Monday, September 12, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 09-12-11

Regulation Nation: Fox Begins Weeklong Assault On Government Regulations
Fox is launching a weeklong attack on government regulations, promising to "expose how excessive laws are drowning American businesses" - a message that coincides with a Republican push to focus on deregulation. But economists say that regulations are not harming businesses and that there is little evidence that regulations kill jobs. Read More

Limbaugh Conjures Up Dishonest Smear Over How Obama Honored 9-11 Anniversary
Rush Limbaugh criticized President Obama for volunteering at a soup kitchen as part of a national day of service to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- falsely suggesting that Obama did so instead of attending memorial services. In fact, Obama and his family honored the day of service at a soup kitchen Saturday, and the president attended several memorial services on Sunday. Read More

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