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Thursday, den 18. April 2013

A Media Matters analysis of news coverage of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline since the 2012 election shows that the media continue to largely ignore the risk of an oil spill, while promoting the economic benefits of the project. Meanwhile, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal have dismissed Keystone XL’s climate impacts, instead serving as a platform for the pipeline’s champions. TV Media Hyped Economic Benefits, Ignored Spill Risks TV Outlets Mentioned Jobs Benefits Twice As Often As Spill Risks.

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Friday, den 1. February 2013

Fox News host Sean Hannity applauded Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his attack on Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel, claiming that Cruz’ questioning during the Hagel’s hearing demonstrated that he had made anti-American and anti-Semitic comments. But Cruz’ claim that Hagel had accused Israel of a “sickening slaughter” was based on distorted quotes from heavily cropped sound clips.

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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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Saturday, den 27. October 2012

Washington Post colu mnist Charles Krauthammer defended two of Mitt Romney’s attacks against Obama from the third presidential debate, even though the claims have repeatedly been debunked by the Post’s own fact-checker.

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Sunday, den 21. October 2012

Fox News today promoted a campaign ad from pro-Republican super PAC American Crossroads that deceptively edited footage from Obama administration officials to claim that they have purposely misled the public about the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. The ad opens with the recent presidential debate exchange on Libya between President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, in which Romney falsely claimed that Obama waited 14 days before labeling the attack on the U.S

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Tuesday, den 9. October 2012

Conservative media today lauded Mitt Romney for a speech on foreign policy that has been widely panned by experts as big on ideology but short on specifics. In one critique, Council on Foreign Relations senior vice president James Lindsay stated that the speech offered “absolutely nothing,” adding that if “Romney has a foreign policy strategy, he still has not told us what it is.” Lindsay added: “The governor is very fond of saying hope is not a strategy, but that cuts both ways.

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Wednesday, den 3. October 2012

A hearing on Thursday will decide whether a set of controversial advertisements that refer to Muslims as “savages” will be posted in Washington, D.C.’s subway system.

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Tuesday, den 2. October 2012

Since the most recent outbreak of violence in the Middle East began, Fox News has turned to “strategic analyst” Ralph Peters, who has used those appearances to add to his history of making inflammatory anti-Muslim and anti-Obama claims. Peters has appeared on Fox News at least nine times since September 11, when U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the current outbreak of violence.

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Friday, den 28. September 2012

This morning, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer pushed the myth that “Obama’s entire Middle East policy” consists of “apology and accommodation.” This claim, however, has been repeatedly debunked by Washington Post own fact-checker, Glenn Kessler.   Kessler has noted that the speeches conservatives cite to push the myth that Obama regularly apologizes for the United States do not contain apologies and have often been “selectively trimmed for political purposes”: The claim that Obama repeatedly has apologized for the United States is not borne out by the facts, especially if his full quotes are viewed in context. Obama often was trying to draw a rhetorical distinction between his policies and that of President Bush, a common practice when the presidency changes parties

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Friday, den 28. September 2012

Welcome to the age of post-truth journalism. Glenn Kessler, the resident fact checker at The Washington Post, took Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney to task last month for continuing to accuse President Obama of going on an “apology tour,” writing with clear exasperation : “Despite earning Four Pinocchios for months, Romney keeps saying this.”  Kessler’s lament neatly sums up the problem of post-truth politics, a problem that has plagued the political press throughout the campaign, as pants-on-fire falsehoods accusing Obama of ending welfare work requirements, and four Pinnochio fabrications about Medicare funding were repeated on a loop en route to a Republican National convention built on the “you didn’t build that” lie and focusing on Paul Ryan’s fact-free convention speech. Put simply by Boston Phoenix political journalist David Bernstein: More important for media professionals: What do you do when people employed by your own media outlet practice post-truth journalism

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