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 2018-08-21 13:05 

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Fox's Gregg Jarrett claims "Mike Flynn told the truth and Mueller prosecuted him for lying"...

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): The big news yesterday was that the president's attorney, White House counsel Don McGahn sat down with the special prosecutor Robert Mueller's team for something like 30 hours over three different visits. And now you worry t...

 2018-08-21 13:05 

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On Fox & Friends Erik Prince calls for privatizing the US war in Afghanistan and says it could be won in under two years...

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Our next guest is urging the president to rethink his strategy and replace U.S. military personnel with a smaller group of civilian contractors and special forces operators in the civilian world. So, could this shakeup finally tu...

 2018-08-21 02:09 

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Hannity defends Guiliani saying "the truth is not the truth": It was "inarticulate" and "legal jargon"...

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Let's be clear, when Rudy said this weekend and I would argue it's inarticulate, the truth is not the truth, what he was clearly saying was I would argue legal jargon. As a former prosecutor he knows well that you are going to...

 2018-08-21 01:35 

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Sean Hannity compares Mueller investigation to Joseph Stalin's secret police chief...

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Joseph Stalin's secret police chief once famously proclaimed, quote "Show me the man, I will show you the crime." Those are chilling words, and the opposite of how the American justice system is supposed to operate. Our sy...

 2018-08-21 00:57 

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Tucker Carlson guest Mark Steyn criticizes immigrants for getting pregnant too often and changing the country's demographics...

MARK STEYN: It's a matter of public policy which we should be able to discuss rationally. For example, this couple have been illegally in the United States for 12 years and they have five children. So simply if you are playing the odds you've got ...

 2018-08-20 20:50 

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Fox's Tucker Carlson pushes misinformation about wind power...

On August 17, Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired an inaccurate segment that maligned wind power. Both Carlson and his guest, a Texas politician who has accepted campaign donations from Koch Industries , pushed misinformation about wind turbines. The Energ...

 2018-08-20 20:50 

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Trump and GOP influencers escalate the debunked claim that social media is censoring conservatives...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters The conspiracy theory that social media companies are censoring conservatives got a boost this weekend when President Donald Trump took to Twitter to complain. Trump is just whining about social media censorship (on social m...

 2018-08-20 20:07 

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Fox & Friends sanitizes anti-government extremists...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters In Fox & Friends' ongoing quest to smear anti-fascists protesters as a collection of violent extremists, a Monday morning segment of the show glossed over the history and activities of the group anti-fascists had turned ...

 2018-08-20 20:07 

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Infowars guest claims to have put Infowars on all the screens at the Apple store because of Apple's "racism against whites"...

KAITLIN BENNETT (LIBERTY HANGOUT): So I was just at the mall in Ohio and I saw the Apple store and I was with my boyfriend, which is the founder of Liberty Hangout, and he was like, "Let's go in there and change all the computers to Infowars."...

 2018-08-20 20:07 

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Mississippi's Clarion Ledger explains the deceptive nature of anti-abortion fake health clinics...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters In an August 18 article, Clarion Ledger 's Sarah Fowler highlighted the deceptive tactics deployed by Mississippi's crisis pregnancy centers -- called CPCs or anti-abortion fake health clinics -- and explained how th...

 2018-08-20 19:01 

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Politico published an article saying a man's death from AIDS was the result of a "decadent homosexual lifestyle"...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters In a piece about disgraced late U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), Politico senior staff writer Michael Kruse made a since-removed anti-gay remark about McCarthy-ally Roy Cohn, saying that Cohn's death from AIDS was "...

 2018-08-20 19:01 

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Alex Jones: "I am Islamophobic"...

ALEX JONES (HOST): I can go and move to New York, I can move to [Washington,] D.C., I can move to Austin and be left alone by people. If I try to move to Saudi Arabia, or even Jordan, unless I'm in some fancy apartment or something and got bodyguards,...

 2018-08-20 17:38 

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The failed Tribune acquisition could be just the start of Sinclair's problems...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters The implosion of Sinclair Broadcast Group's planned acquisition of Tribune Media has led to weeks of bad headlines for Sinclair -- but its regulatory and legal troubles may be far from over. Earlier this month, Tribune M...

