Friday, June 01, 2012

Media Matters Daily Summary 06-01-12

Planned Parenthood Action Fund Ad Does Not Violate Tax Laws As Fox Suggested
Fox News attacked Planned Parenthood for violating tax laws by putting out an ad that criticized Mitt Romney. In fact, the ad was put out by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which is organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the tax code, the same section Karl Rove's American Crossroads GPS uses to attack President Obama. Read More

Media Fail To Fact Check Romney's Solyndra Speech
Mitt Romney's remarks at Solyndra were full of falsehoods that went unchecked by many major media outlets. The media also largely failed to point out that as governor of Massachusetts, Romney invested in several companies that subsequently went bankrupt or defaulted on state loans. Read More

Though Experts Agree Spending Cuts Hurt The Economy, Media Amplify GOP Attacks On Obama's Policies
Economic experts agree that spending cuts in a weak economy hurt the creation of jobs and economic growth. Though Republicans in Congress spent much of 2011 demanding spending cuts, the media are amplifying their attacks on President Obama's economic record. Read More

Who Is The Denver Post's Resident Birther Mike Rosen?
Denver Post
 columnist and local radio host Mike Rosen drew criticism this week when he questioned the citizenship status of President Obama. Media Matters looks back at his long record of extreme and hateful rhetoric. Read More

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