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Walsh Says Fox, Conservative Media Lying to Americans

“This is an absolute shame and I think you’ve got to call it out for what it is. The Americans who listen to Fox News and conservative talk radio are being lied to and manipulated every day when it comes to impeachment.”

— Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who is also running for president, slammed Fox News and conservative talk radio for their coverage of the impeachment probe of President Trump, CNN reports.

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Trump Already Is a Right-Wing Media Personality

Trump’s greatest trick has been to realize that right-wing media stars have a built-in audience that Republican politicians don’t. To that audience, Jeb Bush talks like Washington talks. Ted Cruz talks like conservative ideologues talk. Marco Rubio talks like the last consultant he spoke with talks. But Trump talks like a true talk radio fan?—?longtime listener, first-time caller. He comes off like the winner of a reality TV show in which one lucky Fox viewer gets picked to run for president of the United States.

Jon Favreau

Enumerati

Sean Hannity Is One of Trump’s Biggest Supporters at $31 Million

$31 million

Amount of free advertising Fox News host Sean Hannity has given Donald Trump’s campaign, according to an analysis by liberal watchdog Media Matters.

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Kelly Vows to Continue Doing ‘Good Journalism’

I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism, so I’ll continue doing my job without fear or favor. This is a tough business and it’s time now to move forward.

— Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, quoted by the New York Times, noting she would not respond directly to any of Donald Trump’s numerous insults and disparaging statements about her.

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They Sound Alike

Breitbart fact-checkers sure need to do better.
Especially when the reporter’s a real go-getter
Who can’t tell between
A Lynch and a Lynn,
When one’s white, one’s black, and they’re both Lorettas.

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Glenn Beck Explains Why He Acts the Way He Does

I had begun to have a string of health issues that, quite honestly, has made me look crazy. And quite honestly, I have have felt crazy because of them.

— Glenn Beck, telling viewers of The Blaze that he has been suffering from debilitating health problems for the past five years which have included severe pain and seizures.

Poetic Justice

Will — He Shills!

It’s true the right-wing apologist George Will
Often is scheduled on wingnut speaking bills.
But he’s not a journalist,
He’s special — he’s a columnist.
Which allows him to shill for the Koch brothers at will.

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Limbaugh Conservatism Versus O’Reilly Conservatism

There are various ways to describe the civil war rising inside the Republican Party: insiders versus outsiders, pragmatists versus true-believers, establishment versus Tea Party. Here’s another: Bill O’Reilly conservatives versus Rush Limbaugh conservatives. … O’Reilly and Limbaugh are both conservative; they both idealize an older, pre-lapsarian America that they believe leftists want to destroy in the name of progress. The difference is that Limbaugh’s conservative vision is more static and more personal. For O’Reilly, traditional morality is not an abstract, coherent set of beliefs; it’s the folk wisdom of ordinary people at any given moment, and it can change.

— Peter Beinhart, in the Daily Beast.

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Conservatives’ Media Masters

We own talk radio, and Fox News for the most part.

— Rush Limbaugh, on his radio show, on the influence of conservatives.