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Claytoonz: Fox News needs stories to distract from Jan. 6 hearings

The first of the live televised Jan. 6 Committee hearings will air Thursday at 8 p.m. You can watch it on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, C-Span, and even Fox Business. Fox News is sticking to its regular line-up of TuckerHannityIngraham, because they can’t let their viewers make up their own minds.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: GOP needs a primetime distraction from Jan. 6 Cmte hearings

This Thursday, the January 6 Committee will have a live hearing during primetime at 8 PM. All the news networks will be carrying it except Fox News. They’re going to stick with their usual goon gaslight lineup of Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham, who I’m sure will each trash the hearing they’re not allowing their viewers to witness themselves. ... Read more»

White nationalism began to take a foothold in mainstream in 2021, and Arizona helped

A newly released report by the Southern Poverty Law Center details extremism in 2021 — and how elected officials like U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar helped white nationalists and hate groups move their views into the mainstream. ... Read more»

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Claytoonz: F for Putin

If you’re standing with Russia, or blaming Biden for something Putin did, or you’re deflecting for Putin and spreading Russian propaganda, then as the great Cee Lo Green once sang, “F you too.”... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Stable genius Trump calls Putin savvy

Donald Trump is Putin’s puppet. He is Putin’s poodle. Donald Trump can’t get over his man-crush on Vladimir Putin.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Tucker Carlson's passion for M&Ms

Right now you might be asking yourself, does Tucker Carlson wanna get it on with an M&M, or is he just bottom-feeding for fake outrage.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Defeated former president Trump

Despite what Republicans say, what happened on January 6, 2021 was a terrorist attack on our nation. It was an insurrection. It was an attempt to destroy our democracy. It was an attempt to overturn an election they lost. It was a coup attempt committed by white nationalists. It was an effort to install Donald Trump as a fascist dictator. One year later, Republicans are mocking the remembrance.... Read more»

FactChecking claims about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

The Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was the culmination of months of false claims about election fraud, and on that day — and afterward — FactCheck debunked false, misleading and unfounded claims related to the events that day. Here is a summary of the coverage.... Read more»

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Experts: No link between COVID-19 vaccines & erectile dysfunction

Public health officials around the world have explained that erectile dysfunction is not a side effect of COVID-19 vaccines, despite a viral tweet from rapper Nicki Minaj that spread the unfounded claim.... Read more»

FactCheck: COVID-19 — The unvaccinated pose a risk to the vaccinated

An unvaccinated person infected with COVID-19 poses a much greater risk to others who are also unvaccinated, but vaccines are not 100% effective, so there is a chance that an unvaccinated person could infect a vaccinated person — particularly the vulnerable.... Read more»

Factcheck: Conservative outlets advance unfounded claim about FBI hand in U.S. Capitol attack

There is no evidence that “unindicted co-conspirators” mentioned in federal indictments related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack are undercover FBI agents or informants - as conservative outlets have claimed or suggested - and legal experts say that government agents and informants cannot be labeled conspirators to a crime.... Read more»

Attempts to ban teaching on 'critical race theory' multiply across the U.S.

From statehouses to Congress, Republicans have launched into a fight against the teaching of “critical race theory,” which just a year ago was a niche academic term.... Read more»

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Tucker Carlson misrepresents vaccine safety reporting data

Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested to his viewers on May 6 that more than 3,000 people have died from the COVID-19 vaccines, but the claim is based on a misrepresentation of data collected by federal agencies that use it to identify potential safety issues with vaccines. ... Read more»

After prolonged period of press-bashing, a more constructive form of media criticism is now flourishing

Over the past several years, and maybe even longer, it seems as if every day brings a new round of attacks on the American press. Some of these attacks come under the guise of criticism: accusations of being “fake news”; arguments that journalists are biased. But some more seriously threaten journalists themselves. Recently, though, another kind of press criticism has come to prominence after a period of marginalization. This brand of press criticism takes a free and independent press as a necessity for life in a democratic society. Instead of seeking to delegitimize the press, these critics are simultaneously explaining the workings of the press to the public and holding it accountable in its role as the public’s representative and watchdog. ... Read more»

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Left and Right both do it? Wrong.

Opinion: The notion that the nastiness and dishonesty that is coming from the left is comparable to that coming from Breitbart, Limbaugh, Beck, and the entire cast of characters at Fox News and on conservative talk radio would be laughable were it not mindlessly repeated... Read more»