Friday, September 24, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 09-24-10

Fox falsely claims there was "nothing taking on North Korea" in Obama's UN speech
Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade and blogger Eve Zibel both attacked President Obama for failing to mention North Korea in his September 23 speech at the United Nations. In fact, during his speech, Obama listed the "North Korean regime" as an example that "[t]yranny is still with us" -- as an article posted on made clear. Read More

Fox News lavishes 2 1/2 hours on GOP's "Pledge to America"
Fox News devoted at least 2 hours 33 minutes on September 22 and 23 to promoting, discussing, and reporting on House Republicans' "Pledge to America," their legislative agenda for the next Congress. Read More

O'Reilly, Kelly can't keep basic facts straight on phony New Black Panthers story
Discussing Justice Department lawyer Christopher Coates' testimony on the phony New Black Panthers Party scandal, Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly pushed claims that the case shows the Obama administration's Justice Department is "not interested" in protecting white voters from discrimination. But their claims were riddled with falsehoods and misrepresentations. Read More

Fox whopper: DOJ said Voting Rights Act wasn't violated in New Black Panthers case
Reporting on Justice Department lawyer Christopher Coates testimony on the phony New Black Panthers Party scandal, Fox News falsely reported that the Justice Department had "determined that the Voting Rights Act... had not been violated" in the case. In fact, the Obama administration's DOJ obtained default judgment against one of the defendants on the basis of his violation of that law.
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