Thursday, April 17, 2008

What he said...

More on that ABC debate/debacle:

Matt Yglesias writes:
I'd forgotten that for months now Charlie Gibson has been asserting that $200,000 is a solid middle-class income, blissfully unaware that just 3.4 percent of U.S. households have an income of $200,000 or more. You could be richer than 96 percent of your fellow citizens, but still just folks to Gibson. Obviously that's not on a par with being bad at bowling or anything on the "out of touch" scale, but it's still disappointing to learn that even our salt of the earth working class multimillionaire television news personalities aren't utterly infallible.
[emphasis was mine]

Gibson made that same kind of editorial remark while asking a similar question during the New Hampshire Democratic debate back in January. He drew laughter (astonishment) from the audience during that earlier debate when he made a remark about teachers/professors making $150,000-$200,000 a year. HA!!! If only that were the case, but sadly it's not.

He also erroneously stated that the govt. lowering the cap gains tax in the late 90s and again in 2003 actually raised revenue. Hey, yourself some embarrassment and stick to substantive questions. Less of that editorial crap.

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