Friday, May 06, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 05-06-11

Fox Exploits Bin Laden's Death To Continue Attacks On Education
Fox has exploited the death of Osama bin Laden to attack the "cowardly public school system," by seizing on a video of American teenagers who appeared unsure about who bin Laden was. As Media Matters has previously documented, Fox routinely finds any excuse to attack teachers, public schools and teachers' unions. Read More

Glenn Beck Utterly Clueless About Tucson Ethnic Studies Program
While once again demonizing a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson, Arizona, Glenn Beck falsely claimed that the program is "mandatory." Enrollment in the class has always been voluntary. Read More

Right-Wing Media Freak Out Over Nonexistent Obama Proposal To Impose Mileage Tax
Right-wing media seized on the leak of an undated, "early working draft" of a proposed transportation authorization bill to suggest that President Obama plans to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive and that the government will use it to spy on their driving habits. But the Obama administration has not embraced such a proposal, and, in any event, such an idea is hardly new or controversial, as House Republicans have passed similar bills. Read More

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