Thursday, December 09, 2010

Media Matters Daily Summary 12-09-10

Exactly What Glenn Beck Lied About When Vilifying Soros
Glenn Beck demanded an apology from Forbes magazine for claiming that he has been "falsely vilifying" George Soros and said, "I'd like to know exactly what I lied about." Beck's attacks on Soros are, of course, demonstrably false. Read More

Fox Forwards Blatantly False Claim That DREAM Act Would Provide "Free Ride To College"
Fox News uncritically reported the false claim that the DREAM Act would offer "a free ride to college" to certain unauthorized immigrants. Read More

Fox Falsely Claims Child Nutrition Bill Increases Deficit
On America Live John Stossel falsely claimed that the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act -- which aims to increase access to child nutrition programs and reduce childhood obesity -- will increase the deficit by $4.5 billion. In reality, the bill is deficit neutral. Read More

Will Fox Admit Obama Isn't A "Radical Ideologue"?
Fox News and Fox Business hosts and contributors have repeatedly attacked President Obama as a rigid ideologue who is unwilling to compromise. With their own network now reporting liberal criticism of Obama for reaching a compromise with Republicans over extending the Bush tax cuts, will they now admit they were wrong? Read More

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