The entrenchment of advocacy in “mainstream” news continues, with a supposedly objective Washington Post characterizing the stimulus package as a wonder to behold.
According to Fox News:
The Washington Post fawned over President Biden’s stimulus package with a glowing headline that read to critics like a partisan press release more than a serious news story.
The Post story, “Biden stimulus showers money on Americans, sharply cutting poverty in defining move of presidency,” celebrated the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill that passed on party lines Saturday in the Democratic-controlled Senate. When billionaire Jeff Bezos’ newspaper tweeted the headline from its verified account, it was immediately met with criticism.
“North Korea is asking you to tone it down a bit,” political pundit Stephen L. Miller joked.
“Hey, check it out. Joe Biden ended poverty,” podcaster Gerry Callahan joked. “The guy is amazing!”
The Post eventually altered the headline to, “Biden stimulus showers money on Americans, sharply cutting poverty and favoring individuals over businesses.”
The new one doesn’t seem to be any better. How does the Washington Post know this will cut poverty? We will eventually have to raise taxes to pay for all this. That will make poverty worse.