Monday, April 06, 2009

Media Matters Daily Summary 04-06-08

National Journal reported that McCain "buck[ed] his party on immigration," but ignored his reversal
National Journal repeatedly referred to how Sen. John McCain "buck[ed] his party on immigration" prior to 2008, but did not address McCain's flip-flop on immigration reform during the 2008 presidential campaign. Read More

Nicolle Wallace misrepresented Obama's remarks about U.S., European attitudes
On Morning Joe, Nicolle Wallace falsely suggested that President Obama did not praise the U.S. and did not criticize Europe during a speech in France. In fact, during his speech, Obama criticized "anti-Americanism" in Europe and referred to "the good that America so often does in the world." Read More

Media advance discredited GOP calculation of Obama cap-and-trade proposal cost
Several media figures and outlets have uncritically repeated or failed to challenge the discredited GOP talking point that President Obama's cap-and-trade proposal would cost the average U.S. household more than $3,000 per year. Read More

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