In response to CNBC reporter John Harwood’s admission that the media have basically been lying about Trump’s tax cuts, Matt Yglesias took the brazenness to another level, handing out “credit” for the deception.
Nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success, but progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raised their taxes when the facts say a clear majority got a tax cut. https://t.co/tcZFr8l9Ck
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) April 8, 2019
Yes, congrats on trying to deceive hard-working people about what’s going to happen with their money.
What an accomplishment.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) April 9, 2019
Messaging success = lying to the American people. https://t.co/Frqi4Ox3Sv
— Andrew Wagner (@andrewwagner) April 9, 2019
Matt Yglesias admits leftist groups and the media lied to the American people.
I don't think he was supposed to say that part out loud. https://t.co/fZb5TxORFr
— Extremely Unfriendly Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 9, 2019
It’s not that anyone is shocked that they would lie.
It’s that we have apparently reached the stage where they do victory laps in celebration of their lies.
If there were only a constitutionally protected industry that could convey the facts to the citizens instead of delivering a narrative… https://t.co/CDkgQvaBVv
— Texas Guy (@Collinsdw) April 8, 2019
Gotta love when they admit they’re lying. https://t.co/h1cKQAZtmK
— Neil Stevens (@presjpolk) April 9, 2019
When folks say you need to question the narrative, tweets like this are the reason why. https://t.co/5UkQfHNyTD
— Buck Stodgers (@BuckStodgers) April 9, 2019
It’s really simple: Democrats can’t run and win against tax cuts because they put more money into hard-working Americans’ pockets and help the economy (particularly small businesses) thrive.
They know that.
So they lie.
And then they admit that they lie.
‘Such a hack’! Shot: CNBC’s John Harwood cites low % of Americans who think they got a tax cut (cue the chaser) https://t.co/DazjqTYswa
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 8, 2019