After NBC News suspended anchor Brian Williams for erroneously claiming that he was nearly shot down in a helicopter while covering the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly went on a tear. On his television show, the top-rated cable news anchor declared that the American press isn't "half as responsible as the men who forged the nation." He bemoaned the supposed culture of deception within the liberal media, and he proclaimed that the Williams controversy should prompt questioning of other "distortions" by left-leaning outlets. Yet for years, O'Reilly has recounted dramatic stories about his own war reporting that don't withstand scrutiny—even claiming he acted heroically in a war zone that he apparently never set foot in.
Been hearing the phrase "politics over public safety" deployed against Obama lately by prominent conservatives? Meet Groundswell.
A contract drafted for FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe sparked Dick Armey's departure from the tea party group.
In a move not publicly announced, former Rep. Dick Armey, the folksy conservative leader, has resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks, one of the main political outfits of the conservative movement and an instrumental force within the tea party.
A secretly recorded video of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaking to donors is causing a stir. Romney says that 47 percent of Americans are Obama supporters and are dependent on government entitlements.