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STUDY: The Press And The Pipeline
The editorial boards of the Washington Post, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal have come out in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline. Those three newspapers published 16 op-eds or editorials supporting the pipeline and only one opposed.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Fox Still Pushing Discredited Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs Claims
Fox anchor Martha MacCallum is clinging to the discredited claim that the Keystone XL pipeline would create at least 20,000 jobs. In fact, even the pipeline owner acknowledges that the total jobs created by the pipeline 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.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
WSJ Ignores Evidence That Gop War On Voting Could Disenfranchise Millions
The Wall Street Journal ignored evidence that newly passed restrictions on voting rights could make it more difficult for millions of eligible voters to vote in 2012, while letting former Bush DOJ official Hans von Spakovsky claim there is "no evidence" those restrictions could suppress voting.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011(1 comments)
What "Class Warfare" Really Looks Like
Warren Buffet said, "There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning." The rich are winning, and they're doing so with the help of Republican politicians, the foot soldiers in the war against the middle class and poor.
Right-Wing Media Accuse Obama Of Making Bin Laden Death All About Himself
Immediately following Obama's announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan, right-wing media took every opportunity to attack the president for his actions and remarks regarding the mission. Conservative media outlets and personalities have declared that the death of the world's most famous terrorist was just another opportunity for the president to "strut like [a] peacock" and make it all about himself."
Tell the Washington Post: You've Gone Too Far
The op-ed pages of WaPost should be a place for serious debate about the direction of our country. But by hiring former Bush administration speechwriter Marc Thiessen -- the second former Bush speechwriter to whom it has given a regular column -- The Washington Post has crossed the line. Thiessen is a serial misinformer. And he shouldn't be rewarded with the audience or credibility that a regular column provides.
Monday, October 19, 2009
The Glenn Beck chart
Media Matters for America has explored Beck's links to the extremist, unhinged, and sometimes paranoid people and groups that inhabit the world of right-wing political activism and laid them out in a Beck-style chart, but with two key differences: these connections actually exist, and they were spell-checked.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Caught with "pants on fire," McCaughey backtracks, hedges -- again
After repeatedly falsely asserting that House Democrats' health care reform bill makes end-of-life counseling for seniors "mandatory," Betsy McCaughey was forced to backtrack from her claim--that PolitiFact.com called "a ridiculous falsehood." Confronted with accusations that she lied about the bill, she claimed, as she had done with a prior falsehood about another bill, that she was right about the effect (if not the lit
Tuesday, July 28, 2009(16 comments)
How Lou Dobbs scared Rush Limbaugh off the birther story
If Limbaugh won't line up on the side of the birthers, than means most AM talkers won't either, which means the birthers are going to be pushed back to the fringes where they belong. And for that, we have Lou Dobbs to thank.
Friday, July 17, 2009(1 comments)
Rove falsely claimed Obama didn't warn economy may get worse
Rove: "So what's a president to do when the promises he made about his economic stimulus program fail to materialize? If you're Barack Obama, you redefine your goals and act as if America won't remember what you said originally." Surely Rove had his tongue rammed solidly in his cheek...?