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A Southern Baptist megachurch pastor appeared on a Fox News program last month and used falsehoods and innuendo to challenge the president’s faith.   Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, appeared on the program “Fox and Friends” just two days after Easter to try to link Obama to Islam.   When host […] Read More

Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., has received more than 100 threatening e-mails, faxes and phone calls since Easter Sunday morning, when President Obama and his family visited the church and Fox News host Sean Hannity later aired a tape of the church’s pastor from January 2010.   “We received a fax that had the […] Read More

(RNS) Hundreds of American rabbis used Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday (Jan. 27) to push media mogul Rupert Murdoch to “sanction” Glenn Beck and other Fox News personalities on the use of Nazi and Holocaust references. The “Sanction Glenn Beck” letter responds to the Beck’s three-part series last November on billionaire philanthropist and Holocaust survivor […] Read More

According to a leaked e-mail, a Fox News official instructed network reporters in December 2009 to slant news reporting about climate change.   “[W]e should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question,” wrote […] Read More

(RNS) Fox News watchers are more likely than other Americans to believe dubious claims about the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero, according to a new study. “The results are very clear: the more people use Fox News, the more rumors they have heard and believe,” said researchers at Ohio State University’s School of […] Read More

Fearful politicians, fundamentalists and Fox News have a steady drumbeat of anti-government rhetoric that repeats the same charge – Washington is not listening.   When politicians, preachers and pundits use the same language, is it a coincidence or a conspiracy?   “Washington is not listening to the people. They’re just not listening to the people,” […] Read More

As the Catholic Church believed in the age of Galileo that the sun revolved around the earth, many conservatives believe in the age of climate change that the world revolves around the United States. They think if it’s cold here it must be cold everywhere. They see massive snowstorms in Washington, D.C., and exclaim that […] Read More

Is it “God’s will” for women to stay at home? Robert Parham and Paige Patterson took up the issue Monday morning on “FOX & Friends.” “We should never claim for the Christian faith what the Bible does not claim for itself,” Parham stated (Watch is here). “The Bible offers many examples of women, who we […] Read More

Fox News’ cable coverage of the death of a promiscuous sex symbol approximated its Iraqi war coverage. During the first quarter of 2007, Fox News devoted 10 percent of its coverage time to Anna Nicole Smith, compared to 15 percent to the Iraqi war. Smith, a former Playboy Playmate, had married in 1994 the 89-year-old […] Read More

Finding out the Congressional Black Caucus Institute was considering partnering with Fox News to host presidential debates, James Rucker of ColorofChange.org turned to filmmaker Robert Greenwald. The result is a three-and-a-half minute film, “Fox Attacks: Black America.” The director of previous documentaries including “Outfoxed” and “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price,” Greenwald highlights Fox’s […] Read More