Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 09-14-10

Media stretch definition of "small business" to claim Obama is raising taxes on 50% of their income
Conservative media have claimed that 50 percent of "small business income" would be taxed at a higher rate if Democrats allow the Bush tax cuts for the top brackets to expire. However, the apparent sources for that claim, the Tax Policy Center (TPC) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), explained that business income on individual tax returns does not necessarily reflect what most consider small businesses, but includes such enterprises as law partnerships and real estate investments. Read More

Latest attack on Imam Rauf: He "pals around with truthers"
Fox News, Andrew Breitbart, and other conservative media have attacked Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf because one of his "former associates" believes 9-11 was an "inside job." However, Rauf has repeatedly said the 9-11 attacks were perpetrated by extremist Muslims; moreover, Fox News and Breitbart have their own -- much more significant -- "truther" ties. Read More

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