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Communications Inequality Comes Home to Roost


Policies set in motion by the GOP and its loyal FCC chief, Ajit Pai, have created a communications crisis. Here’s why, and what we can still do to stop them.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE
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Roger Ailes: The Man Who Destroyed Objectivity


Arguably the most significant political figure of his generation, Ailes transformed journalism, politics and the U.S. government.

Posted on May 24, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on May 1, 2017 ENLARGE

Former President Obama Has a New Job: Control the Official Narrative of American Exceptionalism


Barack Obama now must protect the ruling class, the empire and his role in maintaining the empire: his legacy.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE

Mighty Big Shoes









Posted on Apr 25, 2017 ENLARGE

O’Reilly for President









Posted on Apr 23, 2017 ENLARGE

O’Reilly’s Exit









Posted on Apr 21, 2017 ENLARGE

Late Night Show Hosts Bid Bill O’Reilly a Not-So-Fond Farewell (Videos)

By Natasha Hakimi

The Fox News star is officially off the airwaves, but Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and others are not, and they have a few parting words for “Papa Bear,” as Colbert likes to call O’Reilly.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Here Are Some of the Ways Bill O’Reilly Gave Us Trump and Cheapened America


O’Reilly has been ousted, but the despicable strategy of orienting Fox “news” toward the nativist far right in the United States will continue.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

Bill O’Reilly Ousted From Fox News


The television host has been hit with allegations of sexual misconduct in the past, but this time he didn’t emerge unscathed.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE

Dennis Kucinich Questions White House’s Gas-Attack Narrative (Audio and Video)

The former U.S. House member tells Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept that, militarily and politically, it makes no sense “to engage in a chemical weapons attack.”

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Dennis Kucinich: James Comey, Not Russia, Tilted the Election Toward Donald Trump


The former congressman says the FBI director (pictured) should have resigned over his disclosure about Hillary Clinton’s emails last October.

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on Apr 5, 2017 ENLARGE

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Posted on Apr 4, 2017 ENLARGE

Ted Koppel Tells Sean Hannity He’s ‘Bad for America’

The former “Nightline” journalist has a bone to pick with Hannity (pictured), and he’s not hesitant to do it on the Fox News anchor’s own show.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Russell Brand Pokes Holes in Trump and Fox News’ Anti-Immigrant Narratives (Video)

“Isn’t it so extraordinary to learn that there’s no real correlation between immigration and violent crime?” the “Trews” host says.

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Fake News and Donald Trump’s War on Truth


The Trump administration has skillfully turned the notion of fake news on its head and weaponized it against the media.

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 READ MORE

Ethics Experts: Kellyanne Conway Broke Law by Promoting Ivanka Trump Brand


After her boss slammed Nordstrom company for dropping his daughter’s fashion line, Trump’s top aide encouraged Americans to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff.”

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 READ MORE

It’s Time to Wade Into the Swamp of Right-Wing Media to Understand All the Twisted ‘Truths’


Large numbers of Americans have come to accept this propaganda as a baseline for what they call reality.

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 READ MORE

NBC Hires Megyn Kelly, Racist Attitudes and All


The right-wing TV personality might have done some battle with Donald Trump and Roger Ailes, but her views on race are thoroughly Fox News-y.

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 READ MORE

Demagogue-in-Chief


Donald Trump will use the presidency to inflate his personality cult and increase his family’s wealth. Those who do not pay homage to his megalomania, or swell the profits of his financial empire, will be viciously attacked and persecuted.

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 READ MORE

Media, Morality and the Neighbor’s Cow


The value-neutral media “ideal” has left us with a society drained of kindness and mutual responsibility. We must fight against what we’ve wrought.

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 READ MORE

Samantha Bee Asks: ‘Is It OK for the President to Lie His ... Face Off 24 Hours a Day?’ (Video)

“The jury is still out on that,” says the “Full Frontal” host.

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

How Rupert Murdoch and Fox Created the Fake News Industry


The majority of “news” items reported on Fox apparently can’t stand up to dispassionate inquiry.

