Media Matters for America

The Fox News Propaganda Machine Has Systematically Dodged Reports About Paul Manafort's Legal Problems

President Donald Trump’s favorite Fox News shows are all but ignoring the cascade of damning reports regarding former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his legal troubles. Since May 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller has been scrutinizing various relationships between the Trump campaign and Russian nationals closely tied to Russian President Vladimir Putin, appearing to focus closely on Manafort’s business history and associates. As the legal pressure ramps up against Manafort, the president’s propagandists at Fox News have sought to distance Manafort from Trump and, through selective reporting on Manafort’s legal troubles, discredit the probe against Trump’s former campaign manager.

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Jeanine Pirro Wants to Destroy Jeff Sessions So She Can Have His Job

The key to understanding how Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro operates is to realize that she is single-minded in her personal ambition while completely unencumbered by anything resembling shame, dignity, or professional integrity. As it stands, Pirro is one of the more influential pundits in the country by virtue of her close relationship with President Donald Trump. She uses her awful Fox News program, Justice with Judge Jeanine, to propagandize on Trump’s behalf, for which she is granted access to the president, interviews with key administration officials, etc.

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Fox News Struggles to Sell Trump's 'Right-Wing Sh*t' as Advertisers Flee Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham: Report

We now have further confirmation that Fox News’ role as a mouthpiece for Donald Trump is affecting the network’s bottom line.

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CPAC Head Matt Schlapp Says Trump Should Abuse His Pardon Powers to Warn Mueller Against Going 'Too Far'

From the June 1 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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'Surge in Candidates Running on an Explicitly White Nationalist Message' Dominates 2018 Midterms: MSNBC

From the May 31 edition of MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson:

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'Jews News' is a Fake News Site Run By A Man Who Defended Nazis After Charlottesville

An American-born man who has defended the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, VA, runs a website that has repeatedly spread fake news and linked to fake news websites.

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Is Sean Hannity Coordinating with the White House?

Every episode of Fox News’ Hannity follows a fairly basic formula these days: pugnacious cube-headed goon Sean Hannity serves up a monologue devoted almost entirely to the vituperative (and frequently incoherent) slander of President Donald Trump’s political adversaries, and then he lards out the hour with panel discussions featuring a small, rotating cast of like-minded Trump sycophants and the odd sacrificial liberal.

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Corporate Media Allowed Net Neutrality to Die in Silence

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted to repeal net neutrality rules, which will allow internet service providers to block or slow down service and access to websites, or charge fees for faster service.

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Anti-Abortion Violence and Harassment Was Already Bad. Right-Wing Media Are Making It Worse

Rates of Anti-Abortion Harassment and Violence Are High -- and Continuing to Rise

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Sean Hannity Has Been Dumpster Diving With Conspiracy Theorists Again

Fox News host Sean Hannity used his radio show to promote the inane conspiracy theory that “antifa agitators” who opposed the neo-Nazi and white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday were actually actors hired by a publicity firm.

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