Media Matters for America

Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
How Conservative Media's Slut-Shaming Helped Inspire A Scientific Study
Today, Media Matters released “ How Conservative Media's Slut-Shaming Helped Inspire A Scientific Study ,” by Hannah Groch-Begley, which reveals a stigmatization of sexuality by conservative outlets.
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Monday, January 27, 2014
Media Matters on Income Inequality Coverage Ahead of State of the Union Speech
As President Obama plans his State of the Union speech to focus on income inequality in America, Media Matters for America experts will be available to discuss the conservative narrative that has tried to undermine the president’s efforts in the areas of raising the minimum wage, extending unemployment benefits, and student loan relief. They will also be able to comment on mainstream media’s scant coverage on extending unemployment benefits.
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Monday, August 29, 2011
Media Matters Statement On Cancellation Of News Corp.'s Wireless Generation Contract With New York State
Today, Media Matters for America released the following statement in response to news that News Corp.'s contract with New York state was canceled:
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Fox Must Take Action After Bolling's Overt Racism
Today, Media Matters for America released a statement in response to Fox Business host Eric Bolling saying that President Obama has a habit of hosting "hoods in the hizzy," in reference to White House visits by the president of Gabon and hip-hop artist Common. WATCH THE FULL SEGMENT HERE: http://mediamatters.org/blog/201106110002
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Media Conservatives Disregard Economic Benefits Of Immigration Reform
The right-wing media is attacking President Obama for discussing immigration reform rather than focusing on the economy, but researchers have estimated that immigration reform can add $1.5 trillion to GDP and create 900,000 jobs.
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Monday, January 10, 2011
Brock to Murdoch: Your Network Must Take a Stand
oday, in response to the tragic shooting in Arizona and the increasing focus on the tone of political discourse, Media Matters for America founder and CEO David Brock issued an open letter to News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch asking him to rein in Fox News personalities Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, both of whom frequently use violent and revolutionary rhetoric. The letter reads: Dear Mr. Murdoch,
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Monday, December 20, 2010
Brock Announces Launch of Equality Matters in Support of Gay Equality
Media Matters for America founder and CEO David Brock today announced the launch of Equality Matters, a new media and communications initiative in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. Joining Equality Matters as president is Richard Socarides. A leading gay rights advocate for over two decades, Socarides previously served as White House special assistant and principal adviser to President Bill Clinton on gay civil rights issues.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
FOXLEAKS
After releasing leaked emails last week showing Fox News' Bill Sammon directing staff not to use the phrase "public option," Media Matters for America today released yet another email from Sammon, this one questioning the "veracity of climate change data" and ordering the network's journalists to "refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out t
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Thursday, December 09, 2010
Fox Exec Directs Staff to Slant News Reporting
Today, Media Matters for America released emails, obtained from a Fox News source, showing Washington managing editor Bill Sammon directing staff not to use the phrase "public option" when discussing health care reform legislation.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Coalition: Lou Dobbs "Does Not Deserve a Platform on Any Television Network"
Wednesday, in response to Fox Business Network's announcement that it had hired former CNN host Lou Dobbs to host a show on their network, Media Matters for America , America's Voice, and LULAC released the following joint statement:
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