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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): They're trying to intimidate him to speak to [special counsel Robert] Mueller or answer his questions. Does this change anything, Newt? What would you recommend the president do? NEWT GINGRICH (FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE): I think the president should ... FBI raids
MICHAEL SAVAGE (HOST): Irrespective of whether [Michael] Cohen paid off some low-life slut who may have slept with the president -- that is not a crime by the way, as you'll hear from my defense attorney. It's not a crime to pay anyone hush money, I don't know if you know that. There was no crime here. Stormy Daniels

On the April 11 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade said that "it almost seems like the media is pushing the president to fire [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein, pushing the president to fire [special counsel] Robert Mueller, as if they are saying please, create a ...
Within an hour after Axios broke the news that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not seek re-election, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the third-ranking Republican in the House and a likely candidate to succeed Ryan, repeatedly praised President Donald Trump in an interview on the president's ...
This morning, the president pecked out an especially unglued Twitter tirade in which he announced that the United States would be taking military action against the Syrian government. According to Donald Trump, who very likely made this announcement because the lackwit bobbleheads on his ... Syria
Chaffetz: "Remember the Southern District of New York who got this referral, it was President Trump that came in and actually dismissed that person … So that's the district in which you give this?" Video ››› 7 hours 14 min ago ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF. 0 · Print · Email. From the April 11 edition of Fox News' Fox & ... Preet Bharara

GREGG JARRETT: The tragedy is what we saw unfold yesterday, going in and seizing the documents that are largely privileged, of a lawyer -- really to me is one of the most shameful episodes in American legal history. Yes, there's an exception, but what they did is they went in there and they just ...
ABOUT THE VIDEOS. In addition to reviewing print and online media, Media Matters monitors at least 150 hours of television and radio each week. This section features highlights (or low-lights) from our monitoring efforts, other noteworthy clips as well as original videos. CNN
Fox & Friends aired a video from Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips in which he lied to students about Trump's State of the Union address to make college students appear uninformed. As Media Matters reported, this deceptively edited video got heavy playtime on Fox News and was also featured on ...
Media Matters first documented Allman's extremism in October, noting his promotion of fringe conspiracy theories, use of anti-immigrant slurs and race-baiting language on air, and frequent misogynist tweets. Many of these examples predated his hiring by Sinclair -- but none of this seems to matter to ... boycott
In his April 2 appearance on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight, Mark Steyn praised Jean Raspail's The Camp of the Saints, a novel described by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a “favorite racist fantasy of the anti-immigrant movement” and “revered by American white supremacists.” Steyn ... boycott
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): These special counsels, I don't care where you stand, are ripping this country apart. The Robert Mueller investigation is tearing this country apart. It's putting people into their corners, and then this would add to that, even though their objectives are pure and simple and they ... boycott
A report from The Daily Beast shed light on the close relationship between President Donald Trump and Fox Business' resident Trump sycophant Lou Dobbs. Dobbs joined Fox Business in 2010 and, over the last several years, has transformed his show Lou Dobbs Tonight into a pro-Trump propaganda ... boycott
ABOUT THE VIDEOS. In addition to reviewing print and online media, Media Matters monitors at least 150 hours of television and radio each week. This section features highlights (or low-lights) from our monitoring efforts, other noteworthy clips as well as original videos. boycott
Sinclair Broadcast Group is mandating that its local news anchors across the country narrate “hostage video”-like segments echoing President Donald Trump's attacks on the press. Media Matters has compiled these propaganda videos from 66 different local news stations in 29 states and Washington, D.C.. boycott
SEAN HANNITY (HOST): This country is headed towards a civil war in terms of two sides that are just hating each other and if Robert Mueller wants, there's a big red button in the middle of the table. And if Robert Mueller is so pompous and so arrogant and so power hungry and so corrupt that he's going to ... boycott
