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Eric Boehlert calls out media for failing to cover SOPA

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Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert appeared Monday on The Young Turks to discuss the fact that the highly controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was absent from mainstream television news coverage.

Major media outlets, including ABC, CBS, Comcast/NBC, Viacom, News Corporation and Time Warner, support the legislation. It would allow authorities to block websites accused of copyright infringement.

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“There’s a clear conflict of interest,” Boehlert pointed out. “And that’s fine, news companies often have to deal with these conflicts of interest.”

“They’re part of a larger corporate entity and their is going to be these conflicts. So if you have a conflict you think you’d go out of your way to tell everyone about the conflict and to report on it.”

“In this case, unfortunately what we’ve seen is basically that there has been no coverage,” he said, adding that the only coverage has appeared online.

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Dr. Fauci reveals his family is ‘getting death threats’ from people who disagree with ‘science’

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government's top infectious disease expert, revealed on Wednesday that his family has received death threats from people who disagree with his scientific recommendations on COVID-19.

During an interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta, Fauci talked about "unseemly things that crises bring out in the world."

"And getting death threats for me and my family, harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security is just -- I mean, it's amazing," Fauci explained. "I wouldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams that people who object to things that are pure public health principles are so set against it and don't like what you and I say, namely in the word of science, that they actually threaten you."

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Andrea Mitchell knocks Biden for virtual convention speech: ‘How much does that damage the campaign?’

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MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell suggested to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden could "damage" his campaign by holding a virtual convention speech.

Mitchell made the remark after President Donald Trump said that he was considering holding his convention speech at the White House.

"Joe Biden is not going to Milwaukee," Mitchell told Pelosi. "How much does this damage the campaign?"

Pelosi disagreed by insisting that Democrats will hold a "great convention."

Mitchell then asked about Trump's plan to hold his convention speech at the White House.

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‘Sign of desperation’: Trump slammed for ‘anti-religious bigotry’ over new attack ad on Joe Biden

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A new anti-Biden attack ad from the Trump campaign is filled with falsehoods, and ends by mocking the Democratic presumptive presidential nominee praying in a church. Some on social media are slamming the President and his campaign for "anti-religious bigotry" and "demonizing prayer."

"Deep in the heart of Delaware Joe Biden sits in his basement, alone, hiding, diminished," the ad begins.

Many Americans are sitting in their basements – that's where Biden's office and TV studio are – and they're sitting alone, and hiding, and diminished, so to speak, as a New York Times opinion column notes. But they are doing so because of Trump's horrific handling of the pandemic – the worst management of the coronavirus crisis in the world.

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