Monday, August 22, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 08-22-11

Glenn Beck's History Of Using The Holocaust To Advance His Political Agenda
Glenn Beck has repeatedly been criticized for his wildly inappropriate use of Holocaust and Nazi imagery to attack his opponents.
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Wash. Times Continues Its Fervent Race-Baiting Attacks
In an August 19 editorial titled, "Obama: Whites need not apply," The Washington Times declared that a recent executive order signed by President Obama to promote diversity in the federal workforce "will intensify programs that discriminate against white Americans." Indeed, The Washington Times' opinion pages have a history of vitriolic race-baiting attacks on Obama and his administration. Read More

Restoring Hyperbole: Beck's Jerusalem Rally Will Be "A Planet Course-Altering Event"
Much as he did with his "Restoring Honor" rally last year, Beck is hyping this week's "Restoring Courage" rally in Jerusalem with outrageous hyperbole and overblown religious rhetoric. According to Beck, the rally "could be miraculous," and will be a "life-changing, life-altering event" where "there's a possibility a pillar of fire appears."
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Conservative Media Edit Out Government's Role In Texas Economy
Conservative pundits have attributed economic growth and job creation in Texas to the success of conservative policies like low taxes and small government. But government has played a significant role in Texas' recent economic record: Federal spending helped balance the state budget, and strict regulation helped shield it from the housing bubble. Read More

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