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insta8er

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Fri May 13, 2016, 05:24 AM May 2016

Washington post squeezes four anti Sanders stories out of one tax study



Over 7 hours.

It’s not news that the Washington Post’s editorial board has been lobbying against Sen. Bernie Sanders since the beginning of his improbable presidential campaign. Sometimes this editorial ethos seems to extend to other parts of the paper, as it did in March, when the Post managed to run 16 negative stories about Sanders in 16 hours (FAIR.org, 3/8/16).

While the Post has published the occasional pro-Sanders piece, the Jeff Bezos–owned publication was back at it yesterday when it pounced on a tax study by the Urban Institute, running four pieces (two by Post writers, one by the editorial board and one by the AP) in one afternoon:

1:00pm Sorry, Bernie Fans. His Healthcare Plan Is Short $17,000,000,000,000, by Max Ehrenfreund
1:49 Confirmed: Sanders Is Selling a Fantasy Agenda, by Stephen Stromberg
5:15pm Study: Sanders’ Economic Plan Piles $18T on Federal Debt, by AP’s Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
7:59pm Sanders’ Plans Aren’t Just Too Good to Be True; They’re Also Fiscally Dangerous, by the Post’s editorial board
The study was irresistible for editors looking for viral outrage: huge, scary national debt numbers by a tax-and-spend liberal (entirely without any context), complete with innuendo that the campaign had been lying about its projections.

Indeed, the Washington Post loves to frame differing opinions about policy costs as deception, with an editorial back in January tabloidishly headlined “Mr. Sanders Needs to Come Clean About the Funding for His Healthcare Plan” (1/19/16). He can’t just have different numbers in good faith; he must be hiding something.







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Washington post squeezes four anti Sanders stories out of one tax study (Original Post) insta8er May 2016 OP
And probably 2 dozen OPs from within Camp Bansalot. hobbit709 May 2016 #1
The media treats democrats like shit. NCTraveler May 2016 #2
And under the bus tbe WaPo goes. The articles are not deception, yes, Sanders agenda Thinkingabout May 2016 #3

Thinkingabout

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3. And under the bus tbe WaPo goes. The articles are not deception, yes, Sanders agenda
Fri May 13, 2016, 06:36 AM
May 2016

Is going to cost lots of money, the deception is not accepting the cost and ignoring this fact.

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