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Right-Wing Media Site Still Clinging To Last Birther Hope

Right-Wing Media Site Still Clinging To Last Birther Hope
Having utterly failed in years of attempts to prove that President Obama was born overseas, WorldNetDaily is now turning to a backup plan, claiming that it doesn’t matter where Obama was born because his father wasn’t a U.S. citizen.
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Rupert Murdoch Spending Big to Own Time Warner

Rupert Murdoch Spending Big to Own Time Warner
Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox said Time Warner has rejected an offer it made last month to combine the two media and entertainment giants.
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Fox Host Warns Seinfeld's 'Festivus' Promotes Anti-Christian Persecution

Fox Host Warns Seinfeld's 'Festivus' Promotes Anti-Christian Persecution
On Tuesday, the far-right website WorldNetDaily interviewed Fox News host Gretchen Carlson and Fred Thompson, the former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate, about their roles in the new film “Persecuted,” a thriller about looming anti-Christian oppression in the U.S.
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Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin: Politico Is Persecuting Me!

Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin: Politico Is Persecuting Me!
Former Rep. Todd Akin keeps insisting that he was unfairly persecuted for his infamous “legitimate rape” remarks, which helped to cost him the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Missouri. Akin apologized for the remarks when they became a liability to his campaign, but recently published a book rescinding his apology.
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Fox News Guest Tells Women to Stop Making Such a Big Deal About Date Rape

Fox News Guest Tells Women to Stop Making Such a Big Deal About Date Rape
Fox News entered a time warp with a segment titled: "Husband Appreciation: Sage Advice For Wives." Dress nicely, appreciate him, make him a drink at the end of the day, smile, and whatever you do, girls, hang on to him because if he dumps you and you're 30+, your chances of catching another man are slim to none. The segment also includes nuggets about speaking softly on the job and why date rape should really be called "mistake sex."
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When Will People Stop Trying to Defend George Will's Awful Rape Article?

When Will People Stop Trying to Defend George Will's Awful Rape Article?
Anyone remember that wretched column George Will wrote in which he said that because of the federal government and "progressivism" that today on college campuses, calling yourself a victim of a sexual assault is now something of a badge of honor? Yesterday in the News, one of their columnists — a woman, I might add — said that the uproar over it was overheated.
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Denied on Appeal, 'Best and Most Complete Coverage' SCOTUSBlog Won't Get Credentials

Denied on Appeal, 'Best and Most Complete Coverage' SCOTUSBlog Won't Get Credentials
SCOTUSBlog, renowned for its reporting of the highest court in the land, will not be credentialed. A five member panel of old-media journalists denied the appeal of the blog, saying that its parent company wasn't a news organization (and overlooking the fact that most newspapers are now owned by non-media corporations).
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You Can't Do That on TV: Upstart Broadcaster Knocked Down Hard by SCOTUS

You Can't Do That on TV: Upstart Broadcaster Knocked Down Hard by SCOTUS
The Supreme Court ruled that upstart broadcaster Aereo was, in fact, acting like a cable company. It means that pulling signals from the air – the fundamental crux of Aereo's business model – was copyright infringement. A definite win for the broadcasters who don't want the traditional model upended.
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War Drum Loops: Fox News Says Learning from the Past 'Not Helpful' in Deciding Iraq's Present

War Drum Loops: Fox News Says Learning from the Past 'Not Helpful' in Deciding Iraq's Present
Judith Miller, who now has a gig at Fox News, and her co-workers agree that it is absolutely "not helpful" to learn from the past when it comes to Iraq. Rupert Murdoch's American mouthpiece says the media is being unfair to those who were wrong about Iraq years ago, and that we should listen to them now.
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Denver TV Station Hides Shadowy Right Wing Group's $740K Political Ad Buy

Denver TV Station Hides Shadowy Right Wing Group's $740K Political Ad Buy
A TV ad-buying company with close ties to Republican Party leaders reserved a whopping 1,326 spots in the Denver market this fall, but the station receiving the $740,070 contract removed it from public view when a reporter tried to learn who was footing the bill. The deleted ad reservation at Denver’s KMGH Channel 7 came from Target Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based firm whose client list includes top Republican candidates and well-known conservative groups.
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