 2018-10-18 14:55 

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Republicans have already empowered gangs and extremist groups...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Let's be clear about the state of things. A well - connected sitting congressman endorsed a neo-Nazi for political office, and it wasn't the first time this sort of thing happened. To the contrary, GOP candidates acr...

 2018-10-18 13:44 

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Fox News has become a platform for Republicans to lie about their stances on pre-existing conditions...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters As the midterm elections creep closer, Fox News has hosted a series of Republican candidates and party spokespeople eager to mislead viewers about their stances on health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions...

 2018-10-18 12:59 

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Eric Trump on Fox & Friends : The Trump Organization has "nothing to do with" Russia, Saudi Arabia...

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Every time there's an international incident, they say, well, the president is too nice to Vladimir Putin, that's because he has so many investments in Russia. Then he says, he's too open to letting this investigation...

 2018-10-18 12:59 

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Fox Business panel spews lies about GOP plan that would have stripped coverage for pre-existing conditions...

DAGEN MCDOWELL (ANCHOR, FOX BUSINESS): The Democrats are running on pre-existing conditions, that their whole message is, the Republicans want to take away your coverage for preexisting conditions. Again, they're running on something that didn't h...

 2018-10-18 02:13 

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Fox's Newt Gingrich: "This election is a life and death struggle with a left-wing movement which wants to radicalize America"...

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): I think we're better off but what do you think? NEWT GINGRICH: I think we're better off but I don't think that's what this election is about. This election is a life and death struggle with a left-wing movement which w...

 2018-10-17 22:29 

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Fox host defends Trump's pattern of degrading women by calling Mika Brzezinski "the definition of stupid"...

JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): When he says 'horseface' he's exciting his base? [...] GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): Mika is really, god love her, but she's the definition of stupidity. Because she's eternally shocked by something that the rest of ...

 2018-10-17 20:34 

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Rep. Duncan Hunter ad features conspiracy theorist who claimed immigrants are diseased and Muslims are trying to secretly conquer America...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Rep. Duncan Hunter's (R-CA) racist attack against Democratic opponent Ammar Campa-Najjar features a bigoted conspiracy theorist who has claimed that refugees and undocumented immigrants bring "diseases"; Muslim r...

 2018-10-17 20:34 

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The banality of the Ben Sasse/Sean Hannity feud...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Republican Sen. Ben Sasse has spent the last two years trying to carve out a niche as a bold truth-teller, the natural heir to the late Sen. John McCain's position as a figure beloved by the press for supposedly rising a...

 2018-10-17 17:26 

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Fox News does PR for Alliance Defending Freedom, the group trying to legalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination in Minnesota...

SHANNON BREAM (HOST): You say you're storytellers. You already do film production. You'd like to get into the wedding business, but because of a state law that would require you to do all ceremonies, you decided to challenge that law before ever g...

 2018-10-17 17:26 

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Fox host: Mueller findings have "to show that this was not a politically biased investigation"...

HARRIS FAULKNER (CO-HOST): Is that the goal? To help people come to a conclusion? Because, when stuff comes out -- I have never -- that would be actually helpful to the American people. How many times have you seen it roll out that way, though? MELISSA FR...

 2018-10-17 16:50 

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Fox News interview hides that Montana Republican Senate candidate would allow insurance companies not to cover pre-existing conditions...

Montana's Republican Senate nominee and state insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale told Fox anchor Bill Hemmer that he has "really worked very hard to make sure pre-existing conditions and chronic conditions are covered." But as Montana newsp...

 2018-10-17 16:50 

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Texas debate moderator questions Sen. Ted Cruz about his history of climate denial...

JASON WHITELY (MODERATOR): President Trump said on Sunday that something is changing in regards to the climate. You're clearly on record, for years, saying there's no evidence to back that up -- that nothing exists yet to back that up. But major o...

 2018-10-17 16:50 

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Maine columnist's question spurs an intense discussion of climate change during governor's debate...

BILL NEMITZ (PANELIST): We're going to turn now to energy. For the last seven years, Maine's energy policy has been aimed at producing electricity at the lowest cost ahead of other considerations such as local jobs or environmental impact. Is this...

 2018-10-17 14:52 

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Fox News' ad chief admits that advertisers are leaving. Here's what's going on....

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters A new report published by Politico examines the rejection that Fox News' most prominent programs are experiencing from advertisers. Just how bad is it? According to the article, Fox News host Laura Ingraham's adverti...

 2018-10-17 14:52 

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Fox Business host baffled by rising federal budget deficit after massive GOP tax cuts...

STUART VARNEY (HOST): With the economy doing so well, we're growing, what, four percent, why is the deficit going up? It's not supposed to be like that, is it? Strong growth, higher deficit? You know it's not supposed to be like that. Related ...

 2018-10-17 13:43 

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NBC's Today provides white supremacist group Identity Evropa with a platform for free publicity...

PETER ALEXANDER (NBC NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT): The Southern Poverty Law Center calls Identity Evropa one of the most active new hate groups in America. Their members are clean cut, they are conservatively dressed, and they're recruiting on a campus nea...

 2018-10-17 13:43 

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Former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia corrects Fox host after attempted smear of Jamal Khashoggi...

ROBERT W. JORDAN (FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SAUDI ARABIA): We need to find out how much Crown Prince Salman -- Mohammad bin Salman actually knew about this. I don't fully buy into the notion that if he didn't know about it, it's OK. It's n...

 2018-10-17 02:40 

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Laura Ingraham: Vote Republican or you will be replaced by immigrants...

LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Of this my friends you can be sure, your views on immigration will have zero impact and zero influence on a House dominated by Democrats who want to replace you, the American voters, with newly amnestied citizens and an ever increas...

 2018-10-17 02:40 

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Fox News' Sebastian Gorka: "We don't have people creating violence and encouraging it on the right"...

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Look, Dr. Gorka America is going to survive if the people don't get out and Pelosi becomes the Speaker. But their agenda's clear. SEBASTIAN GORKA (GUEST): It is. They've completely come out of the closet as radicals. The l...

 2018-10-16 20:24 

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The chair of a major pro-Trump super PAC is reportedly trying to buy Tribune Media's TV stations...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Why would Thomas Hicks Jr., the latest potential bidder for Tribune Media Company, want to purchase its 42 local television stations? The best bet is because he wants to use them to help President Donald Trump get re-elected...

 2018-10-16 20:24 

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Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes to Republicans: "You need us foot soldiers"...

GAVIN MCINNES (HOST): Eric Holder saying when they, go low we kick them? I like that. Let's get low. Let's be disgusting. Let's make some f------ jokes. Can we kill a dead guy who ran Japan's Socialist Party, please. It happened 58 years a...

 2018-10-16 19:32 

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28 Republican candidates who have connections to bigoted media...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Numerous Republican candidates who are running for office in 2018 have connections to bigoted media. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump's election as president has given inspiration and cover to GOP candidates to espouse even ...

 2018-10-16 19:32 

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Massachusetts media lift up voices of those the state's anti-trans ballot referendum would impact most...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Massachusetts print and TV outlets lifted up the voices of transgender folks and their loved ones, who explained how dismantling the state's trans-inclusive public accomodations nondiscrimination law would personally aff...

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