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Monday, den 11. March 2013

Broadcast and cable news networks have largely ignored a new report which concluded that the United States’ rebuilding efforts in Iraq squandered billions of dollars due to widespread fraud, abuse, and waste. Last week, Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, released a report  concluding  that of the $60 billion the U.S

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Saturday, den 23. February 2013

Perpetually fuming about President Obama, Sean Hannity widened his rant Wednesday night on Fox News and condemned the “lapdog, kiss ass media” that allegedly lets Obama have his way. Echoing the same attack, Karl Rove  wrote  in the Wall Street Journal this week that  ” Mr

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Friday, den 15. February 2013

As Republicans made history yesterday by filibustering a secretary of defense nominee for the first time in U.S. history, Fox News contributor Scott Brown expressed support for the Republican’s obstructionist strategy of denying Chuck Hagel’s confirmation vote. Insisting there was no reason to “ram” Hagel’s nomination through, and claiming Republicans were acting “thoroughly” and “thoughtfully,” the former Republican senator told Neil Cavuto’s viewers GOP senators leading the filibuster effort “have some very real concerns” and were acting appropriately in blocking a vote.

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Friday, den 8. February 2013

Karl Rove has recently used his various media platforms to sing the praises of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and tout his role in the brewing debate over immigration reform.

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Friday, den 8. February 2013

Following in the footsteps of others in the right-wing media, Fox News host Sean Hannity selectively edited a video of outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to portray President Obama as “virtually absent” during the September 2012 attack on a diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya.

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Friday, den 8. February 2013

Rush Limbaugh promoted the accusation that Democrats were using The New York Times to pressure the Supreme Court into rejecting the current constitutional challenge to the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder , which he claimed would fuel Democratic voter fraud. But Limbaugh ignored the fact that support for the Voting Rights Act has historically been, and currently is, bipartisan and the odds of in-person voter fraud are rarer than getting ” struck by lightning .” During the February 5 edition of his show, Limbaugh aired a segment titled, “Democrats Move to Make Voter Fraud Easier,” in which he declined to get into the “specifics” of the actual case, instead alleging a partisan conspiracy was underway to “facilitate Democrats winning elections” through “fraud.” Among other inaccuracies, Limbaugh apparently was unaware of the accounts of voters unable to exercise the franchise, the eleven states that already permit election day voter registration, the ” correlation-causation ” fallacy of assuming greater turnout means voter suppression does not exist, and the fact that in-person voter fraud – the rationale behind requiring unnecessary and redundant  photo ID – is a myth .

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Friday, den 8. February 2013

Conservative media are pushing selectively cropped footage of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey as evidence that President Obama was “AWOL” the night of the Benghazi attack.

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Friday, den 8. February 2013

In light of reports that right-wing Media Research Center president Brent Bozell was called a “hater” for his criticism of Republican leaders, Media Matters for America recalls 10 of the worst examples of Bozell’s hateful rhetoric. American Crossroads Spokesman Called Bozell A “Hater” For Criticizing GOP Leaders   WSJ : American Crossroads Spokesman Called Bozell A “Hater” For His Frequent Criticism Of Republican Leaders

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Thursday, den 7. February 2013

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Thursday, den 7. February 2013

From Progressive News Source- http://feeds.mediamatters.org/~r/MediaMattersForAmerica-CountyFair/~3/jNf2Kqkn_cw/192570 Progressive News Post- Alexander Zaitchik: The Wash. Post ‘s Jennifer Rubin Divide And The Iraq War

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Tuesday, den 5. February 2013

A Justice Department memo obtained by NBC News says that it would be lawful for the U.S. to kill an American citizen if “an informed, high-level official” of the government decided that the target was a top figure in Al Qaeda “or affiliated force” that posed “an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States” and if his capture was not feasible.

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Monday, den 4. February 2013

It shouldn’t have been this way.

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Sunday, den 3. February 2013

Your online habits may be less dangerous than you think if they involve the less savory aspects of the web: According to Cisco’s annual 2013 Security Report internet users are 182 times more likely to get malware from clicking on online ads than visiting a porn site . It turns out, the site on the gray or black market edges of the web most of us traditionally think of as dangerous aren’t the biggest threats to your online security, instead : “The dangers […] are often hidden in plain sight through exploit-laden online ads that are distributed to legitimate websites, or hackers targeting the user community on the common sites they use most.” Those common sites include online shopping and search engines, which were 21 and 27 times more likely respectively to deliver malicious content than counterfeit software sites according to Cisco. Unsurprisingly, the Pew Internet & American Life Project reports of the 81% of American adults who use the internet some 91 percent report using search engines to find information and 71 percent buy products online .

