Eric Boehlert

Eric Boehlert is a Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America.

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Monday, February 15, 2016
As Obama Moves To Replace Scalia, The Press Enables Radical GOP Obstruction
In the wake of Antonin Scalia's sudden death , the Beltway press almost immediately began to seamlessly frame the unfolding debate about the Supreme Court Justice's replacement along the contours of Republican talking points. To do so, the press continued its habit of looking away from the GOP's...
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Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Press and Bernie Sanders
On May 26, Sen. Bernie Sanders hosted his first major campaign rally since announcing his presidential candidacy last month. Staged on the banks of Lake Champlain in his hometown of Burlington, Vermont, the Sanders rally reportedly drew more than five thousand people, making it one of the largest...
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Shutdown's Radical Birther Streak That the Press Can No Longer Ignore
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Friday, March 18, 2011
Note to NPR: Fight Back
In the wake of the James O'Keefe smear campaign against NPR, which arrived in the form of dishonestly edited undercover tapes (does O'Keefe know any other form?), public radio host Ira Glass expressed dismay that nobody was "fighting back" against the right-wing attacks. "I find it completely annoying, and I don't understand it," said Glass.
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Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Breitbart Confirms He Was Duped by O'Keefe and the ACORN Pimp Hoax
It turns out that Andrew Breitbart didn't actually know what was on the ACORN tapes when he helped launch them on his website last year, and used the videos to fuel his oddly personal crusade against the low-income advocacy organization. That's right -- Breitbart didn't know what was on the tapes. Take a few seconds to let the implications of that confession sink in, and what it means to Breitbart's already dented credibility .
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Sotomayor, Gingrich, and the Demise of Our Press Corps
Last week's press coverage of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court was gruesome in so many ways , as reporters routinely fell down and failed to reflect even the most basic tenets of journalism.
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