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First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Zachary Pleat: Fox's Keith Ablow: "Something Is Deeply Wrong With The Psyche" Of Ferguson Residents

Fox News medical contributor Keith Ablow wrote that there is something wrong in the minds of Ferguson residents who reacted to the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown by a police officer with protests. In an August 20 opinion piece posted ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Timothy Johnson: Media Carry Water For NRA's False Attack Ad That Claims Michael Bloomberg Wants To Ban Guns

Media outlets are uncritically reporting the false claim in a new attack ad from the National Rifle Association that gun safety advocate Michael Bloomberg wants to "ban ... your guns." In fact, Bloomberg supports the right to own a gun. The NRA is ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Alexandrea Boguhn & Coleman Lowndes: Geraldo Rivera And The Victim-Blaming Of Black Teenagers

Geraldo Rivera is once again citing alleged appearance as a mitigating factor in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, evoking footage of Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie to contextualize potential police motive for killing Michael Brown ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Luke Brinker: Wash. Times Baselessly Claims That GA Gubernatorial Candidate Is Keeping His Pro-Equality Views A "Secret"

The Washington Times editorial board accused Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jason Carter of concealing his support for LGBT equality in order to win over the state's voters, ignoring Carter's own words offering his full-throated support ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Eric Boehlert: Obama, Race, And The Right-Wing Media's Heckler's Veto

The lament has spread all across the media spectrum this week, as the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri unfolds and people search for answers to the police killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown. "Obama Should Go To Ferguson, Pronto," urged a Businessweek ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Lis Power: Karl Rove Smears Obama With Distortion Of President's Ferguson Comments

Fox News contributor Karl Rove distorted comments made by President Obama in the wake of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, suggesting the president downplayed the acts of violent rioters and refused to distinguish between peaceful protesters and "outside ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Joe Strupp: Former Nixon Counsel John Dean: Right-Wing Media Impeachment Calls, Watergate Comparisons "Absolutely Silliness"

John Dean, former aide and counsel to President Richard Nixon, denounced right-wing media for "rewriting" the history of Watergate in order to attack President Obama, calling comparisons of current events to the historic scandal "nonsense" and "absolutely ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Olivia Kittel: Fox Calls Hillary Clinton A "Rock Star Diva" Over Contract Requirements Typical Of High Profile Speakers

Fox News'  Special Report  characterized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's speaking contract requirements as outrageous, in an attempt to paint Clinton as an out of touch "diva," but Clinton's requirements are typical of contracts made by high ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Thomas Bishop: Fox's Todd Starnes Accuses Obama Administration Of "Orchestrating The Michael Brown Tragedy"

Fox host Todd Starnes accused President Obama of "orchestrating the Michael Brown tragedy" and claimed the administration is "in cahoots" with Al Sharpton. In an August 18 Facebook  post , Starnes asserted that the Department of Justice's (DOJ) ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Timothy Johnson: Inflammatory Meet The Press Guest Uses Michael Brown Shooting To Mislead On Criminal Justice Racism

National Review Online contributor Heather Mac Donald falsely said there is no evidence "that the overrepresentation of blacks in prison or arrest statistics is a result of criminal justice racism," while on NBC's Meet the Press . In fact, studies ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Ellie Sandmeyer: Fox News Deceptively Edits Obama To Suggest He Is "Choosing Sides" In Ferguson

Fox News deceptively edited a clip of President Obama's statement on demonstrations following the shooting death of Michael Brown to suggest Obama is "choosing sides" and has "set an atmosphere" for discord and violence. In fact, Obama emphasized ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Hannah Groch-Begley: Wash. Post Recasts Rand Paul As Civil Rights Ally, Forgetting Their Own Reporting

The Washington Post  reporter Dan Balz portrayed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as a key figure who can help GOP outreach to racial minorities, following Paul's criticism of Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement and their role in the Michael Brown killing. But ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 15 2014]

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The pro-homosexual website Project Q Atlanta doesn't like the sneaky approach, either. "Jason Carter collects gay cash, but stays mum on LGBT issues" the site noted earlier this month about a fundraiser held for Mr. Carter...
In an August 15 editorial for Fox News Latino, he wrote that even though police don't link the alleged robbery to Brown's police stop, "At the very least, watching the surveillance video of Brown allegedly robbing the convenience store should alter our perception of the victim. According to Rivera, "The portrait of the kid as an unarmed, innocent, college-bound youth ruthlessly shot in the back while trying to surrender seems incomplete at best." A few days later in a Fox News appearance, Rivera predicted that "menacing" footage of the unrelated robbery could lead to the acquittal of the officer who shot and killed Brown: "
In the ad a narrator states, "Bloomberg tries to ban your snack food, your sodas and most of all, your guns." But neither Bloomberg nor Everytown for Gun Safety are proponents of general gun bans, a fact that some media outlets covering the NRA ad are leaving...
"It's absolutely silliness," Dean said. "The conservative media just doesn't seem to understand the impeachment clause. It is not designed to ... besmirch a president with, and that's all they're doing with it."

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Meagan Hatcher-Mays: Right-Wing Media Myths Abo... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 13 2014]
Matt Gertz: Under Fire for Robin Williams Comme... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 13 2014]
Emily Arrowood: Bill O'Reilly's "Moral Instruct... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 13 2014]
Hannah Groch-Begley: Fox Host Defends Calling M... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 13 2014]
Eric Hananoki: Fox News Military Analyst Goes B... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 13 2014]
Denise Robbins: "Fair And Balanced": Fox News L... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 13 2014]
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Luke Brinker: Wash. Times Baselessly Claims Tha... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 20 2014]
The Washington Times editorial board accused Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jason Carter of concealing his support for LGBT equality in order to win over the state's voters, ignoring Carter's own words offering his full-throated support ...
Eric Boehlert: Obama, Race, And The Right-Wing ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 20 2014]
The lament has spread all across the media spectrum this week, as the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri unfolds and people search for answers to the police killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown. "Obama Should Go To Ferguson, Pronto," urged a Businessweek ...
Zachary Pleat: Fox's Keith Ablow: "Something Is... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 20 2014]
Fox News medical contributor Keith Ablow wrote that there is something wrong in the minds of Ferguson residents who reacted to the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown by a police officer with protests. In an August 20 opinion piece posted ...
Alexandrea Boguhn & Coleman Lowndes: Geraldo Ri... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 20 2014]
Geraldo Rivera is once again citing alleged appearance as a mitigating factor in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, evoking footage of Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie to contextualize potential police motive for killing Michael Brown ...
Timothy Johnson: Media Carry Water For NRA's Fa... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Aug 20 2014]
Media outlets are uncritically reporting the false claim in a new attack ad from the National Rifle Association that gun safety advocate Michael Bloomberg wants to "ban ... your guns." In fact, Bloomberg supports the right to own a gun. The NRA is ...
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