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CPAC canceled a speaker who was found sharing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, after declaring this year's theme is 'America Uncanceled'

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images CPAC announced Monday it was canceling scheduled speaker Young Pharoah.  A report found that the rapper and activist had spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories online. Critics of the move pointed out that this year's CPAC theme is opposing "cancel culture." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Conservative Political Action Committee announced Monday that it was canceling a scheduled speaker after it em...
Tags: Politics, America, Trends, Judaism, News UK, Anti-semitism, Donald Trump, Trump, Media Matters, Orlando Florida, Pharoah, Ben Jacobs, Matt Schlapp, Eric Hananoki, Conservative Political Action Committee, CPAC


How Fox News hosts started attacking COVID-19 vaccines after Biden took over the rollout from Trump

Fox News host Tucker Carlson stirs doubts about COVID-19 vaccines in a December 2020 edition of his show Fox News Fox News hosts are like Tucker Carlson have spread doubt in COVID-19 vaccines. The hosts may see it it as a way of undermining the Biden administration and boosting ratings.  Studies have shown that COVID-19 misinformation spread on the network is acted on by viewers.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In December last year, an 89-year-old man in Oxfordshi...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, UK, Hollywood, Australia, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Chicago, Fox, Britain, Gop, Bill Gates, Oxford


Marjorie Taylor Greene faces a new wave of condemnation for repeatedly spreading conspiracy theories about mass shootings

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, holds up a "Stop the Steal" mask while speaking with fellow first-term Republican members of Congress on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 4, 2021. SAUL LOEB/Getty Images GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is under renewed scrutiny for spreading a host of conspiracy theories. Greene has spread multiple baseless theories about mass shootings, prompting backlash from victims.  CNN reported this week that the freshman congresswo...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, House, Capitol Hill, Las Vegas


Tucker Carlson defended QAnon, and said that attacks on it are part of a government plot to control people's minds

Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended the QAnon conspiracy theory on his show on January 25, 2021. Fox News Fox News' Tucker Carlson defended QAnon on his widely-viewed show.  He mocked those who say the movement is a threat, and said attacks have an ulterior motive. The GOP is increasingly split between those who indulge conspiracy theories and those who don't. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday defended the QAnon conspiracy theory m...
Tags: Politics, Russia, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, News UK, Rand Paul, Fox News, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Media Matters


Tucker Carlson defended QAnon and said attacks on it were part of a government plot to control people's minds

The Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended the QAnon conspiracy theory on his show on Monday night. Fox News Fox News' Tucker Carlson defended QAnon on his widely viewed show. He mocked those who consider the movement a threat, saying such criticism had an ulterior motive. The GOP is increasingly split between those who indulge conspiracy theories and those who don't. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday defended the QAnon conspiracy...
Tags: Politics, Russia, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, News UK, Fox News, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Media Matters, Fox News Fox News


Off The Deep End: Oathkeepers Honcho Warns Of ‘Benghazi-Style’ Communist Attack On WH

The leader of an armed group that advertises thousands of ex-cops and veterans as members jumped the shark on Tuesday, imagining a civil war over the 2020 election results and playing out how an army of fringe gun enthusiasts would respond. Stewart Rhodes, founder of the armed right-wing group Oathkeepers, also said during an appearance on Alex Jones’ Infowars show Tuesday that the left was seeking to steal the election through violence against Trump supporters. He and Jones theorized that a ...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, White House, America, Joe Biden, Secret Service, Pentagon, Benghazi, Jones, Louisville, Rhodes, Trump, Alex Jones, Media Matters, Norm Eisen


Facebook will label hateful content by politicians; MediaNama’s take

Facebook will finally start labelling content from politicians that, despite being newsworthy, violates it content policies, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday in a Facebook Live session. Content that may lead to violence or suppresses voting, even it is by politicians, will be removed by Facebook. This announcement came almost a month after Twitter and Facebook chalked out drastically different policies on how to deal with hate speech by politicians, including US President Donald Trump. On...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nazis, India, Advertising, BJP, US, Unilever, Hate Speech, Delhi, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg


A Bill Gates conspiracy theory trended on Twitter, as the billionaire continues to be at the center of false coronavirus claims (TWTR)

Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has pledged a quarter billion dollars to combating the coronavirus pandemic through his foundation. Gates has also been the focus of false conspiracies that have claimed he knew about the pandemic beforehand or was even responsible for it. "#ExposeBillGates" was trending on Twitter over the weekend as the result of coordinated efforts by conspiracy theorists. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill Gates remains a ...
Tags: Europe, Microsoft, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Reddit, World Health Organization, Fox News, Las Vegas, Bill, North America, Mark Scott, Gates, Trump, Alex Jones, Media Matters


Conservative Watchdog Claims Anti-Trump Group Violated Tax Laws

(Bloomberg) -- A high-profile progressive organization, known for its fiery ads against President Donald Trump, may have violated its tax-exempt status by blurring the line between nonprofit and political activities, according to a complaint filed Thursday with the Internal Revenue Service by a conservative watchdog group.The Patriots Foundation, a Republican-leaning ethics organization based in Iowa, says American Bridge 21st Century Foundation, a nonprofit, is primarily a political organizatio...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, China, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Gop, Citizens United, Iowa, PAC, Republican, Donald Trump, American Bridge, Clinton, Trump, Democratic, Brock


TikTok struggled to remove a deceptively edited clip of Joe Biden, revealing the uphill battle the platform has with content moderation

A viral clip of Joe Biden edited down to him saying "We can only re-elect Donald Trump" has been deemed manipulated, misleading, and partly false, by Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook, respectively. On TikTok, the watchdog organization Media Matters pointed out that, while the clip breaks the platform's community guidelines, it remained up across multiple accounts, including "@therepublicanhypehouse." After Business Insider reached out to TikTok about why the clip was still live on the platform, t...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Biden, Donald Trump, Media Matters, Brien, Kaplan, Turning Point USA, Alex Kaplan, Charlie Kirk, Tiktok, Malachi O Brien


Meet the man who tracks the Fox News-Trump feedback loop

Matt Gertz, senior fellow at the progressive advocacy group Media Matters, has found hundreds of examples of Trump tweeting in direct response to something Trump saw on Fox News. Gertz says he wants to show how much Fox is "impacting the President of the United States and, through him, our daily lives."
Tags: News, Fox, United States, Stories, Trump, Media Matters, Matt Gertz, Fox News Trump, Fox News Gertz


Lying Anti-Trump Ad No Surprise When You See Who’s Behind It

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)-“An Erie County man who describes regret over voting for President Donald Trump in 2016 didn’t vote for him, according to news organizations that checked his voting record,” Penn Live reported Friday. “Mark Graham is featured in videos created by America Bridge, a Democrat-supporting political action committee, or PAC.” Shame on Graham. The story indicates that despite protests and demands for an apology by Pennsylvania Republicans, the video has not been taken down f...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Eric Holder, Washington, David, Pennsylvania, Graham, Department Of Justice, Resistance, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Brock, Media Matters, David Brock


YouTube banned a former White House advisor after he refused to stop playing an Imagine Dragons song in his videos (GOOG, GOOGL)

YouTube terminated former White House advisor Sebastian Gorka's account earlier this week after multiple claims of copyright infringement. According to the Daily Beast, Gorka repeatedly used the Imagine Dragons song "Radioactive" to introduce his radio show "America First," which was streamed on YouTube. Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds and Universal Media Group repeatedly requested that Gorka stop using the song, but Gorka continued to use the track for more than two months before his YouT...
Tags: Google, Youtube, White House, America, Trends, Nasa, Donald Trump, Trump, Media Matters, Reynolds, Sebastian Gorka, Gorka, Dan Reynolds, America First, Will Sommer, YouTube Imagine Dragons


Media Matters Gins up Phony Outrage over Radio Host Carrying Gun at Walmart

David Codrea and Mark Walters on the set of American Trigger Sports Network. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Prominent pro-gun radio host promotes the dangerous practice of openly carrying firearms where they are explicitly not allowed,” Media Matters practically gasps in a Friday hit piece designed to stir up those who find some kind of weird relevance in acting like they’re indignant. “Mark Walters: ‘I walked out of there … laughing, because I’m carrying a gun in violation of their policy.’” The...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Eric Holder, Washington, Walmart, David, Department Of Justice, Resistance, Costco, Dick, Mark, Brock, Media Matters, David Brock, ATF, Walters


