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Limbaugh, Hannity, and the GOP: an iron triangle of stimulus misinformation

Reported by Ellen - February 7, 2009 -

That's the title of an excellent article by Media Matters. The article states:

On any given day during the current congressional debate over the economic recovery plan, chances are good that Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity will say something false about the administration's or congressional Democrats' efforts to pass a bill. And they do not promote these falsehoods in isolation; they are often promoted concurrently with each other and with Republican members of Congress. ...As a result, Hannity and Limbaugh have created an echo chamber of Republican talking points and misinformation criticizing the economic recovery plan.

The article lists numerous falsehoods about the economic stimulus plan circulated between Limbaugh, Hannity and Republicans, all the while broadcasting them to Americans. It shows that not only has the debate been degraded and delegitimized but also shows how Limbaugh, Hannity and Republicans have worked together to make that happen.

You can read the rest of the article here.