Friday, October 15, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 10-15-10

Fox takes care of its own: the full-court defense of O'Reilly's 9-11 remarks
Since Bill O'Reilly appeared on the ABC's The View and said "Muslims killed us on 9-11," Fox News hosts and commentators have predictably defended the Fox News host. O'Reilly has also used his Fox News platform to defend his comments. Read More

Kilmeade makes outrageous and obviously false claim that "all terrorists are Muslims"
Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade defended Bill O'Reilly's recent appearance on The View by absurdly claiming that "not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims." In fact, there have been numerous domestic terror attacks committed by non-Muslims. Read More

Family Research Council leads fight against opponents of anti-gay bullying
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins recently suggested that gay youths who committed suicide after being bullied were actually responding to their "despair" after being told by gay-rights groups that "they are 'born gay' and can never change." The FRC has long sought to minimize anti-gay bullying and attacked those who seek to stop it. Read More

Right wing and a prayer: Michelle Obama attacked for appreciating prayers
Right-wing media figures have attacked recent comments by Michelle Obama in which she thanked people for their prayers, calling her words "spooky" and accusing her of "feeling entitled to America's pride and prayers." Read More

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