 2018-08-20 15:36 

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Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo glamorizes bulletproof backpacks and clothing for kids in back-to-school segment...

MARIA BARTIROMO (HOST): You design these bulletproof backpacks specifically for the United States. CAROLINA BALLESTEROS CASAS (MC ARMOR): Yes, exactly. We have different categories of lines of product. We have the gold collection, black collection, is fas...

 2018-08-20 14:37 

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Fox claims wages are going up. They're actually falling....

Fox Business host Stuart Varney appeared on Fox & Friends to mislead viewers about economic growth under the Trump administration, claiming that, "wages [and] salaries are going up for the best increase in at least a decade," and asserting that &#...

 2018-08-20 13:01 

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Fox's Newt Gingrich: Mueller interviewing White House counsel Don McGahn should be "the end of the Mueller investigation"...

NEWT GINGRICH (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): You guys are in 435 congressional districts every morning, so you can't talk about a purely localized election because the waves of things really matter. That's why I think, for example, that the story on Sund...

 2018-08-20 13:01 

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NRATV's Dan Bongino: The special counsel investigation "has gone from embarrassing to really like an intergalactic disgrace"...

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): So, Dan, the article says that [White House counsel Don] McGahn was interviewed with investigators -- Mueller investigators, for over 30 hours over the past nine months. What do you make of this? DAN BONGINO (NRATV HOST): I don...

 2018-08-19 15:46 

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Fox & Friends Sunday host: "Bombshell" reporting on Trump's scandals "means nothing"...

TODD PIRO (CO-HOST): How important is George Papadopoulos to this whole thing? GREGG JARRETT (FOX NEWS LEGAL ANALYST): Well, as can see by those clips, the media was completely wrong, and guys like [CNN's Jim] Acosta, I suspect, never have opened a la...

 2018-08-18 00:26 

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Tucker Carlson calls those not defending Alex Jones and Infowars "foolish" and "cowardly"...

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): As you probably heard, recently, many of the biggest tech companies joined in a coordinated effort to censor content from broadcaster Alex Jones. Apple, Facebook, Spotify, Vimeo, YouTube, Twitter, all of them pulled or froze Jones&#...

 2018-08-17 17:27 

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Omarosa's coverage by cable news drowned out other stories...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters For a week now, Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former reality show star turned White House staffer turned ex-White House staffer, has been one of the main stories on cable news. Over a seven-day period, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox Ne...

 2018-08-17 17:27 

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Stop interviewing Steve Bannon...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters In late February, six months after he was unceremoniously fired from the White House, Steve Bannon sat down for a "wide-ranging and challenging conversation" with GQ , which wrote up the interview under the headline ...

 2018-08-17 16:24 

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Pro-Trump site with link to Katrina Pierson shared content from Russia's IRA -- and IRA accounts shared its content too...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters In 2017, Twitter accounts run by the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) repeatedly spread content that originated on TruthFeed, a pro-Trump site that has pushed fake news and has a major Facebook presence . TruthFeed als...

 2018-08-17 16:24 

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Despite bans, Alex Jones appears on Facebook and Periscope broadcasts to rant about "false flag" attacks...

Even though Facebook has permanently banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Periscope has temporarily banned him, he appeared on both platforms Thursday to claim America will soon be shaken by a "false flag" attack. Jones made the assertion dur...

 2018-08-17 13:33 

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Fox & Friends hosts a CEO to attack a proposal to give workers a larger voice within corporations...

ED HENRY (CO-HOST): Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiling a shocking new proposal that would nationalize every major business in America. The new legislation called the Accountable Capitalism Act would constitute the largest seizure of private pro...

 2018-08-17 13:23 

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Fox's Geraldo Rivera justifies revoking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance...

GERALDO RIVERA (FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT-AT-LARGE): John Brennan was a great head of CIA, a great national security asset. He was a fierce defender of American security, but he hates Donald Trump. Now he's become, one of the most virulent pundits you co...

 2018-08-16 19:25 

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GOP candidate paid to use Roger Stone's email list -- and then Stone praised that candidate on Facebook...

