Our research section features in-depth media analysis, original reports illustrating skewed or inadequate coverage of important issues, thorough debunking of conservative falsehoods that find their way into coverage and other special projects from Media Matters' research department.
Conservative media defended Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's recent claim -- that President Obama's negotiated agreement with Iran over its nuclear program will take Israelis "to the door of the oven" -- by praising the Holocaust comparison as "absolutely true" and "an accurate description."Research 5 hours and 20 minutes ago
Media have hailed presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich as a "moderate," ignoring that as governor he oversaw the shuttering of half of the state's abortion clinics and implemented extreme hurdles to legal abortion in the state.Research 6 hours and 4 minutes ago
En el programa de Univision Al Punto, Jorge Ramos no corrigió el falso alegato del estratega republicano, Lincoln Díaz-Balart, de que Hillary Clinton está siendo investigada criminalmente por el uso de su correo personal mientras servía como Secretaria de Estado. De hecho, el New York Times, el primer medio en reportar el alegato, publicó una corrección y se ha retractado de múltiples aspectos de su historia defectuosa.Research 6 hours and 49 minutes ago
Following last week's mass shooting at a Louisiana movie theater, Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal claimed that because of "tougher laws" in his state, the gunman's mental health record would have been entered into the national background check system, which would have prevented him from legally buying a gun. The New York Times unquestioningly repeated Jindal's claims, even though Louisiana has submitted less than 3 percent of eligible disqualifying mental health records into the system, and Jindal has presided over a weakening of Louisiana's already lax gun laws.Research 7 hours and 59 minutes ago
The New York Times' much-maligned report that originally claimed federal officials were seeking a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton still contains a major factual error, despite undergoing two rounds of corrections and criticism from its public editor. The report claims, based on anonymous sources, that "two inspectors general" have asked for an investigation into possible mishandling of government information with regard to Clinton's email -- in fact, only one inspector general made such a referral.Research 8 hours and 36 minutes ago