Parker Molloy

Parker Molloy is a Chicago-based writer.
    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…

    Fox News wants to keep politics out of sports -- liberal politics, anyway

    The U.S. women’s national team returned home after its 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the July 7 final of the soccer World Cup to a thankful nation united in celebration of the team’s second straight championship -- well, mostly united. As the…

    The U.S. women’s national team returned home after its 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the July 7 final of the soccer World Cup to a thankful nation united in celebration of the team’s second straight championship -- well, mostly united. As the…

    The U.S. women’s national team returned home after its 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the July 7 final of the soccer World Cup to a thankful nation united in celebration of the team’s second straight championship -- well, mostly united. As the…

    Jul 5, 2019
    'Go gays!': Why USA's LGBTQ World Cup stars are more important than ever

    “Go gays!” said Megan Rapinoe following USA’s World Cup quarter-final victory over France. “You can’t win a championship without gays on your team - it’s never been done before, ever. That’s science, right there!” She had been asked about whether…

    “Go gays!” said Megan Rapinoe following USA’s World Cup quarter-final victory over France. “You can’t win a championship without gays on your team - it’s never been done before, ever. That’s science, right there!” She had been asked about whether…

    “Go gays!” said Megan Rapinoe following USA’s World Cup quarter-final victory over France. “You can’t win a championship without gays on your team - it’s never been done before, ever. That’s science, right there!” She had been asked about whether…

    How conservative figures turned a flimsy rumor about "concrete milkshakes" in Portland into a meme

    Over the weekend, far-right and anti-fascist protesters clashed in downtown Portland, OR. Among the controversies was an attack carried out against Quillette editor Andy Ngo, caught on film by Oregonian reporter Jim Ryan. The June 29 footage shows…

    Over the weekend, far-right and anti-fascist protesters clashed in downtown Portland, OR. Among the controversies was an attack carried out against Quillette editor Andy Ngo, caught on film by Oregonian reporter Jim Ryan. The June 29 footage shows…

    Over the weekend, far-right and anti-fascist protesters clashed in downtown Portland, OR. Among the controversies was an attack carried out against Quillette editor Andy Ngo, caught on film by Oregonian reporter Jim Ryan. The June 29 footage shows…

    It’s time for a reckoning for journalists who boosted false narratives about Donald Trump’s LGBTQ policy positions

    It’s an understatement to say that LGBTQ rights in the U.S. haven’t exactly flourished under President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Upon taking office, Trump and his team ordered the removal of references to LGBTQ issues from a number…

    It’s an understatement to say that LGBTQ rights in the U.S. haven’t exactly flourished under President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Upon taking office, Trump and his team ordered the removal of references to LGBTQ issues from a number…

    It’s an understatement to say that LGBTQ rights in the U.S. haven’t exactly flourished under President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Upon taking office, Trump and his team ordered the removal of references to LGBTQ issues from a number…

    Right-wing media push false narrative that Biden called for a “physical revolution”

    The conservative media sphere has worked itself up into a frothy rage over a video in which Joe Biden supposedly calls for a “physical revolution.” Spoiler: Biden did not, in fact, call for a “physical revolution.” On Monday, the former vice…

    The conservative media sphere has worked itself up into a frothy rage over a video in which Joe Biden supposedly calls for a “physical revolution.” Spoiler: Biden did not, in fact, call for a “physical revolution.” On Monday, the former vice…

    The conservative media sphere has worked itself up into a frothy rage over a video in which Joe Biden supposedly calls for a “physical revolution.” Spoiler: Biden did not, in fact, call for a “physical revolution.” On Monday, the former vice…

    How Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss have taken the NY Times’ campus concern trolling to new heights in just 2 years

    In April 2017, The New York Times announced the hiring of Wall Street Journal columnist and Pulitzer winner Bret Stephens. In a memo sent to staff, editorial page editor James Bennet wrote that Stephens would “bring a new perspective to bear on the…

    In April 2017, The New York Times announced the hiring of Wall Street Journal columnist and Pulitzer winner Bret Stephens. In a memo sent to staff, editorial page editor James Bennet wrote that Stephens would “bring a new perspective to bear on the…

    In April 2017, The New York Times announced the hiring of Wall Street Journal columnist and Pulitzer winner Bret Stephens. In a memo sent to staff, editorial page editor James Bennet wrote that Stephens would “bring a new perspective to bear on the…

    Everyone knows headlines are broken. Here's how news organizations can start fixing them.

    There’s a longstanding journalistic tradition of treating presidential utterances as inherently newsworthy -- so newsworthy, in fact, that the “president says” construct is a staple of headline writing. But how should journalists cover those remarks…

    There’s a longstanding journalistic tradition of treating presidential utterances as inherently newsworthy -- so newsworthy, in fact, that the “president says” construct is a staple of headline writing. But how should journalists cover those remarks…

    There’s a longstanding journalistic tradition of treating presidential utterances as inherently newsworthy -- so newsworthy, in fact, that the “president says” construct is a staple of headline writing. But how should journalists cover those remarks…