Monday, June 18, 2012

Media Matters Daily Summary 06-18-12

Nation's Top Print Media Cited Anti-Immigrant Groups As Sources Over 250 Times Since The Introduction Of SB 1070
Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, was introduced in January 2010. Since then, in their coverage of immigration issues America's top five newspapers and the Associated Press and Reuters newswires have cited anti-immigrant organizations with ties to white supremacists and racists -- including one that has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center -- over 250 times. Read More

Fox Gets It Wrong: Recessions Following Financial Crises Are More Severe And Longer Lasting Than Ordinary Recessions
Fox hosts downplayed the severity of the recession and whitewashed the financial crisis after President Obama reminded voters that the recession was caused by a financial crisis and thus would take longer from which to recover. In fact, economists say that recessions caused by financial crises, like the most recent recession, are more severe and have a much longer recovery time than other recessions. Read More

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