Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 06-15-10

Perino whitewashes Bush drilling regulation failures
Responding to Democrats who have cited the Bush administration while discussing problems currently facing the U.S., including the Gulf oil spill, Dana Perino stated on Fox News, "They know that that is not true," and challenged them to "name one regulatory piece that was repealed during the Bush administration that led to this or that." However, the federal offshore drilling regulator under the Bush administration relaxed regulatory standards and was plagued by ethics scandals.

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Fox & Friends' "softball" interview with Angle is right on par
A Fox affiliate in Las Vegas recently criticized Fox & Friends for its "softball" interview with Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle, as being "rife with inaccuracies, softball questions and poor research on the part of the producers and hosts." Fox & Friends' treatment of Angle is not unusual; the hosts routinely interview Republican congressional candidates and provide them with a platform to promote their campaigns, aiding them with leading questions and statements. Read More

Fox & Friends ignores international aid in attacking Obama over oil spill response
Fox & Friends repeatedly falsely suggested that no international aid has been used in response to the Gulf oil spill because President Obama has not waived the Jones Act, even after White House press secretary Robert Gibbs informed them that this was not the case. Indeed, there are currently 15 foreign-flagged vessels in the Gulf responding to the spill -- each of which reportedly did not require Jones Act waivers -- and Fox News itself has previously reported that foreign technology is being used as part of the response. Read More

Witch hunt: Fox smearing DOJ nominee Cole as sympathetic to terrorists
Fox News and others are attacking James Cole, President Obama's nominee for deputy attorney general, by suggesting he is sympathetic toward terrorists due to his criticism of the Bush administration's approach to trying terror suspects. In fact, many of the policies Cole criticized have since been found to be unconstitutional, and his views are shared by numerous conservative scholars. Read More

Climate change skeptic Horner sweeps BP CEO's meeting with Cheney under the rug
Writing on Andrew Breitbart's Big Government blog, Chris Horner whitewashed the role BP executives played in Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force to attack Democrats over two meetings with BP officials. BP's CEO reportedly met with Cheney and his energy task force in 2001. Read More

Angle quoted Rove's criticism of energy legislation without noting his organization benefits from oil industry
Fox News' Jim Angle quoted Karl Rove criticizing energy reform legislation without noting that Rove's group, American Crossroads, recently accepted $1 million from an oil and gas executive. Read More

Palin debuts falsehood that Obama has not said oil spill is top priority
Following President Obama's speech addressing the Gulf oil spill, Sarah Palin claimed that "we haven't heard" that stopping the leak is his "top priority." Palin must not have been listening, because minutes earlier, Obama said, "We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long as it takes." Read More

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