Good to see that CBS & ABC arent alone in putting up taxcut bashing Economists and then not pointing out there phony Economist is a Rat...No media bias there from the big three lefty slimeballs...Yeah Right...
From the article:
Can the networks find a supposedly independent expert to discredit the Bush tax cut plan who is not so partisan as to have donated at least $250 in one year to a Democrat and thus be listed on FEC records? Add NBC Nightly News to the list of shows which have used Democratic donors to assess the Bush plan.
As disclosed in the January 8 CyberAlert, a CBS Evening News story supported the liberal premise that Bush’s tax cut helps the rich while abandoning the poor by featuring expert comment from a CPA who declared that "when you go to the lower brackets, there is no savings," and: "If you went to summarize this tax proposal as we see it today, the winners are the wealthy." But that accountant, Avery Neumark, has a personal political agenda of his own which CBS failed to note. The MRC’s Rich Noyes went to OpenSecrets.org and discovered that Neumark has made large contributions to the Democratic National Committee and liberal Democratic Congressman Jerrold Nadler. For details: http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberal...20030108.asp#4
The January 10 CyberAlert revealed how Mellody Hobson, the personal finance expert for ABC's Good Morning America who offered a critical assessment of Bush's tax cut plan, including how “critics of the President's plan say it favors the rich” and how “even wealthy investors like Bill Bartholomay, Chairman of the Atlanta Braves, are uneasy," has contributed over $40,000 to Democrats in recent years, but a piddling $1,250 to Republicans. Amongst those she has supported: Ted Kennedy, Charles Schumer, Tom Harkin, Bill Bradley and the DNC. For details: http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberal...20030110.asp#3
Now to NBC's Democratic supporter. As recounted in the January 15 CyberAlert, in a January 13 NBC Nightly News piece Lisa Myers looked at on how Bush's claim, that “92 million Americans will keep an average of $1,083 more of their own money" under his plan, “is true, experts say, but misleading.”
Her story featured this soundbite from Brookings Institute economist Peter Orszag: "The reality is that 72 percent of income tax payers would get less than the tax cut the administration is touting. And most of those would get less than $500."
That sent the MRC's Rich Noyes to opensecrets.org, the Web site of the Center for Responsive Politics which organizes FEC data, and he discovered that one “Orszag, Peter” of Washington, DC, who listed his occupation as “Brookings Institute/economist,” donated $250 in September of 2002 to Dan Wofford, an unsuccessful Democratic congressional candidate for Pennsylvania's 6th district seat.
Don't network producers know any accountants or economists who are not active Democratic supporters?