Stories by Eric Boehlert

Eric Boehlert is is a senior fellow at Media Matters for America. He's the author of Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush (Free Press, 2006) and Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press (Free Press, 2009). He worked for five years as a senior writer for Salon.com, where he wrote extensively about media and politics. subscribe to Eric Boehlert's feed

Posted on: Dec 1, 2016, Source: Media Matters

The media constantly downplays the rise of white nationalism.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2016, Source: Media Matters

Laura Ingraham: "Talk radio continues to thrive while moderate Republicans like John McCain and to some extent Mitt Romney continue to lose presidential elections."

Posted on: Oct 26, 2016, Source: Media Matters

Trump does't ‘stretch the truth,’ he flat out lies, and the media gives him a pass.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2016, Source: The Smirking Chimp

Quite a mess out there in conservative media land.

Posted on: May 28, 2016, Source: Media Matters

Trump rehashes 90s-era conspiracies in an effort to attack Clinton.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2016, Source: Media Matters

With his contract up, Limbaugh’s radio boss teeters on the brink of bankruptcy.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2016, Source: Media Matters

In the bizzaro world of election 2016, MediaBusters claims news outlets are giving Trump a pass.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: Media Matters for America

The fact that Americans have such a weak grasp on the facts doesn't speak well for the quality of coverage to date.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2014, Source: Media Matters for America

While bad news travels fast in the major news media, good news doesn't always get a fair shake.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2013, Source: Media Matters

Journalists continue to invoke the inapplicable "both-sides-are-to-blame" angle—they should know better.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2013, Source: Media Matters

The Fox talker whines about the media's leftist bias. Has he forgotten the Bush years?

Posted on: Dec 11, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

There aren't many American political movements that have turned rackets into lasting political success.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2012, Source: Media Matters

Something is deeply amiss when completely misjudging the election can get you touted as a sharp thinker in the conservative media world.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

The bow-tied clown is angry the press didn't immediately take seriously a non-news story the right-wing media manufactured.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

Some contradictory messages in their stew of racial resentment.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2012, Source: Media Matters

The far-right press is convinced the selection of Ryan as VP is the boost Romney desperately needs, while GOP operatives fret Ryan just doomed any chance Romney had of capturing the White House.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

For a Republican Party already suffering from a yawning gender gap, Limbaugh's hijacking of the news cycle last week must have been unwelcome news.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

It's becoming increasingly clear that Fox's programming and the radical, fear-based agenda it's setting for Republicans is now doing lasting damage to the Grand Old Party.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2011, Source: Media Matters for America

What's stunning is how many different areas of the news and public policy Fox viewers are misinformed about.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2011, Source: Media Matters for America

Ailes, who runs Fox News as his personal fiefdom, has been thrust into the spotlight for potentially breaking the law, allegedly telling an employee to lie to feds.

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