You know, when I get depressed at the state of politics in this country, all it takes is a good wacky liberal meltdown to cheer me up! Here’s a really good one.
Yesterday when the Democrats had their response to Trump’s speech, the New York Times hit Chuck with a fact-check.
OK. That makes sense. It’s not even that much of a fact-check – it adds context to the claim. It doesn’t even say it’s false!!
But that doesn’t matter to the batcrap liberals who went into full meltdown mode over this audacious atrocity!!
The media is broken. We will only save ourselves. https://t.co/U6gH6o11za— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) January 9, 2019
LOL! BROKEN! Because of one fact-check on their leaders! Now that is some fancy snowflakin’ right there.
This is a normative claim! It can’t be fact-checked! https://t.co/GbZTFAp1Rw— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 9, 2019
It cannot be fact-checked!!!
This is so irresponsible @nytimes Just today, due to the shutdown, the FDA announced it can no longer ensure our food is safe. That literally affects all 330 million Americans, some of whom will die from food borne illness. Why do you use so much ink providing cover for the admin https://t.co/L1KwoDijjz— wendy (@nephalia) January 9, 2019
So people not being able to buy food because their SNAP & WIC cards are empty aren't being directly harmed? How about people being evicted from their homes because HUD didn't pay their landlords? Are they directly harmed? People losing homes because FHA loans didn't come through?— Liddle Lamzy Dive (@saucissonsec) January 9, 2019
guys.— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) January 9, 2019
Are they...serious with this...— Becca Morgan (@itsmebeccam) January 9, 2019
i can’t even tell anymore??— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) January 9, 2019
After 2016 I don’t even know why I’m surprised by any of this anymore.— Becca Morgan (@itsmebeccam) January 9, 2019
oh my god how are you so bad at this— Calvin (@calvinstowell) January 9, 2019
CANNOT believe that the first fact check I saw tonight was on SHUMER! And on a fact he genuinely got right! Food stamps, national parks, native Americans- easily millions, beyond the federal employees.— Briefly Befuddled (@ginandtonic95) January 9, 2019
I think the gave false context. He didn’t say millions weren’t being paid. He said millions were being hurt. They go on to say “while millions are not being directly harmed.” Which is FALSE! They only accounted for those federal workers. Not everyone else.— Briefly Befuddled (@ginandtonic95) January 9, 2019
This needs context.— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) January 9, 2019
The New York Times does not understand that the federal government serves a number of functions other than paying federal workers. When millions of Americans read the Times, there is a multiplier effect of ignorance.
Ah, so good. Love it when they freak out over the smallest more ridiculous thing. Glad we don’t do that. Ahem. *cough cough*