Monday, October 25, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 10-25-10

Déjà vu: Right-wing media absurdly claim "Bush was right" about Iraq's WMDs
Right-wing media figures have seized on a Wired article about the classified Iraq war documents recently released by to desperately claim "Bush was right" that Saddam Hussein had a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). In fact, the Wired article reported the documents did not "reveal evidence of some massive WMD program by the Saddam Hussein regime," but rather remnants of the stockpiles largely destroyed during the Gulf War. Read More

Beck and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones are two of a kind
Fox News' Glenn Beck increasingly echoes the theories and conclusions of Alex Jones, a fringe conspiracy theorist and host of a daily radio show promoting those theories. These include belief in the imposition of a "new world order" and global government, opposition to the Federal Reserve, and attacks on Cass Sunstein, John Holdren, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Read More

Beck: "I'm not telling you who to vote for" (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)
Despite repeatedly saying he does not endorse candidates and isn't "telling you who to vote for," Beck has made clear to his audience which candidates he thinks they should support or oppose in the upcoming midterm elections. Read More

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