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 2021-01-28 01:44 

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Tucker Carlson equates cop-killing mob of insurrectionists with "moderate" Republicans...
 2021-01-28 01:28 

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Rudy Giuliani says one of his defenses defense against the Dominion lawsuit is that "I'm a reporter"...
 2021-01-28 00:01 

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Watch Bill Gates respond to Laura Ingraham's COVID lies...
 2021-01-27 23:38 

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Fox host: "I think we're overplaying the importance of education"...
 2021-01-27 22:40 

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Eric Bolling's America This Week revealed just how dangerous Sinclair programming can be...

Right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group has cancelled its weekly program hosted by former Fox News personality Eric Bolling, after it had become a hub for COVID-19 misinformation and election fraud conspiracy theories in recent months....

 2021-01-27 21:00 

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Fox anchor on double masking discussion: "Where does it stop?"...
 2021-01-27 18:03 

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Fox prime time's apparent solution for ratings woes: Pandering to Proud Boys, white nationalists, QAnon, and anti-vaxxers...

Fox News' prime-time hosts appear to be trying to make inroads with violent extremists and conspiracy theorists as they attempt to pull out of an unprecedented ratings spiral. Over the last week, they have defended the Proud Boys, QAnon adherents, and...

 2021-01-27 17:32 

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OAN keeps pushing conspiracy theory that computer programs changed votes in the 2020 election...
 2021-01-27 15:30 

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Tucker Carlson suddenly gives a welcome ear to election conspiracy theories when they come from his major sponsor...

On Tuesday night, pillow salesman Mike Lindell headed to Tucker Carlson Tonight, where his ads routinely kick in more than a third of the show's advertising budget, to inform the world that he has been canceled. The night before, the MyPillow CEO had ...

 2021-01-27 03:33 

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Sean Hannity says he's "beginning to have doubts" about getting COVID vaccine...
 2021-01-27 02:47 

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell uses Fox News interview to push baseless conspiracy theories about Dominion Voting Systems...
 2021-01-27 02:44 

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Sean Hannity says Democrats are the ones guilty of inciting insurrection...
 2021-01-27 01:43 

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Tucker Carlson defends white supremacists from domestic terrorist label...
 2021-01-27 01:38 

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Fox host claims Dr. Fauci is responsible for the creation of COVID-19...
 2021-01-27 01:35 

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Tucker Carlson says Martin Luther King Jr. would be "shocked and disgusted" by Biden administration equality initiatives...
 2021-01-27 00:57 

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Newsmax host says there is a law making it illegal to keep Donald Trump off of Twitter...
 2021-01-26 22:59 

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Fox host calls Joe Biden "the angel of death" of coronavirus messaging...
 2021-01-26 22:04 

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Fox News is hiring the notoriously wrong Trump adviser Larry Kudlow...

Former Trump White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow has become the latest person to benefit from the revolving door of former Trump administration officials getting Fox News positions. New York Times media reporter Michael Grynbaum reported Tuesday tha...

 2021-01-26 21:16 

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Fox reporter Trace Gallagher asks senator if he will "get some of the fat out" of the COVID relief bill...
 2021-01-26 20:56 

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Here are the platforms still streaming Steve Bannon's podcast...

After former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was banned by YouTube and Twitter for repeatedly pushing misinformation and calls for violence, other platforms including Apple and Google podcast apps and app stores, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, a...

 2021-01-26 20:38 

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As the United States rejoins the Paris climate accord, Fox News ramps up its climate misinformation campaign...

Fox has covered the United States' reentry into the agreement significantly more than its competitors. From January 20-25, Fox aired 16 segments about the Paris accord, while MSNBC aired four, and CNN aired two. Rather than contextualizing the efficac...

 2021-01-26 20:08 

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Marjorie Taylor Greene endorsed a deranged conspiracy theory about Democrats and satanic child murder...

Note: This piece describes in some detail a false claim of graphic child abuse....

 2021-01-26 19:46 

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Here's how right-wing media will lie about the Equality Act...

Right-wing media are portraying the Equality Act and its nondiscrimination protections for trans people as a threat to women's sports, particularly by fearmongering about allowing trans athletes to compete....

 2021-01-26 18:25 

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Right-wing media helped usher in the age of "cancel culture," but now pretend it's an invention of the left...

In an op-ed plastered across Monday's New York Post front page, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) calls for an end to the "muzzling of America." Despite getting a spot on the front page of the fourth-largest newspaper in the U.S., coverage across the en...

 2021-01-26 17:05 

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In Vice QAnon documentary, Angelo Carusone discusses what drives the conspiracy theorists and how QAnon has affected him personally...
 2021-01-26 17:05 

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In Vice TV QAnon documentary, Angelo Carusone discusses what drives the conspiracy theorists and how QAnon has affected him personally...

Update (1/26/21): This clip has been updated to add the correct title of the documentary....

 2021-01-26 16:16 

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These companies dropped the GOP's insurrection caucus -- but are still running ads on Fox...

Nine major corporations that said they would stop funding Republican members of Congress who sought to overturn the 2020 election results continue to run advertisements on Fox News, the pro-Trump propaganda outlet that fanned the same Big Lie that Preside...

