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Past articles by Matthew:

How Fox News Pushes Trump to Make Every Bad Decision

No story has demonstrated the power of this unending Trump-Fox feedback loop like the partial government shutdown. → Read More

Fox News Hires Benghazi Fabulist Trey Gowdy

Gowdy was one of the Republican members who benefited the most from Fox’s spotlight. → Read More

Turning Over Airwaves To Lying Trump Is Wrong

Everyone knows that the president is a liar. He lies all the time, on matters large and small, at a rate and scope far beyond that of any politician in recent memory. → Read More

Shutdown: Trump Is Watching Fox, Then Tweeting

After shutting down the government to placate his allies at Fox News, President Donald Trump spent the holidays stuck in the White House, tweeting in response to the network’s programming. → Read More

How The Flynn Hearing Demolished Trump's Fox News Chorus

Jeanine Pirro, a key player in the pro-Trump media ecosystem's anti-Mueller effort, used the opening monologue of her Saturday night Fox News program to declare that victory was at hand. → Read More

Fox News Auditions Would-Be White House Chief Of Staff

Some at the network are promoting contributor David Bossie for the gig. → Read More

Why Trump's Reported Choice For Attorney General Will Thrill Fox Media

Barr, who served as attorney general to President George H.W. Bush, is Trump’s “leading candidate” to return to that office, The Washington Post reported Thursday. → Read More

Trump's Unsecured Phone Doesn't Bother Hypocritical Hannity

This is one of those cases where Fox News host Sean Hannity’s hypocrisy is so gobsmackingly clear that it's difficult to figure out how much one can write about it. → Read More

Khashoggi’s Blood Is On Donald Trump’s Hands

Jamal Khashoggi is a journalist, a critic of his native Saudi Arabia’s oppressive regime who had been living in self-imposed exile in Virginia, London, and Istanbul, Turkey. → Read More

Fox Midterm Message: Democrats Are ‘Violent Mob’

“Anyone who sits right of center, anyone who’s a Trump supporter, we’re all targets” of public harassment from the left, contributor Tomi Lahren explained on Fox & Friends. → Read More

Trump, Giuliani Promote Anti-Semitic Attacks On Soros

President Donald Trump’s Twitter attack last week on George Soros set off a round of anti-Semitic attacks on the Jewish financier. → Read More

The Disastrous Choices Journalists Are Making In The Wake Of Kavanaugh's Confirmation

Journalists made some terrible choices this weekend in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. → Read More

When Trump Shuts Down Government, Blame Fox News

It seems inevitable that President Donald Trump will take the advice of his supporters at Fox News and shut down the federal government. → Read More

Right-Wing War On The Press Actually Threatening Reporters' Safety

Trump’s years of vicious invective — echoed by his allies at Fox News — are bearing fruit. → Read More

Puffery, Not Journalism: How 'Fox & Friends' Interviews Trump

Pete Hegseth isn’t a journalist, he’s a hype man. → Read More

Hannity Laid Groundwork For Trump's Lawless Response To Russia Probe

I reviewed all 487 of Sean Hannity’s segments about the first year of Robert Mueller's investigation. Here’s what I found. → Read More

Trump Reveals Media Strategy To 'Fox & Friends'

When President Donald Trump called in this morning to his favorite program, the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends, it seemed inevitable that sooner or later the conversation would turn to the president’s virulent hatred for journalists. → Read More

NY Times Reporter Admits She Was 'Unwitting Agent' Of Russians

What comes next after a NY Times reporter admitted becoming “an unwitting agent of Russian intelligence”... → Read More

Fox News 'Fully' Supports Hannity In Lawyer Fiasco

For many, including myself, this was simply confirmation of the obvious: Fox has no rules for the likes of Hannity. The network prioritizes keeping its top ratings star happy over its responsibility to the public. → Read More

Sean Hannity is Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s secret client

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters The mystery client that President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, fought in court to keep secret is Fox News host Sean Hannity, Cohen’s lawyer divulged on Monday. Cohen’s lawyers had acknowledged that Cohen had three legal clients since 2017 in a filing in federal court related to legal issues surrounding documents the FBI obtained by raiding his… → Read More