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  •  Outrageous, wasn't it? (0+ / 0-)

    But, an example even more outrageous occurred earlier this year on CSPAN's Washington Journal. Peter Coy, who writes on economics for Bloomberg, said major cuts in benefits were needed to address a massive Social Security deficit. The Journal's Susan Swain pointed out that the chart Coy brought with him, in fact, projected a 22 trillion dollar surplus!  The best smack-down ever of a Social Security fraudster.

    After sputtering a few minutes for an explanation, Coy simply re-launched his original spiel about how America's seniors allegedly are stealing from their grandchildren, further demonstrating that facts are totally irrelevant to mass media's reporting on Social Security.  They have been given a message to promote and nothing...not even their own math...is going to derail them.

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