Media Matters Gins up Phony Outrage over Radio Host Carrying Gun at Costco

David Codrea and Mark Walters on the set of American Trigger Sports Network. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Prominent pro-gun radio host promotes the dangerous practice of openly carrying firearms where they are explicitly not allowed,” Media Matters practically gasps in a Friday hit piece designed to stir up those who find some kind of weird relevance in acting like they’re indignant. “Mark Walters: ‘I walked out of there … laughing, because I’m carrying a gun in violation of their policy.’” The...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Eric Holder, Washington, US, David, Department Of Justice, Resistance, Costco, Dick, Mark, Brock, Media Matters, David Brock, ATF, Walters


Ingraham Calls Media Matters Researchers ‘Journo-Terrorists’

Fox News host Laura Ingraham called Media Matters researchers “journo-terrorists” Thursday night, saying that they are out to “intimidate conservatives” and “keep them from ever entering the public sphere.” Ingraham calls Media Matters researchers “journo-terrorists” pic.twitter.com/AX4nVBDeHT — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) March 22, 2019 Media Matters is a progressive nonprofit group that specializes in finding and circulating damaging video and audio of right-wing figures. This particular...
Tags: News, Fox News, New York University, Media Matters, Levin, Lavin, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham, Talia Lavin, Kate Riga, Ingraham Calls Media Matters Researchers ` Journo


LEAKED: Media Matters’ Secret Plan to Destroy Conservatives

Quote: Now we know: Earlier this year, the left-wing activist group Media Matters began an all-out effort to destroy conservatives. The founder laid out the details in the 49-page “Democracy Matters: Plan for Strategic Action.” He didn’t expect it to be leaked to the public. In a document labeled “Private & Confidential,” Media Matters founder David Brock explains how the group intends to take down some of the most well-known leaders on the right and squelch conserv...
Tags: Washington, Weapon, Political News and Discussion, Media Matters, David Brock, George Soros, American Bridge 21st Century, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, Shareblue, Judicial Watch Shareblue


The Culture of Fake Outrage Comes for Tucker Carlson

Media Matters is at it again. Its diligent efforts to find bad things said by conservatives has paid off. It found years-old recordings of Tucker Carlson saying terrible things to radio shock-jock Bubba the Love Sponge. Twitter, of course, lit up. And yes, the hashtags BoycottTuckerCarlson and FireTuckerCarlson are -- at the moment I write this piece -- trending items one and two on my Twitter feed.I don’t like what Tucker said, but here’s what is far, far worse for our nation and our culture th...
Tags: News, Colin Kaepernick, Atlantic, New York Times, Msnbc, Tucker Carlson, Media Matters, Tucker, Sarah Jeong, Ben Shapiro, Kevin Williamson, Joy Reid, Trumpist, Bari Weiss, BoycottTuckerCarlson, Nike Ta Nehisi Coates


Media Matters: More Carlson Tapes Coming, Centered On ‘Race And Ethnicity’

Media Matters chief Angelo Carusone said Monday that his company plans to release more tapes from Fox News host Tucker Carlson, this time to give insight into his “worldview vis-a-vis race and ethnicity.” “The other material is similarly vile,” Carusone told TheWrap, referring to an amalgamation released Sunday of Carlson’s call-ins to the “Bubba the Love Sponge Show,” during which he appeared to defend statutory rape, made a lewd comment about underage girls, called women “primitive” and lab...
Tags: News, America, Fox News, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Tucker Carlson, Media Matters, Carlson, Angelo Carusone, Tapes, CARUSONE, Kate Riga


I'm reading "Tucker Carlson unapologetic over ‘misogynistic’ comments on statutory rape, insults against women."

