Monday, August 15, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 08-15-11

Right-Wing Media Attack New Fuel-Efficiency Standards That Truck Industry Largely Supports
Right-wing media have attacked new fuel-efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks by seizing on reports that the plan would increase the cost of the trucks. But both the Obama administration and the trucking industry say the costs would be quickly recouped in money saved on fuel expenses, and industry officials largely support the new standards. Read More

McCaughey Whitewashes Rulings Upholding Health Care Law
In a New York Post column, Betsy McCaughey hyped a recent federal appeals court ruling striking down the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). But McCaughey, who has a long history of misinforming on health care, ignored several rulings that upheld the law or rejected challenges, including a federal appeals court decision upholding the individual mandate in which a Bush appointee was in the majority. Read More

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