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Friday, den 1. February 2013

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) A Republican senator who serves on the Armed Services Committee said on Friday he does not believe Chuck Hagel should need 60 votes to be confirmed as the next Secretary of Defense.

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Friday, den 1. February 2013

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Friday, den 1. February 2013

One of the main themes senators on the Senate Armed Services Committee committed themselves to today during Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of Defense was — not wondering whether Hagel fully supports a diplomatic approach to Iran’s nuclear program, as most Americans do — but rather, whether the former Republican senator is willing to take this nation into another war in the Middle East if necessary. Senator after senator, both Republican and Democrat, repeatedly sought Hagel’s reassurance that he is committed to starting a war with Iran — as if the last 10 years of a disastrous war in Iraq had never happened. Sen

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Friday, den 1. February 2013

Following news that the economy had contracted slightly at the end of 2012, Fox News figures claimed both that government spending had not decreased, and that it had decreased because of President Obama’s desire to cut military spending. Both are false — the contraction in GDP came from a dramatic decrease in government spending, largely due to normal cycles in defense spending and the end of two wars.  Fox’s The Five covered a report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis which found that the economy contracted by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012

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Tuesday, den 22. January 2013

Andrew McCarthy A Fox News contributor drew a direct comparison between Iraq in 2004 to current day Mali, claiming President Obama’s actions in Libya were on the same scale in destabilizing the world.

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Saturday, den 12. January 2013

Fox News is emphasizing the decline in violent crime and murder rates since the 1990s to oppose calls for laws to prevent gun violence. But recent reporting indicates that the number of gunshot wounds has actually increased in recent years and that the lower homicide rate is partly due to improved care for gunshot victims.

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Thursday, den 10. January 2013

A Wall Street Journal editorial scolds communities of color for protesting New York City police “stop-and-frisk” tactics, failing to mention that the police are changing this policy in response to successful challenges to its constitutionality. The WSJ also incorrectly claimed these warrantless street detentions have “a track record of saving lives and making ghettos safer” and falsely equated constitutional gun violence prevention strategies with unconstitutional search and seizure violations. In the past decade , despite evidence of its inefficacy, the NYPD has dramatically increased stop-and-frisk , which overwhelmingly targets  young men of color.

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Thursday, den 10. January 2013

Fox News’ Bob Beckel was shouted down by his Five co-host Greg Gutfeld for attempting to report that 2012 was the hottest year on record in the contiguous United States. This was the network’s first mention of the record heat, which has been covered by every major news outlet except for Fox .

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Wednesday, den 9. January 2013

In a first, a U.S. defense contractor has agreed to pay out a settlement of $5.28 million to 71 former inmates of the Abu Gharib prison.

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Wednesday, den 9. January 2013

Women are physically unfit to serve in combat, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) claimed during a Tuesday appearance on the Laura Ingraham radio show

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Wednesday, den 9. January 2013

Fox News contributor Bill Kristol has recently headed a relentless attack campaign against former Sen. Chuck Hagel after President Obama nominated Hagel to be the next defense secretary. However, Kristol used to speak favorably towards Hagel, only changing his opinion when Hagel voted in favor of a withdrawal timeline for the Iraq War in 2007

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Wednesday, den 9. January 2013

Media figures have smeared President Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense, former Sen.

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Tuesday, den 8. January 2013

Republicans are still protesting President Obama’s nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to the position of Secretary of Defense, despite the failure of a weeks-long campaign to discredit Hagel’s record. On Monday, Iraq veteran and freshman Rep.

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Sunday, den 6. January 2013

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Sen

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Wednesday, den 2. January 2013

Fox News military analyst Jack Keane falsely claimed that President Obama’s withdrawal timeline from Afghanistan was based on politics instead of reacting to the state of the conflict.

