Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 04-19-11

Varney Still Pushing Falsehood That Obama Refuses "Spending Cuts Of Any Kind"
On Fox & Friends, Fox Business host Stuart Varney falsely claimed President Obama's "speech on Wednesday was a direct attack on anybody who wanted to cut spending at all" and that he "has refused to look at even modest spending cuts of any kind." But Obama's deficit plan does include spending cuts, and economists have agreed with Obama's assessment of the GOP plan. Read More

Dead Horse: Fox & Friends Continues To Push Myth That More Drilling Would Equal Lower Gas Prices
On April 19, Fox & Friends co-hosts and guest radio host Neil Boortz again pushed the claim that an increase in domestic drilling would lower gas prices in the near future. However, as Media Matters has previously documented, experts have repeatedly said that increased drilling would have no immediate impact on gas prices. Read More

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