Fox’s Bolling Is Wildly Wrong About Obama Asking Congress For Authority To Consolidate Agencies
Fox News’ Eric Bolling falsely asserted that President Obama is “usurping Congress for more executive privilege” in seeking the authority to consolidate federal agencies. In fact, Obama is requesting this authority from Congress, and presidents from Franklin Roosevelt through Ronald Reagan had the same authority — to fast-track congressional votes on executive-branch consolidation proposals from the president. Read More
Right-Wing Media Seize On Muñoz Appointment To Renew Attacks On NCLR
Right-wing media are demonizing the National Council of La Raza in order to object to President Obama’s recent appointment of Cecilia Muñoz as director of the Domestic Policy Council, accusing the organization of being an “amnesty” group with “racist” ties. These attacks are not new: Conservatives have long described the civil rights group as “the Ku Klux Klan Of The Hispanic People.” Read More
UPDATED: CNN Contributor On Marines Urinating On Dead Bodies: “Supposed To Be A Scandal”? “I’d Drop Trou And Do It Too”
On her radio show, CNN contributor and Big Journalism editor Dana Loesch cheered on an Internet video reportedly showing U.S. Marines urinating on what appear to be dead Afghans, saying she would “drop trou and do it too.” The video has been widely condemned by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, U.S. military commanders, foreign policy experts and others as depicting conduct that “does not reflect our values” and may endanger Afghanistan peace talks. Read More
CBS Runs Error-Ridden Report On “New Solyndras”
In a misleading segment painting a skewed picture of the Department of Energy’s clean tech investments, CBS News’ new morning show purported to reveal 11 “New Solyndras” — companies CBS said “are having trouble” or “have filed for bankruptcy” after receiving federal assistance. But CBS only identified 7 companies and included some that did not actually get federal funds.