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  • Conservative Media Are Making Violent Anti-Trump Protests Clinton’s Responsibility

    Clinton Campaign Has Denounced Anti-Trump Violence, While Trump Himself Has Regularly Instigated Violence

    ››› ››› TYLER CHERRY

    Right-wing media figures are calling on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to condemn violence that broke out at presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign rally, ignoring that her campaign denounced the violence the night of the protests. Conservative media figures previously defended Trump when violent protests broke out at his rallies, despite many major media outlets noting that Trump’s rhetoric has incited and encouraged the violence.

  • Right-Wing Media Smear Sanders With "Historically Inaccurate And Ridiculous" Comparison To Nazi Ideology

    ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

    Right-wing media have been smearing Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who identifies himself as a democratic socialist, by comparing his ideology to that of Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers' (Nazi) Party. Experts have called the comparison "inaccurate," "outrageous," and "a trivialization of history."

  • Conservative Media Claim Withheld Clinton Emails Contain Non-Existent Benghazi "Stand Down Order"

    ››› ››› MATT GERTZ

    Right-wing media are seizing on news that the State Department will not release some of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails after the Intelligence Community said they contained Top Secret information to baselessly claim that the emails in question include a non-existent "stand down order" issued by Clinton during the 2012 attacks on diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

  • GOP Civil War: Conservatives Turn On National Review Over Anti-Trump Issue

    ››› ››› ALEX KAPLAN

    Right-wing media figures are criticizing the conservative magazine National Review after it released a comprehensive feature of conservatives blasting current GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. The critics are claiming the magazine's criticism is "intellectual snobbery," that the magazine is "irrelevant," that it has "lost touch with the electorate," and that it is committing "suicide."

  • "Hollywood Asshole": The Celebrities Conservative Media Went After In 2015

    ››› ››› NICK FERNANDEZ & CYDNEY HARGIS

    Right-wing media spent much of 2015 lashing out at celebrities. From seething over celebrities who spoke out against sexism and pay inequality in Hollywood and supported the Black Lives Matter movement, to objectifying female bodies, bashing the Pope, and telling an actress to "deport herself," Media Matters looks back at some of conservative media's most outrageous temper tantrums of 2015:

  • Media Condemn Donald Trump's "Dangerous," "Fascistic" Ban On Muslims Entering The US

    ››› ››› ALEX KAPLAN & BRENDAN KARET

    Media figures across the ideological spectrum are condemning Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, calling it "dangerous," a violation of the First Amendment, and "fascistic." Trump's proposal builds on previous calls from Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush to exclude Muslim Syrian refugees from entering the United States.

  • As Donald Trump Calls To Ban Muslim Entry To US, Right-Wing Media Pretend Anti-Muslim Backlash Doesn't Exist

    ››› ››› TYLER CHERRY

    Right-wing media criticized President Obama for condemning Islamophobia and roundly denied the existence of anti-Muslim discrimination in the United States as "pure myth" and "something that doesn't really exist." These claims gained traction just as GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump released a proposal to ban Muslim entry into the United States.

  • Trump Says A Misleading Breitbart News Article Vindicates His Claim That Thousands Of Muslim Americans Celebrated After 9/11

    Report Shows Only Eight Men Were Found Celebrating, Not Thousands

    Blog ››› ››› KATE SARNA

     

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cited a Breitbart News article which stated that a WCBS-TV report from 2001, "100% Vindicated" his claim that thousands of American Muslims celebrated after 9/11. But the WCBS-TV report only references eight men detained after beeing seen cheering on a roof in Jersey City.

    Breitbart's John Nolte wrote an article on December 2, arguing that a WCBS-TV report from 2001 completely vindicates Trump's claim that he saw thousands of Muslims in America celebrating the 9/11 attacks.

    Not only have eyewitnesses and contemporaneous reports proven Donald Trump 100% correct about Muslims celebrating 9/11, a just-uncovered  local CBS News (WCBS-TV in New York) report completely vindicates Trump's claim of "thousands and thousands" of Muslims celebrating the fall of the World Trade Center.

    On the December 3 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly challenged Trump's claim explaining that there were a few reports of celebrations in New York and New Jersey, but "you were wrong by saying thousands, but it did happen." Trump responded by claiming Nolte's article vindicated him and holding up a printout of the Breitbart News article:  

    But the WCBS-TV report referenced in Breitbart News' article only reported that "police were called to the building by other neighbors and found eight men celebrating."

    There's another apartment building, one that an investigator told me that was swarming with suspects, suspects who I am told were cheering on the roof when they saw the planes slam into the [World] Trade Center. Police were called to the building by other neighbors and found eight men celebrating - six of them tenants in the building.

    This type of hyperbole is common in right-wing media. On December 1, MSNBC political correspondent Steve Kornacki debunked a claim made by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who claimed he remembered a report of a Muslim candy store owner in New York City celebrating the 9/11 attacks. Kornakci investigated the claim finding no reports of a Muslim candy store owner arrested for celebrating the attacks, he did however find a report that showed a Muslim candy store owner was assaulted  by men after being asked his religion, concluding the that the incident seemed more like a hate crime than a celebration.

  • Breitbart News Slammed For Race-Baiting Article On Shooting Of Two VA Journalists

    Blog ››› ››› TIMOTHY JOHNSON

    Breitbart News reacted to reports that two Virginia journalists were shot to death on-air by a disgruntled former co-worker by publishing an article with the headline, "RACE MURDER IN VIRGINIA: BLACK REPORTER SUSPECTED OF EXECUTING WHITE COLLEAGUES - ON LIVE TELEVISION!"

    On August 26, two employees of Roanoke, Virginia CBS affiliate WDBJ were shot to death while reporting from Smith Mountain Lake, a public recreation area popular for boating and fishing. The gunman, who later shot himself but apparently survived, is reportedly a former employee of the affiliate.

    Breitbart News reacted to the shooting with a race-baiting article authored by editor-at-large John Nolte. The piece was widely condemned by other members of the media, many of whom pointed out Breitbart News' lengthy history of racially charged reporting and commentary. The headline has since been changed.