Holy crap, you guys! Can you believe what Paul Ryan said today about Puerto Rico?
He’s a real coldhearted bastard, isn’t he? Typical Republican monster, right?
Remember when Romney lost the election and the GOP said they had to do better to win over Latino voters?
They've given up on that. https://t.co/aT6L8CE8EX
— Nicolas Falacci (@NickFalacci) October 12, 2017
And The Hill has evidently given up on honest reporting.
— Munr Kazmir (@MunrKazmir) October 12, 2017
Headline vs actual quote. (h/t @mk1157 pic.twitter.com/qminuyeEUv
— NeoN: Automataster (@neontaster) October 12, 2017
The first three paragraphs of the article:
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that Puerto Rico is facing a “humanitarian crisis” and argued that the federal government has a responsibility to provide personnel and aid to the hurricane-ravaged island territory.
But Ryan also appeared to defend controversial remarks by President Trump that federal resources cannot remain in Puerto Rico “forever,” saying the territory needs to get back “on its own two feet.” The president did not make similar comments about two other regions that have been slammed by hurricanes, Houston and south Florida.
“Yes, we need to make sure that Puerto Rico can begin to stand on its own two feet,” Ryan told reporters at his weekly news conference. “They’ve already had tough fiscal problems to begin with. … We’ve got to do more to help Puerto Rico rebuild its own economy so that it can be self-sufficient.”
But The Hill couldn’t’ve given Ryan some context in their tweet or anything like that. No, that would’ve been too honest.
What a pathetic excuse for journalism.
Some might say that what he said was the exact opposite of what the headline was trying to extrapolate.
— Benjamin Sano (@Lcoyote93) October 12, 2017
Holy shit, now that's just plain irresponsible
— D.C (@MHILATomb) October 12, 2017
Oh for fuck sake……..
— . (@BeepsMclaggings) October 12, 2017
@thehill I expect better of you than this.
It is massively irresponsible to mislead like this.
— Burning Beard (@BardicHarp) October 12, 2017
See, there’s your problem: If you expect better of The Hill, then you should also expect to be disappointed.