Parker Molloy

Parker Molloy is a Chicago-based writer.
    Mainstream journalists need to stop falling for bad faith nonsense like conservatives' feigned outraged over the mention of Barron Trump

    During yesterday’s impeachment hearing, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asked professor Pamela Karlan what comparisons could be made between the authoritarian style of kings, which the Constitution’s framers feared, and President Donald Trump’s…

    During yesterday’s impeachment hearing, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asked professor Pamela Karlan what comparisons could be made between the authoritarian style of kings, which the Constitution’s framers feared, and President Donald Trump’s…

    During yesterday’s impeachment hearing, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asked professor Pamela Karlan what comparisons could be made between the authoritarian style of kings, which the Constitution’s framers feared, and President Donald Trump’s…

    Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are willing participants in Trump’s reelection campaign

    Earlier this week, NBC News reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and board member Peter Thiel had dinner with President Donald Trump at the White House last month. The dinner happened while Zuckerberg was in Washington for a congressional…

    Earlier this week, NBC News reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and board member Peter Thiel had dinner with President Donald Trump at the White House last month. The dinner happened while Zuckerberg was in Washington for a congressional…

    Earlier this week, NBC News reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and board member Peter Thiel had dinner with President Donald Trump at the White House last month. The dinner happened while Zuckerberg was in Washington for a congressional…

    Despite what conservative media say, liberals are not trying to “cancel” Thanksgiving

    A HuffPost article is playing the role of a proverbial shot heard round the dinner table in the “War on Thanksgiving” -- at least that’s the narrative right-wing media is trying to will into existence. The article, written by Alexandra Emanuelli, was…

    A HuffPost article is playing the role of a proverbial shot heard round the dinner table in the “War on Thanksgiving” -- at least that’s the narrative right-wing media is trying to will into existence. The article, written by Alexandra Emanuelli, was…

    A HuffPost article is playing the role of a proverbial shot heard round the dinner table in the “War on Thanksgiving” -- at least that’s the narrative right-wing media is trying to will into existence. The article, written by Alexandra Emanuelli, was…

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's decision to ban political ads puts one bad-faith move out of bounds

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced a major update to the social media company’s advertising guidelines last week: Effective November 22, Twitter will no longer allow political ads on its platform. While some were fast to cheer the decision as good for…

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced a major update to the social media company’s advertising guidelines last week: Effective November 22, Twitter will no longer allow political ads on its platform. While some were fast to cheer the decision as good for…

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced a major update to the social media company’s advertising guidelines last week: Effective November 22, Twitter will no longer allow political ads on its platform. While some were fast to cheer the decision as good for…

    RedState's reporting about Katie Hill is an ethical nightmare -- and a warning sign

    The saga that led to this week’s resignation by Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) put on full display the vicious, unethical tactics right-wing media figures are willing to utilize to undermine their enemies. It was a test balloon for a new set of media norms,…

    The saga that led to this week’s resignation by Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) put on full display the vicious, unethical tactics right-wing media figures are willing to utilize to undermine their enemies. It was a test balloon for a new set of media norms,…

    The saga that led to this week’s resignation by Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) put on full display the vicious, unethical tactics right-wing media figures are willing to utilize to undermine their enemies. It was a test balloon for a new set of media norms,…

    The Trump administration's endless information security breaches show how mainstream outlets got gamed by the right

    Buried in the 12th paragraph of a New York Times story published five days into the Trump administration came the revelation that even as president, Donald Trump was still using “his old, unsecured Android phone, to the protests of some of his…

    Buried in the 12th paragraph of a New York Times story published five days into the Trump administration came the revelation that even as president, Donald Trump was still using “his old, unsecured Android phone, to the protests of some of his…

    Buried in the 12th paragraph of a New York Times story published five days into the Trump administration came the revelation that even as president, Donald Trump was still using “his old, unsecured Android phone, to the protests of some of his…

    What Mark Zuckerberg doesn't understand about “free expression”

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a 37-minute speech on Thursday at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., outlining his views on free speech, censorship, bias, and social change. Uttering the words “free expression” 25 times throughout the…

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a 37-minute speech on Thursday at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., outlining his views on free speech, censorship, bias, and social change. Uttering the words “free expression” 25 times throughout the…

