Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 05-26-10

Wash Times falsely claims "Kagan's foreign law trumps" constitutional law
A Washington Times editorial relies on false claims and distortions to claim that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan believes foreign law "trumps" American law and the U.S. Constitution. Read More

Legal experts reject Fox's allegation that Sestak was "bribed"
Fox News has seized on false allegations that the White House "bribed" Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) with an administration job in exchange for staying out of a Senate race and claimed it would amount to an "illegal" and possibly "an impeachable offense." In fact, legal experts have rejected the claims that such offers are a bribe or illegal. Read More

John Stossel's continued advocacy for a right to discriminate
Fox's John Stossel has repeatedly called for the repeal of part of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, saying that "private businesses ought to get to discriminate" and that free-market forces will resolve racial discrimination. Read More

Beck falsely claims Obama will not "honor our troops" on Memorial Day
Glenn Beck falsely claimed that President Obama "has decided not to honor our troops on Memorial Day." In fact, Obama will speak at a Memorial Day service at a dedicated Veterans Affairs cemetery in Illinois; Obama is not the first president to commemorate the holiday somewhere other than Arlington National Cemetery. Read More

Stossel digs deeper in attempt to defend his attack on Civil Rights Act
John Stossel continues to defend his argument that the sections of the Civil Rights Act outlawing discrimination by private businesses should be repealed, arguing that discrimination by businesses would have disappeared if not for Jim Crow laws. In fact, long after the repeal of Jim Crow, the Department of Justice continues to file discrimination cases against private businesses. Read More

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