Mike Adams, a far-right blogger who has pushed fake news, is behind a new site smearing Parkland, FL, mass shooting survivor David Hogg and some of his fellow student survivors. The site pushes previously debunked hoaxes about Hogg, along with smearing him as a Nazi and a “fascist youth front man ... boycott

And who out there believes that so much of the media – who believes CNN, anybody? MSNBC, anybody? ABC, CBS, NBC? Certainly Media Matters, really? Boy, what a hypocritical title that is. Media Matters, MoveOn.Org, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Huffington punks, who believes these people? boycott
BILL HEMMER (CO-HOST): Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, now expected to make an announcement rolling back Obama-era fuel standards. This event happening in Washington, D.C. This while he is under fire from some for a housing arrangement he had during the transition period. Scott Pruitt has ... boycott
CAT BROOKS (CO-HOST): You brought up the fact that [Sinclair Broadcast Group is] about to expand. So, currently they're in really conservative markets, but there is a pending merger with Tribune Media Group, which would expand them to 42 more stations, including cities like Los Angeles and New York. boycott
After The Atlantic hired former National Review writer Kevin Williamson, Media Matters and a number of others called out Williamsons' history of problematic commentary -- including his belief that “the law should treat abortion like any other homicide” and, as Rewire.News characterized it, that “women who ... boycott
According to The Washington Post, the complaint accused human rights groups “of committing 'mass fraud' and 'actively distorting the scientific research by promoting the 'Born Gay' hoax.'” [National Task Force for Therapy Equality, accessed 3/28/18; Media Matters, 3/9/18; National Task Force for Therapy ... boycott
PAMELA VOGEL: For poor working class folks or black and Latino communities specifically, they're less likely to have cable which means that the choices for trusted news are very limited to the local stations for the most part if you're still using TV to get your news. It really just sort of magnifies the ... boycott
LAWRENCE O'DONNELL (HOST): Matthew Gertz has given us the definitive study of how Fox News governs the thoughts of the person who is supposed to be governing the United States of America. And he did it in a series of tweets that will guide historians for centuries unless historians at some point just ... boycott
ALEX JONES (HOST): I just want you to know Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, the globalists, Michael Moore, Lord [Jacob] Rothschild, the Rockefellers, all of them: Listen up. You hate everybody because you hate yourself. You're filth. You're garbage. So you want us to all exterminate ourselves and depopulate? boycott
Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade said President Donald Trump should "put the National Guard" in Chicago to help address gun violence there, echoing a suggestion Trump made over a year ago. Such a deployment likely isn't legal and experts say it wouldn't address the root causes of the violence ... boycott
CNN contributor and right-wing radio host Ben Ferguson gave up the game on one of right-wing media's favorite inaccurate talking points about Planned Parenthood, admitting that the organization does not use taxpayer funding to cover abortion services. The comment came during a discussion on the ... boycott
SEAN HANNITY (HOST): When you put all of this together there was far more involvement with the White House and Barack Obama in all of this than anybody knew. GREGG JARRETT: Oh, absolutely. To believe that the president didn't know that there was an investigation of Donald Trump, candidate for ... boycott
Fox News has repeatedly aired the Russia commentary of the author Joel C. Rosenberg over the past few weeks, credentialing him as a “Russia expert” and pointing to his recent bestseller, The Kremlin Conspiracy. In an appearance on the network and in packaged reports, hosts and contributors of the ... boycott
On most campuses, men are a distinct minority. At Carlow University in Pittsburgh, women outnumber men by more than six to one, and yet almost every campus has a women's studies department. In many of them, the stated goal is to fight expressions of masculinity and disempower men. At Ohio State, a ... boycott
The Parkland student survivors behind the #MarchForOurLives are now public figures. Their social media presence is massive, they're a fixture on TV news, and according to a poll from Public Policy Polling, they have a “56/34 favorability rating.” Their advocacy has inspired many Americans to engage (or ... boycott
Walsh: "This Tuesday in Holy Week, I put this in front of you ... A growing segment in America is coming for the Second Amendment, and I'm not going to take it lying down. Are you?" Video ››› 12 hours 16 min ago ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF. 0 · Print · Email. From the March 27 edition of Salem Radio Network's The Joe ... boycott
The Trump Make America Great Again Committee -- a joint fundraising operation run by President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee -- is running a campaign advertisement on toxic conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' YouTube channel. Media Matters observed ... boycott