Roger Stone endorsed New York Republican congressional candidate Dan DeBono on Facebook shortly after his campaign paid to send a sponsored message to the dirty trickster's email list. It's at least the second time that Stone has supported a Repub...

 2018-08-16 18:07 

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Alex Jones claims Brian Stelter, Lester Holt, and other high-profile media figures will have advance knowledge of "staged terror attacks" carried out against media companies...

ALEX JONES (HOST): And ladies and gentlemen, this is about taking down America and [President Donald] Trump and the recovery and the entire free press. So I'm telling you, like night follows day, the staged terror attacks are coming on big tech, gover...

 2018-08-16 17:13 

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Sebastian Gorka has banked almost $18,000 from GOP candidates...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters It's been almost a year since off-brand James Bond supervillain Sebastian Gorka was fired or resigned (definitely fired ) from his ill-defined job in Donald Trump's White House, and Gorka is still finding ways to mon...

 2018-08-16 17:13 

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Taking the debate bait...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters In 2012, conservative radio host Mark Levin challenged the sitting president to a debate, but you probably don't remember hearing about it. "I will give $50,000 to Obama's Super PAC if he will debate me for one h...

 2018-08-16 15:48 

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NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch: "The Me Too movement thing was an attempt to hijack real trauma ... and use it as a vehicle for political purpose"...

DANA LOESCH (HOST): We brought you the story the other day about the explosive allegations against DNC Vice Chairman Keith Ellison in which his former girlfriend accuses him of being a controlling, abusive maniac who emotionally destroyed her. And she now...

 2018-08-16 14:14 

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Steve Doocy and guest lament how "anyone could oppose" SCOTUS nominee because "he is just such a nice person"...

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill yesterday meeting with senators, including Democrats Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp, the second and third Democrats to meet with him after Joe Manchin, ahead of what could be a contentious conf...

 2018-08-16 12:31 

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Fox & Friends applauds Trump's revocation of former CIA Dir. Brennan's security clearance: "Oh, it's payback"...

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): It was back in the summer of 2016, that guy right there, who, at the time was the CIA director, went to Harry Reid (D-NV) who was the top senator on the Democratic side with the dossier. And then he showed him the dossier. Harry Rei...

 2018-08-16 01:43 

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Tucker Carlson: "I actually hate litter which is why I'm so against illegal immigration"...

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Let me ask you real quick? Why does nobody-- I totally get that and I actually hate litter which is one of the reasons I'm so against illegal immigration. It produces a huge amount of litter. Huge amount of litter. And I mean th...

 2018-08-16 01:43 

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Tucker Carlson and guest claim Christine Hallquist won gubernatorial primary because of "transgender privilege"...

ROBIN BIRO: I don't want to besmirch her free right to speech. TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): OK. But hold on -- BIRO: As a transgender woman, she's come under a lot of criticism. CARLSON: Oh well I don't know if she has or not. I think she's cele...

 2018-08-16 00:34 

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Tucker Carlson takes credit for Trump revoking John Brennan's security clearance...

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): It's not clear why any of these men still have legal access to classified material. The fact that they retained that power after leaving government for the private sector and punditry is bizarre and it remained largely unknown t...

 2018-08-15 21:41 

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Twitter's half measures against Alex Jones don't make much sense unless he's getting special treatment...

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Hours after being banned from tweeting for a week, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was conducting a live broadcast from an alternate Twitter account where he doubled down on a previous claim that special counsel Robert Mueller o...

 2018-08-15 21:41 

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In drawing equivalencies between white supremacists and antifa, media outlets obscure ideologies -- and impacts...

Melissa Joskow/Media Matters Last weekend marked the sequel to 2017's violent right-wing rally in Charlottesville, VA, that left one counterprotester dead and many injured. Unite the Right 2, as the anniversary event was dubbed, was poorly attended by...

 2018-08-15 20:54 

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A New Mexico judge received multiple death threats. Earlier, right-wing social media accounts had spread her contact information....

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters A New Mexico courthouse was evacuated following a slew of death threats against District Court Judge Sarah Backus via social media, phone calls, and emails. Prior to the evacuation, conservative accounts had spread her conta...

