Stories by Eric Boehlert

Eric Boehlert is a senior fellow at Media Matters for America and the author of "Lapdogs: How The Press Rolled Over for Bush." He can be reached at subscribe to Eric Boehlert's feed

Posted on: Jul 23, 2015, Source: Media Matters for America

With poll after poll showing Trump racing to the front of the GOP pack, journalists are trying to make sense of it all.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2015, Source: Media Matters for America

The tone and tonnage of the email press coverage tells us more about the media than it does about Clinton.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015, Source: Media Matters

For years, Fox News and conservatives have routinely tried to underplay gun violence and even horrific bouts of mass murders.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2015, Source: Media Matters

Stations are dropping the conservative firebrand with amazing frequency.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2015, Source: Media Matters

Is Limbaugh's political impact waning?

Posted on: May 30, 2015, Source: Media Matters

As the Vermont liberal spreads his message, the media seems unsure of how to cover him.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2015, Source: Media Matters for America

Political press jumps the shark. And we still have 18 more months before the election.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2015, Source: Media Matters

Just posing that question to a GOP candidate is perceived as something inappropriate.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2015, Source: Media Matters for America

Fox was the only American news organization this week to toil in the realm of marketing an execution.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2015, Source: Media Matters for America

He said, she said?

Posted on: Jan 21, 2015, Source: Media Matters

And it's only January!

Posted on: Jan 6, 2015, Source: Media Matters

The network spent days obsessing over a beheading allegedly performed by a convert to Islam.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2014, Source: Media Matters

Fox paid little attention to right-wing executions of law enforcement officers.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2014, Source: Media Matters

Political comedy usually doesn't work well when it's anchored in seething hatred or even casual contempt.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2014, Source: MediaMatters

What's behind this bizarre decision about an issue that affects millions and is said to be so controversial?

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'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.