Monday, October 31, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 10-31-11

Trick Or Treat! Obama Derangement Syndrome Is At The Door
In the latest round of Obama Derangement Syndrome, right-wing media attacked the Obamas for handing out fruit along with candy to trick-or-treaters at the White House. Previously, right-wing media have attacked the president over Hurricane Irene, the East Coast earthquake, healthy eating, the White House Easter Egg Roll, and the death of Osama bin Laden. Read More

CNBC's Bartiromo Adopts Right-Wing's Boeing Falsehoods
During an interview with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, CNBC's Maria Bartiromo whitewashed Boeing's alleged discrimination against union workers and suggested that the National Labor Relations Board should not intervene when companies violate the law to intimidate union workers. Right-wing media have repeatedly distorted the facts about NLRB's complaint against Boeing, including wrongly asserting that the NLRB brought suit against Boeing "because the jobs are non-union." Read More

Wash. Post Article Repeatedly Misleads On Social Security
A Washington Post article on Social Security repeated a plethora of myths and falsehoods that surround the program and used loaded language to describe Social Security's finances. The article has been hailed and repeated in the right-wing media and criticized by progressives. Read More

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