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The Enablers Who Helped Donald Trump Do Incalculable Damage to America


The Republican candidate couldn’t have eroded the trust and social cohesion the nation depends on without three sets of enablers. They must be held accountable, too.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE

Final Debate Leaves Us Wanting More Options for President


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage in Las Vegas for their last showdown before Nov. 8. The overall performance will not be remembered as a shining moment in American history.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE

Wishful Thinking: The First Hundred Days After Nov. 8


If Hillary Clinton is elected president, hopefully Elizabeth Warren will challenge her in the 2020 Democratic primaries if Clinton isn’t sufficiently progressive and bold during her first term.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE

Who’s to Blame for the Rise of Donald Trump?


From the beginning, Trump’s presidential campaign platform has been based on racism, religious bigotry and other disgusting planks. Here are some turning points that led us down this path to the new American fascism.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 READ MORE

Pundits Say Donald Trump ‘Blew It’ and Hillary Clinton ‘Won’—but What Do They Know?


“The lesson of the 2016 primary,” observed The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, “was that literally nothing is a less reliable indicator of debate impact than the reactions of journalists.”

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE

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Posted on Sep 26, 2016 ENLARGE

It Makes No Sense for Colin Kaepernick to Sing Anthem That ‘Celebrates Murder of African-Americans’


The 49ers quarterback making headlines for his protest against racism and police violence is making a crucial point about the U.S.; Fox News may be on its last legs; meanwhile, the disclaimer at the end of most films claiming they’re fiction oddly enough has to do with Rasputin. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE

In Defending His Support of Trump, Sean Hannity Says He ‘Never Claimed to Be a Journalist’


Although the Republican presidential candidate continuously accuses the media of being biased, one of his top political advisers is none other than the Fox News Channel talk show host, who often uses his airtime to support Trump.

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 READ MORE

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Posted on Aug 26, 2016 ENLARGE

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Posted on Aug 21, 2016 ENLARGE

Donald Trump’s Implied Assassination Threat, Fox News and the NRA


The Republican presidential candidate is giving new meaning to “bully pulpit,” ratcheting his irrational campaign rhetoric to new and dangerous lows.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE

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Posted on Jul 25, 2016 ENLARGE

How Will Roger Ailes’ Resignation Affect Fox News?


The news organization’s founder was forced to resign as chairman Thursday after he was hit with allegations of sexual harassment. But reports of a large severance package and an advisory role in the company have led many to wonder how harsh his punishment really is.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE

Jon Stewart to Donald Trump and His Supporters in the Media: America Isn’t Yours

The former “Daily Show” host briefly took over “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Thursday to expose the hypocrisy of conservative pundits who support a presidential candidate who embodies much of what they claimed to despise about President Obama.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Comments of the Week: Reading Between the Lines


We detected a pattern in this week’s roundup of noteworthy comments on Truthdig.

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 READ MORE

The ‘Truth’ According to Donald Trump


In Trump’s world, everything’s a conspiracy and reality’s turned upside down.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE

Sanders Calls for Kentucky Vote Review, Clinton Nixes California Debate


With the Golden State’s presidential primary less than a week away, tension is ratcheting up in the Democratic campaigns.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE

Tim Canova on Bernie Sanders’ Endorsement, Challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Video)

Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, has not faced a significant challenge to her Florida congressional seat since she arrived on Capitol Hill in 2005. But Canova has already changed that.

Posted on May 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Trevor Noah: Megyn Kelly’s Interview With Donald Trump Was Really Just ‘Couples Therapy’ (Video)

“[The] interview didn’t seem to be about journalism or the Republican party or even the election,” says the befuddled “Daily Show” host.

Posted on May 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

How Donald Trump and CNN’s Jeff Zucker Made Their Business America’s Political Problem


For the most powerful members of the American media and political classes to get any closer, they’d have to sit on each others’ laps. So what does that mean for the rest of the country?

Posted on May 10, 2016 READ MORE

Larry Wilmore Holds Nothing Back in Roast of Obama, Politicians and Media

The comic showed he was willing to take on anyone, regardless of power or fame—and also regardless of audience reaction.

Posted on May 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

How Bill O’Reilly Almost Made Donald Trump Look Good (Video)

In an interview with the presidential candidate about his plans to woo black voters, Fox’s “O’Reilly Factor” host sank to new lows.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Cable News Not Covering Government Corruption Protests in Washington, D.C. (Video)

Democracy Spring is all about reforming campaign finance laws in the United States. But although the movement is gaining momentum, mainstream media coverage remains scant.

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

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