Thursday, April 28, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 04-28-11

Right-Wing Media Hype Conspiracies About Obama's Long-Form Birth Certificate
Right-wing media have responded to the release of President Obama's original Hawaii birth certificate by embracing conspiracy theories that the document is fake or has been altered. Read More

Fox Attacks Obama For Referring To Birtherism As "Silliness"
Following President Obama's press conference on the release of his long form birth certificate yesterday, right-wing media figures have attacked him for calling birtherism "silliness" and then later in the day filming an interview for Oprah and attending fundraising events. But reports show that the issue had indeed become a distraction, even though Obama released a copy of his birth certificate while on the campaign trail in 2008. Read More

Right-Wing Media Attack Obama For Releasing His Long-Form Birth Certificate Like They Demanded
After weeks of demanding President Obama "produce the birth certificate" so it can be "over [and] done with," right-wing media figures have begun attacking Obama for releasing his long-form birth certificate, claiming it was done as a "distraction" and complaining it was done to "personally put down his detractors." Read More

Right-Wing Media Falsely Claims That Cutting Tax Breaks For Oil Companies Will Boost Gas Prices
Right-wing media outlets have criticized President Obama's call to end certain tax breaks for oil companies, claiming that doing so will increase the price of gasoline. However energy experts contacted by Media Matters explain that cutting the tax incentives will have little to no effect on prices at the pump. Read More

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