Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary --12-01-10

Fox continues to push false federal vs. private pay comparison
On the November 30 edition of Fox & Friends, Fox Business' Charles Payne pushed the claim that federal worker compensation is about twice that of private sector workers. In fact, that claim is based on a discredited apples-to-oranges comparison. Read More

Fox News' Deficit Reduction Plan: Extend Tax Cuts For The Rich
Fox News' Megyn Kelly claimed that tax cuts "on the so-called rich" increase federal revenues. In fact, tax experts and economists note that tax rates are not high enough for a tax cut to increase revenues, and President Bush's own economic advisors have said the Bush tax cuts did not raise revenue. Read More

Conservative Media Rail Against Efforts To Ensure Safe And Healthy Food
In recent weeks, Fox News' Glenn Beck has railed against the proposed food safety legislation making its way through Congress, claiming it is a way for the government to "control your food" and ultimately "control you." This is just the latest in a long line of hysterics from conservatives regarding efforts to make Americans' food safer and healthier. Read More

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