Jeremy Holden is Director of Research at Media Matters and host of Media Matters Radio on SiriusXM. He has more than 10 years experience analyzing public policy, reporting on business and government, and researching the effects of media on public behavior. He holds a Master of Arts in media studies from George Washington University.
Rep. Paul Ryan's poverty proposal, which would in part punish impoverished Americans for not getting themselves out of poverty on a specific timeline, is based on the conservative myth pushed by right-wing media that blames poverty on individuals' "spirit" and personal life choices. Experts say poverty is the result of systemic inequality and lack of opportunity.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly misinformed her audience by claiming that that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not issued a travel ban over Ukraine, in order to bash President Obama over Israel. In fact, the FAA has banned commercial travel over Ukraine since April.