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The Democratic Convention Speeches Fox Didn't Show

Fox News did not air several speeches from the 2016 Democratic National Convention that focused on gun violence, equality, immigration, national security, and reproductive rights. Here are some of the speeches they ignored.

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Fox Guest Pushes Three Women’s Health Lies In Under Three Minutes

Fox News’ Fox & Friends attempted to fact check statements made at the Democratic National Convention about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Planned Parenthood, and birth control, but instead managed to push three lies about women’s health in under three minutes.    

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Fox News Ignored First Transgender Person To Address Major Party's Convention

CNN And MSNBC Carried Sarah McBride’s Speech Live

Fox News did not air Sarah McBride’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, where she made history becoming the first openly transgender person to speak at a major party’s convention. Fox did however carry Peter Thiel’s speech to the Republican National Convention live, where he made history announcing to the Republican convention that he is gay. CNN and MSNBC aired both McBride’s and Thiel’s speeches.

July 28, 2016 7:04 PM EDT
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Here Are All The Reasons Media Think Trump Is Not Releasing His Tax Returns

After Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reiterated his plan not to release his tax returns prior to the election due to an IRS audit -- despite the IRS saying he is not precluded from doing so -- media figures questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s excuse, arguing instead that it could be due to his possible business dealings with Russia, paying little to no taxes, and not giving to charity, among other reasons.

July 28, 2016 1:45 PM EDT
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Conservative Legal Experts: Trump Is “A Menace,” A “Lunatic,” “A Fascist Thug,” A “‘Useful Idiot’ For Putin,” And A Danger To “Our National Security”

Scholars From Top Conservative And Libertarian Legal Blogs Warn Of Trump Presidency

Law professors and experts writing in two leading conservative and libertarian legal blogs are increasingly warning about the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, arguing that his foreign policy positions and statements on Russia endanger national security and that his domestic policies could make U.S. citizens the victims of fascism.

July 28, 2016 1:13 PM EDT
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Editorial Boards Condemn Trump's "Beyond Reckless" Call For Russia To Hack Clinton's Emails

Editorial boards across the nation condemned Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “frightening” and “beyond reckless” comments that he “hope[s]” Russian hackers would find Hillary Clinton’s private emails. The boards wrote that Trump’s remarks “border on treason” and “jeopardize[] national security.”

July 28, 2016 12:34 PM EDT
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WSJ Op-Ed Bizarrely Claims Lifting Wages Will Increase Teenage Crime

Repeatedly discredited anti-minimum-wage researchers took to The Wall Street Journal opinion pages to claim raising the minimum wage in Pennsylvania would lead to job losses and force teenagers to “seek income elsewhere” by taking up a life of crime. The authors failed to mention research demonstrating no relationship between raising the minimum wage and job losses, nor did they mention that teenagers make up less than 20 percent of minimum wage workers.

July 28, 2016 11:07 AM EDT
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Right-Wing Media Claim Trump Was “Joking” About Russian Espionage, But National Security Experts Aren’t Laughing

After Donald Trump encouraged Russian intelligence services or hackers “to find” and release State Department emails that could prove damaging to Hillary Clinton, right-wing media covered for Trump, suggesting that Trump’s comments were simply “tongue-in-cheek” or that he was “joking” about inciting a cyber attack by a foreign government on an American presidential candidate. National security experts condemned Trump’s comments, saying Trump has asked “an adversary of the United States [to] perform espionage on the United States,” calling it “a national security crisis.”

July 27, 2016 6:38 PM EDT
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Conservative Media Attack Clinton Child Care Plan As Wasteful Spending, Ignoring Economic Boost For Working Families

Conservative media have mischaracterized Hillary Clinton’s policy plan to expand funding and support for child care and early education programs, suggesting the presidential nominee is offering voters “goodies,” fearmongering about government overreach in preschool programs, and ignoring the economic boost that quality early learning programs can offer. Here are the facts about the short- and long-term economic benefits of supporting greater access to quality early education programs, particularly for single mothers and low-income families. 

July 27, 2016 4:31 PM EDT
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Four Times Media Highlighted The Importance Of Repealing The Hyde Amendment

The Hyde Amendment Has Long Stymied Abortion Access -- And Media Are Taking Note That It’s Time For A Change

During its national convention, the Democratic Party adopted a platform explicitly calling for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment -- a long-standing budgetary rider blocking the use of federal Medicaid funds to cover abortion care except in cases of rape or incest or to save the life of the mother. Here are four times media highlighted the importance of repealing the Hyde Amendment and removing economic barriers to abortion access.

July 27, 2016 4:09 PM EDT
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Trump Campaign Adopts Right-Wing Media’s Clinton Server Canard To Deflect From Trump’s Alleged Russian Ties

Right-wing media pushed the idea that the supposed Russian hack and release of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails also means that Russians hacked Hillary Clinton’s server and stole information. Eventually, Paul Manafort, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign chair, repeated the claim to deflect attention from Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. 

July 27, 2016 2:47 PM EDT
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Media Widely Condemn Trump's “Mindblowing” Call For The Russian Government To Cyberattack Hillary Clinton

Media figures are widely condemning Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s remarks in a July 27 press conference, in which he said he “hope[s]” that Russian hackers would “find the 30,000 emails that are missing” from Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Media immediately castigated Trump’s “mindblowing” call for the Russian government to steal his opponent's email to help his bid for president.

July 27, 2016 1:00 PM EDT
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