Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 09-07-10

Glenn Beck's anti-gay army of God
As he attempts to rebrand himself as a spiritual leader, Glenn Beck has surrounded himself with religious and secular figures who share a fervent opposition to the "homosexual agenda." Read More

Right-wing media respond to Obama's jobs plan by rehashing tired stimulus falsehoods
The right-wing media responded to Obama's new six-year jobs plan by rehashing the tired falsehood that the 2009 stimulus "failed." In fact, the stimulus has been estimated by both the White House and independent analysts to have increased employment by about 2 million jobs relative to a baseline estimate of what jobs levels would have been without the stimulus. Read More

Fox calls for repeal of the 20th century
Since President Obama's election, Fox personalities have expressed opposition to or called for the repeal of virtually every progressive achievement of the 20th century, including Social Security, Medicare, the Americans with Disabilities Act, portions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the 16th and 17th Amendments to the Constitution. Read More

Why is Fox carrying water for Sheriff Joe?
Fox News has forwarded Sheriff Joe Arpaio's claim that he is cooperating with a Department of Justice investigation into charges of racial profiling, and that the investigation is politically motivated. However, Arpaio's own lawyer has reportedly acknowledged that they have not fully cooperated, and the inquiry began during the Bush administration.
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Stuart Varney: Fox News' "very clearly partisan" economic analyst
Fox News regularly uses Fox Business host Stuart Varney as their primary analyst of business and economic news. However, Varney has frequently advocated for Republican electoral victories and has described himself as "very clearly partisan." Read More

Fox's Napolitano regurgitates myths to smear Obama as "in tight" with New Black Panthers
Andrew Napolitano smeared the Obama administration as being "in tight" with the New Black Panther Party, citing the myth that the Obama Justice Department would not prosecute a party member for "[i]ntimidating voters with a weapon." In fact, the decision to not pursue criminal charges was made by the Bush DOJ, and the Obama administration won an injunction against the party member who carried a weapon. Read More

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