Brit Hume smacks WaPo in the chops over ridiculous tax story spin

Brit Hume called out the Washington Post on its reporting of the data surrounding the Republicans Tax Reform Bill. It seems that their use of statistics was a little bit free and loose of the truth. President Trump would call them out on their spin as Fake News, and it does pretty much qualify. It is what they fail to tell you about their use of the numbers that are so misleading. Mr. Hume saw it for you and is very happy to point out the error of their ways. Here is what he had to say about that.

As Written By Chris Enloe for The Blaze:

Brit Hume smacked the Washington Post with facts after the publication seemingly misled its readers on the Senate’s tax reform bill.

What happened?

In a story published on Wednesday, the Post minimized who would receive tax cuts in the reform bill and how much taxes would go down. What’s more, the story said a significant chunk of Americans — 38 percent — would pay the same taxes as they do now or receive a tax hike because of the bill.

“Trump has promised Americans ‘huge’ tax cuts, but only 44 percent of taxpayers would see their tax bills reduced by more than $500 in 2019, according to JCT’s analysis of the winners and losers in the plan. The chart below was first reported by The Washington Post after a GOP senator’s office shared it,” the story said.

The story was obviously framed to undermine the reform. It was even titled, “38 percent of Americans won’t get a sizable tax cut under the Senate GOP plan.”

However, that wasn’t the complete truth — and the story even admitted as such later. It said……..


Washington Post misleads readers on GOP tax reform bill — then Brit Hume smacks them with facts – TheBlaze




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