Saturday, April 30, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 04-30-11

Fox Business, The Birther Channel, Still Promoting Falsehoods About Obama's Birth Certificate
Even after the release of President Obama's long-form birth certificate, Fox Business guest Alan Keyes still falsely claimed the certificate Obama originally released was inadequate proof of citizenship and that there is a "serious" legal question surrounding whether Obama is a "natural born citizen." Read More

Fox Falsely Claims IN Anti-Planned Parenthood Bill Is About Ending "Government Funding For Abortion"
Fox & Friends Saturday recently claimed that Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will sign a bill that "strip[s] Planned Parenthood of government funding for abortions." In fact, Indiana and federal law already prohibit federal Medicaid funds from paying for abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or a threat to the life of a pregnant woman, and the bill will actually cut off government funding for Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN) to provide basic women's health and birth control services. Read More

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