Monday, September 13, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 09-13-10

Anti-Park51 protest featuring right-wing media loaded with anti-Muslim hate
Right-wing blogger Pamela Geller's September 11 protest against the Park51 Islamic cultural center in Manhattan -- which featured fellow right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart and Fox News contributors John Bolton and Mike Gallagher - was loaded with inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric, imagery, and smears. Read More

Highbrow birtherism: Conservatives attack Obama as an "African colonial"
Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich recently made news by suggesting that President Obama is engaged in "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior," but he isn't alone in using the African heritage of Obama's father and grandfather as fuel for ridiculous smears. Read More

Hey Breitbart, look to your left
During his speech at FreedomWorks' September 12 rally on the National Mall, Andrew Breitbart berated the media for portraying tea party ralliers as "racist, sexist, homophobe," and "Islamophobe," but the crowd he addressed was full of inflammatory signs. Read More

Newt Gingrich's history of bigoted remarks
Newt Gingrich's history of bigoted and offensive remarks far predates his recent statement that President Obama has pretended to be "normal" but actually seems to be engaged in "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior."
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