Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 02-15-11

Double Standard: Fox Attacks GM's Bonuses; Defended AIG's
Fox News has attacked General Motors and Chrysler for reports that they plan to award bonuses to their workers while "you, the taxpayer" are "still waiting to get paid back" from government loans given to car companies. Previously, however, Fox figures have defended big businesses' right to pay bonuses, despite having received taxpayer bailout money, as was the case with the insurance company AIG. Read More

Predictable: Right-Wing Media Mislead On Obama's Budget
Since President Obama released his FY 2011 budget, right-wing media have covered the proposal by promoting false and misleading claims, such as that it creates $2 trillion in "new taxes" and "ignore[s] the deficit." Read More

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