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December 15, 2010

Leaked Fox News Memo Reveals Network’s Anti-Science Bias

WASHINGTON (December 15, 2010) – Media Matters today released an email from Fox News Washington Managing Editor Bill Sammon in which he urged news staff to highlight criticisms of climate science whenever they mention the fact that the Earth is warming.

The email was not surprising to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), which tracks climate misinformation on Fox News and other media outlets, but it is nonetheless revealing. While UCS has had productive interactions with a number of Fox News staff members, the network’s coverage regularly gives unwarranted weight to anti-scientific claims regarding climate change. The Rest of the Story..

Rupert admits to manipulating the news for agenda.

Fox edits McCain's "I really didn't love America"

“Certainly there were commentators and other, pundits at FOX News, that were useful to the White House,” replied McClellan, adding that they were given “talking points.”

"Obama's answer [was] not exactly rooted in Scripture but [was] in the ballpark,"

Fox News' Cameron claimed McCain "undaunted" on immigration issue...

Karl Rove said he would not "add to the public record" on the Valerie Plame leak case...

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November 16, 2010

Waiting for Superman

This country spends more to incarcerate someone for four years than it would cost to educate the same inmate in private school for 12 years (and likely keep him/her out of prison).

The title of the film comes from educational reformer Geoffrey Canada, of the Harlem Children's Zone: As clips of George Reeves, as early TV's Man of Steel, play out onscreen, Canada recalls thinking as a boy that, somehow, sometime, Superman would arrive in the South Bronx and save him.

October 30, 2010

Seattle's Sanity

Both the Seattle and Washington, D.C., rallies opened with the "Star Spangled Banner" and ended with "American the Beautiful." Local organizer Jim Baum, a Maple Valley building inspector and farmer, said he was offended by tea-party activists asserting that they "wanted their country back."

The Center for Public Integrity

The 380,000-plus-word database presented here allows, for the first time, the Iraq-related public pronouncements of top Bush administration officials to be tracked on a day-by-day basis against their private assessments and the actual “ground truth” as it is now known. Throughout the database, passages containing false statements by the top Bush administration officials are highlighted in yellow. The 935 false statements in the database may also be accessed by selecting the “False Statements” option from the “Subject” pull-down menu and may be displayed within selected date ranges using the selection tool below. Searches may also be limited by person or subject, or both, by using the appropriate selections from the pull-down menus.