Friday, October 29, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 10-29-10

Fox GOTV day three: Fox continues its week of relentless campaigning for Republicans
Fox continued its week of relentless campaigning for Republicans by hosting six more GOP candidates while hosting just one Democratic candidate as well independent Charlie Crist and DNC chair Tim Kaine. Fox has spent the week before the election almost exclusively hosting Republican candidates. Read More

As Palin "stands with" Beck, his rhetoric is credited with inspiring death threats
This week, Sarah Palin rejected Media Matters for America CEO David Brock's call to condemn Glenn Beck's violent rhetoric. Beck's rhetoric was recently cited as inspiration for death threats issued against Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and against debate organizers in Illinois. Read More

How Glenn Beck led his tea party followers into the GOP
Glenn Beck's political activism -- from the 9/12 Project to his 8/28 rally -- has made him a leader in the tea party movement. Beck has used that status to drive his followers into the Republican Party and bolster its get-out-the-vote efforts for the 2010 elections. Read More

Glenn Beck failed his 40-Day Challenge
When Glenn Beck announced his "40-Day Challenge" on his Fox News show, he pledged to "stop all lies for the next 40 days." Beck has also said that Fox would fire him if he made "inaccurate" claims. But Beck habitually relies on false and misleading statements - Media Matters compiles 40 inaccurate claims Beck made on Fox during his 40-Day Challenge.
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