Friday, August 08, 2008

McCain's big lie of the day

By Libby

McCain's Big Lie Express is going forward full steam with another 'celeb' ad that lies about Obama's tax plan. MSNBC manages to note the lie, and The Caucus doesn't come right out and call it a lie, but at least manages to mention that the fraudlent claims have been debunked by The rest of the elite media mostly just posted McCain's latest smear without comment.

The usual bloggers offer the real substantive commentary. TP's Wonkroom relays the Brookings report that "Senator McCain’s tax cuts would primarily benefit those with very high incomes, almost all of whom would receive large tax cuts that would, on average, raise their after-tax incomes by more than twice the average for all households." And Hilzoy posts a handy chart to illustrate the point.

Unfortunately, more people will see the lie than the debunk and the myth that the media is going easy on Obama will continue to thrive. I don't know how we're going to counter that dynamic unless we break up the media conglomerates.

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