According to Dom Calicchio and Brian Flood of Fox News, “Brian Williams, [and] NY Times editor ridiculed for getting Bloomberg math breakdown very, very wrong.”
“If someone had simply stopped and double-checked some math, they might have saved MSNBC’s Brian Williams and New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay some embarrassment and an apology Thursday night.”
“Instead, both Williams and Gay marveled on air in reaction to a Twitter user’s post about Mike Bloomberg’s campaign spending.”
“Trouble is, the post had gotten the math all wrong – yet neither Williams nor Gay seemed to notice.”
“The Super Tuesday evening post, now deleted, said: ‘Bloomberg spent $500 million on ads. The U.S. population is 327 million. He could have given each American $1 million and still have money left over, I feel like a $1 million check would be life-changing for people. Yet he wasted it all on ads and STILL LOST.’”
‘“It’s an incredible way of putting it,’ Williams gushed.”
‘“It’s an incredible way of putting it. It’s true,’ Gay agreed.”
It is an incredible way of putting it…, and an incredibly stupid way of putting it!
“In reality, however, had Bloomberg divvied his advertising dollars among all Americans, the per-capita cash-out would have been more like $1.53 per person – not even enough to take a ride on New York City’s subway.”
“MSNBC’s Brian Williams and New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay were roasted on social media for botching simple math.”
‘“Turns out Mara and I got the same grades at math. I’m speaking of the tweet we both misinterpreted. He could give each American $1. Again, I didn’t have it in high school. I don’t have it tonight. I stand corrected. Sorry about that. The tweet is wrong,’ Williams told viewers later in the show. ‘Garbage in, garbage out.’”
There you go, Brian!
That’s it EXACTLY!
That’s what I’ve been saying all along with regards to all of you liberal propaganda, fake newsers!
“GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT.”
And there’s been A LOT, A LOT, A LOT of “GARBAGE OUT.”
In fact there’s been primarily “garbage out.”
This actually has more to do with COMMON SENSE than it does with Math, Brian.
When you say, “I didn’t have IT in high school. I don’t have IT tonight…,” I believe you, and I believe the “it” refers to common sense as well as math.
It’s amazing how all of these elitist pundits and show hosts can sit there and belittle Trump supports as uneducated rubes, but then turn around and spew this kind of stupidness out of their mouths and then completely write it off.
“One Twitter user who took notice of the bad math was writer Michael Salfino of New Jersey.”
‘“What is wrong with these people?’ Salfino wrote. ‘This would be right if there were 327 people in the US. And this reflects horribly on the NY Times too. Can someone stop and think for two seconds?’”
They do stop and think, Mr. Salfino…, except they don’t think about accuracy or the truth. They spend a lot of time thinking about how they can promote the anti-Trump narrative, the establishment democrat narrative, or in this case, the divisive, “smarty pants” elitist narrative.
‘“The 11th Hour’ [William’s show on MSNBC] eventually pointed out the mistake on social media.”
Oh, how nice of them!
‘“Tonight on the air we quoted a tweet that relied on bad math. We corrected the error after the next commercial break and have removed it from later editions of tonight’s program. We apologize for the error,’ the verified Twittter account for Williams’ show wrote after the gaffe.”
No…, actually you [the show] swallowed the tweet with the bogus math hook, line and sinker, and then ran with it without a second thought!
“National Review editor Charles C. W. Cooke wrote that the math is obviously ‘spectacularly off’ but so it’s also very telling.”
‘“This, right here, is why so many left-leaning Americans think that “the billionaires” can pay for everything. It’s why Elizabeth Warren was enthusiastically boosted by the media despite her ridiculous pretense that she could pay for a series of gargantuan initiatives without raising taxes on anyone but the extremely rich,’ Cooke wrote. ‘It’s why Democrat after Democrat promises not to raise “middle class taxes” while promising programs that require the raising of middle class taxes. How did this bad tweet make it onto TV to be endorsed? Why did Mara Gay agree with it? Why didn’t Brian Williams notice? Because the people involved in this clip thought it was true. This is how they see the world.”
Yes…, like I said, they [the fake news media] do stop and think…, except they don’t think about accuracy or the truth. They spend a lot of time thinking about how they can promote the anti-Trump narrative, the establishment democrat narrative, or in this case, the divisive, “smarty pants” elitist narrative.
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