••can ye pass the acid test?••

ye who enter here be afraid, but do what ye must -- to defeat your fear ye must defy it.

& defeat it ye must, for only then can we begin to realize liberty & justice for all.

time bomb tick tock? nervous tic talk? war on war?

or just a blog crying in the wilderness, trying to make sense of it all, terror-fried by hate radio and FOX, the number of whose name is 666??? (coincidence?)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

eml from media matters
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.

Beck Falsely Claims Obama Gave Israel 30-Day "Ultimatum" To Accept 1967 Borders
Glenn Beck falsely claimed that in an "ultimatum," "the Obama administration gave Israel 30 days to comply with the 1967 border rules." In fact, the article Beck cited to back up his claim stated that the administration made a "request" of Israel to accept Obama's proposal as a basis for negotiations as a way to head off Palestinian plans to unilaterally declare an independent state. Read More

Von Spakovsky Spreads Falsehoods To Push For Voter ID Laws
In a USA Today op-ed, Pajamas Media blogger and former DOJ Civil Rights Division official Hans von Spakovsky employed numerous falsehoods to defend statutes requiring all voters to show identification before casting ballots. In fact, contrary to von Spakovsky's argument, legal voters have been turned away from the voting booth because they lacked proper identification, the effects of voter ID laws may fall disproportionately on the poor and members of racial minorities, and instances of fraudulent voting are very rare. Read More

Wall Street Journal Campaigns Against Clean Air Protections
A Wall Street Journal editorial calls on Congress to cancel EPA's proposed limits on mercury emissions and other toxic air pollution from power plants, claiming that the action amounts to a "War on Jobs." However, studies have found that the new standards, which have been decades in the making and are already being met by a majority of coal-fired utilities, would actually result in a net creation of jobs. Read More

It's Not Just Race: Fox's Bolling Has A Long History Of False Claims, Inflammatory Rhetoric
As Media Matters reported, Fox Business' Eric Bolling recently made unacceptable and bizarre racially charged comments on Fox, including accusing President Obama of inviting "hoodlum[s]" to what he called the "hizzouse." But this wasn't the first time Bolling acted inappropriately while employed by Fox. Bolling has a long history of making false and misleading claims as well as using inflammatory rhetoric and smears during his time at Fox. Read More

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