Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 08-24-11

Obama Derangement Syndrome: Earthquake Edition
Right-wing media attacked President Obama for happening to be on a golf course at Martha's Vineyard when a magnitude 5.8 earthquake rattled much of the East Coast. From attacking Obama over such things as putting Dijon mustard on a burger to using environmentally friendly eggs at the White House Easter Egg Roll, the right-wing media have a long history of these absurd attacks. Read More

Right-Wing Media Freak Out Over Decision To Deport Convicted Felons
Following the Obama administration's decision to postpone the deportation of certain undocumented immigrants in order to prioritize "convicted felons" and "public safety threats," right-wing media have reacted by resorting to fearmongering, inflammatory rhetoric, and falsehoods. Read More

Just Plane False: NY Times Columnist Attacks NLRB For Taking Action Over Boeing's Alleged Union Busting
New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera pushed a series of falsehoods about the National Labor Relations Board case against Boeing to baselessly attack Democrats' commitment to job creation. Read More

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