Selwyn Duke at American Thinker highlights the latest efforts of Media Matters to smear conservatives at any opportunity:
In a piece published Monday, self-proclaimed media watcher MediaMatters (MM) criticizes Fox News for runningthe supposedly “misleading headline”: “Cambridge, MA set to Pay Gay Employees More Than Straight.” MediaMatters takes issue with Fox because the headline doesn’t explain that the reason for the measure is to compensate homosexuals for a tax that married couples don’t have to pay.
Of course, a headline is a hook, designed to draw readers in, not an explanation. But Fox offered no such explanation — at least that’s what MM leads its readers to believe. The attack dog writes that Fox “excerpted an article from The Daily Mail, which has a similarly misleading headline. However, the Daily Mail article clearly explains that the city is offering gay employees a stipend to offset a federal tax that does not apply to straight employees.” The Daily Mail “clearly explains” this, so, obviously, Fox doesn’t.
Except that it does.
Fox’s very first sentence is, “A Massachusetts city will start paying its gay employees a stipend so it can offset an unequal federal tax.” In fact, Fox devotes five of the six sentences in its piece to this explanation.
This is what my father refers to as a “New York Times lie.”
But this is what the left does — if there isn’t anything with which to demonize their opponents, they either imply wrongdoing where there is none, or make stuff up. Without innuendo and ad hominem, they really don’t have much to fall back to.