In a press release alleging possible "criminal obstruction of justice" in the Mark Foley scandal, David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com claimed that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said it has held "incriminating e-mails revealing Foley's sexual misconduct since at least July 2006." In fact, CREW has explicitly stated that it both received the emails and sent them to the FBI on the same day in July.
David Horowitz falsely accused Media Matters for America of "crass doctoring of conservative statements" in a response to a Media Matters item noting that several conservative media figures -- including Horowitz -- defended Mel Gibson after he made a series of anti-Semitic remarks. In fact, Media Matters reprinted verbatim Horowitz's defense of Gibson from his appearance on the August 1 edition of Hannity & Colmes.
FrontPageMag.com senior editor Jacob Laksin falsely claimed that a Media Matters for America study of right-wing activist David Horowitz's book The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America "concede[d] that nearly half the professors [Horowitz profiled] do in fact use their classrooms for political agendas." Media Matters conceded no such thing.
David Horowitz referred to Princeton University professor Cornel West as a "black airhead," adding that he "is blessed with these unearned and undeserved perks solely because he's black." Horowitz further described West's work as "useless" and claimed that he "hasn't written as scholarly paper or book in twenty years (if ever)."
David Horowitz attacked "the creatures" at Media Matters for America for "pars[ing] the difference between making false claims and lying" to rebut Horowitz's assertion that Media Matters accused him of "lying" in noting his false claim that his book, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, doesn't attack "professors' political speech" outside the "classroom."
Right-wing activist David Horowitz has attacked Media Matters for America for noting -- contrary to Horowitz's denial on the April 6 edition of Fox News' Hannity & Colmes -- that his recent book contains numerous instances in which he cited the purported extracurricular activities of the professors he criticized in the book. Horowitz has conceded that there is a "sliver of truth in the Media Matters statement" that documented his inconsistencies, but he downplayed this, claiming that "my book is a series of profiles of 101 professors" that includes "general perspectives, [that] may or may not be expressed outside the classroom." However, a detailed Media Matters study of the book shows that Horowitz's suggestion that his book does not rely heavily on professors' activities and speech outside of the classroom is false.
In a blog post on his FrontPageMag.com website, David Horowitz falsely claimed that Media Matters called him a liar. But he also admitted that there is a "sliver of truth in the Media Matters [April 10] statement" pointing out that on the April 6 edition of Hannity & Colmes, Horowitz falsely claimed that he does not attack university professors' political speech outside the classroom.
In her March 8 syndicated column, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter wrote that Hollywood "got caught with its pants down" on the issue of AIDS and "got it right in the end."