Thursday, October 21, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 10-21-10

Misusing "their own words": Beck attacks Soros with distorted quotes
Glenn Beck distorted comments by philanthropist George Soros in order to attack him as a "radical." Before misrepresenting Soros' actual words, Beck claimed he was going "use their own words" to "decide who the real radical is." Read More

Fox News: Where you can bash Islam with impunity
In the wake of NPR's decision to terminate Juan Williams' contract following controversial remarks he made about Muslims on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, Media Matters provides a retrospective of the many anti-Muslim statements made on Fox News or by Fox News personalities. Read More

Fox revives abortion funding falsehood to call Sestak a liar
On Fox & Friends, Michelle Malkin falsely claimed that Rep. Joe Sestak had "finesse[d] the truth" when he said that he had not supported federal funding for abortions. Malkin asserted that Sestak had done so when he "voted for Obamacare." In fact, the health care legislation Sestak supported did not expand federal funding of abortion. Read More

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