'Liberal Media' Gone Wild
From today's Media Matters:
Reports on Bush admin. review of UAE port deal failed to mention Rumsfeld "just heard about this over the weekend"
The New York Times, Washington Post, and LA Times all failed to note an inconsistency in the administration's account: that Secretary Rumsfeld, a key member of the committee reviewing the deal, said that he possessed "minimal information" about the deal because he had just heard about it. It follows, then, that none of those reports raised the question of how the CFIUS could have approved the deal if at least one of its members had never heard of it.
Only on Fox: "Attacking capitalism: Have Dems declared war on America?"
Introducing a panel discussion on Cavuto on Business, Fox News posted onscreen text reading, "Attacking capitalism: Have Dems declared war on America?
McWhorter falsely claimed African-American child poverty rates decreased under GOP majority
On Hannity & Colmes, Manhattan Institute senior fellow John McWhorter claimed that the poverty rate of African-American minors has decreased "ever since 1996," a trend he credited to "the Republican party, who created welfare reform." In fact, according to U.S. government census data, the poverty rate among African-Americans under 18 began decreasing in 1992 and continued to do so until 2002, midway through President Bush's first term.
O'Reilly: U.S. should leave Iraq "as fast as humanly possible" because "there are so many nuts in the country"
Bill O'Reilly suggested that the United States "hand over everything to the Iraqis as fast as humanly possible" because "[t]here are so many nuts in the country -- so many crazies -- that we can't control them." O'Reilly has previously called those advocating immediate withdrawal from Iraq "pinheads" and compared them to Hitler appeasers.