Falling for it AGAIN
How many times must we fall for the media narrative (which is anti-GOP) before we learn?
Speaker of the House, John Boehner, gave a speech yesterday in which he offered the President a way to avoid the fiscal cliff we’re facing in January. Here’s his speech. Read it.
The media then started reporting that Boehner was “open to tax hikes” when, if you read the speech, it is clear he did not say he was open to tax hikes. He reiterated the exact position that Romney / Ryan ran on: Tax reform -> Economic growth -> Increased tax revenue.
That’s not “open to tax hikes” but because the media portrayed it as such, many many conservatives – who don’t like Boehner to begin with – went crazy saying Boehner caved. He did not. He literally restated the conservative position on the entire matter. Yet conservatives are acting like he didn’t.
So, let me explain, once again, how the media operates so we don’t keep falling for what they do:
1) Republican says something.
2) Media distorts it.
3) Republicans have to restate what they said.
4) Media says Republicans are backtracking.
Got it? Good.
Stop believing the media. It’s that simple. When they say a Republican said something, verify what the Republican said. Find the transcript. Watch the raw video. Do not, under any circumstances, take the media’s word for it. Ever.
Are we clear?
It’s amazing that we have to revisit this after what happened on Tuesday.