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    Message 1 of 403 , Oct 31, 2011
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      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.

      Trick Or Treat! Obama Derangement Syndrome Is At The Door
      In the latest round of Obama Derangement Syndrome, right-wing media attacked the Obamas for handing out fruit along with candy to trick-or-treaters at the White House. Previously, right-wing media have attacked the president over Hurricane Irene, the East Coast earthquake, healthy eating, the White House Easter Egg Roll, and the death of Osama bin Laden. Read More

      CNBC's Bartiromo Adopts Right-Wing's Boeing Falsehoods
      During an interview with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, CNBC's Maria Bartiromo whitewashed Boeing's alleged discrimination against union workers and suggested that the National Labor Relations Board should not intervene when companies violate the law to intimidate union workers. Right-wing media have repeatedly distorted the facts about NLRB's complaint against Boeing, including wrongly asserting that the NLRB brought suit against Boeing "because the jobs are non-union." Read More

      Wash. Post Article Repeatedly Misleads On Social Security
      A Washington Post article on Social Security repeated a plethora of myths and falsehoods that surround the program and used loaded language to describe Social Security's finances. The article has been hailed and repeated in the right-wing media and criticized by progressives. Read More

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      Message 403 of 403 , Nov 21, 2011
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        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.

        Obama Didn't Call Americans Lazy -- But Right-Wing Media Routinely Do
        Right-wing media recently pushed the discredited attack that President Obama called Americans "lazy." But right-wing media figures themselves have a history of suggesting that Americans -- particularly the poor, the unemployed, and union workers, among others -- are lazy or lack work ethic. Read More

        Wall Street Journal Again Goes To Bat For Drug Company Over Avastin
        The Wall Street Journal has attacked the Food and Drug Administration for revoking the approval of the drug Avastin for treatment of breast cancer, accusing the agency of "imposing a blanket government abstraction" over the choices of patients and doctors. But studies have found Avastin to be ineffective for treating metastatic breast cancer, and the FDA's decision is supported by cancer advocacy groups. 

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