Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 08-25-10

Right-wing media rush to defend Kochs
Following a New Yorker article that reported on David and Charles Koch's funding of "stealth attacks" on the Obama administration, right-wing media, including recipients of the Kochs' largess, have rushed to defend the Kochs. Read More

Glenn Beck "reclaims" the civil rights movement
Glenn Beck recently lashed out at civil rights leaders who accused him of "hijacking" the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Though Beck claims he isn't "hijacking" King's legacy in "any way, shape, or form," he has repeatedly attempted to co-opt both King and the civil rights movement to promote his upcoming 8-28 rally and other political causes. Read More

Beck's "non-political" 8-28 rally steeped in politics
Glenn Beck says his August 28 Restoring Honor rally in Washington, DC will be a "non-political" event. However, many aspects of the rally, including its promotion by Beck and allied conservative groups, have been explicitly political. Read More

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