Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Media Matters Daily Summary 05-29-12

Right-Wing Media Hype Discredited Activist's Latest Bogus Planned Parenthood Attack
Right-wing media are hyping discredited conservative activist Lila Rose's latest Planned Parenthood smear video which purports to implicate the organization in a rampant problem with sex-selective abortion in the United States. But the facts debunk Rose's latest attack on Planned Parenthood, and Rose and her group have repeatedly whittled away any credibility with previous smear campaigns against Planned Parenthood. Read More

Government Employment Drops Under Obama, But Media Run With Romney Myth Anyway
Labor Department statistics say that government employment has decreased by 608,000 since February 2009. Nevertheless, Fox News and Politico both uncritically reported Mitt Romney's false claim that "[w]e have 145,000 more government workers under this president." Read More

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