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: 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.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2011, Source: Media Matters for America

"They’re a propaganda outfit but they call themselves news," says a former insider from the world of Rupert Murdoch.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2011, Source: Media Matters for America

Just one year ago, Fox News' Glenn Beck had a nightly audience of 3 million -- now his ratings are off by a third, and his radio show dropped in New York and Philadelphia.

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

"It's a big county and there's all kinds of people.," said progressive writer Frances Fox Piven in response to the violent rhetoric launched her way after being targeted by Beck.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2011, Source: Media Matters for America

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords appears be the latest victim of anti-government violence that has taken hold in America since 2009.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2010, Source: Media Matters for America

Fox's hatemongering against Muslims and African-Americans continues to mostly get a free pass in the media.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2010, Source: Media Matters for America

Right-wing media, led by Beck, continue to stoke dangerous fires with relentlessly incendiary rhetoric. We will see more tries at vigilante violence.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2010, Source: Media Matters for America

Irrational Obama Derangement Syndrome has spread across the airwaves, frothing into pure racist paranoia and hate talk.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2010, Source: Media Matters for America

"I'm wondering if Fox News isn't pressing up very closely to its tipping point; to the moment where Fox News reveals how certifiably insane it is by rushing to BP's defense."

Posted on: Jun 10, 2010, Source: Media Matters for America

Why does one of the largest newspapers in the country allow its political writer to routinely disrespect the president in a casually insulting way?

Posted on: Apr 6, 2010, Source: Media Matters for America

Glenn Beck has done more than any other person to amplify and mainstream the movement's hateful and foreboding anti-government message.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2010, Source: Media Matters for America

Fox News talkers did their best to trivialize the illegal, terrorist threats made against elected officials, and implied they were deserved.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2010, Source: Media Matters for America

How did health care go so terribly wrong for the Tea Party's true believers? They made the mistake of believing their own hype -- and Fox News.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2009, Source: Media Matters for America

For the sake of NPR's long-term health and reputation, it needs to resolve two of its hosts' long-standing ties to Fox News

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source: Media Matters for America

The right-wing media are trying to play "king-maker." But they are incapable of picking winners and stand poised to rip the Republican Party apart.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2009, Source: Media Matters for America

Fox News routinely, and blatantly, breaks the code to which ethical journalists are supposed to aspire.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2009, Source: Media Matters for America

Fox News is now explicitly a pro-Republican channel. Now the press needs to change the way it covers Fox News.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009, Source: Media Matters for America

The right-wing is igniting the crazies by pushing them to snoop on everyday people.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2009, Source: Media Matters for America

Meanwhile, the media has always lashed out at liberal protesters.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2009, Source: Media Matters for America

Mini-mob members being treated as deeply important newsmakers is reminiscent of August 2004.

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