 2021-01-26 15:49 

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Newsmax analyst says Trump's conviction would call into question the legitimacy of the 2024 presidential election...
 2021-01-26 15:27 

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After embracing QAnon, Steve Bannon now presents the conspiracy theory as an "FBI psyop"...

After fully embracing QAnon, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is now denouncing the conspiracy theory....

 2021-01-26 14:15 

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On YouTube, The Epoch Times promoted "Stop the Steal" events and spread misinformation before and after Capitol riots...

The Epoch Times, its affiliate outlet New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD), and a network of associated YouTube channels promoted various "Stop the Steal" events and right-wing election misinformation on the video sharing platform prior to the Januar...

 2021-01-26 03:58 

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Laura Ingraham calls attempts to prevent QAnon radicalization in the military "absolutely poisonous"...
 2021-01-26 01:45 

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Tucker Carlson defends QAnon...
 2021-01-25 23:47 

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Rudy Giuliani: "I'm a crazy guy, I really am, I'm just really crazy"...
 2021-01-25 23:45 

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Lou Dobbs calls the federal judiciary "politically corrupt"...
 2021-01-25 23:35 

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Rudy Giuliani responds to being sued by Dominion Voting Systems by repeating alleged defamatory claims...
 2021-01-25 23:07 

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Brandon Straka, arrested for alleged involvement at Capitol putsch, appeared days afterward on Fox News...

On January 20, Brandon Straka, founder of the so-called #WalkAway movement, was charged with three felonies related to the January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol. In the days after the insurrection, Straka had appeared for interviews on three...

 2021-01-25 23:00 

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Several major media outlets failed to quote trans people in reports on repeal of trans military ban...

At least eight major media outlets did not quote a single transgender person in any of their online reports following President Joe Biden's order to repeal the Trump-era ban on trans people serving openly in the military. This follows a broader trend ...

 2021-01-25 20:37 

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders launches the next stage of the pipeline from Fox News to Republican campaigns...

Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders officially declared her candidacy on Monday morning for governor of Arkansas in 2022. Sanders was previously one of many former Trump officials who soon got jobs at Fox News after leaving the...

 2021-01-25 19:21 

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Rudy Giuliani said he is "not afraid" of Dominion days before the company filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against him...
 2021-01-25 17:37 

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America's Frontline Doctors is a vector for dangerous COVID-19 misinformation...
 2021-01-25 17:01 

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Fox News ignores a COVID-19 spike to pretend there was no COVID-19 spike...

On the January 25 edition of America's Newsroom, Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer said that new COVID-19 cases are "down 33% on the 24th of January, which is yesterday. [But] we were told it's going the other way." Hemmer was referring to exper...

 2021-01-25 15:59 

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Conservatives' latest absurd attack on Biden: He's violating calls for "unity" unless he does everything we want...

Unity was a major theme of President Joe Biden's campaign, and so it wasn't much of a surprise for the word to show up eight times in his inaugural address. But predictably, right-wing media quickly ripped Biden's message from its context and ...

 2021-01-25 14:51 

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Maria Bartiromo is one of Fox News' worst conspiracy theorists. She may soon get a promotion....

Bartiromo gave multiple interviews in November 2020 to Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani and their ally Sidney Powell, who promoted a web of debunked theories alleging that machines from Dominion Voting Systems had altered votes for Trump in order to pro...

 2021-01-24 17:05 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci explains how misinformation amplified by Sinclair Broadcasting has hurt the pandemic response...

Sinclair host Eric Bolling recorded the America This Week interview with Judy Mikovits of the conspiracy theory video Plandemic in July 2020; following Media Matters reporting, Sinclair decided to not air the interview on all its stations, but a Media Mat...

 2021-01-24 17:05 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci explains how misinformation amplified by Sinclair Broadcasting has hurt the pandemic response...

Sinclair host Eric Bolling recorded the America This Week interview with Judy Mikovits of the conspiracy theory video Plandemic in July 2020; following Media Matters reporting, Sinclair decided to not air the interview on all its stations, but a Media Mat...

 2021-01-22 23:47 

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Lou Dobbs suggests that Speaker Pelosi and Sen. McConnell are to blame for the January 6th Capitol putsch instead of Trump...
 2021-01-22 23:23 

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Fox host attacks Dr. Fauci for criticizing Trump: "He's making it very hard for me to listen to him"...
 2021-01-22 23:11 

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Sean Hannity demands to know "when" National Guard troops will be moved out of Capitol parking garage. (This already happened.)...

By the time Hannity asked "when" this situation would be corrected, it had already been reversed on Thursday night, following a wave of bipartisan outrage from members of Congress including Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), ...

 2021-01-22 22:24 

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Facebook has allowed private groups to promote "maskless shopping" during COVID-19 pandemic...

A variety of different private Facebook groups -- including pro-Trump groups and some that oppose stay-at-home orders, mask guidelines, or vaccines -- are being used to promote and encourage users to flout COVID-19 preventative measures and go "maskle...

 2021-01-22 21:32 

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Sinclair dismisses environmental threats of the canceled Keystone XL Pipeline, pushes long-debunked claim that it would create thousands of jobs...

After President Joe Biden removed the permit of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, Sinclair Broadcast Group correspondent James Rosen aired a report in which he pushed false fossil fuel industry talking points about the job loss and environmental imp...

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