The New York Times’ Nick Confessore tweeted earlier today that the first two sentences in a Breitbart article on lobbyists contradict each other.
“Oh, Breitbart. When your second sentence contradicts your first sentence,” he tweeted.
Except, as you can see from the image below, the sentences actually don’t contradict one another. At all:
Oh, Breitbart. When your second sentence contradicts your first sentence. pic.twitter.com/5UGn8vNnk9
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) July 26, 2017
>Number of lobbyists down
>Spending by lobbyists projected to rise
>NYT "pro" thinks these facts contradict each other https://t.co/tJPUeiDMde
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) July 26, 2017
Embarrassing. No wonder these same Big Media geniuses happily report a slowing in the increase of spending as a “cut.”