David A. Patten

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  • Right-Wing Media Freak Out Over Nonexistent Obama Proposal To Impose Mileage Tax

    ››› ››› MIKE BURNS

    Right-wing media seized on the leak of an undated, "early working draft" of a proposed transportation authorization bill to suggest that President Obama plans to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive and that the government will use it to spy on their driving habits. But the Obama administration has not embraced such a proposal, and, in any event, such an idea is hardly new or controversial, as House Republicans have passed similar bills.

  • Fox pushes latest Franklin Graham comments: "Obama giving Islam a pass"

    Blog ››› ››› KATE CONWAY

    On May 4th, Fox Nation pushed evangelist Franklin Graham's latest comments on Islam, made to Newsmax, by displaying the following text:


    Fox Nation linked to a Newsmax article reporting that Graham accused President Obama of "giving Islam a pass" by ignoring treatment of women in Muslim countries and called the Pentagon's decision to rescind his invitation to a National Day of Prayer "a slap at all evangelical Christians."

    Graham has a history of making incendiary comments about Islam, and Fox has a habit of whitewashing such attacks.

  • Newsmax cites Franken-Coleman race to baselessly hype fears of a "stolen election" in MA

    ››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

    In a January 18 Newsmax.com article, managing editor David A. Patten raises the prospect of a "stolen election" in the race for Massachusetts' open Senate seat by citing "fears that a close election could trigger the same type of recount process that saw former GOP Sen. Norm Coleman's lead over then-challenger Al Franken steadily evaporate in Minnesota." However, the Minnesota Supreme Court stated that "[n]o claim of fraud in the election or during the recount was made by either" Franken or Coleman, and experts reportedly said that there was a "lack of crookedness in" Minnesota that debunks claims that the Minnesota election was stolen.