Sunday, December 20, 2009

Media Matters Daily Summary 12-20-09

Quick Fact: Wallace allows McCain to falsely claim no benefits of Senate health care bill "kick in" until "after four years"
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace allowed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to falsely claim that "it is only after four years that the benefits [of the Senate health care bill] kick in." In fact, Senate Democrats have summarized numerous benefits of health care reform that will "be available in the first year after enactment." Read More

Politico's claim that Special Report "offers a straight-ahead reading of the day's headlines" undermined by its history of misinforming
A December 18 Politico article stated that Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier "offers a straight-ahead reading of the day's headlines every night." But Special Report's history of misleading or incomplete information undermines Politico's characterization of a "straight-ahead reading of the day's headlines." Read More

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