Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch’s former chief speechwriter thinks the press is being way tougher on Elizabeth Warren than they are on the GOP

A handful — not a large handful, mind you, but a handful nonetheless — of journalists are starting to raise their eyebrows a little over Elizabeth Warren’s insane Medicare for All “plan.” And, well, that’s really rubbing Jake Maccoby, former chief speechwriter for Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, the wrong way. As he sees it, the press would never question a Republican politician’s policy proposals the way they’re questioning Warren’s:
PRESS: how will you pay for your plans?

TRUMP: mexico


GOP: economics

PRESS: sure

WARREN: a detailed set of reforms including a wealth tax and spending adjustments

PRESS: [lowers glasses] sounds a little uNrEaLiStIc

26K people are talking about this

It’s actually none of those things.
The disparity in standards and expectations that the two political parties/sides of the spectrum are held to is disturbing
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It certainly is disturbing, but Jake’s got his political parties mixed up.
Literally no one, including the press, gave Trump a pass on “Mexico will pay for the wall” plan.
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Well, to be fair, some people did give him a pass on that. But the press sure as hell didn’t.
It's laughable to suggest that the press's reaction to Trump's claim that Mexico would pay for the wall was "OK."
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Guessing it’s not in the visible spectrum.

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