Monday, October 24, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 10-24-11

"Iran Won": Fox Attacks Obama For Ending Iraq War
Following President Obama's announcement that all troops would leave Iraq by the end of the year, Fox News has scrambled to attack Obama's foreign policy, calling the development a "strategic tragedy" and speculating that it could mean the lives of American troops killed in Iraq could have been "wasted." Read More

Fox Business Fails In Attempt To Discredit Economists Who Predict Obama Jobs Plan Will Create Jobs
Fox Business is questioning the credibility of Moody's Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi after he estimated that President Obama's jobs plan would create nearly two million jobs, arguing that "every other economist in the world" disagrees. In fact, many economists have said that the American Jobs Act would create millions of jobs. Read More

Pat Buchanan's History Of Anti-LGBT Bigotry
In his new book Suicide of a Superpower, MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan attacks the idea of gays serving in the military as an "indoctrination of recruits, soldiers, and officers into an acceptance of the gay life style" and calls same-sex marriage an "absurd notion of equality." Buchanan has a long history of anti-LGBT bigotry. He has called gays "sodomites" and said they are "literally hell-bent on Satanism and suicide"; called homosexuality a "disorder" that can be handled with therapy; and said that in "a healthy society, it will be contained, segregated, controlled, and stigmatized." Read More

UPDATED: The Lies Of James O'Keefe
Convicted criminal James O'Keefe has released a new video -- this time attacking Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein and the Economic Policy Institute, a non-partisan progressive think tank. Journalists covering the story should be aware of O'Keefe's history of lies and deception. Read More

Fox Host Bob Beckel Doubles As A Fox Critic
The Five co-host Bob Beckel, who frequently fills the slot of the show's sole liberal, has repeatedly corrected the false and misleading claims of his fellow co-hosts, as well as exposed Fox News' selective editorial policies. Read More

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