Friday, December 31, 2010

The Media's Failure to Challenge Corporate Spin and Lies

The Media's Failure to Challenge Corporate Spin and Lies

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews had a good laugh during a recent segment about
the five
biggest political lies of 2010
. PolitiFact gave the top prize to
Republicans and pundits who repeatedly lied—and got away with it—by
calling the healthcare bill a “government takeover.”



After showing multiple clips of Republicans repeating the same lie
over and over again, Matthews could barely contain his laughter. “Are
we watching a Woody Allen movie here?” he asked his guests. “Do they
get all their talking points from Frank
Luntz
? Some guy down on the beach in Santa Monica is knocking out
the terminology. The lingo in these people. Don’t they know they sound
like parrots?”

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