Stories by Eric Boehlert

Eric Boehlert is a senior fellow at Media Matters for America, and a former senior writer for Salon. Boehlert's first book, "Lapdogs: How The Press Rolled Over for Bush," was published in May. He can be reached at eboehlert@aol.com. subscribe to Eric Boehlert's feed

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: Media Matters for America

If Republicans want the media to remain relentlessly focused on the anxious Ebola storyline prior to Election Day, they're in luck.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2014, Source: Media Matters for America

We never hear about domestic, anti-government terrorism when it's committed by non-Muslims.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014, Source: Media Matters

Politico recently caused an uproar when it singled out Gabrielle Giffords as a "ruthless attack dog."

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014, Source: Media Matters for America

Many believe that Obama is scared to discuss race, but it's much more complicated than that.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2014, Source: Media Matters

Fox News transformed the prisoner swap into a vicious partisan issue.

Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: Media Matters

As Benghazi Fever grips the overly-eager GOP, an all-scandal wedge strategy is revealed with stark Clinton-era similarities.

Posted on: May 2, 2014, Source: Media Matters

The conservative talk show host's KEIB is a ratings disaster, coming in 37th place in the U.S.' second largest radio market.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2014, Source: Media Matters

Three big right-wing publications are finally being taken to task.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: MediaMatters

The mainstream media has been sweet talking New Jersey's vindictive, dishonest governor for years.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2013, Source: Media Matters

A mainstream media narrative that has emerged is that radical Republicans have become increasingly brazen because they have "safe seats." It's a flawed narrative.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2013, Source: Media Matters

Contract battles are a turning point in Limbaugh's broadcast trajectory.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013, Source: Media Matters

Apalling behavior has been on display for some time.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The New York Times' Ross Douthat claims that curbing gun violence is a silly "pet" cause of liberal elites.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2013, Source: Media Matters

Fox's ugly religious attacks represent a brazen display of bigotry and bullying.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013, Source: Media Matters

What a week the right-wing media had -- especially conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2013, Source: MediaMatters

With gun deaths set to exceed auto deaths, it's useful to take a look at how regulating the auto industry saved lives.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2013, Source: Media Matters

Fox News speaks for the Republican Party. Period. But for all the talk of the need for GOP "rebranding," no one dares point the finger at Fox.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013, Source: Media Matters for America

The Republican Party, riding a White House losing streak, has a massive messaging problem, thanks in large part to Roger Ailes.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: Media Matters for America

Breitbart.com's report suggesting Pentagon nominee Chuck Hagel had received "foreign funding" over the years from a terrorist-friendly group called Friends of Hamas mistook snark for fact.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2013, Source: Media Matters for America

The perpetual outrage approach is now entering its second four-year cycle with Obama.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2013, Source: Media Matters

The conservative media's unhinged response to Hillary Clinton's health woes are disturbing on many levels.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2012, Source: Media Matters

The grand experiment of marrying a political movement around a cable TV channel was a grand failure in 2012.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

Either Murdoch has no idea about what Fox News is broadcasting or there's an internal conflict looming at the Fox empire.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2012, Source: Media Matters

How Fox proved it's not interested in having an open debate.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2012, Source: Media Matters

An unhealthy relationship explains why Republicans are in trouble.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

For the final push of this campaign Mitt Romney is trying to reinvent himself as a moderate, less-scary Republican., and getting lots of media help along the way.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

Fox News helped turn ACORN into a dirty word, but now that the GOP is caught red-handed engaging a consultant actually engaged in real voter fraud, they're not so interested.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2012, Source: Smirking Chimp

Posted on: Jul 27, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

News that eight of Murdoch’s former staff have been charged with phone hacking shows the mogul's place among British elites has evaporated. Yet he’s still a baron among GOP power players.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

Posted on: Jul 17, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

Trying to tie contemporary questions about Romney's Bain past with an infamous GOP smear campaign is an exercise in false equivalency.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

One year after a massive scandal rocked News Corp, Fox News hosts Hannity and O'Reilly have almost completely ignored the story.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

Posted on: Jun 21, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

That a partisan, political player from the Daily Caller would shout angry comments at the president was simultaneously shocking and quite predictable.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

Gabriel Sherman hasn't even finished his unauthorized book about the rise of Fox News, and already Ailes' minions are launching wild, unsubstantiated personal attacks.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

The emerging general election is being waged by the right with an unmistakable stamp of irresponsibility and a complete lack of adult supervision.

Posted on: May 20, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

Why do respected universities help perpetuate the myth that Ailes runs a news organization and that he occupies as an esteemed position within the journalism industry?

Posted on: Apr 12, 2012, Source: Media Matters for America

The GOP candidates, flattered nonstop for years on Fox, suddenly found themselves competing for the channel's attention and fighting for kingmaker Roger Ailes' affection.

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