Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 05-17-11

Fox Launches Misleading Attack On Postal Service
On Fox & Friends, Fox Business host Stuart Varney attacked the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for seeking a "bailout" because if it "were run like a business," the USPS would be "cutting costs" and wouldn't need federal assistance. In fact, the USPS has been cutting costs for years, and like the USPS, hundreds of private businesses have recently received federal assistance Read More

Right-Wing Media Largely Ignore Birtherism To Blame Media "Attacks" For Trump's Dropping Out
Following reports that Donald Trump will not be running for president, the right-wing media absurdly blamed "the media" for "attacking" Trump, largely ignoring Trump's embrace of birtherism. Read More

Media Conservatives Disregard Economic Benefits Of Immigration Reform
The right-wing media is attacking President Obama for discussing immigration reform rather than focusing on the economy, but researchers have estimated that immigration reform can add $1.5 trillion to GDP and create 900,000 jobs. Read More

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