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a 37-minute speech on Thursday at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., outlining his views on free speech, censorship, bias, and social change. Uttering the words “free expression” 25 times throughout the…

    No matter what Mark Zuckerberg does, conservatives will never stop claiming they’re the victims of bias

    On Monday, Politico’s Natasha Bertrand and Daniel Lippman reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting in secret with right-wing politicians and media figures over the past several months. The report notes that this is “part of…

    On Monday, Politico’s Natasha Bertrand and Daniel Lippman reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting in secret with right-wing politicians and media figures over the past several months. The report notes that this is “part of…

    On Monday, Politico’s Natasha Bertrand and Daniel Lippman reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting in secret with right-wing politicians and media figures over the past several months. The report notes that this is “part of…

    Another day of irresponsible Ukraine headlines shows mainstream media still don't get it

    There’s nothing wrong with New York Times reporter Andrew Kramer’s October 4 report about a new development in the scandal surrounding President Donald Trump’s attempts to coerce Ukraine into carrying out a politically motivated investigation. But…

    There’s nothing wrong with New York Times reporter Andrew Kramer’s October 4 report about a new development in the scandal surrounding President Donald Trump’s attempts to coerce Ukraine into carrying out a politically motivated investigation. But…

    There’s nothing wrong with New York Times reporter Andrew Kramer’s October 4 report about a new development in the scandal surrounding President Donald Trump’s attempts to coerce Ukraine into carrying out a politically motivated investigation. But…

    Trump’s Schiff smear shows how a few words can make all the difference when it comes to stopping the spread of misinformation

    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump baselessly accused Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) of helping a whistleblower author the complaint that’s sent his presidency into an impeachment tailspin. The claim came during a joint press conference between Trump and…

    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump baselessly accused Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) of helping a whistleblower author the complaint that’s sent his presidency into an impeachment tailspin. The claim came during a joint press conference between Trump and…

    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump baselessly accused Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) of helping a whistleblower author the complaint that’s sent his presidency into an impeachment tailspin. The claim came during a joint press conference between Trump and…

    The many ludicrous justifications right-wing media used to call for Obama’s impeachment

    As Donald Trump finds himself at the center of an impeachment inquiry, his backers in right-wing media have been working overtime to play defense for the embattled president. From Fox & Friends in the morning to Hannity and Tucker Carlson Tonight in…

    As Donald Trump finds himself at the center of an impeachment inquiry, his backers in right-wing media have been working overtime to play defense for the embattled president. From Fox & Friends in the morning to Hannity and Tucker Carlson Tonight in…

    As Donald Trump finds himself at the center of an impeachment inquiry, his backers in right-wing media have been working overtime to play defense for the embattled president. From Fox & Friends in the morning to Hannity and Tucker Carlson Tonight in…

    Impeachment inquiry announcement opened the floodgates to terrible headlines from mainstream outlets

    After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her intention to open an impeachment inquiry in response to evidence that President Donald Trump tried to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter,…

    After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her intention to open an impeachment inquiry in response to evidence that President Donald Trump tried to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter,…

    After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her intention to open an impeachment inquiry in response to evidence that President Donald Trump tried to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter,…

    Mainstream media’s misleading headlines are helping the Trump administration spread propaganda about his Ukraine scandal

    As President Donald Trump faces down a scandal that threatens to rip the foundation out from under his presidency, it’s no surprise that he is once again resorting to the kind of deflection that has served him well so far. In response to mounting…

    As President Donald Trump faces down a scandal that threatens to rip the foundation out from under his presidency, it’s no surprise that he is once again resorting to the kind of deflection that has served him well so far. In response to mounting…

    As President Donald Trump faces down a scandal that threatens to rip the foundation out from under his presidency, it’s no surprise that he is once again resorting to the kind of deflection that has served him well so far. In response to mounting…

    PragerU relies on a veneer of respectability to obscure its propagandist mission

    Despite the name, Prager University is not, to quote from the disclaimer pasted on the bottom of its homepage, “an accredited academic institution” -- nor does it “offer certifications or diplomas.” Despite its claim that its videos are being…

    Despite the name, Prager University is not, to quote from the disclaimer pasted on the bottom of its homepage, “an accredited academic institution” -- nor does it “offer certifications or diplomas.” Despite its claim that its videos are being…

