Thursday, May 14, 2009

Media Matters Daily Summary 05-13-09

Hannity still playing "dumb" about Nugent's use of the "B" word on his show
Discussing Perez Hilton's remarks about Carrie Prejean, Sean Hannity stated, "I would think that you wouldn't want somebody that calls a woman -- any woman -- a dumb 'b' ever on your show." However, Hannity previously aired footage of Ted Nugent calling Hillary Clinton a "worthless bitch," then referred to Nugent as a "friend and frequent guest on the program."
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Hannity twists Wash. Post report to claim "the stimulus is failing"
Sean Hannity cited a Washington Post article to claim that "the stimulus is failing." In fact, the article did not report that the stimulus "is failing," but rather that "many states are finding that the funds are not enough." Read More

WSJ misleads on greenhouse gas memo
The Wall Street Journal reported that "a White House document ... says regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act 'is likely to have serious economic consequences,' " but did not note that the statement was reportedly made by the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy, which is independent of the SBA and headed by an acting chief counsel appointed by President Bush. Read More

NewsBusters' Huston falsely claims Obama responsible for funding "Chinese hookers" study
NewsBusters' Warner Todd Huston falsely claimed that President Obama funded a $2.6 million NIH grant to "help train Chinese prostitutes to 'drink responsibly on the job.' " In fact, the grant was awarded during the Bush administration. Read More

Fox again hosts McCaughey to push health care reform falsehoods
Talking with Betsy McCaughey about health care reform, Cavuto guest host Elizabeth MacDonald did not challenge McCaughey on falsehoods she advanced during the Cavuto segment, or on false claims that she has previously made on the issue. Read More

In 2004 WSJ op-ed, Yoo made claims at odds with his Justice Department memos
In a May 2004 op-ed, John Yoo made assertions that were later revealed to be highly misleading or at odds with legal memos he had written during the Bush administration. Read More

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