GARY TUCHMAN: Seth Rich was murdered but evidence has always pointed towards a botched robbery according to DC police. Despite that, Hannity continued to fan the flames night after night, it took pressure from advertisers pulling their commercials from his show for Fox to finally take action. boycott
Steve Doocy: “You have James Comey, the head of the FBI, he said, 'Didn't look like he lied to us.' And yet, was he overruled by somebody at the Department of Justice?” Video ››› 12 hours 1 min ago ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF. Print · Email. From the February 13 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: ... boycott
Despite powerful advertisers growing increasingly concerned about the “toxic content” on Facebook and Google that is getting monetized by their ads, Google's video platform YouTube is still showing ads before a five-hour video (initially live streamed) that features racial slurs and apologism for Adolf Hitler. boycott
The New York Times published an opinion piece by discredited economist John Lott that made false claims about the national background check system for gun purchases and cited a survey that fact-checkers have criticized as unscientific. Lott is a well-known pro-gun advocate and frequent source of ... boycott
A new lawsuit alleging toxic workplace culture for women at a prominent Wall Street firm includes a gross Fox News connection that pretty much sums up how easily misogyny transcends any single workplace or industry. On February 12, firm employee Lauren Bonner filed a federal lawsuit saying Wall ... boycott
As Twitchy reported Monday, a few people were surprised to find, going through the previous works of Barack Obama portraitist Kehinde Wiley, that the artist seems to have a thing for decapitated white women, who appear in at least two of his paintings. We feel a little left out that Twitchy wasn't named by ... boycott
The Trump White House's newly proposed budget is (like all White House budget proposals) more of a political document than anything else. It has no actual bearing on how the government will spend its money, and Congress will almost certainly ignore it. But that's not to say it is entirely devoid of value ... boycott
The crusade by the Republican Party and its media allies to discredit the FBI's investigation of President Donald Trump and his campaign is a fantastically dishonest and propagandistic farce, and the whole effort is conducted with transparent bad faith while grotesquely masquerading as an exercise in ... boycott
Notorious anti-Muslim commentator Pamela Geller uploaded and shared an obviously staged video framing migrants in Italy as anti-police vandalizers in the context of Italy's highly contested general election. On February 11, Pamela Geller's “Morning News Report” newsletter featured a YouTube video ... boycott
Carlson incorrectly called the artist, Kehinde Wiley, a woman. (Carlson also claimed Wiley painted both Barack and Michelle Obama's portraits but later corrected that error.) Video ››› February 12, 2018 9:40 PM EST ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF · 320 · Print · Email. From the February 12 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson ... boycott
For this study, Media Matters examined 2017 coverage of climate change on broadcast TV networks, which included segments devoted to climate change and segments in which a media figure made substantial mention of climate change. We analyzed coverage on ABC's, CBS', and NBC's nightly news ... boycott
The behind-the-scenes book exploded into the national conversation at the beginning of the year, prompting demand and in-store lines possibly not seen since the publishing of the last Harry Potter book. While the White House did try to focus its wrath on Wolff and publisher Henry Holt and ... boycott
SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Welcome to Hannity. Breaking right now the highly classified FISA abuse memo has now been released and it is absolutely shocking. It is stunning. Now this now is the biggest abuse of power, corruption case in American history. Now, tonight, we have irrefutable proof of a ... boycott
STEPHANIE RUHLE (HOST): Is that not stunning that [Trump] gets his content not from his intelligence briefings, but from cable news? I asked somebody in the administration this week why the president consistently gets numbers wrong as it relates to the economy. Winning numbers. He consistently ... boycott
ASHLEY PARKER: What's so striking about this is that this memo two weeks ago, almost exactly two weeks ago, President Trump didn't even really understand what it was or what it meant, but as soon as he sort of started watching his allies talk about it on TV and heard more about it and he became ... boycott
According to reports, American intelligence officials have “verified” various “core” aspects of the dossier. Even the House Republican memo admitted that the Steele dossier was "minimally corroborated" but that said corroboration "was in its 'infancy.'" ... boycott
Hannity: FBI's Russia investigation is "an attempt at a coup and an attempt to unseat an elected president". Video ››› February 2, 2018 6:24 PM EST ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF ... boycott


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