Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 10-27-10

REPORT: More than 30 Fox Newsers support GOP in 600-plus instances during midterms
During the 2009-2010 election cycle, more than 30 Fox News personalities have endorsed, raised money, or campaigned for Republican candidates or organizations in more than 600 instances. The Republican support has been given to more than 300 different races or party organizations in at least 47 states. Fox News personalities and hosts have also helped start pro-Republican organizations, which have raised tens of millions of dollars. Read More

Fox kicks off GOP GOTV efforts by almost exclusively hosting Republicans
Fox kicked off the final week before the midterm elections by almost exclusively hosting Republican candidates. Fox hosted eight Republican candidates in the course of 24 hours, and RNC chairman Michael Steele twice, while hosting just one Democratic official, DNC chair Tim Kaine. Read More

Unreal: Fox News claims Obama invoked racial segregation with his car analogy
After President Obama made the analogy that Republican politicians should have to ride "in the back seat" after driving "this car," the United States, "into the ditch," Fox News figures have tried to claim that Obama made an "offensive" and "appalling" reference to racial segregation and "the back of the bus." They have yet to explain why Obama would want to compare himself to segregationists and his political opponents to civil rights hero Rosa Parks. Read More

Baseless right-wing accusations of voter fraud? Must mean an election is near
In the final days before the midterm elections, following a very familiar pattern, conservative media have yet again turned to hyping baseless and misleading claims of voter fraud. Read More

Out of Context: The James O'Keefe Story
One of the subjects of self-styled journalist James O'Keefe's most recent series of heavily edited smear videos reportedly says that her comments were taken out of context. The accusation is consistent with O'Keefe's history of producing distorted videos, which he then promotes with deception and lies. Read More

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