Friday, September 09, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 09-09-11

The Washington Times' Fun With Photoshop
The Washington Times published an illustration of President Obama's face on late singer Amy Winehouse's body to illustrate a column by Jeffrey Kuhner that claimed Obama is "injecting the heroin of class warfare and socialism into our national bloodstream," which will lead to "insanity and death." This is just the latest outrageous Photoshopped image or illustration published by the Times to attack Obama. Read More

Flailing: Right-Wing Media Scramble To Find Attacks On Obama's Jobs Address
Right-wing media have continued their long history of attacking President Obama's speeches by scrambling to criticize his September 8 address in which he proposed the American Jobs Act. Read More

Conservative Media Criticism Of Jobs Plan Only Off By Millions Of Jobs
Conservative media figures are citing the discredited myth that the stimulus failed to argue that President Obama's jobs plan also will not help the economy. In fact, economic analysts have repeatedly said that the 2009 recovery act boosted the economy and increased employment, and economists estimate that Obama's jobs plan is likely to add millions of jobs. Read More

Someone Forgot to Circulate the Anti-Obama Talking Points
The incoherence of the right's criticism of Obama's speech was matched only by the diversity in attacks. Read More

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