Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 05-03-11

Right-Wing Media Embrace Latest Anti-Obama Conspiracy Theory: Bin Laden Might Not Be Dead
Led by Fox's Andrew Napolitano, right-wing media figures have embraced yet another conspiracy theory aimed at attacking President Obama: that Osama bin Laden might not be dead. Right-wing media have previously promoted the false conspiracy theory that Obama was not born in United States and the myth that Obama is a Muslim. Read More

Wash. Times' Obama Derangement Syndrome Extends To Bin Laden Death
The Washington Times has published numerous absurd attacks on President Obama as it struggles to find ways to criticize him in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death. The Times has long been a forum for the most outrageous, baseless, and false attacks against Obama. Read More

Conservative Media Attack Obama For Not Handling Bin Laden's Body Badly Enough
Following the killing of Osama bin Laden, conservative media criticized the Obama administration's decision to treat bin Laden's body in accordance with Islamic custom while burying him at sea. In fact, Obama counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says bin Laden's body was handled "in the best interests of all involved," and even some conservatives have applauded the administration's handling of the body. Read More

Right-Wing Media Fixated On Obama's "Shameless" Bin Laden Speech
Right-wing media continue to attack President Obama over his speech announcing that U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden in a firefight. These attacks even include people saying that Obama should not have made the announcement himself. Read More

Hypocrisy (Bin Laden Edition): Conservatives Previously Argued That What Occurs During Obama's Term Is Obama's Responsibility
The conservative media are suggesting that former President Bush deserves more credit than President Obama for the death of Osama bin Laden. This is in stark contrast to their usual attacks that Obama is responsible for things that are happening during his presidency, including those tied to Bush-era policies like the Gulf oil spill, the weak economy, and the nation's deficit problems. Read More

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