    Despite the name, Prager University is not, to quote from the disclaimer pasted on the bottom of its homepage, “an accredited academic institution” -- nor does it “offer certifications or diplomas.” Despite its claim that its videos are being…

    There’s a simple reason right-wing media won’t be honest about Mike Pence’s anti-LGBTQ views

    Gregory T. Angelo, the former president of gay GOP organization the Log Cabin Republicans, recently tweeted “proof” debunking the idea that Vice President Mike Pence is anti-gay. That proof? Pence was going to willingly be in the presence of not one…

    Gregory T. Angelo, the former president of gay GOP organization the Log Cabin Republicans, recently tweeted “proof” debunking the idea that Vice President Mike Pence is anti-gay. That proof? Pence was going to willingly be in the presence of not one…

    Gregory T. Angelo, the former president of gay GOP organization the Log Cabin Republicans, recently tweeted “proof” debunking the idea that Vice President Mike Pence is anti-gay. That proof? Pence was going to willingly be in the presence of not one…

    Facebook is gaslighting all of us with its audit of imaginary anti-conservative bias

    On Tuesday, Facebook published an interim report outlining the results of a yearlong audit of the social networking site in response to allegations of anti-conservative bias on the platform. The report’s author, former Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, wrote,…

    On Tuesday, Facebook published an interim report outlining the results of a yearlong audit of the social networking site in response to allegations of anti-conservative bias on the platform. The report’s author, former Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, wrote,…

    On Tuesday, Facebook published an interim report outlining the results of a yearlong audit of the social networking site in response to allegations of anti-conservative bias on the platform. The report’s author, former Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, wrote,…

    What the cancellation of The Hunt says about the power of right-wing outrage culture

    Try to imagine if prominent liberals spent day after day demanding the cancellation of a seemingly pro-Trump movie they hadn’t seen based on a script they had not read, going so far as to repeatedly suggest that its impending release could inspire…

    Try to imagine if prominent liberals spent day after day demanding the cancellation of a seemingly pro-Trump movie they hadn’t seen based on a script they had not read, going so far as to repeatedly suggest that its impending release could inspire…

    Try to imagine if prominent liberals spent day after day demanding the cancellation of a seemingly pro-Trump movie they hadn’t seen based on a script they had not read, going so far as to repeatedly suggest that its impending release could inspire…

    It's long past time for mainstream media to see through conservatives' deficit charade

    Fox Business host Lou Dobbs recently appeared on panel alongside fellow network hosts to discuss news that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell planned to cut interest rates by 0.25%. “If you want to blame the Federal Reserve and a too-aggressive…

    Fox Business host Lou Dobbs recently appeared on panel alongside fellow network hosts to discuss news that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell planned to cut interest rates by 0.25%. “If you want to blame the Federal Reserve and a too-aggressive…

    Fox Business host Lou Dobbs recently appeared on panel alongside fellow network hosts to discuss news that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell planned to cut interest rates by 0.25%. “If you want to blame the Federal Reserve and a too-aggressive…

    Right-wing extremism in America is a real threat. Conservative media downplaying the problem only makes it worse.

    Just two weeks ago, right-wing media outlets worked themselves into a frothy rage over a 2018 interview between journalist Mehdi Hasan and then-Democratic congressional candidate Ilhan Omar on Al Jazeera’s UpFront. Hasan asked Omar about…

    Just two weeks ago, right-wing media outlets worked themselves into a frothy rage over a 2018 interview between journalist Mehdi Hasan and then-Democratic congressional candidate Ilhan Omar on Al Jazeera’s UpFront. Hasan asked Omar about…

    Just two weeks ago, right-wing media outlets worked themselves into a frothy rage over a 2018 interview between journalist Mehdi Hasan and then-Democratic congressional candidate Ilhan Omar on Al Jazeera’s UpFront. Hasan asked Omar about…

    Lies, damn lies, and media: Right-wing repetition of debunked narratives reshapes reality

    On February 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the Green New Deal resolution in the House and Senate, respectively, and conservative media lost their collective mind. If passed, the 14-page proposal would…

    On February 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the Green New Deal resolution in the House and Senate, respectively, and conservative media lost their collective mind. If passed, the 14-page proposal would…

    On February 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the Green New Deal resolution in the House and Senate, respectively, and conservative media lost their collective mind. If passed, the 14-page proposal would…