Oliver Willis

Trump Brings His Devious Social Media Director, Dan Scavino, To The White House

President-elect Donald Trump’s newly announced assistant to the president and director of social media, Dan Scavino, frequently used social media while working on the Trump campaign to share links from sites that push fake news and conspiracy theories. He was also responsible for an anti-Semitic Trump campaign tweet and routinely attacked Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who cited Scavino as a reason she received death threats during the campaign.

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35 of the Worst Moments From Fox Business, GOP Presidential Debate Host

Fox Business hosted the fourth Republican presidential debate on Tuesday. Unlike its sister network Fox News, many are unfamiliar with the low-rated Fox Business. But Media Matters has been watching since the network's debut in 2007.

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"Giant Step Toward Banana Republic": Conservative Media React To Supreme Court's Health Care Decision

Conservative media were outraged after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold health insurance tax credits for millions of Americans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), just as Congress intended.

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How Conservative Media Killed A Charity's Plan To Help Migrant Children In Crisis

A Texas charity has abandoned a plan to help house child migrants after conservative media outlets used misleading images to suggest displaced children would be living there in luxury conditions. In fact, the same charity operates other no-frills facilities and had planned to convert a hotel in a similar style.

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Ted Nugent Loses His Sh*t on Twitter, Calls His Critics 'Nazi Propagandists'

Ted Nugent denied his long history of incendiary comments while appearing on the campaign trail with Republican Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. Reacting to condemnation of his comments from CNN Wolf Blitzer, Nugent compared the network to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

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Why People Should Stop Comparing Healthcare.gov Problems to Deadly Hurricanes

Media figures are comparing the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the Bush administration's botched response to Hurricane Katrina. This comparison ignores a crucial difference: Nobody has died because of problems with HealthCare.gov, whereas at least 1,833 people died as a result of Katrina.

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New Kind of Crazy: Conspiracy Nut Alex Jones Says Government was Behind Oklahoma Tornado

Conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones explained to his audience today how the government could have been behind the devastating May 20 tornado in Oklahoma.

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Roger Ailes Reportedly Cut Geraldo Rivera's Microphone When He Pushed Back Against Attacks on Obama Administration

A new book from Jonathan Alter claims that Fox News President Roger Ailes told producers to cut off the microphone used by Fox host Geraldo Rivera as he pushed back against Fox's politicization of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

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Romney Campaign Plays The Race Card With Colin Powell's Endorsement of Obama

Speaking to CNN’s Piers Morgan, Romney campaign national co-chair John Sununu explained why Colin Powell endorsed President Obama, in his view:

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Sloppy and Wrong: 11 "Fox & Friends" Corrections and Apologies

Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy once bragged that "here at Fox we still do journalism." They just don't do it well on the show he hosts.

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