Friday, June 29, 2012

Media Matters Daily Summary 09-29-12

Right-Wing Media Attacks SNAP Outreach To Elderly Americans
Right-wing media are attacking a program designed to increase awareness of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) among the elderly, saying they hope the effort "come[s] to a quick end." But SNAP outreach programs have been crafted and employed by previous administrations, hunger is increasing among all groups, including the elderly, and the elderly are under enrolled in SNAP. Read More

Dobbs Helps Cover Up Romney's Support For Health Insurance Mandate
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs covered up the fact that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney previously supported the same kind of financial penalties on individuals who refuse to purchase health insurance that are in the Affordable Care Act, penalties Romney now criticizes. In fact, even the architect of Romney's health care law says the law Romney championed as governor of Massachusetts is very similar. Read More

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