The New York Times: A Study In Cognitive Dissonance
The Obama water carriers over at The New York Times have really outdone themselves this time. They made a ridiculous attempt to characterize President Obama’s ridiculous proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff he signed into law as some serious effort to get something done:
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner presented the House speaker, John A. Boehner, a detailed proposal on Thursday to avert the year-end fiscal crisis with $1.6 trillion in tax increases over 10 years, $50 billion in immediate stimulus spending, home mortgage refinancing and a permanent end to Congressional control over statutory borrowing limits.
Of course these White House Palace Guards then beclown themselves in the very next paragraph:
The proposal, loaded with Democratic priorities and short on detailed spending cuts, met strong Republican resistance.
And then again in the next paragraph:
He did propose some upfront cuts in programs like farm price supports, but did not specify an amount or any details.
Wait. What happened to this ‘detailed proposal’ that was presented? Yeah, that’s right. It wasn’t a ‘detailed proposal’ to avert anything. It was a list of spending increases President Obama wants. Nothing else.
Oh well, I guess when you have the journalistic integrity of The New York Times you can call something detailed and then admit in consecutive paragraphs that it’s, ya know, short on details and specifics.