Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Media Matters Daily Summary 11-09-11

"A+": Fox Applauds Cain's Defense Against Sexual Harassment Accusations
Following GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain's press conference at which he denied allegations of sexual harassment, Fox News figures immediately applauded Cain's defense, calling it "very strong" and giving it a grade of "A+." This follows Fox figures previously attacking one of Cain's accusers and dismissing allegations of sexual harassment as "meaningless." Read More

Fox Wildly Inflates The Number Of Jobs Keystone XL Pipeline Might Create
Fox News has claimed that TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline would create somewhere between 50,000 and a million jobs. In fact, even TransCanada acknowledges that the total jobs created would be far fewer, and an independent report has found that the project could actually destroy more jobs than it creates through higher fuel costs and environmental damage. Read More

"Grinching": Right-Wing Media Attacks Obama For Industry-Promoted Christmas Tree Tax
Right-Wing media attacked President Obama for a recent Department of Agriculture decision to assess a tax on Christmas trees, claiming Obama is "grinching 15 cents out of your pocket." In fact, the tax is intended to promote the live Christmas tree industry and is supported by grower associations. Read More

Limbaugh's Reaction To Harassment Allegations Against Cain: Unrestrained Vitriol, Misogyny
Since Politico reported allegations of sexual harassment against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, Rush Limbaugh has viciously attacked Cain's accusers and women in general. In the course of his ranting, Limbaugh has called an accuser's 13-year-old son a "brownshirt preview" and suggested that women should wear burkas to deter harassment. Read More

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