Mitt Romney’s latest tax plan doesn’t add up. None of Romney’s tax plans adds up. The issue is not “a lack of specifics”: it’s that his claims for the plans he refuses to specify are mathematically impossible. That’s not a matter of opinion; it’s a matter of addition.
And yet the press insists on enabling the bamboozlement by refusing to do its job and report that 2 + 2 does not equal 22, no matter how bipartisan the calculation is.
Yes, this is the product of decades of right-wing ref-working; when every act of objective reporting is treated as “liberal media bias,” there’s going to be less objective reporting. But is there really no reporter or editor who dares do the job he or she gets paid to do?