In WaPo.Carlson was widely criticized on Sunday following a report from the nonprofit Media Matters for America that compiled and transcribed more than a dozen instances of the host appearing on the “Bubba the Love Sponge Show,” a popular radio program broadcast from Tampa [recorded between 2006 and 2011]...On at least two separate occasions, Carlson voiced opinions on underage marriage and Warren Jeffs, the former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who is c...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, Journalism, Howard Stern, Vox, Tampa, Apologies, Tucker Carlson, Media Matters, SJW, Carlson, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Warren Jeffs, Jeffs


Romney: ‘Religious Bigot’ Should Not Give Opening Prayer At Embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate candidate Mitt Romney of Utah says a prominent Baptist minister shouldn’t be giving the prayer that opens the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem because he’s a “religious bigot.” In a tweet Sunday night, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee criticized Dallas minister Robert Jeffress for his remarks about Jews, Mormons and Islam. Romney said, “Robert Jeffress says ‘you can’t be saved by being a Jew,’ and ‘Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of ...
Tags: Utah, News, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, Jerusalem, Ap, Mitt Romney, Dallas, Donald Trump, Christ, Embassy, Media Matters, Robert Jeffress, First Baptist Church, Jeffress


Controversial EPA chief Scott Pruitt part of long-running Orange County contamination dispute

A long-contaminated Orange County site is getting increased federal attention after the court-ordered release of emails showing that conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt set up a meeting between controversial EPA chief Scott Pruitt and attorneys for the Orange County Water District, which is seeking federal oversight of the cleanup process. The 5-square-mile site is the source of a 15-year dispute between the business community, which says it is steadily progressing with cleanup under state super...
Tags: News, California, Politico, Environment, Water, Sport, Soccer, Epa, Orange County, Environmental Protection Agency, The Washington Post, Scott Pruitt, Sierra Club, Southern California, Michael Brune, Huntington Beach


Sean Hannity Has Said A Lot About His Secret Lawyer Michael Cohen

After Fox News host Sean Hannity was revealed in court Monday to be a client of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, attention turned to Hannity’s past comments about the raid last week on Cohen’s home, office and hotel room. “Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees,” Hannity said in a statement to TPM provided by Fox News. “I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions ab...
Tags: News, Obama, Los Angeles, Fbi, Prague, United States, Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton, Fox News, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Michael, Trump, Sean Hannity, Media Matters, Cohen


Fox News Banned as ‘Propaganda’ in Australia and New Zealand?

Rumors of a ban on the Fox News Channel in Australia and New Zealand seem to have materialized on Facebook and Twitter out of thin air.
Tags: Facebook, News, Australia, New Zealand, Fox News, Fox News Channel, Fact Check, Freedom Of The Press, Media Matters, Fox News Banned


Did Walmart Sell Shirts That Allude to Hanging Journalists?

The retailer removed the shirt after receiving a complaint from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
Tags: News, Journalism, Walmart, Fact Check, Media Matters


Great News - Hannity viewers no longer bother by Volvo.

Volvo "announced the decision on social media in response to a campaign orchestrated by left-wing activist organization Media Matters." Another major company drops advertisements on Sean Hannity show
Tags: Weapon, Volvo, Political News and Discussion, Sean Hannity, Media Matters


Did Fox News Ignore News of Paul Manafort’s Indictment and Cover a Cheeseburger Emoji Controversy Instead?

A joke about Fox News' coverage of Paul Manafort's indictment morphed into claims the network failed to cover the political news at all.
Tags: Video, News, Fox News, Fact Check, Cheeseburgers, Emojis, Media Matters, Paul Manafort, Twitter Controversy, Fox News Ignore News of Paul Manafort


Hannity boycott call fizzling, at least publicly

NEW YORK (AP) — A liberal advocacy group’s call for advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News Channel last month isn’t generating much momentum. Luxury carmaker Cadillac is the only new company to publicly back away from Hannity since the boycott by Media Matters for America was announced. Media Matters says it’s playing […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Fox News Channel, Cadillac, Sean Hannity, Media Matters, HANNITY, Media Matters for America, Nation & World


McDonald’s Exposed for Using Human Meat?

Reports that an Oklahoma City McDonald's outlet was caught with horse meat and human meat in their freezers are fake news.
Tags: News, Mcdonald's, Fact Check, Media Matters, McDonald, Not Necessarily The News, Oklahoma City McDonald


Mickey Mantle’s Outstanding Event

Hall of Fame outfielder Mickey Mantle sent a crude response when Yankees officials asked him to describe his 'outstanding event' at Yankee Stadium.
Tags: News, Sports, Baseball, Fact Check, Yankees, Hall of Fame, Media Matters, Mickey Mantle, Risqué Business