Spin cycle

Today during a campaign speech, Romney said that Obama didn’t raise taxes during his presidency. I can think of one tax, namely the big behemoth that none of us wanted, which will effect each and every tax paying American.

Several pundits on the right are wondering why the hell he’d say such a thing. I’m sure we can say it was a gaffe, but then again according to the mainstream media, every word that drops out of Gov Romney’s mouth is a gaffe.

But what I look forward to most is how the MSM will cover this. The statement is untrue, it is a fact that Obama did raise our taxes.. but they don’t like pointing out anything that makes Obama look bad. So I don’t expect them to point their finger, shout “A-HA, Romney lies again! Obama DID raise taxes and whole shitload!”

We have a sneak peak already. Here’s ABC news’ spin on it:

Indeed, Republicans have spent much of the election season criticizing Obama for adding to the middle class tax burden, most recently citing in a campaign email blast the 6 million Americans expected to face a tax penalty for violating the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandate.

And there you have it. They won’t claim it to be true, they’ll couch it as a “Republican claim.”

At some point I hope they realize that we see their thinly veiled attempt at a wording sleight-of-hand, but what they’re doing is deplorable and what they print is filth. Long live the new media.

 

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