News outlets have been getting fooled in recent days. No, the Iranian leader is not more popular than Obama among rural whites. No, Paul Ryan does not mock his running mate. And no, the president did not meet with a "pirate" last week.
A CNN reporter recovered Christopher Stevens' diary from the ruins of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. The network is under fire for using the diary in its reporting — without the permission of the ambassador's family. But CNN says it carefully balanced empathy for Stevens' family with the public's right to know.
At his new venture, The Blaze, Beck has far fewer audience members soaking in his commentary than he did at Fox News. But the numbers don't tell the whole story. Fox helped amplify Beck's voice, whereas now, Beck projects his message on his own terms.
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