Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 10-26-11

"The Most Exciting Tax Plan Since Reagan's": Right-Wing Media Tout Perry's Flat Tax
Following the release of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's (TX) tax plan, conservative media have hyped the plan, claiming it is "exciting" and a "radical improvement" over the current system. However, economists from across the spectrum have criticized Perry's plan, noting that it will lead to "substantial" revenue loss and "draconian cuts" while "undermin[ing]" the need to make the tax code simpler. Read More

Hannity Attacks Obama For Noting Republicans Are Anti-Environment
Fox News' Sean Hannity has spent the past week attacking President Obama over what Hannity called Obama's "incendiary language," because Obama said Republicans want "dirtier air, dirtier water." But Obama is right in that Republicans have repeatedly voted to weaken pollution limits this year. Read More

Fox Revives Myth That "America Is A Center-Right Country"
This year, Fox has continued to push the right-wing talking point that "America is a center-right country." In fact, on issue after issue, polls are clear that Americans favor progressive policies. Read More

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