Thursday, October 06, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 10-06-11

O'Reilly Decries Use Of "Nazis In Analogies" -- But He Uses Them All The Time
Discussing the recent uproar over Hank Williams Jr. invoking Adolf Hitler while criticizing President Obama, Bill O'Reilly said that it is "always bad to use Nazis in analogies." But O'Reilly himself has a long history of using Nazi analogies. Read More

Fox Falsely Claims Reid, Democrats The "Only Thing Stopping" Obama's Jobs Bill
Fox has repeatedly suggested that Senate Democrats, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), are opposing President Obama's jobs bill because Reid "is the one who is keeping it off the floor in the Senate." But House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has said the bill is "dead" on arrival in the Republican-controlled House, while Senate Democrats reportedly support the bill, but want the chance to amend some provisions before it comes to a full floor vote. Read More

For Fox, Raising Taxes On Rich Is Class Warfare, Raising Them On The Poor Is Good Sense
As part of the network's ongoing attempt to defend the richest Americans from paying even a penny more in taxes, Fox personalities have described Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) proposed surtax on the rich as "class warfare." At the same time, Fox is hyping Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan, which would raise taxes on poor and middle-income families. Read More

Limbaugh Falsely Claims Obama "Created" Widespread Unemployment
Rush Limbaugh claimed that President Obama "has created widespread, long-term unemployment." In fact, the labor market had been deteriorating for months before Obama took office, and private analysts agree that his stimulus package created millions of jobs. Read More

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