Oftentimes, it feels like liberals are just parroting the talking points shelled out by the media. Well, this video basically all but confirms that.
Recently, conservative filmmaker Ami Horowitz took to the streets of New York. In his interviews, he asked about their feelings on the GOP’s tax bill. The same tax bill President Trump signed on Friday much to Rosie O’Donnell’s chagrin.
Obviously, everyone was livid when discussing the new tax bill. One liberal New Yorker said:
I’m going to be honest with you — I feel like this is just another excuse for rich people to get a break on having to pay taxes like the rest of us hardworking people have to pay.
Another interviewee was a little more honest:
It doesn’t have much stuff in it for the middle class working Americans, I think, but that’s just what I’ve heard.
All in all, it’s safe to say everyone was getting their news from CNN and other fake news outlets.
That’s when Horowitz threw in quite the twist. He presented the new tax plan as Senator Bernie Sanders’s “counter plan”. Needless to say, the liberals were beside themselves with praise for the alternative.
As one said:
I think that’s a step in the right direction — it’s all just rational with Bernie, and with Trump it’s not.
Imagine their surprise when they heard what they were actually supporting. After hearing the strengths of the plan, one local asked, “Why aren’t [Republicans] showcasing those aspects of it?”
It isn’t that they aren’t showcasing it. It’s that the news refuses to cover the benefits because of their outrageous bias.
As Alexandra Desanctis of The National Review said:
Just this morning, for example, the New York Times opinion newsletter called the bill ‘a huge handout to corporate America,’ completely ignoring the fact that the bill will lower taxes for a shocking 80.4 percent of Americans…
Do I blame these New York liberals for not sitting down and reading the tax plan word for word? No. I blame the media for realizing they are a source of information for most people and in turn taking advantage of that fact.