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Monday, February 27, 2017

It's Not That Hard

I don't know why everyone's making such a big deal about the NY Times ad during the Oscars.

Much of the press, including the Times, makes finding the truth a lot harder than it should be. What's difficult is constantly finding ways to provide more than one truth, or "Both siderism." One side lies a lot, and the other is right more often than it can be credited for. Through that lens' it's so much simpler.

John Oliver brought up the Republicans lack of a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act tonight.  From decades of experience, we know that the Republicans' inability to come up with a replacement plan is not a bug, but a feature. Yes, the are incompetent. But not only couldn't they write that plan, they have no real interest in doing so.

Does the press actually know that? It's unclear. However, even if it does, it pretends it's not the case so they can make both sides roughly equivalent... both parties are doing their best to help the American people but just have different ways of doing it. It's not true, but the Times simply won't say, "The Republicans are trying to take healthcare away from 30 million Americans and cut taxes considerably for the wealthy, while the Democrats would very much like to fill in the gaps in the existing program."

How much work would that take?

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