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Sunday, den 23. December 2012

Another unfolding American gun massacre has produced an  avalanche news coverage, but it’s coverage that continues to omit crucial context about gun violence and the rash of often public shooting sprees that plague the country. It’s a troubling journalism trend, and one that seems to be getting worse

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Wednesday, den 19. December 2012

For the second straight year, The O’Reilly Factor has devoted more than three times as much airtime to the manufactured “War on Christmas”  than to actual military conflicts. O’Reilly Factor Spent Much More Time On The Phony “War On Christmas” Than Actual Wars O’Reilly Again Covered The “War On Christmas” More Than Three Times As Much As Actual Conflicts In Iraq, Afghanistan , Syria, Libya, And Gaza.  From December 1 through 18,  The O’Reilly Factor  spent more than 55 minutes on the “War on Christmas” but only about 17 minutes covering military conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and Gaza.

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Thursday, den 6. December 2012

The December 5 edition of conservative pundit Laura Ingraham’s newsletter attacked President Obama for  recently meeting  with MSNBC personalities, claiming that “if Fox News hosts and conservative personalities had stopped by the Bush White House to discuss policy” the press “would have been rightly outraged.” But President Bush did meet with a group of Fox News and conservative personalities at the White House – including Laura Ingraham.   From LauraIngraham.com’s December 5 newsletter: “Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Ed Schultz all stopped by the White House to discuss the President’s fiscal cliff proposal. Can anyone even imagine how the press would have reacted if Fox News hosts and conservative personalities had stopped by the Bush White House to discuss policy

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Friday, den 30. November 2012

With the Republican witch hunt against Ambassador Susan Rice showing no signs of abating as they try to derail her possible nomination as Secretary of State, let’s consider some additional context surrounding the attacks and examine how Charles Krauthammer has altered his view on the central issue. This is from a Washington Post column he wrote in January 2005, expressing dismay that Democrats were raising doubts about Condoleezza Rice’s qualifications to be Secretary of State, in the wake of her role in marketing the Iraq War [emphasis added]:   Mark Dayton of Minnesota accused her of lying in order to persuade the American people to go to war — a charge that is not just false but that most Americans don’t believe. Rice was not a generator of intelligence.

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Friday, den 30. November 2012

Taking National Rifle Association conspiracy theories to the next level, WorldNetDaily founder Joseph Farah is  suggesting  that President Obama might be spurring gun sales so that he can later confiscate those weapons after the occurrence of “civil strife” or “armed rebellion.” According to Farah, Obama will do this because his “real goal — the objective he has in common with all true leftists and socialists — is to create chaos.” I have always believed Obama’s real goal – the objective he has in common with all true leftists and socialists – is to create chaos.

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Friday, den 30. November 2012

In an attempt to discredit higher taxes on the wealthy, Fox’s Stuart Varney claimed that high taxes lead to out-migration of residents.

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Friday, den 30. November 2012

A new study showing that polar ice is melting faster than before has convinced even Fox’s Stuart Varney, who previously said climate change was a “scientific conspiracy.” The Fox Business host acknowledged that the study, which adds to the extensive body of science showing the threat of

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Friday, den 30. November 2012

In a recent column , Wall Street Journal editorial board member James Taranto seized on a  tribute  to lifelong civil rights activist Lawrence Guyot written by the progressive Constitutional Accountability Center as an opportunity to attack the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But Taranto’s criticism of the most effective anti-discrimination law in history ignores ample relevant history and case law

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Friday, den 30. November 2012

Rush Limbaugh challenged his audience to provide him with evidence that President Obama has formulated policy that would lead to economic growth or debt reduction. In fact, Obama has laid out several policies that would create economic growth and reduce the federal deficit

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Friday, den 30. November 2012

Conservative media have been facilitating a witch hunt against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, claiming that her public statements regarding the attack on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, were untruthful and misleading. In fact, Rice was using talking points that had been approved by the CIA, and she repeatedly emphasized that the information was preliminary.

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Friday, den 30. November 2012

Major papers, including The New York Times , The Washington Post , and The Wall Street Journal , are hiding compromises in a White House proposal on federal spending and budgets, claiming that the proposal was “loaded with Democratic priorities” and lacking in cuts. In fact the White House plan made many compromises, such as $400 billion in savings to entitlement programs that many progressives have opposed

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Friday, den 30. November 2012

Once again , the press is turning a blind eye to the unprecedented obstructionism coming from the Republican Party.

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