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16 Times The Media Let Trump Falsely Claim He Opposed The Iraq War From The Beginning

Media figures and outlets have repeatedly pushed the myth, or allowed Donald Trump to push the myth, that he opposed the Iraq War from the beginning. There is no evidence to support this claim and February reporting from BuzzFeed News showed Trump voiced support “for invading Iraq” in 2002 and termed it a "tremendous success" after the invasion began.

3 hours 16 min ago
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Conservative Media Advocated For Illegally Keeping Immigrant Students Out Of School, And Now It’s Actually Happening

Right-wing media figures have for years advocated in favor of denying undocumented immigrant students access to public education,and now an Associated Press investigation reports that it may be happening "in at least 35 districts in 14 states." These policies may be not only unconstitutional -- according to a Supreme Court ruling that specifically bans public school districts from denying enrollment to children based on their immigration status -- but also illegal under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

3 hours 27 min ago
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To Understand Trump’s Latino Problem, Just Look At Hispanic Media

Fusion: "The Republican Party, 162, Has Died"

Hispanic media and Latino journalists reacted to the news that Donald Trump is the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee by noting that Trump's anti-immigrant vitriol has made it extremely challenging for the businessman to get the Latino vote he needs in the general election.

May 4, 2016 1:59 PM EDT
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9/11 Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Is Chief Promoter For Roger Stone’s Pro-Trump “Stop The Steal” Rally

Donald Trump friend and ally Roger Stone is leading protests at July’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland to stop the alleged stealing of the nomination from Trump. Conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones is a scheduled rally speaker and has frequently promoted the protests, urging his followers to give the Stone rally “their time, their energy, and their money.”

May 3, 2016 9:23 AM EDT
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The New York Times' New Myth Is That Hillary Clinton Is More Hawkish Than Donald Trump

The New York Times' Mark Landler and Maureen Dowd are baselessly claiming that Hillary Clinton would be more likely to bring the nation to war if elected president than Donald Trump, in part due to Trump's claims of opposition to the Iraq War. In fact, Trump supported the Iraq War, has refused to rule out using nuclear weapons in the Middle East and Europe, has floated military engagement with Iran, and called for U.S. invasions of Libya and Syria.

May 1, 2016 4:25 PM EDT
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What To Know About The NRA And Smart Guns

On April 29, the Obama administration released a report on what federal agencies can do to further develop smart gun technology that prevents anyone other than authorized users from discharging a firearm. With the gun industry already attacking Obama’s technology push, it is important to note that while the NRA claims it doesn’t oppose the technology’s development, its media and lobbying arms routinely make false claims about its reliability and promote conspiracy theories about the federal government wanting to use the technology to spy on gun owners.

April 29, 2016 4:05 PM EDT
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Media Point To Data To Show "It's Simply Not True" That Latinos Like Trump

Media are debunking Trump’s claim that he’s “’number one with Hispanics,’” highlighting polls that show his high unfavorables among Latinos, and research that shows increasing naturalization rates among foreign-born Hispanics may be tied to Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric. As one of the most influential Hispanic journalists Jorge Ramos pointed out, Trump’s lack of support from the Latino electorate might make the candidate's path to the White House impossible.

April 27, 2016 4:16 PM EDT
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The Right-Wing Media Figures Who Did Not Like Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech At All

As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivered what was billed as a “major foreign policy speech,” conservative media personalities attacked him on Twitter, calling the speech a “sickening display of revisionism,” asking if the candidate was “medicated” while giving the address, and declaring that “this is why we’ll need a third” party candidate.

April 27, 2016 3:38 PM EDT
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Cruz Conservatives Rip Fox News’ Trump Coverage

Conservative media figures who support Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have continued to criticize Fox News’ coverage of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, claiming the network is “in the tank” and acting as a “pimp” for the Trump campaign.

April 27, 2016 2:34 PM EDT
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