An Atlanta local affiliate aired one of the most dramatic takedowns of the secretive nature of ALEC ever. The expose highlights how state lawmakers joined with ALEC lobbyists in a remote resort to draft laws that would benefit corporations.
Right-wing media figures blamed violence in Baltimore on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) recommended limits on the use of force implemented by the Cleveland Police Department, suggesting the Obama administration is causing increased violence by investigating local police departments and "cracking down on the police."
It has become increasingly clear that human-induced climate change is exacerbating California's historic drought and will continue to make droughts in the western U.S. more common and more extreme, as many studies and leading climate scientists have concluded. Yet a Media Matters analysis reveals that over a one-month period, the local television stations in California's two largest media markets addressed the role of climate change in less than two percent of their drought coverage, and when they did it was usually in segments that also included climate science denial.
Fox personalities criticized President Obama for calling climate change "an immediate risk to our national security" during his U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement address. But security experts agree with the president that global climate change does threaten U.S. national security.
The vast majority of guests who appeared on Univision's Sunday show, Al Punto, in the first few months of 2015 had no political affiliation. Among the roughly one-third who did, 21 were elected or administration officials, while 23 were pundits. Democratic elected or administration officials outnumbered Republicans, but a greater number of conservative pundits were brought on the show to provide political commentary than progressive ones.
Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson's regular interviews with White House hopefuls each presidential election season have turned him into something of a kingmaker, despite his record of pushing conservative misinformation, Islamophobia, and anti-gay views.