Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tony Messenger, Journalist Malpractice, Whitewashing the Crazy No. 000087

Paul Krugman asks:

How does one report on politics when a significant wing of the political spectrum is, not to put too fine a point on it, stark raving mad? I appreciate that it’s hard to do without attracting accusations of bias; on the other hand, there’s a temptation to soft-pedal the crazy, to make it seem as if politicians were less out there than they really are.

But here is Tony Messenger whitewashing two Missouri crazies who are stark raving advocates of massive tax cuts and an end to state income taxes, one financed by Sam Brownback's principal backer



How often is this stupidity---"smart and thoughtful" going to be repeated in the next election cycle?

Do smart thoughtful people lead the charge in the race to the bottom?