Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 09-21-10

Right-wing media shocked to learn that DOJ attorneys send email to each other
Media conservatives claim that the existence of communication between Justice Department attorneys proves that department officials lied when they said that career attorneys and not political appointees decided not to pursue additional charges against members of the New Black Panther Party. In fact, DOJ officials have said repeatedly that political appointees were made aware of the decision-making process. Read More

Fox & Friends attack the DREAM Act
Fox & Friends attacked a bill establishing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and who enroll in college or enlist in the military, and criticized its placement in a defense spending bill. However, military experts agree that it would strengthen the military, and Republicans have previously added non-military legislation to defense bills. Read More

Fox & Limbaugh: Bush deficits good, Obama deficits bad
Fox News and Rush Limbaugh have repeatedly criticized President Obama for supposedly being responsible for huge deficits. However, both recently attempted to defend former President Bush's policy of not paying for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars or his tax cuts. Read More

Fox twists joke from 1985 into false claim that Chris Coons is a "self-described Marxist"
Fox News has repeatedly attacked Delaware Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons as "a self-described Marxist." But this false claim is entirely based on what Coons referred to as a "joke" in an article he wrote for his college newspaper in 1985. Read More

1 comment:

Emerson Crossjostle said...

Happy Birthday, Kevin.

I hope you're doing well.

Sir Real