Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 11-23-10

Fox News hosts tell Buffett to "quit lecturing" the rich
Fox News figures seized on Warren Buffett's comment that "people at the high end -- people like myself -- should be paying a lot more in taxes" to attack him and other millionaires who support ending the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy. Fox has repeatedly defended the tax cuts for the wealthy and has accused Democrats of engaging in "class warfare" for wanting to return the top two income tax rates to 2000 levels. Read More

Predictable: Right-wing media respond to Park51 grant application with Islamophobia
The right-wing media responded to reports that the Park51 project is applying for a federal grant with anti-Islamic smears and baseless accusations. Read More

"I say nuke 'em": Conservatives bang the drum for war with North Korea
Following a North Korean attack on a South Korean island, conservative voices have appeared on air and online to promote the use of U.S. strikes against North Korea. Read More

Beck tells audience to ruin Thanksgiving dinner with misinformation about inflation
While advising his Fox News viewers to talk about inflation at their Thanksgiving dinners, Glenn Beck falsely claimed that the government removed food and energy prices from its measure of inflation to hide rising prices, that a survey showed economists are "worried" about inflation, and that Social Security recipients are not receiving a cost-of-living adjustment because the government "changed the calculation." Read More

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