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.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
New Report from Media Matters: Fox News Largely Ignored National Death Toll, One They Helped Create With Misinformation and Lies
Today, as the United States crossed over 200,000 coronavirus deaths in just over six months, Fox News continues to actively spread misinformation and lies about the virus itself and the recommended guidelines to fight it from public health experts and scientists, while ignoring and downplaying the...
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Media Watchdog Says Advertisers, Cable Companies are Complicit as Fox News Advocates Vigilante Murders of Political Opponents
Media Matters for America, a nonprofit media watchdog, is warning that Fox News’ advertisers and the cable companies that continue to carry it are complicit in support of the network’s justification of murders of protesters. The demand comes after Fox News host and white nationalist Tucker Carlson...
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Newswire article
Thursday, July 16, 2020
New Report: Fox News Pushed Coronavirus Misinformation 253x Between July 6-10
According to a new report from Media Matters for America, a nonprofit media watchdog, Fox News repeated coronavirus misinformation 253 times in its weekday coverage from July 6 through 10, including claims that undermined scientific research about the pandemic, eroded trust in public health experts...
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Newswire article
Thursday, November 08, 2018
333,000+ to the WHCA: Stand in Solidarity Against Trump’s Blacklist of CNN’s Jim Acosta
More than 333,000 people have signed onto a petition from Media Matters for America, a nonprofit media watchdog organization, urging the White House Correspondents’ Association to stand in solidarity against President Trump’s blacklist of CNN’s Jim Acosta and refuse to participate in White House...
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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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