Wednesday, July 08, 2009


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Consider subscribing to Media Matters for America’s excellent watchdog summaries of the lies and distortions in the mainstream commercial media.

There seems to be no respite from the lies, and given the viewership that outlets such as Fox News have, we might all be concerned. Not that we can change them. At least, we ourselves can be aware of their game, and counter the propaganda when repeated by our acquaintances.

I’ll take the liberty of reproducing their email for today, and urge you again to click on over there to subscribe and support this valuable enterprise. In a very compact summary they set the record straight. Check this out.

Here are today's news items from Media Matters for America, click on the title or 'read more' to read the entirety of each story.

Moore falsely claimed Obama "won't ... cut taxes"; but he already has
On Fox News, Stephen Moore said of the Obama administration's plans for dealing with the economic situation: "The one thing this administration won't do is cut taxes." In fact, the recovery act included $288 billion in tax relief. Read More

Fox's Napolitano falsely claimed "[t]here was no testimony whatsoever in court" in GM bankruptcy
Andrew Napolitano falsely claimed that in the GM bankruptcy proceedings, "[t]here was no testimony whatsoever in court." In fact, the judge overseeing the case stated that there was in-court testimony. Read More

Hannity again crops Obama's comments abroad in order to smear him
Sean Hannity deceptively cropped President Obama's answer to a question about the Cold War to suggest that Obama did not acknowledge the actions of past U.S. presidents in freeing Eastern Europe. Read More

Wash. Times falsely claims Sotomayor "assert[ed] that there are 'inherent physiological' differences between the races"
The Washington Times claimed that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor "assert[ed]" in three speeches "that there are 'inherent physiological' differences between the races." In fact, Sotomayor made no such claim. Read More

MSNBC fails to ID "former California state budget director" Campbell as former GOP congressman
MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan interviewed former Rep. Tom Campbell about the California budget crisis, but at no point disclosed that Campbell is a Republican. Read More

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