Thursday, June 02, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 06-02-11

Morris Resorts To Falsehoods To Attack Obama's Economic Policy
Fox News contributor Dick Morris claimed that President Obama "will be defeated" in 2012 because "he's causing the second housing crisis by cutting out the mortgage interest deduction" and "causing the deficit with this gigantic government spending." In fact, proposed changes in the mortgage deduction for the wealthy have not been implemented, and the primary drivers of the deficit are the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the economic downturn, and the tax cuts implemented in the Bush administration. Read More

Right-Wing Media Attack Obama Commerce Secretary Nominee As A "Global Warming Fanatic" And An "Eco-Terrorist"
Right-wing media figures have attacked John Bryson, President Obama's nominee for Commerce secretary, as a "radical green activist" and an "eco-terrorist." In fact, Bryson is a former energy company executive who sits on the boards of several major corporations, and his nomination has the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read More

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