Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 07-12-11

Fox "News" Judgment: Media Matters Tax Status More Important Than NY Same-Sex Marriage Bill
Since June 23, Fox News has devoted 35 full segments to discredited attacks on Media Matters for America that suggest that the Internal Revenue Service should revoke the organization's 501(c)(3) tax status. By contrast, over the same time period, the network devoted only six full segments and 13 news briefs to New York's passage of legislation legalizing same-sex marriage. Read More

Fox Continues Ignoring Economists To Downplay Debt Ceiling Consequences
Fox News figures have continued their assault on plans to raise the debt ceiling ahead of the August 2 deadline, claiming the negative economic consequences of failing to raise the ceiling is "pure fiction" and that Democrats' warnings are "doomsday rhetoric." But economists agree that failing to raise the debt ceiling is an "unthinkable idea." Read More

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