News Anchorpeople: Real Life Ron Burgundys?
Posted by politicalpartypooper on February 15, 2010
On Fox’s Redeye, Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told Sean Hannity that the majority of small business owners in America earn more than $250,000, and are affected by President Obama’s tax hike on the top two tax tiers in the nation. But a quick check on the facts of who earns what in the Small Business sector turned up this little tidbit of information:
That’s because the lion’s share of taxable income comes from a small number of wealthy businesses. Out of 34.7 million filers with business income on Schedules C, E or F, 479,000 filers fall into the top two brackets, according to an analysis of projected 2009 filings by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.
The other 34.3 million – or 98.6% – would be unaffected by Obama’s proposed rate hike. CNNMoney
Oh, Mikey, Mikey, Mikey. Why are you such a liar? And Mr. Hannity, why are you not calling him out on his lie? One-point-four-percent of Small Businesses can hardly be called a majority. Yet Hannity let the Republican with the cute, , teddy-bear name get away with a whopper. Was this by design, or is Sean Hannity really that uneducated on the topics he interviews about? Which leads me to another question.
Is it just me, or do our mainstream media talking heads seem unable to tell the truth from a blatant lie? I have watched too many news programs over the years, and it seems to me that people like Anderson Cooper, Candy Crowley, Campbell Brown, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Keith Olbermann, Chris Mathews, and many, many others rarely go after their guests in the face of a lie, unless that guest just happens to be an opponent to their worldview. So, what are we to believe? Do they allow the lie in the interest of fairness? Do they even realize they are witnessing a fib?
There are so many reasons to believe the mainstream media is allowing these whoppers to be told rather than call them out; not the least of which is that lies help ratings. Especially the blatant, crazy ones…like “Most small business owners earn more than $250k., or…”Democrats want to kill Grandma with Death Panels.” The second reason might be that the interviewer is merely allowing the lie to pass because it agrees with their agenda.
But there is a third reason that the lies might be allowed to fly. It might be that all of these so-called “anchors”, and “journalists” are nothing more than personalities with IQ’s as empty as their suits. Could it really be that our anchorpeople are real-life Ron Burgundy’s? I’ve often suspected it, and at the rate that lies are allowed to go unchallenged in the media, the evidence is mounting rapidly.