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Mon May 18, 2015, 01:01 PM

6. Thanks for the link. "Media Forget Context In Effort To Scandalize Hillary Clinton's Assessment..."

"Media Forget Context In Effort To Scandalize Hillary Clinton's Assessment Of Trickle-Down Economics"

There are some good links at that wiki.

Here's one in which Media Matters addresses the "mainstream media's" attempts to twist the argument and scandalize what isn't a scandal.

Media Forget Context In Effort To Scandalize Hillary Clinton's Assessment Of Trickle-Down Economics

Mainstream media figures, following in the footsteps of conservative media, are trying to manufacture a scandal out of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent argument against trickle-down economics by stripping her comments of context to falsely cast them as a controversial gaffe or a flip-flop on previous statements about trade.

Conservative media outlets rushed to vilify Clinton's stance after she pushed for a minimum wage increase and warned against the myth that businesses create jobs through trickle-down economics at an October 24 campaign event for Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley (D). Breitbart.com complained, "Clinton told the crowd ... not to listen to anybody who says that 'businesses create jobs,'" conservative radio host Howie Carr said the comments showed Clinton's "true moonbat colors," while FoxNews.com promoted the Washington Free Beacon's accusation that she said "businesses and corporations are not the job creators of America."

Mainstream media soon jumped on the bandwagon.

CNN host John King presented Clinton's comments as a fumble "a little reminiscent there of Mitt Romney saying corporations are people, too," and USA Today called the comments "An odd moment from Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail Friday - and one she may regret." In an article egregiously headlined, "Hillary Clinton No Longer Believes That Companies Create Jobs," Bloomberg's Jonathan Allen stripped away any context from Clinton's words in order to accuse her of having "flip-flopped on whether companies create jobs," because she has previously discussed the need to keep American companies competitive abroad.

<snip to much more at link>


It's a good reminder to be careful of sources, how information is presented, how quotes can be mined to create a completely different and/or opposite representation, and so on.

P.S. FYI, about your sig-line, zulchzulu was TSd back on DU2. I thought you might like to know. I'm not sure if zulch is back on under that or another name.

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