Donald Trump once again weighs the advice he receives from sycophants on TV more highly than any counsel he might receive from more credible sources.
When California professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward to say Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when they were high school students, right-wing media immediately lashed out...at her.
It's crucial that news outlets explain the connection between climate change and extreme weather disasters: http://mm4a.org/4Jf
Conservative commentators and guests have complained that athletes haven’t adequately explained why they’re protesting in the first place. But current and retired professional athletes, student athletes, coaches, sports commentators, and others have explained at length what they are fighting for. Here are over eight minutes of examples.
Right-wing media complain that Barack Obama is the ultimate "narcissist-in-chief." There's one obvious reason why that is totally absurd, and it's the smartest, most magnificent, best reason in the history of the world.
Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News is the third most popular cable news show in the country, and he's quickly made use of his rising popularity to turn white nationalist narratives into prime-time stories. More on this: http://mm4a.org/4oV
During a conversation with Media Matters, activist and author DeRay McKesson touched upon the ways that local and national media coverage of police violence have improved in recent years, explaining that because of these changes, “now people generally have [the] language” to talk about these issues.
McKesson also addressed the role Fox News has played in pushing the false narrative that police violence against Black people is justifiable and the baseless claim that Black communities are violent, suggesting that progressives need to challenge these narratives and “attack the underlying idea” behind these falsehoods. His new book, On The Other Side of Freedom, provides data to combat myths that help perpetuate police violence against Black communities, tackles issues of identity, explores the role of social media, and suggests using hope to fuel the fight towards racial justice.
Media outlets have downplayed the opposition to Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, making his confirmation seem inevitable. They’re missing the big picture: activists and allies across the country are organizing to stop the confirmation.
If you're concerned about white nationalist rhetoric in America, you need to know what's going on during Tucker Carlson's Fox News show.
Extreme weather and climate disasters have the biggest effects on people of color, the poor, and women, both in the U.S. and around the world -- and the media need to be talking about that.
Read more here: https://www.mediamatters.org/node/774606
Mike Cernovich has tried to scrub much of his caustic record from his online portfolio. But an abundance of deleted tweets, blog posts, and videos reveal him for the unhinged conspiracy theorist, rape denier, and “alt-right” shill that he became famous for being. View more here: http://mm4a.org/4km
Conversion therapy is still around in 2018. As advocates work to protect LGBTQ people from the morally bankrupt practice, media outlets have too often failed in explaining just how harmful conversion therapy actually is.
Counter protesters joined forces in D.C. today to stand together against white supremacists’ hate. We talked to them about why they came out, how we continue the fight against white supremacy, the role of the media and more. Here's what they had to say:
Laura Ingraham's Fox News show has been on the air for less than a year, but she's managed to turn it into one of the most toxic shows in America. Here are the lowlights.
Laura Ingraham's racist rant was ripped from white supremacists.
Conservatives are complaining that Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify banned Alex Jones' Infowars for no good reason. Here are three minutes of Jones threatening his opponents with violence and death.
Right-wing media blame literally everything on the “deep state,” which does not exist.
On August 2, activists led by the Washington, D.C., metro area chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (Metro DC DSA) began a multiday protest outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office for the D.C. area, located in Fairfax, VA. While right-wing media have been smearing such protesters, Media Matters spoke to the activists directly to get their take, including the six people arrested on August 3, about why they were willing to risk arrest and how media ought to report on ICE activities.
Housing is one of the most basic rights a person has, but too many people in America are discriminated against when they go to rent or buy a home. Coverage needs to highlight this ongoing crisis.
If you watch Shep Smith's Fox News show at 3 p.m. ET then watch Sean Hannity's Fox News show at 9 p.m. ET, you're often witnessing two different realities. Smith regularly debunks Hannity's pro-Trump propaganda and lies. Here are six minutes of examples.
Especially since the primary election victory of Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, conservative media have repeatedly warned viewers about “the atrocities that have been committed in the name of socialism,” asked people to remember “what happened in Venezuela” because of “socialist values,” and more.
Hannity said in 2008 that presidential candidates who have affairs have a “character issue” because they are “living a life that’s a lie.” He also speculated, “If you cheat on your wife, are you going to be honest with your country?” (Donald Trump is currently under fire for paying hush money during the 2016 campaign to conceal affairs with model Karen McDougal and adult actor Stormy Daniels--Hannity is Trump’s confidant and top propagandist.)
More on this: http://mm4a.org/Zy5
A new law known as SESTA-FOSTA disproportionately harms marginalized people. Sex workers’ rights are human rights, and the media should be covering them accordingly.