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WTF MSM!? Surviving the Tax-pocalypse

Regurgitating left-wing talking points …

Totally unbiased … After the House of Representatives passed sweeping tax reform legislation yesterday, the Associated Press tweeted: “BREAKING: House passes first rewrite of nation's tax laws in three decades, providing steep tax cuts for businesses, the wealthy.” Let’s unpack this tweet. This is a straight news headline, not the headline to an opinion piece. It editorializes what happened with left-wing talking points. Our journalists are so biased they don’t even see it.

Or do they? … CNN’s media critic/cheerleader Brian Stelter reacted vociferously to the Associated Press tweet. In his daily email, he uncharacteristically admitted that the media has been echoing left-wing talking points on the tax bill. He then mused what that meant, not for the truth, but for the reputation of the media. He was most upset that journalists, acting like the biased media they are, would give more credence to conservatives who attack them. Um, didn’t you just prove our point, Brian?

“Your job is to use the Democratic talking points” … Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell began the answer to a loaded question about the tax bill saying he knew the reporter’s “job is to use the Democratic talking points.” While I’m not the biggest fan of McConnell, he is absolutely right in this instance. The misreporting and misleading on the tax bill have been epic, even by MSM standards. The Free Beacon’s Cameron Cawthorne has more.

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