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A Senior Fellow for Media Matters, Boehlert is the author of Bloggers On the Bus: How The Internet Changes Politics and the Press, and Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush. Previously, he wrote on staff for Salon and Rolling Stone.
Fox News figures attacked President Obama's new call for gun safety measures after a gunman killed two journalists as they delivered a live TV report in Virginia, saying Obama's remarks were "too soon" and was "politicizing tragedy." This comes a day after the father of one of the shooting victims also called for gun safety measures during an appearance on Fox News.Research August 27, 2015 4:24 PM EDT
Fox News rolled out a series of debunked myths about Hillary Clinton's email use during her tenure at the State Department in order to call for an investigation into whether the Democratic presidential candidate committed "criminal negligence."Research August 27, 2015 4:03 PM EDT
Fox News was quick to label the Virginia murder of two white journalists at the hands of a black former colleague a hate crime, a markedly different response than the network's treatment of the racially motivated massacre of nine black churchgoers in Charleston.Research August 27, 2015 3:56 PM EDT
Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos was ejected from an August 25 Iowa press conference being held by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after he began asking questions about Trump's immigration views. Spanish-language news media has condemned Trump's move and denounced it as an attack against Hispanics in the U.S.Research August 27, 2015 3:23 PM EDT