Monday, November 22, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 11-22-10

Right-wing media at odds with military leaders over START
The right-wing media have been attacking President Obama's New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), claiming it "may harm national security." But the treaty enjoys widespread support among military leaders, who have called its passage a "no-brainer," and have argued that "the treaty makes us safer." Read More

Beck's upcoming "It's a Wonderful Life" stunt being promoted with lies
Promoting an upcoming special that he claims will highlight a town in Ohio that is "fighting to be Bedford Falls," Glenn Beck falsely claimed that officials in that city have not received "any money from the government." In fact, the city and surrounding county have received more than $6 million dollars from the 2009 stimulus bill.
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Will right wing accuse pope of advocating "what Hitler did" on healthcare?
Pope Benedict XVI's declaration that "health justice should be among the priorities of governments and international institutions" places the pontiff firmly in opposition to many right-wing media figures who have compared state health care to "fascists of the 20's and 30's," "raping the pocketbooks of the rich to give to the poor," and to "what Hitler did." Read More

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