 2018-08-15 20:00 

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Shepard Smith on Steele dossier: "None of the dossier, to Fox News' knowledge, has been disproven"...

SHEPARD SMITH (ANCHOR): The White House taking a step to revoke the security clearance from the former CIA director, John Brennan. Brennan was director of the CIA for four years, ending his term in January of last year. He's been a firm critic of the ...

 2018-08-15 18:58 

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Fox's David Bossie: Allegation that Trump used the N-word is an "outrageous accusation," "unfair to this president"...

JULIE BANDERAS (CO-HOST): Now the question is(A)whether that non-disclosure agreement is binding, and number two -- and I think Omarosa does have the upper hand here when it comes to proving that or not -- the other is the reason why this non-disclosure, ...

 2018-08-15 16:38 

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GOP-backed congressional nominee promoted pamphlet that pushes harmful conversion therapy...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Mark Harris, a Republican-backed congressional nominee in North Carolina, previously endorsed a pamphlet claiming that sexual orientation can sometimes be changed, including through the harmful practice of conversion therapy...

 2018-08-15 15:31 

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Fox & Friends host refers to Christine Hallquist, history-making gubernatorial candidate, as "that transgender"...

GRIFF JENKINS: In Vermont, it was all about [Sen.] Bernie Sanders [D-VT], and they nominated the first transgender candidate for governor. ... AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): That transgender beat the 14-year-old. Remember, they didn't have an age limit? ...

 2018-08-15 13:32 

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Fox's Tomi Lahren: Modern-day feminism is less about "equal rights" and more about "man bashing and demanding free things"...

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Let's talk about women -- millennial women. They have a definite feeling about who they are. And according to a recent poll, the most Democrat females over the next generation, 63 percent say they are feminist, a total of 46 ...

 2018-08-15 01:46 

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Tucker Carlson attacks refugees for using food assistance, claims birthright citizenship means no one should have to follow laws...

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies found that more than half of all refugees in this country are currently on food stamps living off of taxpayers largesse and they are not the only ones benefiting from the US welfare...

 2018-08-14 21:19 

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On Periscope, Alex Jones tells supporters to get their "battle rifles" ready against antifa, the mainstream media, and "Chicom operatives"...

ALEX JONES (HOST): It now stands with you and the U.S. military who I know already understand who the Chicom operatives and the traitors are to understand who's trying to take the First Amendment, who's trying to bankrupt the country, who's tr...

 2018-08-14 20:38 

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On The Bill Press Show , Media Matters ' Cristina Lpez explains why it's not censorship for companies to ban Alex Jones' extremism...

BILL PRESS (HOST): Ok, Sandy Hook was fake, was phony, right? I mean that's one of his -- CRISTINA LPEZ (MEDIA MATTERS): That is one of the ways that he would -- that his conspiracy theories would have actual real consequences. Parents of the victims ...

 2018-08-14 18:57 

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After Facebook, YouTube, and others ban him, Alex Jones directs supporters to Tumblr...

After being banned by Facebook, YouTube, and other social media platforms and websites for violating community guidelines , conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is now using Tumblr to promote his Infowars outlet. Infowars drew attention to the Tumblr account on...

 2018-08-14 18:21 

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Cable news devoted scant coverage to the increased Puerto Rican death toll...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters In the five days after the Puerto Rican government acknowledged that the death toll from Hurricane Maria was over 20 times higher than previously reported, cable news devoted scant coverage to the continuing problems in Puer...

 2018-08-14 17:15 

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Roger Stone's swastika meme previously appeared on 4chan, Twitter and Reddit...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Longtime Trump affiliate Roger Stone posted to his Instagram account a meme mocking the administration's proposed Space Force that had previously appeared on 4chan, Reddit, and Twitter. The image showed Trump, Stone, and...

 2018-08-14 15:26 

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As hundreds of newspapers plan editorials to denounce Trump's war on the press, Fox hosts attack the newspapers...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Fox News and Fox Business hosts are slamming hundreds of newspapers as "anti-Trump" and "fake news" for coordinating to publish editorials on August 16 denouncing President Donald Trump's war on the press...

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